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The Big Six - Absolute Africa
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54 days

The Big Six

From Nairobi to Victoria Falls
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
266
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Itinerary

Start in Nairobi and end in Victoria Falls! With the overland truck tour The Big Six, you have a 54 day tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 28 other destinations in Africa. The Big Six includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 9: KENYA
  2. Days 10 - 17: UGANDA
  3. Days 18 - 22: UGANDA - RWANDA
  4. Days 23 - 28: TANZANIA
  5. Days 29 - 35: TANZANIA
  6. Days 36 - 41: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  7. Days 42 - 47: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  8. Days 48 - 51: ZIMBABWE
  9. Day 52 - 54: ZIMBABWE
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance

Where You'll Stay

Lodge
2 nights

Customer Reviews

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  • Guide
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  • Transport
    Excellent
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  • Accommodation
    Excellent
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  • Food
    Excellent
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  • 4.5
  • The Big Six reviewer 1
    · December 15, 2014
    One of the best trips of my life. Absolute Africa have been doing overland trips for over 30 years so they know their stuff. Couldn't fault the itinerary, the amazing food we cooked, guides, equipment. Met really great people too who I still keep in... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: February 2014

Dates & Availability

54 days
The Big Six
From Nairobi to Victoria Falls
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FAQs

    • On average how many additional activities do most people go on?

      The additional activities are based really on peoples interests and budgets. The big ones most people do are the gorillas, Zanzibar and the houseboats. The other ones you can decide as you are on the tour and see how the money is looking and what may interest you. The most popular ones are, chimp trekking, diving or snorkelling on Zanzibar, horse riding in Malawi, the morning activity at Matopos in Zim, Lion walk and Victoria Falls activities.

    • When is the best time to view the migration?

      The prime time to visit the Serengeti in Tanzania is usually regarded as being from late November through to March when the big herds of wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle and zebra head on to the southern plains of the Serengeti.

      To get the best viewing on the other hand in Kenya's Masai Mara July through to September are usually regarded as the best months.

    • How much will this trip really cost me?

      The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

      Safari price & Local payment,
      Optional excursions,
      Personal spending money,
      Visas.

      We are always very transparent about what a tour will cost and are happy to go through personal, tailored budgets to give you a very realistic idea of what you will spend on your tour - whether you are an adrenaline junkie, souvenir-shopaholic or travelling on a shoestring…

    • What is the local payment?

      The local payment is a separate payment from the initial price you pay before you leave. If a local payment is required it will be shown with the trip price. This second payment is made in Africa at the start of your trip. It is payable in USD. The local payment provides us with the means for expenses that need to be paid in cash to local businesses en route to be arranged in the most cost effective manner possible, a saving we can then pass on to you. It also means we can operate in a way that directly supports local businesses and wildlife authorities as we travel. Local Payment will not be changed once you have booked your travel arrangements.

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    Good to Know

    • About the countries

      Currencies

      S
      Shilling
      Kenya , Uganda and Tanzania
      CHF
      Franc
      Rwanda
      ZK
      Kwacha
      Malawi and Zambia
      $
      Dollar
      Zimbabwe

      Plugs & Adapters

      Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and ZimbabweRwanda and ZambiaRwandaTanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

      Visa

      Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

      Vaccines

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Recommended for Kenya. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 9 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 9 June 2020, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Absolute Africa. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Absolute Africa will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for Absolute Africa tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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