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The Big Six

Days
51
Our saving
$53
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Cost/day $34
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The Big Six - Absolute Africa
The Big Six - Absolute Africa
Excellent
1 review
Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
+27
Ends
Victoria Falls
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Highlights

Start in Nairobi and end in Victoria Falls! With the overland truck tour The Big Six, you have a 51 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Victoria Falls and through Nairobi, Kenya and 28 other destinations in Africa. The Big Six includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
28
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland truck, Adventure, Safari, Wildlife

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  • The Big Six reviewer 1
    Written on December 15, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 touch... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 3: KENYA
  2. Days 3 - 7: KENYA
  3. Days 8 - 13: UGANDA
  4. Days 14 - 15: UGANDA
  5. Days 16: UGANDA - RWANDA
  6. Days 20 - 25: TANZANIA
  7. Days 26 - 27: TANZANIA
  8. Days 28 - 32: TANZANIA -
  9. Days 33: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  10. Days 35 - 37: MALAWI
  11. Days 38 - 39: ZAMBIA
  12. Days 40- 42: ZIMBABWE
  13. Days 43 - 45: ZIMBABWE
  14. Day 46-47: ZIMBABWE
  15. Days 48 - 51: ZIMBABWE

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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…

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      Was very clear website to navigate, any questions were handled straight away by the chat line and of course the prices and discounts were great

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    The Big Six

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    • Thursday
      Jan 17, 2019
      from Nairobi
      51 Days
      Friday
      Mar 8, 2019
      to Victoria Falls
      0 seats left
      $53
      USD $1,728
      + $1,000 Local Payment
    • Wednesday
      Feb 20, 2019
      from Nairobi
      51 Days
      Thursday
      Apr 11, 2019
      to Victoria Falls
      Only 1 seat left
      $53
      USD $1,728
      + $1,000 Local Payment
    • Friday
      Apr 12, 2019
      from Nairobi
      51 Days
      Saturday
      Jun 1, 2019
      to Victoria Falls
      8 seats left
      $53
      USD $1,728
      + $1,000 Local Payment
    • Monday
      May 20, 2019
      from Nairobi
      51 Days
      Tuesday
      Jul 9, 2019
      to Victoria Falls
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      $53
      USD $1,728
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    • Thursday
      Jun 20, 2019
      from Nairobi
      51 Days
      Friday
      Aug 9, 2019
      to Victoria Falls
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      $53
      USD $1,728
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    • Sunday
      Jul 28, 2019
      from Nairobi
      51 Days
      Monday
      Sep 16, 2019
      to Victoria Falls
      8 seats left
      $53
      USD $1,728
      + $1,000 Local Payment
    • Friday
      Aug 30, 2019
      from Nairobi
      51 Days
      Saturday
      Oct 19, 2019
      to Victoria Falls
      8 seats left
      $53
      USD $1,728
      + $1,000 Local Payment
    • Friday
      Sep 20, 2019
      from Nairobi
      51 Days
      Saturday
      Nov 9, 2019
      to Victoria Falls
      8 seats left
      $53
      USD $1,728
      + $1,000 Local Payment
    • Wednesday
      Oct 16, 2019
      from Nairobi
      51 Days
      Thursday
      Dec 5, 2019
      to Victoria Falls
      8 seats left
      $53
      USD $1,728
      + $1,000 Local Payment
    • Wednesday
      Dec 4, 2019
      from Nairobi
      51 Days
      Thursday
      Jan 23, 2020
      to Victoria Falls
      8 seats left
      $53
      USD $1,728
      + $1,000 Local Payment

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    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.

    Vaccinations

    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.

    Policies

    Location
    Nairobi is the starting point and Victoria Falls is the endpoint.
    Trusted
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Absolute Africa booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 13 February 2019 the full payment of $1,728 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1728 for The Big Six, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Absolute Africa will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Absolute Africa tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 5,430 km.
    • Nairobi (Kenya)
    • 98 km
    • Masai Mara (Kenya)
    • 106 km
    • Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
    • 56 km
    • Lake Nakuru (Kenya)
    • 336 km
    • Jinja (Uganda)
    • 8 km
    • Bujagali Falls (Uganda)
    • 67 km
    • Kampala (Uganda)
    • 31 km
    • Entebbe (Uganda)
    • 273 km
    • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
    • 130 km
    • Kisoro (Uganda)
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