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The Southern Cross

Days
33
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Cost/day $53
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The Southern Cross - Absolute Africa
The Southern Cross - Absolute Africa
Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
+19
Ends
Johannesburg
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Highlights

Start in Nairobi and end in Johannesburg! With the overland truck tour The Southern Cross, you have a 33 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Johannesburg and through Nairobi, Kenya and 18 other destinations in Africa. The Southern Cross includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
28
Transportation
Overland Truck

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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Days 1 - 5: KENYA - TANZANIA
  • Days 5 - 6: TANZANIA
  • Days 7- 11: TANZANIA
  • Days 12: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  • Days 14 - 16: MALAWI
  • Days 17 - 18: ZAMBIA
  • Days 19- 21: ZIMBABWE
  • Days 22 - 24: ZIMBABWE
  • Days 25 - 26: ZIMBABWE
  • Days 27 - 30: ZIMBABWE
  • Days 31 - 33: ZAMBIA - BOTSWANA - SOUTH AFRICA

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Questions & Answers

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

    • April 1, 2017

      Is it possible to book/deposit for a specific date now, and change to another date if required?

      You can transfer to another date if necessary once you book a specific date. Please note this incurs a transfer fee to do so.

    • February 19, 2016

      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.

    • February 15, 2016

      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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      The Southern Cross

      • Upcoming departures
      • November 2017
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      • Friday
        Nov 10, 2017
        from Nairobi
        Tuesday
        Dec 12, 2017
        in Johannesburg
        Our saving
        $45
        Price
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      • Thursday
        Dec 28, 2017
        from Nairobi
        Monday
        Jan 29, 2018
        in Johannesburg
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        $45
        Price
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      • Sunday
        Feb 4, 2018
        from Nairobi
        Thursday
        Mar 8, 2018
        in Johannesburg
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      • Tuesday
        Feb 27, 2018
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        Saturday
        Mar 31, 2018
        in Johannesburg
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        $45
        Price
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      • Wednesday
        May 2, 2018
        from Nairobi
        Sunday
        Jun 3, 2018
        in Johannesburg
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      • Tuesday
        Jun 12, 2018
        from Nairobi
        Saturday
        Jul 14, 2018
        in Johannesburg
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        Price
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      • Thursday
        Jun 21, 2018
        from Nairobi
        Monday
        Jul 23, 2018
        in Johannesburg
        Our saving
        $45
        Price
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      • Wednesday
        Jul 11, 2018
        from Nairobi
        Sunday
        Aug 12, 2018
        in Johannesburg
        Our saving
        $45
        Price
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      • Friday
        Aug 3, 2018
        from Nairobi
        Tuesday
        Sep 4, 2018
        in Johannesburg
        Our saving
        $45
        Price
        USD $1,736
        + $275 Local Payment
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      • Saturday
        Aug 18, 2018
        from Nairobi
        Wednesday
        Sep 19, 2018
        in Johannesburg
        Our saving
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      About the countries

      Useful things to know before you go

      Currencies

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      Shilling
      Kenya and Tanzania
      ZK
      Kwacha
      Malawi and Zambia
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      Dollar
      Zimbabwe
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      Pula
      Botswana
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      Rand
      South Africa

      Plugs & Adapters

      Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and ZimbabweTanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South AfricaZambia

      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, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Hepatitis A
      Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Cholera
      Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Tuberculosis
      Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      Hepatitis B
      Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      Rabies
      Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      Meningococcal meningitis
      Recommended for Kenya, 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 Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Ideally 10 days before travel.

      Policies

      Location
      Nairobi is the starting point and Johannesburg 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 20 December 2017 the full payment of $1,736 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 $1736 for The Southern Cross, 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 5,240 km.
      • Nairobi (Kenya)
      • 235 km
      • Arusha (Tanzania)
      • 153 km
      • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
      • 55 km
      • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
      • 130 km
      • Mto Wa Mbu (Tanzania)
      • 88 km
      • Arusha (Tanzania)
      • 478 km
      • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
      • 75 km
      • Zanzibar (Tanzania)
      • 75 km
      • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
      • 409 km
      • Iringa (Tanzania)
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