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The Southern Cross

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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
Travel style
Overland truck

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Days 1 - 5: KENYA - TANZANIA
  2. Days 5 - 6: TANZANIA
  3. Days 7- 11: TANZANIA
  4. Days 12: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  5. Days 14 - 16: MALAWI
  6. Days 17 - 18: ZAMBIA
  7. Days 19- 21: ZIMBABWE
  8. Days 22 - 24: ZIMBABWE
  9. Days 25 - 26: ZIMBABWE
  10. Days 27 - 30: ZIMBABWE
  11. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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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    • Victoria8th April 2018
      Website was very straight forward and easy to use, I was able to tick exactly where I wanted to go which I was unable to do with other websites. very reasonably priced trips.

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    The Southern Cross

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    • Thursday
      Sep 6, 2018
      from Nairobi
      33 Days
      Monday
      Oct 8, 2018
      to Johannesburg
      4 seats left
      $69
      USD $1,652
      + $275 Local Payment
    • Monday
      Oct 8, 2018
      from Nairobi
      33 Days
      Friday
      Nov 9, 2018
      to Johannesburg
      Only 1 seat left
      $69
      USD $1,652
      + $275 Local Payment
    • Saturday
      Nov 10, 2018
      from Nairobi
      33 Days
      Wednesday
      Dec 12, 2018
      to Johannesburg
      0 seats left
      $69
      USD $1,652
      + $275 Local Payment
    • Friday
      Dec 28, 2018
      from Nairobi
      33 Days
      Tuesday
      Jan 29, 2019
      to Johannesburg
      8 seats left
      $69
      USD $1,652
      + $275 Local Payment
    • Thursday
      Feb 7, 2019
      from Nairobi
      33 Days
      Monday
      Mar 11, 2019
      to Johannesburg
      Only 1 seat left
      $69
      USD $1,652
      + $275 Local Payment
    • Wednesday
      Mar 13, 2019
      from Nairobi
      33 Days
      Sunday
      Apr 14, 2019
      to Johannesburg
      8 seats left
      $69
      USD $1,652
      + $275 Local Payment
    • Friday
      May 3, 2019
      from Nairobi
      33 Days
      Tuesday
      Jun 4, 2019
      to Johannesburg
      8 seats left
      $69
      USD $1,652
      + $275 Local Payment
    • Monday
      Jun 10, 2019
      from Nairobi
      33 Days
      Friday
      Jul 12, 2019
      to Johannesburg
      8 seats left
      $69
      USD $1,652
      + $275 Local Payment
    • Thursday
      Jul 11, 2019
      from Nairobi
      33 Days
      Monday
      Aug 12, 2019
      to Johannesburg
      8 seats left
      $69
      USD $1,652
      + $275 Local Payment
    • Tuesday
      Aug 6, 2019
      from Nairobi
      33 Days
      Saturday
      Sep 7, 2019
      to Johannesburg
      8 seats left
      $69
      USD $1,652
      + $275 Local Payment
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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    S
    Shilling
    Kenya and Tanzania
    ZK
    Kwacha
    Malawi and Zambia
    $
    Dollar
    Zimbabwe
    P
    Pula
    Botswana
    R
    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 19 October 2018 the full payment of $1,652 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 $1652 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 5,219 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)
    • 471 km
    • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    • 71 km
    • Zanzibar (Tanzania)
    • 71 km
    • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    • 403 km
    • Iringa (Tanzania)
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