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The Southern Cross - Absolute Africa
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37 days

The Southern Cross

From Nairobi to Johannesburg
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
267
Private available:
From
US $1,963
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Itinerary

Start in Nairobi and end in Johannesburg! With the Overland Truck tour The Southern Cross, you have a 37 days tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 19 other destinations in Africa. The Southern Cross includes accommodation, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - 4: TANZANIA
  2. Days 5 - 11: TANZANIA
  3. Days 12 - 17: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  4. Days 18 - 23: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  5. Days 24 - 27: ZIMBABWE
  6. Days 28 - 30: ZIMBABWE
  7. Days 31 - 37: BOTSWANA - SOUTH AFRICA
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What's Included

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

Reviews About This Operator

  • RobertRussell
    · March 6th, 2020
    We are three seniors from Canada. One of the reasons we chose Absolute Africa is that many of the competing safaris... Show more
  • Ian
    · February 19th, 2020
    The Kikimanjaro climb was great the dream team from Kili Bound were fantastic and the food was out standing and the... Show more
  • Michael
    · February 3rd, 2020
    Our trip was fantastic - was all that we expected plus more. Highlight was Joseph (our cook) & Joe (our tour leader)... Show more

Dates & Availability

37 days
The Southern Cross
From Nairobi to Johannesburg
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  • Upcoming departures
  • December 2020
  • February 2021
  • March 2021
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Upcoming departures
  • Monday
    28 Dec, 2020
    Tuesday
    2 Feb, 2021
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    17 Feb, 2021
    Thursday
    25 Mar, 2021
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    21 Mar, 2021
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    26 Apr, 2021
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    24 May, 2021
    Tuesday
    29 Jun, 2021
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    23 Jun, 2021
    Thursday
    29 Jul, 2021
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  • Sunday
    18 Jul, 2021
    Monday
    23 Aug, 2021
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    4 Aug, 2021
    Thursday
    9 Sep, 2021
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    Saturday
    25 Sep, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • How much will this tour 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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    Good to Know

    • About the countries

      Currencies

      Sh
      Kenyan Shilling
      Kenya
      Sh
      Tanzanian Shilling
      Tanzania
      MK
      Malawi Kwacha
      Malawi
      $
      US Dollar
      Zambia and Zimbabwe
      P
      Pula
      Botswana
      R
      Rand
      South Africa

      Plugs & Adapters

      Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambiaand ZimbabweTanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswanaand 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.

      Vaccines

      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. Yellow fever - 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before December 25th, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after December 25th, 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 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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