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Southern Explorer

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Southern Explorer - Absolute Africa
Southern Explorer - Absolute Africa
Excellent
3 reviews
Starts
Lusaka
Destinations
+18
Ends
Cape Town
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Highlights

Start in Lusaka and end in Cape Town! With the overland truck tour Southern Explorer, you have a 32 day tour package taking you through Lusaka, Zambia and 18 other destinations in Africa. Southern Explorer includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
28
Travel style
Overland Truck, Camping, Safari
Operator
Absolute Africa

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 3: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  2. Days 4 - 6: ZIMBABWE
  3. Days 7 - 9: ZIMBABWE
  4. Days 10 - 15: BOTSWANA
  5. Days 16 - 20: NAMIBIA
  6. Days 21 - 24: NAMIBIA
  7. Days 25 - 28: NAMIBIA
  8. Days 29 - 32: SOUTH AFRICA

Travel guide

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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

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  • Southern Explorer reviewer 1
    Written on June 3, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just one word: Fabulous!

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for leaving a review, Vicki. We are glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time in southern Africa :)
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  • EK
    Written on November 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing experience. We had a great tour guide who knew a lot about the places we visited and cooked nice meals for us. Really cool optional activities and a good place to meet like minded travellers

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks Elena, great to hear you enjoyed your tour!
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  • Southern Explorer reviewer 3
    Written on December 14, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour to Zim, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa was absolutely amazing. We were sooo lucky to have Vee as our guide. She was superfriendly, knowledgable, a true party queen yet always in control. Her cooking was awesome, her enthusiasm and ability to... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you so much for leaving a review, we very pleased that you enjoyed the Southern Explorer!
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Questions & Answers

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

    • I would also like to know if the price is inclusive of activities like bungee jumps in Victoria Falls?

      Adrenalin activities like bungee jumping, gorge swing, skydiving etc are not included, these you book and pay for locally.

    • What are the inclusion of the tour price?

      The trip includes the following: • Matopos
      • Etosha National Park (2 nights)
      • Namib Naukluft National Park
      • The Cheetah Sanctuary
      • Cape Cross Seal Colony
      • Spitzkoppe or similar
      • Sossusvlei dunes
      • Fish River Canyon
      • 27 breakfasts, 26 dinners
      • Incl. contribution to final group meal
      • 30 nights accommodation, incl. 26 nights camping
      • Incl. 3 nights lodge stay, Swakopmund
      • & 1 night Ashanti Lodge, Cape Town
      • Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats

    • 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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    • Saturday
      Nov 30, 2019
      from Lusaka
      32 Days
      Tuesday
      Dec 31, 2019
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $44
      USD $1,434
      + $575 Local Payment
    • Saturday
      Jan 18, 2020
      from Lusaka
      32 Days
      Tuesday
      Feb 18, 2020
      to Cape Town
      6 seats left
      $44
      USD $1,434
      + $575 Local Payment
    • Sunday
      Mar 1, 2020
      from Lusaka
      32 Days
      Wednesday
      Apr 1, 2020
      to Cape Town
      5 seats left
      $44
      USD $1,434
      + $575 Local Payment
    • Monday
      Mar 9, 2020
      from Lusaka
      32 Days
      Thursday
      Apr 9, 2020
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $44
      USD $1,434
      + $575 Local Payment
    • Sunday
      Mar 22, 2020
      from Lusaka
      32 Days
      Wednesday
      Apr 22, 2020
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $44
      USD $1,434
      + $575 Local Payment
    • Saturday
      Apr 4, 2020
      from Lusaka
      32 Days
      Tuesday
      May 5, 2020
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $44
      USD $1,434
      + $575 Local Payment
    • Monday
      May 25, 2020
      from Lusaka
      32 Days
      Thursday
      Jun 25, 2020
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $44
      USD $1,434
      + $575 Local Payment
    • Wednesday
      Jul 1, 2020
      from Lusaka
      32 Days
      Saturday
      Aug 1, 2020
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $44
      USD $1,434
      + $575 Local Payment
    • Sunday
      Jul 26, 2020
      from Lusaka
      32 Days
      Wednesday
      Aug 26, 2020
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $44
      USD $1,434
      + $575 Local Payment
    • Saturday
      Aug 8, 2020
      from Lusaka
      32 Days
      Tuesday
      Sep 8, 2020
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $44
      USD $1,434
      + $575 Local Payment
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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    ZK
    Kwacha
    Zambia
    $
    Dollar
    Zimbabwe and Namibia
    P
    Pula
    Botswana
    R
    Rand
    South Africa

    Plugs & Adapters

    ZambiaZambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South AfricaZambia 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 Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Meningococcal meningitis
    Recommended for Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 10 days before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Lusaka is the starting point and Cape Town is the endpoint.
    Trusted
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 11 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 11 January 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.
    Cancellation policy
    TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Absolute Africa. Please familiarise yourself with the Absolute Africa payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Absolute Africa will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Payment methods
    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.

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 4,562 km.
    • Lusaka (Zambia)
    • 178 km
    • Lake Kariba (Zimbabwe)
    • 459 km
    • Masvingo (Zimbabwe)
    • 231 km
    • Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)
    • 45 km
    • Matopos National Park (Zimbabwe)
    • 403 km
    • Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
    • 172 km
    • Chobe National Park (Botswana)
    • 176 km
    • Maun (Botswana)
    • 89 km
    • Okavango Delta (Botswana)
    • 89 km
    • Maun (Botswana)
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