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Southern Explorer - Absolute Africa
32 days

Southern Explorer

From Lusaka to Cape Town
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
268
Private available:
From
US $1,682
+ $575 Local Payment
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Travel, Your Way

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Lusaka and end in Cape Town! With the Overland Truck tour Southern Explorer, you have a 32 days tour package taking you through Lusaka, Zambia and 18 other destinations in Africa. Southern Explorer includes accommodation, meals, transport and more.
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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
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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Lodge
4 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Food
    Excellent
    5.0
  • 4.5
  • Southern Explorer reviewer 1
    · June 3rd, 2019
    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 :)
    Trip date: February 2019
  • EK
    · November 15th, 2017
    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!
    Trip date: October 2017
  • Southern Explorer reviewer 3
    · December 14th, 2014
    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... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you so much for leaving a review, we very pleased that you enjoyed the Southern Explorer!
    Trip date: October 2014

Dates & Availability

32 days
Southern Explorer
From Lusaka to Cape Town
No credit card fees

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  • Upcoming departures
  • July 2021
  • August 2021
  • September 2021
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  • November 2021
  • January 2022
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Upcoming departures
  • Wednesday
    14 Jul, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    14 Aug, 2021
    $1,681
    + $575
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    8 Aug, 2021
    English
    Wednesday
    8 Sep, 2021
    $1,681
    + $575
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Wednesday
    25 Aug, 2021
    English
    Saturday
    25 Sep, 2021
    $1,681
    + $575
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Friday
    10 Sep, 2021
    English
    Monday
    11 Oct, 2021
    $1,681
    + $575
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Thursday
    7 Oct, 2021
    English
    Sunday
    7 Nov, 2021
    $1,681
    + $575
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Thursday
    4 Nov, 2021
    English
    Sunday
    5 Dec, 2021
    $1,681
    + $575
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Tuesday
    30 Nov, 2021
    English
    Friday
    31 Dec, 2021
    $1,681
    + $575
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Tuesday
    18 Jan, 2022
    English
    Friday
    18 Feb, 2022
    $1,681
    + $575
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Thursday
    3 Mar, 2022
    English
    Sunday
    3 Apr, 2022
    $1,681
    + $575
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Tuesday
    5 Apr, 2022
    English
    Friday
    6 May, 2022
    $1,681
    + $575
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments

Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • 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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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      $
      US Dollar
      P
      Pula
      Botswana
      $
      Namibia Dollar
      Namibia
      R
      Rand
      South Africa
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types D, M, G, C, E, F. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types D, M, C, E, F. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types G, C, E, F.

      Type D
      Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia
      Type M
      Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia
      Type G
      Zimbabwe and Zambia
      Type C
      Zambia
      Type E
      Zambia
      Type F
      Zambia
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 13th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 13th, 2021, 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.
    • Cancellation Policy
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.