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Southern Explorer

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Days
34
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Cost/day $42
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Southern Explorer - Absolute Africa
Southern Explorer - Absolute Africa
Excellent
2 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 34 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
Accommodation
Camping, Lodge
Max Group Size
28
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland truck

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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 2
    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 give everybody a great time impressive. I would love to go on another tour with her!
    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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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Days 1 - 3: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  2. Days 4 - 6: ZIMBABWE
  3. Days 7 - 8: ZIMBABWE
  4. Days 9 - 12: ZIMBABWE
  5. Days 13 - 17: BOTSWANA
  6. Days 18 - 21: NAMIBIA
  7. Days 22 - 26: NAMIBIA
  8. Days 27 - 30: NAMIBIA
  9. Days 31 - 34: SOUTH AFRICA

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • Optional Extras
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Questions & Answers

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

    • August 1, 2016

      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.

    • August 1, 2016

      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

    • 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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    • Annie14th May 2018
      Exactly what they say ", booking tours made easy "! I asked for their valuable experience back in 2017 and I was fully satisfied. Highly recommended!

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      Jun 30, 2018
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      Nov 28, 2018
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      Dec 31, 2018
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      Jan 15, 2019
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      Feb 17, 2019
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      Feb 25, 2019
      from Lusaka
      34 Days
      Saturday
      Mar 30, 2019
      to Cape Town
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      $59
      USD $1,411
      + $575 Local Payment
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      Mar 31, 2019
      from Lusaka
      34 Days
      Friday
      May 3, 2019
      to Cape Town
      8 seats left
      $59
      USD $1,411
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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

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    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.
    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 21 August 2018 the full payment of $1,411 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 $1411 for Southern Explorer, 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 4,357 km.
    • Lusaka (Zambia)
    • 178 km
    • Lake Kariba (Zimbabwe)
    • 338 km
    • Gweru (Zimbabwe)
    • 146 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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