4.7
3 reviews
The Classic Safari - Absolute Africa

The Classic Safari

62 days
4.7
(3)
From Nairobi to Cape Town
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
271
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$3,162
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US $3,004
+ $900 Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start in Nairobi and end in Cape Town! With the Overland Truck tour The Classic Safari, you have a 62 days tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 32 other destinations in Africa. The Classic Safari includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 9: KENYA
  2. Days 10 - 13: TANZANIA
  3. Days 14 - 20: TANZANIA
  4. Days 21 - 26: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  5. Days 27 - 32: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  6. Days 33 - 36: ZIMBABWE
  7. Days 37 - 39: ZIMBABWE
  8. Days 40 - 45: BOTSWANA
  9. Days 46 - 54: NAMIBIA
  10. Days 55 - 62: NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
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  • Transport
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  • Flights
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Where You'll Stay

Lodge
6 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.5
  • R
    · March 6th, 2020
    We are three seniors from Canada. One of the reasons we chose Absolute Africa is that many of the competing safaris had an age limit of 39 years old. The ones that catered to seniors had more sophisticated accommodations instead of camping. If we... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Hi Robert, Thank you for your feedback, if you could send us a link to your travelogue or you would like to email us direct about using your report on the trip that would be great, we can then see how we use this so everyone can read it :) Kind... Show more
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    Trip date: March 2020
  • The Classic Safari reviewer 2
    · December 16th, 2014
    The hardest part of going on this trip (besides finding the time and the funds) is which tour operator to use? I spent a lot of time reading reviews about so many different companies. In the end I settled on Absolute Africa because of date offered... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you so much for leaving a review. We are glad to have helped you pan your trip, and that you enjoyed the classic Safari with Vailet!
    Trip date: June 2014
  • The Classic Safari reviewer 3
    · December 15th, 2014
    Amazing time in africa and vailet peters is the best tour guide ever - very informative, helpful, stressless - just great!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks for leaving a review, we are glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: October 2012

Dates & Availability

62 days
The Classic Safari
From Nairobi to Cape Town
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    10 Jun, 2022
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    9 Aug, 2022
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    9 Oct, 2022
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    4 Sep, 2022
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    4 Nov, 2022
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    5 Oct, 2022
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    5 Dec, 2022
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    31 Oct, 2022
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    31 Dec, 2022
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    19 Dec, 2022
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    18 Feb, 2023
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    4 Feb, 2023
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    6 Apr, 2023
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    6 Mar, 2023
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    6 May, 2023
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    10 Jun, 2023
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    10 Aug, 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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

    • Currencies
      $
      US Dollar
      P
      Pula
      Botswana
      Sh
      Kenyan Shilling
      Kenya
      MK
      Malawi Kwacha
      Malawi
      $
      Namibia Dollar
      Namibia
      Sh
      Tanzanian Shilling
      Tanzania
      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, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia
      Type M
      Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia
      Type G
      Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, 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, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, 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, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Yellow fever - Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania and 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 December 21st, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after December 21st, 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
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      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.