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The Classic Safari - Absolute Africa
The Classic Safari - Absolute Africa
Excellent
3 reviews
Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
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Ends
Cape Town
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Highlights

Start in Nairobi and end in Cape Town! With the overland truck tour The Classic Safari, you have a 59 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Cape Town and through Nairobi, Kenya and 32 other destinations in Africa. The Classic Safari 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

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  • The Classic Safari reviewer 1
    Written on December 16, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 worked best for my schedule, the price was very low, and they have A LOT of great reviews online, plus they've been in business for so long, that they couldn't have survived for this long if they ran a bad tour. The ladies at the London office are super friendly and always eager to help out, I can't express my gratitude for their endless enthusiasm, patience for all my questions and their help in making my trip happen. This "trip of a lifetime" was a truly epic experience and so much of it was in part to our guide Vailet (Vee). She was knowledgeable about all the different areas we went to, often knowing lots of locals and other guides to facilitate a smooth and interesting experience. The views were spectacular (Serengeti, Spitzkoppe, Sossusvlei, etc), some of the experiences were second to none (Bungee swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge, petting cheetahs, sunset cruise on Lake Kariba) but the people made the difference. I went on this 59 day trip not knowing anybody else and came away with some great friends who I plan on staying in contact with for a long while :) Also a surprise is that despite being a vegetarian, they always accommodated me and the food was excellent! I wasn't much of a camper before going into this trip, but after spending so many days and nights putting up, taking down and sleeping in tents, I have come to miss tent time. I definitely plan on camping more in the future :) I cannot substantially express how great of a time I had on this long trip with Absolute Africa, Vee, and my new friends from all over the world :) Book with Absolute and have no doubts, you're making an excellent choice!
    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!
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  • The Classic Safari reviewer 2
    Written on December 15, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    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!
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  • The Classic Safari reviewer 3
    Written on December 13, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Days 1 - 7: KENYA
  2. Days 8 - 11: TANZANIA
  3. Days 12 - 18: TANZANIA
  4. Days 19: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  5. Days 24 - 28: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  6. Days 29 - 31: ZIMBABWE
  7. Days 32 - 33: ZIMBABWE
  8. Days 34 - 37: VICTORIA FALLS
  9. Days 38 - 42: BOTSWANA
  10. Days 43 - 47: NAMIBIA
  11. Days 48 - 52: NAMIBIA
  12. Days 53 - 59: NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

    • February 19, 2016

      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.

    • 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.

    • February 15, 2016

      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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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Malawi and Zambia
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    Plugs & Adapters

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

    Policies

    Location
    Nairobi 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 25 July 2018 the full payment of $2,155 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 $2155 for The Classic Safari, 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 7,785 km.
    • Nairobi (Kenya)
    • 132 km
    • Nakuru (Kenya)
    • 66 km
    • Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
    • 106 km
    • Masai Mara (Kenya)
    • 98 km
    • Nairobi (Kenya)
    • 235 km
    • Arusha (Tanzania)
    • 208 km
    • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
    • 55 km
    • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
    • 75 km
    • Mto Wa Mbu (Tanzania)
    • 88 km
    • Arusha (Tanzania)
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