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The Southern Safari

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The Southern Safari - Absolute Africa
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Neil "What an incredible trip! Highly recommend the Southern Safari to everyone! Extremely good value for money, and also had amazing drivers and tour leader! Especially JB and Philippa! Both of them were always helpful and positive despite the stress that comes with organising a large group! I can recommed this trip to people of all ages being 17 myself and the oldest on our tour was in their 40's. Eve..."
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6 reviews
Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
+31
Ends
Cape Town
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Highlights

Start in Nairobi and end in Cape Town! With the overland truck tour The Southern Safari, you have a 52 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Cape Town and through Nairobi, Kenya and 29 other destinations in Africa. The Southern 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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  • BK
    Written on August 12, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My wife and I spent wonderful time with Absolute Africa. All of crew and people were nice and kind. I shared every single moment of this trip on my SNS.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your review Byungjoon. Its good to hear you both had a great time on the safari with us, and would love to welcome you back again with Absolute Africa should you return to Africa.
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  • C
    Written on November 8, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was incredible from start to finish. I was worried about travelling alone, however there were plenty of other people on the tour who were all lovely and we became like a family during the tour and I have made life long friends from this. Our tour leader was incredible, very prepared, organised and made the trip unforgettable. Each country had a range of activities from safaris to skydives, and you just want to do it all. The price of the tour itself is very cheap in comparison, the optional extras can add up depending on what you decided to do. I took the opportunity and done pretty much every extra thing possible. Between the activities there were some quite long drive days, with the most beautiful countries to gaze at, and animals you can spot along the way the drive days weren't that bad at all. They go a lot quicker than you think! The meals were great as well as the camping, the best experience I've ever had!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your comments, Charlotte. It's great to hear that you have had such a fab time on your tour and made the most of being in this special continent :)
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  • The Southern Safari reviewer 3
    Written on February 25, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was the first African trip my wife and I have done, and what an incredible trip it was! The organisation of absolute africa was fantastic and we enjoyed every single day with no booking issues at all. An extremely exciting tour my favorite one of all so far, we got to see new and exciting things EVERY DAY. The tour guide and driver were first class, very helpful and supportive throughout the whole trip, and the whole group became like family by the end of the tour. I urge everyone to try it, is a life changing experience. And compared to the other companies out there that we crossed paths with, I was glad we choose absolute africa. 5 stars. Philip
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your comments Philip, its great that you had such an enjoyable trip!
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  • The Southern Safari reviewer 4
    Written on December 22, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    What an absolutely amazing trip I had with Absolute Africa! This was without a doubt the trip of a lifetime. Troy, JB and David took amazing care of us. I cannot recommend this company and this tour enough. Will definitely be going back to Africa with Absolute again soon.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your comments Grainne and lovely to hear you had such a fantastic time on your trip.
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  • The Southern Safari reviewer 5
    Written on May 15, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    What an incredible trip! Highly recommend the Southern Safari to everyone! Extremely good value for money, and also had amazing drivers and tour leader! Especially JB and Philippa! Both of them were always helpful and positive despite the stress that comes with organising a large group! I can recommed this trip to people of all ages being 17 myself and the oldest on our tour was in their 40's. Everyone got along well and enjoyed themselves! Absolute Africa is a great company!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your kind words, we are so please to hear you enjoyed yourself!
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  • The Southern Safari reviewer 6
    Written on December 13, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    Our guide was our mentor and friend and always put us first. She was very approachable and knowledgeable of all the places we stopped at. She made sure we were having the best time possible and helped us whenever we had issues. I value the effort put it by our leader and would highly recommend her.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    It's great to hear such kind words about our tour leader Vialet, we're glad she made your trip special!
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Days 1 - 5: KENYA - TANZANIA
  • Days 5 - 11: TANZANIA
  • Days 12: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  • Days 14 - 16: MALAWI
  • Days 17 - 18: ZAMBIA
  • Days 19 - 21: ZIMBABWE
  • Days 22 - 24
  • Day 25-26
  • Days 27 - 30
  • Days 31 - 35: BOTSWANA
  • Days 36 - 40: NAMIBIA
  • Days 41 - 46
  • Days 47 - 48: NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA
  • Days 49 - 52: SOUTH AFRICA

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  • Accommodation

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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.

  • May 1, 2017

    What happens to me if I don't do the optional courses?

    If you choose not to do an overnight excursion than food and accommodation is not included for the nights the group is away. The truck and the driver do always stay behind at the campsite and you can camp with the truck if you want. The camps where we stay usually also have a bar/restaurant or you can cook your own meals.

  • 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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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Kenya and Tanzania
    ZK
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    Malawi and Zambia
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    South Africa

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    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.
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    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 19 December 2017 the full payment of $1,879 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 $1879 for The Southern 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.
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    The following cards are accepted for Absolute Africa tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 7,405 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)
    • 478 km
    • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    • 75 km
    • Zanzibar (Tanzania)
    • 75 km
    • Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    • 409 km
    • Iringa (Tanzania)
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