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The Southern Safari - Absolute Africa
53 days

The Southern Safari

From Nairobi to Cape Town
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
273
Private available:
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US $2,272
+ $625 Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start in Nairobi and end in Cape Town! With the Overland Truck tour The Southern Safari, you have a 53 days tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 29 other destinations in Africa. The Southern Safari includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - 4: TANZANIA
  2. Days 5 - 11: TANZANIA
  3. Days 12 - 17: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  4. Days 18 - 23: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  5. Days 24 - 27: ZIMBABWE
  6. Days 28 - 30: ZIMBABWE
  7. Days 31 - 36: BOTSWANA
  8. Days 37 - 45: NAMIBIA
  9. Days 46 - 53: NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA
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  • Meals
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  • Flights
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Where You'll Stay

Lodge
4 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.6
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  • QY
    · November 25th, 2018
    I did the 52 day Southern Safari trip with Absolute Africa traveling from Nairobi to Cape Town. Highlights include rafting along the Zambezi river, Spitzkoppe and of course all the amazing animals we saw on safari (Serengeti, endangered rhinos at... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are glad to hear that overall you had an enjoyable tour and got to see all the fantastic wildlife and more that you would hope to see in Africa. At the same time we are disappointed to read your assessment of... Show more
    Trip date: September 2018
  • BK
    · August 12th, 2017
    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.
    Trip date: June 2017
  • C
    · November 8th, 2016
    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... Show more
    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 :)
    Trip date: August 2016
  • The Southern Safari reviewer 4
    · February 25th, 2016
    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... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your comments Philip, its great that you had such an enjoyable trip!
    Trip date: November 2015
  • The Southern Safari reviewer 5
    · December 22nd, 2015
    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... Show more
    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.
    Trip date: September 2015
  • The Southern Safari reviewer 6
    · May 15th, 2015
    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... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your kind words, we are so please to hear you enjoyed yourself!
    Trip date: March 2015
  • The Southern Safari reviewer 7
    · December 13th, 2014
    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... Show more
    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!
    Trip date: November 2011

Dates & Availability

53 days
The Southern Safari
From Nairobi to Cape Town
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    21 Mar, 2021
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    14 Aug, 2021
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    8 Sep, 2021
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    4 Aug, 2021
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    25 Sep, 2021
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    20 Aug, 2021
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    11 Oct, 2021
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    7 Nov, 2021
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    14 Oct, 2021
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    5 Dec, 2021
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    9 Nov, 2021
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    Friday
    31 Dec, 2021
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    28 Dec, 2021
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    Friday
    18 Feb, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • What if I have special dietary requirements?

      All of the meals include local foods to fully embrace your tour! Please notify your Travel Expert of any dietary requirements that you may have when booking your tour to ensure Absolute Africa can accommodate your request.

    • Is tipping included?

      Tipping is not included in your tour cost as it is completely optional. If you feel your guide and crew went above and beyond to make your trip special, tipping would be greatly appreciated.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • Are flights included?

      As we have travellers from all over the world, flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. We recommend that you do not book your flights until your place on the tour has been confirmed. Check out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner to book your flight - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • Are any vaccines required?

      We recommend you contact a medical professional for the most up to date and accurate information. TourRadar cannot legally give medical advice and we want you to be well prepared for your trip of a lifetime!

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      If you are travelling alone there is not a single supplement as the accommodation is based on share accommodation depending on availability. Please contact our team of Travel Experts for further information.

    • What are the inclusions of the tour?

      This tour is fantastic value for money due to the number of activities, meals and transport included, to see all the inclusions on the tour please click 'What's Included' on the main tour page.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All the accommodation on the tour is subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is finalised you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details.

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. However, we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The tour operator has advised that additional optional excursions available for this tour are on a request basis and can be organised once on the tour.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
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      US Dollar
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      Pula
      Botswana
      Sh
      Kenyan Shilling
      Kenya
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      Malawi Kwacha
      Malawi
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      Namibia Dollar
      Namibia
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      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 March 17th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after March 17th, 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.
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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.