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The Absolute Safari - Absolute Africa
The Absolute Safari - Absolute Africa
Kylie "My partner and I have just finished an 8 month trip around the world ticking off 30 countries across Europe, Africa and Asia. Africa has always been a dream but we were a bit worried about spending such a long time with a tour company as we enjoy our independence. Our time with Absolute Africa however was the absolute highlight of our trip! Everything about this tour was absolutely amazing and we ..."
Excellent
31 reviews
Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
+40
Ends
Cape Town
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Highlights

  • Spot the wildlife on a game drives in the Masai Mara
  • Visit Kampala and enjoy a barbecue in Arusha
  • View Mount Kilimanjaro and stay on Zanzibar Island
  • Visit the Cape Cross Seal Colony and Cheetah Park
  • Relax at Lake Kariba and camp by the Orange River
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
28
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland Truck, Adventure, Camping, Safari, Wildlife
Operator
Absolute Africa
Start in Nairobi and end in Cape Town! With the overland truck tour The Absolute Safari, you have a 77 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Cape Town and through Nairobi, Kenya and 40 other destinations in Africa. The Absolute Safari includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 9: KENYA
  2. Days 10 - 17: UGANDA
  3. Days 18: UGANDA - RWANDA
  4. Days 23 - 28: TANZANIA
  5. Days 29: TANZANIA
  6. Days 36: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  7. Days 42 - 47: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  8. Days 48 - 51: ZIMBABWE
  9. Day 52 - 54: ZIMBABWE
  10. Days 55 - 60: BOTSWANA
  11. Days 61 - 69: NAMIBIA
  12. Days 70 - 77: NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Guide

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

31 Reviews

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97%
Good
3%
Average
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  • The Absolute Safari reviewer 1
    Written on March 4, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I took part in the overland truck trip, the absolute safari 7/12/2018 till 17/3/2019 which was a real journey, 73 days I would even extend it for more to give more time for some part.....! for me was a lot of excitement, interesting and very dynamic...I... Read more

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  • JA
    Written on September 10, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour with lots of activities included. Very nice and helpful crew all the from Nairobi to Johannesburg. It´s definitely worth the money all the way through. Best recommends

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us, Jonas, and we are glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your adventure! Happy future travels :)
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  • The Absolute Safari reviewer 3
    Written on September 10, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Well beyond expectations! Itinerary allowed us to cover so much - every day was a new adventure. The guide, Manache, and driver, Steve, were excellent and they always went far beyond the call of duty.

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for leaving your review here, Patsy. We are glad to hear we exceeded your expectations and will pass your kind comments to Manache and Steve.
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  • N
    Written on November 5, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The whole trip was amazing! I did their longest tour the Absolute Safari from Kenya to Cape Town. You get really good value for money, better than any of the other overland trucks that we met along the way. The guides and drivers know so much and help out a... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review, Naomi. We are happy that you had such a good trip with us and got the most out of your time in Africa :)
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  • E
    Written on September 13, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did the Absolute Safari from Nairobi to Cape Town with Absolute Africa. It was a very long trip but the whole time I knew I did not want to leave. Travelling with Absolute Africa becomes like a lifestyle- you camp, cook, wash and clean as a team. I was... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for leaving your comments - we are happy to hear you have enjoyed your tour with Manache and have great memories of those special highlights!
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  • The Absolute Safari reviewer 6
    Written on February 4, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    My partner and I have just finished an 8 month trip around the world ticking off 30 countries across Europe, Africa and Asia. Africa has always been a dream but we were a bit worried about spending such a long time with a tour company as we enjoy our... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your great feedback Kylie! The Absolute Safari is our best trip and its fantastic to hear you had the trip of a lifetime! :)
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  • The Absolute Safari reviewer 7
    Written on June 25, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

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  • DP
    Written on May 22, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    The absolute Safari was an amazing experience, very much worth every penny spent, with Philippa our guide being the best guide I've ever had when going away. The guides knowledge on area's and animals was very impressive, she was an excellent chef and a... Read more

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review - we will be sure to pass your comments on to JB and Philippa.
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  • M
    Written on December 30, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

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  • The Absolute Safari reviewer 10
    Written on December 21, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour guide can make or break the experience. Vailet made every second amazing!!

    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Vailet.
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Questions & Answers

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

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The Absolute Safari tour finishes at Ashanti Lodge at the foot of Table Mountain, Cape Town, where your final night’s accommodation in a dorm is included in the price. It is recommended by the tour operator to arrange return flights the day after your safari is scheduled to end, or you can choose to stick around and explore the amazing city of Cape Town a little longer.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in this tour, however, they can be added at an additional cost. Please contact our customer support team to arrange this.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

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

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    S
    Shilling
    Kenya , Uganda and Tanzania
    CHF
    Franc
    Rwanda
    ZK
    Kwacha
    Malawi and Zambia
    $
    Dollar
    Zimbabwe and Namibia
    P
    Pula
    Botswana
    R
    Rand
    South Africa

    Plugs & Adapters

    Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and ZimbabweRwanda and ZambiaRwandaTanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa

    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, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Meningococcal meningitis
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, 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 Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Nairobi is the starting point and Cape Town is the endpoint.
    Trusted
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 18 November 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 November 2019, 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 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    Cancellation policy
    TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Absolute Africa. Please familiarise yourself with the Absolute Africa payment, cancellation and refund conditions. TourRadar does not charge any additional cancellation fees.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Absolute Africa will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Payment methods
    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.

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 9,060 km.
    • Nairobi (Kenya)
    • 98 km
    • Masai Mara (Kenya)
    • 106 km
    • Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
    • 56 km
    • Lake Nakuru (Kenya)
    • 336 km
    • Jinja (Uganda)
    • 8 km
    • Bujagali Falls (Uganda)
    • 161 km
    • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Uganda)
    • 138 km
    • Kampala (Uganda)
    • 290 km
    • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
    • 130 km
    • Kisoro (Uganda)
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