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The Wildlife Journey - Absolute Africa

The Wildlife Journey

68 days
4.5
(154)
From Jinja to Cape Town
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
277
From
US $3,927
+ $1,060 Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start in Jinja and end in Cape Town! With the Overland Truck tour The Wildlife Journey, you have a 68 days tour package taking you through Jinja, Uganda and 33 other destinations in Africa. The Wildlife Journey includes accommodation, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1-9: UGANDA
  2. Day 10-13: UGANDA - RWANDA
  3. Day 14-19: TANZANIA
  4. Day 20-26: TANZANIA
  5. Day 27-32: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  6. Day 33-38: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  7. Day 39-42: ZIMBABWE
  8. Day 43-45: ZIMBABWE
  9. Day 46-51: BOTSWANA
  10. Day 52-60: NAMIBIA
  11. Day 61-68: NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance

Where You'll Stay

Lodge
9 nights

Reviews About This Operator

  • Bernadette
    · August 2nd, 2022
    The trip was great - thoroughly enjoyed the 14-days programme. Well organized. Experienced and professional... Show more
  • Kerry
    · December 4th, 2019
    Incredible experience with wonderful guide and driver :)
  • PaulDunmore
    · October 6th, 2019
    I am an older person(60) and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I was worried about the camping as I did not want to... Show more

Dates & Availability

68 days
The Wildlife Journey
From Jinja to Cape Town
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  • Upcoming departures
  • December 2022
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Upcoming departures
  • Tuesday
    13 Dec, 2022
    Saturday
    18 Feb, 2023
    English
    $3,926
    + $1,060
    Local Payment
  • Sunday
    29 Jan, 2023
    Thursday
    6 Apr, 2023
    English
    $3,926
    + $1,060
    Local Payment
  • Tuesday
    28 Feb, 2023
    Saturday
    6 May, 2023
    English
    $3,926
    + $1,060
    Local Payment
  • Wednesday
    26 Apr, 2023
    Sunday
    2 Jul, 2023
    English
    $3,926
    + $1,060
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    4 Jun, 2023
    Thursday
    10 Aug, 2023
    English
    $3,926
    + $1,060
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Tuesday
    4 Jul, 2023
    Saturday
    9 Sep, 2023
    English
    $3,926
    + $1,060
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Thursday
    3 Aug, 2023
    Monday
    9 Oct, 2023
    English
    $3,926
    + $1,060
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Wednesday
    30 Aug, 2023
    Sunday
    5 Nov, 2023
    English
    $3,926
    + $1,060
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Friday
    29 Sep, 2023
    Tuesday
    5 Dec, 2023
    English
    $3,926
    + $1,060
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Wednesday
    25 Oct, 2023
    Sunday
    31 Dec, 2023
    English
    $3,926
    + $1,060
    Local Payment
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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.

    • 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…

    • 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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    Good to Know

    • Currencies
      $
      US Dollar
      P
      Pula
      Botswana
      MK
      Malawi Kwacha
      Malawi
      $
      Namibia Dollar
      Namibia
      Fr
      Rwanda Franc
      Rwanda
      Sh
      Tanzanian Shilling
      Tanzania
      Sh
      Uganda Shilling
      Uganda
      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, J. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types D, M, C, E, F, J. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types G, C, E, F, J.

      Type D
      Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia
      Type M
      Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia
      Type G
      Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia
      Type C
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type E
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type F
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type J
      Rwanda
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, 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, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Yellow fever - Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda 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 February 3rd, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after February 3rd, 2023, 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
    • Accessibility
      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.