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Flight of the Flamingos - Absolute Africa
58 days

Flight of the Flamingos

From Johannesburg to Nairobi
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
30294
Private available:
From
US $3,649
Incl: Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start in Johannesburg and end in Nairobi! With the Wildlife tour Flight of the Flamingos, you have a 58 days tour package taking you through Johannesburg, South Africa and 31 other destinations in Africa. Flight of the Flamingos includes accommodation, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 3: SOUTH AFRICA
  2. Days 4 - 8: SOUTH AFRICA - BOTSWANA
  3. Days 9 - 12: ZIMBABWE
  4. Days 13 - 17: ZAMBIA
  5. Days 18 - 20: MALAWI
  6. Day 21 - 23: TANZANIA
  7. Days 24 - 27: TANZANIA
  8. Day 28 - 32: TANZANIA
  9. Day 33 - 35: TANZANIA
  10. Days 36 - 38: RWANDA
  11. Days 39 - 41: UGANDA
  12. Day 42 - 45: UGANDA
  13. Days 46 - 48: UGANDA
  14. Day 49 - 51: KENYA
  15. Days 52 - 54: KENYA
  16. Days 55 - 58: KENYA
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Customer Reviews

  • Flight of the Flamingos reviewer 1
    · March 11th, 2015
    As an older couple we were taken care of very well,on what is usually a young person's trip.We had also trainee guide Troy Walton with us and he did excellent job when my husband cut his finger rather badly.Overall we enjoyed the trip a lot,even it was... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with us and woud reccommend us as a company. We hope your husbands finger is healing nicely.
    Trip date: January 2015
  • Flight of the Flamingos reviewer 2
    · December 4th, 2014
    Great company, great route, amazing guides and excellent value for money (better than any other your company in Africa!)!! One of the best things I've ever done! I'd definitely travel with absolute Africa again! Unbeatable! Thank you for making it a... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for the review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: October 2014

Dates & Availability

58 days
Flight of the Flamingos
From Johannesburg to Nairobi
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Upcoming departures
  • Saturday
    31 Jul, 2021
    English
    Sunday
    26 Sep, 2021
    $3,649
    Incl:
    Local Payment
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  • Monday
    30 Aug, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    26 Oct, 2021
    $3,649
    Incl:
    Local Payment
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  • Sunday
    16 Jan, 2022
    English
    Monday
    14 Mar, 2022
    $3,649
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    22 May, 2022
    English
    Monday
    18 Jul, 2022
    $3,649
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    17 Jul, 2022
    English
    Monday
    12 Sep, 2022
    $3,649
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    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Friday
    26 Aug, 2022
    English
    Saturday
    22 Oct, 2022
    $3,649
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Sunday
    25 Sep, 2022
    English
    Monday
    21 Nov, 2022
    $3,649
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • Monday
    16 Jan, 2023
    English
    Tuesday
    14 Mar, 2023
    $3,649
    Incl:
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments

Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is the local payment for?

      The local payment is a separate payment from the initial price you pay before you leave.

      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 some 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. You will find our tour prices are some of the most affordable in the market.

      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 book.

    • 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.

    • Is the 3 day Zanzibar trip included in this trip cost, if its optional then, how much is it ? Please clarify.

      Zanzibar isn't included. Its a four night/five day stay now costing £180 including the return ferry, four nights B&B, and transfers on the island including a spice tour so good value, and everyone does usually select this option.

      Of the highlights, what is included is the following:
      • Masai Mara
      • Ngorongoro Crater
      • The Serengeti National Park
      • South Luangwa National Park
      • Hwange National Park
      • Chobe National Park - game cruise
      • Lake Nakuru

      Otherwise the other main excursions can be seen in the optional excursion list. :)

    • 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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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      $
      US Dollar
      P
      Pula
      Botswana
      Sh
      Kenyan Shilling
      Kenya
      MK
      Malawi Kwacha
      Malawi
      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, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia
      Type M
      Botswana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia
      Type G
      Kenya, 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, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, 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, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Yellow fever - Recommended for Kenya. Yellow fever - Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Kenya, 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 June 11th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 11th, 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.
    • 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.