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Northern Star - Absolute Africa
Northern Star - Absolute Africa
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Starts
Johannesburg
Destinations
+13
Ends
Nairobi
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Highlights

Start in Johannesburg and end in Nairobi! With the overland truck tour Northern Star, you have a 27 day tour package taking you from Johannesburg to Nairobi and through Johannesburg, South Africa and 14 other destinations in Africa. Northern Star includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
28
Transportation
Overland Truck

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    Written on December 14, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    JB and Vailet were an amazing duo!
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Days 1 - 3: SOUTH AFRICA - BOTSWANA
  • Days 4-7 : ZIMBABWE
  • Days 8 - 9: ZAMBIA
  • Days 10- 11 : ZIMBABWE - ZAMBIA
  • Days 12 -14: ZAMBIA - MALAWI
  • Day 15: MALAWI - TANZANIA
  • Day 16: TANZANIA
  • Days 17 - 21: TANZANIA
  • Day 22 : TANZANIA
  • Days 23 - 25: TANZANIA
  • Day 26: KENYA

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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

    • April 7, 2016

      I am very interested in this tour, but I was wondering if this trip also goes from north to south?

      We do not have the exact same itinerary going from North to South but we do have the African Adventurer trip which departs Nairobi and ends in Victoria Falls.

    • April 1, 2016

      Does this trip also go from North to South?

      We do not have the exact same itinerary going from North to South, but we do have the African Adventurer trip which departs Nairobi and ends in Victoria Falls. This trip has the options to visit the Serengeti, Crater and Zanzibar. It visits the Malawi beaches and then gives you 4 days at Victoria Falls to see the Falls and do activities. This tour also spends more time in Zimbabwe.

    • February 19, 2016

      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.

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      About the countries

      Useful things to know before you go

      Currencies

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      South Africa
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      Pula
      Botswana
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      Dollar
      Zimbabwe
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      Zambia and Malawi
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      Tanzania and Kenya

      Plugs & Adapters

      South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and TanzaniaZimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and KenyaZambia

      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 South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Hepatitis A
      Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Cholera
      Recommended for South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Tuberculosis
      Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      Hepatitis B
      Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      Yellow fever
      Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      Rabies
      Recommended for Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      Meningococcal meningitis
      Recommended for Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.

      Policies

      Location
      Johannesburg is the starting point and Nairobi is the endpoint.
      Trusted
      Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
      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 22 December 2017 the full payment of $1,630 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 $1630 for Northern Star, 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 4,425 km.
      • Johannesburg (South Africa)
      • 979 km
      • Kasane FR (Botswana)
      • 127 km
      • Chobe National Park (Botswana)
      • 235 km
      • Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe)
      • 164 km
      • Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
      • 9 km
      • Livingstone (Zambia)
      • 376 km
      • Lusaka (Zambia)
      • 511 km
      • Chipata (Zambia)
      • 115 km
      • South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)
      • 290 km
      • Lake Malawi (Malawi)
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