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Northern Star

Days
27
Our saving
$46
From
US $ 1,811
Cost/day $67
+ $430 Local Payment
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Northern Star - Absolute Africa
Northern Star - Absolute Africa
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1 review
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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  • M
    Written on December 14, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    JB and Vailet were an amazing duo!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    That's great to hear thank you!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Days 1 - 3: SOUTH AFRICA - BOTSWANA
  2. Days 4-8: ZIMBABWE
  3. Days 9 - 10: ZIMBABWE - ZAMBIA
  4. Days 11- 12: ZAMBIA
  5. Days 13: ZAMBIA - MALAWI
  6. Day 16: MALAWI - TANZANIA
  7. Day 17: TANZANIA
  8. Days 18: TANZANIA
  9. Day 23: TANZANIA
  10. Days 24: TANZANIA
  11. Day 27: KENYA

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Flights

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  • Optional Extras
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Questions & Answers

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

    • 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.

    • February 15, 2016

      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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    • Tuesday
      Jul 3, 2018
      from Johannesburg
      27 Days
      Sunday
      Jul 29, 2018
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $46
      USD $1,811
      + $430 Local Payment
    • Monday
      Aug 13, 2018
      from Johannesburg
      27 Days
      Saturday
      Sep 8, 2018
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $46
      USD $1,811
      + $430 Local Payment
    • Wednesday
      Aug 22, 2018
      from Johannesburg
      27 Days
      Monday
      Sep 17, 2018
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $46
      USD $1,811
      + $430 Local Payment
    • Tuesday
      Sep 11, 2018
      from Johannesburg
      27 Days
      Sunday
      Oct 7, 2018
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $46
      USD $1,811
      + $430 Local Payment
    • Thursday
      Oct 4, 2018
      from Johannesburg
      27 Days
      Tuesday
      Oct 30, 2018
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $46
      USD $1,811
      + $430 Local Payment
    • Friday
      Oct 19, 2018
      from Johannesburg
      27 Days
      Wednesday
      Nov 14, 2018
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $46
      USD $1,811
      + $430 Local Payment
    • Friday
      Jan 11, 2019
      from Johannesburg
      27 Days
      Wednesday
      Feb 6, 2019
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $46
      USD $1,811
      + $430 Local Payment
    • Wednesday
      Apr 10, 2019
      from Johannesburg
      27 Days
      Monday
      May 6, 2019
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $46
      USD $1,811
      + $430 Local Payment
    • Tuesday
      May 14, 2019
      from Johannesburg
      27 Days
      Sunday
      Jun 9, 2019
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $46
      USD $1,811
      + $430 Local Payment
    • Thursday
      Jul 4, 2019
      from Johannesburg
      27 Days
      Tuesday
      Jul 30, 2019
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $46
      USD $1,811
      + $430 Local Payment
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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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    Botswana
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    Zimbabwe
    ZK
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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 23 April 2018 the full payment of $1,811 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 $1811 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.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Absolute Africa tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 4,415 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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