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Classic Safari, the Component - Absolute Africa
Classic Safari, the Component - Absolute Africa
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Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
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Ends
Victoria Falls
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Start in Nairobi and end in Victoria Falls! With the overland truck tour Classic Safari, the Component, you have a 37 day tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 19 other destinations in Africa. Classic Safari, the Component 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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  • Classic Safari, the Component reviewer 1
    Written on November 7, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    We finished our safari almost 2 months ago and we are still missing every single people that we met there. We spent 59 amazing days across Africa and these are some of the reasons why: 1- Absolute staff is great. Every single person that we had to deal with was really nice and helpful. Natasha with our visas, Troy, Kanyo and Joe as group leaders, and David and JB as drivers. 2- The route covers the best spots in East and Southern Africa. 3- The campsites are very comfortable and well located. 4- The way duties are organized (cooking, cleaning, washing) works very well and was actually one of the best things to share with other people. 5- Kanyo was our first tour leader and we've been with him to our first game drives, including Massai Mara. He was the best tour guide we could have had. He is very knowledgable about wildlife and African history and it was a pleasure to learn things from him. 6- Joe had good sense of humor since he wakes up till he goes to sleep. He was really patient and he has been able to deal with a group of 28 people from different countries and ages in a very successful way. 7- JB was much more than a truck driver. He is a real professional doing his job. Not only he is a very responsible driver, but he is the most proactive and helpful guy I've ever met. He knows a lot about African history and wildlife and he is also very good sharing it with the group.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Great to hear you enjoyed your trip Lu, us as crew and staff are always happy to hear people had the trip of a lifetime! Thank you very much for your feedback
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  • Classic Safari, the Component reviewer 2
    Written on August 9, 2010
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great guides and drivers on the trip. Very few problems with anything (only one minor delay at one of eight border crossings!). The meals were great and the guides did a wonderful job with helping sort everything out. I ended up having a tent all to myself for the entire trip since it wasn't full, so that was a great little bonus. The mats were also very comfortable so I slept much better through the two months than I initially expected. Even with lions roaring half a km away! :D For the money, I don't think this trip can be beat. Game parks and activities are very expensive anyway and when you factor in the included transport, camping, and food, this trip can be just as cheap (if not cheaper) as doing it all on your own, with almost none of the hassle or sketchy situations that you would no doubt find yourself in by going solo. Definitely recommend going with Absolute Africa, but keep in mind this is a GROUP Overland trip. TIA is the driving philosophy behind traveling through Africa. Unrealistic expectations of having everything catered to your specifications will not work. Come prepared for that and this will be an experience of a lifetime. There are also some long days on the truck (Africa is enormous!) but Absolute provides its own mini library on each truck as well as a sound system that you can plug ipods into so the hours do pass easily enough. Plus you can look out your window at any given time and take in some amazing views. Amazing trip.
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Days 1 - 2: KENYA
  • Days 3 - 4: KENYA
  • Days 5 - 7: KENYA
  • Days 8 - 11: TANZANIA
  • Days 12 - 18: TANZANIA
  • Days 19: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  • Days 24 - 25: ZAMBIA
  • Days 26- 28: ZIMBABWE
  • Days 29 - 31: ZIMBABWE
  • Days 32- 33: ZIMBABWE
  • Days 34 - 37: ZIMBABWE

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Questions & Answers

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

    • 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

      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…

    • 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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      About the countries

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      Currencies

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      Kenya and Tanzania
      ZK
      Kwacha
      Malawi and Zambia
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      Dollar
      Zimbabwe

      Plugs & Adapters

      Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and ZimbabweTanzania, Zambia and ZimbabweZambia

      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, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Hepatitis A
      Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Cholera
      Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Tuberculosis
      Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      Hepatitis B
      Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      Rabies
      Recommended for Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      Meningococcal meningitis
      Recommended for Kenya, 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 Malawi and Zimbabwe. Ideally 10 days before travel.

      Policies

      Location
      Nairobi is the starting point and Victoria Falls is the endpoint.
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      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 16 December 2017 the full payment of $1,525 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 $1525 for Classic Safari, the Component, 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 4,505 km.
      • Nairobi (Kenya)
      • 132 km
      • Nakuru (Kenya)
      • 66 km
      • Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
      • 106 km
      • Masai Mara (Kenya)
      • 98 km
      • Nairobi (Kenya)
      • 235 km
      • Arusha (Tanzania)
      • 208 km
      • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
      • 55 km
      • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
      • 75 km
      • Mto Wa Mbu (Tanzania)
      • 88 km
      • Arusha (Tanzania)
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