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54
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Cost/day $50
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Northern Trails - Absolute Africa
Northern Trails - Absolute Africa
Tom "Our Absolute Africa tour was an incredible two months. Our guide Vailet was kind, accommodating, knowledgeable and, above all, fun. Everything about the tour was excellent: the food was better than anyone expected, the activities and itinerary were perfect, and over two months no one had a single thing to complain about. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to travel Africa and get value for money..."
Excellent
5 reviews
Starts
Cape Town
Destinations
+33
Ends
Nairobi
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Highlights

  • Explore the southern Rift Valley
  • Go white water rafting in Victoria Falls
  • Enjoy traditional meals in Malawi
  • Visit the markets of Tanzania
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
28
Transportation
Overland Truck
Travel style
Overland truck
Start in Cape Town and end in Nairobi! With the overland truck tour Northern Trails, you have a 54 day tour package taking you from Cape Town to Nairobi and through Cape Town, South Africa and 33 other destinations in Africa. Northern Trails includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.

5 Reviews

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  • K
    Written on March 5, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I did the Northern Trails tour from Cape Town to Nairobi. This trip was absolutely incredible! We had Steve and Manache for the first half of the tour and Peter and Dave for the second half. All four of them were amazing! I don’t know how Dave and Steve managed to drive those trucks all through Africa with the crazy road conditions and never once be in a bad mood. Peter and Manache were very organized which kept things running smooth and they were full of information. I don’t think there was a question asked that they didn’t know the answer to, which was fantastic. We ate incredible meals (I was not expecting to eat like this on an overland tour) every night. The truck was also really good and spacious and worked well for game drives, as we were up nice and high. Camping was also nice and there was always the option to upgrade if you really wanted a bed for the night. I thought the tour was very well organized with great inclusions. There were also great optional activities available in most of the places we visited. I would definitely recommend travelling with Absolute Africa, it was great value for money and I would for sure do another tour with them in the future. Thank you for the incredible trip it will not be forgotten!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Hi Kayla - thank you for leaving a review of your tour with us and we will let all of your crew know of your comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip so much and we would love to have you back on board in the future if you fancy returning to see Namibia!
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  • Northern Trails reviewer 2
    Written on December 14, 2014
    3.5 - Good

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  • N
    Written on December 14, 2014
    4.0 - Good

    Vailet Peters was an amaazing tour guide. She looked after everyone on the tour and made sure they felt confortable. The knowledge she had about the wildlife in Africa and the countries we were visiting was great. Good Luck V x
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks for your kind words about Vailet, we're glad you enjoyed your trip!
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  • TM
    Written on December 14, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our Absolute Africa tour was an incredible two months. Our guide Vailet was kind, accommodating, knowledgeable and, above all, fun. Everything about the tour was excellent: the food was better than anyone expected, the activities and itinerary were perfect, and over two months no one had a single thing to complain about. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to travel Africa and get value for money.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your Northern Trails trip!
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  • CB
    Written on December 13, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Awesome tour! Would recommend to friends and would happily go back and do it again. V is a fantastic guide, she made some delicious meals and very knowledgable! The drivers and tour guides are worth their weight in gold they are able to find a solution to any situation that may occur and they do it with a smile! TIA! Wish I had picked a longer trip so it didn't have to end! Thanks!!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Great to hear you enjoyed the tour, thanks for taking time to review
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1 - 3: SOUTH AFRICA
  2. Days 4 - 6: SOUTH AFRICA
  3. Days 9 - 10: SOUTH AFRICA
  4. Days 11 - 13: SOUTH AFRICA - BOTSWANA
  5. Days 14 - 15 : ZIMBABWE
  6. Days 16 - 18 : ZIMBABWE
  7. Days 19 - 20: ZAMBIA
  8. Days 21- 22 : ZAMBIA
  9. Days 23 : MALAWI
  10. Days 24- 25 : MALAWI
  11. Day 26: MALAWI
  12. Day 27 : TANZANIA
  13. Day 28 : TANZANIA
  14. Days 29 - 33 : TANZANIA
  15. Day 34 : TANZANIA
  16. Day 35: TANZANIA
  17. Day 36: TANZANIA
  18. Day 37 : TANZANIA
  19. Day 38 : TANZANIA
  20. Day 39 : TANZANIA
  21. Days 40 - 41: RWANDA
  22. Days 42-43 : UGANDA
  23. Day 44: UGANDA
  24. Day 45: UGANDA
  25. Days 46- 47: UGANDA
  26. Day 48 -49: KENYA
  27. Days 50-51: KENYA
  28. Days 52- 53: KENYA
  29. Day 54: KENYA

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional Extras
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Questions & Answers

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

    • 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 trip 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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    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Elvio18th May 2018
      When our chosen tour date was full other dates were suggested. The staff was patient in guiding us with regards to our many questions related to dietary needs and other information related to the trip. The staff was friendly and respectful on every phone call.

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    • Tuesday
      Jan 1, 2019
      from Cape Town
      54 Days
      Saturday
      Feb 23, 2019
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $426
      $3,133
      -14%
      USD $2,707
      + $1,100 Local Payment
    • Saturday
      May 4, 2019
      from Cape Town
      54 Days
      Wednesday
      Jun 26, 2019
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $426
      $3,133
      -14%
      USD $2,707
      + $1,100 Local Payment
    • Monday
      Jun 24, 2019
      from Cape Town
      54 Days
      Friday
      Aug 16, 2019
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $426
      $3,133
      -14%
      USD $2,707
      + $1,100 Local Payment
    • Thursday
      Aug 1, 2019
      from Cape Town
      54 Days
      Monday
      Sep 23, 2019
      to Nairobi
      8 seats left
      $426
      $3,133
      -14%
      USD $2,707
      + $1,100 Local Payment

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    R
    Rand
    South Africa
    P
    Pula
    Botswana
    $
    Dollar
    Zimbabwe
    ZK
    Kwacha
    Zambia and Malawi
    S
    Shilling
    Tanzania , Uganda and Kenya
    CHF
    Franc
    Rwanda

    Plugs & Adapters

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

    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, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda 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, Malawi and Uganda. Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Meningococcal meningitis
    Recommended for Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Cape Town 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 November 2018 the full payment of $2,707 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 $2707 for Northern Trails, 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 7,802 km.
    • Cape Town (South Africa)
    • 177 km
    • Cape Agulhas (South Africa)
    • 243 km
    • Oudtshoorn (South Africa)
    • 92 km
    • Knysna (South Africa)
    • 77 km
    • Storms River (South Africa)
    • 96 km
    • Jeffreys Bay (South Africa)
    • 102 km
    • Addo Elephant National Park (South Africa)
    • 835 km
    • Johannesburg (South Africa)
    • 417 km
    • Palapye (Botswana)
    • 263 km
    • Nata (Botswana)
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