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Need Advice

Duluth, Minnesota
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Need Advice

Hi, I'm new to this sight but planning to go to Africa in December. Has anyone used Africa Travel Company or Absolute Africa?

Kampala, Uganda
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Have worked with absolute here in Uganda they are good.

Ottawa, Canada
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Understand that less than 50% of the folks who ask questions here report back how things went, so you use the search option above and see what kind of reviews come up, or if you see something promising, you can send them a PM (private message) via TripAdvisor by clicking their blue 'name' under their picture. If there is a link to 'send a message', they should get a notice in their personal email that they have a PM from Tripadvisor. Know that some folks don't respond.

The other option is to ask the company to send you 3 or 4 references from your home country and speak to them on the phone. Emails can be faked.

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I have never used them my self but i get to see many over landing truck for Absolute Africa , may be you can try them

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I am just finishing a 59 safari with Absolute Africa. I found them excellent. They took 59 days to cover the route other overland companies do in about 40-45 days. This meant we had lots of rest time. We had 5 days in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar where the others had 3. There was a 3 day houseboat cruise in Zimbabwe. There was 4 days in Victoria Falls and now we are in Swakopmud, Namibia for 4 days.

They are much cheaper than the other overland companies and I feel they are excellent value for the money. One thing I noticed is they don't supply lunch but stop at supermarkets where one can buy their own food. But the price difference so great, that why not.

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