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60+ Days, 8 Countries, Assistance w/ Logistics

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60+ Days, 8 Countries, Assistance w/ Logistics

I am planning a 60+ day tour of Africa that will begin in Cape Town, S. Africa, and then continue on to Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda. I have a fairly specific/thorough itinerary in mind but think I will need assistance with logistics, as I hope to travel primarily by land. I am not sure that I want to buy a car and drive this route on my own ... but doubt public buses will get me where I'd like to go. Are there highly regarded Pan-Africa tour companies that can help me work through the details? Best to use different outfits in each country?

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1. Re: 60+ Days, 8 Countries, Assistance w/ Logistics

You need to extend your number of days, or cut the number of countries. 60 days might be enough for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and maybe at a Malawi.

Tour companies do the route in 63 days. africanoverland.co.za/camping_trans_africa/6… They spend exactly 3 nights in South Africa, which isn't exactly seeing South Africa. all the other countries are equally rushed, with many looong days driving. And then all the border posts, which can take ages.

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