Im wanting to do a tour ideally from Kenya to Cape Town end of Jan and want recommendations of what/who to go with.
My only problem is, I will have £2500 max to spend on tour and activities.
Ideas please :-)
I did this route in the opposite direction last year. I used Nomad Tours and I would recommend them. It takes 42 days and costs about 2,100, plus a $900 local payment. It covers most necessities, but you're going to need some daily spending money too.
I travelled through West Africa a couple of years ago with Oasis Overland and would definitely recommend them as a great value, well organised, reliable, honest and friendly company. I have friends who have since done an Oasis tour from Cairo to CT and also recommend them. I'm about to book a short trip through Kenya-Uganda with Intrepid/Dragoman who I have also heard good things about, although they are a bit more expensive.
There is a good review of Overland companies on The Times website (google it as I can't put a link on) which might help you choose a reliable tour operator.
You can definitely do the trip for £2500 but would need to pick a budget company to go with - doesn't mean a bad company! Make sure you look at what activities are included...some of the cheaper companies leave all activities as optional and this can be deceptive to the actual amount you'll end up spending on the ground - safaris etc will quickly eat up your budget!
Hope this helps, I don't know if you've done overland tour before but if not then there are a few other things to take into consideration to make sure you have a really great trip. Other people on here may suggest you do it without a tour for a different experience, may be cheaper...you've probably considered this already though.
Hope you have a great time in Africa,
Oh thanks guys, i did hear about Oasis they look good, will look into Nomads.
Has anyone down a tour with africantrails or the baz bus??
I could be wrong about this, but I don't think the Baz Bus does tours. I think it's more of a hop-on-hop-off deal. I've heard great things about it though, both for its value and social aspects.
On the gotours are looking good for prices and dates, however no one has mentioned those on any review pages that i have been searching. Has anyone gone with these guys??
I know I am a bit late - have a look at www.acacia-africa.com - www.africatravelco.com. I have done a trip with Dragoman ( from Zimbabwe to Kenya) a long time ago. It was great!! Nomads is also definitely recommended. Will also advise to make use of The Lonely Planet if you want to make use of local transport. It has been done by many. Enjoy!! Wilma
Sorry im late to the party. But personally as someone thats lived in cape town South Africa for just over a year, i would defiently recommend having a look at www.vibescout.com. They give a pretty great breakdown of things to do in around South Africa, as well as being able to organise transport through thier web app.