Are you considering travelling to Africa in 2016? There’s nothing more exciting than delving into a new continent and Africa’s wild game, untouched deserts, ancient cultures, bustling cities and exotic food are only one airline ticket away. The question is which tour? With so many options to choose from, how do you pick the right style of travel for you?
Look no further than Acacia Africa, as we offer a variety of tour styles to meet everyone’s needs and expectations including, Camping Overland and Accommodated Overland expeditions, camping and accommodated Small Group Safaris, unforgettable Mount Kilimanjaro Treks and magical ‘Big 5’ game safaris. Our latest newsletter highlights what you can expect from all our tour types so start planning the adventure of a lifetime now!
Overland Camping Tours
Get ready to pitch in: Our Camping Overland tours are aimed at the adventurous traveller aged between 18-39 years of age. Just think, you could be wandering across Africa’s rich landscapes and journeying from the cold Atlantic Ocean to the warm Indian Ocean. Including endless off the beaten track places and covering up to eight countries our tours last between six and 58 days, so you make it a short hop or go large on the continent. Participatory, you’ll learn how to pitch your own tent (shared with a fellow traveller), speak a little of the lingo and even serve up a few local dishes, as the day-to-day chores include cooking, shopping in local markets and general camp duties. Run with two crew members in one of our custom built 24 seater overland trucks there’s the added bonus of no single supplements!
Are you young, fun and adventurous and don’t mind pitching in? Then this tour style is for you. Check out our Camping Overland tours and get booking!
Accommodated Overland Tours
Overland in style: Our Accommodated Overland tours are also aimed at the adventurous traveller aged between 18-39 years as with our camping Overland tours. Same truck, but there’s no need to rough it. No tents! What better way to end your day of wanderlust than with a night in a comfortable bed in a locally run lodge or tented camp. Most rooms sleep two people, but if you are a single traveller, don’t stress, as you will be teamed up with a fellow traveller of the same sex.
Looking for a little more comfort, but still love the overland style of travel? Then this tour style is for you. Our Accommodated Overland tours include Southern and East African adventures, so take the plunge, travel alone or with your family and indulge in Africa.
Small Group Safaris
Small group tours that are BIG on adventure: Our Small Group Safaris are ideal if you are looking for a comprehensive holiday of between three and 17 days and want to enjoy Africa with a more intimate gathering of like-minded travellers. As journeys are taken on smaller vehicles (maximum of eight to 15 passengers) you’ll be able to reach remote and secluded areas and encounter local tribes without imposing on their daily lives. We have a variety of tours on offer in Southern Africa and a few shorter itineraries in East Africa. There’s also a great choice of accommodation – some basic, some en-suite and some camping. Most of these options are family friendly and open to children from eight years, which makes them ideal for younger adventurers too.
If your annual leave dates fixed and you are hoping to see a lot of Africa in a short space of time, look no further! Our Small Group Safaris max out on the highlights and there are plenty of weeklong options for time sensitive travellers.
Short Safaris & Treks
Are you hoping to see more of a country or region or take part in a specific activity? If you the answer is yes our Short Treks & Safari collection is for you! On these tours you’ll experience a lot of Africa in a short space of time. Enjoy mountain gorilla viewing in Uganda, game drive in the Maasai Mara or hike to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro – and do it all on a budget to suit you.
In most cases you’ll have the option of camping, rustic accommodation or more comfortable private en-suite rooms, but whatever your decision your holiday will still retain that adventurous get go feeling during the day. Hopping on a Short Safari & Treks tour you will also benefit from the knowledge of local guides and we know their enthusiasm is sure enhance your experience in Africa. Short Safari & Treks
Are you stopping for a short time in a town or major city? Urban Africa will not disappoint when it comes to keeping you entertained and there will be plenty to do beachside too. Our Short Breaks and City Stays include a variety two to four day experiences covering the continent’s cities, national parks and beaches. They are the perfect solution for those of you looking to ‘find your feet’ when you first arrive or chill after a long safari. Choose between dorm style rooms and twin share accommodation, a selection of private day tours or activities and either a pre/post tour transfer or both.
If you’re starting or ending a tour in one of Southern or East Africa’s main cities or towns, you can’t go wrong with a fantastic City Breaks & Short Stays tour. Kick back and enjoy a softer landing and experience more of this wonderful continent!
Written by: Michelle Lewis-Loubser – Sales & Marketing