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Acacia Africa

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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About Acacia Africa
Acacia Africa offers value for money Overland & Small Group Safaris, Adventure tours, Treks and Private Day Tours in Southern and East Africa. We operate tours and safaris with passion and over two decades of experience, ensuring high standards allowing us to grow successfully in a socially and ecologically responsible way. Owner managed team and dedicated guides guarantee passionate attention to quality. Kenya - Uganda - Tanzania - Malawi - South Africa - Namibia - Lesotho - Zambia - Zimbabwe - Botswana - Mozambique - Swaziland
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11-Day Highlights of Tanzania Adventure Camping Tour from Dar es Salaam

Explore the best of Tanzania and Kenya on this short safari and beach adventure tour. The highlights include seeing the Serengeti's game-filled plains, meeting colourful Maasai tribes, gazing skyward at snow-capped Kilimanjaro, meandering through the spice markets and diving into the clear Indian Ocean on idyllic Zanzibar. This tour has it all! Come experience the magic on an adventure through this exciting corner of Africa.
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11 days
from US$2 012,86

20-Day Kruger to Cape Town Adventure Camping Tour from Pretoria

From bush to beach; explore South Africa's Panorama Route through Mpumalanga on this South African adventure tour, including safari game drives with the opportunity to see the Big 5 in Kruger and Addo National Park. Discover diverse cultures of Swazi, Zulu and Basotho, cruise in St Lucia, visit Durban's rugged beaches, and discover Garden Route icons Knysna, Tsitsikamma and Hermanus.
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20 days
from US$2 070,58

13-Day Kenya and Tanzania Adventure Accommodated Tour from Nairobi

On this accommodated tour you will game drive in some of of East Africa's premier game parks - Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. After seeing some of the amazing wildlife on Safari in East Africa you can then spend your time relaxing on the beautiful white beaches of Zanzibar.
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13 days
from US$2 445,74

12-Day Coast to Cape Town Adventure Accommodated Tour from Durban

This accommodated adventure tour starting in Durban will head inland to explore the majestic Drakensberg mountain en-route to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Enjoy Elephant encounters at Addo Elephant Park, the wilderness at Oudtshoorn and Hermanus and enjoy the forests of the Tsitsikamma National Park in the picturesque Garden Route.
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12 days
from US$1 746,67

18-Day Mountain Gorilla To The Mara Adventure Accommodated Tour from Nairobi

From gorillas and chimpanzee in Uganda to the 'big 5' in Kenya, this accommodated adventure tour takes in all the top experiences the famed Pearl of Africa, and Kenya have to offer. Join us and explore these exciting destinations.
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18 days
from US$3 073,40
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Eric wrote a review Oct 2020
Austin, Texas8 contributions1 helpful vote
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TLDR; this is a tremendous experience for the adventurous traveler; if you have an open mindset about meeting new people, enjoy hiking and the outdoors, and don't mind an occasionally rough ride, this is an incredible trip and well worth your time. Having never traveled outside the US, I wanted to go big on my first solo trip with the 62-day excursion from Pretoria to Nairobi. Since it was such an extensive trip, I was looking for the most value for my time, based on price, activities, and safety. I backpack often, so beyond basic comfort was not a priority for me, which turned out to be a good mindset to adopt since we camped nearly the entire trip, & rode in a truck with no AC (Namibia gets hot!). Tip - be ready to retrieve the rain fly for your tent during unexpected 3 AM rain showers! However, nearly all of the sites we stayed at had the option to upgrade from camping to comfortable indoor accommodations, which was a nice option to take advantage of occasionally. Once we reached our site for the night, we began our daily rotating duties, which included helping to cook, clean the truck, and do dishes, which I think added to the experience and helped bond our fellow tourists. Traveling solo, I felt safe at all times with our guides, drivers, and locations. My trip was split between two guides, Crispen, then Pete, and they were great company that looked out for us and kept us safe and informed about everything around us. Our guides were familiar with the paths and knew everyone at our destinations. Nothing surprised them. Our drivers were impressive as well, with Harmony and Francis keeping us safe on the often-tumultuous African roads. Navigating both urban and off-road environments in our trucks was no easy task, and Francis even proved his mechanic skills during the occasional break-down. The variety of locations we stayed at were simply incredible. From Cape Town to the deserts of Namibia, the Okavango Delta to Zanzibar Island, the mixture of urban and remote landscapes couldn't have been better. We saw every animal you can imagine. On a trip like this, an open mindset is key. Traveling for two months with strangers can go any number of ways, but due to this trip, I now have lifelong friends scattered across the globe that I can't wait to visit. This wasn't just a vacation, it was a lasting, eye-opening experience that I believe everyone should try if possible. I can't recommend this trip enough. I wish I could go back to January and do it all over again.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ArnoD332, Manager at Acacia Africa
Responded 27 Oct 2020
Dear Eric, Thank you for taking the time to write this very detailed review of the 62-day South Africa to Kenya Adventure Camping Tour. We are pleased our tour met your expectations and provided you with lots of great memories of Africa. We hope to see you back for another adventure soon. All the best, The Acacia Team
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frankiemeilak wrote a review Feb 2020
Nadur, Malta11 contributions4 helpful votes
we met a special group of people and the experience was great overall. the driving was long but worth it. encountering the gorillas was amazing, and also seeing so many other animals.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Michelle L, Sales and Marketing at Acacia Africa
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Dear frankiemeilak, Thank you for sending this review! We are super happy you enjoyed this Gorilla Trekking tour and got to view these majestic creatures in the wild. What an experience! We hope to see back in Africa again for another adventure soon. Kindest regards, The Acacia Team
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Khumbulani Mthulisi wrote a review Feb 2020
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It's always the best to visit the Parks and the sightings of Chimpanzees in Queen Elizabeth and tracking the Gorillas in Bwindi forest. Visiting the parks in Kenya, Nakuru and Masai mara is quite exciting and memories stay forever as you see lions, zebras, Elephants, Buffaloes, Cheetah and leopard. It's really worth it to go on that trip.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Michelle L, Sales and Marketing at Acacia Africa
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Khumbu, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are really glad your 18-day Gorilla trekking tour met your expectations and that you left with a treasure trove of memories. We hope to see you back for another adventure real soon. Kindest regards, The Acacia Team
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eromaych wrote a review Feb 2020
Mexico City, Mexico1 contribution
Enjoy watching the ever changing jawdropping landscapes and amazing wildlife with almost 360 views from your seat ... I LOVED IT.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Michelle L, Sales and Marketing at Acacia Africa
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Hi Eromych, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, much appreciated! Travelling by overland is certainly a lot of fun. Our trucks are built to withstand the harsh terrains of the African roads but have some comfort too. The height is one of the plus factors - great views as you mentioned :). We are really happy you had such a great time and that the tour exceeded all your expectations. We hope to see you again for another adventure soon. Kindest regards, The Acacia Team
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Sherridan G wrote a review Jan 2020
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My fiance and I completed this tour and had a great time. The National Parks were amazing, the scenery incredible and we loved the included activities. The truck and tents were very comfortable and our guide Crispen was very knowledgeable and let us know in advance what was coming up and when we should buy things / withdraw more money etc... Our driver Harmony was just lovely and I always enjoyed having a chat with him at our campsites. The camp sites were all really nice - it was great to fall asleep to the sound of lions roaring or sleep under the stars in the desert. The only downsides were - on other overland trips I have been on they take a tipping kitty at the start and the tour leader manages the tips along the way. I found it tricky trying to figure out what the appropriate amount to tip was. Also other tours have guidelines aout what to tip the guide and driver which is re-iterated by the tout leader at the end of the tour. In this case it wasn't andmany other people on the tour just used this as an excuse to not tip at all, or very little- which I think was pretty poor form and made me feel like I had to tip more to make up for them. The other downside was the duty roster - sometimes I felt like I was held back from going in the pool or going for a walk because I had to stay and cook - It felt to restrictive - I prefer when the people on tour just work it out together rather than have a roster. The roster also meant some people barely cooked at all because they always fell on days where we didn't have to, yet others had to cook all the time. Perhaps a different system would work better.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Michelle L, Sales and Marketing at Acacia Africa
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear 803she, Thank you for taking the time to post your honest review. We are really happy you had a wonderful trip in East Africa visting the tour highlights and that Crispen and Harmony excedded all expectations as crew. We will be sure to pass your complements to them. We are also grateful for you making these comments and thank you for bringing matters forward. Feedback always helps us identify where improvements can be made to make the trip better in the future – which is something we strive for. Thanks again, Kindest regards, The Acacia Team
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