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Reviewed 14 July 2018

The one week tour with Acacia was phenomenal, however as they say it is just a 'taste' of Africa, there is so much more to see and do! On this tour there is a good amount of included activities that will leave you with great memories and incredible photos.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Thank Rex S
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Arno D, Manager at Acacia Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Dear Rex S,

Thank you for your amazing review. I do believe the memories you made will last a lifetime. They say ‘The eye never forgets what the heart has seen’ ~ African Proverb.

We hope to see you again for another Africa adventure.

Kind regards,
The Acacia Team

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My most memorable trip ever! My favourite part was the mokoro canoes in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. 100% recommend Acacia
Remember to bring warm clothes and a solid sleeping bag if you’re camping, the temperature drops ALOT as soon as the sun goes down.

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Arno D, Manager at Acacia Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Dear Embla V,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience and including the details of what to expect and bring on tour. The 19-day Desert Tracker camping overland tour is certainly a firm favourite and highlights the best of Namibia, Botswana and the mighty Victoria Falls.

I do believe the memories you made will last a lifetime and hope that you'll consider visiting Africa again soon.

Kind regards,
The Acacia Team

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Not long back from this tour and I had a great time so I thought I'd let others know. Overall, the tour was well organised and the guides ensured we felt safe at all times. The truck was well equipped and I was surprised at how comfortable the seats were - so comfortable I was able to sleep despite the 'African massages' along the way. Despite the fact that some of the journeys were quite long, being able to sleep certainly helped. Some of the journeys on this trip are quite long but they are unavoidable if you want to see these parts of Africa. Anyway, the route was quite scenic and the guides provided info about the surrounding area along the way and we stopped every so often to stretch our legs. The main guide, Sammy, also informed us when to stock up on snacks and drinks at the better supermarkets as a lot of the local shops were poorly supplied as you can imagine. Most of the stops had some form of toilet however my group found that the bush toilets were generally cleaner (this is Africa after all). The tents provided were pretty good and the mattresses were spot on too. I have to say, one of the things I was anxious about before going on the trip was the quality of the meals as catering for large groups often leads to small portions of massively overdone food but both Sam and Ali were great cooks and we always had plenty to eat. We also stopped at local kitchens to try some of the local cuisine for lunch which was another good experience. Our particular group had lots of allergies/food intolerances (seafood, nuts, dairy, gluten and shellfish to name a few) and Sam always provided options for these people - to the extent that one person had to reject his meals so they could use up some of their own food to create some room in their suitcase. Finally, our guide Sammy was excellent along the way and his local knowledge was invaluable for us between helping getting currency changed to recommending where to buy gifts etc. One of the more negative reviews says to do this trip on your own steam which seems like a very romantic idea but without being able to speak the local language (Sam can speak 8 apparently) and knowing how to deal with the corrupt policemen you will only end up wishing you had someone like Sam guiding you.
Bad point: When I was at Lake Malawi the lake was quite rough so snorkelling wasn't going to be worthwhile but I guess it's just one of those things and Acacia can't exactly control the weather
Highlights of the trip: South Luangwa - we were fortunate to get VERY close to a pair of lions in heat The Serengeti - seeing The Great Wildebeest Migration was spectacular
Overall, a fantastic trip and would highly recommend travelling with Acacia

Date of experience: May 2018
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Sabine_Acacia, Manager at Acacia Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Rcrozier

Thank you for taking the time to post about your experience on our 21 Day East African Explorer travelling from Livingstone to Nairobi. We'll be sure to pass the compliments on to Sammy & Ali as I'm sure they'll be thrilled to hear their hard work was appreciated, and that their local expertise helped share some of the special magic of the African continent. It is unfortunate that some of the days on this tour are quite long in terms of driving, however, as you say, it's the only way to get to see the highlights throughout these 4 countries. We hope to have you travel with us again. Regards, Sabine

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I travelled from Livingstone to Nairobi with Acacia. The service provided was second to none. I was worried about travelling to Africa due to safety but at no time did I feel unsafe.
Our tour leader and driver were very professional and offered a lot of information and went out of their way to help with anything we needed.
The camp sites were all great. I loved there was an option to upgrade for a small fee in a lot of locations. The food was awesome and there was always plenty available.
I would highly recommend Acacia Africa. I would definitely travel with them again.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Sabine_Acacia, Manager at Acacia Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear Jessicalpulver - thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us. It's always great to hear that our crew were able to show you how special this part of Africa is and that you enjoyed the facilities in Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania en-route. We make every effort to ensure safety of our travellers, and to supply good wholesome food along the way. We hope to see you travel with us again! Regards, Sabine

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

This is my 2nd review for Acacia Africa as I decided to go back and do another tour as my first tour was life changing and they did not disappoint.
I did a 9 day tour from Kampala to Jinja around Uganda - the main reason was to see the Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The tour was run by Masai and Maja and they were incredible! They are both such lovely people and made the tour run smoothly and ensured we got the most out of our trip. I would highly recommend Acacia Africa for an incredible life changing experience. It is great value for money and you will honestly experience things that you will never forget.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Tejal C
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Sabine_Acacia, Manager at Acacia Africa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Dear Tej_Chau - thank you for the great feedback. We are thrilled to hear that Masai and Maja helped make this trip so memorable and that you enjoyed your tours with us so much. We look forward to welcoming you back in future. Regards, Sabine

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