Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tweet us?...Meet The "#Acacia Wild Bunch": Arno Delport

Got a burning question on Africa? Now you can tweet with your own personal Africa guru, courtesy of the "Acacia Wild Bunch”. Chosen for their total and unwavering addiction to the most adventurous continent on the planet, these experts are bound to have a few insider tips from the road. Feel free to contact our Africa pundits from here on in, putting #AcaciaWildBunch? ahead of your tweet…

Full name: Arno Delport

Nationality: South African

Which Acacia Africa tours have you travelled on?

The 41-day Cape To Kenya; the 13-day Kenya & Tanzania Adventure; and the 18-day Mountain Gorillas To The Mara – all great itineraries for anyone who is totally addicted to overland!

Your Favourite Acacia tour?

That’s a hard question to answer J, but it has to be the 18-day Mountain Gorillas To The Mara. Trekking the mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Park is simply awesome!

Who do usually travel with?

Always with a bunch of great friends

Travel Motto

Be open minded!

Favourite place in Africa?

Uganda’s Lake Bunyoni – as you can take a dip in the lake to cool off and the variety of birdlife is simply out of this world!

Most memorable moment in Africa?

We only spent an hour with the mountain gorillas, but it’s an amazing experience and it felt like five minutes.

Best adrenaline/adventure activity and why?

Rafting the Nile in Jinja – glad I am still ALIVE!

What would you say to someone thinking of travelling to Africa?

Do it!!! You will not regret it!! In fact, I can promise, you will fall in love with it!!

Where’s the next adventure in Africa?

Egypt is next on the list – hopefully! J

Arno’s top three tips for Africa travellers:

1. Bring a sense of adventure.

2. Experience as much as you can while you are in Africa.

3. Oh yes and drink lots of water!!

Remember you can fire away on our Twitter page with your questions from here on in, simply add #AcaciaWildBunch? ahead of your tweet…

And, finally Arno, what about that all important checklist of African countries you’ve visited?

I’ve been addicted to Africa for a good few years so the list is loooooong!: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and not forgetting Zimbabwe – a new addition to our 2010 small group safari portfolio.

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