Friday, April 30, 2010

ITV “Lion Country” Documentary Has Roaring Appeal For Zimbabwe Fans

British conservationist, David Youldon, is spearheading a radical project at the Antelope Park, in order to save Africa’s iconic predator, the lion. Estimates indicate that over 200,000 lions may have roamed the continent in 1975, figures declining by 80-90% in less than 30 years. The Park’s “Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild” programme aims to develop the natural hunting instinct of captive lions, ensuring their continuing survival in the wilderness. A cause that has already captured the imagination of 4.8 million UK viewers, ITV’s “Lion Country” is a six part documentary series featuring the reserve, the fourth episode to air on Wednesday 05 May at 19:30 (GMT).
Acacia Africa’s 7-day Rediscover Zimbabwe small group safari (£475pp + local payment from £182pp; weekly departures) incorporates a stay at the Antelope Park and an opportunity to watch the big cats practice their predatory skills on the “night encounter”: a world exclusive in tourism.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Volcanic Ash Update: Our Tours & Client Contacts

We are currently monitoring the situation in Europe regarding the Icelandic Volcanic Eruptions. All our tours are running normally however we understand the problems that are being encountered by our clients travelling to Africa from, or via, Europe. If you are affected please contact our London office on +44 20 7706 4700 or our Cape Town office on +27 21 556 1157 so that we can assist in arranging for you to join the tour.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Kenya, it's here, it's now, it's probably (undoubtedly) one of the best places on the planet!

This could certainly be our shortest ever blog post, but with such amazing footage from our friends in Kenya, we thought we should let our latest slideshow do the talking.

Get your eyes and ears around one celebrated bunch of artists and musicians - yes,  click here for your free pass to the cultural wildlife capital! ENJOY...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Woohoo!!! It's 50% Discount Time:)

Are you up for some Friday feel good vibes? If the answer's yes, then do we have a travel treat in store for you:)  Oh yes indeedi, as this week it's 50% discount time!!! Tempted?  Then hop on the truck and enjoy the open road and amazing Africa for only £372 + local payment (save  a "WHOPPING" £373pp).

Kick back and cruise along Zambia’s Kafue River, one of the most beautiful locations in Africa and go in search of big game in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Parks. A trip that's packed to the hilt with adventure, our 21-day East African Explorer also includes a beach break on the Spice Island of Zanzibar. Lush...:)

The Acacia Wild Bunch...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's April Fools Day fans, but our new promo is certainly no joke...

Sure, there are plenty of travel companies out there trying to lure all you avid adventurers to remote climes with hefty discounts – but why settle for the usual sales pitch when you could snap up a total freebie and waive the whole tour price?  Head to Africa on a small group safari or travel overland with us and you can nab our 3-day Livingstone Adventure or 2-day Rift Valley Insight tour just by covering the cost of the local payment (LP).

Totally catch (& April Fools) free?  Yes indeedi, as the LP goes back to host country, the payment covering your food, camping and usually at least one major game park.  All you need to ensure is that your overland tour or small group safari starts or ends in Livingstone or Nairobi. (See pages 10-45 or 47-70 of our 2010 brochure).

Now we’ve got your full attention we know that your finger will be hovering over the “book online” button…but wait, as there’s another tempting offer up for grabs that will have adventurers everywhere lusting over the continent in droves.  

Book either the 21-day East African Explorer or 24-day South East Adventure overland tour and both the Livingstone Adventure and Rift Valley Insight trips can be yours for only the price of the local payment.  Yes, that’s two phenomenal add-on adventures and an extra 5-days in amazing Africa from only £287pp.

Did we say catch free?  Well, not wanting to disappoint the fans – all our tours are subject to availability, and the clock is ticking, as the offer ends on 30 April.

Terms & conditions: Minimum of 2 passengers required for both the LA3 and RVI2 to confirm departure. Travel Period: all dates up until 01 January 2011. Promo Code: FAAO_0410. Promotion cannot be taken in conjunction with any other Acacia discount. For more deals check out our specials page.

Image courtesy of "Cathy's Big Adventure" (C) Cathy May.