Friday, January 28, 2011

FALL 4 AFRICA Fridays are back - insider travel chit chat & a chance to WIN!

It’s back, yes we’re here with another "FALL 4 AFRICA" Friday, complete with all the insider travel chit-chat from our adventurers.  This week's list includes, ballooning over the Serengeti, an opportunity to get involved in Frugal February, a mix of top African countries from the Zip Set Go Team, the ultimate Africa bucket list, and the chance to win an African Insight overland tour for two at Destinations London!  Go wild for the continent and come join us on stand number AA28 from 03-06 February...

And, to ensure 2011 is one extraordinary adventure, we’ve just guaranteed 114 tours through to the end of July! In the words of one sure fire Africa addict - "ACACIA RULES! Coming back to Africa in 2012 and def booking the trip with you guys. Look out for my "Bird's Swaffle" tent."  Can't wait - thanks Renatus!

Hot Air ballooning over the Serengeti - image (C) Cathy May

Ryann Johnson Wanted to know if he could still game drive through the skies on our 21-East African Explorer and book that once in a lifetime balloon ride.  Yes indeedi Ryann! And to show him just how awesome trip this is, we even included Cathy May’s “Up, up and away post!"

Rebecca Morris needed info on her Zambia visa for her 25-day South West Safari. If you're a UK passport holder you can grab your visa out on tour.  The best currency to use is USD. 

Kerry Taylor also needed advice on visas "Hi!! Am off on the Kenya and Tanzania adventure on the 28th of Jan, anybody else??? Is it still ok to get visa's on entering those countries, as its too late for me to do anything else!!!"

Acacia Africa Hi Kerry, if you are on a UK passport you can get the visa's on arrival just have the US$ cash on hand to pay for them - hope you have a fantastic trip - not long now!

Afternoon cruise on the Chobe River - image (C) Mike Cook

And yes, it’s that time of year again Africa addicts! Destinations London is just around the corner (03-06 February, so come join us (stand no. AA28). We'll also be giving away a 6-day African Insight overland tour for two at the show! The bite size trip includes game drives in the Kruger, river cruising on the Chobe River & adrenaline antics in Livingstone. Tempted? Feast your eyes on this amazing expedition and make your way to Destinations for your chance to win!  (offer exc. flights).

Okavango Delta - image (C) Mike Cook

Tamara Nevin wanted to know if we had any late deals for the 25-day South West Safari overland tour, or if she should book 6 months in advance for the 5% off. "I want to try and save as much as possible as I am travelling for 5 months. Also, can you tell me what you have heard about Africa Travel Co. They do the same tour for less, so just wanted to see what you thought about them ... A reply would be great ! Thanks"

Acacia Africa Hi Tamara, we've got a 10% deal on that tour price if you book by 31 January - check out the specials page on the website. The more travel buddies you bring along for the ride, the bigger the discount!!!  Dan's around the World blog is a great eye opener. There's a full review of his 43-day Kenya To Cape Town overland journey on his site.

Here’s an awesome idea for all you adventure addicts! It’s 10 days until #FrugalFebruary starts, an entire month dedicated to finding ways to save extra money for travel! Find out how you can get involved here… 

News just in from... Jollyboys Backpackers Lodge  "Our lovely receptionist Stella is heading out tomorrow to Rediscover Zimbabwe with Acacia Africa - we're sure she's going to have a blast! 
Trips depart every Thursday from Livingstone throughout the year..."

LOVE travel, then TWEET! Make 2011 an adventure to remember - mix it up in Africa with @GoApril from the @ZipSetGo team

Bushman walk, Kalahari - image (C) Mike Cook

Not sure where to head.  We compiled the Ultimate Africa bucket list so feast your eyes on the top 2011 destinations! Before we head off for a Tusker Beer or two we'd also like to send a BIG Five shout out to @axpet @DangerousBiz @NoPlaceToBe @driftingkiwi @Kym1982 @LunaticLtd - an adventurous bunch of tweeps who helped us nail down the top 10 - not an easy task for any Africa addict:) 

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