Acacia Africa is running a snap gap sale on 25 itineraries, the tours covering ten countries in Southern and East Africa. The promotion includes 15% discounts, with selected departures available in October, November and December. The offer applies to bookings made from now through 30 September.
Acacia's camping overland tours are strictly targeted at adventurers aged between 18 and 39 years, its budget focused trips a huge draw card for youth travellers who want to tick off bucket list locations in Africa. Tactically timed after the recent release of ‘A’ level results, the promotion will be attractive to the increasing number of gappers opting to shorten the traditional year long travel stint to trips ranging from just a few weeks to around three months.
Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “More youth travellers are recognising the advantages of taking time out before continuing their studies and the rise of the snap gap means agents have an ideal window of opportunity to bring in higher commissions on sales of our longer overland tours.”
For example, the 21-day South East Adventure starts at £1,229pp (no single supplement) down from £1,445pp (a 15% saving of £216pp), and includes 16 nights’ camping in two-person dome tents, four nights in a twin-share rooms; 21 breakfasts, 15 lunches and 15 dinners; all ground transportation, including a safari vehicle; camping and cooking equipment (BYO sleeping bag); and services of a tour guide/driver. Starting in Nairobi and ending in Livingstone, the camping overland trip visits Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi and Zambia. Departing 19 October, 16 November and 14 December.
SAVE 15% (£389pp) The 41 day Cape Town To Kenya begins and ends at a mountain, Table Mountain and Mount Kilimanjaro. Along the way, travellers will be trekking across the giant sand dunes of Namibia, lazing on the beaches of Zanzibar, and gazing upon the thundering Victoria Falls. From £2,206pp (no single supplement) including transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a tour guide/driver. Departing 05 and 19 November, 03, 17 and 31 December. Full tour price £2,595pp.
SAVE 15% (£411pp) Acacia’s 36 day Beach Bush & Ramble is an overland adventure and beach safari combo. Highlights include Big Five animal action in the Kruger and Hwange national parks and optional dive excursions at friendly laid back beaches, the itinerary passing through Mozambique and making further stops at Lake Malawi and Zanzibar. The tour also visits the Victoria Falls. From £2,334pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £860pp including transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a tour guide/driver. Departing 27 October, 24 November and 22 December. Book by 30 September. Full tour price from £2,745pp.
With Acacia Africa's collection heavily focused on the youth market, the tour operator will also be exhibiting at this year’s World Youth & Student Travel Conference (WYSTC), which will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 20 to 23 September.
All prices exclude return flight. Acacia Africa (020 7706 4700; acacia-africa.com) SATSA membership No. 1931, ATOL No. 6499 and ABTA No. W4093 PROTECTED.