Acacia Africa’s latest East Africa tours will be a welcome addition for agents hoping to satisfy the growing demand for experiential travel and budget safaris.
The specialist is launching a nine-day Troop to the Gorillas overland journey, the camping and accommodated itineraries focused solely on Uganda, and a new Short Safari & Trek, the 10-day Best of East Africa covering handpicked game-viewing locations in Kenya and Tanzania.
Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa, comments, “Alongside the opportunity to trek the endangered mountain gorillas, our new nine-day tour affords clients three days in Jinja, giving them the chance to partake in the many activities that East Africa's adventure capital has to offer. This year, we expect Uganda to take the lion share of bookings from "price-sensitive" millennials due to the gorilla permit increase in Rwanda, these travellers seeking out unique wildlife encounters, but value playing a key part in their choice of destination.”
Nine-day Troop to the Gorillas from £775pp (no single supplement) + gorilla & chimp permit from £555pp including transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a tour leader/driver. Year-round departures. Starts Kampala - ends Kampala.
Acacia’s Short Safari & Trek portfolio is open age and aimed at a broader market including families, the tours filling the gap for mid-market safaris. The 10-day Best of East Africa visits the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire National Park. From £2,975pp (two sharing) + Safari Pass from £570pp including all tour highlights, accommodation (seven nights twin share lodge/ hotel with en-suite facilities, two nights twin share lodge/tented camp with en-suite facilities), transport, most meals, services of a tour leader/driver and shuttle bus transfer. Year-round departures. Starts Nairobi - ends - Nairobi.
Arno Delport comments, “Tarangire National Park might be one of Tanzania’s lesser-known safari destinations, but it’s highly underrated - its 2,850 square kilometres reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. About to be thrust into the wildlife conservation spotlight, it’s now home to the oldest mother elephant known to have given birth to twins, the pair of rare twin calves recently joining the mother's herd.”
Earlier this year, Acacia Africa launched a three-day Nairobi Park Stay, the itinerary, which is priced from £740pp, including a game drive in Nairobi National Park, Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage visit, return airport transfers, all food and drink and twin share ensuite accommodation at a tented camp (inside Nairobi National Park). Year-round departures.
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