Acacia Africa will be adding a Nairobi Park Stay to its 2018 collection - 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) included in the three day break.




Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “A successful black rhino sanctuary, Nairobi National Park is the only protected area in the world with such a huge variety of animals and birds close to a capital city, the budget friendly safari extension ideal for travellers starting or ending a tour in Nairobi.”




The city is also a jumping off point for the new Standard Gauge Railway and its nonstop passenger train, the Madaraka Express. Operating twice daily between Nairobi and Mombasa, the railway has made the country’s coast and palm-fringed white sand beaches more accessible, the fare costing only 700 Kenyan shillings (around £6pp) for economy class and 3,000 Kenyan shillings (around £22pp) for first class. 




Acacia Africa's three day Nairobi Park Stay is priced from £740pp. Daily departures available from 03 January 2018. 




Acacia Africa (020 7706 4700; acacia-africa.com). SATSA membership No. 1931, Atta membership no. 20151, ATOL No. 6499 and ABTA No. W4093 PROTECTED. 


Published in News
Monday, 17 October 2016 14:36

Acacia Africa Launches Green Season Sale

Green season is one of the best times for clients to book a safari if they have a keen interest in photography.

 

Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa, comments “From November to April the summer rains leave lush green grasses and flowering plants in their wake, the animal action bursting into life as calving season begins. Migratory birds fill the skies with colour, and better air and light conditions along with dramatic short-lived thunderstorms make photography all the more impressive. An added plus, the longer days mean there will be more time on the game drive.”

 

Acacia Africa is offering a 15% discount on selected November and December overland departures if before 31 October.

 

While dry season is one of the best times to view wildlife in the Kruger, green season still packs some punch. With calving season well underway it's a predator's paradise - and it's the also best time to visit the national park for birding. SAVE 15% (£123pp) 19 day Kruger To Cape Town from £702pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £100pp.  Departing 12 November. Full tour price £825pp.  Year round departures.

 

Arno Delport comments, “It’s all go for green season in South Luangwa, our camp overlooking the Luangwa River.” At this time of year the river often bursts its banks and plays host to the largest population of pods in the area. Going from no sightings to spectacular sightings, the population of endangered wild dogs has also made a recent comeback in the park and who could resist catching a glimpse of these curious characters on a walking safari, some pack members often spotted mere few feet away. Add in the opportunity to see baby impala taking their first steps, plus viewing large carmine bee-eater & stork colonies and you have an unrivalled safari experience. SAVE 15% (£224pp) 21 day East African Explorer from £1,271pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £690pp. Departing 11 and 25 November, 09 and 23 December. Full tour price £1,495pp.  Year round departures.

 

In the Okavango Delta game viewing becomes even more rewarding as the floodwaters withdraw. This leaves more areas open for bush walking. Clients can expect to see large numbers of sitatunga (a swamp-dwelling antelope), red lechwe, and a plethora of migratory birds including the Woodland Kingfisher. Mokoro safaris will still be available in the heart of the delta, making this the ideal time to combine water and land based wildlife pursuits. SAVE 15% (£119pp) 12 day Desert & Delta Express southbound from £676pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £260pp.  Departing 23 November and 07, 21 December. Full tour price £795pp.  Year round departures.

 

Green season at the Victoria Falls is best for birders, but you might still be able to get in on the animal action at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the Buffalo Bar overlooking its own waterhole. An added bonus for clients travelling between February and May, the world’s largest falling curtain of water will be in full flow. Spray permitting - on every full moon the Victoria Falls rainforest re-opens in the evening for special tours to witness the mystical magic of the lunar rainbow. One of the few places on earth where this natural phenomenon occurs, it’s a shutterbug must. SAVE 15% (411pp) 36 day Beach, Bush & Ramble from £2,334pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £860pp. Departing 24 November and 22 December. Full tour price £2,745pp.  Year round departures.

 

Hwange is only just gaining ground on the safari scene and in the emerald season there will be even less adventurers vying for the wildlife’s attention. Expect to see a smattering of plains game including zebra and impala, plus herds of buffalo and a fair few predators on the prowl.  The place to be if your client is an avid twitcher - the number of bird species usually jumps from 400 to around 500! SAVE 15% (£209pp) 14 day Mozambique & Zimbabwe Explorer northbound from £1,186pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £140pp.  Departing 24 November and 22 December. Full tour price £1,395pp.  Year round departures. 

 

All the above prices include camping accommodation, transport, most meals and services of a tour guide/driver and exclude return flight. Acacia Africa (020 7706 4700; acacia-africa.com) SATSA membership No. 1931, ATOL No. 6499 and ABTA No. W4093 PROTECTED.
Published in News
African Parks, in collaboration with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, are helping to preserve this threatened species by moving 500 elephants in one of the biggest events ever to happen to Malawi’s wildlife Tourism.

Populations of African elephants are being depleted at concerning rates, with fewer than 450,000 remaining. Poaching and habitat loss have sent numbers into serious decline. Malawi’s recent successes in anti-poaching and management of human-wildlife conflict have led to a population surplus in two of the country’s 9 protected areas, Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve.

This huge relocation starts next week in Liwonde National Park, home to Malawi’s largest population of 800 elephants. This delicate process involves the use of helicopters to dart elephants, which are then lifted by crane onto trucks to start their 300 km road journey to a newly created sanctuary.

The elephants are being moved to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, close to Lake Malawi, which for years had been depleted of wildlife. Once home to over 1500 elephants, now as little as 100 remain. A 16,000-hectare sanctuary has been built, creating a safe and secure habitat for these animals to thrive before being released, in time, into the wider Reserve. As well as the elephant, there are plans to relocate a further 1500 animals from a variety of species to the Reserve.

This is an extremely hopeful story for conservation, elephants and particularly for Malawi. Kelly White from Malawi Tourism told us “ We are delighted with African Parks’ plans to relocate and reintroduce species into Malawi’s parks. If Malawi had a perceived weakness in tourism terms, it was that some of its neighbours offered a ‘better’ safari experience. But, as well as helping to safeguard the future of these magnificent animals, these developments will result in a total transformation of Malawi’s wildlife and safaris. Malawi will become one of the most complete destinations in Africa - Lake, Landscape, Culture and now Wildlife experiences of the very highest quality. Warm, welcoming and unspoilt, Malawi really is just waiting to be discovered”.

Since 2003 African Parks has, in partnership with the Malawi government, managed Majete Wildlife Reserve, a partnership that has seen the reserve restored and restocked with 2,500 animals including the Big Five. Majete has been a great success and is now one of Malawi’s premier wildlife sanctuaries, conserving and protecting more than 8,800 animals. With the addition of Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in 2015, African Parks now manages 3 of Malawi’s 9 protected areas and with goals to match all that has been achieved in Majete, African Parks are transforming the wildlife of the country.

ABOUT AFRICAN PARKS:
African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. African Parks manages 10 national parks and protected areas in seven countries covering six million hectares: Malawi, Zambia, CAR, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Chad.  To learn more, please visit www.african-parks.org














Published in News

Our Sponsors

  • Street Child Logo

  • Selling-Travel-black
  • One & Only
  • PINK OSTRICH PICTURES FINAL LOGO small
  • KZN-Logo