a traveler Canada
Trip of a lifetime! Our group of 3 women traveled with Acacia Africa in August 2016 on their small group safari, Southern African Magic Accommodated. We cannot say enough good things about our tour. Our tour leader, Lawrence, was attentive, knowledgeable, and had a good command of the English language. Our safety was his main concern and we were thankful for that. Our tour group consisted of 12 travelers, ranging in age from 25 to 67 and women outnumbering men 9 to 3. Our tour began at the cozy Safari Club SA in Johannesburg. The Safari Club is located in an industrial area very close to the airport. We found all accommodation on the tour to be comfortable with some lodges even having pools. The food served at the lodges was delicious and plentiful and gave us the opportunity to sample some local cuisine. Thank you for selecting lodges with local colour and flair. It brought us closer to the African people. Our itinerary included the main game parks and tourist sights in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Yes, there were long days on the road but it gave us an opportunity to get to know our fellow travelers better. It was the perfect balance of travel, sightseeing and downtime. My only recommendation to Acacia would be to upgrade their minibuses. Ours broke down twice which resulted in 4 hour delays each time hence the very good rating as opposed to excellent. Thank you for your informative website which helped us select the perfect tour. I have no hesitation in recommending Acacia Africa to other travelers.
a traveler UK
I just finished the overland camping trip from Cape Town to Victoria Falls / Livingstone. It was amazing! The guide and driver, Big Sam, were great, nothing was too much trouble and they really worked hard to make sure we all had an incredible time. The itinerary was perfect. We got to see and do so many amazing things, the Okavango Delta, dune 45, sandboarding, skydiving, Chobe National Park, and Victoria Falls. I could name so much more. The campsites were also incredible. Think of watching shooting stars on a huge rock in the middle of nowhere, or camping literally next to an elephant watering hole with no fences around. If you have doubts about camping, please don't. The mattresses were a lot more comfortable than i expected. The tents were huge and I had hot showers most of the time. The food was also good. I definitely put on a few kilograms. Overall, it was an incredible experience with an amazing group of people that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Thanks, Acacia Africa!
The highlight of our tour to Victoria Falls was our excellent guide, Simon. He really went above and beyond to keep us happy and safe. Simon's enthusiasm is infectious. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about showing what Southern Africa has to offer. We had an unavoidable change of itinerary due to the political situation in Zimbabwe, and Simon was able to keep us well informed and make alternate arrangements. The tour itself was a great way for us to see Kruger, Botswana, and Victoria Falls. There are some long days driving but the spectacular views of Victoria Falls are worth it. The accommodation is adequate, with the first 2 nights at Nsele Lodge as a highlight. The hosts are very welcoming and the food was amazing. We would recommend Acacia Africa to anyone looking for a guided tour in Africa.
I camped all the way from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. I had so much fun and it was a good experience. They have a great guide. It's a beautiful place to visit. The highlight of the safari was the Elephant Sands.
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