- The tour company, Acacia Africa, has expanded its services to nine new countries.
- Offering discounts for early bookings on adventure tours until February’s end.
- Various tours are available, including wildlife safaris and city stays across Africa.
Acacia Africa’s Expanded Offerings
Cape Town, South Africa–Acacia Africa, a ‘small group’ tour and safari organization operating in Africa, has announced adding nine to its list of serviced countries, including Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi, Uganda, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, and Zambia.
Per a news release, the company will offer discounts on this year’s adventure camping tours (15%), and its adventure accommodated tours (10%) if booked before the end of February to kickstart its marketing campaign (subject to availability).
“We have expanded and broadened our small group destinations and realized the demand for ‘true’ small group travel in Africa,” said Arno Delport, Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa, in the release.
In addition to smaller 2- or 3-day wildlife safaris, the organization offers a variety of more extended tours, including a 19-day Cape Town to Vicotria Falls tour with explorations of national parks and other natural attractions (including Etosha’s salt pan, the Fish River Canyon, Spitzkoppe’s bald granite peaks, Dune 45, Deadvlei, and the dunes of Swakopmund) on the way (total tour price: $2630 per person).
Impact on Travel Trends
The “13-day Small Group Kenya & Tanzania Accommodated Adventure” includes safaris in Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s neighboring Serengeti, where the likelihood of spotting the Big Five (Africa’s most iconic wildlife: lion, leopard, black rhinoceros, African bush elephant, and African buffalo) is highest (total tour price: $2546 per person).
Due to its natural wildlife allure combined with a relatively low cost of living, Africa has historically been a tourist destination. Acacia Africa also offers many “city stay” packages that travelers can utilize between safaris or during their solo travels.
With recent global developments after the pandemic, some countries in the continent have already launched visas designated for higher-income, digital nomads who stay in the continent longer than traditional tourists.
“Overall travelers are more confident about booking longer trips, and well ahead of their departure, the pent-up demand for travel to Africa refueling the coffers of worthy conservation and community projects,” added Delport in the release.
Namibia, one of the three countries in the continent that offer a digital nomad visa has begun to attract the global digital nomad community. Packages provided by Acacia Africa have been designed with this new type of tourism in mind.
What We Think
Africa’s tourism, particularly focused on wildlife and natural beauty, continues to attract interest. Acacia Africa’s expansion and tailored packages for digital nomads signal the continent’s adaptability to changing travel trends.
The discounts provided might attract adventurers seeking unique experiences, and contributing to conservation and community projects.
This expansion aligns with the growing confidence among travelers in exploring longer, diverse trips, potentially benefiting both travelers and African destinations.
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