Acacia Holidays Destinations & Attractions
These short cultural stays and active adventures are flexible in their arrangements, and can be customized to your interests and time. Talk with your travel professional about adding one to the beginning or end of your Acacia Holidays tour.
Scuba Diving | Dolphin Tours | Snorkeling
Zanzibar is much like Venice — there’s simply no other place quite like it. Located 23 miles off the Tanzanian coast, its very name evokes the exotic smell of spices, images of narrow streets, unique architecture, carved doors, clear waters, coral reefs and miles of pristine beaches. The island has a long and rich past as a crossroads of African, Asian, and European cultures. Vasco da Gama visited in 1502 en-route to India while Burton, Speake, and Livingstone all staged their expeditions into the “dark heart” of Africa from these shores. Stay in historic Stone Town or at an idyllic beach resort on the island’s southeast coast to truly get away from it all.
Bungee | Cruises | Elephant Back Safaris
Located between Zimbabwe and Zambia in Southern Africa, Victoria Falls is a stunning testament to the raw power of nature. An UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest sheet of falling water anywhere in the world, the falls are an unforgettable addition to any of Acacia Holidays’ programs. Once there, take a walking tour of the falls, enjoy dinner on a sunset cruise, or, for more adventurous souls, raft the turbulent Zambezi River gorges. A natural addition to South African safari, the falls are also easily reachable from East Africa as well.
Hiking | Base Jumping | Marathon
Challenge yourself with a hike up Africa’s iconic Mount Kilimanjaro. At 19,341 feet, the mountain is Africa’s highest point and one of the world’s seven summits. Tropical lower slopes give way to unique and captivating plant life above.
There’s nothing like waking up to a dusting of snow just three hundred miles from the Equator or watching the run rise over the roof of Africa. Our expert guides, porters, and cooks ensure you are taken care of every step of the way. Contact our specialists to set up a solo or group trek on any of the mountain’s ascent routes.
Gorilla & Golden Monkey Treks
A rare, three-day, opportunity to come face to face with your choice of either a mountain gorilla family or a social group of rare Golden Monkeys — in the luxuriously lush rainforest of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The Golden Monkeys and a group of Mountain Gorillas, both critically endangered and protected, share a small habitat that can be entered, with a tracker, by special permit. Your permit, obtained for you by Acacia Holidays, allows you to view the group of your choice for one hour, as they go about their normal daily lives: eating, climbing, playing, and raising their families. In your free time, you’ll relish the expansive mountain views and lush tropical scenery that greets you at every turn in Rwanda.
Kite Surfing | Water Sports | Honeymoon
The Seychelles offer clear, sapphire waters backed by lush hills, tropical rain-forests, and big glacis boulders. With such a pastoral setting, the Seychelles is unsurprisingly a choice place for newlyweds. But for those looking for more than a suntan or romance, this archipelago offers a number of high-energy distractions. There are jungle and coastal walks, boat excursions, and coral reef diving and casual snorkeling to keep you buzzing. Eco-tourism is big here. There are marine parks and natural reserves filled with endemic species that are easy to approach, and it’s home to some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. It’s a perfect setting for a tropical, island-dreaming holiday.
Sand Boarding | Hiking | Desert Safari
Namibia is known for its contrasting, dramatic, landscapes. The desolate Namib Desert is said to be the oldest in the world, with high, shifting, dunes and awe-inspiring sense of space. The central plateau, with its thorn bush savannah and rugged mountains, rises abruptly from the plains, giving way to the majestic Fish River Canyon in the south. In the north of the country, landscapes range from dense bush and open plains of the great Etosha Pan, to woodland savannah and lush vegetation. Dinosaur footprints preserved in sandstone, prehistoric rock art, and the ancient fossil plant, Welwitschia Mirabilis, all bear witness to the timelessness of this country.
Deep Sea Fising | Honeymoons |
Mauritius is a fascinating, world-in-one- island slice of paradise. The island is loaded with historic sights, cultural diversity, geographic variation and almost limitless activities to distract you from the daily grind of beach and pool. But perhaps its single biggest asset is the relaxed charm of its warm and welcoming people. Mark Twain once wrote that ‘Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius’. While Mauritius is rightly famed for its sapphire waters, powder-white beaches and luxury resorts, there’s also bird-watching and hiking in the forested and mountainous interior, or world-class diving and snorkeling. Catch a boat trip to near-perfect islets and excursions to fabulous botanical gardens and colonial plantation houses.
River Cruises | Water Rafts |
One can’t think of Zambia without thinking about the great explorer David Livingstone. Livingstone spent much of his career exploring Zambia following the Zambezi River through the country. Situated in the heart of south-central Africa, Zambia is a secret gem waiting to be explored. The country has over 19 national parks and South Luangwa Valley National Park is considered one of the finest in Africa
Sand Boarding | Hiking | Desert Safari
From the magical watery world of the Okavango Delta to the wide open spaces of the Kalahari Desert; the bleached salt pans of Makghadikgadi to the wildlife-filled region along the Chobe River, few places can match the diversity of habitats found in Botswana. A leader in conservation and sustainable eco-tourism, Botswana has set aside nearly one third of the country's land as wildlife reserves and national parks. Unspoiled, sparsely settled, and responsibly managed, Botswana offers visitors the chance to experience Africa in its natural state. Most camps are small, remote, and reachable only by air. Herbivores, predators, and birds all flourish in this wildlife paradise; regions like Savute and Chobe offer some of the vest elephant viewing on the entire planet.