Acacia Africa – the Big Five of 2016

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Acacia Africa –  the Big Five of 2016

There’s really very little else we can tell you about overlanding and Acacia Africa Overland adventures in particular. We’ve covered the basics:

  • Seeing Africa from the best possible vantage point;
  • Being accompanied by the most experienced tour guides and operators;
  • Being transported by reliable, fully kitted & custom built overland vehicles

However what if it not us telling you, but our clients? And what better user-generated platform to get this information from than Tripadvisor? Our latest review says it all:

Trip of a lifetime!”  “It was the perfect balance of travel, sightseeing and downtime.”

So continuing on this trend, we have assembled a quick look through the year that was and compiled what we like to call, Acacia Africa – The Big Five of 2016, a user-generated recount.

Superb Swaziland

Credited as the smallest country in the southern hemisphere, Swaziland still packs a big punch. Take your pick from an unforgettable encounter with a traditional faith healer or Sangoma, viewing animals on foot, by mountain bike or on horseback

Enigmatic Etosha

Etosha is located in northwestern Namibia, and covers more than 8,600 square miles. It is home to hundreds of different types of animals. Zebras, lions, giraffes, and even the critically endangered black rhino are all present and accounted for in Etosha. The real star of Etosha is the park’s watering holes. They all provide the park’s inhabitants with clean water, and in the dry, winter months especially; you can literally choose a spot and wait for the animals to come to you.

Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

A Gorilla Trek within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a highlight of a your visit to Uganda and certainly mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why many people visit this beautiful country. No other wildlife encounter in Africa matches the astounding experience of spending time face-to-face with gorillas in their natural habitat. It a year-round activity, with no main season as such.

Happening Hermanus – a whale-watching wonderland

Every year between June and December, Hermanus, South Africa becomes home to a large number of Southern Right Whales. The whales flock to the shores of the Western Cape to mate and calve, but more importantly, to awe spectators as they breach close to the shoreline.

Magnetic Mozambique

From Vilankulos to Xai-Xai, the turquoise waters of Mozambique are literally teeming with marine life; giant manta rays, turtles, reef sharks, dolphins and the rare dugong on the list. An unmatched adventure awaits in the form of the undiscovered Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

There you have it, take your pick from our exclusive, dedicated and hand-selected destinations and become a willing ambassador for the ultimate African Overland Experience.