Adventure World AU
Adventure World is the General Sales Agent for Acacia Africa.
For over fifteen years Acacia have shared & developed their knowledge of Africa with the people of Africa & adventurers alike. They offer a comprehensive selection of adventure holidays, overland safaris, plus tented and lodge safaris, all carefully chosen for their value-for-money, enjoyment factor and intriguing itineraries. Acacia pride themselves on the high quality of their vehicles, tour leaders, meals and the cultural and wilderness they offer.
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Overlanding - Travelling ‘overland’ is an adventurous and exciting way to see the sights, meet the cultures, and feel the soul and rhythm of Africa. The roads can be rough, driving times long and there can be lengthy delays. In a self-sufficient vehicle, they carry everything, including camping and cooking equipment and get off the beaten track to the real Africa.
Small Group Adventures - Perfect for those short on time, but wanting tours high on activity and to see as many attractions as possible. Get closer to the action, away from the crowds, book optional activities easier and make less impact on the local environment.
Adventure Tours - Designed to cater for all levels, from the ‘laid back’ to the extreme. The activities include white water rafting, bungee jumping, 4-wheel driving, sky-diving and gorge swinging. For the more sedate there is horse riding, elephant back safaris, canoe safaris, trekking and beach getaways and safaris for the whole family.
Lodge and Tented Safaris - Combine excellent game viewing with a touch of luxury at an affordable price! Acacia lodges and tented camps have been carefully selected for their character, design, service and cuisine. Their itineraries combine quality accommodation with the best things to see and do, many safaris include game activities such as game walks and drives whilst others are designed purely for those wishing to relax in stunning African locations.
Many of the lodges have game viewing decks and a swimming pool.
A tented camp is designed to give you that rustic feeling of camping in Africa without doing the hard work yourself.
Fly-In Safaris - Africa is a vast continent and fly-in safaris are a great way to save time avoiding sometimes long, uncomfortable and arduous journeys. With these specially designed tours you can fly into remote and untouched parts of Africa direct to experience incredible African safaris and beach breaks.
Self Drive - With well developed roads and infrastructure, southern Africa is ideal for self-driving tours. These tours give you the flexibility to explore this part of Africa at your own pace. Overnight stops are flexible, with a voucher system in place. Maps, directions and suggested itineraries are provided along with a 24hr help-line.
City & Short Stays - For those who are interested in the historical and cultural aspects of the cities and surrounding districts, these short stays offer the visitor the chance to enjoy and explore the area and take in the sights and activities available. Discover city breaks in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi and Cairo, or catch some rays in Zanzibar, Pemba, Mozambique and Victoria Falls.
Diving Tours - Programmes for both qualified divers and those wishing to learn. All Acacia's dive operations are PADI or NAUI registered which guarantees the highest possible standards in service, safety and training. Their dive partners are highly experienced, with in-depth knowledge of their destinations and are passionate about diving. This experience ensures that you have the best possible experiences on your diving holiday. Dive Destinations include: Egypt, South Africa, Mozambique and Zanzibar.
Physically Challenged - Whether you are wholly or partly restricted to a wheel-chair, Acacia have custom made safaris that can take you off the beaten track to experience some of Southern Africa’s most pristine wilderness areas. The Kalahari, Okavango Delta, Etosha NP and Moremi Game Reserve are just a few of the places that on their scheduled itineraries. They also have tours for people with visual impairments in Southern Africa and Botswana.
Comfort Class Safaris - These are locally run tours with an added degree of comfort. Enjoy a day packed with adventure but return to a comfortable bed in the evenings. Accommodation includes small hotels, chalets, cabins and tented lodges, all without breaking the budget - a great option for friends, individuals or families. Relax by the pool or watch game from a viewing deck as the sun sets on your days adventure.
VolunTours - Contribute in a positive way to the people and places you visit on your trip. As well as enjoying sites, wildlife and activities, Acacia;s voluntours offer the chance to roll up your sleeves and help as a volunteer at one of a number of local projects we support. From assisting at a local school in Tanzania to helping at an anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe, there's plenty with which to get involved. It's a great way to get under the skin of a place, make special friends, make a difference and experience something really uplifting as part of your tour.
Purpose built hard-sided trucks, fully equipped for any conditions. Each truck carries 24 passengers with comfortable 20 forward facing seats. The truck is completely self contained with the following: Interior & exterior lighting, downward sliding windows, 220 volt sockets, lockers, freezer, cooking equipment, first aid kit, small library, seatbelts, some sporting equipment, camp chairs, tables, large 2 man tents, & sleeping mats.
In many game reserves Acacia use 4x4 Land rovers with local guides and drivers.
Mini buses, public transport, horse riding, feluccas and trekking can also be experienced.
Acacia Crew and Guides
One or two driver/tour leaders on most tours, except for Overland Safaris which always have two professional Acacia crew per Overland trip.
On camping safaris campsites vary from basic to luxurious, from a forest clearing, to a fully equipped site. Spacious, two person tents with built in ground sheets and mosquito nets. Where camping is not practical, we stay in local budget class accommodation.
On Hotels and Lodge tours, a range of options from budget hotels to cottages & deluxe lodges.
Their Overland Safaris, participants share the cooking and shopping and pay a local payment to the Tour Leader. Other tours have some meals included, allowing the chance to experience the local cuisine.
With Acacia there are NO hidden extras. When considering a holiday in Africa you need to check prices and products before you buy. Nobody likes to pay more than necessary but sometimes it can be easy to be misled by something that looks too cheap. The general advice is, if it looks too cheap, then it probably IS too cheap! Our prices are as competitive as possible but realistic to ensure services are provided to the level you would expect and that this is done without sacrificing safety and safeguards. Also being half African we like it that some of what you pay remains in Africa to benefits local communities and businesses.
What is Local Payment?
Local Payment is an amount paid by you to your guide (in US dollars cash) on arrival on tour. It is usually collected on the first day or at the pre-departure meeting. It is a way of allowing your tour leader fund money which will be used by them to run the tour. It should be considered part of the cost of your tour and is not tips kitty money nor pocket money for the guide.
Many operators ask for a lump sum up front and do not explain where the money goes and you will never get a refund of left over amounts. With Acacia this is different! Acacia itemises everything that is covered on tour in the Local Payment, and then allow you do decide whether you want to pay for those activities or save your money for something else.
So you can either:
1. Pay all the Local Payment at the start, both Mandatory and Optional - Fully Inclusive Local Payment.
2. Pay half at the start and choose what you pay for the rest of the tour – Basic Local Payment (Mandatory) and Flexible Local Payment (Optional).
Fully Inclusive Local Payment
Acacia’s Fully Inclusive Local Payment covers all parks, ferries and activities indicated in the tour highlights. By paying this up front, you can then relax, safe in the knowledge that your destinations are paid for and get on with enjoying your tour.
Basic and Flexible Local Payment
Acacia’s basic Local Payment is mandatory and covers food and camping costs and at least one visit to a major game park per tour. You can then choose to add some or all of the other highlights as part of the Flexible Local Payment and pay for them as you travel.
Benefitting from Local Prices
By requiring you to pay on tour Acacia ensures you pay local prices at the time you travel. On occasions, if local costs increase, a small increase in Local Payment may arise. Meanwhile, funds not used by the end of the tour are refunded amongst all passengers so you can be sure of receiving the absolute best value for money.
Acacia cater for individuals, couples, and families with children of all ages.
Overlanding clients tend to be 18-45, or for those that are active and “young at heart”.
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