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Paint your nails – save the rhinos

In order to highlight this year’s World Rhino Day on 22 September, tour operator, Acacia Africa will be supporting Save the Rhino International’s ‘Nail it for Rhinos’ campaign on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Last year the popular fundraising tactic inspired hundreds of people across the UK to donate to Save the Rhino and their […]

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It’s time to go to Mozambique

There’s no denying Mozambique has a chequered past – 15 years of civil war followed by low level infighting between the country’s opposing parties. But, with last year’s peace agreement signed between the then Mozambican President, Armando Guebuza and Remano Leader Afonso Dhlakama, uneventful elections and the more recent removal of the UK FCO advisory […]

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Acacia Africa Safari HQ

Planning your overland trip to Africa

When you’re overlanding across several countries, planning your trip to Africa can feel like a daunting task. You might be covering seven or eight countries so having the right visas, checking off the required vaccinations and making sure your passport is up to date will be top of your agenda. This is by no means […]

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My first safari game drive

I remember my first safari game drive. I was on my first overland trip in Africa at the time and we were a few days into the adventure. It was the day I got my first true taste of Africa. I’d arrived in Namibia and we were heading to Etosha National Park. The drive was […]

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Spitzkoppe landscape

Top 5 most beautiful African overland spots

NB: The selection of places is based on my recent Africa overland trip, and was compiled from my own point of view. This is MY top 5…what’s yours??? 1. Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Uganda What to look forward to… – The “spectacular” view of the lake. – The tranquility of the area. – The sympathy […]

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Swakopmund (c) Acacia Africa

A truck-tastic load of Southern Africa

Guest Post by Mike Cook. I just love everything about travel; the land itself; getting to know the locals; the wildlife; the history, and of course, meeting people from other countries. On our overland jaunt it was a real mix, with three from Australia, two from Ireland, three from Canada, two from Mexico, one from […]

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The Langa township!

My Africa overlanding trip highlights: days 51-58

Day 51: Drive to Spitzkoppe, probably the most picturesque location on the trip so far. The area is dominated by weird-looking boulders, cliffs and crevices of all shapes and sizes. Many specialists believe it is one of the best places for stargazing in the southern hemisphere. It sure felt extra special whilst sleeping under the […]

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