Acacia Adventure Holidays

UK Based Travel Specialist

First Floor, 135 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB
Member Number: 20151 Tel: +44 (0) 20 7706 4700

We have come a long way since out first adventure safari vehicles set off across Africa more than 25 years ago. Right from the start, our passion has been for adventure. Over the years, we have grown in size and experience, and developed our love and knowledge of Africa and ties with its people. 

Today Acacia is considered as an expert on travel to Africa and we offer a huge range of tours. From our original Adventure Camping and Accommodated Tours, to Small Group Safaris, Signature Tours & Safaris, Short Safaris & Treks, City Stays and Tailor Made holidays. Yet we still keep our original goal – to provide adventure on exciting, affordable tours for those with a lust for Africa. 

As a member of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) W4093 we are fully bonded for your financial protection.

From our office and reservations teams to our crew on the road, we provide a professional service that is hard to beat – small enough to care, large enough to make it count.

Acacia Africa has been recognised as a 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award-winner. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveller feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe. 

We are extremely proud of each and every team member whose hard work, passion and dedication has made this award possible.

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zanzibar

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Beach Holidays
  • Canoeing
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Overland
  • Retail
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

In this climate of growth in travel and travel destinations, Acacia Adventure Holidays feels its obligation to respect and minimise any negative impact which our groups have on the environments and destinations we visit. 

Principles and practices of our Responsible Tourism policy informs decisions made in operational, administrative and office management areas. 

If managed correctly, cultural interaction can benefit both clients and local communities. We are proud to regularly involve our groups in hands-on-style visits to and collections for, the following projects on our tours.

Soft Power Project, Meserani Snake Park, Kalahari Bushman Walk, Volunteering Project Cape Town, Greenpop, SAVE. 


16 January 2020

Acacia Africa Launches New Signature Tours & Safaris Collection

Acacia Africa is strengthening its focus on South Africa and neighbouring eSwatini with the launch of its new Signature Tours & Safaris collection.  Composed of 11 itineraries that range in length from two to six days, the collection is aimed at time-sensitive adventure travellers who are seeking a degree of comfort - three and four-star accommodation available on the tours.

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07 June 2019

Acacia Africa Helps To Combat Plastic Pollution In Tanzania

The Tanzanian government has taken the decision to ban plastic bags (as of 01 June) and reduce the use of plastic. Keen to join the cause, Acacia Africa has signed up to help their local suppliers in a bid to limit the number of single use plastic bottles. The Serengeti & Ngorongoro safari vehicles used by the tour operator are being fitted with new 20 litre water dispensers, each one filled with safe potable drinking water from Arusha.

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01 November 2018

New 2019 Tours From Acacia Africa

Acacia Africa will launch seven new tours in 2019, the itineraries spanning the tour operator’s, Short Safaris & Treks, City Breaks & Short Stays and Camping and Accommodated Overland collections. Embracing the trend for solo travel, the operator is introducing four overland itineraries, Acacia’s camping options requiring no single supplement.

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12 July 2018

Acacia Africa Promotes Namibia As Part Of Its Africa Wanderlust Campaign

Acacia Africa operates a variety of tours across Southern and East Africa including multi-country camping and accommodated overland safaris, small group tours, city breaks and beach stays and short treks and safaris.

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07 May 2018

Acacia Africa Grows East Africa Collection With Launch Of Three New Tours

Acacia Africa’s latest East Africa tours will be a welcome addition for agents hoping to satisfy the growing demand for experiential travel and budget safaris.

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07 February 2018

Acacia Africa Focuses On Southern Africa With Launch Of Three New Tours

Acacia Africa is expanding its Southern Africa collection with two new small group safaris, visits to Zimbabwe included on both itineraries. The tour operator is already seeing increased demand for travel to the country - a trend it expects to continue through 2018. In a bid to bolster the number of sustainable travel opportunities available to its clients, Acacia has also launched a three day Marine Eco Tour based in Cape Town.

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10 November 2017

Acacia Africa Adds Nairobi Park Stay To Its 2018 Collection

Acacia Africa will be adding a Nairobi Park Stay to its 2018 collection - a game drive in Nairobi National Park, Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage visit, return airport transfers, all food and drink and twin share en suite accommodation at a tented camp (inside Nairobi National Park) included in the three day break.

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09 March 2017

Authentic Experiences Key To Securing Millennial Bookings

According to Acacia Africa, authentic experiences are key to securing bookings from millennials.  The safari specialist’s 2017 catalogue features six new accommodated overland tours and a new small group safari, all of the itineraries allowing adventurers to delve deeper into the destination. Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “Recent research suggests UK millennials rank travel more highly than buying a home or paying off debt, and while th…

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02 March 2017

Acacia Africa Drums Up Support For Greenpop’s March ReForest Fest

Safari specialist, Acacia Africa is continuing to honour its commitment to responsible tourism by supporting Greenpop, one of its many ethical partners, and asking its adventures to join the TREEvolution. A social enterprise, Greenpop will be hosting its seventh annual ReForest Fest this March in South Africa’s Platbos Forest Reserve and the overland tour operator is providing transport from Cape Town and helping to promote the event.     Running over two weeken…

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23 November 2016

Acacia Africa Releases List Of Top Travel Hotspots For 2017

With authentic and experiential travel gathering momentum, Africa is set to be one of the top continents for travel in 2017. Acacia Africa has identified destinations which will be trending, and outlines why they will have bucket list appeal for clients over the course of the coming year. Namibia secured second place on Lonely Planet’s Best Value travel list with its currency pegged to the South African rand. We would also expect Lesotho and Swaziland (the country being tipped as Southe…

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04 April 2016

Acacia Africa Launch Six New Overland Tours

In June, Acacia Africa will launch six new overland tours covering Southern Africa. Ranging from four to 46 days many of the itineraries include stops in the intriguing Kingdom of Swaziland and less well-travelled Lesotho. Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “Our new overland tours will bolster what are already strong sales for South Africa. Over the last five years sterling has doubled in value against the rand and the budget friendly destination appe…

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16 March 2016

Acacia Africa Puts Greater Focus On Zimbabwe

Acacia Africa is putting a greater focus on Zimbabwe in 2016.  Three of its small group safaris including the 14 day Southern Africa Magic, seven day Kruger & Victoria Falls and 11 day Delta and Chobe Waterways will now make several stops in the country. All of the itineraries will visit the Victoria Falls, Bulawayo and the Matobo National Park - one of the best places to view rhino in Africa. Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments “Zimbabwe is a r…

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21 December 2015

Africa Tops 2016 Travel Polls

Africa has been making its mark in the 2016 travel polls; Lonely Planet naming Botswana as the best country to visit, Nat Geo placing Uganda in their top ten places to see the world’s wildlife, and Kenya, the possible film set for Angelina Jolie's big screen biopic of palaeoanthropologist, Richard Leakey. East Africa as a whole also appears to be basking in the limelight - the region in at number three on Lonely Planet’s best value destinations list, while the newly opened Vict…

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05 June 2015

Acacia Africa Celebrates 20 Years Of Travel

This week, Acacia Africa celebrated 20 years of operation. Company Director, Vivian McCarthy reflects on the past two decades and looks at how overland travel in Africa has evolved:

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19 March 2015

Acacia Africa Reinstates Tours To Mozambique

Acacia Africa has reinstated all of its Mozambique tours after the FCO removed the advisory covering Sofala province. Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “The country is tipped to be one of Southern Africa's most sought after destinations in 2015. Mozambique was one of the most popular places to safari in our recent Facebook polls and we are now taking bookings for our 14-day Mozambique & Zimbabwe Explorer.” Still relatively undiscovered, …

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30 January 2015

Acacia Africa Launch 2015 Brochure

Acacia Africa’s 2015 brochure includes a brand new East Africa accommodated overland collection. Suited to travellers from eight years the itineraries cover Kenya and Tanzania.  Three small group safaris have also recently been introduced, the tours focused on South Africa’s remote Western Cape and Northern Cape provinces. In addition a special photography focused safari will depart on 02 May, the Getting Stamped travel blog team joining the 18-day Mountain Gorillas To The Mar…

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11 February 2014

Acacia Africa 's New Accommodated Overland Tours Will Attract Family Market

Our desire to get off the beaten track and see more of the real Africa has given rise to a growing number of parents opting for family holidays and destinations outside of the mainstream. Less than obvious locations, the Okavango Delta, Hwange National Park, Great Zimbabwe, Damaraland and Lake Mutirikwi feature on Acacia Africa’s new Accommodated Overland tours. Arno Delport, UK Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments “Once keen backpackers themselves and less influenced b…

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20 August 2013

The Group-Gap Year Mix Is Good News For Agents

According to Acacia Africa, a growing number of gappers are adding group tours to their adventure – overland expeditions, voluntours, and small group safaris becoming increasingly popular with those planning a year out. The tour operator also claims while financial constraints are the basis for shorter gaps, those with “location independent” skills are choosing to extend the traditional 12-month holiday: group trips appealing to travellers at either end of the spectrum. Arno …

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16 November 2012

Acacia Africa 2013 brochure launch

Acacia Africa has launched a new 2013 brochure which focuses on established destinations, and the tour operator claims it is making a smart move in what is still a testing economy. Leanne Haigh, Project & Development Manager for Acacia Africa, comments “Even on the value end of the scale safari holidays in Africa come at a price, and as evidenced by our sales, when consumers are budget conscious they have a tendency to make more conservative travel plans. Our new collection combines …

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