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Zimbabwe and Kenya: Surprise 2018 Destination Trends

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The widespread media coverage of recent political transformations in Zimbabwe and Kenya might have spelled cause for concern, but with events turning a corner this week Acacia Africa is predicting some surprise destination trends.

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe resigned, leading to almost universal joy amongst his people, and in Kenya the Supreme Court announced that the recent elections would stand, clearing the way for Uhuru Kenyatta to continue as president.

Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “Both Kenya and Zimbabwe have approached their individual issues in a peaceful manner and the handling of their respective situations sends out a resounding and reassuring message of stability. Anyone considering a safari in 2018 will now have the peace of mind to book well ahead of peak season, and the satisfactory outcomes are also likely to put Southern and East Africa as a whole in a more positive light, therefore encouraging more first time safari-goers and families to spend their holiday in these regions.”

Acacia Africa offers overland tours, small group safaris and city breaks & short stays throughout East and Southern Africa, including in Zimbabwe and Kenya. The tour operator will launch a Nairobi Park Stay in January 2018. The new three day break will include a game drive in Nairobi National Park, a visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, return airport transfers, most meals and tented camp twin-share ensuite accommodation (inside Nairobi National Park). From £740pp (two sharing). Daily departures available from 03 January 2018.

In addition, the Africa specialist’s camping and accommodated tours (scheduled departures) through Zimbabwe and South Africa visit Victoria Falls and Matobo National Park. Seven day Kruger & Victoria Falls accommodated small group safari from £1,280pp (two sharing) including transport, twin share accommodation, most meals, mandatory Safari Pass and services of a tour leader/driver. Year round, weekly departures.

Acacia Africa’s camping overland tours covering Zimbabwe are priced from £740pp (no single supplement). The seven day African Insight includes transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a tour leader/driver. Year round, twice monthly departures.

More positive news, earlier this year the UK reclaimed its status as the top tourism market into Kenya and according to the UNWTO, international tourist arrivals to that country rose by 10% between January and September when compared with the same period in 2016.

All prices stated exclude return flight. Acacia's camping and accommodated overland tours are strictly targeted at travellers aged 18-39 years, while the company's small group safaris, city stays and short breaks are open age and Acacia allows parents with children from eight years to travel on these tours. Acacia Africa

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