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Check out the latest Serena news from Southern and East Africa.  What's New? Baby turtles in Mombasa.  A rhino calf at Ol Pejeta.  The Nairobi Serena Reveal.  Cultural Walking Tours at Serena Beach.  Madaraka rail packages.  New Mt Kenya activities at Serena Mountain Lodge plus others...
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A growing number of women are opting to forge their own path out on the road. Tour operator, Acacia Africa has seen a noticeable rise in women booking as single travellers on their tours, the safari specialist’s overland itineraries catering to solo nomads.

Sabine Behrmann, Cape Town Manager at Acacia Africa, comments, “A growing number of female solo travellers (42%) are booking with us - an increase of 5% over the last year. While the increase is more pronounced on our overland tours - travellers on these trips aged between 18-39 years – we are also seeing a similar pattern on our open age small group programmes where women of all ages book with us.”

Acacia sees the change in travel preferences as a trend, and with more female bloggers choosing to navigate the world independently and influencing the way we travel, they expect it to become more pronounced over the course of the year.

Proof that travel is empowering for women, in a recent study* of over 1,000 women, the results showed 73 percent of the women see travel as a source of independence and strength while 69 percent consider travelling as inspiration.

Sabine Behrmann, comments “Group overland tours are a great halfway house for anyone who’s thinking of going it alone, and attractive to expert independent travellers (many offering a ready-made source of solo travel tips) who want to buddy up and share their wanderlust for a while. On our tours, you can also test out your solo-skills en route through Africa and enjoy free days (group time-out) in the following locations: Swakopmund, Vilanculos, Victoria Falls and Lake Malawi.”

Vast and massively underpopulated for its size, Acacia claims Namibia is one of the most popular countries for solo travellers going overland, followed by Mozambique, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Acacia Africa's is currently discounting select camping overland tours departing in March and April by 15%.

SAVE 15% (£125pp) Visiting South Africa and Namibia, the 11-day Cape Desert Safari northbound kicks off with a township tour in Cape Town. A desert dune climb in the Namib Naukluft National Park, bouldering at Spitkoppe, a canoe safari on the Orange River and wildlife viewing by overland truck in the Etosha National Park also feature on the itinerary. From £710pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £50pp including transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a tour leader/driver. Excludes return flight. Offer valid on 07 April departure. Starts Cape Town - ends Windhoek. Full tour price before discount £835pp. Book by 31 March. 

SAVE 15% (£245pp) The 14 day Mozambique & Zimbabwe Explorer southbound covers South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and includes safaris in the Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park and the Kruger. Skirting the southern coastline of Mozambique, optional underwater safaris are also available at Tofo and Vilanculos - the gateway to the Bazaruto archipelago. From £1,390pp (no single supplement) + Adventure Pass from £125pp including transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a tour leader/driver. Excludes return flight. Offer valid on 26 April departure. Starts Victoria Falls - ends Johannesburg. Full tour price before discount £1,635pp. Book by 31 March.

All prices exclude return flight. Acacia Africa (020 7706 4700; SATSA membership No. 1931, Atta membership no. 20151, ATOL No. 6499 and ABTA No. W4093 PROTECTED. * Study by Trafalgar.

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:33

Serena News Highlights

East Africa's migration is on the move, you can now ride horses with rhinos at Ol Pejeta, there's a fantastic new special offer for Mivumo Villa in the Selous and there have been major refurbs at Nairobi Serena, Dar es Salaam Serena and at the Polana Mar in Maputo.  Serena Mountain Lodge in Kenya also has a fantastic new kids club.  Check out the full stories and more on this link.
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Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:48

Affordable Mozambique honeymoons

How many enquiries have you had for honeymoons where they dreamt of spending time in a Mozambique luxury beach lodge, but they simply didn’t have the budget for it?

Well, here is the way to keep those customers; offer them Machangulo Beach Lodge. At just $275 pppn full board, for a high quality, top-end property, it is simply incredible value. Here, the lodge plays host to an area of beach that is untamed and untouched, hosting a unique battle between the open Indian Ocean and the estuaries of Maputo Bay. The lodge overlooks endless white beaches, pristine dune forests and estuaries bursting with life. Machangulo Beach Lodge offers guests an inviting and warm atmosphere keeping them calmly protected by the wonders of the natural environment outside.

Take a look at our website and click on ‘show gallery’ on the Machangulo page to see just how stunning this eight room lodge really is. Then contact them direct, or get in touch with Kamili for more information.

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:03

Welcome The Mozambique Collection

SATOA would like to welcome The Mozambique Collection!

The Mozambique Collection brings together some of Mozambique’s most exciting destinations, with a collection of intimate, like-minded properties in Mozambique that provide a diverse range of experiences which all share an underlying principle – to offer the best in authentic luxury in the true sense, while creating a positive legacy for the local communities and environments in which they operate.

Unpretentious, yet meaningful, each member of the Mozambique Collection is selected because of it’s commitment to ethical and responsible tourism. The portfolio of members showcases the great variety of Mozambique, one of Africa’s most diverse, rapidly developing and beautiful countries.

Tel: +27823225240
Email: [email protected]
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Monday, 22 April 2013 11:14

Luxury Mozambique at an incredible price

Machangulo Beach Lodge, Maputo Bay, Mozambique.

Machangulo has just eight delightful rooms, and is only an hour speedboat trip out of Maputo- making it easily accessible- and it is definitely sensibly priced! Run by the Dunn and Nolte families, this amazing property is exactly our kind of place… and yours too.  

Located on a peninsular into the Maputo Bay, the lodge overlooks endless white beaches and the beautiful open ocean. Pristine and untouched dune forests surround it and there are estuaries bursting with life, all ready for you to discover.

Machangulo has a warm and inviting atmosphere, keeping their guests calmly protected from the epic nature outside.

Each chalet has it’s own en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and private deck. Whilst five chalets have a breath taking view of the ocean and Inhaca Island, the other three are intimately situated amongst the unspoilt Mozambique dune forest.  Walkways and staircases to the main buildings and the beach connect all these chalets.


See: for more information on this stunning property. 

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Wednesday, 07 March 2012 16:11

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