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Acacia Adventure Holidays launches Madagascar “Tweet Up”

18th August 2009 Print

Acacia Adventure Holidays will be running a Madagascar “Tweet Up” on the tour operator’s Twitter page (, this Friday 21 August.

An ideal opportunity for travellers itching to head to the fourth largest island in the world, adventurers can quiz the Africa specialist from 10am to midday (BST) on Friday 21 August.

Heath Ashcroft, Marketing Director at Acacia Adventure Holidays, comments: “Due to the country’s emerging status as a holiday destination, organised tours to Madagascar have a tendency to be more expensive than other more well known countries in Africa. However, the current visa waiver*, available for anyone travelling up to 31 December, is an added incentive for any traveller wanting to see a different side to the continent.”

“The perfect holiday for the more seasoned safari-goer, Madagascar may come without the elephant, monkey, lion and rhino, but many of the animals, including the famous lemur cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The latter part of the year also has some great wildlife surprises in store; October to November is baby lemur season and September to December is the breeding season for birdlife.”

Current questions already forwarded to the tour operator include: how am I contributing to eco-tourism on an organised tour, what parks provide the best photo opportunities, when’s the best time to spot lemurs and what are the benefits of travelling with a tour operator?

The tweet up will run from 10am to midday (BST). Questions can be forwarded to in advance or highlighted on the twitter page on Friday 21 August.

Acacia Adventure Holidays adventure tours to Madagascar start from £630pp with year round departures every Saturday. The 8-day Madagascar Dhow Sailing adventure begins at Hellville Port, the itinerary taking travellers around the Nosy Be archipelago. When not camping on secluded islands adventurers can opt for forest walks, swimming and diving. Highlights include Nosy Tanikely, a marine reserve which is perfect for snorkeling; Nosy Komba, noted for its friendly Lemurs; and Mahalina – with opportunities to explore the mangroves by kayak.

The price includes all highlights, transport, camping equipment, sleeping mat, airport transfers, some meals, and services of skipper, chef, and three crew. Excludes visas, travel insurance, flights, departure taxes, sleeping sheet, snorkel, kayaks and fishing line hire, tips, soft drinks, optional activities and items of a personal nature. Group size (maximum ten). Accommodation: guest house (1-night), camping two person dome tents (6-nights).

Visit for further information.