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

The operator says it's an ideal opportunity for agents to quiz the Africa specialist about the fourth largest island in the world, the “Tweet Up” is part of Acacia’s commitment to agent training.

Heath Ashcroft, marketing director at Acacia Adventure Holidays, said: “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. The current visa waiver*, available for adventurers travelling up to 31 December, is an added incentive for any client wanting to see a different side to the continent and that’s why we believe that now is the ideal time to push the destination.”

“The perfect holiday for the more seasoned safari-goer, Madagascar may come without the elephant, gorilla, monkey, gorilla, 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 between September and December is the breeding season for birdlife. The “tweet up” is part of our commitment to agent training and it’s a chance for us to continue developing our agents knowledge base in real time.”

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 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).

Contact Acacia Adventure Holidays on 020 7706 4700, email or visit for further information.

*Tourists staying less than 30-days and travelling up to 31 December 2009 will be able to experience the delights of the eighth continent without paying the visa fee of £45 (tourist single). Earlier this year, the FCO advised visitors "to travel with established organisations or travel firms who have the capacity to monitor the local media and warn of possible trouble.

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