Coming from Thailand the land of massages we thought we were spoiled there, paying less than $5 for an hour rub down. That is until we got to Africa and experienced the African massage.
You haven’t lived until you get a real African massage. The technique is nothing like a Thai, Swedish, or any other massage you’ve ever had. This style focuses primarily on your rear-end, your butt, bum, or whatever you call what you sit on. The best part, it’s free!
The technique is simple in nature, but extremely effective. You are in the seated position for the entire massage. The masseuse begins with a turn of the wrist. Once the engine is running you begin to feel a light pulsing coming through the seat. Side to side motion is added with increasing pressure at the seat as the driver, I mean masseuse, directs you over the roads in eastern African.
The result of the African massage is similar to a Thai massage in that it is at times painful, but extremely rewarding.
Our masseuse for our African adventure was Richard a native Namibian with Acacia African Adventures.
Now that you know what to expect on an African safari you have no reason not to go. If you are looking at taking a safari on your own, we cannot recommend Acacia Africa enough.