The Aardvark Story

Aardvark Safaris started in 1999 when John Spence and Richard Smith set up business in a one room office. This small enterprise has evolved into a vibrant, thriving company with UK offices in London, Hampshire and Edinburgh.  Alice Gully joined the management in 2004 and now co-owns the the business with Richard. The two of them are still very much involved on a day to day basis and have recruited around them a team of smart, dedicated, patient safari consultants who really know their stuff.

We travel every few months to see new properties and to re-visit old favourites. We look at numerous camps on these trips – it is only by actually seeing what is out there that we can be sure we are offering you the best advice. Now 17 years on, we’re still passionate about creating tailor made safaris that will introduce you to the Africa we know and love.

We’re not a big company and have stayed close to our roots which we think makes all the difference. Whether this is your first or fifth safari you are in good hands and you won’t pay more for our expertise than if you booked the safari yourself. The pages to the left contain much more information about us.