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Peter and Jayne's Honeymoon Safari and Beach Holiday
We had a fabulous honeymoon and can’t believe how cold it feels now we are back in the UK – landing at Heathrow felt like a real culture shock having been on the beach less than 24 hours before that.... Read More
We were treated like royalty   |   Peter and Jayne, Potters Bar
Pat's canoe safari to Botswana
What a fantastic trip. This really is an excellent way to see wildlife very close to you. From the first time you put your canoe in the water you start seeing all the African wildlife you’ve dreamt of as you slowly cruise past them on the water.... Read More
What a fantastic trip   |   Pat Walker, Guildford
Alice and John's South Africa trip
What a wonderful time we had!! Honestly the most fantastic holiday we have both ever had. Kirkman’s Kamp, South Africa was absolutely heavenly. The staff were wonderful, the food was delicious, we were exceptionally comfortable and we felt thoroughly spoilt.... Read More
Alice and John’s South Africa trip   |   Alice and John
Andy and Nicola's 10 year anniversary Botswana riding safari
We had the most amazing trip! The flights and connections all worked perfectly, the camp was brilliant (Katie and the team at Macatoo are fantastic, we’d recommend African Horseback Safaris to anyone!), the wildlife & countryside stunning and horses were perfect for Nicky and me.... Read More
Andy and Nicola’s 10 year anniversary Botswana riding safari   |   Andy and Nicola
Brian and Patricia's Zambia Trip
If you like a remote location well away from any other camps, Mwaleshi is your place. From the time you arrive at their airstrip, you are the only people for miles. The silence (apart from lions roaring at night and elephants ambling through the trees nearby) is magic.... Read More
Brian and Patricia’s Zambia Trip   |   Brian and Patricia
Nicholas and Helen's South Africa Holiday
Best holiday we have every had – a fabulous safari experience. A mix of lodges is definitely worthwhile, and even the distances are not a problem as the flights and car transfers were all very straightforward. Highlights are too many to mention.... Read More
Nicholas and Helen’s South Africa Holiday   |   Helen and Nick
Chubb family holiday to South Africa, Botswana and Zambia
Highly recommended. A real passion to make this an amazing experience for us as a family. Nothing was too much trouble and Annelies and Scott were a pleasure to be with and very knowledgeable. They had thought of everything.... Read More
Chubb family holiday to South Africa, Botswana and Zambia   |   Chubb family
The Funk Family Mauritius Holiday
Perfect island getaway. Had a villa on the beach at Dinarobin. Service was superb. Many thanks to Francis and the team at Aardvark Safaris.... Read More
The Funk Family Mauritius Holiday   |   Funk family
Richard and Stuart's friends riding safari to Botswana
It is very rare that you find the perfect holiday, but this was it. The Okavango Delta was beautifully unspoiled and uncrowded; everyone at Okavango Horse Safaris was really friendly and could not have done more to make us welcome; and the game viewing was wonderful... Read More
Richard and Stuart’s riding safari to Botswana   |   Richard and Stuart
Donna and Mark's Botswana Holiday
As described above, all the game drives were great, the guides superb, the camps wonderful. Top experiences…… mokoro and speedboat fun at Tubu Tree, along with seeing the leopard cub feeding, hippos chasing us and seeing wild dogs at Selinda, and quadbiking and meerkats at San Camp.... Read More
Donna and Mark’s Botswana Holiday   |   Donna and Mark
Simon and Kate's Zambia and Malawi Holiday
An excellent itinerary ticking all our boxes at an affordable price.... Read More
Simon and Kate’s Zambia and Malawi Holiday   |   Simon and Kate
Tim and Diana's Southern Africa safari
This was our first Riding Safari. The Camp Manager and her staff , and in particular our guide , were really marvellous. Nothing was too much trouble and we had a great six night stay. The horses are clearly well looked after and there is a large choice to suit pretty much everybody including novices like me.... Read More
Tim and Diana’s Southern Africa safari   |   Tim and Diana
Stephanie and Susan's South Africa Trip
South Africa is just a lovely country every one has been so welcoming.... Read More
Stephanie and Susan’s South Africa Trip   |   Susan and Stephanie
Thomas and Vicky's 5 Year Anniversary Back To Their Honeymoon Suite
You forgot to add our stay at Leopard Hills in Sabi Sands! This is a fabulous lodge and was the site of our wedding 5 years ago. We absolutely loved it here. The staff is so warm and welcoming you feel like part of their family. Again we stayed in our honeymoon suite (#8) which has a fabulous view of the watering hole below.... Read More
Thomas and Vicky’s South Africa Holiday   |   Thomas and Vicky
Anselm and Antonia's Zambia and Malawi Trip
overall a very interesting and relaxing trip….the travel worked like clockwork... Read More
Anselm and Antonia’s Zambia and Malawi Trip   |   Anselm and Antonia
Dianne and Don's South Africa Trip
Since it was our first time in South Africa, we were grateful that we booked it with Aardvark Safaris. Everything was taken care of as far a greetings at the airports, in-country flights, visa requirements, inoculation recommendations, what to bring, what’s included, gratuity recommendations, restaurant recommendations, safaris and guides and booking all of our amazing lodges.... Read More
Dianne and Don’s South Africa Trip   |   Dianne & Don
Charles & Angus's Kenya Safari
Accommodation was very good – Colobus Cottages were a very suitable place for a first night – not too luxurious. A nice English welcome and excellent food. (But be warned the owner is putting it on the market imminently so standards may drop).... Read More
Charles and Angus’s Kenya Safari   |   Charles & Angus
Charles & Angus's Kenya Safari
Mountain was good – on the upper slopes it is a truly interesting landscape whereas the first couple of days are a bit prosaic. With the benefit of hindsight I would have amalgamated days 2 and 3 and done the mountain in 4 days not 5. Our guide and porter team were all very friendly and competent.... Read More
Charles & Angus’s Kenya Safari   |   Charles & Angus
Murray and Sally's Tanzania Trip
The Selous park was far and away our favourite on this trip.Nomad look like a really good outfit and strongly recommend that we use Aardvark Safaris if we are going to book one of their camps in future….which I am sure we will. All aspects of our Selous holiday ran to plan, thank you.... Read More
Murray and Sally’s Tanzania Trip   |   Murray and Sally
The Kaufmann Family Tanzania Holiday
WOW – what a “blow me away” trip!!! AardvarkSafaris did a beautiful job structuring this trip and staging it in such a way that it wasn’t overwhelming. This was a graduation present for my son and I had to drag him out of Africa kicking a screaming – he didn’t want to leave!... Read More
The Kaufmann Family Tanzania Holiday   |   The Kaufmann Family
Forbes and Nicola's Kilimanjaro Climb
Would recommend this trip to anybody. Kilimanjaro is undoubtedly hard work but the views and sense of accomplishment make it so worthwhile! The quality of the guide company made it as enjoyable and comfortable as it could have been.... Read More
Forbes and Nicola’s Kilimanjaro Climb   |   Forbes and Nicola
Forbes and Nicola's safari to Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar
Amazing experience. The guides were very experienced, providing good advice and ensured we made it to the top! The camp crew were amazing, ensuring we got good spots in each camp, providing amazing food (you wouldn’t believe how much food they can provide up a mountain) and the quality of the camp equipment was excellent.... Read More
Forbes and Nicola’s safari to Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar   |   Forbes and Nicola
Richard and Susan's Kenya Vacation
So much! We loved the private aspect to this vacation and left feeling like we had made wonderful connections on so many levels. We did not feel like tourists…much more like family in the Kenyan community, being able to share so much more with people who lived there... Read More
Richard and Susan’s Kenya Vacation   |   Richard and Susan
Richard and Susan's riding safari to Kenya
Horses that knew their jobs, easy relaxing riding which we wanted, beautiful scenery. This trip was sort of an “experiment” trip for Borana and I think they will start to offer it in the future.... Read More
Richard and Susan’s riding safari to Kenya   |   Richard and Susan
Helmut and Patricia's Tanzania Holiday
The food was good everywhere. Didn’t quite understand why Chem Chem doesn’t serve pork or fish. As a result, there was a lot of chicken on the menu. Staff and service were always v.g. and very friendly everywhere-always a ready smile and nothing too much trouble.... Read More
Helmut and Patricia’s Tanzania Holiday   |   Helmut and Patricia
Pauline and Charles' Botswana Vacation
Awesome. A truly a memorable experience. We have high regards for Botswana just like Mma Precious Ramotswe in Alexander McCall-Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency! We don’t often go back to places but this may be one of them.... Read More
Pauline and Charles’ Botswana Vacation   |   Pauline & Charles
The Von Sponeck Family South Africa Trip
Fantastic holiday! We loved every minute of it and can’t wait to go back on another adventure in Africa.... Read More
The Von Sponeck Family South Africa Trip   |   The von Sponeck family
Richard and Caroline's South Africa Safari
The Madikwe Reserve was established in the early 90’s with 10,000 animals relocated there, it’s not the biggest reserve and this is what makes it brilliant. Malaria free, the ability to travel around freely and not overcrowded like some with only 31 lodges spread around the reserve you often do a drive and barely see another truck.... Read More
Richard and Caroline’s Holiday to South Africa   |   Richard and Caroline
Nicky and Peter's Holiday to Zambia and Botswana
We had a wonderful time! The highlights were the Linyanti Bush Camp – we loved our time there and didn’t want to leave; seeing so many elephants was amazing; tracking a leopard a special experience and the helicopter ride a real treat.... Read More
Nicky and Peter’s Holiday to Zambia and Botswana   |   Nicky and Peter
The Butler's and Hankin's Kenya Holiday
One of our party was quite poorly on our trip, but everyone moved heaven and earth to ensure that he got his game drives in, and saw his favourite animals, elephants. We will always remember a wonderful sundowner arranged by Henry and Sissa at Mara Camp.... Read More
The Butler’s and Hankin’s Kenya Holiday   |   Eric and Val
Graham and Gill's South Africa Holiday
Absolutely first class – would love to do it all again.... Read More
Graham and Gill’s South Africa Holiday   |   Graham & Gillian
The Rose Family Zimbabwe Holiday
Reiterating the feedback I shared personally with Francis, overall an incredible one-off trip to Zimbabwe, thank you Francis.... Read More
The Rose Family Zimbabwe Holiday   |   Maggie
MIke and Ann's Trip to Zambia, Malawi and Uganda
We always knew it would be a trip of a lifetime but it truly exceed our hopes, dreams and expectations. Again, Alice, Gale and team did a fantastic and thoughtful job for us. Each country was chosen for a reason and all those reasons were met.... Read More
MIke and Ann’s Trip to Zambia, Malawi and Uganda   |   Mike & Ann
Ben and Mary's Tanzania Trip
There were some wonderful moments – 90 species of birds, ostriches with 12 baby ostriches, sundowners on dried out Lake Manyara, Goshawk catching a snake as we ate lunch, just missing a python in a burrow, Al fresco breakfast under a baobab. All fab.... Read More
Ben and Mary’s Tanzania Trip   |   Ben & Mary
Neil, John and Alaina's Botswana Holiday
Every day was different my own personal highlights were the close encounters with wild dogs on two occasions, four close encounters with different leopard. Encounters with numerous lions and the unbelievable amount of elephant in the Chobe Park area.... Read More
Neil, John and Alaina’s Botswana Holiday   |   Neil
Phill and Jessica's South Africa Trip
Overall the trip was amazing, every element was meticulously planned by Lucinda and her colleagues. Including all transfers, dinner reservations and day trips in Cape Town. The trip to Cape Point, including lunch with Chef Bruce was a high spot – he did an amazing job of cooking lunch for his guests in his own home!... Read More
Phill and Jessica’s South Africa Trip   |   Phill & Jess
James Hong's African Highlights Fortnight Adventure
We spent two weeks in Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya with the arrangement from Aardvark Safaris. It’s a bit rush since I had a tight schedule. Aardvark did make a good itinerary for us to cover all the highlights for these three countries.... Read More
James Hong’s African Adventure   |   James Hong
Lee's Mount Kilimanjaro Climb and Tanzania Safari
The trip was perfect!... Read More
Lee’s Mount Kilimanjaro Climb and Tanzania Safari   |   Lee
Alison and Kevin's Safari to Botswana and Zambia
Aardvark organised our safari from start to finish excellently. Their planning advice and pre-trip information were comprehensive, all travel arrangements and transfers worked beautifully. We would highly recommend their services.... Read More
Alison and Kevin’s Safari to Botswana and Zambia   |   Alison and Kevin
Frank and Debra's Zambia and Malawi Trip
We only regret that we did not have one more day/night in each location!... Read More
Frank and Debra’s Zambia and Malawi Trip   |   Frank and Debra
Danielle and Evan's Wedding and Honeymoon in Zambia and Malawi
There couldn’t have been a better operator than Aardvark Safaris to simultaneously wedding plan and organize the most amazing safari in such short notice! Thank you! River Club was the BEST and most PERFECT place to have a wedding. Every place we went... Read More
Danielle and Evan’s Wedding and Honeymoon in Zambia and Malawi   |   Danielle and Evan
The Zander Family Vacation to Zimbabwe
River rafting and zip lining the Zambezi river was truly a trip highlight, but the people and visiting the school in Hwange Park was a life highlight for the kids and us!... Read More
The Zander Family Vacation to Zimbabwe   |   The Zander Family
Matita's Zambia Holiday
I stayed in Kafunta Lodge, South Luangwa Park, Zambia, because a friend had been there 2 or 3 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed it too. It’s in an attractive location overlooking a big plane with a lake.... Read More
Matita’s Zambia Holiday   |   Matita
Susie and Colin's South Africa and Zambia Trip
From start to finish our safari was a wonderful adventure. Every camp we went to offered something different. There were so many highlights but not least the African sunsets. We never tired of them. We were taken out of our comfort zone on more than one occasion but it was fabulous.... Read More
Susie and Colin’s South Africa and Zambia Trip   |   Susie and Colin
Mark and Judy's Kenya Holiday
We only had time for a short 10 day visit to Kenya but this was a trip never to be forgotten. From the moment we landed on the tarmac in Nairobi we were looked after superbly. Everyone we met was kind, considerate and welcoming. There were so many high... Read More
Mark and Judy’s Kenya Holiday   |   Mark and Judy
Malvika's Tanzania and Zanzibar Trip
I am definitely returning to Africa…the safari experience was mind blowing in terms of the sheer glory of nature & creation in all its vastness and generosity. We spent hours looking at a lioness stalk her prey, at a lion pride with around 10 cubs, at a leopard cleverly covering her kill that she had hidden from the vultures... Read More
Malvika’s Tanzania and Zanzibar Trip   |   Malvika
Diana and Lowell's Zambia Vacation
Many of the highlights listed on the camp pages. Very happy with all of the close-up photos of the various animals. Would certainly advise future guests to stay at least four nights in each camp to fully take advantage of all of the activities and surroundings.... Read More
Diana and Lowell’s Zambia Vacation   |   Diana and Lowell
John and Gillian's Zambia and Malawi Holiday
We last visited Robin Pope Safaris in 2008, this being our 4th safari with them. We love the Luangwa Valley and our main reason for patronising RPS has been the superb standard of guiding. We were reassured by this safari that nothing has changed.... Read More
John and Gillian’s Zambia and Malawi Holiday   |   John and Gillian
The Lowe Family Kenya Holiday
The game roaming around the tents at night – great fun trying to identify by the prints in the morning – this time zebra, hippo, wildebeest, impala. Seeing leopard and cub – this is always so special. Also the lions and their two month old cubs playing.... Read More
The Lowe Family Kenya Holiday   |   The Lowe Family
Gary and Carol's African Adventure
We asked Aardvark to put together a safari where the camps and their environments were quite different from one another. We didn’t know if we’d ever get back to Africa, so we wanted to have a lot of variety during a 3-week trip. They truly excelled!... Read More
Gary and Carol’s African Adventure   |   Gary and Carol
The Cox Family Trip to Kenya
Another great experience with Aardvark – thank you! It’s now more apparent to us than ever that safari-ing in Kenya (and we suspect elsewhere) needs to be seen as not just an experience and holiday but a donation to wildlife conservation and the associated community support... Read More
The Cox Family Trip to Kenya   |   The Cox Family
Brian and Valda's Tanzania, South Africa and Zambia Vacation
Fantastic tour. Would omit winelands next time and spend more time on reserves as winelands in Australia and NZ are equally spectacular and scenic though the wine is more expensive here.... Read More
Brian and Valda’s Tanzania, South Africa and Zambia Vacation   |   Valda and Brian
Rebecca's 3-Week Trip
This was a great three week trip including six safari camps, Victoria Falls, and Cape Town, planned by people who knew what they were doing. Every camp had different owners and very singular personalities. The camps were small and not always easy to get to but the volume and variety of animals I saw... Read More
Rebecca’s 3-Week Trip   |   Rebecca
Ryan and Jeanne's Southern Africa Vacation
So many things to say. Wild African dogs with their puppies, honey badger trying to nab a tortoise, being mesmerized by the meerkats; seeing hyena nervously eating a previously killed cape buffalo; seeing a herd of majestic cape buffalo; seeing bull giraffes fighting... Read More
Ryan and Jeanne’s Southern Africa Vacation   |   Jeanne and Ryan
Tom and Ilsa's Botswana Adventure
Highlights: getting close to animals (lions, cubs, elephants, hyenas, hippos), cantering through water, beautiful and delicious surprise meals out in the bush, the sweet and nice people, sundowners in magical places, etc.... Read More
Tom and Ilsa’s Botswana Adventure   |   Tom and Ilsa
Abhishek's Tanzania and Zanzibar Trip
A trip of a life time! Hakuna Matata!... Read More
Abhishek’s Tanzania and Zanzibar Trip   |   Abhishek
Dalen's Mount Kilimanjaro Climb and Tanzania Safari
Loved this trip. Still seems like a dream.... Read More
Dalen’s Mount Kilimanjaro Climb and Tanzania Safari   |   Dalen
Kari and Will's Zambia Honeymoon
Kari’s favorite part was seeing how cuddly the lions get with each other when they’re sleeping during the day. The biggest highlight for me was getting to see a lion hunt during our first evening at Mchenja.... Read More
Kari and Will’s Zambia Honeymoon   |   Kari and Will
Tom and Ilsa's safari to Botswana
The staff was incredible! Horses well taken care of and very responsive. Bongwe was an excellent guide.... Read More
Tom and Ilsa’s safari to Botswana   |   Tom and Ilsa
Rebecca's Zimbabwe and South Africa Vacation
This was a great three week trip including six safari camps, Victoria Falls, and Cape Town, planned by people who knew what they were doing. Every camp had different owners and very singular personalities. The camps were small and not always easy to get to but the volume and variety of animals I saw, and the comfort level of the facilities, was much greater than what is available on the 12 to 20 person packaged tours.... Read More
Rebecca’s Zimbabwe and South Africa Vacation   |   Rebecca
Lori and Ralph's safari to Botswana
Tents were nice, service was excellent, food was very good, horseback riding was amazing! Lots of little surprises! Great wranglers.
Very exciting experience!... Read More
Lori and Ralph’s safari to Botswana   |   Lori and Ralph
Kevin and Lynda's Tanzania and Mozambique Trip
Kigelia: Grumpy elephant very close to dining tent, cheetah kill by camp fire, windy giraffe outside tent in middle of night, Kelvin’s amazing cooking skills, all the guides. Beho Beho: Location, stunning open fronted Bandas, all the dining as we ate in a different part of the camp everyday. A few wonderful surprises were thrown in to keep us guessing. The guides again were fabulous as we got to know them quite well.... Read More
Kevin and Lynda’s Tanzania and Mozambique Trip   |   Kevin and Lynda
The Hilton Family Botswana and Zambia Trip
We stayed also at Camp Linyanti at Linyanti by Chobe which was a lovely lodge on the edge of the river – great option to go in boat or car to safari. Great food and lodge staff excellent with children.... Read More
The Hilton Family Botswana and Zambia Trip   |   The Hilton Family
The Hilton family safari to Botswana and Victoria Falls
Letaka was the highlight of our trip and our guide Michael Turner was exceptional. The whole team made our mobile experience 5+ star – just myself and my nine and ten year old children in a tent at night listening to the sounds of the bush is unforgettable.... Read More
The Hilton family safari to Botswana and Victoria Falls   |   The Hilton Family
Erica and Jill's Kenya and Tanzania Trip
Highlights included: seeing my first male lion in the wild – WOW, it made me cry! Brunch with hippos with Trisha and Robin in the Masai Mara two days running. Zebras, giraffes, lions, a cheetah, leopards, elephants, birds and a mass of wildebeest!... Read More
Erica and Jill’s Kenya and Tanzania Trip   |   Erica and JIll
The Watson Family Holiday to South Africa
Highlights where can I start. Mother leopard and cub up a tree looking at us. What a photographic opportunity. Being surrounded by a herd of feeding elephants. Cantering up the airstrip being watched by six giraffe spectators.... Read More
The Watson Family Holiday to South Africa   |   The Watson Family
The Leach Family Southern Africa Trip
Having no experience of horses we’re not sure we would have chosen this safari but thankfully we enjoyed every minute. We did not know from yourselves or when googling it that Ants Hill is a riding safari. There are about 50 horses and that is the way they really expect you to see everything.... Read More
The Leach Family Southern Africa Trip   |   The Leach Family
Dave and Eleonora's Tanzania Holiday
Everything went as expected and planned, and the quality of the accommodation exceeded our expectations. Excellent in every way.... Read More
Dave and Eleonora’s Tanzania Holiday   |   Dave and Eleonora
Kay's Zambia Holiday
Well, once again Aardvark deliver the perfect safari – don’t you guys ever slip up! I did seventeen nights in four different camps and it was just great. It was a bit different to what I normally do, but in saying that, I wasn’t disappointed in the least.... Read More
Kay’s Zambia Holiday   |   Kay
Ian and Liz's East Africa Holiday
Apart from the journey home everything was brilliant and even that was well sorted by Aardvark and Breezes. Our highlights included the crater view, leopards mating in the Serengeti and the camp fire singing.... Read More
Ian and Liz’s East Africa Holiday   |   Ian and Liz
The Ashton Family Trip to Madagascar
Fantastic trip. We loved the walks in the national parks and saw lots of lemurs and birds. All the places we stayed were excellent with friendly staff and good food and our guide was very good, knowledgeable and helpful.... Read More
The Ashton Family Trip to Madagascar   |   The Ashton Family
The Purssell Family Holiday to Kenya
The main object to this holiday was riding for Emily my 18 year old granddaughter. She had a truly wonderful experience at both lodges riding amongst elephants and giraffe and very close to rhino, jackals and many other animals.... Read More
The Purssell Family Holiday to Kenya   |   The Purssell Family
The France Family Holiday to Zambia
Fabulous time had by all! Very keen to return one day. The camps/lodges were all great…and all gave slightly different experiences. The wildlife we saw in Zambia was extensive – and much more than people we met who had chosen to visit Botswana!... Read More
The France Family Holiday to Zambia   |   The France Family
Martha's safari to Zimbabwe and Botswana
No WiFi, generator at night for light, but it was wonderfully refreshing! The tents had to be triple zipped and locked to keep the baboons out. The horseback riding was spectacular. Galloping through the Okavango delta and yes, you get wet! SO much fun.... Read More
Martha’s safari to Zimbabwe and Botswana   |   Martha
The Ash Family Holiday to Kenya and Zanzibar
The walking safari was absolutely the highlight just because we’d never done anything like it before and it is the most amazing experience to be walking through such complete wilderness for five days. We didn’t see another tourist, a vehicle or even a vapour trail in the sky.... Read More
The Ash Family Holiday to Kenya and Zanzibar   |   The Ash Family
Sir John and Lady Dorothy's Botswana Holiday
We intend to go back to Botswana, at some point in the future because we loved it so much. You didn’t ask us about Sandibe (for obvious reasons – it won’t be there in its present, temporary form in another 10 days or so), but the ‘mobile camp’ with its resident elephant was very enjoyable.... Read More
Sir John and Lady Dorothy’s Botswana Holiday   |   John and Dorothy
Safari was the obvious highlight, with some great sightings, sundowners delights, and Brian, also great was Molly’s bungee off the Vic Falls bridge – but the deck at Kapani Lodge, with drinks, animals to see, friendly staff chatting, dinner, breakfast cooked by the chef in the fire pit, and the lovely brunches were such a pleasure.... Read More
The James Family Zambia and Malawi Holiday   |   The James Family
Treena and Ronnie's Tanzania and Zanzibar Vacation
Like I said to Ronnie, it was definitely our trip of a lifetime, and it didn’t fly by, it was just perfect amount of days at each place, exactly like you planned it Tor. We met some interesting people. The guides were all very very good and had some great knowledge.... Read More
Treena and Ronnie’s Tanzania and Zanzibar Vacation   |   Treena and Ronnie
Sarah-Jane's riding safari to Kenya
A wonderful holiday with lifelong memories. Jakob Von Plessen was our guide and he was exemplary , we were very very lucky. He made it exciting but ultimately safe and I had the most incredible horse to gallop/jump and get within touching distance of lions, elephants hippos and crocodiles... Read More
Sarah-Jane’s riding safari to Kenya   |   Sarah-Jane
Ron and Bobbye's safari to South Africa and Botswana
We had the BEST GUIDE in the world. Pat was knowledgeable and fun. He worked hard to locate all the animals we wanted to see, and we got to see so many animal interactions that were amazing. Pat even told us about the night sky and all kinds of trees and plants.... Read More
Ron and Bobbye’s safari to South Africa and Botswana   |   Ron and Bobbye
Overall a fab holiday – I’ve deleted what you were asking for without reading………think it said memorable moments……….so SA – riding to sundowners, unsaddling and letting the horses just go (they live “wild”) and then all the kids and staff playi... Read More
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The Mocatta Family Mauritius Holiday
Top things: eldest son arriving for the middle week by helicopter and going to watch it arrive on the 14th hole of the golf course.

The villa, the villa, the villa

Mauritius and Le Paradis – friendly and welcoming at all times.

Enzos -a restaurant at La Gallette – very friendly and good food, nice to get out of the hotel sometimes.... Read More
The Mocatta Family Mauritius Holiday   |   The Mocatta Family
The Robins Family Trip to South Africa
We had an amazing time and fitted a lot into just three weeks. I would definitely want to go to Tanda Tula and Rocktail again. Fugitives Drift was great but I think it is a place you only go to once as it is the history that brings the area to life.... Read More
The Robins Family Trip to South Africa   |   The Robins Family
The Rusling Family South Africa and Mauritius Holiday
Overall a fab holiday. Riding to sundowners, unsaddling and letting the horses just go (they live “wild”) and then all the kids and staff playing rugby while I sipped G and T.... Read More
The Rusling Family South Africa and Mauritius Holiday   |   The Rusling Family
The Gunn Family Trip to Botswana, Zambia and Malawi
One of the best family holidays we have ever had!... Read More
The Gunn Family Trip to Botswana, Zambia and Malawi   |   The Gunn Family
Jill and Derek's safari to South Africa and Botswana
I don’t think there are words to describe how special this trip was for our family. Our guide, Pat, was exceptional. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about the mammal, reptiles, birds, insects but also geology, astronomy and ecosystems. Pat has training as a educator and was able to teach us all everyday about more in depth topics related to the region.... Read More
Jill and Derek’s safari to South Africa and Botswana   |   Jill and Derek
The Pargetter Family Holiday to Zambia and Malawi
Highlights were obviously the animals. Livingstone was a soft landing and so good with the kids after a long flight. I would have been a bit disappointed to have done that at the end of the trip (ie in my opinion it’s not necessarily worth the extra flights and travelling time just to see the falls).... Read More
The Pargetter Family Holiday to Zambia and Malawi   |   The Pargetter Family
The Gunn family safari to Botswana, Zambia and Malawi
Drumbeat were simply brilliant. Annelies is a wonderfully welcoming host, extremely efficient and all round nice person. While not the “lap of luxury” that you might expect from some of the static lodges, the camp was exceptionally comfortable... Read More
The Gunn family safari to Botswana, Zambia and Malawi   |   The Gunn Family
Jill and Derek's Southern Africa Vacation
This trip was more than we expected. We came on this trip to spend time with Derek’s parents and to give them a chance to fulfill their dream of having a vacation in Africa. We expected to see animals and enjoy our time but it was so much more. We were given a unique look into the lives of the animals in a variety of different ecosystems.... Read More
Jill and Derek’s Southern Africa Vacation   |   Jill and Derek
Angela and Russell's safari to Botswana
Where to start. It was all so fantastic. I heard about the Letaka Safaris at an airport in Madagaska whilst chatting to a couple who had just been on a Botswana safari with them. Their comment was “the animals were almost too close for comfort”. How accurate they were.... Read More
Angela and Russell’s safari to Botswana   |   Angela and Russell
Guides were excellent, helpful, informative and listened to what we wanted to do. Always someone there to look after us. Baraza is outstanding but could be anywhere as not advisable to leave the resort without a guide, having said that we have never encou... Read More
   |   The Frohlich Family
Yudhana and Chakridej's African Adventure
I have the best time of my life. Africa is a great continent and their people are the greatest. The choices you gave us regarding the destinations, the sequences and the timing were perfect. Thanks.... Read More
Yudhana and Chakridej’s African Adventure   |   Mr and Mrs Aimthikul
Bob and Nancy's Zambia Vacation
Our safari was the perfect blend of comfort and being in the bush. I loved being able to take a hot shower and sleep in a comfy bed. The highlights were standing on the edge of Victoria Falls and looking over (still cannot believe I did that), waking up to our private little beach on Sindabezi, watching a herd of 18 elephants cross the Luangwa River in front of our camp at Mchenja... Read More
Bob and Nancy’s Zambia Vacation   |   Bob and Nancy
The Frohlich Family Holiday to Kenya and Zanzibar
Guides were excellent, helpful, informative and listened to what we wanted to do. Always someone there to look after us. Baraza is outstanding but could be anywhere as not advisable to leave the resort without a guide, having said that we have never encountered that beautiful white sand and warm sea before.... Read More
The Frohlich Family Holiday to Kenya and Zanzibar   |   The Frohlich Family
Arvind's Botswana and Zambia Trip
Excellent experience with Victoria at Aardvark Safari. I have crowed a lot about her already. Safari was unique and unforgettable experience. I would love to repeat the trip. Only regret is that I was not always ready with video when elephant trumpeted, or charged (mini) at us or lion charged (mini) at us.... Read More
Arvind’s Botswana and Zambia Trip   |   Arvind
Robin and Dennis's Botswana and Zimbabwe Adventure
We had a number of incredible highlights, such as seeing a lioness released in Chobe after she killed a farmer’s goat. Also, I’d love to write about our trip for you magazine. I have a slant on elephants, which were my favorites: Never hire an Elephant as your Gardner.... Read More
Robin and Dennis’s Botswana and Zimbabwe Adventure   |   Robin and Dennis
Sand Rivers – breakfast at Stieglers Gorge on the banks of the river. Sunset over Lake Tagalala Beho Beho – Sunset with a gin and tonic whilst watching lions on the edge of a small river cliff. Breakfast on the shores of Lake Tagalala. Zanzibar – boat tri... Read More
   |   Tom and Emily
Tom and Emily's Tanzania and Zanzibar Honeymoon
Sand Rivers – breakfast at Stieglers Gorge on the banks of the river. Sunset over Lake Tagalala
Beho Beho – Sunset with a gin and tonic whilst watching Lions on the edge of a small river cliff. Breakfast on the shores of Lake Tagalala.... Read More
Tom and Emily’s Tanzania and Zanzibar Honeymoon   |   Tom and Emily
Overall a great experience, we have traveled around a lot of the world and Africa has been on our list forever. Cape Town was much nicer than we ever expected and Zambia was perfect for us. We absolutely loved Sindabezi and the accommodations.The Lower Za... Read More
   |   Brent and Lisa
Overall a great experience, we have traveled around a lot of the world and Africa has been on our list forever. Cape Town was much nicer than we ever expected and Zambia was perfect for us. We absolutely loved Sindabezi and the accommodations.The Lower Za... Read More
   |   Brent and Lisa
David and Sheila's Southern Africa Holiday
We could have spent two full weeks in South Africa and still not seen everything. We were apprehensive before arriving as friends and family kept telling us how dangerous it was and what to do and not to do. However, there was no issue at all and we felt safe after the first day or so.... Read More
David and Sheila’s Southern Africa Holiday   |   Sheila and David
Sheila and David's safari to Botswana, Zambia and South Africa
The safari in Botswana was first class. Annelies and Scott (our guide), together with the camp staff, looked after us very well. We went with no expectations or particular wishes and they seemed pleased they could just relax and show us what was around.... Read More
Sheila and David’s safari to Botswana, Zambia and South Africa   |   Sheila and David
Brent and Lisa's Vacation to Southern Africa
Overall a great experience, we have traveled around a lot of the world and Africa has been on our list forever. Cape Town was much nicer than we ever expected and Zambia was perfect for us. We absolutely loved Sindabezi and the accommodations. The Lower Zambezi was nice but we felt the South Luangwa was much better.... Read More
Brent and Lisa’s Vacation to Southern Africa   |   Brent and Lisa
The O'Sullivan Family Trip to Zimbabwe
A brilliant trip – a mix of adventure and wildlife and sightseeing. As our “last” family trip before the kids go to university it could hardly have been bettered.... Read More
The O’Sullivan Family Trip to Zimbabwe   |   The O'Sullivan Family
David's Kenya Riding Holiday
Lots of great sightings. Baby hyena was great.... Read More
David’s Kenya Riding Holiday   |   David
David's riding safari to Kenya
I really enjoyed the safari. the horses were good and the guides very helpful. Food and hospitality were excellent. The only niggle was the days when we moved camp were very long. One day was too long and very tiring.... Read More
David’s riding safari to Kenya   |   David
The Rome Family Holiday to Zambia and Botswana
There were no real lows. It ran like clockwork and was all so much better than I had hoped for. The flights all worked and mostly on time as anywhere. Watching lions eating an elephant, my son bungee jumping, sitting in the water on the edge of the Victoria Falls, catching tiger fish and the surprise at the end.... Read More
The Rome Family Holiday to Zambia and Botswana   |   The Rome Family
The Balfour Family South Africa Vacation
We had a fabulous trip in Cape Town, and at Ngala Tented Camp and Chitwa Chitwa. The Cape Town highlights were our stay at the beautiful Cape Grace, the hike on Table Mountain, the trip to the Cape and to visit the penguins, the visit to Cheetah Outreach and the great meals including La Petite Ferme near Franschoek.... Read More
The Balfour Family South Africa Vacation   |   The Balfour Family
Alexis and Andrew's Botswana Holiday
We were very impressed with the wildlife and tourism in the Okavango Delta. We were often the only vehicle in sight and rare species such as leopard and wild dog appear to be relatively easily seen. More expensive than other African countries but hard to complain when the experience is of such high quality and the country seems to take conservation very seriously.... Read More
Alexis and Andrew’s Botswana Holiday   |   Alexis and Andrew
Alexis and Andrew's safari to Botswana
We had a great time on our safari with Drumbeat. There were some truly amazing wildlife experiences (seeing lion, hyaena and wild dog cubs/pups, a leopard stalking guinea fowl and wild dogs hunting to name a few) and our guide, Moss, was very knowledgeable.... Read More
Alexis and Andrew’s safari to Botswana   |   Alexis and Andrew
The Marley Family South Africa and Zambia Vacation
Overall we were very pleased with our first safari vacation, I don’t think we could have done any better. The people of Zambia are so friendly and helpful (and are very proud of this) that we always felt welcome every place we went. All the meets and greets went off without a hitch.... Read More
The Marley Family South Africa and Zambia Vacation   |   The Marley Family
KIA Lodge
Our trip was probably the best I have ever experienced and I have been all over the world. If I go back to Africa I would love to go to Greystoke Mahale and Zanzibar. Since we were not ready to come home I wish I had signed us up for Zanzibar. Perhaps later.... Read More
KIA Lodge   |   The Pace Family
Brent and Tanya's Namibia Vacation
Highlights were: Cheetah Conservation Fund visit — we would have liked more time there; Etosha wildlife — especially watching elephants and seeing both black and white rhinos; The waterhole at the Okaukuejo Rest Camp — We could have stayed there two nights and skipped a day at Swakopmund.... Read More
Brent and Tanya’s Namibia Vacation   |   Tanya and Brent
Thanks to the expertise of Aardvark, I had the most amazing time in Botswana (African Horse-riding Safaris) and South Africa (Ants Hill).... Read More
   |   Rhonda
The Crowley family safari to Tanzania
Summits Africa were the best. Ake and the team prepared us for the summit mentally, physically, and emotionally. Very supportive. A great introduction to the people of Tanzania. Loved the singing and cheerful attitude of the entire staff.... Read More
The Crowley family safari to Tanzania   |   The Crowley Family
The Crowley Family Tanzania Vacation
One of the best family vacations we have had. Getting to and from Africa does require a lot of travel and work from California. Would recommend some down time after arrival to adjust (which we did and were happy for).... Read More
The Crowley Family Tanzania Vacation   |   The Crowley Family
The Chatterton Family Holiday to Mauritius
Might think about direct flight next time although transit in Dubai was easy and seemless – as tall chap quite nice to stretch out legs for second leg. First time and certainly will be coming back.  Professional and thorough. Made my life so much easier.... Read More
The Chatterton Family Holiday to Mauritius   |   The Chatterton Family
Rhonda's safari to Botswana and South Africa
I was on a different planet in the Okavango Delta – it was a spectacular trip in all respects! The journey in from Maun, the welcome, horses, food, tented camp, the guides, the rides, the wildlife – not only the mammals but also birds and insects... Read More
Rhonda’s safari to Botswana and South Africa   |   Rhonda
The Browne Family Kenya Vacation
I would definitely recommend a safari vacation and hope to go on another one. The number of animals and birds we saw was astounding. It was incredible how close you can get the animals, a little scary even sometimes. The guides are so knowledgeable, and I feel like we all learned so much from them.... Read More
The Browne Family Kenya Vacation   |   Kristan, Caroline, John and William
Bishop's School Trip to East Africa
Ben and his crew were amazing – highly recommend using them again!!! So friendly, great at their jobs, and were willing to get to know us and let us get to know them. Calm, flexible, knowledgeable, everything anyone could want!!!... Read More
Bishop’s School Trip to East Africa   |   Kristin
Andrew and Michelle's Tanzania and Zanzibar Honeymoon
Unforgettable and a beautiful experience. We had the most fabulously knowledgeable guide and loved that were weren’t on a convoy tour.... Read More
Andrew and Michelle’s Tanzania and Zanzibar Honeymoon   |   Andrew and Michelle
The Purcell Family Vacation to Southern Africa
We also loved Cape Town. Our driver was excellent – punctual, respectful etc and again, was well informed about history and information. The men shared a common love of rugby and cricket, so there was lots of discussion about sport.... Read More
The Purcell Family Vacation to Southern Africa   |   Sue and Noel
To pick one highlight would be impossible. Having experienced three such different experiences, each with its own breath taking moment would be impossible. For me though, to see a herd of elephant for the first time in their natural environment, cross a r... Read More
   |   Giles and Alison
The Morris Family Kenya Holiday
This was the most outstanding, memorable, perfect family holiday we have ever had – and everyone of us, from the youngest child of 6 to the oldest ‘child’ of 30, we were all so blessed and inspired by what we saw, who we met, and every activity.... Read More
The Morris Family Kenya Holiday   |   The Morris Family
Giles and Alison's Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi Holiday
To pick one highlight would be impossible. Having experienced three such different experiences, each with its own breath taking moment would be impossible. For me though, to see a herd of elephant for the first time in their natural environment, cross a river, the young holding on to their mother’s tails was momentous.... Read More
Giles and Alison’s Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi Holiday   |   Giles and Alison
Barbara's safari to Botswana and Victoria Falls
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience with Letaka Safaris and would highly recommend using them for the best experience in northern Botswana. All the plans were made by Aardvark Safaris and there was not a hitch. The group we were with were from England and Europe and we were well matched with adventuresome spirits.... Read More
Barbara’s safari to Botswana and Victoria Falls   |   Barbara
Barbara's Botswana and Zambia Vacation
I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation and so did my daughter. I would recommend going to Botswana because I think that it is not nearly as populated as Kenya or Tanzania. We saw 37 different animals and reptiles and 65 different birds. It was better than expected and we had high expectations.... Read More
Barbara’s Botswana and Zambia Vacation   |   Barbara
Bishop's School Trip to East Africa
What an experience! Traveling in a fairly large group did not prove to be a problem. The Serengeti Plains were beautiful. The drive to Musoma was rough but worth it. Lakuba Island and the village residents were warm and welcoming. The students had an especially good time, interacting with the village children.... Read More
Bishop’s School Trip to East Africa   |   Tim and Carol
Noemie and Alastair's Honeymoon to Victoria Falls and Botswana
We had such an amazing experience, it was my first time on a safaris and I could not have imagined the amount of animals we saw and the level of comfort provided in the camp. We were very lucky to be the only guests during these 7 days.... Read More
Noemie and Alastair’s Honeymoon to Victoria Falls and Botswana   |   Noemie and Alastair
Neil and Lynzee's Tanzania and Zanzibar Trip
Our stay at Beho Beho was the highlight of our trip. Great game sightings, fun day at Lake Tagalala and swimming in the hot springs of Maji Moto, beautiful sunsets and enjoying candlelit dinners in a different location each evening, our surprise bubble bath and champagne under the starlit sky.... Read More
Neil and Lynzee’s Tanzania and Zanzibar Trip   |   Neil and Lynzee
A truly amaaaaaazing holiday….packed with unforgettable experiences. Uganda and Rwanda are both so stunningly beautiful. Rwanda is truly inspiring in how it is ‘re-building’ after the Genocide in 1994 – very special people – very humbling experience spe... Read More
   |   Rachel and Barry
Our Family (which included three grown sons) took this adventure together and could never have realized all we would experience in such a short amount of time. We started at the beautiful Tongabezi Lodge in Zambia, a visit to their local school, cruises on the River, a safari through a National Park and even a trip to Victoria Falls.... Read More
   |   The Andrus Family
I had a wonderful, wonderful trip. If it wasn’t for the travel time I
would go back again in a flash. The two gentleman who met us in
Johannesburg at the airport and got us through immigration and on to our
domestic flight were very helpful. Everyon... Read More
   |   Margaret
Rachel and Barry's Uganda and Rwanda Holiday
A truly amaaaaaazing holiday….packed with unforgettable experiences.
Uganda and Rwanda are both so stunningly beautiful. Rwanda is truly inspiring in how it is ‘re-building’ after the Genocide in 1994 – very special people – very humbling experience spending time with them and visiting the Genocide Museum in Kigali.... Read More
Rachel and Barry’s Uganda and Rwanda Holiday   |   Rachel and Barry
Our Family (which included three grown sons) took this adventure together and could never have realized all we would experience in such a short amount of time. We started at the beautiful Tongabezi Lodge in Zambia, a visit to their local school, cruises on the River, a safari through a National Park and even a trip to Victoria Falls.... Read More
   |   The Andrus Family
Sanjay's Botswana and Zambia Vacation
From pick up at Maun through to the final night stay at The River Club, my experience with Wilderness Migration Routes was nothing less than spectacular.I had the good fortune of being aided throughout my adventure by a jovial and knowledgeable guide (Mr Emanuel) who took great pains to ensure the needs of my group were met on a daily basis.... Read More
Sanjay’s Botswana and Zambia Vacation   |   Sanjay
Herb's Rwanda and South Africa Vacation
A trip of a lifetime. Gorilla treks were superb. I recommend at least two treks so different gorilla families can be compared plus the volcanic regions were different. Kigali and surrounding countrysides are very clean. Guides are first rate and knowledgeable.... Read More
Herb’s Rwanda and South Africa Vacation   |   Herb
Robin's East Africa Vacation
My first real safari in Africa. I have been on short ‘safaris’ in Sri Lanka and India which I very much enjoyed because we were trekking on foot or elephant and therefore less noisy than by vehicle, but here with the distances involved (and safety) the vehicle was essential.... Read More
Robin’s East Africa Vacation   |   Robin
Linda's Rwanda and South Africa Vacation
In Kigali we visited the local Inema Art gallery and met artist Emmanuel Nkuranga who founded the art center. There is a small gift shop located inside the gallery. We also visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial and from there went to the local craft mark where we purchased gifts.... Read More
Linda’s Rwanda and South Africa Vacation   |   Linda
We truly loved our trip! Victoria was very instrumental in it being so well planned. We began our trip in Zambia with a stay at the River Club. It was an incredibly beautiful resort with wonderful staff. It would have been perfect to stay for 2 nights whi... Read More
   |   David and Karen
The Hanks Family Vacation to Kenya
From being picked up in Nairobi to being delivered at Masai Mara we couldn’t have asked for better service and care. The wildlife was incredibly plentiful and way exceeded our expectations.... Read More
The Hanks Family Vacation to Kenya   |   The Hanks Family
Shubhabrata's Namibian riding safari
Big skies, long gallops, picturesque landscapes (no photo album of mine been such a big hit with people), chance to develop a bond with the horses who are the real stars of the trip.... Read More
Shubhabrata’s Namibian riding safari   |   Shubhabrata
We truly loved our trip! Victoria was very instrumental in it being so well planned. We began our trip in Zambia with a stay at the River Club. It was an incredibly beautiful resort with wonderful staff. It would have been perfect to stay for 2 nights whi... Read More
   |   David and Karen
It was PERFECT. We had been a touch nervous about being too tired for an energetic safari… No need for this – it was ideal for a honeymoon! We were early to rise every morning, but watching wildlife from a jeep / boat is plenty relaxing enough.... Read More
   |   Nick and Aimee
Norman, Allison and Lucy's Botswana riding safari
The safari was fantastically organised right from the moment we landed in South Africa. We were met by the driver at the airport and driven to Botswana where we were met by our guide for the week. He made sure we got through the border control properly and then took us to meet our horses.... Read More
Norman, Allison and Lucy’s Botswana riding safari   |   Norman, Allison and Lucy
Rudy and Teresa's Vacation to Zambia and Botswana
The only low was South African Airways service was terrible and the delay out of Senegal made us miss our connection in Dulles but nothing Aardvark could do about that except maybe encourage your clients not to fly South African. The highlights are too many to count but I must say the guide at Letaka, Joe Ramsden, was first class.... Read More
Rudy and Teresa’s Vacation to Zambia and Botswana   |   Rudy and Teresa
Ruth's Vacation to Zimbabwe and Botswana
Overall, the trip was fantastic.
We experienced so many things and got to see a large part of northern Botswana.
If I were to do it again, I think I’d probably want to stay longer at each camp site. Only having one full day at each site probably was a bit too short. But it is a trade off of trying to see more areas with the amount of timemoney we had.... Read More
Ruth’s Vacation to Zimbabwe and Botswana   |   Ruth
Ruth's safari to Botswana and Victoria Falls
If I could give a rating higher then 5 paws, I would.The camp was very organized. Annelies was extremely welcoming and very approachable. We had great conversation around the fire and at dinner.... Read More
Ruth’s safari to Botswana and Victoria Falls   |   Ruth
Peter's Zimbabwe and Botswana Vacation
Out of the 6 of us, five are seasoned safari-goers. Everyone was impressed with what we saw, where we stayed, what we ate, etc. This trip exceeded our expectations.... Read More
Peter’s Zimbabwe and Botswana Vacation   |   Peter
Peter's safari to Botswana and Victoria Falls
Annelies and her crew were fabulous. Attention to detail is Annelies’ strong suit. Everything was First Class.... Read More
Peter’s safari to Botswana and Victoria Falls   |   Peter
Mario and Gill's Holiday to the Congo
The highlights were the gorillas and the only low was having to leave them!... Read More
Mario and Gill’s Holiday to the Congo   |   Mario and Gill
Vanessa and Sophie's Holiday to Zambia and Botswana
Totally amazing. Worth every penny.... Read More
Vanessa and Sophie’s Holiday to Zambia and Botswana   |   Vanessa and Sophie
The Funk Family Holiday to South Africa
We spent 8 hours per day in the bush, which meant we saw so many incredible things. Even at the Homestead we saw so much animal life just lazing on the porch. Highlights: huge herd of elephants with male on musk who took a fancy to our vehicle, drove around a corner straight into a pride of lions... Read More
The Funk Family Holiday to South Africa   |   The Funk Family
Celia's Botswana Holiday
Africa is therapeutic. The colour, the light, the sound, the smell. There is always something to see. Wilderness safaris are high end and well worth the money. Transfers are slick and worry free. All camps work to a standard which ensures quality.... Read More
Celia’s Botswana Holiday   |   Celia
Kate's Kenyan Safari
My whole safari experience was more than I could have ever imagined. Some highlights included eating breakfast out in the bush and having elephants join me just across the river, seeing leopards mating, and going to the Sheldrick Elephant Trust.... Read More
Kate’s Kenyan Safari   |   Kate
Sophie's Botswana Riding Safari
***** If I could, I would give my trip **********. I loved every minute of it. The staff were so friendly and made us feel like part of a big family. There were so many surprises, which were just so special, having the horses taken from you at 7pm at night when we were met by the grooms in the middle of the bush... Read More
Sophie’s Botswana Riding Safari   |   Sophie
Janine's Botswana Riding Safari
The ‘best week of my life’ is an understatement. So many happy memories I’m not sure where to start… From the time we arrived I felt completely looked after and realised very early on I was in very good hands. The staff were totally amazing.... Read More
Janine’s Botswana Riding Safari   |   Janine
The Judd Family Holiday to Kenya
This is our third visit to Kenya in just over a year – we love it!... Read More
The Judd Family Holiday to Kenya   |   The Judd family
Noel and Julie's Uganda and Rwanda Vacation
We really enjoyed the whole time , the lodges, the food , the staff at all the lodges an dour tour guides were great, the gorilla tracking the icing on the top! We will treasure the experience with the gorilla and chimp tracking for ever!... Read More
Noel and Julie’s Uganda and Rwanda Vacation   |   Julie and Noel
We really enjoyed the whole time , the lodges, the food , the staff at all the lodges an dour tour guides were great, the gorilla tracking the icing on the top! We will treasure the experience with the gorilla and chimp tracking for ever!... Read More
   |   Julie and Noel
The highlight was definitely Sarara – the camp, the management, the game drives and walks and the friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Lake Manze as a camp was disappointing but we had good game drives. Dawn everywhere was a spectacle and everywhere different but particularly stunning on the Indian Ocean.... Read More
   |   Gill and Michael
Michael and Moira's Uganda and Rwanda Vacation
We loved the whole trip!!! The people of Uganda and Rwanda were very friendly, the countries are beautiful, and very blessed to have the wildlife they do. The Mountain Gorillas are just amazing! Far exceeded expectations!... Read More
Michael and Moira’s Uganda and Rwanda Vacation   |   Michael and Moira
We loved the whole trip! The people of Uganda and Rwanda were very
friendly, the countries are beautiful, and very blessed to have the
wildlife they do. The Mountain Gorillas are just amazing! Far exceeded
expectations!
Our highlights – the gorillas... Read More
   |   Michael and Moira
Rose's South Africa Trip
Everything ran very smoothly and the service was excellent. Wish I could have stayed longer.... Read More
Rose’s South Africa Trip   |   Rose
Andy and Suzanne's South Africa Trip
Cape Town was beautiful and the highlights were the trip up Table Mountain, the visit to the wine valley and the shark cage dive. As for our Safari we are hooked and are thinking of doing another one in the coming years. It exceeded our expectations on all areas.... Read More
Andy and Suzanne’s South Africa Trip   |   Andy and Suzanne
The Roberts Family Holiday to Kenya
Excellent – loved it. Great mix between safari and beach. Travel arrangements worked well. One of the best family holidays we’ve had. Thank you.... Read More
The Roberts Family Holiday to Kenya   |   The Roberts Family
Gosh – two weeks is too long to encapsulate here. I already did most of it in my email to Charlie with the pictures I sent to him. The trip was excellent. In fact, Erin took a lot of video, and she plans to make a DVD of Audrey and Erin’s Excellent Adventure.... Read More
   |   Audrey and Erin
Audrey and Erin's Rwanda and Kenya Vacation
Gosh – two weeks is too long to encapsulate here. I already did most of it in my email to Charlie with the pictures I sent to him. The trip was excellent. In fact, Erin took a lot of video, and she plans to make a DVD of Audrey and Erin’s Excellent Adventure. The gorillas were the high point for me.... Read More
Audrey and Erin’s Rwanda and Kenya Vacation   |   Audrey and Erin
Dennis and Loraine's Kenya Vacation
Overall our Kenya trip was excellent. Highlight was at the Elephant Watch camp where we saw leopards. The guides at the Elephant Watch camp were extremely knowledgeable of the area, tracking and the animals. We felt safe at all times which is important and would definitely go back…loved it.... Read More
Dennis and Loraine’s Kenya Vacation   |   Dennis and Loraine
Craig and Catherine's Holiday to Tanzania
Top time, great guide, excellent service, VIP worth the extra money. Confusion re inclusion of tips was only negative but sorted in the end.... Read More
Craig and Catherine’s Holiday to Tanzania   |   Craig and Catherine
The Costello Family Holiday to Kenya
A truly magical holiday!! The variety and the quality of the organisation, accommodation and people as well as the exceptional nature and beauty of Kenya made this trip a once in a lifetime special.... Read More
The Costello Family Holiday to Kenya   |   The Costello Family
Graham and Denise's Kenya Holiday
Just the whole experience from being met at the airport , transferred to accommodation, day by day adventures and returned back to the airport – you just can’t beat it. We got to see things we have not see before – Pelicans on the Mara! Fred was brilliant with identifying birds so we got to see Kingfisher (three different types) and two separate Leopard spots – one on the first day and one on the last – absolutely perfect.... Read More
Graham and Denise’s Kenya Holiday   |   Graham and Denise
Michael's Vacation to Kenya
The trip was everything I had hoped for. Great photography opportunities, great lodges with great people running the place and great guides. The travel went very smoothly-including the international and the safari flights. Again, Nairobi traffic during weekdays should be avoided if possible by Sunday arrivals and departures.... Read More
Michael’s Vacation to Kenya   |   Michael
Catherine and Terry's South Africa Holiday
The safari was great – the highlight was probably tracking a leopard as it was so graceful, but everything about the camp was good and we saw The Big Five in abundance! Sadly we only saw a hippopotamus briefly which was the one animal I really wanted to see.... Read More
Catherine and Terry’s South Africa Holiday   |   Catherine and Terence
The Taylor Family Zambia and Botswana Holiday
We were slightly nervous to take children aged 5 and 8 on a trip through Zambia & Botswana but Aardvark Safaris helped us to find camps that had good guides, private game drives and staff who were flexible in terms of re-arranging mealtimes. Would re... Read More
The Taylor Family Zambia and Botswana Holiday   |   The Taylor Family
Anne and Judith's Holiday to Botswana and Zambia
The camping was great fun, including the open air showers and loos, although trying to have a siesta in tents in 35 degree heat was a tad tricky! Shadreck was a fantastic guide, so tuned in to the sights and sounds around him that we saw over 40 large species of animal and 150 species of birds.... Read More
Anne and Judith’s Holiday to Botswana and Zambia   |   Anne and Judith
The McGeoch Family Holiday in Namibia
We were going for scenery and we got it in buckets. Climate perfect for us, good balance between “doing” stuff and relaxing. Only criticism we would have was Swakopmund restaurants. Both rather tired places and there are better options listed on Tripadvisor.... Read More
The McGeoch Family Holiday in Namibia   |   The McGeoch Family
Michele and Erich's Mt Kilimanjaro Climb
Our climb was an unforgettable experience. We were amazed by the fauna and flora seen on Mt. Kilimanjaro and appreciated the stunning views. The Lemosho route had very little traffic so the camps were pleasantly quiet.... Read More
Michele and Erich’s Mt Kilimanjaro Climb   |   Michele and Erich
The Linley-Adams familly holiday to Zambia and Malawi
It was a truly amazing holiday – the mix we had made sure there were many unforgettable moments and something to suit us all. The location of Kasaka and having the river activities was quite a favourite, but also the experience of staying in the Treehouse.... Read More
The Linley-Adams familly holiday to Zambia and Malawi   |   The Linley-Adams Family
The Davies Family Holiday in Namibia
We had such a memorable holiday in Namibia and so much of our memories are down to the support and care provided by our guide who was with us for the duration of the trip. We were travelling with four teenagers and the drives on average were a minimum of four hours maximum of six.... Read More
The Davies Family Holiday in Namibia   |   The Davies Family
The Munton Family Holiday to Kenya
The wildlife in the Mara was a big highlight- seeing cats for the first time close up was one of the reasons we decided on Kenya, so it was very pleasing to have been able to do this. The slight trade-off is obviously the Mara is busier than the smaller reserves, but we appreciated our guide’s efforts to be in different areas to the other Jeeps.... Read More
The Munton Family Holiday to Kenya   |   The Munton Family
Daniel and Louise's Uganda Holiday
To travel in Uganda was an unforgettable experience. To see the chimps and the gorillas is truly something worth what we paid. Also, we wanted to say that our guide, Francis, was outstanding. In more than one way, he actually made our trip.... Read More
Daniel and Louise’s Uganda Holiday   |   Daniel and Louise
The Lavelle Family Holiday to Zambia and Botswana
Fantastic staff and guide, very welcoming and friendly. Excellent food and the camping facilities added to the experience of being truly in the wild. Highly recommend to people wanting to get a real taste of the African wilderness and a great wildlife safari.... Read More
The Lavelle Family Holiday to Zambia and Botswana   |   The Lavelle Family
Roy and June's Zambia and Malawi Holiday
Highlights: seeing the Victoria Falls , truly spectacular, the two bush camps , well run, clean, fantastic food, great company, amazing guides and of course stars of the show – the animals , wonderful unforgettable moments: first close encounter with a lion in the bush and a charging elephant... Read More
Roy and June’s Zambia and Malawi Holiday   |   Roy and June
Sydelle's Safari to Botswana and Zambia
LOVED my Letaka guide – he was superb. Loved the camping and the thrill of the unexpected. Did not care for Savuti – we camped far from the reserve and spent too much time driving (4 hrs/ day) through not very interesting landscape just to get to the reserve.... Read More
Sydelle’s Safari to Botswana and Zambia   |   Sydelle
Steve and Jeanne's Safari to Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia and Malawi
This was a trip of a lifetime for both of us. We really appreciated the high end facilities and the warm welcome we received at each stop. The level of commitment to the clientele was evident as we felt special in each place.... Read More
Steve and Jeanne’s Safari to Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia and Malawi   |   Steve and Jeanne
Shawnte's Kilimanjaro Climb
This was an experience I’ll never forget. Every single aspect of my trip was A+++. Our guide, Ayubu, was smart and funny, knowledgeable and in control. He kept us informed, but also kept us happy and laughing – and safe. The food was INSANELY GOOD... Read More
Shawnte’s Kilimanjaro Climb   |   Shawnte
Alex and Nick's Holiday to South Africa
We really loved it, thank you so much for your help with everything.
I thought it was also worth recommending to other clients the airport lounge at Johannesburg domestic airport, it worked out at only $20 each and was well-worth it after such a long international flight from London.... Read More
Alex and Nick’s Holiday to South Africa   |   Alex and Nick
James and Helena's Holiday to South Africa
The only low was British airways cancelling a flight which meant a 27 hour delay. The highlights include: the first ever sighting of a wild giraffe while on a walk, the close up encounters with the wildlife from horse back, swimming with the horses in the dam... Read More
James and Helena’s Holiday to South Africa   |   James and Helena
John and April's Tanzanian safari
This was going to be our first and only great adventure to Africa. After day two, We started making plans for our return. This is an amazing experience. I am a very experience professional photographer and my wife is an accomplished interior designer, so not only have we traveled the world, but with a very critical eye.... Read More
John and April’s Tanzanian safari   |   John and April
Lesley and Kathleen's Namibia Holiday
Our Namibia holiday experience was really fantastic. We enjoyed it all so much. The Skeleton Coast Flying Safari has to be the highlight as described above. We were impressed with the standard of our guides Jimmy and Max.... Read More
Lesley and Kathleen’s Namibia Holiday   |   Lesley
Nicholson Family Namibia Holiday
We had a great time, all went to plan. FYI we thought the Windhoek Hilton was fine for our first night. It has a rooftop bar that overlooks the city and our girls thought this was very cool place, we did too so was a good addition, albeit by accident, to the Olive.... Read More
Nicholson Family Namibia Holiday   |   The Nicholson Family
Tyler and Ashley's Honeymoon to South Africa
10 paws easily! Definitely the best experience of our lives!! Everything was perfectly planned and all of the places we stayed were incredible!... Read More
Tyler and Ashley’s Honeymoon to South Africa   |   Tyler and Ashley
Lesley's Holiday to Namibia
We have now had three safari holidays in Africa with Aardvark and have enjoyed every minute of every holiday but our three days on The Skeleton Coast Safari with Andre Schoeman has be to the pinnacle. We were lucky enough to have the plane, the camps and Andre to ourselves, which made it SO special.... Read More
Lesley’s Holiday to Namibia   |   Lesley
Prabhu and Eleanor's Honeymoon to Tanzania
Amazing animals and scenery. The best beaches we have ever seen.... Read More
Prabhu and Eleanor’s Honeymoon to Tanzania   |   Prabhu and Eleanor
The Collins Family Holiday to Zambia and Botswana
Starting in Livingstone with a few low-key days was the perfect way to get over jet lag and acclimatise to Africa. We lived camping with Grant and the Letaka crew and were so fortunate to experience the amazing San Camp. Botswana is a wonderful, unspoilt and wild place and long may it be so!... Read More
The Collins Family Holiday to Zambia and Botswana   |   The Collins Family
The Collins Family Holiday to Zambia and Botswana
I had wanted a safari experience closer to the wildlife than a luxury lodge, where I felt like I was part of the bush. Our mobile safari was certainly that and what a treat that we were able to experience it with Grant. From our 12 year old holding an 8 foot python which Grant found, the special birthday cake that the chef baked for my husband to sundowners at our stunning camp sites with no one else around , it was a wonderful experience.... Read More
The Collins Family Holiday to Zambia and Botswana   |   The Collins Family
1 week Namibia and 1 week Botswana is a wonderful combination because the countries are so different. The whole trip was perfectly organised and everything worked out perfectly. We can highly recommend everything we did.... Read More
   |   The Plattner Family
The Plattner Family Holiday to Namibia and Botswana
1 week Namibia and 1 week Botswana is a wonderful combination because the countries are so different. The whole trip was perfectly organised and everything worked out perfectly. We can highly recommend everything we did.... Read More
The Plattner Family Holiday to Namibia and Botswana   |   The Plattner Family
The Plattner Family Holiday to Namibia and Botswana
For me, this was the best part of our whole 2 weeks trip. I will Never forget the flying safari. Our pilot Helga was such a competent and fun guide and a real good company. Our children also liked her a lot.... Read More
The Plattner Family Holiday to Namibia and Botswana   |   The Plattner Family
The Plattner Family Holiday to Namibia and Botswana
For me, this was the most adventurous and a bit scary part and I had to get used to sleeping in the open spaces, listening to all the wild animals during the night. I was not so relaxed. But people feel different about this. But it was all excellent: great guide, great support by the cook and assistant, wonderful food and very good care.... Read More
The Plattner Family Holiday to Namibia and Botswana   |   The Plattner Family
Sharon and Robert's Botswana Safari
It was all brilliant and a lot of fun. Every camp was different and thus we could see Botswana from different aspects. Mombo in particular stood out. The food, the service, the animals everything was outstanding.... Read More
Sharon and Robert’s Botswana Safari   |   Sharon and Robert
Lee and Marilyn's vacation to Tanzania and Mafia Island
Diving was very nice at Mafia, and Marilyn’s snorkeling and cultural outings were great.
Selous was amazing. We saw pretty much every animal that could be seen. Highlights were having our Landy surrounded by elephants. (This even made our guide nervous.)... Read More
Lee and Marilyn’s vacation to Tanzania and Mafia Island   |   Marilyn and Lee
Alex and Iona's Kilimanjaro Climb and Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Incredible. Kili was just out of this world and Zanzibar was a much needed rest after the climb. Zanzibar is fairly limited from an activity perspective but its stunning and if you have a big budget then the opportunities open up a lot. Well worth a visit.... Read More
Alex and Iona’s Kilimanjaro Climb and Zanzibar Beach Holiday   |   Alex and Iona
Matita's Botswana Safari
The safari was magical, and everything I hoped it would be. I went by myself and didn’t know anyone else in the party, nor had I been to Botswana before. I wanted to be under canvas, right out in the bush with lots of animals to see, and it was exactly as described.... Read More
Matita’s Botswana Safari   |   Matita
Alex and Iona's Kilimanjaro Climb and Zanzibar Holiday
INCREDIBLE. Best holiday / climb I’ve ever done. Our guide was outstanding and we all had the time of our lives. A long but great route and there was never any doubt that we would get to the top – we were filled with confidence the whole way up!... Read More
Alex and Iona’s Kilimanjaro Climb and Zanzibar Holiday   |   Alex and Iona
Marcia and Robert's Safari to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa
The highlights were the Victoria Falls Hotel and Linyanti. I can still see us riding in the jeep near the water and watching hippos and seeing the elephants travel through the water against the lovely African sunsets. Africa I think spoils you for other places that you once thought were beautiful. Nothing compares.... Read More
Marcia and Robert’s Safari to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa   |   Marcia and Robert
Marsha's Tanzanian Safari
Overall it was fantastic and everything that I would have wanted. Saw lots of animals. While the chimps were amazing I will remember the serval the best.... Read More
Marsha’s Tanzanian Safari   |   Marsha
Mark and Rita's vacation to Zambia and Malawi
The best of over 30 trips.... Read More
Mark and Rita’s vacation to Zambia and Malawi   |   Mark and Rita
The Ginsberg family safari to Kenya
Giraffe Manor was definitely a highlight of this family trip. With only a short time for our vacation, we suggest two nights at Giraffe Manor; three nights in the northern part of Kenya; and three nights in the Massai Mara.... Read More
The Ginsberg family safari to Kenya   |   The Ginsberg Family
Annabel's South Africa Trip
It was great. Our stay at Ant’s Hill topped off a brilliant holiday. We returned to England relaxed and happy.... Read More
Annabel’s South Africa Trip   |   Annabel D.
Linda's Kenyan Riding Safari
I really had no idea what to expect. It was fantastic… Exciting.. Beautiful, more than I expected. I was glad that I was in physically good shape! Because the riding was constant, walking along on the horses with the surrounding beauty of the elephants, giraffes etc staying quiet and then meeting up with the wildebeest and joining them in a full gallop. Wow, unbelievable!... Read More
Linda’s Kenyan Riding Safari   |   Linda
Michael and Wendy's Holiday to Botswana and South Africa
The best was following a pack of wild dog on a hunt one dog got an Impala and as they had 9 pups the adults stood guard as the pups ate, also one night at Chitabe we were watching a leopard on a kill in a bush when she decided to give us all a real catwalk performance, she left the kill and walked along a dead branch stopped lay across the branch posing for photo’s just like a catwalk model.... Read More
Michael and Wendy’s Holiday to Botswana and South Africa   |   Michael and Wendy
The Palmer-Tomkinson Family Holiday to Kenya and Zanzibar
Plenty of highlights: the animals (leopard, cheetah, hyena cubs, elephant, giraffe, hippos), wildebeest migration, sundowners in the middle of nowhere, picnics, walking in the bush (karisia), riding camels, the food, seeing elephant bones, rock climbing... Read More
The Palmer-Tomkinson Family Holiday to Kenya and Zanzibar   |   The Palmer-Tomkinson Family
Stewart and Anoushka's South African Honeymoon
Dulini – fab. Queen Victoria – really great position. Quite boutique. definitely not got the vibe of a big hotel, with international brand, but really lovely still. Would definitely recommend tagging on hotel in wineries as a must to these sorts of trips.... Read More
Stewart and Anoushka’s South African Honeymoon   |   Stewart and Anoushka
Marybelle's Kenyan Safari
The safari highlights included every aspect of this trip. The weather, the camp, the accommodations, the staff, the food beginning with the early morning breakfast in my tent, the mid morning breakfast, lunch, the late afternoon tea and of course the evening meals.... Read More
Marybelle’s Kenyan Safari   |   Marybelle
Paul and Pamela's Southern Tanzania Holiday
A wonderful holiday that lived up to expectations. Would definitely visit Jongomero and Siwandu again as our preference is to be in the bush. But Ras Kutani an excellent place to stay if you want chill out time after a safari.... Read More
Paul and Pamela’s Southern Tanzania Holiday   |   Paul and Pamela
Gary and Kay's safari to Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya
Looking at the entire package, I felt it was a perfect balance chronologically and in its duration, especially since we had previously been to Southern Africa and had seen the Big Five with heavy emphasis on predators.... Read More
Gary and Kay’s safari to Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya   |   Gary and Kay
Andy and Lesley's Kenyan vacation
To be so close to all those animals ‘in real life’ was exciting. We witnessed how harsh the circle of life can be. C’est la vie. Observed a leopard kill a dik dik at night. We were impressed by the logistics of the vacation. Taxi drivers in Nairobi good and on the last night he was excellent... Read More
Andy and Lesley’s Kenyan vacation   |   Andy and Lesley
I listed some highlights on the lodge individual reviews. The trip was fantastic. We loved everywhere we stayed, and had a very hard time rating one place over another, because they all offered such different things. It was a great mix. We felt so well pr... Read More
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Patrick's South African Safari
Victoria and the team at Aardvark did a fantastic job planning my safari. They are real pros and leave nothing to chance. The drivers were right on time to transport me and things ran like clockwork. Having been to the lodges, they had first hand knowledge and knowing my preferences and time available picked the perfect lodges for my trip.... Read More
Patrick’s South African Safari   |   Patrick
The Estier Family Holiday to Tanzania and Zanzibar
The Serengeti felt very special as we saw all the animals very close with no other people around. Leopard in a tree climbing down, a cheetah, pride of lions with cubes eating a wildebeest then chasing the vultures away.... Read More
The Estier Family Holiday to Tanzania and Zanzibar   |   The Estier Family
Rochelle's Safari to Zambia and Botswana
The horseback riding was unbelievable. We really enjoyed all our rides (except the one where the guy was evacuated by helicopter after an accident). The horses were well kept and incredibly fit. They were a lot of fun to ride and very obedient.... Read More
Rochelle’s Safari to Zambia and Botswana   |   Rochelle
The Gutleber's Seychelles Holiday
The Seychelles was the ultimate location for rest and relaxation.... Read More
The Gutleber’s Seychelles Holiday   |   Dave and Cheryl
Betsy and Caroline's safari to Kenya and Rwanda
I listed some highlights on the lodge individual reviews. The trip was fantastic. We loved everywhere we stayed, and had a very hard time rating one place over another, because they all offered such different things. It was a great mix.... Read More
Betsy and Caroline’s safari to Kenya and Rwanda   |   Betsy and Caroline
Anne's Safari to Victoria Falls and Botswana
The guide and camp staff were all excellent. They were cheerful, efficient and capable. The camp itself was basic but comfortable and the staff did all they could to provide us with a good experience out in the bush. The food was delicious and we enjoyed a variety of meals all cooked in a bush kitchen.... Read More
Anne’s Safari to Victoria Falls and Botswana   |   Anne
John and Juliet's Safari to Zimbabwe
Not enough room to tell you. Stretch is probably one of the best trackers possible. His whole team know their jobs inside out. It all works.... Read More
John and Juliet’s Safari to Zimbabwe   |   John and Juliet
Joe and Diane’s South African Culinary Adventure
When our group got together back in Heathrow on the way home, we collectively agreed we would not have changed one thing about our trip!!... Read More
Joe and Diane’s South African Culinary Adventure   |   Joe and Diane
Shirley and Derek's Holiday to South Africa
Amazing!! Everything was just great! Highlight was the safari, Ngala was excellent would definitely recommend. Loved our ranger and all staff there made it really special for us. The quality and service everywhere we went was just fab!... Read More
Shirley and Derek’s Holiday to South Africa   |   Shirley and Derek
Tina's Tanzanian Safari
This was my 4th safari and it becomes harder to remember what you’ve seen on each one. I will always have a soft spot for my 1st safari in Botswana (mobile camping) as you just can’t ever repeat the first time you see these animals in the wild.... Read More
Tina’s Tanzanian Safari   |   Tina
Shubho's Riding Safari to Botswana
I don’t have enough superlatives to describe how unforgettable this trip was. I dream of going back there everyday! There are too many highlights to mention but if I have to choose – I will choose the experience of cantering across the delta hot on the heels of a giraffe.... Read More
Shubho’s Riding Safari to Botswana   |   Shubho
Louise and Forrest's Safari to Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya
Getting “whacked” on the calf by a juvenile gorilla — fantastic!
Watching the vet hired by Big Life treat an elephant wounded by local farmers at Ol Donyo — and hearing about plans for an electric fence to keep elephants and farmers apart.... Read More
Louise and Forrest’s Safari to Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya   |   Louise and Forrest
The Oden Family Holiday to Zambia and Malawi
Excellent game viewing in Zambia. Lake Malawi beautiful. Friendly people. Wished we’d seen more of the countries and gotten more of a feel for them outside of camps and hotels – it felt very ‘fly in/fly out’ which is not what we do most of on holidays and we really really like ‘the bits in between’.... Read More
The Oden Family Holiday to Zambia and Malawi   |   The Oden Family
Sam and Kelly's South African Culinary Adventure
This trip could (and should) be duplicated exactly. Just do exactly what we did and you’ll be blown away. In fact we’re smiling just thinking about it..... Read More
Sam and Kelly’s South African Culinary Adventure   |   Sam and Kelly
Nick and Patty's Tanzanian Safari
Expectations were seriously high before we went yet we were blown away by how far they were exceeded. Tarangire – a wonderful introduction to our safari. Ngorongoro Crater – glad that we went but crowded and much of the wildlife is rather distant. Northern Serengeti – the absolute best experience ever.... Read More
Nick and Patty’s Tanzanian Safari   |   Nick and Patty
The Bradshaw Family Safari
Self drive to our two camps in South Africa and Botswana. Loved the adventure of finding our way and negotiating detours due to closed roads, the extra hour we allowed ourselves was well used. Crossing the border at Pont Drift was an experience for all of us used to airports and so much more exciting.... Read More
The Bradshaw Family Safari   |   The Bradshaw Family
Renee and Brent's vacation to Kenya and Zanzibar
Our trip to Kenya and Zanzibar was fabulous! Truly, an unforgettable and memorable experience; one that we will never forget.... Read More
Renee and Brent’s vacation to Kenya and Zanzibar   |   Renee and Brent
Robert and Lynda's Kenyan Safari
So many highlights: Leopard dragging its kill down the tree. Sunrise on a pride of lions feasting on their morning kill. Lion cubs play fighting over a bone! Watching the sun go down as a mother cheetah and 3 tiny cubs tuck into their dinner. Zebras on their hind legs fighting. Giraffes neck banging.... Read More
Robert and Lynda’s Kenyan Safari   |   Robert and Lynda
Ans and Donna's Holiday to South Africa
Absolutely fabulous holiday. Could not have wanted more. No lows. It was made better by everybody we met. The staff at the the two lodges, and at Cape Grace were always so nice to us, and helped and interacted just the right amount.Seeing the young animals was great – new born (hours old) giraffe and zebra, young rhino and hyena.... Read More
Ans and Donna’s Holiday to South Africa   |   Ans and Donna
Kay's Botswana Safari
It should be obvious from the above comments that I had the greatest trip. It all went to plan (as all safaris do that you have organised for me), and I just wish that I had gone for a bit longer and maybe added in another camp. It was a special trip as it was the first time I have been on safari on my own, and I was surprised by how easy it all felt.... Read More
Kay’s Botswana Safari   |   Kay
The Over Family's Botswana Riding Safari
We had a fantastic family holiday. I was looking for a holiday which all three of my children would enjoy. With two now working and one a student it is increasingly difficult to get them all together in one place let alone find a holiday that suited all tastes.... Read More
The Over Family’s Botswana Riding Safari   |   The Over Family
Deborah and Poppy's Botswana Riding Safari
It is a long journey but it all went very smoothly. We had a lovely warm welcome when we arrived in the camp and our whole week was enormous fun and very memorable. The tents were very comfortable and the food simple but good.... Read More
Deborah and Poppy’s Botswana Riding Safari   |   Deborah and Poppy
The Potter Family Holiday to South Africa
A little difficult to put into words about our experience in South Africa. What I can say is that it will be a holiday that we will never forget. A venture to a new continent brought excitement, intrepidation and above all, quality family time for all. Ou... Read More
The Potter Family Holiday to South Africa   |   The Potter Family
Mike and Margaret's Zambian Safari
The highlights were some spectacular sightings at Kaingo & Tena Tena.
The Carmine Bee-eaters from the hide at Kaingo were one of the reasons we chose that camp & we were not disappointed. Elephants crossing the river between lots of Hippos was spectacular as was the large pride of lions with cubs & the mating pair.... Read More
Mike and Margaret’s Zambian Safari   |   Mike and Margaret
Sheila and Catherine's Holiday to the Seychelles
A fantastic trip which enabled us to visit three very different islands. The whole experience was wonderful, excellent planning and we were totally safe to walk/cycle/drive whilst exploring.... Read More
Sheila and Catherine’s Holiday to the Seychelles   |   Sheila and Catherine
The Ashton Family Holiday to Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique
A great trip. Two wonderful lodges in the Selous where we saw an incredible number of birds and our first ever lion kill. Followed by the fascinating Ibo island and the wonderfully relaxing stay at Quilalea. An excellent combination.... Read More
The Ashton Family Holiday to Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique   |   The Ashton Family
John and Morag's Holiday to Tanzania and Zanzibar
The highlight for me was our walking safari in the early morning after our night at Beho Beho treehouse, when we met two bull elephants which were in must. The adrenaline rush was amazing!... Read More
John and Morag’s Holiday to Tanzania and Zanzibar   |   John and Morag
Holly's Tuli Riding Safari
Words can not describe how fantastic Botswana was! We had West as our guide who was brilliant, there is nothing about Botswana that he couldn’t tell us. Our back up guide was Tsaone, also amazing. They took great care of us – which we needed a couple of times, especially when we were charged by an elephant and had to make a very swift get away!... Read More
Holly’s Tuli Riding Safari   |   Holly
Cynthia's Holiday to Zambia and Botswana
The Letaka mobile safari was all I had hoped for and more. We were a small group of 6 which was just right – I believe the maximum number is 9 and I’m not sure how good that would be with 2 people having to sit inside the vehicle, i.e. in the middle of 3 people.... Read More
Cynthia’s Holiday to Zambia and Botswana   |   Cynthia
The Ferguson Family Holiday to Zambia and Malawi
We travelled from Scotland to Zambia & Malawi in August 2013…. Bryan, Jan & Beth (16). As this was not our first safari trip we had some kind of idea as what to expect. The journey was quite long, but we know it is just a means to an end.... Read More
The Ferguson Family Holiday to Zambia and Malawi   |   The Ferguson Family
Elyse and Alex's Holiday to South Africa
It was our first experience in Africa and we loved it, we will for sure come back and bring our children. We enjoyed every minute of it.... Read More
Elyse and Alex’s Holiday to South Africa   |   Elyse and Alex
Singita Grumeti Riding is a private mobile riding safari that takes you from Sasakwa Lodge to camp outs then on to other lodges, all the while riding through starkly varied areas with mixed habitats. It’s super luxurious to boot.... Read More
   |   Alice Gully
I am still stunned by the quality of the equestrian offering at Sasakwa, and the glorious riding country around the Grumeti reserve. It’s a stunning place with lots of wide open plains for fast canters, and lots of wildlife to see as well.... Read More
   |   The Wallaces
Maurice's Kenyan Safari Holiday
I saw all I wanted to see and compiled a folder of first class photographs. Leopards were seen from all three camps and rhinos from two. The Big Five were seen on one game drive. Lions galore, with kills.... Read More
Maurice’s Kenyan Safari Holiday   |   Maurice
A Private Kilimanjaro Climb
Tough slog up the hill.... Read More
A Private Kilimanjaro Climb   |   Tracy Stevens
The McAuley Family Safari to Kenya
A fantastic experience, exceeding all our expectations. With the relaxation and friendliness of Richards Camp it felt like we were stopping with friends living in a wildlife wilderness.
We saw everything. All the big five, a Mara crossing, Leopards mating, a pride 22 lions immediately after a kill.... Read More
The McAuley Family Safari to Kenya   |   The McAuley Family
Wait a Little Riding Safaris is all about lots of robust riding alongside dangerous game–loads of lion and elephant sightings on horseback. It’s great for experienced riders and hasvery well schooled horses. All in all, very strong riding, wildlife and hosting.... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson
Absolutely fantastic – I’m going back for the third time this fall! Philip and Gerti are outstanding horsepeople and hosts. I’ve ridden elsewhere in Africa, and I must say that the quality, training, and hearts of the horses at Wait A Little are just over the top.... Read More
   |   Susan
The Mocatta Family Holiday to Mauritius
The villa with the butler – by Day two, while everyone one else was playing golf or still asleep, the butler had already laid out a towel on the lounger and brought me tea on a tray by the Indian Ocean. I played a game with myself every day trying to sneak out quietly – and always got perfect tea within five minutes.... Read More
The Mocatta Family Holiday to Mauritius   |   The Mocatta Family
Namibia Horse Safari Company provides some really remote riding through rugged, wired open areas. At night, camp is pretty basic but comfortable. Not for inexperienced riders but a proper adventure!... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson
The Namibia Desert Ride was the most AWESOME and memorable thing I have ever done. The beauty of the landscape and terrain is a privilege few can comprehend. Majestic night camps to top of a long days ride with a few good drinks, great food and company.... Read More
   |   Eliza
Ant’s Hill Lodge is stunning and so well done. With massive living and dining areas it provides a lovely, relaxed atmosphere for couples or single travelers, as there is enough space to do your own thing.... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson
I couldn’t fault a thing and was so, so sad to leave, we have a piggy bank going to raise funds for a return trip. I can’t pick out a favourite thing either, I loved all the horses, the team, the food, the massages, the camp, the warthogs – you name it!... Read More
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Offbeat Riding Safaris is a mobile riding safari and a serious adventure. Your charismatic guide takes you on energetic and exciting rides that enable you to get up close and personal with lots of wildlife before heading to a new camp site every night or so.... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson
Magical moments that I will always remember. A tribute to the horses and this wonderful, wonderful country. I’ll be back, so watch out and don’t change a thing.... Read More
   |   Chrissy
The stables at Ol Donyo Lodge Riding Safaris are immaculate. The horses are varied and suitable for all but the riding really suits competent riders onwards.... Read More
   |   Jo Gordon
Riding through this magnificent landscape was a dream come true. Well schooled horses, fantastic guides and plentiful game made each day a true pleasure. And then, back at the Lodge, the most exquisite meals, impeccable service and rooms that defy the imagination.... Read More
   |   George
Ol Malo Riding Safaris has an amazing lodge in Laikipia looking down onto the Samburo Plains below a very beautiful place. The riding safaris take you through the heart of Samburu land. They also offer mobile camping safaris, etc. which are great fun.... Read More
   |   Alice Gully
This was the best part of my African trip , truly a dream come true.... Read More
   |   J & E
Sosian Riding Safaris is great for proficient, confident riders at Sosian. It’s a fun activity for an afternoon or morning.... Read More
   |   Charlotte Opperman
This week has greatly surpassed all my expectations and I have loved the cool morning rides, meeting zebra and giraffe on the way, the leopard, tracking lion, seeing hippo day and night, the walking, camping in the bush, swimming at the waterfalls, not to mention the amazing food and above all the fantastic team.... Read More
   |   Michael
Fantastic! Some of the best beaches I’ve ever seen and all off the beaten track. The snorkelling and clarity of the water was out of this world.... Read More
   |   Sarah
This really was so much more than I expected it to be with incredibly
welcoming and friendly people, amazing wildlife encounters,
extraordinary scenery and views. I learnt so much about the culture of
each country and driving between areas, whilst lon... Read More
   |   Lucinda Rome
A Beach Holiday to Mozambique
Fantastic! Some of the best beaches I’ve ever seen and all off the beaten track. The snorkelling and clarity of the water was out of this world.... Read More
A Beach Holiday to Mozambique   |   Sarah
Everything at Okavango Horse Safaris is of an excellent standard. It’s mobile horse safari takes you to a satellite fly camp in a small group of ten or less and we spent our time splashing through shallow floodplains and getting up close to wildlife on horseback.... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson
Thank you for an incredible, amazing, once in a lifetime experience. I will carry so many wonderful memories in my heart forever. Your horses are fabulous! Every one of your staff was gracious and made me feel so welcome.... Read More
   |   Caroline
Ride Botswana is based out in the Makgadikgadi Pans, which is great going for horses to ride at a pace. It’s magical. You ride out in the afternoon until it gets dark then just as you start to wonder where you’re going to sleep for the night you see lights flickering in the distance and realise they’ve set up camp ready for you!... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson
The Pans, none of us had ever heard of them until we were recommended to ride there; oh my goodness, what an amazing, ethereally beautiful place it is, a flat endless expanse of, well nothing really, dotted occasionally with palm islands.... Read More
   |   Edward & Felicity
Amazed by our guides knowledge! Simply incredible.... Read More
   |   Richard Smith
If you are looking for an African retreat for a whole week of fun and adventure then Ride and Walk is perfect. We spent a week here and didn’t want to leave. There’s so much to do, it’s so totally peaceful and remote, and the hospitality and guiding were second to none.... Read More
   |   The Andersons
Authentic camping experience in a remote, pristine area with expert guides.... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson
We had a wonderful ten days exploring the highlights of Botswana. Fantastic game viewing and seeing the Victoria Falls was a dream come true.... Read More
   |   Ted & Janet
The Opperman Family Holiday to Zambia and Malawi
A great family holiday and a perfect combination of camps and activities. Keeping four teenagers happy without the internet, clubbing etc. was quite an achievement! Even missing a flight and spending an unscheduled night in Lilongwe didn’t detract from the experience.... Read More
The Opperman Family Holiday to Zambia and Malawi   |   The Opperman Family
A Holiday to Uganda and Rwanda
This really was so much more than I expected it to be with incredibly welcoming and friendly people, amazing wildlife encounters, extraordinary scenery and views. I learnt so much about the culture of each country and driving between areas, whilst long journeys in many cases, was such a great way to travel as you see and learn so much more and I really felt that I got under the skin of the country.... Read More
A Holiday to Uganda and Rwanda   |   Lucinda Rome
Laura, Horizon’s co-owner/manager, is very sweet, relaxed and has a natural way with all the guests. The whole feel was that of a relaxed family atmosphere, with guests helping themselves to whatever they liked. It has a beautiful setting overlooking a lake with big expanses of lawn.... Read More
   |   Victoria Langmead
Love this place. Scenery is breathtaking. Horses wonderful and the staff should give other companies lessons on customer service – nothing is too much trouble.... Read More
   |   Emma & Ike
I loved it here. You can ride at all levels. The new stables are impressive, and you have the choice of Western and English saddles. This is a romantic place and one where you feel supremely relaxed, pampered and at home all at the same time with impeccable service and great staff.... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson
Silence, pure silence, apart from the soft sound of horses hooves in the sand and the gentle creak of leather as we move quietly through this immense landscape. There’s the occasional rustle as you brush past a bush, and of course the sounds of the numerous desert birds.... Read More
   |   Amy
The Grootbos Riding stables have 17 beautiful horses and they use English saddles. They can take all ages and caterfor all levels. For very experienced riders you can do a beach ride which lasts about 3 hours. There are a range of activities on offer from nature walks, flower safaris, nature drives, riding, to the more usual activities for Hermanus such as cage diving and whale watching.... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson
Beautiful accommodation, good food. Horse riding for 1st time , superb. Whale watching , quite an unforgettable experience. Thank you!... Read More
   |   Linda & John G.
The riding at Kurland is great. Due to a slight muddle I ended up going out with a complete beginner, but in a way this was interesting to see as well. The groom at the end was trying to teach him how to trot and the guests seemed to love this.... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson
Absolutely flawless, from service to people to food. We will miss you all, thank you for making our kids feel at home.... Read More
   |   The Royders
We loved every second of our trip. It was the perfect way to get back to the origins of safari and truly enjoy the beautiful surroundings and wildlife. Thanks so much to the Drumbeat Safaris team who looked after us so well.... Read More
   |   Will & Amy
Rides at Desert Homestead Riding are slow or fast depending on the guests and are entirely flexible. Desert Homestead can ride on the adjoining Kulala Reserve. The horses are a mixed bag and I would say there is something for everyone.... Read More
   |   Francis Naumann
A wonderful experience – from the Sossusvlei trip to the horse trail sleepout. Food, service, just about everything was PERFECT!... Read More
   |   Beefy & Tish M.
The most incredible experience imaginable, it still brings tears to my eyes to think of my holiday at Macatoo. For those who are reading this and wondering whether to try this holiday…do it! It’s worth every penny and then some. Wish I were there.... Read More
   |   Rachel
Thanks again to the whole team for a wonderful stay. We hope to be back to Botswana sooner or later and when we are we will definitely come back to visit. Riding with you was definitely the best part of our one month vacation and gave us a true African experience.... Read More
   |   Kasia & Maciek
What a magnificent place to ride. We had a fantastic time here and everyone in our family, novices and experienced alike, loved being able to get close to the wildlife on horseback. Add to that our lovely guides, spectacular rooms and the scrumptious food and we couldn’t have been happier.... Read More
   |   The Storm Family
The horses, about 30 of them, were fantastic. There is also a bunch of ponies which suit kids and beginners. This place is great for riders with non-riding spouses as there’s so much to do from walking, game drives in Lewa and helicopter fishing on Mount Kenya.... Read More
   |   Alice Gully
The flight to the camp is a special part of the adventure. We flew over the delta at low altitude, spotting game as we went then landed on a dirt strip in the jungle. We were met by one of the guides who transported us to camp by game vehicle and a short boat trip.... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson
I honestly think I’ve just been on one of the best holidays of my life. It was such a laugh! Six mates with a guide, no unknown tourists, in jokes and all with the same interests. I don’t think there’s a better way to go on safari.... Read More
   |   Alice Gully
The horses here really are a joy to ride. They don’t pull, they’re very responsive and they stop with the lightest of touches. They’re even trained to stop when the guide whistles, which is a pretty good trick. My horse was a 17.0h thoroughbred boerperd cross and what a horse!... Read More
   |   Charlie Swanson