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July 18th 2016  |  Botswana, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Botswana’s wilderness areas are home to exceptional wildlife. No less exceptional are the safari camps and lodges you find there. Here’s our selection of some of the best of Botswana's beautiful lodges. Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge​ - Eco chic Situated on a private concession in the magnificent Okavango Delta, Sandibe boasts ... Read more

April 11th 2016  |  Photography Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

All safaris offer the chance for great photographs. Good guides will get you closer to wildlife than you might imagine. In fact you don’t necessarily even need a long lens as mentioned in my blog on 6 Best Cameras For A Safari. Your biggest problem is likely to be sorting the ... Read more

June 22nd 2015  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

I love a pool; more for swimming in than lazing alongside, and our clients often cite a swimming pool in their must-haves for their safari holiday. Indeed, one of the most relaxing ways to spend downtime when you are on safari is to cool off for a dip in a ... Read more

August 24th 2016  |  Riding Safaris, South Africa, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Alice Gully

“I’m hosting a trip to Wait A Little in May. Join us if you’d like.” This was my answer to anyone wanting to ride in Africa, who was struggling to find riding pals to go away with. Wait A Little is on the edge of the Kruger National Park in ... Read more

August 19th 2016  |  Botswana, Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Wildlife Safaris, Zimbabwe  |  by  Francis Naumann

Elephants are some of Africa’s greatest migrants, and for centuries they have been known to move vast distances between favoured sources of seasonal food and water. Many of the continent’s largest escarpments and mountains have been mapped by elephants over the millennia, and their ancient pathways have often been used ... Read more

August 2nd 2016  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Francis Naumann

Choosing just 5 Okavango Delta safari hotspots is tricky as there are so many brilliant camps to choose from in Botswana. Don’t hate me. I'm going to make some subjective decisions here. The truth is I could list fifteen safari camps in the Okavango Delta that are great for wildlife. I ... Read more

July 28th 2016  |  Botswana, Conservation Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Ask anyone with a passing interest in Africa to name their top three safari destinations and they’ll more than likely include Botswana in their list. It has a density of wildlife almost without equal in Africa, with the Okavango Delta drawing in animals from miles around. It’s also managed to ... Read more

July 27th 2016  |  Conservation Safaris, Shop, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Simon Stevenson, together with his wife Kate, has travelled to Africa with Aardvark Safaris a number of times. Simon is a wildlife artist whose work is displayed on www.abrushwithafrica.com. We asked him some questions to find out more about the man behind the easel. Please tell us a little of ... Read more

July 6th 2016  |  Kenya  |  by  Richard Smith

The Masai Mara is the place many choose for a first Kenyan holiday. It’s where Big Cat Diary was based, where BBC's The Hunt filmed stunning action shots of cheetah hunting, and where the Out Of Africa film poster got its incredible scenery. What’s more, the open plains are excellent ... Read more

July 2nd 2016  |  Family Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Zambia  |  by  Richard Smith

The remote wilderness areas of Zambia present an unrivalled opportunity to experience Africa in all its vastness and a safari here feels like a genuine adventure. David Flatman or 'Flats', a pundit and former rugby player wanted to experience a 'grown up' friends holiday with a difference with some of his ... Read more

June 23rd 2016  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Riding Safaris  |  by  Alice Gully

Botswana is one of my favourite safari destinations, and regularly tops the 'holiday destinations to visit' list in the travel press. Botswana safaris offer a glittering selection of wildlife, and an equally dazzling waterworld of the Okavango Delta. With such diverse wildlife areas, incredible and dramatic game viewing is guaranteed ... Read more

May 16th 2016  |  Kenya  |  by  Jo Ainscough

Safari without a vehicle might sound like a mad idea but there are plenty of ways to experience the delights of Kenya without a 4x4.   It’s invigorating to experience the bush on foot, or from the back of horse, and just as exhilarating to take the bird's eye view from ... Read more