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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 like the island lodge Kwetsani in the Okavango Delta. 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 ... Read more

September 22nd 2016  |  Conservation Safaris, South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Alice Gully

It’s #WorldRhinoDay on 22nd September and this rhino conservation safari in South Africa gives a rare chance for you and your family to work up close with these endangered animals in the company of specialist rangers. You can also spot world-class wildlife and leave a lasting legacy with 100% of proceeds ... Read more

September 15th 2016  |  Botswana, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat Autumn 2016: Alice reveals how she’s planned her family safari Richard reports on his eight day whistle-stop tour of Botswana, Zambia and South Africa and 16 camps We talk to Lucinda about her life organising safaris in our series of interviews with the sales team Brian ... Read more

September 15th 2016  |  Conservation Safaris, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Most turtles undertake an annual migration, moving between feeding and nesting areas, as well as staying within warmer waters as seasons change. In recent years technology such as satellite tracking has allowed scientists to monitor the turtle migration which can be thousands of miles across oceans. Some of the Indian Ocean beach ... Read more

September 12th 2016  |  Botswana, South Africa, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Roxy Cox

Roxy Cox is the newest recruit to the Aardvark Safaris' sales team. She’s got many years of experience travelling in Africa, running safari camps, and planning numerous holidays. Here she answers some questions we put to her: Aardvark Safaris: How did you end up in the safari business/what is your ... Read more

September 2nd 2016  |  Photography Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

A million bats in Kasanka National Park, Zambia The end of October heralds the arrival of millions of straw coloured fruit bats in a remote corner of the Kasanka National Park.  Each year they roost in the same tiny patch of woodland in a specific evergreen swamp, feeding on the ... Read more

August 26th 2016  |  Botswana, Namibia, South Africa  |  by  Richard Smith

I asked four of my favourite online writers for their thoughts on what makes a holiday in Africa luxurious. They all came back with something different and interesting, and certainly not what most people would think of. I’ve lived and worked in Africa and travel to safari camps and lodges ... Read more

August 24th 2016  |  Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Alice Gully

Africa is associated in most peoples’ minds with large mammals, mostly terrestrial and not necessarily aquatic ones. It might come as a surprise that the continent offers some of the finest whale watching in the world. There are a variety of destinations offering really good seasonal sightings and the chance ... 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 22nd 2016  |  Family Safaris, Tanzania, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

The wildebeest migration is a moving feast. This is quite literally true if you're a predator on the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara. It’s only figuratively true for a visitor, but does beg the question as to whether it’s always possible to stay close to where the wildebeest ... 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