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January 25th 2016  |   Family Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

I've been planning family safaris for over 20 years, including holidays for my own family to Mauritius, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa. Whether it's your first holiday in Africa, or a return visit taking your children for the first time, there are a few things to think about ... Read more

January 25th 2016  |   Drumbeat Newsletter  |  by   Richard Smith

Drumbeat Winter 2016: Inside this issue of Drumbeat Winter 2016: Jo and Alice report on their trips to Mozambique. Where they find turquoise seas and tropical beaches as well as a fascinating insight into local culture and history. Sara is spoilt for choice in northern Tanzania. Francis explores the remote ... Read more

January 25th 2016  |   Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by   Richard Smith

Safari Planning Tips Planning your own safari holiday is easier nowadays with the amount of information available to everyone for free online. Journalists, bloggers, travel companies, and travellers all contribute to the wealth of knowledge on African holidays and put it on the web for anyone to look through. From ... Read more

January 20th 2016  |   Community Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Madagascar, Photography Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Madagascar’s extraordinary diversity has been wonderfully captured on BBC2’s current Sunday night series. Narrated by David Attenborough, the three episodes explore the unique wildlife and distinct scenery of this ecologically distinct island. Aardvark Safaris has been planning holidays to Madagascar for over 16 years and our travel experts have visited ... Read more

January 20th 2016  |   Wildlife Safaris, Madagascar  |  by   Richard Smith

Feel like David Attenborough in the BBC series with this Madagascar holiday exploring the wildlife and scenery of the island. David Attenborough explored much of Madagascar in the BBC series based on the island. Madagascar holidays offer beautiful wildlife not found anywhere else on Earth. We’ve put together a wildlife ... Read more

January 18th 2016  |   Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Think of romance and travel and what picture do you get in your head? A couple kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower, or smooching in a gondola on a Venice canal. But probably not a safari. However Africa will surprise you with the private romantic moments made for anyone ... Read more

January 13th 2016  |   Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands, Uganda  |  by   Richard Smith

You’ve seen Big Cat Diary, watched Out Of Africa, and sat breathlessly through numerous wildlife documentaries narrated by David Attenborough. Now you want to go on your first safari holiday. Where should you go? What can you see? Which Country For Your First Safari Holiday? Africa is huge, with the ... Read more

January 13th 2016  |   Botswana  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We would heartily agree with the Lonely Planet vote that saw Botswana named as its top country to visit in 2016. This exceptional safari destination, which also celebrates 50 years of independence this year, is a rare combination of desert and delta, coupled with staggering amounts of wildlife. If you ... Read more

January 12th 2016  |   Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Mauritius  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Year-round there is somewhere in Africa and the Indian Ocean with sunny days and great wildlife. Here are some of our favourite places to visit month by month. January – safari in Kenya and you’ll have superb wildlife. The Masai Mara is excellent and less visited at this time of ... Read more

January 7th 2016  |   Namibia  |  by   Francis Naumann

I’ve just revisited Namibia, a country I last visited some years ago. Much has changed since my previous trip and some magnificent parts of the country have been opened up to visitors. Here’s my top ten Namibia points of interest: 1 Namib Rand Reserve This scenic wonder, an extraordinarily beautiful ... Read more