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November 26th 2018  |   Botswana, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, South Africa, Zimbabwe  |  by   Francis Naumann

African wild dog (referred to by BBC’s Dynasties’ team as painted wolves) are endangered with current numbers estimated to be in the region of 6,000. They are found in the forests, grasslands and deserts of Southern and East Africa. The BBC Dynasties’ episode featuring them was filmed in Zimbabwe, but ... Read more

November 19th 2018  |   Kenya, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

Lion, the next episode in the BBC TV ‘Dynasties’ series follows the Marsh Pride of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Stars already, from the earlier documentary ‘Big Cat Diary’, this episode offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of these iconic African predators. We caught up with author of Savannah Diaries and ... Read more

November 12th 2018  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

The area around Laikipia Wilderness Camp has one of the fastest growing populations of wild dog in Africa. Their territories are huge but within a small area there are two wild dog packs. Tracking them by vehicle, and occasionally on foot, offers some of the best wild dogs sightings in the world ... Read more

November 6th 2018  |   Travel, Riding Safaris  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Here’s a round up of what’s been happening in the world of riding safaris, including feedback from Alice on her recent hosted riding safari, great comments from some of our favourite riding guides following their epic ride from desert to sea in Namibia, and details on a new riding safari ... Read more

November 6th 2018  |   Travel, Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

When we asked Africa’s riding safari guides and company owners for their bucket list rides in Africa, Namibia kept coming up as somewhere they were keen to explore. A plan was therefore hatched that Aardvark Safaris, together with Namibia Horse Safaris, would arrange a ‘guides’ ride’ and invite clients to ... Read more

November 1st 2018  |   Travel, Kenya, Riding Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

If you’re interested in a riding safari you’ll enjoy Alice’s report of her recent ride across the Masai Mara with Gordie Church of Safaris Unlimited. The group of eight was co-hosted by Alice which meant that every little detail was looked after from check-in to making sure everyone had a ... Read more

November 28th 2018  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, Conservation Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Think of safari and chances are your vision of wildlife-filled plains could be any of Kenya’s national parks. The country was home to the first real safari holidays and the variety of wildlife, landscapes and culture on offer has ensured its continued place among the Africa’s top safari destinations. If ... Read more

November 27th 2018  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, Conservation Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Saba Douglas-Hamilton rose to fame as an elephant conservationist and TV presenter on the BBC series This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries. She is undertaking a UK tour criss-crossing England, offering theatre goers an evening of wildlife stories as well as a behind the scenes look at her family’s ... Read more

November 22nd 2018  |   Family Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Google ‘children on safari’ and on the first page of results you’ll find a newspaper article that begins with the following paragraph: ‘I would generally advise parents to wait until the children are at least 10 years old before taking them on safari. They are then at an age to ... Read more

November 8th 2018  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Mauritius  |  by   Richard Smith

We all know teenagers can be difficult: they operate on a different time zone to other humans, have the attention span of a gnat and really only like hanging out with other teens—much less Mum and Dad. So is it mad to plan a safari holiday with teenagers? Absolutely not! ... Read more