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February 28th 2019  |   Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Shop, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda  |  by   Renate
Recycled plastic boat dhow, Lamu, Kenya. The Flipflopi Project UN Environment Clean Seas Project

Kenya joins over 40 countries to have made plastic bags (including duty-free bags) illegal, with a ban imposed in 2017. Africa has been leading the global war on plastics, and to date many of southern and eastern African countries have banned plastic bags. Can I take plastic bags to Kenya? ... Read more

February 26th 2019  |   Botswana, Travel  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

This exceptional safari destination is a rare combination of desert and delta, coupled with staggering amounts of wildlife.   If you want a classic safari amid Africa’s iconic big species, with wonderful guiding and lovely accommodation then look no further than this irresistible paradise.  Here are some highlights from our travels ... Read more

February 25th 2019  |   Mozambique, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

Vast, often overlooked, and once Portugal’s most important African colony, Mozambique stretches all the way up the Indian Ocean cost from South Africa to Tanzania. Its beaches and island archipelagos provide the perfect setting for a number of small resorts. We’ve had a lovely time exploring here – as you ... Read more

February 25th 2019  |   Conservation Safaris, Interviews, Kenya, Travel  |  by   Renate

Saba Douglas-Hamilton is an anthropologist, elephant conservationist and safari camp owner in Samburu, Kenya. Ahead of her UK tour in April, we asked our Facebook fans to suggest some questions for Saba. Here are the Q&A's. When is the best time to visit Samburu to see elephants – are there ... Read more

February 25th 2019  |   South Africa, Travel  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

It’s little wonder that South Africa is often referred to as a ‘world in one country’ with its spectacular, wildlife-filled national parks and reserves, white-sand beaches and sophisticated cities. The Aardvark Safaris’ team has explored far and wide and we always return with another little gem from the land that ... Read more

February 22nd 2019  |   Kenya, Travel  |  by   Alice Gully
Visiting the baby rhino © Lewa Wilderness

Kenya epitomises everything that is Africa.  It hosted the first real wildlife holidays and its diversity of landscape, people and wildlife has drawn more people on safari than any other country in Africa.  We probably still plan more holidays to Kenya than any other country in Africa.  Here are some ... Read more

February 20th 2019  |   Tanzania, Travel  |  by   Roxy Cox

Roughly four times the size of the UK, Tanzania is a big place – it’s also one of the most complete safari destinations on the African continent, with phenomenal wildlife populations, some of Africa’s best known landmarks and gorgeous beaches.  The feedback from our safaris in Tanzania is always excellent ... Read more

February 20th 2019  |   Namibia, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith

This desert country of spectacular landscapes and unique culture is home to more wildlife than you might imagine.  It’s grabbed a fair few headlines in the travel press over the last year or so with some spectacular lodge openings.   All the more reason to go and explore.  Here are some ... Read more

February 19th 2019  |   Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by   Alice Gully

Zimbabwe is a staggeringly beautiful country with exquisite national parks and magnificent wildlife.  Richard, Alice and Francis have all worked here and cite it among their favourite safari destinations.   It’s truly diverse too, with ever changing landscapes and a rich variety of animal, plant and bird life so is ideal ... Read more

February 19th 2019  |   Travel, Zambia  |  by   Jess Hills

We love Zambia. It’s one of our real ‘go to’ countries and always exceeds expectations. You’ll find intimate bush camps, magnificent safari houses, brilliant walking and canoe safaris. The national parks here are scarcely visited – it’s one of Africa’s under the radar beauties, chock full of adventure and thrilling ... Read more