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January 28th 2020  |   Family Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Back in 2000, soon after we started, the Aardvark Safaris’ team had nine children between the five of us. It was natural therefore for us to want to know the best countries and lodges for family safaris. Since then we’ve travelled many times ourselves, and planned many more family holidays ... Read more

January 28th 2020  |   Family Safaris  |  by   Francis Naumann

A few days on the beach complement a safari perfectly.  It’s a great way to prepare for, or relax after, the early morning safari starts.  If you are travelling as a family, it's something we'd particularly recommend. The variety of accommodation spread along Africa’s glorious Indian Ocean coastline – from ... Read more

January 27th 2020  |   Family Safaris  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Africa is at its best and most fun when you share it with family or a group of friends. The increasing numbers of exclusive safari houses provide perfect accommodation for these types of holidays, and offer private guides, completely flexible activities and dining, and even specially tailored menus if you ... Read more

January 27th 2020  |   Family Safaris  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Safari activities come in many guises, with plenty more ways to enjoy the wilderness and wildlife than the traditional 4x4. Walking, riding (horses, camels and bikes), canoeing, boating, fishing - the list goes on, are all on offer if you know where to look. Mix it up a bit and ... Read more

January 24th 2020  |   Family Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

If you’re looking for a family holiday with a difference we’d urge you to try a safari.  Yes, you might be met with the odd raised eyebrow accompanied by ‘are you sure it’s safe, won’t the children get bored’ (it is and, no, they won’t) but weather that and you’ll ... Read more

January 23rd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Christmas Safaris and Holidays  |  by   Anna Vivian

Anna looks after the concierge side of things at Aardvark Safaris, working with properties to ensure clients are well looked after and generally making sure our holidays just offer that little bit extra.  She and her husband used to run a lodge in Kenya and have just returned from a ... Read more

January 19th 2020  |   Drumbeat Newsletter  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Winter 2020: The pick of 2020’s new safari camp openings Ask the Expert: Becky shares her tips planning safari holidays Zambia's Zoological Delights – Jess rounds up the Key safari areas Seychelles, Mauritius and Maldives – what you will find where Northern Tanzania – but ... Read more

January 6th 2020  |   Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

The dust hangs in the air as we wait to make our way through the cool early morning to the gate into Sossusvlei National Park, home to Namibia’s famously huge and scenic dunes. The sun crests a ridge behind us, though without the heat it’ll bring later in the day ... Read more

January 14th 2020  |   Travel, Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Unique Experiences, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda  |  by   Richard Smith

I love an African holiday planning challenge, and while most of what I do is help to plan safari holidays, as a (lapsed) marathon runner I also get asked for my input on marathons in Africa, so I’ve rounded up some brief information on five of the most iconic. We’ve ... Read more