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June 24th 2020  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, Ethiopia  |  by   Francis Naumann

Ethiopia is a big country, more than four times the size of the UK, and it’s the sort of place that an aficionado could spend years travelling around thanks to its rich history, vibrant cultures and amazing scenery. There is also some intriguing wildlife,  plentiful activity on offer, and the ... Read more

June 23rd 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, Zimbabwe  |  by   Alice Gully

Recent recces have reaffirmed our belief that Zimbabwe is one of the best safari destinations in Africa, with Franicis, one of the longest standing members of the Aardvark Safaris' team pronouncing a safari there as 'the best  I’ve done'.  Fresh investment in the national parks makes it a fabulous place ... Read more

June 23rd 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, Namibia  |  by   Francis Naumann

Namibia is a remarkable country in so many ways, not least its size and small population. Around two million people are scattered across a land mass larger than France and Spain combined, so it’s no wonder that settlements are few and far between, and the locals are always pleased to ... Read more

June 22nd 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, Zambia  |  by   Alice Gully

Zambia tops the list of many safari specialists’ favourite southern African countries. The woodlands, the rivers, the elephants, the bright red sausage tree flowers, the Zambezi valley escarpment, walking safaris, boating, excellent wild dog and leopard sightings, and exceptional guiding make it a first class safari destination. On top of ... Read more

June 17th 2020  |   Kenya, Unique Experiences  |  by   Jess Hills

Private conservancies are areas of land set aside for wildlife habitat and conservation. Often landowners choose to do this themselves or, as in the case of the Masai Mara Private Conservancies, tourism operators lease land from Masai landowners. Conservancies differ from national parks and reserves in that they are not ... Read more

June 17th 2020  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Becky Thomson

Kenya is one of the most popular destinations for our clients’ holidays. It is incredibly versatile, with brilliant options for honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations, families and multi-generational safaris. It is well known to many British because of our colonial and military associations, and the large ex-pat community that lives ... Read more

June 15th 2020  |   South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Often referred to as the ‘world in one country,’ South Africa’s holiday options range from whale watching to wine-tasting, battlefield tours to bungee-jumping, and safaris to city sightseeing. Little wonder that deciding what to do can be overwhelming. To help narrow the choices, we’ve created a handy guide to highlight ... Read more

June 9th 2020  |   Botswana  |  by   Jess Hills

One of Africa’s top safari destinations, Botswana fully deserves its place on the wildlife enthusiast’s bucket list with its stunning wetland scenery and wealth of wildlife. Venture away from the Okavango Delta and you’ll find fascinating desert adapted species, epic spring flower displays, vast salt pans, endless deserts, one of ... Read more

June 8th 2020  |   Ethiopia  |  by   Francis Naumann

I love Africa’s ancient traditional cultures. They tend to be truly rooted in their places of origin, and intensely connected with the land and life there. They are amazingly varied, most often exuberant and joyful, and always colourful. During my recent trip to Ethiopia I fulfilled a long held desire ... Read more

June 3rd 2020  |   Unique Experiences, Ethiopia  |  by   Francis Naumann

The land we know as Ethiopia has a long, complex, fascinating and reasonably well-documented history, during which time it was mostly known as Abyssinia.  That its history is well recorded is no surprise; the ancient Egyptians knew of the region because of the Nile, and people from Palestine and Arabia ... Read more