Aardvark Safaris Welcomes Members of the Beaufort Hunt Pony Club

July 30th 2018  |  Family Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman
Beaufort Hunt Pony Club - exclusive family safari and beach holiday offers handpicked by our safari experts  children viewing the wildebeest migration Nomad Tanzania, Tanzania

Aardvark Safaris was delighted to sponsor the Area 9 Horse Trials in July – and many congratulations to all those who were placed. Following the event we are pleased to offer some superb special offers for Beaufort Hunt Pony Club members. The wonderful options range from exceptional wildlife viewing in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa to gorgeous beach escapes in Mozambique and the Seychelles. All suited to families travelling with children. Please do give us a call if you would like further information on these or any of the other safaris we plan. Family and riding safaris are particular specialities at Aardvark Safaris and we would be delighted to chat, no matter how early in the planning process you might be.

SPECIAL OFFERS

Thrilling wildlife encounters in Tanzania. Enjoy this most classic of safari destinations from a combination of Nomad Tanzania’s outstanding small camps. With accommodation ranging from private houses Mkombe’s House and Kiba Point to classic tented camps Kuro Tarangire and Lamai Serengeti, as well as quirky Entamanu Ngorongoro and semi-mobile Serengeti Safari Camp, there’s something for all tastes. Whatever you choose, you can be sure of a fabulous wildlife experience, charismatic safari guides, fascinating cultural interactions and all sorts of ways to explore the bush, not just from a vehicle.

Offer: Stay seven nights a pay five. Child rates up to 21 years.

Lunchtime at Mkombe's private safari house

Lunchtime at Mkombe’s private safari house

Elephants in northern Serengeti

Elephants in northern Serengeti

Some of the family ride but some don’t!  That’s a conundrum familiar to many of us at Aardvark Safaris, but don’t despair.  Several riding safari camps cater brilliantly for non-riders and African Horseback Safaris in Botswana’s Okavango Delta offers a special rate for non-riding children and partners, who can enjoy game drives, boating, mokoro expeditions and fishing while the equestrian members of the family explore the bush on horseback.

Offer:  50% discount for non-riding children (under 12), and 10% discount for non-riding adults joining a safari.

Galloping through the Okavango Delta with African Horseback Safaris

Galloping through the Okavango Delta with African Horseback Safaris

Game drives with African Horseback Safaris

Game drives with African Horseback Safaris

Traditional safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara. Topping many a safari wish list with its iconic open plains, great resident wildlife and the dramatic wildebeest migration, the Masai Mara is a superb wildlife destination. Just on its edge is the 74,000 acre Mara North Conservancy – full of the same wildlife but much quieter than its famous neighbour. Among our favourite camps here Offbeat Mara offers exceptional year round wildlife viewing. It’s a great choice for families (with three family safari tents) where the guides take great delight in engaging children of all ages. Particularly good for an escape over October half term.

Offer: 20% discount on a four night stay (excluding 1 July and 30 September).

Sundowners overlooking the plains at Offbeat Mara Camp

Sundowners overlooking the plains at Offbeat Mara Camp

Snoozing leopard, Offbeat Mara Camp

Snoozing leopard, Offbeat Mara Camp

Family adventure in Zambia.    Fabulous wildlife, beautiful accommodation and wonderful scenery are hallmarks of a safari in Zambia.  Combine two of Africa’s finest parks – the South Luangwa Valley and Lower Zambezi National Park – and you’ll be able to walk, canoe, day and night game drive amid prolific wildlife.  Accommodation can be chosen from three of Chongwe’s lovely safari camps in the Lower Zambezi and four Norman Carr properties in the South Luangwa,  all classic safari camps in great locations.

Offer:  Spend seven nights on safari and get two nights free.  Valid April to November.

Chongwe Safari Camp, Lower Zambezi River

Chongwe Safari Camp, Lower Zambezi River

Elephant in the South Luangwa Valley, Kakuli Camp

Elephant in the South Luangwa Valley, Kakuli Camp

The Seychelles’ most exclusive property. North Island is an outstanding spot for the perfect beach escape.  Eleven exquisitely designed villas on this private island paradise overlook the pristine beach and turquoise ocean.  Explore the tropical interior in your own golf buggy or head for one of the three gorgeous beaches to enjoy private picnics and sundowners.  Amazing food, sea kayaking, boat cruises, fishing (both shore based and deep sea), snorkelling, scuba diving, and drinks are all included here.

Offer: Stay a week and get one night free.  Children under 17, accommodated in the villa’s second bedroom, are free of charge.

Wonderful accommodation at North Island

Wonderful accommodation at North Island

North Island’s amazing Indian Ocean setting

North Island’s amazing Indian Ocean setting

South Africa’s finest wildlife area, Sabi Sands. Wonderfully eclectic in style, Chitwa Chitwa sits beside a waterhole to which numerous animals are drawn daily. Luxury in spectacular surroundings is the essence here, along with amazing guides, wonderful works of art, expansive public spaces, beautifully decorated rooms, and amazing culinary creations. The wildlife is prolific, with the opportunity to see the Big 5 of rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard.

Offer:  25% off a four night stay.  One child under 12 stays free per family.

Luxurious accommodation at Chitwa Chitwa

Luxurious accommodation at Chitwa Chitwa

Giraffe at Chitwa Chitwa

Giraffe at Chitwa Chitwa

Mozambique – paradise found.   Just 20 villas spread along a pristine stretch of beach greet you at Azura Benguerra.  Sunny days, sparkling white sand, star studded nights and all the creature comforts you could possibly wish for comes pretty close to making this delightful spot heaven on earth.  Hand built villas, just steps from the Indian Ocean, blend modern chic with traditional Mozambique.  Explore magnificent reefs, take to the seas on a local dhow, relax in the spa or simply enjoy the idyllic surroundings from your private pool deck.

Offer:  Stay five nights and get one night free.

Beach bar at Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

Beach bar at Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

Accommodation Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

Accommodation Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

About Aardvark Safaris

For those not familiar with Aardvark Safaris, we have been planning tailor made safaris to Southern and East Africa, and the Indian Ocean Islands, for over 17 years. With one of the most knowledgeable teams of safari experts in the business we have at our fingertips the hottest wildlife locations and the best-kept safari secrets.

Many of us have travelled to Africa with our own children and planning family safaris is a particular area of expertise. Do take a few minutes to explore our  website – you can find out when to travel, get trip planning advice, information on family safaris, riding safaris, the wildebeest migration, Kilimanjaro climbs and a host of other safari highlights.  Hundreds of images will delight both the safari veteran and armchair traveller.

If you’d like to chat about any safari ideas you have, no matter how early in the planning process you might be, do give us a call. We have riders among out team and nothing beats the friendly, personal and professional advice offered by our experienced travel consultants.  With Africa as our sole destination, we are real experts in our field and able to offer unrivalled advice on safari holidays.

Any questions?

If you’ve got this far and not found an answer to a question you have that we should have included, please ask in the comments section below, or pop us an email.

What next?

We would be delighted to help members of Beaufort Hunt Pony Club and their families plan a holiday, or answer any questions if you’re at an earlier stage. Our team of experts have travelled widely throughout Africa. They can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris.  If you would like to talk to someone who has been there and done it, please just send us an email or give us a call.

 

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