Blog

Digging up the best stories across the continent
Latest Posts
May 22nd 2018  |   Conservation Safaris, South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

For those who are hooked on Africa from horseback, there comes a time when you want a totally different riding safari experience. The Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill annual game census safari is just that! The dates vary each year - May/June. The dates have been released for 2020: 30th ... Read more

June 14th 2019  |   Botswana, Community Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Mention Botswana and you’ll likely conjure up an image of the Okavango Delta with its myriad shimmering waterways and lagoons.  Don’t stop there though, because Botswana has so much more to offer.   At the other end of the spectrum are the wilds of the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans which form ... Read more

June 13th 2019  |   Tanzania, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Renate

Tanzania is one of Africa’s most classic of safari destinations. It’s got the lot: millions of wildebeest criss-crossing the Serengeti plains, snow-capped Kilimanjaro and the perfect volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater. It’s also a great spot for a family safari. In fact it gets even better if you choose ... Read more

June 12th 2019  |   Botswana, South Africa, Travel  |  by   Renate

Imagine the December sun rising quickly and high into a clear sky, warming the air around you to a temperature where you're comfortable in just shorts and a polo shirt. This happens in Cape Town and all along South Africa’s southern coast, where it’s summer from November through to February ... Read more

June 12th 2019  |   South Africa, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by   Renate

Victoria Falls, a safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, then a few days exploring Cape Town is like a like a classic sandwich with the safari as the filling.  It’s safari holiday that works brilliantly if you are looking for an exciting idea during the Easter holidays. Victoria Falls Victoria Falls ... Read more

June 11th 2019  |   Kenya, Tanzania, Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Renate

As temperatures in the northern hemisphere drop to zero and the pressures of wrapping presents and stuffing the turkey rise, jetting off somewhere warm and relaxing can be just the ticket. If this sounds like you, may we point you in the direction of East Africa for your next festive ... Read more

June 3rd 2019  |   Botswana, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

It’s nearly 17 years since I set off on my first educational trip with Aardvark Safaris.   Back then, a novice in the safari world, I had no idea what to expect and admit I was a little alarmed by the ‘mobile’ and ‘camping’ aspects of the Uncharted Africa safari I ... Read more

May 21st 2019  |   Travel, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Many visitors to Zambia make a bee-line to Livingstone and the famous Victoria Falls. There’s no doubting that the magnificent spectacle the falls create and that there’s plenty of fun stuff to do in and around Livingstone, but that’s definitely not the only stop you should make in Zambia. Here ... Read more

May 20th 2019  |   Botswana, Community Safaris, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Rosanna Pile

Botswana is famous as one of Africa’s finest safari destinations.  Prolific wildlife combined with a controlled level of tourism means it is an ideal destination for a luxury safari. As well as exploring in specially adapted 4x4 safari vehicles, you can experience this extraordinary country from the back of a ... Read more

May 14th 2019  |   Kenya, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Kenya epitomises much that is Africa, from its diverse landscapes and wildlife to its fascinating culture. It is where my love affair with Africa started and it is why I keep returning.  The Masai Mara is the most famous wildlife reserve in Kenya, if not Africa, and host to the ... Read more

May 10th 2019  |   Botswana, Conservation Safaris, Shop, South Africa, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Renate

Netflix’s Our Planet – narrated by David Attenborough – recently launched to worldwide audiences. We catch up with director Alastair Fothergill as his five-year mission becomes TV reality. The series was directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who ran the BBC Natural History Unit and produced The Blue Planet, Planet ... Read more