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July 20th 2017  |  Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Saba Douglas-Hamilton rose to fame as an elephant conservationist and TV presenter on the BBC series This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries. She is undertaking a UK tour criss-crossing England throughout November, offering theatre goers an evening of wildlife stories as well as a behind the scenes look at ... Read more

August 7th 2017  |  Community Safaris, Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Four nights at this wonderful luxury tented camp will allow you time to immerse yourself in all on offer here. You can visit Iain Douglas-Hamilton’s Save the Elephants research centre, enjoy an elephant safari and wildlife drives, bush picnics and sundowners, manyatta (homestead) and school visits. If you’re feeling energetic you can ... Read more

October 17th 2017  |  Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar and islands  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

There’s an African beach out there to suit every taste and budget. We’ve rounded up some of the best here, but as it’s impossible to give detailed information in a few words, please give us a call for more ideas on Africa’s best beach retreats. Families A few seaside days ... Read more

October 3rd 2017  |  Madagascar, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

You love a beach, but your travelling companions need a bit more activity than relaxing in the sun by the pool or sea. It’s a scenario we encounter fairly regularly here and are happy to report that there are plenty of options to keep everyone happy. Rocktail Beach Camp A ... Read more

September 27th 2017  |  Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Seychelles, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Island resorts scattered throughout the Indian Ocean provide everything from uber five-star luxury to barefoot chic.  Whether you want to combine a beach holiday with time on safari, or are simply looking for a ‘fly and flop’ destination – there’s an island out there for you.  Here are some of ... Read more

September 25th 2017  |  Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia  |  by  Richard Smith

Look on a map and it’s clear that Kenya and Tanzania should be the top safari and beach holiday destinations. They're renowned for their wildlife - it’s even said that Kenya was where the safari holiday was invented – and both have Indian Ocean coastlines. But not everyone wants the ... Read more

September 25th 2017  |  Shop  |  by  Renate

A variety of African safari lodges have boutiques selling gorgeous, locally made gifts.  Others can direct you to local artisans where you can buy handmade crafts straight from the workshops.  Many of your purchases will benefit communities and wildlife so if you are looking for Christmas inspiration, here are some ... Read more

September 18th 2017  |  Maldives, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat Autumn 2017: Jo explores Damaraland on a Namibia desert ride Louisa, based in the Scottish, office talks about her life arranging safari holidays Francis gives his top picks on mobile safaris Charlotte revisits the Skeleton Coast in Namibia We are thrilled to be supporting Saba ... Read more

August 25th 2017  |  Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Renate

Saba Douglas-Hamilton is both a well respected conservationist and charismatic safari camp owner.  In fact she's among our favourite people to work with at Aardvark Safaris.   An excellent guide too, Saba knows the local Samburu wildlife, particularly its elephants, intimately.  In advance of her forthcoming tour we have picked out ... Read more

September 4th 2017  |  Namibia, Riding Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by  Jo Ainscough

Claiming to offer ‘the ultimate riding experience in the most hauntingly beautiful place on this planet’ is pretty bold.  But that’s exactly the promise Namibia Horse Safaris make on their website.  Would they, I wondered, as I joined their Damaraland ride a couple of months ago?  The answer, absolutely yes ... Read more

September 4th 2017  |  Kenya, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Kenya has always been one of the top safari destinations in Africa. It has it all: wonderful people and culture, stunning scenery, good accessibility, and incredible wildlife. In many of the national parks and reserves, you have a great chance of seeing the ‘Big 5’ in one game drive. With diminishing ... Read more

July 27th 2017  |  Kenya, Tanzania, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Africa's great wildebeest migration is the biggest movement of animals on earth.  The annual trek from the southern plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara, and back again, sees the wildebeest battle crocodile infested rivers, predatory lions, hyenas, and opportunistic leopards.  If you’re planning to include time ... Read more