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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

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

July 19th 2017  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

When I started to help plan holidays to Africa in 1999 the standard baggage allowance on light aircraft was just 12kg. Most safari destinations have increased this to 15kg and many have gone to 20kg. However this still doesn’t allow you to bring your whole library and the kitchen sink, ... Read more

July 5th 2017  |  Family Safaris, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Travelling with children can be fun, but can also be stressful. We have planned countless family safari and beach holidays. We share our tips for making sure everyone has a relaxing holiday. Opt for a pool The traditional safari day means you’ll likely have some down time during the day.  ... Read more

June 30th 2017  |  Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Alice Gully

You don’t have to be a mountain goat to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  With the right planning and a bit of training, the summit of the world’s tallest free standing mountain is entirely accessible to anyone.  Here are some top tips from Aardvark Safaris: Go with a reputable company There are ... Read more

June 23rd 2017  |  Botswana, Maldives, South Africa, Tanzania, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

We've planned hundreds of African safari honeymoons and beach holidays. We've shared our honeymoon planning secrets here to ensure your African honeymoon is unforgettable for you both. Go quickly Wedding excitement fades fast. The fun and furious party space of the night before is likely a sticky-floored bomb-site the following ... Read more

June 8th 2017  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Guiding riding safaris through ‘your’ patch of the African wilderness on a daily basis is surely one of the best jobs ever.  But are these lucky few ever tempted to ride elsewhere, either in Africa or the rest of the world?  We’ve asked some of the guides we work with ... Read more

June 5th 2017  |  Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Travel  |  by  Jo Ainscough

For an experienced rider there's a great choice. If you are an experienced, competent rider, there’s a great choice of exhilarating, fast riding in Southern and East Africa.  In Kenya you can ride across the Masai Mara with the wildebeest migration, head to Botswana and explore the magnificent Okavango Delta, or ... Read more

May 26th 2017  |  Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda  |  by  Alice Gully

It's always exciting to receive news from the riding safari guides in Africa. Their stories and pictures make it hard to be sitting at a desk in the UK, rather than on a horse in the bush. Here’s a round-up of recent news and new safari rides. A first for ... Read more

May 25th 2017  |  Riding Safaris, Travel  |  by  Alice Gully

Joining a hosted riding safari can be a great way to experience Africa in a completely hassle-free way. If you’re travelling alone, are embarking on an African safari for the first time, or simply don’t want to think about anything other than enjoying every moment in the wilderness it’s something ... Read more

May 18th 2017  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

Will my mobile phone work on safari? Many of us rely on mobile phones when at home. Mobile phones will work in the majority of safari camps and lodges and on the sections of a safari holiday in Africa’s major cities. Certain countries including Kenya and South Africa offer greater coverage ... Read more