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October 9th 2018  |  Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Alice Gully

A riding safari of a lifetime, across an ecosystem which is renowned for wildlife conservation. Spend your days exploring the valleys and hills which form some of the best riding country in Africa. With Mt. Kenya looming on the horizon, you will weave between elephant and rhino, crossing valleys and ... Read more

September 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by  Renate

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Autumn 2018: Jess takes a turn in the ‘ask the expert hot seat’ Alice rounds up Zimbabwe’s seven wonders We’ve a fun Q & A with one of our favourite guides at Drumbeat camp in Botswana Louisa reports on out of season Kenya Honeymoon hideaways ... Read more

November 27th 2018  |  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, offering theatre goers an evening of wildlife stories as well as a behind the scenes look at her family’s ... Read more

November 26th 2018  |  Botswana, South Africa, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris, Zimbabwe  |  by  Francis Naumann

African wild dog (referred to by BBC’s Dynasties’ team as painted wolves) are endangered with current numbers estimated to be in the region of 6,000. They are found in the forests, grasslands and deserts of Southern and East Africa. The BBC Dynasties’ episode featuring them was filmed in Zimbabwe, but ... Read more

November 19th 2018  |  Kenya, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

Lion, the next episode in the BBC TV ‘Dynasties’ series follows the Marsh Pride of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Stars already, from the earlier documentary ‘Big Cat Diary’, this episode offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of these iconic African predators. We caught up with author of Savannah Diaries and ... Read more

November 12th 2018  |  Kenya, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Alice Gully

The area around Laikipia Wilderness Camp has one of the fastest growing populations of wild dog in Africa. Their territories are huge but within a small area there are two wild dog packs. Tracking them by vehicle, and occasionally on foot, offers some of the best wild dogs sightings in the world ... Read more

November 9th 2018  |  Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

The BBC TV David Attenborough series "Dynasties" followed a whoop of chimpanzees in Senegal, but it is also possible to track chimpanzees in  East African too. Chimpanzees live in rainforest and wet savannah across several countries in central and East Africa and Aardvark Safaris offers guests the opportunities to track ... Read more

November 6th 2018  |  Riding Safaris, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Here’s a round up of what’s been happening in the world of riding safaris, including feedback from Alice on her recent hosted riding safari, great comments from some of our favourite riding guides following their epic ride from desert to sea in Namibia, and details on a new riding safari ... Read more

November 6th 2018  |  Namibia, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

When we asked Africa’s riding safari guides and company owners for their bucket list rides in Africa, Namibia kept coming up as somewhere they were keen to explore. A plan was therefore hatched that Aardvark Safaris, together with Namibia Horse Safaris, would arrange a ‘guides’ ride’ and invite clients to ... Read more

November 1st 2018  |  Kenya, Riding Safaris, Travel  |  by  Alice Gully

If you’re interested in a riding safari you’ll enjoy Alice’s report of her recent ride across the Masai Mara with Gordie Church of Safaris Unlimited. The group of eight was co-hosted by Alice which meant that every little detail was looked after from check-in to making sure everyone had a ... Read more

October 25th 2018  |  South Africa, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman
Morukuru Beach Lodge with Indian Ocean views, De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa

It’s no surprise that South Africa regularly tops the travel surveys. It’s a destination with so much on offer, from spectacular safaris and beautiful beaches to sophisticated city life and off-the-beaten-track wonders. There’s always plenty going on behind the scenes and here’s a brief look brief look at what’s new, ... Read more

October 23rd 2018  |  Tanzania, Travel  |  by  Becky Thomson

As part of our training at Aardvark Safaris every member of the sales team travels on familiarisation trips, affectionately known as a ‘fam trip’, to trial camps and safaris first hand. My recent fam trip included a circuit of Northern Tanzania – an area in which we organise many holidays. ... Read more

October 16th 2018  |  Community Safaris, Namibia, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Namibia is a country of astonishing contrasts, named after the Namib – the oldest desert on the planet which creates a sea of red sand along the Atlantic coastline. Celebrated for its vast open landscapes, remote tribes and desert dwelling wildlife, it offers a safari experience like no other.  Namibia's ... Read more