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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

April 12th 2019  |   Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Becky has just come back from an action packed couple of weeks in Namibia.  For the first five days of her trip she was accompanied by Wilderness Safaris’ guide Jeremia Mwapopi, and took the chance to chat to him about his life as a safari guide. When did you first ... Read more

April 2nd 2019  |   Botswana  |  by   Richard Smith

Kwando’s tagline for their camps is “Intimate Camps with Personal Service” and we get great feedback from our clients staying in them (even when they've paid the full price!) Their last minute ‘Spring Specials’ for Aardvark Safaris’ clients are for those able to travel within four weeks of booking and ... Read more

March 21st 2019  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

As part of a series of events to celebrate our 20th birthday in October we've put together these spring special offers from some of our favourite camps.  A number are exclusive to Aardvark Safaris' clients and they range from an unbelievable last minute deal in Botswana to a glorious Seychelles ... Read more

March 18th 2019  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Travel  |  by   Roxy Cox

‘They’ll never remember it' were Dad’s parting words, as my husband and I set off for the airport. He was referring to my boys Jasper and Dudley who are four and one and who have just joined us on a trip to Kenya…… ‘What’s the best age to take children ... Read more

March 15th 2019  |   Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We’ve gathered together some of our favourite African films and given some ideas below as to how you might star on set. A United Kingdom (Botswana) This charming film follows the true story of Bechuanaland (now Botswana) king-to-be Prince Seretse Khama’s marriage to English woman Ruth Williams.  It’s a compelling ... Read more

March 14th 2019  |   Shop, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith
Family arriving on a light aircraft at Angama Mara, Masai Mara, Kenya

Luggage weights on safari Luxury safaris normally include light aircraft flights to minimise travel times and maximise enjoyment. You’ll get a great bird's eye view of the scenery below, but your luggage will have to meet strict weight limits. Typically on safari your baggage weight limit will be: 20kg (44lbs) ... Read more

March 6th 2019  |   Shop, Travel  |  by   Renate
Relaxing with a book at Planet Baobab, Botswana

Africa as a continent has always captured the imagination. We asked a selecion of camp owners, guides and marketeers for their favourite books on Africa. Botswana  The Lost World of the Kalahari - Laurens van der Post recommended by Kirstine Vercoe, African Bush Camps  Laurens van der Post was fascinated and ... Read more

March 5th 2019  |   Photography Safaris, Travel  |  by   David Murray

Our blog ‘6 camera choices for an African holiday’ gives a great round up on the types of camera you might consider on a safari holiday. This one tackles storage on-the-move and how to keep the equipment in best order while you are travelling.  We asked photographic safari specialist David ... Read more

February 28th 2019  |   Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Travel, Uganda  |  by   Renate
Recycled plastic boat dhow, Lamu, Kenya. The Flipflopi Project UN Environment Clean Seas Project

Kenya joins over 40 countries to have made plastic bags (including duty-free bags) illegal, with a ban imposed in 2017. Africa has been leading the global war on plastics, and to date ten African Countries have banned plastic bags. Can I take plastic bags to Kenya? The law bans the ... Read more

February 26th 2019  |   Botswana, Travel  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

This exceptional safari destination is a rare combination of desert and delta, coupled with staggering amounts of wildlife.   If you want a classic safari amid Africa’s iconic big species, with wonderful guiding and lovely accommodation then look no further than this irresistible paradise.  Here are some highlights from our travels ... Read more