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January 25th 2021  |   News  |  by   Richard Smith

On 17 March 2020 the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised against all but essential travel for UK travellers destined anywhere around the globe for 30 days. This advice has been updated a couple of times, most recently updating the global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, exempting destinations ... Read more

January 19th 2021  |   Botswana  |  by   Lucinda Rome

Botswana is an exceptional safari destination, a rare combination of desert and delta, coupled with staggering amounts of wildlife. If you want a classic safari amid Africa’s iconic animals, with wonderful guiding and lovely accommodation then look no further than this irresistible paradise. Zip between safari areas by light aircraft ... Read more

January 18th 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

If you think you’ve ‘done’ Africa, but haven’t been to Namibia you still have so much to look forward to. This phenomenally beautiful county of spectacular landscapes and unique culture is home to more wildlife than you might imagine. With nearly half the country conserved in parks or community run ... Read more

January 15th 2021  |   Unique Experiences, Zambia  |  by   Alice Gully

Perhaps not so widely known outside the safari industry as some of her neighbours, Zambia holds a special place in Aardvark Safaris’ history as the country where many of us fell under Africa’s spell. Remote bush camps scatter the fabulous wilderness, elegant safari houses overlook elephant-filled rivers, the walking here ... Read more

January 13th 2021  |   Unique Experiences, Tanzania  |  by   Francis Naumann

During six years' guiding in Tanzania I travelled across much of this superb safari destination. Roughly four times the size of the UK, Tanzania is a very big place, and one of the most complete safari destinations on the African continent, with phenomenal wildlife populations, some of Africa’s best known ... Read more

January 11th 2021  |   Travel, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Perhaps best known for presenting Masterchef, it was inevitable that part of the focus for ITV’s South Africa With Gregg Wallace would be food.  While it was veterinary work on a leopard in the Amakhala Reserve that made him most emotional in the first episode, his taste buds were clearly ... Read more

January 6th 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Cameraman Gordon Buchanan followed two cheetah families on South African reserves in this two part BBC documentary, aired on BBC2 and available on iPlayer. In the north of the South Africa is the huge Tswalu Reserve, home to the first cheetah family whose mother is named Savannah by Tswalu guides. ... Read more

January 5th 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

The first episode of David Attenborough's new BBC series, 'A Perfect Planet', featured several spots in Tanzania.  If you are interested in planning a safari in this supberb destination here's a brief guide to the highlights.  We've concentrated on  some ideas in Northern Tanzania which has more than its fair ... Read more

December 24th 2020  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

It’s been lovely to receive news of so many positive projects across Africa, undertaken by camps and lodges while they’ve been without guests. Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the goings on during this extraordinary year. The Latitude Hotels Latitude Hotels is a group of African city-based boutique hotels ... Read more

December 18th 2020  |   Maldives  |  by   Lucinda Rome

Having been grounded since March, most in the Aardvark Safaris’ team have been itching to get back to our favourite destinations. Lucinda managed to escape last week on a holiday to the Maldives. She’s come back full of vim and vigour, and firmly of the opinion that a bit of ... Read more

December 16th 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

We’re delighted to be sending clients back to Africa and are planning many more safaris for the coming months. With wide open spaces, few visitors and remote lodges Africa ticks all the boxes for a post-lockdown holiday. We’ve had some fun collating 10 bucket list safaris for 2021 and beyond, ... Read more