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August 10th 2020  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

Kenya started to welcome visitors again on 1st August.  One of the most popular destinations for our clients’ holidays, Kenya is fabulously versatile, with brilliant options for honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations, families and multi-generational safaris.  The wildlife action, exceptional year round, becomes truly extraordinary when wildebeest migration is in ... Read more

August 4th 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Francis Naumann

While Zambia is thought of as the home of the walking safari, South Africa, and the Kruger region in particular, also offers a variety of walking options from small tented camps in private areas. What’s more, they are relatively easy to reach, are great value, and can often be taken ... Read more

July 22nd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Conservation Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

Tailor made travel is our forte and it’s rare that any two of our holidays are the same. We love the challenge of coming up with something special that ‘nails it’ in terms of personalising a safari just for you. But where we do see some similarity is in the ... Read more

July 21st 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Regular updates from our partners in Africa keep us informed and inspired. From wild dog movements to camp upgrades it’s all logged this end so we’re totally up to date.  We thought we’d share some of the good news stories that have popped into our inboxes over the last few ... Read more

July 16th 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, Conservation Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

Recent chat around tourism has suggested people will want to travel more ethically and sustainably in a post-Covid world, and while it’s undeniable that you’ll have to burn some carbon to get to Africa, there are myriad ways of supporting this wish when you actually arrive. Our choice at Aardvark ... Read more

July 2nd 2020  |   Unique Experiences, Ethiopia  |  by   Francis Naumann

Ethiopia is primarily thought of as a cultural destination, and it has such an amazing history and rich culture that many people are happy to just focus on this aspect of the country.  However, it does in fact have a very wide range of habitats, and very varied wildlife as ... Read more

July 2nd 2020  |   Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

We are confident that as well as being the most exciting, romantic, beautiful and richly rewarding continent on Earth, Africa will also be one of the safest places for a holiday once we are allowed to travel again.  During the Coronavirus hiatus, safari camps and lodges have devoted time to ... Read more

June 24th 2020  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, Ethiopia  |  by   Francis Naumann

Ethiopia is a big country, more than four times the size of the UK, and it’s the sort of place that an aficionado could spend years travelling around thanks to its rich history, vibrant cultures and amazing scenery. There is also some intriguing wildlife,  plentiful activity on offer, and the ... Read more

June 23rd 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, Zimbabwe  |  by   Alice Gully

Recent recces have reaffirmed our belief that Zimbabwe is one of the best safari destinations in Africa, with Franicis, one of the longest standing members of the Aardvark Safaris' team pronouncing a safari there as 'the best  I’ve done'.  Fresh investment in the national parks makes it a fabulous place ... Read more

June 23rd 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, Namibia  |  by   Francis Naumann

Namibia is a remarkable country in so many ways, not least its size and small population. Around two million people are scattered across a land mass larger than France and Spain combined, so it’s no wonder that settlements are few and far between, and the locals are always pleased to ... Read more