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September 1st 2019  |   Conservation Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

We’ve put together several, bucket list-amazing, sabbatical holidays and thought we should share how brilliantly a jaunt to Africa can activate the re-set button.  Running from two weeks to two months (or more), these trips can be planned as part of a worldwide holiday or stand alone, and for couples, ... Read more

August 20th 2019  |   Family Safaris, Namibia  |  by   Richard Smith

The answer to the question ‘Is a Namibia guided safari a good holiday with teenagers?’ is without question ‘yes’. The right guide makes family logistics very easy and there are activities a plenty to keep them busy. My children are now older teenagers at 16 and 19 and, while my ... Read more

August 14th 2019  |   Family Safaris, South Africa, Travel  |  by   Rosanna Pile
Rosanna and family on a half term holiday in Cape Town at the harbour

Cape Town in February half-term was perfect for getting away from the British winter and enjoying warm temperatures and long sunny days.  From London it’s a direct overnight flight and with very little time difference it didn’t mess up the children’s (George aged 2 and Bella aged 5) sleep patterns ... Read more

June 14th 2019  |   Botswana, Community Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Mention Botswana and you’ll likely conjure up an image of the Okavango Delta with its myriad shimmering waterways and lagoons.  Don’t stop there though, because Botswana has so much more to offer.   At the other end of the spectrum are the wilds of the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans which form ... Read more

June 13th 2019  |   Tanzania, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

Tanzania is one of Africa’s most classic of safari destinations. It’s got the lot: millions of wildebeest criss-crossing the Serengeti plains, snow-capped Kilimanjaro and the perfect volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater. It’s also a great spot for a family safari. In fact it gets even better if you choose ... Read more

June 12th 2019  |   Botswana, Christmas Safaris and Holidays, South Africa, Travel  |  by   Becky Thomson

Imagine the December sun rising quickly and high into a clear sky, warming the air around you to a temperature where you're comfortable in just shorts and a polo shirt. This happens in Cape Town and all along South Africa’s southern coast, where it’s summer from November through to February ... Read more

June 12th 2019  |   South Africa, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by   Francis Naumann

Victoria Falls, a safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, then a few days exploring Cape Town is like a like a classic sandwich with the safari as the filling.  It’s safari holiday that works brilliantly if you are looking for an exciting idea during the Easter holidays. Victoria Falls Victoria Falls ... Read more

June 11th 2019  |   Christmas Safaris and Holidays, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith

As temperatures in the northern hemisphere drop to zero and the pressures of wrapping presents and stuffing the turkey rise, jetting off somewhere warm and relaxing can be just the ticket. If this sounds like you, may we point you in the direction of East Africa for your next festive ... Read more

June 3rd 2019  |   Botswana, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

It’s nearly 17 years since I set off on my first educational trip with Aardvark Safaris.   Back then, a novice in the safari world, I had no idea what to expect and admit I was a little alarmed by the ‘mobile’ and ‘camping’ aspects of the Uncharted Africa safari I ... Read more

May 21st 2019  |   Travel, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Many visitors to Zambia make a bee-line to Livingstone and the famous Victoria Falls. There’s no doubting that the magnificent spectacle the falls create and that there’s plenty of fun stuff to do in and around Livingstone, but that’s definitely not the only stop you should make in Zambia. Here ... Read more