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January 23rd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Christmas Safaris and Holidays  |  by   Anna Vivian

Anna looks after the concierge side of things at Aardvark Safaris, working with properties to ensure clients are well looked after and generally making sure our holidays just offer that little bit extra.  She and her husband used to run a lodge in Kenya and have just returned from a ... Read more

January 19th 2020  |   Drumbeat Newsletter  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Winter 2020: The pick of 2020’s new safari camp openings Ask the Expert: Becky shares her tips planning safari holidays Zambia's Zoological Delights – Jess rounds up the Key safari areas Seychelles, Mauritius and Maldives – what you will find where Northern Tanzania – but ... Read more

January 6th 2020  |   Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

The dust hangs in the air as we wait to make our way through the cool early morning to the gate into Sossusvlei National Park, home to Namibia’s famously huge and scenic dunes. The sun crests a ridge behind us, though without the heat it’ll bring later in the day ... Read more

December 23rd 2019  |   South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Wild – The Timbavati Spreading luxuriantly over much of north eastern South Africa, the Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves, a treasure trove of wildlife in a region of exceptional natural beauty and an essential part of any South African safari. The Kruger stretches for over ... Read more

December 20th 2019  |   Tanzania  |  by   Francis Naumann

Wild – The Serengeti The Serengeti is one of the best known wildlife habitats on the planet thanks to numerous film and TV documentaries and the efforts of some immensely dedicated conservationists. It is truly wild, with one of the world's greatest populations of large mammals strewn across an area ... Read more

December 20th 2019  |   Namibia  |  by   Richard Smith

Wild – Sossusvlei Safari in Namibia and you will come away raving about the landscapes, the colours and the changing hues. The most famous of all is, perhaps, the incredible landscape of Sossusvlei where the wind constantly sculpts and re-sculpts the majestic dunes, their other-worldly beauty standing vivid against the ... Read more

December 19th 2019  |   Kenya  |  by   Alice Gully

Wild – The Masai Mara’s Conservancies The Masai Mara is a must see in Kenya.   Most of us in the Aardvark Safaris’ team would make it one of our suggestions for people on their first safari. In fact, we’d probably also recommend it for those who have enjoyed a ... Read more

December 18th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Becky Thomson

How long have you been a guide? I have only ever been a guide at Borana Lodge. I have been guiding clients here for six years. When did you know you wanted to become a guide? I grew up in a very poor village in Lake Turkana and once I ... Read more

December 17th 2019  |   South Africa  |  by   Lucinda Rome

While the Kruger is South Africa’s most famous national park, Madikwe Game Reserve is one of its unsung gems. Regarded as one of the country’s most successful conservation stories, this formerly semi-arid farmland in the north west, close to the Botswana border and its capital Gaborone, was designated in 1991 ... Read more

December 17th 2019  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Jo Ainscough
Uganda, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Anywhere that includes ‘impenetrable’ in its name is sure to be remote; but there’s remote and remoter when it comes to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest. This ancient forest (estimated to date back more than 25,000 years) in south western Uganda is home to over half the world’s endangered mountain gorillas, ... Read more