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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

December 2nd 2020  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

We were delighted to receive the news from Mwiba Lodge in Tanzania this week that guests are once again enjoying this superb place. Francis, who visited last year, refers to it as, ‘quite wonderful, in a beautiful setting, properly remote and wild, and a fascinating contrast to the Serengeti . ... Read more

February 26th 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 number of times, including updating the global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel in the summer ... Read more

December 4th 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Aardvark Safaris

We’ve got 12 questions for you in this year’s Christmas quiz. Where would you find some of Africa’s iconic wildlife species as well as some animals that are probably known only by experts. Test yourself with the multiple choice questions below and let us know how you get on in ... Read more

December 11th 2020  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Africa is enormous, 4,500 miles north to south as the rather weary crow would fly. The second largest continent on earth, it spans the entire expanse of the tropics, and the northern and southern temperate sub-tropical zones too. With the world’s biggest desert, its oldest and driest desert, one of ... Read more