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May 9th 2019  |   Shop, Travel  |  by   Renate
Relaxing with a book at Planet Baobab, Botswana

Africa as a continent has always captured the imagination. We asked a selecion of camp owners, guides and marketeers for their favourite books on Africa. Aardvark Safaris will be at the Hay Festival, the world famous book festival at Hay-On-The-Wye. Join us for the Aardvark Safaris’ sponsored event – ‘Our ... Read more

May 8th 2019  |   Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

Gorillas are Uganda’s big wildlife draw, and are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park. The greatest population of Uganda’s gorillas are in Bwindi, around six hours by vehicle, or a short light aircraft flight, from the capital Kampala via Entebbe. The lush rainforest vegetation means tracking can ... Read more

May 1st 2019  |   Tanzania, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith

For most visitors to Tanzania, their safari takes part in East Africa’s iconic landscape of the north: perhaps watching millions of wildebeest streaming across the Serengeti, or admiring wildlife in the perfect volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater. However, there’s a world of safari away from the east-west road from ... Read more

April 24th 2019  |   Botswana, Maldives, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

It must be great fun designing a safari camp – we’ve come across a couple of nests, several tree houses and even some igloo inspired tents.  Read on for a round-up of some of our favourite designs. East Africa's Grand Designs Tanzania - And Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Ornate ... Read more

April 23rd 2019  |   Family Safaris, South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

The ultimate bush bedroom, Kingston Treehouse is a secure and lavish platform under the stars, the treehouse has all the 5-star comforts, but affords an experience as wild as the animals that roam beneath it.  Utterly private and intimate, located in the heart of some of South Africa’s prime wildlife ... Read more

April 12th 2019  |   Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Becky has just come back from an action packed couple of weeks in Namibia.  For the first five days of her trip she was accompanied by Wilderness Safaris’ guide Jeremia Mwapopi, and took the chance to chat to him about his life as a safari guide. When did you first ... Read more

April 2nd 2019  |   Botswana  |  by   Richard Smith

Kwando’s tagline for their camps is “Intimate Camps with Personal Service” and we get great feedback from our clients staying in them (even when they've paid the full price!) Their last minute ‘Spring Specials’ for Aardvark Safaris’ clients are for those able to travel within four weeks of booking and ... Read more

March 28th 2019  |   Namibia, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Becky Thomson

Sossusvlei, one of Namibia’s most iconic and striking landscapes, is home to windswept, burnt-red dunes and the bleached white pans of Deadvlei. Framed by a deep blue sky, this spectacular scenery is particularly beautiful at dawn and dusk when the light and contrasting colours are at their most intense. Seemingly ... Read more

March 21st 2019  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

As part of a series of events to celebrate our 20th birthday in October we've put together these spring special offers from some of our favourite camps.  A number are exclusive to Aardvark Safaris' clients and they range from an unbelievable last minute deal in Botswana to a glorious Seychelles ... Read more

March 18th 2019  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Travel  |  by   Roxy Cox

‘They’ll never remember it' were Dad’s parting words, as my husband and I set off for the airport. He was referring to my boys Jasper and Dudley who are four and one and who have just joined us on a trip to Kenya…… ‘What’s the best age to take children ... Read more