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April 10th 2017  |  Family Safaris, Kenya, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Recently featured on the BBC’s ‘Amazing Hotels:  Life Beyond the Lobby’ series, Giraffe Manor is more than a lovely Kenyan hotel.  Sharing your breakfast coffee and eggs with a Rothschild giraffe is one of Africa’s more unusual experiences but stay a night or two here and that’s exactly what you ... Read more

March 31st 2017  |  Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Getting your family away from constantly looking at screens might be part of your raison d’etre for a safari holiday. So what happens when you arrive in your luxury safari camp to find there’s Wi-Fi in the lounge and in every tent? Or are you someone who believes that “If ... Read more

March 17th 2017  |  Community Safaris, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

As I spend my days helping to plan safari holidays, I'm on the receiving end of countless emails with links to safari camp newsletters and blogs. In general they’re an interesting mix of staffing news, updates on property renovations, wildlife sightings, and conservation information. There are plenty I skim, or ... Read more

March 3rd 2017  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

I asked for travel app suggestions from the teams in our Hampshire and Scotland offices. From the many ideas I've chosen the five most passionately argued for, or those recommended at least twice. All the following are available on iThings and Android and are free, except where noted. Vamoos – ... Read more

March 13th 2017  |  Photography Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Instagram was my kids’ favourite social network before they moved on to Snapchat, but it certainly still has a place in their lives, and with 150 million daily active users it is one of the most popular social networks. From an Aardvark Safaris’ perspective, it is a great platform for ... Read more

February 20th 2017  |  Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

There’s little doubting that sundowners and Africa are a match made in heaven – in fact the word sundowner only seems to exist in Africa. Whether it’s a cool glass of wine, an ice cold beer or a crisp G&T, you’ll enjoy your drink amid scenery that only this glorious ... Read more

February 20th 2017  |  Tanzania, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

Most of us have fond memories of messing around in swimming pools as kids – jumping in, bombing, or being thrown in the air by our parents. I also vividly remember my first visit to Somalisa Camp in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park and watching elephants drinking from the swimming pool ... Read more

February 2nd 2017  |  Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Renate

If you have ever wanted to eat in an out of the ordinary setting then read on.  We’ve rounded up some of the most unusual, utterly unforgettable and unique dining experiences in Africa. From lunch on a rock in the turquoise waters off the Zanzibar coast, to toasting your loved ... Read more

February 2nd 2017  |  Riding Safaris, Travel  |  by  Alice Gully

Riding in Africa is a real thrill. Whether you’re hacking on a glorious white sandy beach or galloping alongside Kenya’s great wildebeest migration it’s a magical experience. Here are some of the most memorable unique places to ride: 1. Cantering across the flooded grasslands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana The ... Read more

January 24th 2017  |  Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

For a true sense of being out in the untamed African wilderness – spend a night or two under the stars. You can immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the bush: the calls of hyenas and jackals, the chatter of birds at dusk and again at dawn, the ... Read more