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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

December 17th 2019  |   Botswana  |  by   Francis Naumann

The immense Chobe National Park is renowned for its huge numbers of elephant, which at 50,000 is the largest single population remaining in Africa. The park runs across the northern edge of Botswana, following the course of the Chobe River westwards from its confluence with the Zambezi until it becomes ... Read more

December 16th 2019  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Photo: Kwandwe, South Africa credit Scott Ramsay

Discovering what sundowners are on a safari holiday has to be up there with some of life’s greatest moments. While the dictionary defines a sundowner as ‘an alcoholic drink taken at sunset’ the words aren’t enough to convey the powerful emotions a G&T and a great view can instil as ... Read more

December 16th 2019  |   Tanzania  |  by   Francis Naumann

Everyone has heard of the Serengeti National Park, some of Earth’s most fertile grassland, and its immense herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra. It's no surprise that visitors flock to see this astonishing spectacle which can make the neighbourhood seem rather congested with vehicles. In contrast, Mwiba Private Wildlife Reserve ... Read more