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February 23rd 2018  |  South Africa, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman
Clifton Cape View

Broadly speaking, Cape Town’s climate is the reverse of our own – so in the depths of the European winter it is high summer in the Cape, just one of the many reasons it’s such a popular spot for a winter holiday! But don’t ignore the rest of the year; ... Read more

February 23rd 2018  |  Family Safaris, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

It’s only February and we are delighted to have been shortlisted for two travel awards this year. The first was Angels & Urchins Family Travel Awards where we were shortlisted for Best Adventure Family Specialist.   Thank you to all our clients who emailed testimonials on our behalf.  Although we just ... Read more

February 20th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands, Zimbabwe  |  by  Charlotte Opperman
Lemuria Seychelles

A few days on the beach complement a safari perfectly.  It’s a great way to prepare for, or relax after, the early morning safari starts.  The enormous variety in accommodation style along Africa’s glorious Indian Ocean coastline – from barefoot chic hideaways to resort-style hotels – means there is something ... Read more

February 12th 2018  |  Botswana, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Alice Gully

What? The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland delta, where one of Africa’s greatest rivers floods into the Kalahari desert, pooling in a network of channels and lakes, creating new islands and rewriting the landscape each and every year. Best of all, the Okavango Delta’s waters are ... Read more

February 12th 2018  |  Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

A bit of background first Victoria Falls is an essential stop on many southern African safaris - it is southern Africa’s adventure centre with plenty to do, and a wide choice of hugely different places to stay.  It’s where Aardvark Safaris was born too, with founders John Spence and Richard ... Read more

January 22nd 2018  |  Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman
Time + Tide Chinzombo, South Luangwa, Zambia

Africa’s luxury safari lodges come in all shapes and forms  - from opulent properties offering all singing, all dancing lavishness in the wilderness to exquisite private safari houses.   If you prefer not to stay under canvas in a classic tented camp, or would like to mix styles of accommodation, then ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Safari accommodation in Africa offers diversity to match that of its amazing scenery, but little beats the adventure, romance and real safari feel of staying under canvas in a classic tented camp.   Close the zip at night and you are enclosed in a wonderfully comfortable cocoon, yet still part of ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Francis Naumann

When Africa’s wildlife first became of interest to the outside world, the only way to see it was to load wagons with the supplies and equipment needed to sustain you for several weeks and set off into the bush on a long expedition. There are many more convenient and comfortable ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Alice Gully

Walking safaris are intense, thrilling and fascinating.  Walking with an expert guide allows you to hear, smell, touch, and see every detail of Africa. It enlivens the senses and you see the small things that are invisible from a vehicle. You won’t get quite as close or travel as far, ... Read more

January 15th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Photography Safaris, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

All safaris offer the chance for great photographs. Good guides will get you closer to wildlife than you might imagine and your biggest problem is likely to be sorting through the hundreds of photos you’ve taken.   One of the very best ways to get close-up shots – or just to ... Read more