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December 4th 2020  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

If you are looking to reconnect, restore your soul and rejuvenate after a challenging year then we’ve got some great ideas to inspire you. These family safari suggestions combine adventure, superb wildlife experiences, charismatic guides and beautiful lodges. All you could possibly want on your next holiday. Zambia and Malawi ... Read more

November 12th 2020  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Huge, wild, relatively unpopulated, and not so well known, Zambia is among the very best of Africa’s wildlife destinations, and a firm favourite of Aardvark Safaris’ team - several having worked in the South Luangwa valley. Along with very beautiful and fertile wildlife habitats, it has some fantastic geographical features, ... Read more

November 6th 2020  |   Botswana, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Francis Naumann

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a magnet for superlatives, Africa’s last Eden, Paradise on Earth, all sorts of hyperbole is thrown at it. In truth, it is a truly epic place, one of pristine and delicate beauty, and intricate relationships between geography, wildlife, vegetation, water levels, migratory birds, and a mere ... Read more

November 3rd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

If you’re planning an escape with your nearest and dearest after the enforced separation of lockdown, this fabulous selection of properties covers thousands of acres of wildlife filled wilderness and richly populated marine reefs where exclusive safaris can be enjoyed in almost total isolation. Cottar’s Bush Villa, Masai Mara, Kenya ... Read more

November 2nd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Becky Thomson

Astonishing wildlife mixed with a wealth of activities warrants Kenya’s reputation as one of Africa’s most prized destinations. A safari here offers a quintessential ‘Out of Africa’ experience to delight veteran safari-goers and new travellers alike. There's no question that Kenya is a knockout safari country, and best of all ... Read more

November 2nd 2020  |   Drumbeat Newsletter, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Winter 2020/21: Alice reports on Tswalu where she finds a totally different type of safari. Ask the Expert: Anna, our safari concierge shares her safari memories. Ethiopia – Francis is bowled over by this fascinating country which he describes as 'the Africa you didn’t expect.' ... Read more

October 23rd 2020  |   Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

If a safari is on the bucket list, next week (yes, we can plan that quickly, we even organised a holiday within 48 hours of departure this week) or in the next year or two, here’s a glimpse at what to book when.  We’re fully up to date with the ... Read more

October 21st 2020  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann
Photo: Chem Chem Philanthropy & Safaris

While we’re hunkered down here at home, it’s lovely to be reminded that the endless cycle of life goes on as ever in Africa’s wild places. We’ve enjoyed seeing pictures of a lion sleeping beside the fridge at Splash Camp in Botswana, an elephant inspecting the vehicles at African Horseback ... Read more

October 19th 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

'Can you go to Africa at the moment,' is the comment I get most often as I describe the latest incredible feedback from clients in Kenya or Tanzania. With the summer we’ve all just endured, and the various rules imposed upon us, it seems almost impossible that people are travelling ... Read more

October 16th 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

The need, every now and again, to mentally and physically escape from the day to day runs deep within our human nature.   To unleash the passion of discovering something new, the yearning to broaden horizons and to challenge ourselves sits within us all. Leisure travel, in all its forms, fulfils ... Read more