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April 29th 2020  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

We are often told that we should blow our own trumpet by guests who use our service and vast experience to plan holidays.  It feels un-British and a bit boastful, but in recent weeks our guests' support and kind words have reassured us that what we offer is invaluable. We ... Read more

April 28th 2020  |   Unique Experiences, Ethiopia  |  by   Francis Naumann

I thought I’d seen all that Africa has to offer during more than 25 years of travelling the continent, but Ethiopia put me straight. It is wonderfully different to anywhere else in Southern and East Africa, and with so much variety it feels like its own world, apart from the ... Read more

April 27th 2020  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Unique Experiences, South Africa  |  by   Alice Gully

With travel out of the question at the moment, we’ve been in touch with some of our best-loved family camps to bring you some of the fun and more unusual safari activities they offer. We’ve called them ‘home-schooling safari style’ but really it’s an excuse to gather together some of ... Read more

April 9th 2020  |   Family Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Rosanna Pile

‘If it ain't broke don’t fix it’ certainly came to mind when planning our February half term holiday with our six and three-year-old kids.  Our maiden voyage to South Africa last summer was such a huge success we felt we just had to go back to explore this wonderful ‘world ... Read more

April 8th 2020  |   Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

With all manner of eccentric characters and exotic wildlife, Africa has provided rich content for writers past and present. Whether you enjoy fiction, biography or auto-biography there’ll be something to pique your interest and transport you to another world.  Here’s a quick look at some favourites among our team: Jess ... Read more

April 7th 2020  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

The Aardvark Safaris’ team is one of the best in the safari business. I totted up our years’ worth of experience the other day and arrived at the extraordinary figure of 120 between the eight of us! The fact we specialise only in Africa affords us the luxury of travelling ... Read more

April 3rd 2020  |   News, Unique Experiences  |  by   Jess Hills

With travellers limited to navigating memory cards rather than new African horizons, we’ve been in touch with a few of our favourite camps to find out how they are coping on the ground. Money will undoubtedly be tight over the coming months so they are right behind the #PostponeDontCancel message.  ... Read more

March 10th 2020  |   News  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Africa’s pristine wilderness areas, islands and beaches house some of the most romantic hideaway retreats anywhere in the world. For honeymooners, it’s a veritable paradise with all sorts on offer from dreamy star beds to dazzling private villas. We’ve done the digging to find the best honeymoon offers: A Botswana ... Read more

March 6th 2020  |   Interviews, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Conjure up an image of a safari guide and you’re most likely to come up with versions of a rugged, khaki clad fellow with binos slung around his neck and a rifle across his shoulder. That’s pretty much spot on apart from the man bit! There is in fact a ... Read more

March 6th 2020  |   Interviews, Zambia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Deb Tittle is without question one of Africa’s leading safari guides.  Over the last 22 years she’s led nearly 3,000 walking safaris through the African wilderness.  Having honed her skills working with renowned safari guides Robin Pope and Derek Shenton, she now runs her own operation at Mapazi Camp in ... Read more