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July 14th 2014  |   Malawi  |  by   Jo Arkwright

Jo explores Malawi and finds a vibrant country full of smiling faces, interesting activities and lovely scenery. In day to day life I think we’re all guilty, myself included, of living in our own bubble. The reason I love my trips to Africa so much is that through its wild landscapes and inhabitants ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |   Botswana  |  by   Alice Gully

‘Everyone should do a private mobile safari before they die’. Maybe not the sort of view widely held among the general population, but a comment we are used to - and fully believe - at Aardvark Safaris. The latest to utter (actually re-utter in this case) these hallowed words of ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |   Tanzania  |  by   Victoria Langmead

Off Season Tanzania November is traditionally known as the end of the East African long, dry season, with the short rains bringing a welcome relief to the stark, parched land. In safari terms, November is often overlooked as a time to travel but as I discovered on my recent trip ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |   Mauritius  |  by   Alice Gully

Our last trip to Africa three years ago seemed a distant memory. Triplet girls and work commitments left us pretty short of time but with the girls 18 months old last November, we decided we could, finally, snatch a week away. Since I needed a rest than a full on ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |   South Africa  |  by   Victoria Langmead

With the very favourable South African rand/sterling exchange rate, one of Africa’s most varied destinations is right now at its most affordable. Charlotte has recently returned from a quick trip to Tswalu, one of our safari favourites, and Cape Town, and can report first hand on the incredible value on ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Family Safaris, Kenya  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Charlotte family and Masai

Kenya is one of Aardvark’s most popular family safari destinations. Charlotte Opperman flies out with her husband Peter and children for a Christmas in the sun on a Kenyan safari. Kenya has been one of our most popular family safari destinations for many years. Wonderful wildlife, small owner run lodges ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Zimbabwe  |  by   Francis Naumann
Victoria Falls viewed from the air, Gorges Lodge, Zimbabwe

You may think Zimbabwe off limits due to is past political problems. But think again as Francis finds out that it is possible to visit and enjoy the wonderful wildlife and superb hospitality in this great safari destination. Along with several others from Aardvark I spent a lot of time in Zimbabwe in ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania  |  by   Tracy Stevens

Many intrepid adventurers climb Kilimanjaro, adrenaline seekers see Kenya's wildlife on horseback and most of our clients have tracking the world's last mountain gorillas on their wishlists, but it's a rare day when a solo traveller comes to us requesting that we combine all three on one itinerary. The client, ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Mauritius  |  by   Jo Ainscough

You’d have to look pretty hard to find an island that beats Mauritius as the perfect place for a relaxing beach holiday. Wonderful palm fringed beaches, a warm clear blue sea and excellent hotels offering everything from water sports and tennis, to spa treatments and delicious cuisine, make it one ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Botswana, Unique Experiences  |  by   Jo Ainscough

I had visions of leaving a cold and wet Edinburgh for an outrageously hot and even wetter Botswana - I was wrong. I spent a couple of weeks in December (their summer) exploring parts of this large but under populated country. Even though I went in the supposed rainy season, ... Read more