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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

July 13th 2014  |   Family Safaris, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith

It's not just the young who enjoy safari holidays. We have a number of clients who are travelling well into their eighties, and with our knowledge of literally hundreds of properties we can suggest accommodation and activities to suit all ages. If grandparents want to bring the family then that's ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Mozambique  |  by   Victoria Langmead

We all appreciate the incredible places we get to see in the course of researching the countries and properties we recommend here at Aardvark, but this extract from Victoria’s Mozambique trip report was a particular highlight. ‘I had finished my second dive of the day. It was late afternoon, the sun was ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Travel, Interviews  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

The best safari guides in Africa; Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa So what does it take to excel as a safari guide? First comes safety, especially on walking safaris, which require a cool head, a respect for dangerous game and a thorough knowledge of animal behaviour. ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Sarah Durie

Namibia is well known for its impressive landscapes and ever changing terrain. But it also has another side, and is becoming one of the worlds’ new adventure hotspots. Quad Biking Access the areas that 4x4’s can’t reach by hopping on a quad bike. Get in amongst the coastal dunes of ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Malawi, Unique Experiences, Zambia  |  by   Tracy Stevens

After unpacking and repacking for a week while assembling the most comprehensive first-aid kit known to modern man (thanks Mum) I was off. My first time in Southern Africa, and I couldn’t wait to get started. During the next three weeks, I would travel Zambia and Malawi by helicopter, light ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Riding Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlie Swanson

Fast and Furious Having ridden since I could walk and being something of an adrenaline junky, some of my favourite riding safaris fall into the fast and furious category. One of the most amazing memories I will take from my time in this pristine wilderness is galloping alongside a pack ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Family Safaris, Malawi, Zambia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We hadn't been to Africa since a wonderful holiday to Kenya nearly five years ago. So when an idle conversation with family friends turned into a firm plan to visit again I was charged with finding an itinerary that would suit all of us. Including new activities for those who'd ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Family Safaris, Kenya  |  by   John Spence

In February this year, on a wonderful family safari in Kenya, we celebrated my son Jack’s 9th birthday, our 10th wedding anniversary and my 40th birthday. For someone who has been in the travel business for 20 years I am very bad at planning our family holidays, and we’ve had ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Wildlife Safaris, Rwanda, Uganda  |  by   Tracy Stevens

From the majestic silverbacks to the absurdly cuddly and impish juveniles, I have had a lifelong love affair with all things gorilla. When Aardvark suggested that I spend two weeks in Uganda and Rwanda, I was ecstatic if a little worried about tales of high altitude slogs. Several weeks of ... Read more