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November 16th 2017  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Without a doubt riding in Africa is a wonderful way to see the landscape and wildlife.  But what to do if not everyone in your family shares your love of horses and riding?  Can you find a happy mix to accommodate both the rider and non-rider?  You can, and there ... Read more

November 15th 2017  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

There’s nothing like the African bush for transforming a grumpy teen into a smiling companion (I know, I’ve been there!)  They might quail at the prospect of no WiFi, Spotify or any of the other things they can’t live without, but the variety of wildlife and safari activities in the ... Read more

September 25th 2017  |  Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia  |  by  Richard Smith

Look on a map and it’s clear that Kenya and Tanzania should be the top safari and beach holiday destinations. They're renowned for their wildlife - it’s even said that Kenya was where the safari holiday was invented – and both have Indian Ocean coastlines. But not everyone wants the ... Read more

June 23rd 2017  |  Botswana, Maldives, South Africa, Tanzania, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

We've planned hundreds of African safari honeymoons and beach holidays. We've shared our honeymoon planning secrets here to ensure your African honeymoon is unforgettable for you both. Go quickly Wedding excitement fades fast. The fun and furious party space of the night before is likely a sticky-floored bomb-site the following ... Read more

June 8th 2017  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Guiding riding safaris through ‘your’ patch of the African wilderness on a daily basis is surely one of the best jobs ever.  But are these lucky few ever tempted to ride elsewhere, either in Africa or the rest of the world?  We’ve asked some of the guides we work with ... Read more

January 5th 2017  |  Botswana, Riding Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Alice Gully

There are a number of fantastic riding safaris in Botswana, and with so many to choose from it is important to pick the right one for you. They range from galloping across the Kalahari desert to swimming through the channels of the Okavango Delta. I have outlined some of the ... Read more

November 10th 2016  |  Botswana, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

The BBC’s Planet Earth 2, presented by David Attenborough, includes a number of scenes where a pride of lion hunt buffalo. There are a few lion prides that take down buffalo. Lions don’t generally hunt buffalo exclusively, but in a small area of Botswana’s Okavango Delta they developed this as ... Read more

September 28th 2016  |  Botswana, South Africa, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Alice Gully

The wildebeest migration is the famous one, but it’s not the longest animal migration in safari Africa.  That accolade goes to the zebra that travel some 350 miles across Botswana from parts of the Okavango Delta to the Makgadikgadi grasslands in search of fresh grazing. Like the short grass plains ... Read more

September 15th 2016  |  Botswana, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat Autumn 2016: Alice reveals how she’s planned her family safari Richard reports on his eight day whistle-stop tour of Botswana, Zambia and South Africa and 16 camps We talk to Lucinda about her life organising safaris in our series of interviews with the sales team Brian ... Read more

September 12th 2016  |  Botswana, South Africa, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Roxy Cox

Roxy Cox is the newest recruit to the Aardvark Safaris' sales team. She’s got many years of experience travelling in Africa, running safari camps, and planning numerous holidays. Here she answers some questions we put to her: Aardvark Safaris: How did you end up in the safari business/what is your ... Read more