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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

August 26th 2016  |  Botswana, Namibia, South Africa  |  by  Richard Smith

I asked four of my favourite online writers for their thoughts on what makes a holiday in Africa luxurious. They all came back with something different and interesting, and certainly not what most people would think of. I’ve lived and worked in Africa and travel to safari camps and lodges ... Read more

August 19th 2016  |  Botswana, Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Wildlife Safaris, Zimbabwe  |  by  Francis Naumann

Elephants are some of Africa’s greatest migrants, and for centuries they have been known to move vast distances between favoured sources of seasonal food and water. Many of the continent’s largest escarpments and mountains have been mapped by elephants over the millennia, and their ancient pathways have often been used ... Read more

August 2nd 2016  |  Botswana, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Francis Naumann

Choosing just 5 Okavango Delta safari hotspots is tricky as there are so many brilliant camps to choose from in Botswana. Don’t hate me. I'm going to make some subjective decisions here. The truth is I could list fifteen safari camps in the Okavango Delta that are great for wildlife. I ... Read more