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January 15th 2019  |  Botswana, Congo, Madagascar, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

Peace, space and the absence of mechanical noise are among the greatest luxuries an African holiday can offer. When stripped of the trappings of the 21st century the sounds of this incredible continent add a layer of depth to any visit, with birds, insects, animals and the breeze all adding ... Read more

January 9th 2019  |  Botswana, Community Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

The original safaris were walking safaris and this is still one of the best ways to really experience Africa. With an expert guide alongside you, you’ll sense things around you in a way much more vivid than you would from a vehicle. It may be the case that you're not ... Read more

December 27th 2018  |  Botswana  |  by  Rosanna Pile

As part of our training at Aardvark Safaris every member of the sales team travels on familiarisation trips, affectionately known as a ‘fam trip’, to trial camps and safaris first hand. My recent fam trip included a circuit of Botswana – a country in which we organise many holidays. Having ... Read more

November 26th 2018  |  Botswana, South Africa, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris, Zimbabwe  |  by  Francis Naumann

African wild dog (referred to by BBC’s Dynasties’ team as painted wolves) are endangered with current numbers estimated to be in the region of 6,000. They are found in the forests, grasslands and deserts of Southern and East Africa. The BBC Dynasties’ episode featuring them was filmed in Zimbabwe, but ... Read more

September 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by  Renate

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Autumn 2018: Jess takes a turn in the ‘ask the expert hot seat’ Alice rounds up Zimbabwe’s seven wonders We’ve a fun Q & A with one of our favourite guides at Drumbeat camp in Botswana Louisa reports on out of season Kenya Honeymoon hideaways ... Read more

August 29th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, Travel  |  by  Alice Gully

Exploring the African wilderness on horseback is a magical experience.  No vehicle, no noise – just you and your horse crossing the landscape.  If you are an accomplished rider, you may already have done a multi-day riding safari, covering many miles while following the wildlife.  It’s an exhilarating option and ... Read more

August 10th 2018  |  Botswana, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Mobile safaris are wonderful if you want to get off the beaten track. Focusing on superb wildlife and awe-inspiring landscapes, they cover everything from game drives and bush walks to canoeing and scenic flights. We’ve worked with Annelies Zonjee-James at Drumbeat Safaris for many years and thought it would be ... Read more

July 3rd 2018  |  Botswana, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Francis Naumann
Sunrise at Pelo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

There can be little more satisfying than combining world class scenery and adventures with spectacular wildlife viewing in an expanse of pristine wilderness. That’s exactly what we can offer you if you combine a holiday to Victoria Falls with a safari in Botswana. Because the distances between the Falls and ... Read more

June 14th 2018  |  Botswana, South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman
Zebra migration, Jack's Camp, Makgadikgadi, Botswana

76 years – that’s the combined experience of the Aardvark Safaris sales team.  And that’s just ‘selling’ experience, not counting the number of years lived in Africa.  It’s no wonder then, that they’re a mine of information on all things African – and have at their finger-tips lots of clever ... Read more

May 29th 2018  |  Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel  |  by  Francis Naumann
Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi, Zambia

We work with hundreds of safari camps and lodges – well over 600 at the last count - throughout Southern and East Africa.   In the nearly 20 years since Aardvark Safaris started, we’ve seen plenty come and go, but there are some that have featured on itineraries almost constantly over ... Read more