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January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Renate

Safari accommodation in Africa offers diversity to match that of its amazing scenery, but little beats the adventure, romance and real safari feel of staying under canvas in a classic tented camp.   Close the zip at night and you are enclosed in a wonderfully comfortable cocoon, yet still part of ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Renate

When Africa’s wildlife first became of interest to the outside world, the only way to see it was to load wagons with the supplies and equipment needed to sustain you for several weeks and set off into the bush on a long expedition. There are many more convenient and comfortable ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Renate

Walking safaris are intense, thrilling and fascinating.  Walking with an expert guide allows you to hear, smell, touch, and see every detail of Africa. It enlivens the senses and you see the small things that are invisible from a vehicle. You won’t get quite as close or travel as far, ... Read more

January 15th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Photography Safaris, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Renate

All safaris offer the chance for great photographs. Good guides will get you closer to wildlife than you might imagine and your biggest problem is likely to be sorting through the hundreds of photos you’ve taken.   One of the very best ways to get close-up shots – or just to ... Read more

January 15th 2018  |  Botswana, Malawi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, winter 2018: Richard Preston takes a familymoon in the Seychelles Francis looks at little known Ruaha and Selous in Southern Tanzania The Aardvark Safaris travel doctors - our team answers your questions Aardvark Safaris co-owner, Richard Smith, talks about his life arranging safari holidays We ... Read more

January 12th 2018  |  Botswana, South Africa, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Sitting in the back of a vehicle, watching the African wildlife and scenery unfold before you is one of the true pleasures of a safari. If you’ve not done it before here’s a quick look at what to expect. Your first experience of a game drive is likely to be ... Read more

November 22nd 2017  |  Botswana, Community Safaris, Family Safaris, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by  Richard Smith

So you travelled long haul pre-children and maybe even backpacked somewhere adventurous. But since the little ones came along you’ve graduated from Center-Parcs to Mark Warner, and now you're ready for more. Can a family safari really be a sensible ambition? And if it is, why is it so good? ... Read more

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