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April 2nd 2019  |   Botswana  |  by   Richard Smith

Kwando’s tagline for their camps is “Intimate Camps with Personal Service” and we get great feedback from our clients staying in them (even when they've paid the full price!) Their last minute ‘Spring Specials’ for Aardvark Safaris’ clients are for those able to travel within four weeks of booking and ... Read more

March 15th 2019  |   Botswana, Travel, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We’ve gathered together some of our favourite African films and given some ideas below as to how you might star on set. A United Kingdom (Botswana) This charming film follows the true story of Bechuanaland (now Botswana) king-to-be Prince Seretse Khama’s marriage to English woman Ruth Williams.  It’s a compelling ... Read more

February 28th 2019  |   Botswana, Travel, Kenya, Shop, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by   Renate
Recycled plastic boat dhow, Lamu, Kenya. The Flipflopi Project UN Environment Clean Seas Project

Kenya joins over 40 countries to have made plastic bags (including duty-free bags) illegal, with a ban imposed in 2017. Africa has been leading the global war on plastics, and to date many of southern and eastern African countries have banned plastic bags. Can I take plastic bags to Kenya? ... Read more

January 24th 2019  |   Botswana, Travel, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith
Kanana Camp sundowners, Okavango Delta, Botswana

I take part in a couple of Twitter round tables each week. When the subject for one was ‘What today’s travellers want from 5 star resorts’ I was worried that safari camps and lodges couldn’t measure up to the great hotels of the world. Safari properties are typically in remote ... Read more

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

December 27th 2018  |   Botswana, Interviews  |  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, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, South Africa, 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

August 29th 2018  |   Botswana, Travel, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Namibia  |  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, Interviews  |  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