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May 20th 2019  |   Botswana, Community Safaris  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Botswana is famous as one of Africa’s finest safari destinations.  Prolific wildlife combined with a controlled level of tourism means it is an ideal destination for a luxury safari. As well as exploring in specially adapted 4x4 safari vehicles, you can experience this extraordinary country from the back of a ... 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

October 16th 2018  |   Community Safaris, Namibia, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Namibia is a country of astonishing contrasts, named after the Namib – the oldest desert on the planet which creates a sea of red sand along the Atlantic coastline. Celebrated for its vast open landscapes, remote tribes and desert dwelling wildlife, it offers a safari experience like no other.  Namibia's ... 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

October 17th 2017  |   Community Safaris, Shop  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Many of the lodges we work with will have small shops on site selling anything from safari clothing to beaded jewellery. If you are driving from lodge to lodge you’re very likely to pass roadside traders selling metallic animals, basket ware and other goods. And there are some hidden gems ... Read more

March 17th 2017  |   Community Safaris, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith

As I spend my days helping to plan safari holidays, I'm on the receiving end of countless emails with links to safari camp newsletters and blogs. In general they’re an interesting mix of staffing news, updates on property renovations, wildlife sightings, and conservation information. There are plenty I skim, or ... Read more

May 16th 2016  |   Community Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Francis Naumann

It is hard not to fall in love with Kenya: most visitors, after their first holiday, want to return to further explore secret places in Kenya. These off the beaten path regions each have their own merits with unsurpassed wildlife, easy access, and diversity of holiday accommodation. They are great for ... Read more

January 20th 2016  |   Community Safaris, Madagascar, Photography Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Madagascar’s extraordinary diversity has been wonderfully captured on BBC2’s current Sunday night series. Narrated by David Attenborough, the three episodes explore the unique wildlife and distinct scenery of this ecologically distinct island. Aardvark Safaris has been planning holidays to Madagascar for over 16 years and our travel experts have visited ... Read more

December 17th 2015  |   Community Safaris, Mozambique  |  by   Alice Gully

Ibo Island, part of the Quirimbas archipelago in the Indian Ocean off northern Mozambique, is so remote it took me three separate planes and the best part of a day to get there from the UK. Originally a Muslim trading port, the island was fortified by the colonising Portuguese in ... Read more

November 5th 2015  |   Community Safaris, Namibia, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Victoria Langmead

Victoria Langmead finds Namibia a surprising and unexpected delight self driving in Namibia – even if she has to drive around with her boss as a passenger. How easy is it to self drive Namibia? I’d never driven in Africa before so was unsure what to expect but I soon ... Read more