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November 27th 2017  |  Family Safaris, Kenya  |  by  Fynn Carey

I love it when we have kids to stay on safari. There are so many fun things to do in the bush and it's boring doing them on your own! So when we have guests to stay with kids with me at Laikipia Wilderness it’s really exciting. There are lots of ... 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

July 5th 2017  |  Family Safaris, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Travelling with children can be fun, but can also be stressful. We have planned countless family safari and beach holidays. We share our tips for making sure everyone has a relaxing holiday. Opt for a pool The traditional safari day means you’ll likely have some down time during the day.  ... Read more

April 10th 2017  |  Family Safaris, Kenya, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Recently featured on the BBC’s ‘Amazing Hotels:  Life Beyond the Lobby’ series, Giraffe Manor is more than a lovely Kenyan hotel.  Sharing your breakfast coffee and eggs with a Rothschild giraffe is one of Africa’s more unusual experiences but stay a night or two here and that’s exactly what you ... Read more

November 28th 2016  |  Family Safaris, South Africa, Travel  |  by  Alice Gully

This two week safari combines the best of a classic South African family safari with a stopover in Cape Town and some exploration along the Cape coast.  One of the wonderful things about going to South Africa for October half term is the temperature; it's spring so perfect if you ... Read more

October 28th 2016  |  Family Safaris, South Africa, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

We started helping families plan safari holidays pretty much from the inception of Aardvark Safaris in 1999. Back then a combination of Jaci’s Safari Camp in Madikwe Game Reserve and Ant’s Nest in the Waterberg was our clients’ favourite holiday. Seventeen years later, is the original still the best? Both ... Read more

June 23rd 2016  |  Botswana, Family Safaris  |  by  Alice Gully

Botswana is one of my favourite safari destinations, and regularly tops the 'holiday destinations to visit' list in the travel press. Botswana safaris offer a glittering selection of wildlife, and an equally dazzling waterworld of the Okavango Delta. With such diverse wildlife areas, incredible and dramatic game viewing is guaranteed ... Read more

May 9th 2016  |  Family Safaris, Kenya  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Taking your children on a family safari is a magical experience. But it’s quite different to two weeks in the Mediterranean. Where to stay, what to see, and the range of safari activities to choose from can seem bewildering at the start. While every safari country offers something different and special, ... Read more