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May 10th 2019  |   Interviews, Shop  |  by   Renate

Netflix’s Our Planet – narrated by David Attenborough – recently launched to worldwide audiences. We catch up with director Alastair Fothergill as his five-year mission becomes TV reality. The series was directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who ran the BBC Natural History Unit and produced The Blue Planet, Planet ... Read more

April 12th 2019  |   Interviews, Namibia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Becky has just come back from an action packed couple of weeks in Namibia.  For the first five days of her trip she was accompanied by Wilderness Safaris’ guide Jeremia Mwapopi, and took the chance to chat to him about his life as a safari guide. When did you first ... Read more

February 25th 2019  |   Conservation Safaris, Interviews, Kenya, Travel  |  by   Renate

Saba Douglas-Hamilton is an anthropologist, elephant conservationist and safari camp owner in Samburu, Kenya. Ahead of her UK tour in April, we asked our Facebook fans to suggest some questions for Saba. Here are the Q&A's. When is the best time to visit Samburu to see elephants – are there ... 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

October 23rd 2018  |   Interviews, Tanzania, Travel  |  by   Becky Thomson

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 Northern Tanzania – an area in which we organise many holidays. ... Read more

August 28th 2018  |   Conservation Safaris, Interviews, Photography Safaris, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Olly Johnson

I’m Olly Johnson and amongst other things I am a wildlife photographer. I’ve been to Namibia and loved it, but since really getting into wildlife photography my main focus so far has been native wildlife in the UK and Europe.  However, I'm off to South Africa later this month and ... Read more

August 10th 2018  |   Botswana, Interviews, 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

February 26th 2018  |   Interviews, Unique Experiences  |  by   Ben Coley

We are big fans of great safari guides and recognise that the quality of your guide can make or break a safari holiday. When we got the chance to ask safari guide trainer Ben Coley to answer ten questions we leapt at the chance. Q1: How did you end up ... Read more

August 25th 2017  |   Conservation Safaris, Interviews, Kenya, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Renate

Saba Douglas-Hamilton is both a well respected conservationist and charismatic safari camp owner.  In fact she's among our favourite people to work with at Aardvark Safaris.   An excellent guide too, Saba knows the local Samburu wildlife, particularly its elephants, intimately.  In advance of her forthcoming tour we have picked out ... Read more

May 25th 2017  |   Interviews, Riding Safaris, Travel  |  by   Alice Gully

Joining a hosted riding safari can be a great way to experience Africa in a completely hassle-free way. If you’re travelling alone, are embarking on an African safari for the first time, or simply don’t want to think about anything other than enjoying every moment in the wilderness it’s something ... Read more