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December 18th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Becky Thomson

How long have you been a guide? I have only ever been a guide at Borana Lodge. I have been guiding clients here for six years. When did you know you wanted to become a guide? I grew up in a very poor village in Lake Turkana and once I ... Read more

December 6th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Richard Smith

During part of a recent holiday in Namibia, Richard and his family spent a week exploring with Francois as their guide.  Rather than being based at one particular camp, Francois works for safari outfit Ultimate Safaris whose guides lead guests through various parts of this spectacular country.  He and Richard ... Read more

November 20th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Lucinda Rome

On her recent educational trip to Tanzania's western parks of Katavi and Mahale, Lucinda took the chance to chat to Hamza Mmole guide/manager at Chada Katavi Lodge. How long have you been guiding? I started with Nomad Safaris in 2006, working front of house and hosting, which gave them the ... Read more

November 15th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Francis Naumann

Francis has just returned from northern Tanzania where he had the chance to walk across parts of the region few others get to see. Along the way he took time to chat to Wayo Africa senior guide George Phestor about his life as a safari guide. Please tell me a ... Read more

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  |   Travel, Kenya, Conservation Safaris, Interviews  |  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  |   Travel, Interviews, Tanzania  |  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  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Conservation Safaris, Photography Safaris, Interviews  |  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