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August 25th 2017  |  Conservation Safaris, 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

September 4th 2017  |  Kenya, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Kenya has always been one of the top safari destinations in Africa. It has it all: wonderful people and culture, stunning scenery, good accessibility, and incredible wildlife. In many of the national parks and reserves, you have a great chance of seeing the ‘Big 5’ in one game drive. With diminishing ... Read more

July 27th 2017  |  Kenya, Tanzania, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Africa's great wildebeest migration is the biggest movement of animals on earth.  The annual trek from the southern plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara, and back again, sees the wildebeest battle crocodile infested rivers, predatory lions, hyenas, and opportunistic leopards.  If you’re planning to include time ... Read more

June 8th 2017  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Guiding riding safaris through ‘your’ patch of the African wilderness on a daily basis is surely one of the best jobs ever.  But are these lucky few ever tempted to ride elsewhere, either in Africa or the rest of the world?  We’ve asked some of the guides we work with ... Read more

June 5th 2017  |  Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Travel  |  by  Jo Ainscough

For an experienced rider there's a great choice. If you are an experienced, competent rider, there’s a great choice of exhilarating, fast riding in Southern and East Africa.  In Kenya you can ride across the Masai Mara with the wildebeest migration, head to Botswana and explore the magnificent Okavango Delta, or ... Read more

May 26th 2017  |  Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda  |  by  Alice Gully

It's always exciting to receive news from the riding safari guides in Africa. Their stories and pictures make it hard to be sitting at a desk in the UK, rather than on a horse in the bush. Here’s a round-up of recent news and new safari rides. A first for ... 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

February 14th 2017  |  Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

I love an African holiday planning challenge, and while most of what I do is help to plan safari holidays, as a (lapsed) marathon runner I also get asked for my input on marathons in Africa, so I’ve rounded up some brief information on five of the most iconic. We’ve ... Read more

January 19th 2017  |  Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

This is a rare opportunity to take part in Kenya’s annual wildlife census. Participate in the first-ever census safari at the famous Lewa Borana Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. Join the wildlife conservation census from 2nd to 9th March, limited to just 16 guests. The seven night safari includes one night half ... Read more

October 27th 2016  |  Kenya, Photography Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

“Wow, who took that?” This was the reaction I got to the photograph above of the leaping caracal taken by Michelle Dyball. As safari experts we see a lot of wildlife photos but this was something special, as were many of the others on Ken and Michelle Dyball’s website. Ken and ... Read more