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June 17th 2020  |   Kenya, Unique Experiences  |  by   Jess Hills

Private conservancies are areas of land set aside for wildlife habitat and conservation. Often landowners choose to do this themselves or, as in the case of the Masai Mara Private Conservancies, tourism operators lease land from Masai landowners. Conservancies differ from national parks and reserves in that they are not ... Read more

June 17th 2020  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Becky Thomson

Kenya is one of the most popular destinations for our clients’ holidays. It is incredibly versatile, with brilliant options for honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations, families and multi-generational safaris. It is well known to many British because of our colonial and military associations, and the large ex-pat community that lives ... Read more

May 29th 2020  |   Botswana, Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by   Alice Gully

“One can get in a car and see what man has made. One must get on a horse to see what God has made." Riding safaris are among the most popular holidays we plan so we were wondering what our loyal safari steeds are up to during this worldwide pandemic. ... Read more

May 22nd 2020  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, Photography Safaris, Unique Experiences, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Lucinda Rome

Among the many trips enjoyed in Africa are some with a specific focus: wildlife photography, a particular species, an annual event, or even a safari guide course, are good examples. Planning safaris like these is hugely rewarding and we love using our expertise to get all the details exactly right. ... Read more

May 21st 2020  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

House in the Wild is a family owned boutique lodge on the edge of the Masai Mara.  We asked owner Lippa Wood what life has been like in lockdown. The moment coronavirus was called a pandemic our lives here at House in the Wild began to change. By the time ... Read more

May 20th 2020  |   Botswana, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, South Africa, Zimbabwe  |  by   Alice Gully

We’re missing our African travels as are, we imagine, many of our clients too. So, with help from our partners on the ground, we’ve gathered together a selection of videos to bring the wild of the African savannah to you. As well as providing enjoyment for us in our homes, ... Read more

May 12th 2020  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Namibia, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Some of the camps below are known beyond the safari world, others are the hidden gems we love that lift a safari from 'good' to 'exceptional'. What they all have in common is the exclusive nature of their set up which means they fill quickly. If you’ve got your heart ... Read more

April 27th 2020  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Unique Experiences, South Africa  |  by   Alice Gully

With travel out of the question at the moment, we’ve been in touch with some of our best-loved family camps to bring you some of the fun and more unusual safari activities they offer. We’ve called them ‘home-schooling safari style’ but really it’s an excuse to gather together some of ... Read more

January 23rd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Christmas Safaris and Holidays  |  by   Anna Vivian

Anna looks after the concierge side of things at Aardvark Safaris, working with properties to ensure clients are well looked after and generally making sure our holidays just offer that little bit extra.  She and her husband used to run a lodge in Kenya and have just returned from a ... Read more

December 19th 2019  |   Kenya  |  by   Alice Gully

Wild – The Masai Mara’s Conservancies The Masai Mara is a must see in Kenya.   Most of us in the Aardvark Safaris’ team would make it one of our suggestions for people on their first safari. In fact, we’d probably also recommend it for those who have enjoyed a ... Read more