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February 6th 2020  |   Shop  |  by   Richard Smith

Luggage is limited on light aircraft, so safari goers generally need to pack light. However different African countries, and internal airlines, have difference weight allowances. While you will need to check your particular safari holiday, we’ve listed the main ones here as a general guide. Botswana:  Luggage, including camera equipment ... Read more

February 3rd 2020  |   Shop  |  by   Richard Smith

Your iPhone or smartphone can be upgraded to your travel camera if you enhance it with these handy accessories. Joby GripTight ONE GP Magnetic Impulse This portable tripod can be attached to trees or posts with its flexible wrap around legs.  It’s a great way to help eliminate shaky images ... Read more

May 10th 2019  |   Interviews, Shop  |  by   Richard Smith

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

May 9th 2019  |   Travel, Shop  |  by   Richard Smith
Relaxing with a book at Planet Baobab, Botswana

Africa as a continent has always captured the imagination. We asked a selecion of camp owners, guides and marketeers for their favourite books on Africa. Aardvark Safaris will be at the Hay Festival, the world famous book festival at Hay-On-The-Wye. Join us for the Aardvark Safaris’ sponsored event – ‘Our ... Read more

March 14th 2019  |   Travel, Shop  |  by   Richard Smith
Family arriving on a light aircraft at Angama Mara, Masai Mara, Kenya

Luggage weights on safari Luxury safaris normally include light aircraft flights to minimise travel times and maximise enjoyment. You’ll get a great bird's eye view of the scenery below, but your luggage will have to meet strict weight limits. Typically on safari your baggage weight limit will be: 20kg (44lbs) ... Read more

February 28th 2019  |   Botswana, Travel, Kenya, Shop, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by   Richard Smith
Recycled plastic boat dhow, Lamu, Kenya. The Flipflopi Project UN Environment Clean Seas Project

Kenya joins over 40 countries to have made plastic bags (including duty-free bags) illegal, with a ban imposed in 2017. Africa has been leading the global war on plastics, and to date many of southern and eastern African countries have banned plastic bags. Can I take plastic bags to Kenya? ... Read more

May 1st 2001  |   Shop, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

***Competition is now closed*** Win a pair of front row tickets to ‘Our Planet’, a talk given by the directors of the landmark Netflix series at the Hay Festival Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey OUR PLANET – Event 222 Wednesday 29 May 2019, 2.30pm Venue: Oxfam Moot at the Hay ... Read more

April 27th 2018  |   Travel, Shop  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Safari holiday booked, and the dreaming of looking like Meryl Streep in Out of Africa has come to an abrupt stop. You’ve just noticed that many fly-in safaris come with the requirement to compress your entire wardrobe into a tiny bag weighing no more than 15kgs! Now there’s a knotty ... Read more

December 1st 2017  |   Shop  |  by   Richard Smith

A variety of African safari lodges have boutiques selling gorgeous, locally made gifts.  Others can direct you to local artisans where you can buy handmade crafts straight from the workshops.  Many of your purchases will benefit communities and wildlife so if you are looking for Christmas inspiration, here are some ... Read more

November 3rd 2017  |   Travel, Shop  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Cricket Fine Art, London, is a small contemporary art gallery based in the heart of Chelsea. It is run by a friendly team of three who between them have had over sixty years experience working in the art world. Founded by Leslie Pratt in 1996 the gallery represents a selection ... Read more