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August 20th 2019  |   Family Safaris, Namibia  |  by   Richard Smith

The answer to the question ‘Is a Namibia guided safari a good holiday with teenagers?’ is without question ‘yes’. The right guide makes family logistics very easy and there are activities a plenty to keep them busy. My children are now older teenagers at 16 and 19 and, while my ... 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

March 28th 2019  |   Travel, Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Becky Thomson

Sossusvlei, one of Namibia’s most iconic and striking landscapes, is home to windswept, burnt-red dunes and the bleached white pans of Deadvlei. Framed by a deep blue sky, this spectacular scenery is particularly beautiful at dawn and dusk when the light and contrasting colours are at their most intense. Seemingly ... Read more

February 28th 2019  |   Botswana, Travel, Kenya, Shop, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by   Renate
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

February 20th 2019  |   Travel, Namibia  |  by   Richard Smith

This desert country of spectacular landscapes and unique culture is home to more wildlife than you might imagine.  It’s grabbed a fair few headlines in the travel press over the last year or so with some spectacular lodge openings.   All the more reason to go and explore.  Here are some ... Read more

January 6th 2019  |   Travel, Namibia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Amazing 10 day Namibia Under Canvas Safari Trip highlights: • Travel with one of Namibia’s most reputable and well known naturalist guides • Visit world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats • Sleep under canvas in the tree tops overlooking one of the ... Read more

November 6th 2018  |   Travel, Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

When we asked Africa’s riding safari guides and company owners for their bucket list rides in Africa, Namibia kept coming up as somewhere they were keen to explore. A plan was therefore hatched that Aardvark Safaris, together with Namibia Horse Safaris, would arrange a ‘guides’ ride’ and invite clients to ... Read more

October 16th 2018  |   Community Safaris, Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Namibia  |  by   Richard Smith

Namibia is a country of astonishing contrasts, named after the Namib – the oldest desert on the planet which creates a sea of red sand along the Atlantic coastline. Celebrated for its vast open landscapes, remote tribes and desert dwelling wildlife, it offers a safari experience like no other.  Namibia's ... Read more

August 29th 2018  |   Botswana, Travel, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Namibia  |  by   Alice Gully

Exploring the African wilderness on horseback is a magical experience.  No vehicle, no noise – just you and your horse crossing the landscape.  If you are an accomplished rider, you may already have done a multi-day riding safari, covering many miles while following the wildlife.  It’s an exhilarating option and ... Read more

June 14th 2018  |   Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We’ve always got an ear tuned to what’s happening in Africa – filtering out the good from the less good.  Sifting through new camp openings is one of the great perks of the job and visiting a new gem is always a buzz.   Among the recent safari additions here are ... Read more