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November 6th 2018  |  Namibia, Travel, 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, Namibia, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  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, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, Travel  |  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

August 28th 2018  |  Conservation Safaris, Madagascar, Namibia, Photography Safaris, South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  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

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

June 12th 2018  |  Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris, Zambia  |  by  Alice Gully

Listen to a gathering of African safari experts chat and you’ll likely hear the word ‘fundi’ banded around.  Translated from Swahili it means 'expert' or 'learned' and is a great word to describe our sales team.  While information on the more mainstream safari offerings is easy to come by, they ... Read more

May 29th 2018  |  Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel  |  by  Francis Naumann
Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi, Zambia

We work with hundreds of safari camps and lodges – well over 600 at the last count - throughout Southern and East Africa.   In the nearly 20 years since Aardvark Safaris started, we’ve seen plenty come and go, but there are some that have featured on itineraries almost constantly over ... Read more

April 9th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Riding Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Riding through the African wilderness is unlike any other safari and probably takes you as close to nature as you’ll ever get. Your horse acts as the best 4 x 4, covering the ground effortlessly and accessing areas way beyond any motorised safari. It’s an exhilarating, peaceful and entrancing way ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Safari accommodation in Africa offers diversity to match that of its amazing scenery, but little beats the adventure, romance and real safari feel of staying under canvas in a classic tented camp.   Close the zip at night and you are enclosed in a wonderfully comfortable cocoon, yet still part of ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Alice Gully

Walking safaris are intense, thrilling and fascinating.  Walking with an expert guide allows you to hear, smell, touch, and see every detail of Africa. It enlivens the senses and you see the small things that are invisible from a vehicle. You won’t get quite as close or travel as far, ... Read more