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February 28th 2019  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Travel, 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 ten African Countries have banned plastic bags. Can I take plastic bags to Kenya? The law bans the ... Read more

February 20th 2019  |  Namibia, Travel  |  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  |  Namibia, Travel  |  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  |  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