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March 13th 2017  |  Photography Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Instagram was my kids’ favourite social network before they moved on to Snapchat, but it certainly still has a place in their lives, and with 150 million daily active users it is one of the most popular social networks. From an Aardvark Safaris’ perspective, it is a great platform for ... Read more

March 2nd 2017  |  Photography Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

All safaris offer the chance for great photographs. Good guides will get you closer to wildlife than you might imagine. In fact you don’t necessarily even need a long lens as mentioned in my blog on 6 Best Cameras For A Safari. Your biggest problem is likely to be sorting the ... Read more

November 24th 2016  |  Photography Safaris, South Africa  |  by  Richard Smith

We see a lot of our clients’ wildlife photographs and we love it. It’s even more thrilling when their photos have been improved by help of a professional such as Andrew Aveley at Jaci’s in Madikwe. Best of all is a child on their first safari who has taken photos ... Read more

October 27th 2016  |  Kenya, Photography Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

“Wow, who took that?” This was the reaction I got to the photograph above of the leaping caracal taken by Michelle Dyball. As safari experts we see a lot of wildlife photos but this was something special, as were many of the others on Ken and Michelle Dyball’s website. Ken and ... Read more

October 14th 2016  |  Photography Safaris, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Which Safari Camera? There’s no right answer to the question ‘Which camera is best for a safari holiday?’ since there’s not just one type of safari, nor will there be simply one kind of holiday photo you want to bring home. So let’s look at what cameras you might take ... Read more

September 2nd 2016  |  Photography Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

A million bats in Kasanka National Park, Zambia The end of October heralds the arrival of millions of straw coloured fruit bats in a remote corner of the Kasanka National Park.  Each year they roost in the same tiny patch of woodland in a specific evergreen swamp, feeding on the ... Read more

April 25th 2016  |  Photography Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

We asked famous wildlife photographers for their favourite non-wildlife photo. Below, each photographer gives the story behind the photograph, why they chose it, and how they achieved it. Niels van Gijn - Tanzania Where possible, we've always taken our children on assignment - it does add an element of chaos, but it's ... Read more

April 15th 2016  |  Photography Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  David Murray

I'm a professional photographer who has run camps and lodges in Africa. As such I'm often asked how to photograph animals on safari. The quick answer is there isn't a simple set of rules, but I'll run you through some of my best African animal photography and explain how I took ... Read more

March 29th 2016  |  Kenya, Photography Safaris, Tanzania, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Lucinda Rome

Every year millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate from the southern plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to the lush grassland of the Masai Mara in Kenya. En-route they have to cross the Mara River, dodging the enormous crocodiles which lie in wait. These famous river crossings are an undoubted ... Read more

February 24th 2016  |  Photography Safaris, Shop  |  by  Richard Smith

Although you’ll get closer to wildlife than you can ever imagine on a safari holiday, a good pair of binoculars are still key to your enjoyment and everyone needs a pair. To help you choose the best binoculars, we’ll start with the following questions: 1. Is there a best binocular brand? ... Read more