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September 2nd 2016  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Photography Safaris, Unique Experiences, 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  |   Wildlife Safaris, Photography 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, Wildlife Safaris, Photography Safaris, Tanzania  |  by   Lucinda Rome
Wildebeest gathering at the river, Kleins Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania

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

January 20th 2016  |   Community Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Madagascar, Photography Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Madagascar’s extraordinary diversity has been wonderfully captured on BBC2’s current Sunday night series. Narrated by David Attenborough, the three episodes explore the unique wildlife and distinct scenery of this ecologically distinct island. Aardvark Safaris has been planning holidays to Madagascar for over 16 years and our travel experts have visited ... Read more

October 12th 2015  |   Wildlife Safaris, Photography Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith
Running Zebra, Image credit David Yarrow

Mention Africa and many people will bring to mind one or two extraordinary wildlife photos.  We're fortunate to see hundreds of these stunning images, but how on earth to choose what makes one image better than another?  It could be the light, the setting, an expression, the pose, or a ... Read more

July 14th 2014  |   Photography Safaris, Shop  |  by   Richard Smith

A feature in an old issue of Wanderlust, which I was reading over the weekend, has started me thinking about the best binoculars for safaris. Do I Need My Own Binoculars On Safari? We often get questions regarding binoculars when clients are looking through the holiday packing list – ‘Is ... Read more