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October 9th 2019  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by   Richard Smith

Chimpanzees live in rainforest and wet savannah across several countries in central and East Africa and Aardvark Safaris offers guests the opportunities to track these charismatic animals in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Generally active during the day, chimpanzees spend much of their time on the forest floor foraging for food ... Read more

September 20th 2019  |   Rwanda, Tanzania  |  by   Alice Gully

As if tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda combined with a safari in the Serengeti wasn’t enough to warrant the moniker ‘ultimate’, we thought we’d go one better and suggest staying in some of Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges and camps to boot. Kigali, Rwanda - northern Serengeti It’s all made ... Read more

September 20th 2019  |   Rwanda, Zambia  |  by   Francis Naumann

It was a client’s request to combine Rwanda and Zambia that got me thinking about the airline routings in Africa that bring together disparate countries and experiences. The tigers in the title are tigerfish rather than the stripy forest dwelling predators, but five times a week it’s possible to leave ... Read more

September 16th 2019  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, Uganda, Congo  |  by   Alice Gully

The slowly growing mountain gorilla population is one of the conservation success stories of our time and a gorilla tracking safari is a highly rewarding experience. The only way to find these jungle kings is on foot, with a guide and a team of scouts.  If you are looking for ... Read more

March 15th 2019  |   Botswana, Travel, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We’ve gathered together some of our favourite African films and given some ideas below as to how you might star on set. A United Kingdom (Botswana) This charming film follows the true story of Bechuanaland (now Botswana) king-to-be Prince Seretse Khama’s marriage to English woman Ruth Williams.  It’s a compelling ... 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

January 21st 2019  |   Travel, Kenya, Malawi, Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Africa’s mountains and hills provide wonderful terrain for climbing, with options ranging from tackling some of the world’s great peaks to gentler climbs amid high hill scenery.  Among the best options are those found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and South Africa. Many of these mountains and hills have ... Read more

October 3rd 2018  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, Uganda  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We’re calling it now: 2018 is going to be a great year for primate safaris. From new luxury lodges to gorilla habituation safaris, guests will be treated to incredible design, thoughtful collaborations with local communities, and memorable money-can’t-buy wildlife experiences.  Read on for our top picks of the exciting, new ... Read more

March 2nd 2018  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by   Alice Gully

Nobody ever forgets the first time they met a mountain gorilla face to face. The world’s largest primate is massively powerful yet amazingly gentle and caring, and remarkably we share more than 97% of our DNA with them. Even old safari hands, who have seen every country, and enough lions ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |   Botswana, Travel, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, 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