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January 16th 2019  |  Congo, Rwanda, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  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

November 9th 2018  |  Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

The BBC TV David Attenborough series "Dynasties" followed a whoop of chimpanzees in Senegal, but it is also possible to track chimpanzees in  East African too. Chimpanzees live in rainforest and wet savannah across several countries in central and East Africa and Aardvark Safaris offers guests the opportunities to track ... Read more

October 3rd 2018  |  Rwanda, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  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  |  Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  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, 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

January 15th 2018  |  Botswana, Malawi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, winter 2018: Richard Preston takes a familymoon in the Seychelles Francis looks at little known Ruaha and Selous in Southern Tanzania The Aardvark Safaris travel doctors - our team answers your questions Aardvark Safaris co-owner, Richard Smith, talks about his life arranging safari holidays We ... Read more

September 18th 2017  |  Maldives, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat Autumn 2017: Jo explores Damaraland on a Namibia desert ride Louisa, based in the Scottish, office talks about her life arranging safari holidays Francis gives his top picks on mobile safaris Charlotte revisits the Skeleton Coast in Namibia We are thrilled to be supporting Saba ... Read more

January 20th 2017  |  Ethiopia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

With chimpanzees sharing 99% and gorillas 98% of DNA with humans, they are our closest living relatives. Both are among a number of 'key species' of primates on many people's safari wish lists. The others we get asked for most regularly include lemurs and gelada baboons. Chimpanzees Chimps in Uganda ... Read more

January 9th 2017  |  Rwanda, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Current estimates suggest that there are approximately 880 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild. The gorillas live in family groups in the Virunga Mountains which straddle Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda.  Visitors wishing to track these magnificent animals can do so in ... Read more

December 19th 2016  |  Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Many of Africa’s primates live in remote and little visited parts of the wilderness.  Thanks to conservation and habituation programmes there are several species that can be visited as part of a safari holiday.  Just because these animals choose out of the way places to live, it doesn’t mean that ... Read more