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February 17th 2016  |   Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Africa is not generally considered a foodie holiday destination, not even on safari. However this is not true for those of us in the know. Not only is Africa home to a mouth watering culinary offering inspired by its rich cultural heritage but boasts some of the most spectacular settings ... Read more

January 18th 2016  |   Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Think of romance and travel and what picture do you get in your head? A couple kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower, or smooching in a gondola on a Venice canal. But probably not a safari. However Africa will surprise you with the private romantic moments made for anyone ... Read more

January 12th 2016  |   Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Mauritius  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Year-round there is somewhere in Africa and the Indian Ocean with sunny days and great wildlife. Here are some of our favourite places to visit month by month. January – safari in Kenya and you’ll have superb wildlife. The Masai Mara is excellent and less visited at this time of ... Read more

November 15th 2015  |   Seychelles  |  by   Victoria Langmead

Victoria completes her tour of Aardvark Safaris' beach destinations with a flying visit to the Seychelles. She picks her favourite luxury Seychelles resorts from an area she describes as "a winning beach destination with a year round equatorial climate where pristine palm fringed beaches and warm turquoise waters await." Denis Island - ... Read more

November 15th 2015  |   Seychelles  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

I’d heard all sorts of things about the Seychelles islands including the tag “5 star location but 3 star hotels and service”, so I was delighted to be able to go and investigate for myself with my husband Peter earlier this year. Mahe Due to the way the international flights ... Read more

October 27th 2015  |   Malawi, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Pool overlooking the beach, Villa Amiza, Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

We’ve done a bit of digging through the travel press to see if their idea of the best African beach villas matched our own. Ndomo House, Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi We’d certainly agree with Will Hide who, in his Guardian article ‘Top 100 holiday beach houses: Africa and the Middle ... Read more

June 22nd 2015  |   Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith

I love a pool; more for swimming in than lazing alongside, and our clients often cite a swimming pool in their must-haves for their safari holiday. Indeed, one of the most relaxing ways to spend downtime when you are on safari is to cool off for a dip in a ... Read more

July 13th 2014  |   Seychelles  |  by   Francis Naumann

Francis, one of our most travelled safari experts, is beguiled by the beaches of the Seychelles. A thousand miles east of Africa’s mainland lies a cluster of tiny, remote islands far out in the Indian Ocean. This archipelago seems to have been scattered from a giant’s hand, strung out over ... Read more