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May 10th 2019  |   Botswana, Conservation Safaris, Shop, South Africa, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Renate

Netflix’s Our Planet – narrated by David Attenborough – recently launched to worldwide audiences. We catch up with director Alastair Fothergill as his five-year mission becomes TV reality. The series was directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who ran the BBC Natural History Unit and produced The Blue Planet, Planet ... Read more

March 14th 2019  |   Shop, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith
Family arriving on a light aircraft at Angama Mara, Masai Mara, Kenya

Luggage weights on safari Luxury safaris normally include light aircraft flights to minimise travel times and maximise enjoyment. You’ll get a great bird's eye view of the scenery below, but your luggage will have to meet strict weight limits. Typically on safari your baggage weight limit will be: 20kg (44lbs) ... Read more

March 6th 2019  |   Shop, Travel  |  by   Renate
Relaxing with a book at Planet Baobab, Botswana

Africa as a continent has always captured the imagination. We asked a selecion of camp owners, guides and marketeers for their favourite books on Africa. Aardvark Safaris will be at the Hay Festival, the world famous book festival at Hay-On-The-Wye. Join us for the Aardvark Safaris’ sponsored event – ‘Our ... Read more

May 1st 2001  |   Shop, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

***Competition is now closed*** Win a pair of front row tickets to ‘Our Planet’, a talk given by the directors of the landmark Netflix series at the Hay Festival Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey OUR PLANET – Event 222 Wednesday 29 May 2019, 2.30pm Venue: Oxfam Moot at the Hay ... Read more

April 27th 2018  |   Shop, Travel  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Safari holiday booked, and the dreaming of looking like Meryl Streep in Out of Africa has come to an abrupt stop. You’ve just noticed that many fly-in safaris come with the requirement to compress your entire wardrobe into a tiny bag weighing no more than 15kgs! Now there’s a knotty ... Read more

December 1st 2017  |   Shop  |  by   Renate

A variety of African safari lodges have boutiques selling gorgeous, locally made gifts.  Others can direct you to local artisans where you can buy handmade crafts straight from the workshops.  Many of your purchases will benefit communities and wildlife so if you are looking for Christmas inspiration, here are some ... Read more

November 3rd 2017  |   Shop, Travel  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Cricket Fine Art, London, is a small contemporary art gallery based in the heart of Chelsea. It is run by a friendly team of three who between them have had over sixty years experience working in the art world. Founded by Leslie Pratt in 1996 the gallery represents a selection ... Read more

October 17th 2017  |   Community Safaris, Shop  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Many of the lodges we work with will have small shops on site selling anything from safari clothing to beaded jewellery. If you are driving from lodge to lodge you’re very likely to pass roadside traders selling metallic animals, basket ware and other goods. And there are some hidden gems ... Read more

July 19th 2017  |   Shop, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith

When I started to help plan holidays to Africa in 1999 the standard luggage allowance on light aircraft was just 12kg. Most safari destinations have increased this to 15kg and many have gone to 20kg. However this still doesn’t allow you to pack your whole library and the kitchen sink ... Read more

May 18th 2017  |   Shop, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith

Will my mobile phone work on safari? Many of us rely on mobile phones when at home. Mobile phones will work in the majority of safari camps and lodges and on the sections of a safari holiday in Africa’s major cities. Certain countries including Kenya and South Africa offer greater coverage ... Read more