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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  |   Travel, Shop  |  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  |   Travel, Shop  |  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

March 3rd 2017  |   Travel, Shop  |  by   Richard Smith

I asked for travel app suggestions from the teams in our Hampshire and Scotland offices. From the many ideas I've chosen the five most passionately argued for, or those recommended at least twice. All the following are available on iThings and Android and are free, except where noted. Vamoos – ... Read more

October 17th 2016  |   Shop  |  by   Renate

From the quintessential Christmas hamper to classic safari items that you can use year round as well as on your holiday, we’ve pulled together twelve top luxury Christmas gift ideas to delight the African safari and wildlife fan in your life. 1 Christmas Hamper - Babylonstoren £140 This fully-laden hamper from Babylonstoren brings ... Read more

October 14th 2016  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Photography Safaris, Shop  |  by   Richard Smith

Which Safari Camera? There’s no right answer to the question ‘Which camera is best for a safari holiday?’ since there’s not just one type of safari, nor will there be simply one kind of holiday photo you want to bring home. So let’s look at what cameras you might take ... Read more

July 27th 2016  |   Interviews, Shop  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Somnambulist 4 elephants walking in a line blue sky watercolour art Simon Stevenson 1920 1280

Simon Stevenson, together with his wife Kate, has travelled to Africa with Aardvark Safaris a number of times. Simon is a wildlife artist whose work is displayed on We asked him some questions to find out more about the man behind the easel. Please tell us a little of ... Read more

March 3rd 2016  |   Wildlife Safaris, Shop  |  by   Richard Smith

A quick scan of the Aardvark Safaris’ bookshelf leads to a debate in the office as to the best photographic book on African wildlife and how many we should include in our recommendations for World Book Day 2016 on 3rd March. We’ve come up with these classic books covering various areas ... 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

October 13th 2015  |   Shop  |  by   Alice Gully

I love Patrick Mavros’ silver work which is made more special for me as I worked in Zimbabwe as a skipper of catamarans and for a riding safari operation. The Mavros family is from Zimbabwe, with Patrick having worked as a baker and soldier before crafting a pair of earrings ... Read more