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June 12th 2019  |   Botswana, South Africa, Travel  |  by   Becky Thomson

Imagine the December sun rising quickly and high into a clear sky, warming the air around you to a temperature where you're comfortable in just shorts and a polo shirt. This happens in Cape Town and all along South Africa’s southern coast, where it’s summer from November through to February ... Read more

June 12th 2019  |   South Africa, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by   Francis Naumann

Victoria Falls, a safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, then a few days exploring Cape Town is like a like a classic sandwich with the safari as the filling.  It’s safari holiday that works brilliantly if you are looking for an exciting idea during the Easter holidays. Victoria Falls Victoria Falls ... Read more

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

April 24th 2019  |   Botswana, Maldives, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

It must be great fun designing a safari camp – we’ve come across a couple of nests, several tree houses and even some igloo inspired tents.  Read on for a round-up of some of our favourite designs. East Africa's Grand Designs Tanzania - And Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Ornate ... Read more

April 23rd 2019  |   Family Safaris, South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

The ultimate bush bedroom, Kingston Treehouse is a secure and lavish platform under the stars, the treehouse has all the 5-star comforts, but affords an experience as wild as the animals that roam beneath it.  Utterly private and intimate, located in the heart of some of South Africa’s prime wildlife ... Read more

March 21st 2019  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

As part of a series of events to celebrate our 20th birthday in October we've put together these spring special offers from some of our favourite camps.  A number are exclusive to Aardvark Safaris' clients and they range from an unbelievable last minute deal in Botswana to a glorious Seychelles ... Read more

March 15th 2019  |   Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel  |  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 25th 2019  |   South Africa, Travel  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

It’s little wonder that South Africa is often referred to as a ‘world in one country’ with its spectacular, wildlife-filled national parks and reserves, white-sand beaches and sophisticated cities. The Aardvark Safaris’ team has explored far and wide and we always return with another little gem from the land that ... Read more

January 25th 2019  |   Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Spring 2019: Alice takes a turn in the ‘ask the expert' hot seat Jess chooses her Kenyan favourites Francis picks his top end Zimbabwe camps Lucinda reports on hunting concessions turned wildlife reserves We review Africa's latest beach openings Louisa delves into South Africa’s hidden ... Read more

January 24th 2019  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith
Kanana Camp sundowners, Okavango Delta, Botswana

I take part in a couple of Twitter round tables each week. When the subject for one was ‘What today’s travellers want from 5 star resorts’ I was worried that safari camps and lodges couldn’t measure up to the great hotels of the world. Safari properties are typically in remote ... Read more