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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

January 21st 2019  |  Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Africa’s mountains and hills provide wonderful terrain for climbing, with options ranging from tackling some of the world’s great peaks to gentler climbs amid high hill scenery.  Among the best options are those found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and South Africa. Many of these mountains and hills have ... Read more

November 26th 2018  |  Botswana, South Africa, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris, Zimbabwe  |  by  Francis Naumann

African wild dog (referred to by BBC’s Dynasties’ team as painted wolves) are endangered with current numbers estimated to be in the region of 6,000. They are found in the forests, grasslands and deserts of Southern and East Africa. The BBC Dynasties’ episode featuring them was filmed in Zimbabwe, but ... Read more

October 25th 2018  |  South Africa, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman
Morukuru Beach Lodge with Indian Ocean views, De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa

It’s no surprise that South Africa regularly tops the travel surveys. It’s a destination with so much on offer, from spectacular safaris and beautiful beaches to sophisticated city life and off-the-beaten-track wonders. There’s always plenty going on behind the scenes and here’s a brief look brief look at what’s new, ... Read more

August 28th 2018  |  Conservation Safaris, Madagascar, Namibia, Photography Safaris, South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Olly Johnson

I’m Olly Johnson and amongst other things I am a wildlife photographer. I’ve been to Namibia and loved it, but since really getting into wildlife photography my main focus so far has been native wildlife in the UK and Europe.  However, I'm off to South Africa later this month and ... Read more

July 4th 2018  |  Family Safaris, Mauritius, South Africa, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith
Wild dogs at Morukuru Owner's House, South Africa

South Africa’s safari areas are some of the best on the continent, while Mauritian hospitality is often used as a byword for quality of service and it has beaches to match the high standards of the hotel personnel. A triangle of direct flights make it easy to combine a safari ... Read more