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September 18th 2019  |   Botswana, South Africa  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

This classic combination of pristine wilderness and city sophistication is incredibly easy to put together with South African Airways’ daily, two and a half hour flight between Maun and Cape Town.  You can leave your safari camp after the morning game drive and be in Cape Town in time for ... Read more

August 14th 2019  |   Family Safaris, South Africa, Travel  |  by   Rosanna Pile
Rosanna and family on a half term holiday in Cape Town at the harbour

Cape Town in February half-term was perfect for getting away from the British winter and enjoying warm temperatures and long sunny days.  From London it’s a direct overnight flight and with very little time difference it didn’t mess up the children’s (George aged 2 and Bella aged 5) sleep patterns ... Read more

June 12th 2019  |   Botswana, Christmas Safaris and Holidays, 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

April 23rd 2019  |   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 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 24th 2019  |   Botswana, 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, Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, 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