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February 25th 2019  |   Travel, South Africa  |  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, Travel, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, 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  |   Travel, Kenya, Malawi, Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda  |  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, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, South Africa, 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  |   Travel, South Africa  |  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

July 4th 2018  |   Family Safaris, Travel, South Africa, Mauritius  |  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

June 14th 2018  |   Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We’ve always got an ear tuned to what’s happening in Africa – filtering out the good from the less good.  Sifting through new camp openings is one of the great perks of the job and visiting a new gem is always a buzz.   Among the recent safari additions here are ... Read more

June 14th 2018  |   Botswana, Travel, Unique Experiences, South Africa, Zambia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Zebra migration, Jack's Camp, Makgadikgadi, Botswana

76 years – that’s the combined experience of the Aardvark Safaris sales team.  And that’s just ‘selling’ experience, not counting the number of years lived in Africa.  It’s no wonder then, that they’re a mine of information on all things African – and have at their finger-tips lots of clever ... Read more

May 29th 2018  |   Botswana, Travel, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by   Francis Naumann
Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi, Zambia

We work with hundreds of safari camps and lodges – well over 600 at the last count - throughout Southern and East Africa.   In the nearly 20 years since Aardvark Safaris started, we’ve seen plenty come and go, but there are some that have featured on itineraries almost constantly over ... Read more

May 30th 2018  |   Unique Experiences, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Sabi Sabi’s Earth Lodge is in a private area alongside Kruger National Park in South Africa. It is built into a natural slope of the earth, making it blend into the hillside. Elephants often drink from the various water sources around the lodge and love the fruits from the marula ... Read more