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June 30th 2017  |  Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Alice Gully

You don’t have to be a mountain goat to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  With the right planning and a bit of training, the summit of the world’s tallest free standing mountain is entirely accessible to anyone.  Here are some top tips from Aardvark Safaris: Go with a reputable company There are ... Read more

June 23rd 2017  |  Botswana, Maldives, South Africa, Tanzania, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

We've planned hundreds of African safari honeymoons and beach holidays. We've shared our honeymoon planning secrets here to ensure your African honeymoon is unforgettable for you both. Go quickly Wedding excitement fades fast. The fun and furious party space of the night before is likely a sticky-floored bomb-site the following ... Read more

June 8th 2017  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Guiding riding safaris through ‘your’ patch of the African wilderness on a daily basis is surely one of the best jobs ever.  But are these lucky few ever tempted to ride elsewhere, either in Africa or the rest of the world?  We’ve asked some of the guides we work with ... Read more

May 26th 2017  |  Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda  |  by  Alice Gully

It's always exciting to receive news from the riding safari guides in Africa. Their stories and pictures make it hard to be sitting at a desk in the UK, rather than on a horse in the bush. Here’s a round-up of recent news and new safari rides. A first for ... Read more

February 20th 2017  |  Tanzania, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

Most of us have fond memories of messing around in swimming pools as kids – jumping in, bombing, or being thrown in the air by our parents. I also vividly remember my first visit to Somalisa Camp in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park and watching elephants drinking from the swimming pool ... Read more

February 14th 2017  |  Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

I love an African holiday planning challenge, and while most of what I do is help to plan safari holidays, as a (lapsed) marathon runner I also get asked for my input on marathons in Africa, so I’ve rounded up some brief information on five of the most iconic. We’ve ... Read more

January 20th 2017  |  Ethiopia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

With chimpanzees sharing 99% and gorillas 98% of DNA with humans, they are our closest living relatives. Both are among a number of 'key species' of primates on many people's safari wish lists. The others we get asked for most regularly include lemurs and gelada baboons. Chimpanzees Chimps in Uganda ... Read more

January 4th 2017  |  Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat Winter 2017: Francis tackles Kilimanjaro for the second time Alice describes her wonderful family holiday in South Africa Lucinda has been back to South Africa, where she joined a rhino conservation safari, and sampled the delights of Mozambique’s beaches Jo explores the delights of a primate safari in ... Read more

December 19th 2016  |  Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Many of Africa’s primates live in remote and little visited parts of the wilderness.  Thanks to conservation and habituation programmes there are several species that can be visited as part of a safari holiday.  Just because these animals choose out of the way places to live, it doesn’t mean that ... Read more

November 10th 2016  |  Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

You cannot get any further west in Tanzania than the shores of Lake Tanganyika. It’s that remote that a light aircraft heading here from the safari hub of Arusha needs to stop and refuel midway. The airstrip ends at the lake shore, so if you have a westerly wind and ... Read more