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June 13th 2019  |   Tanzania, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

Tanzania is one of Africa’s most classic of safari destinations. It’s got the lot: millions of wildebeest criss-crossing the Serengeti plains, snow-capped Kilimanjaro and the perfect volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater. It’s also a great spot for a family safari. In fact it gets even better if you choose ... Read more

June 11th 2019  |   Kenya, Tanzania, Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Richard Smith

As temperatures in the northern hemisphere drop to zero and the pressures of wrapping presents and stuffing the turkey rise, jetting off somewhere warm and relaxing can be just the ticket. If this sounds like you, may we point you in the direction of East Africa for your next festive ... Read more

May 1st 2019  |   Tanzania, Travel  |  by   Richard Smith

For most visitors to Tanzania, their safari takes part in East Africa’s iconic landscape of the north: perhaps watching millions of wildebeest streaming across the Serengeti, or admiring wildlife in the perfect volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater. However, there’s a world of safari away from the east-west road from ... 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

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 28th 2019  |   Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda  |  by   Renate
Recycled plastic boat dhow, Lamu, Kenya. The Flipflopi Project UN Environment Clean Seas Project

Kenya joins over 40 countries to have made plastic bags (including duty-free bags) illegal, with a ban imposed in 2017. Africa has been leading the global war on plastics, and to date many of southern and eastern African countries have banned plastic bags. Can I take plastic bags to Kenya? ... Read more

February 20th 2019  |   Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Tanzania, Travel  |  by   Roxy Cox

Roughly four times the size of the UK, Tanzania is a big place – it’s also one of the most complete safari destinations on the African continent, with phenomenal wildlife populations, some of Africa’s best known landmarks and gorgeous beaches.  The feedback from our safaris in Tanzania is always excellent ... 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