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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 20th 2019  |  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

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

January 15th 2019  |  Botswana, Congo, Madagascar, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

Peace, space and the absence of mechanical noise are among the greatest luxuries an African holiday can offer. When stripped of the trappings of the 21st century the sounds of this incredible continent add a layer of depth to any visit, with birds, insects, animals and the breeze all adding ... Read more

November 9th 2018  |  Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

The BBC TV David Attenborough series "Dynasties" followed a whoop of chimpanzees in Senegal, but it is also possible to track chimpanzees in  East African too. Chimpanzees live in rainforest and wet savannah across several countries in central and East Africa and Aardvark Safaris offers guests the opportunities to track ... Read more

October 23rd 2018  |  Tanzania, Travel  |  by  Becky Thomson

As part of our training at Aardvark Safaris every member of the sales team travels on familiarisation trips, affectionately known as a ‘fam trip’, to trial camps and safaris first hand. My recent fam trip included a circuit of Northern Tanzania – an area in which we organise many holidays. ... Read more

August 13th 2018  |  Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Gorilla tracking comes high on many people’s wish lists and the reality of seeing our close cousins in the wild, in Uganda or Rwanda, never disappoints. Chimp tracking is also an unforgettable experience as you watch their primate antics and family group dynamics. For those of us who've tracked chimps, ... Read more