Latest Posts
November 16th 2017  |  Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

How well do you know African landmarks? Where are these photos from? Pit yourself against friends and colleagues with your geography knowledge Take our African Landmarks quiz... ... Read more

November 15th 2017  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

There’s nothing like the African bush for transforming a grumpy teen into a smiling companion (I know, I’ve been there!)  They might quail at the prospect of no WiFi, Spotify or any of the other things they can’t live without, but the variety of wildlife and safari activities in the ... Read more

November 3rd 2017  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Cricket Fine Art, London, is a small contemporary art gallery based in the heart of Chelsea. It is run by a friendly team of three who between them have had over sixty years experience working in the art world. Founded by Leslie Pratt in 1996 the gallery represents a selection ... Read more

October 3rd 2017  |  Madagascar, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

You love a beach, but your travelling companions need a bit more activity than relaxing in the sun by the pool or sea. It’s a scenario we encounter fairly regularly here and are happy to report that there are plenty of options to keep everyone happy. Rocktail Beach Camp A ... Read more

September 27th 2017  |  Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Seychelles, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Island resorts scattered throughout the Indian Ocean provide everything from uber five-star luxury to barefoot chic.  Whether you want to combine a beach holiday with time on safari, or are simply looking for a ‘fly and flop’ destination – there’s an island out there for you.  Here are some of ... Read more

September 4th 2017  |  Kenya, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Kenya has always been one of the top safari destinations in Africa. It has it all: wonderful people and culture, stunning scenery, good accessibility, and incredible wildlife. In many of the national parks and reserves, you have a great chance of seeing the ‘Big 5’ in one game drive. With diminishing ... Read more

July 19th 2017  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith

When I started to help plan holidays to Africa in 1999 the standard baggage allowance on light aircraft was just 12kg. Most safari destinations have increased this to 15kg and many have gone to 20kg. However this still doesn’t allow you to bring your whole library and the kitchen sink, ... Read more

July 5th 2017  |  Family Safaris, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Travelling with children can be fun, but can also be stressful. We have planned countless family safari and beach holidays. We share our tips for making sure everyone has a relaxing holiday. Opt for a pool The traditional safari day means you’ll likely have some down time during the day.  ... Read more

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 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