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January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Renate

Safari accommodation in Africa offers diversity to match that of its amazing scenery, but little beats the adventure, romance and real safari feel of staying under canvas in a classic tented camp.   Close the zip at night and you are enclosed in a wonderfully comfortable cocoon, yet still part of ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Renate

When Africa’s wildlife first became of interest to the outside world, the only way to see it was to load wagons with the supplies and equipment needed to sustain you for several weeks and set off into the bush on a long expedition. There are many more convenient and comfortable ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Renate

Walking safaris are intense, thrilling and fascinating.  Walking with an expert guide allows you to hear, smell, touch, and see every detail of Africa. It enlivens the senses and you see the small things that are invisible from a vehicle. You won’t get quite as close or travel as far, ... Read more

January 15th 2018  |  Botswana, Malawi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, winter 2018: Richard Preston takes a familymoon in the Seychelles Francis looks at little known Ruaha and Selous in Southern Tanzania The Aardvark Safaris travel doctors - our team answers your questions Aardvark Safaris co-owner, Richard Smith, talks about his life arranging safari holidays We ... Read more

January 12th 2018  |  Botswana, South Africa, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Sitting in the back of a vehicle, watching the African wildlife and scenery unfold before you is one of the true pleasures of a safari. If you’ve not done it before here’s a quick look at what to expect. Your first experience of a game drive is likely to be ... Read more

November 30th 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