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July 2nd 2020  |   Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

We are confident that as well as being the most exciting, romantic, beautiful and richly rewarding continent on Earth, Africa will also be one of the safest places for a holiday once we are allowed to travel again.  During the Coronavirus hiatus, safari camps and lodges have devoted time to ... Read more

June 24th 2020  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, Ethiopia  |  by   Francis Naumann

Ethiopia is a big country, more than four times the size of the UK, and it’s the sort of place that an aficionado could spend years travelling around thanks to its rich history, vibrant cultures and amazing scenery. There is also some intriguing wildlife,  plentiful activity on offer, and the ... Read more

April 29th 2020  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

We are often told that we should blow our own trumpet by guests who use our service and vast experience to plan holidays.  It feels un-British and a bit boastful, but in recent weeks our guests' support and kind words have reassured us that what we offer is invaluable. We ... Read more

April 8th 2020  |   Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

With all manner of eccentric characters and exotic wildlife, Africa has provided rich content for writers past and present. Whether you enjoy fiction, biography or auto-biography there’ll be something to pique your interest and transport you to another world.  Here’s a quick look at some favourites among our team: Jess ... Read more

October 9th 2019  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by   Richard Smith

Chimpanzees live in rainforest and wet savannah across several countries in central and East Africa and Aardvark Safaris offers guests the opportunities to track these charismatic animals in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Generally active during the day, chimpanzees spend much of their time on the forest floor foraging for food ... Read more

October 9th 2019  |   Botswana, Community Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith

The original safaris were walking safaris and this is still one of the best ways to really experience Africa. With an expert guide alongside you, you’ll sense things around you in a way much more vivid than you would from a vehicle. It may be the case that you're not ... Read more

September 26th 2019  |   Botswana, Travel  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

This exceptional safari destination is a rare combination of desert and delta, coupled with staggering amounts of wildlife.   If you want a classic safari amid Africa’s iconic big species, with wonderful guiding and lovely accommodation then look no further than this irresistible paradise.  Here are some highlights from our travels ... Read more

September 16th 2019  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, Uganda, Congo  |  by   Alice Gully

The slowly growing mountain gorilla population is one of the conservation success stories of our time and a gorilla tracking safari is a highly rewarding experience. The only way to find these jungle kings is on foot, with a guide and a team of scouts.  If you are looking for ... Read more

September 1st 2019  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Conservation Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

We’ve put together several, bucket list-amazing, sabbatical holidays and thought we should share how brilliantly a jaunt to Africa can activate the re-set button.  Running from two weeks to two months (or more), these trips can be planned as part of a worldwide holiday or stand alone, and for couples, ... Read more

August 14th 2019  |   Family Safaris, Travel, South Africa  |  by   Rosanna Pile
Rosanna and family on a half term holiday in Cape Town at the harbour

Cape Town in February half-term was perfect for getting away from the British winter and enjoying warm temperatures and long sunny days.  From London it’s a direct overnight flight and with very little time difference it didn’t mess up the children’s (George aged 2 and Bella aged 5) sleep patterns ... Read more