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March 18th 2019  |  Family Safaris, Kenya, Travel  |  by  Roxy Cox

‘They’ll never remember it' were Dad’s parting words, as my husband and I set off for the airport. He was referring to my boys Jasper and Dudley who are four and one and who have just joined us on a trip to Kenya…… ‘What’s the best age to take children ... 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

March 14th 2019  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith
Family arriving on a light aircraft at Angama Mara, Masai Mara, Kenya

Luggage weights on safari Luxury safaris normally include light aircraft flights to minimise travel times and maximise enjoyment. You’ll get a great bird's eye view of the scenery below, but your luggage will have to meet strict weight limits. Typically on safari your baggage weight limit will be: 20kg (44lbs) ... Read more

March 6th 2019  |  Shop, Travel  |  by  Renate
Relaxing with a book at Planet Baobab, Botswana

Africa as a continent has always captured the imagination. We asked a selecion of camp owners, guides and marketeers for their favourite books on Africa. Botswana  The Lost World of the Kalahari - Laurens van der Post recommended by Kirstine Vercoe, African Bush Camps  Laurens van der Post was fascinated and ... Read more

March 5th 2019  |  Photography Safaris, Travel  |  by  David Murray

Our blog ‘6 camera choices for an African holiday’ gives a great round up on the types of camera you might consider on a safari holiday. This one tackles storage on-the-move and how to keep the equipment in best order while you are travelling.  We asked photographic safari specialist David ... Read more

February 28th 2019  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, 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 ten African Countries have banned plastic bags. Can I take plastic bags to Kenya? The law bans the ... Read more

February 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

February 25th 2019  |  Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Travel  |  by  Renate

Saba Douglas-Hamilton is an athropologist, elpehant conservationist and safari camp owner in Samburu, Kenya. Ahead of her UK tour in April, we asked our Facebook fans to suggest some questions for Saba. Here are the Q&A's. When is the best time to visit Samburu to see elephants – are there ... Read more

February 25th 2019  |  South Africa, Travel  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

It’s little wonder that South Africa is often referred to as a ‘world in one country’ with its spectacular, wildlife-filled national parks and reserves, white-sand beaches and sophisticated cities. The Aardvark Safaris’ team has explored far and wide and we always return with another little gem from the land that ... Read more

February 22nd 2019  |  Kenya, Travel  |  by  Alice Gully
Visiting the baby rhino © Lewa Wilderness

Kenya epitomises everything that is Africa.  It hosted the first real wildlife holidays and its diversity of landscape, people and wildlife has drawn more people on safari than any other country in Africa.  We probably still plan more holidays to Kenya than any other country in Africa.  Here are some ... Read more