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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

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

May 8th 2019  |   Travel, Unique Experiences, Uganda  |  by   Alice Gully

Gorillas are Uganda’s big wildlife draw, and are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park. The greatest population of Uganda’s gorillas are in Bwindi, around six hours by vehicle, or a short light aircraft flight, from the capital Kampala via Entebbe. The lush rainforest vegetation means tracking can ... Read more

February 28th 2019  |   Botswana, Travel, Kenya, Shop, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, 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 many of southern and eastern African countries have banned plastic bags. Can I take plastic bags to Kenya? ... Read more

January 21st 2019  |   Travel, Kenya, Malawi, Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda  |  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

October 3rd 2018  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, Uganda  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We’re calling it now: 2018 is going to be a great year for primate safaris. From new luxury lodges to gorilla habituation safaris, guests will be treated to incredible design, thoughtful collaborations with local communities, and memorable money-can’t-buy wildlife experiences.  Read on for our top picks of the exciting, new ... Read more

March 2nd 2018  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Rwanda, Unique Experiences, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by   Alice Gully

Nobody ever forgets the first time they met a mountain gorilla face to face. The world’s largest primate is massively powerful yet amazingly gentle and caring, and remarkably we share more than 97% of our DNA with them. Even old safari hands, who have seen every country, and enough lions ... Read more

May 26th 2017  |   Travel, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by   Alice Gully

It's always exciting to receive news from the riding safari guides in Africa. Their stories and pictures make it hard to be sitting at a desk in the UK, rather than on a horse in the bush. Here’s a round-up of recent news and new safari rides. A first for ... Read more

September 14th 2018  |   Travel, Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Unique Experiences, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda  |  by   Richard Smith

I love an African holiday planning challenge, and while most of what I do is help to plan safari holidays, as a (lapsed) marathon runner I also get asked for my input on marathons in Africa, so I’ve rounded up some brief information on five of the most iconic. We’ve ... Read more

January 20th 2017  |   Travel, Wildlife Safaris, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

With chimpanzees sharing 99% and gorillas 98% of DNA with humans, they are our closest living relatives. Both are among a number of 'key species' of primates on many people's safari wish lists. The others we get asked for most regularly include lemurs and gelada baboons. Chimpanzees Chimps in Uganda ... Read more