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May 10th 2019  |   Botswana, Conservation Safaris, Shop, South Africa, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Renate

Netflix’s Our Planet – narrated by David Attenborough – recently launched to worldwide audiences. We catch up with director Alastair Fothergill as his five-year mission becomes TV reality. The series was directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who ran the BBC Natural History Unit and produced The Blue Planet, Planet ... Read more

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

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

January 16th 2019  |   Congo, Rwanda, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  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

November 9th 2018  |   Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

The BBC TV David Attenborough series "Dynasties" followed a whoop of chimpanzees in Senegal, but it is also possible to track chimpanzees in  East African too. Chimpanzees live in rainforest and wet savannah across several countries in central and East Africa and Aardvark Safaris offers guests the opportunities to track ... Read more

October 3rd 2018  |   Rwanda, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  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  |   Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  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

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

September 18th 2017  |   Maldives, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat Autumn 2017: Jo explores Damaraland on a Namibia desert ride Louisa, based in the Scottish, office talks about her life arranging safari holidays Francis gives his top picks on mobile safaris Charlotte revisits the Skeleton Coast in Namibia We are thrilled to be supporting Saba ... Read more

May 26th 2017  |   Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, 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