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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

August 25th 2017  |  Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Renate

Saba Douglas-Hamilton is both a well respected conservationist and charismatic safari camp owner.  In fact she's among our favourite people to work with at Aardvark Safaris.   An excellent guide too, Saba knows the local Samburu wildlife, particularly its elephants, intimately.  In advance of her forthcoming tour we have picked out ... Read more

September 4th 2017  |  Namibia, Riding Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by  Jo Ainscough

Claiming to offer ‘the ultimate riding experience in the most hauntingly beautiful place on this planet’ is pretty bold.  But that’s exactly the promise Namibia Horse Safaris make on their website.  Would they, I wondered, as I joined their Damaraland ride a couple of months ago?  The answer, absolutely yes ... Read more

July 27th 2017  |  Kenya, Tanzania, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Richard Smith

Africa's great wildebeest migration is the biggest movement of animals on earth.  The annual trek from the southern plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara, and back again, sees the wildebeest battle crocodile infested rivers, predatory lions, hyenas, and opportunistic leopards.  If you’re planning to include time ... Read more

June 30th 2017  |  Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Alice Gully

You don’t have to be a mountain goat to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  With the right planning and a bit of training, the summit of the world’s tallest free standing mountain is entirely accessible to anyone.  Here are some top tips from Aardvark Safaris: Go with a reputable company There are ... Read more

June 23rd 2017  |  Botswana, Maldives, South Africa, Tanzania, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

We've planned hundreds of African safari honeymoons and beach holidays. We've shared our honeymoon planning secrets here to ensure your African honeymoon is unforgettable for you both. Go quickly Wedding excitement fades fast. The fun and furious party space of the night before is likely a sticky-floored bomb-site the following ... Read more

June 8th 2017  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Guiding riding safaris through ‘your’ patch of the African wilderness on a daily basis is surely one of the best jobs ever.  But are these lucky few ever tempted to ride elsewhere, either in Africa or the rest of the world?  We’ve asked some of the guides we work with ... Read more

April 28th 2017  |  South Africa, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

We've picked the best places surrounding Cape Town to visit for day trips out around the beautiful Cape. From bracing coastal scenery, secluded bays to lush Wineland vineyards, there is something for everyone. Kalk Bay A gem on the False Bay coastline, Kalk Bay is known for its raw beauty, interesting shops, ... Read more

April 19th 2017  |  South Africa, Travel, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Cape Town is awash with superb restaurants and you’ll find styles and prices to suit all tastes. However as tables at places like La Colombe are hard to come by, and the Tasting Room is about to close its doors, we felt it was time to get some local advice ... Read more

April 10th 2017  |  Family Safaris, Kenya, Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Recently featured on the BBC’s ‘Amazing Hotels:  Life Beyond the Lobby’ series, Giraffe Manor is more than a lovely Kenyan hotel.  Sharing your breakfast coffee and eggs with a Rothschild giraffe is one of Africa’s more unusual experiences but stay a night or two here and that’s exactly what you ... Read more