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February 25th 2019  |  Mozambique, Unique Experiences  |  by  Alice Gully

Vast, often overlooked, and once Portugal’s most important African colony, Mozambique stretches all the way up the Indian Ocean cost from South Africa to Tanzania. Its beaches and island archipelagos provide the perfect setting for a number of small resorts. We’ve had a lovely time exploring here – as you ... 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

January 15th 2019  |  Botswana, Congo, Madagascar, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

Peace, space and the absence of mechanical noise are among the greatest luxuries an African holiday can offer. When stripped of the trappings of the 21st century the sounds of this incredible continent add a layer of depth to any visit, with birds, insects, animals and the breeze all adding ... Read more

January 14th 2019  |  Unique Experiences  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

We were delighted to reach the final three in the Best Specialist Tour Operator in the 2018 Telegraph Travel Awards. Although we were just pipped at the post to finish runners-up, we are very proud to have got so close out of over 70 companies in the category. Thank you ... Read more

January 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

November 26th 2018  |  Botswana, South Africa, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris, Zimbabwe  |  by  Francis Naumann

African wild dog (referred to by BBC’s Dynasties’ team as painted wolves) are endangered with current numbers estimated to be in the region of 6,000. They are found in the forests, grasslands and deserts of Southern and East Africa. The BBC Dynasties’ episode featuring them was filmed in Zimbabwe, but ... Read more

November 19th 2018  |  Kenya, Unique Experiences  |  by  Richard Smith

Lion, the next episode in the BBC TV ‘Dynasties’ series follows the Marsh Pride of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Stars already, from the earlier documentary ‘Big Cat Diary’, this episode offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of these iconic African predators. We caught up with author of Savannah Diaries and ... Read more

November 12th 2018  |  Kenya, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris  |  by  Alice Gully

The area around Laikipia Wilderness Camp has one of the fastest growing populations of wild dog in Africa. Their territories are huge but within a small area there are two wild dog packs. Tracking them by vehicle, and occasionally on foot, offers some of the best wild dogs sightings in the world ... 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