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November 15th 2017  |  Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

There’s nothing like the African bush for transforming a grumpy teen into a smiling companion (I know, I’ve been there!)  They might quail at the prospect of no WiFi, Spotify or any of the other things they can’t live without, but the variety of wildlife and safari activities in the ... Read more

September 25th 2017  |  Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia  |  by  Richard Smith

Look on a map and it’s clear that Kenya and Tanzania should be the top safari and beach holiday destinations. They're renowned for their wildlife - it’s even said that Kenya was where the safari holiday was invented – and both have Indian Ocean coastlines. But not everyone wants the ... Read more

February 14th 2017  |  Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  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

September 15th 2016  |  Botswana, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat Autumn 2016: Alice reveals how she’s planned her family safari Richard reports on his eight day whistle-stop tour of Botswana, Zambia and South Africa and 16 camps We talk to Lucinda about her life organising safaris in our series of interviews with the sales team Brian ... Read more

September 12th 2016  |  Botswana, South Africa, Travel, Zambia  |  by  Roxy Cox

Roxy Cox is the newest recruit to the Aardvark Safaris' sales team. She’s got many years of experience travelling in Africa, running safari camps, and planning numerous holidays. Here she answers some questions we put to her: Aardvark Safaris: How did you end up in the safari business/what is your ... Read more

September 2nd 2016  |  Photography Safaris, Travel, Unique Experiences, Wildlife Safaris, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

A million bats in Kasanka National Park, Zambia The end of October heralds the arrival of millions of straw coloured fruit bats in a remote corner of the Kasanka National Park.  Each year they roost in the same tiny patch of woodland in a specific evergreen swamp, feeding on the ... Read more

July 2nd 2016  |  Wildlife Safaris, Zambia  |  by  Richard Smith

The remote wilderness areas of Zambia present an unrivalled opportunity to experience Africa in all its vastness and a safari here feels like a genuine adventure. David Flatman or 'Flats', a pundit and former rugby player wanted to experience a 'grown up' friends holiday with a difference with some of his ... Read more

April 14th 2016  |  Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

Canoe Safaris Canoe safaris are a fantastic way to view wildlife - you are able to visit places not accessible by vehicle and can really get under the skin of Africa. The options below offer three different ways to paddle along the mighty Zambezi River and enjoy viewing animals from ... Read more

March 3rd 2016  |  Family Safaris, Kenya, Zambia  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Aardvark Safaris teams up with Wellington College Tailor-made African travel specialist, Aardvark Safaris, is delighted to be supporting the Wellington College 2017 cricket and rugby tours.  We've been working hard behind the scenes to put together two fabulous safari holidays to help raise money for each tour.  There's a wonderful ... Read more

February 17th 2016  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, Zambia  |  by  Richard Smith

Africa is not generally considered a foodie holiday destination, not even on safari. However this is not true for those of us in the know. Not only is Africa home to a mouth watering culinary offering inspired by its rich cultural heritage but boasts some of the most spectacular settings ... Read more