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March 21st 2019  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

As part of a series of events to celebrate our 20th birthday in October we've put together these spring special offers from some of our favourite camps.  A number are exclusive to Aardvark Safaris' clients and they range from an unbelievable last minute deal in Botswana to a glorious Seychelles ... Read more

July 4th 2018  |   Kenya, Travel, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Alice Gully
Herd of rhino, Solio Lodge, Laikipia, Kenya

Combining wonderful wildlife viewing in Kenya with a few nights on the idyllic island of Zanzibar is a classic safari and beach holiday combination. Kenya safari There are many great safari areas in Kenya but if you had to choose just a couple to visit then you won’t go far ... Read more

May 1st 2018  |   Travel, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Mnemba island reef snorkelling

A discussion on African islands would not be complete without mentioning those on the East African coast, many enmeshed with a trading history over hundreds of years. The largest, Zanzibar, also known as the “Spice Island”, is an island state within the United Republic of Tanzania and was once one ... Read more

February 20th 2018  |   Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands, Zimbabwe  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Lemuria Seychelles

A few days on the beach complement a safari perfectly.  It’s a great way to prepare for, or relax after, the early morning safari starts.  The enormous variety in accommodation style along Africa’s glorious Indian Ocean coastline – from barefoot chic hideaways to resort-style hotels – means there is something ... Read more

October 17th 2017  |   Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

There’s an African beach out there to suit every taste and budget. We’ve rounded up some of the best here, but as it’s impossible to give detailed information in a few words, please give us a call for more ideas on Africa’s best beach retreats. Families A few seaside days ... Read more

January 13th 2016  |   Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Richard Smith

You’ve seen Big Cat Diary, watched Out Of Africa, and sat breathlessly through numerous wildlife documentaries narrated by David Attenborough. Now you want to go on your first safari holiday. Where should you go? What can you see? Which Country For Your First Safari Holiday? Africa is huge, with the ... Read more

January 12th 2016  |   Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands, Zimbabwe  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Year-round there is somewhere in Africa and the Indian Ocean with sunny days and great wildlife. Here are some of our favourite places to visit month by month. January – safari in Kenya and you’ll have superb wildlife. The Masai Mara is excellent and less visited at this time of ... Read more

June 22nd 2015  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith

I love a pool; more for swimming in than lazing alongside, and our clients often cite a swimming pool in their must-haves for their safari holiday. Indeed, one of the most relaxing ways to spend downtime when you are on safari is to cool off for a dip in a ... Read more

June 8th 2015  |   Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Richard Smith
Serengeti, Namiri Plains

With UNESCO World Heritage Sites sites scattered across the African continent, I thought I’d round up some of my favourite, together with some of the reasons I believe they're worth a visit and how you might see them on an African holiday. Okavango Delta, Botswana This is one of just a ... Read more

May 29th 2015  |   Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Richard Smith
Best African dive sites

Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline contains some of the world’s finest coral reefs and offers wonderfully varied diving holidays from the warm tropical waters around northern Mozambique to the cooler seas off South Africa’s Cape coast. Several marine parks and reserves line the coast of Kenya, continuing down to even better ... Read more