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April 9th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith
Singita Explore sundowners, Grumeti, Tanzania 

Mobile safaris are the original and most authentic way to experience Africa’s wilderness.  Their exclusivity lies in access to private patches of exquisite habitat, totally private wildlife viewing, and a real sense of adventure. They range in style from the very simple to extremely comfortable.  Try one and we guarantee ... Read more

March 12th 2018  |  Botswana, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Seychelles, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Charlotte Opperman
North Island, Seychelles

African islands come in all shapes and forms, from palm studded jewels in the Indian Ocean to enclaves in the middle of the Okavango Delta.  They can all have the tag ‘exclusive’ attributed to them in one way or another - here are some of our hand-picked favourites. Wildlife paradise ... Read more

March 8th 2018  |  Botswana, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Unique Experiences, Zimbabwe  |  by  Charlotte Opperman
Robin Pope Safaris, group walking safaris in Zambia

Safari is a rewarding holiday for anyone wanting to travel alone. Whether you want to join a small group of like-minded travellers or have a tailor-made safari itinerary planned just for you, there are hundreds of possibilities. In fact, of all the trips we organise, it’s probably only self drive ... 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

February 12th 2018  |  Travel, Unique Experiences, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

A bit of background first Victoria Falls is an essential stop on many southern African safaris - it is southern Africa’s adventure centre with plenty to do, and a wide choice of hugely different places to stay.  It’s where Aardvark Safaris was born too, with founders John Spence and Richard ... Read more

January 19th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Alice Gully

Walking safaris are intense, thrilling and fascinating.  Walking with an expert guide allows you to hear, smell, touch, and see every detail of Africa. It enlivens the senses and you see the small things that are invisible from a vehicle. You won’t get quite as close or travel as far, ... Read more

January 15th 2018  |  Botswana, Kenya, Photography Safaris, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Richard Smith

All safaris offer the chance for great photographs. Good guides will get you closer to wildlife than you might imagine and your biggest problem is likely to be sorting through the hundreds of photos you’ve taken.   One of the very best ways to get close-up shots – or just to ... Read more

January 12th 2018  |  Botswana, South Africa, Travel, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by  Charlotte Opperman

Sitting in the back of a vehicle, watching the African wildlife and scenery unfold before you is one of the true pleasures of a safari. If you’ve not done it before here’s a quick look at what to expect. Your first experience of a game drive is likely to be ... 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

November 7th 2016  |  Conservation Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel, Uganda, Wildlife Safaris, Zimbabwe  |  by  Renate

Seeing a giraffe on safari is mesmerising, especially for children. Immersing your family in the wildlife and their surroundings will ensure they appreciate them and later in life. Considered to be calm and thoughtful, giraffe safaris are suitable for all ages. Where can I see the biggest giraffe herds? Where can I ... Read more