Africa’s Wild Horizons – Aardvark Safaris’ destinations feature in Sky TV series

June 24th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, Experiences, Miscellaneous  |  by   Richard Smith
Africa’s Wild Horizons – Aardvark Safaris’ destinations feature in Sky TV series

Sky TV’s ‘Africa’s Wild Horizons’ features many of the African destinations we know and love as it journeys across some of the continent’s most diverse ecosystems and important breeding grounds.

The first series features six episodes:

Episode 1 looks at South Africa’s Waterberg region where little disruption to the wild environment has allowed the natural world to flourish.  It is home to a range of private reserves working to repopulate and protect endangered wildlife species and since it is malaria free is a wonderful destination for family safari holidays.

Classic Waterberg Scenery at Marataba Founders’ Camp

Places to stay: Ant’s Hill, Leobo, Marataba Founders’ Camp

Episode 2 takes us to the Vredefort Dome, a geologist’s delight some 75 miles west of Johannesburg, which is the largest known meteorite structure on earth, formed around 2,023 million years ago.

Episode 3 delves into Botswana’s glorious Okavango Delta where the shimmering waterways and lagoons, contained in a green oasis the size of Switzerland, offer a wildlife watcher’s paradise.   Aardvark Safaris’ co-owner Alice Gully gives some tips on the best time to travel to the Okavango Delta in this article.

Superb wildlife viewing in the Okavango Delta close to Xigera Safari Lodge

Places to stay:  Xigera Safari Lodge, Letaka Safaris, Mma Dinare Camp

Episode 4 features Wild Swaziland (now known as Eswatini), one of Africa’s smallest countries but with a wonderfully varied wildlife population.

Places to stay:  Phophonyane Lodge

Episode 5 explores The Kalahari Desert which straddles Botswana and South Africa, forming a startling contrast with the wetlands of the Okavango Delta.  Home to much more life than it might at first appear.  This report, from an Aardvark Safaris’ educational trip, gives you a little glimpse of what you can expect here.

The Motse

Enchanting wildlife in the Kalahari. Habituated meerkats at Tswalu

Places to stay:  Jack’s Camp, Tswalu, Meno a Kwena

Episode 6 descends into the extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic crater whose plains are filled with wildlife at the highest density found anywhere in Africa.

One of Ngorongoro Crater Lodge’s magnificent sundowner spots perched on the crater edge

The crater is undoubtedly spectacular but there’s plenty else to see in Tanzania – here are some of our top suggestions.

Places to stay:  Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Entamanu Ngorongoro, Gibb’s Farm

The five episodes in series two feature South Africa and Namibia.  Conservation success stories in the Eastern Cape, the marine life off Africa’s southern tip and the towering peaks of the Cederberg mountains are the focus of the South African programmes, while the wildlife that ekes out an existence amid the extreme conditions and extraordinary scenery show Namibia at her finest.

Namibia’s rugged terrain is home to a surprising amount of wildlife

We arrange safari holidays in all of these countries so if the series piques your interest please do get in touch, chatting to people by phone or email is what we do best, and we can advise where to go to enjoy the very finest of some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife areas. Our team of experts has travelled widely throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean and can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris. We listen, we explain, we answer all sorts of questions even those you didn’t know to ask, and finally we make suggestions. If this is your first time to Africa or your twenty first, we have a team standing by to help make the planning easy and the journey the best ever. Please get in touch whatever stage you’re at.

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