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May 20th 2022  |   News  |  by   Richard Smith

Spring/summer 2022 update We were pleased to see a sensible relaxation of the rules for those arriving back into the UK. Across Africa and the Indian Ocean arrival testing is sometimes still required although we are gradually seeing countries remove the need for PCR tests for those with up to ... Read more

May 20th 2022  |   Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, Tanzania  |  by   Lucinda Rome

There are few other thrills as great as that experienced when standing on Africa’s highest point, the 5,895m Uhuru Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. Many people love the idea of taking on this iconic challenge and, with the right team alongside you, it’s possible to do it in greater comfort than ... Read more

May 20th 2022  |   Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Saba Douglas-Hamilton rose to fame as an elephant conservationist and TV presenter on the BBC series This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries. Saba returns to the UK for the first time in 3 years for a brand new tour. She will travel to 22 venues around the UK. See ... Read more

May 13th 2022  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

Safaris come in many guises and there is something wonderful in Africa for everyone, however active or peaceful you wish to be.  If you plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro it’s useful to have a reasonable level of fitness, likewise if you are planning an eight-day riding safari you need to ... Read more

April 25th 2022  |   Family Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

We recently spotted a journalist writing that he wouldn't recommend a safari holiday for children under ten.  Given that we have over 22 years' experience organising family holidays here at Aardvark Safaris, that's a statement we would heartily dispute.  Safaris have rightfully earned their place as wonderful family holidays and ... Read more

April 11th 2022  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Wildlife viewing is so much more than sitting in a vehicle - there are myriad activities on offer, all of which allow interesting ways to view Africa's landscapes and animal residents from a different perspective. Riding safaris - one to add to the list if you want to really feel ... Read more

April 7th 2022  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Step into a hide and you enter another world of wildlife viewing.  These fabulous observation posts whether fixed, floating, up high or down low, offer an enthralling and peaceful way to spend a few hours.  Some are even set up for overnight stays to catch the wildlife at dawn and ... Read more

April 4th 2022  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

The latest episodes of BBC’s Dynasties 2 series have featured spectacular cinematography from two areas in which we organise safari holidays. If you have been captivated by the elephants of Amboseli and cheetahs of Liuwa Plain (the programme returns to Liuwa in episode four to focus on hyena) then here ... Read more

March 31st 2022  |   Unique Experiences, Zambia  |  by   Lucinda Rome

We have a couple of last minute spaces available on Lucinda's hosted safari to Zambia in June.  Put together as part of a series of safari holidays hosted by some of the most experienced travellers in the Aardvark Safaris’ sales team, Lucinda will be heading to Zambia on 9th June ... Read more

March 31st 2022  |   Family Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

It wasn't very many years ago that safari camps only catered for adults, and children under 12 years old simply weren’t allowed. Then, around the turn of the century, came Jaci’s Safari Lodge and Ant’s Nest, both in South Africa. Children were actively encouraged at these camps, with safari activities ... Read more