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April 21st 2021  |   News  |  by   Richard Smith

On 17 March 2020 the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised against all but essential travel for UK travellers destined anywhere around the globe for 30 days. This advice has been updated a number of times, including updating the global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel in the summer ... Read more

April 21st 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

Exploring Africa’s exceptionally rich history adds a wonderful element to a safari holiday. Of course, wildlife viewing is likely to be number one on your safari list but it’s almost impossible to visit and not be touched by the culture and history of both the people and places you encounter. ... Read more

April 19th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Conservation Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

The past year has highlighted the important contribution made by international guests when it comes to funding all sorts of incredible conservation work in Africa, as well as other parts of the world. Much of this work, protecting wildlife and habitats and working with local communities, goes on behind the ... Read more

April 14th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Photography Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Africa’s wilderness areas provide a wonderful canvas for an eclectic range of learning opportunities.  Whether it’s turning twigs into bush toothbrushes or taking the first steps towards a scuba diving qualification, there’s something for everyone. Here are just a few of the incredible things you can do in the world’s ... Read more

April 6th 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

Sharing new experiences with family and friends and taking the opportunity to ‘disconnect to reconnect’ has benefits that last for months if not years. The raw wilderness, the huge skies, open fires, smiling faces, warm evenings, delicious food, the ordered chaos and the charm and warmth of the local people ... Read more

March 29th 2021  |   Drumbeat Newsletter, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Spring 2021 With our own familiarisation trips temporarily on hold, this issue of our newsletter focusses on the highlights of all the countries in Southern and East Africa and the Indian Ocean in which we plan safaris. It's a great overview of what makes safari ... Read more

March 10th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

The final article in our trio chatting to some of our safari guide friends looks at how they’ve coped with far fewer guests over the last year and their thoughts on what the future holds for the wilderness and wildlife. For many, the great reduction in guests has offered a ... Read more

March 2nd 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

The response to our latest e-newsletter has shown us the deep desire people have to experience Africa and its special places. While we may not be able to hop on a plane just yet, there is the chance to live some of the experiences vicariously through television. Our team has ... Read more

February 23rd 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

Let’s preface the ‘close call’ part of this article with the fact that our guests travel to camps and lodges staffed by a wonderful collection of experienced and enthusiastic guides who will steer you through the bush with great knowledge and care. While we might travel to Africa once a ... Read more

February 22nd 2021  |   Kenya  |  by   Alice Gully

Wild – The Masai Mara’s Conservancies The Masai Mara is a must see in Kenya.   Most of us in the Aardvark Safaris’ team would make it one of our suggestions for people on their first safari. In fact, we’d probably also recommend it for those who have enjoyed a ... Read more

March 2nd 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Hidden gems, local secrets and features that make wildlife viewing extra special will elevate your safari from ‘good’ to ‘extraordinary’. As out-and-out-Africa specialists we’ve got access to all sorts of behind the scenes information to help us tailor incredible safari holidays. For this article though, we thought we’d ask some ... Read more