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December 5th 2021  |   News  |  by   Richard Smith

Update 5 December 2021 So things changed again on 25 November 2021 with the UK government advising against 'all but essential travel' to countries across Southern Africa and requiring those travelling to the UK from those countries to quarantine in hotels. We are prioritising communication with our clients due to ... Read more

November 25th 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Safari works on so many levels as a celebratory holiday and is a wonderful choice as a last hurrah before children flee the nest. So well in fact, that my own children – who at 26 and 27 are well past the nest fleeing stage - will still drop everything ... Read more

November 18th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Escaping the reaches of WiFi or a mobile phone signal is quite a challenge these days. For those keen to enjoy a holiday without interruption there are still pockets of Africa where you can – though even here, evading the mobile is becoming increasingly difficult. Here are some of the ... Read more

November 15th 2021  |   Maldives, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

When we added Maldives to the Aardvark Safaris’ portfolio in 2017, I spent a happy few weeks sourcing images and writing descriptions for a plethora of idyllic sounding tropical island resorts. By the time I’d finished I had written ‘barefoot luxury’ so many  times I confess that I did wonder ... Read more

November 5th 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Bucket list experiences come thick and fast on safari and it's easy to tick off several in a single day.  Whether it's riding with the wildebeest, meeting remote tribes, viewing a particular animal species or taking a mokoro through the Okavango Delta, just let us know and we can arrange ... Read more

November 1st 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

We’ve put together several, bucket list-amazing, sabbatical holidays and thought we should share how brilliantly a jaunt to Africa can activate the re-set button.  From two weeks to two months (or more), these trips can be planned as part of a worldwide holiday or stand alone, and for couples, families ... Read more

October 25th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Step into a safari vehicle and you’ll likely spot a couple of well-thumbed field guides on the dashboard.   I’d wager that it’s the feathered, rather than animal variety, which will be the thicker. With an extraordinarily broad range of climate and habitat, sub-Saharan Africa holds a mind-boggling array of country-specific ... Read more

October 15th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, News, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Travel to Africa is back and many of our favourites have space until the end of the year. If you fancy some winter sunshine and can get away in the next few months there are deals to be done.  If you can book now, it's a great time to go ... Read more

October 8th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, Uganda  |  by   Jo Ainscough

Short trip The recent introduction of internal flights from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest means that even if you are short on time, it's now possible to spend a few days gorilla tracking here.  Head for Bwindi Lodge in the far west of Uganda where more than half the world's ... Read more

October 8th 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

The Republic of the Congo is a former French colony and one of six countries that make up the Congo Basin. Second in size to the mighty Amazon, the forests of the Congo Basin contain the greatest number of mammals, primates, birds, amphibians, fish and swallowtail butterflies in Africa.  More ... Read more

October 8th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Malawi, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Short break Malawi is one of the friendliest places in Africa, where true African hospitality is at its very best.  If you are short of time, Lake Malawi is very 'doable' and you will find wide Malawi smiles meeting you at every turn, fresh home-grown, sun kissed food, and clear ... Read more