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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

March 28th 2022  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Co-owner of Kicheche Camps and one of our campfire favourites, Paul Goldstein is a world class safari guide and photographer, and never knowingly understated in his opinions.  He sat down for a chat with Alice Gully, co-owner of Aardvark Safaris: What's the best thing about having guests back in camp? ... Read more

March 24th 2022  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

Tip number two in the Daily Telegraph’s five golden rules for travel in 2022 was to ‘make packages your priority’. Editor Nick Trend pointed towards ATOL licensed companies like Aardvark Safaris as offering “the best holidays with the best protections.” Financial protection aside (although the value of that shouldn’t be ... Read more

March 22nd 2022  |   Drumbeat Newsletter, Wildlife Safaris, Interviews, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Spring 2022 There's a buzz around the office, our phones are ringing, safaris are being planned, our clients are travelling, and we have loved your stories about getting back to Africa. Among the safari ideas and news we cover in this issue of Drumbeat are: ... Read more

March 7th 2022  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Hemingway's Green Hills of Africa documents a month long safari with his wife in Tanzania in the 1930’s. Alongside the hills in the title of his book, he’d also have gazed up at Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, during his travels. While a wiggle in the mainly straight line border between ... Read more

March 4th 2022  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Discovering what sundowners are on a safari holiday has to be up there with some of life’s greatest moments. While the dictionary defines a sundowner as ‘an alcoholic drink taken at sunset’ the words aren’t enough to convey the powerful emotions a G&T and a great view can instil as ... Read more