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February 2nd 2021  |   South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Wild – The Timbavati Spreading luxuriantly over much of north eastern South Africa, the Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves, a treasure trove of wildlife in a region of exceptional natural beauty and an essential part of any South African safari. The Kruger stretches for over ... Read more

February 15th 2021  |   Namibia  |  by   Richard Smith

Wild – Sossusvlei Safari in Namibia and you will come away raving about the landscapes, the colours and the changing hues. The most famous of all is, perhaps, the incredible landscape of Sossusvlei where the wind constantly sculpts and re-sculpts the majestic dunes, their other-worldly beauty standing vivid against the ... Read more

February 1st 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

The final episode of David Attenborough’s BBC series ‘A Perfect Planet’ looked at the role humans play in the changes to the earth’s weather, oceans and living world. The alteration of these ‘life support systems’ and the impact this has on the natural world is described in vivid detail. From ... Read more

January 19th 2021  |   Botswana  |  by   Lucinda Rome

Botswana is an exceptional safari destination, a rare combination of desert and delta, coupled with staggering amounts of wildlife. If you want a classic safari amid Africa’s iconic animals, with wonderful guiding and lovely accommodation then look no further than this irresistible paradise. Zip between safari areas by light aircraft ... Read more

January 18th 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

If you think you’ve ‘done’ Africa, but haven’t been to Namibia you still have so much to look forward to. This phenomenally beautiful county of spectacular landscapes and unique culture is home to more wildlife than you might imagine. With nearly half the country conserved in parks or community run ... Read more

January 15th 2021  |   Unique Experiences, Zambia  |  by   Alice Gully

Perhaps not so widely known outside the safari industry as some of her neighbours, Zambia holds a special place in Aardvark Safaris’ history as the country where many of us fell under Africa’s spell. Remote bush camps scatter the fabulous wilderness, elegant safari houses overlook elephant-filled rivers, the walking here ... Read more

January 13th 2021  |   Unique Experiences, Tanzania  |  by   Francis Naumann

During six years' guiding in Tanzania I travelled across much of this superb safari destination. Roughly four times the size of the UK, Tanzania is a very big place, and one of the most complete safari destinations on the African continent, with phenomenal wildlife populations, some of Africa’s best known ... Read more

January 11th 2021  |   Travel, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Perhaps best known for presenting Masterchef, it was inevitable that part of the focus for ITV’s South Africa With Gregg Wallace would be food.  While it was veterinary work on a leopard in the Amakhala Reserve that made him most emotional in the first episode, his taste buds were clearly ... Read more

January 6th 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Cameraman Gordon Buchanan followed two cheetah families on South African reserves in this two part BBC documentary, aired on BBC2 and available on iPlayer. In the north of the South Africa is the huge Tswalu Reserve, home to the first cheetah family whose mother is named Savannah by Tswalu guides. ... Read more

January 5th 2021  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

The first episode of David Attenborough's new BBC series, 'A Perfect Planet', featured several spots in Tanzania.  If you are interested in planning a safari in this supberb destination here's a brief guide to the highlights.  We've concentrated on  some ideas in Northern Tanzania which has more than its fair ... Read more