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April 11th 2024  |   Photography Safaris, Experiences  |  by   Amelia

With so much incredible scenery and wildlife, an African safari goes hand in hand with a desire to capture the experience on camera. Those moments on “film” are the ultimate way to share the story of your safari, and there’s no better way to experience the thrill of great wildlife ... Read more

April 9th 2024  |   Riding Safaris, Travel, Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

Riding safaris are a wonderful way to view Africa’s scenery and wildlife.  Experienced riders can enjoy exhilarating safaris, riding at speed alongside plains wildlife or quietly tracking elephant and buffalo.  For the less experienced  who would still like some riding during a safari, there are plenty of options for shorter, ... Read more

April 9th 2024  |   Riding Safaris, Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

How to plan the perfect riding safari 1. Plan ahead The best riding safaris take only a few riders at a time and fill up quickly so you need to be booking well ahead of your proposed holiday.  Riding safaris that run on scheduled dates are usually launched a year ... Read more

April 2nd 2024  |   Family Safaris, Travel, Countries, Mauritius, Experiences, South Africa  |  by   Jo Ainscough
Wild dogs at Morukuru Owner's House, South Africa

South Africa’s safari areas are some of the best on the continent, while Mauritian hospitality is often used as a byword for quality of service and it has beaches to match the high standards of the hotel personnel. A triangle of direct flights make it easy to combine a safari ... Read more

March 28th 2024  |   Family Safaris, Unique Experiences, Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Dreams of a safari in Africa evoke images of iconic wildlife, epic landscapes, and sundowners against a stunning backdrop of the setting sun. A safari is the perfect multi-generational family holiday with something for everyone from tiny tots to grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Whether celebrating a big birthday, a retirement, ... Read more

March 28th 2024  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Georgie Harding Newman

As one of the volunteers and key fundraisers at Kivuli Trust Kenya, I’d like to take the opportunity to share our story. Kivuli Trust was established to support children with mental and physical disabilities who attend Gilgil Special School alongside a mainstream neighbouring school. These “forgotten” children receive specialist education ... Read more

March 28th 2024  |   Kenya, Countries, Unique Experiences, Miscellaneous  |  by   Jo Ainscough

Kenya offers some really special places to stay that can be taken on an exclusive basis whether you are two people or twelve, on safari or at the beach. With its amazing wildlife and pristine white sand beaches, the country has plenty to offer including superb camps that cater for ... Read more

March 28th 2024  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Countries, Mauritius, Experiences, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Jo Ainscough

We all know travelling with teens comes with its unique set of challenges: they operate in a different time zone to other humans, can have the attention span of a goldfish and really only like hanging out with other teens—much less Mum and Dad. So is it mad to plan ... Read more

March 22nd 2024  |   Family Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Experiences, Unique Experiences, Miscellaneous  |  by   Jo Ainscough

Not all safari tour operators are the same. You want to find one with a reputation for planning excellent family safari holidays and that's where we come in, with 25 years of experience we know how to help you plan your perfect family safari. I've been planning family safaris for ... Read more

March 14th 2024  |   Family Safaris, Unique Experiences, Experiences, Miscellaneous  |  by   Alice Gully

An african safari is a trip of lifetime and a family holiday many belive is best expereinced when children are older and can really appreciate all that it offers. We have over 25 years' experience organising family holidays here at Aardvark Safaris, that's a statement we would heartily dispute.  Safaris ... Read more