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January 1st 2019  |   Community Safaris, Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, Interviews  |  by   Alice Gully
Frank, Samburu Mporian and Saba and her daughters, image credit Elephant Watch Camp, Kenya

Q1 When did you first come face to face with an elephant? The first time I met an elephant was when I was a babe in arms at six weeks old, when my mother introduced me, on foot to a very special elephant in Manyara, Tanzania, called Virgo. She was ... Read more

September 22nd 2015  |   Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith
Elephant safari in Kenya alongside conservationist and tv presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton

Four nights at this wonderful camp will allow you time immerse yourself in all on offer here. You can visit Iain Douglas-Hamilton’s Save the Elephants research centre, enjoy elephant watching and game drives, bush picnics and sundowners, manyatta (homestead) and school visits. If you’re feeling energetic you can hike up ... Read more

September 21st 2015  |   News  |  by   Alice Gully

**Please note this rhino raffle has now been drawn** Congratulations to Guy Spurway who wins the five night luxury safari for two people in Botswana worth over £8,000. Thank you for everyone who has donated to Save the Rhino and the Rhino Translocation project. We have raised over £5,644.84 and ... Read more

September 21st 2015  |   Conservation Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

Endangered Rhino At the beginning of the 20th century there were 500,000 rhinos across Africa and Asia. This fell to 70,000 by 1970, and further to just 29,000 in the wild today. Large-scale poaching of the now critically endangered rhino resulted in a dramatic decline from 65,000 black rhino individuals ... Read more

September 19th 2015  |   Family Safaris, Community Safaris, Kenya  |  by   Ben Forbes

Taking my family on a Kenya safari This report popped into the Aardvark inbox recently and sums up so evocatively what a Kenya family safari is all about. We’ve reproduced a snippet in the current issue of our Drumbeat newsletter but here’s Ben Forbes’ full write up of his family's ... Read more

September 10th 2015  |   Botswana, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Put together by Aardvark Safaris favourite, Great Plains Conservation, this stunning private flying adventure combines some of the most exclusive wilderness areas of Botswana and Kenya. Zooming from place to place in a luxurious private plane, and accompanied by a professional guide, you’ll enjoy exploring these premier wildlife locations while ... Read more

September 10th 2015  |   Botswana, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith

With the media currently full of travel ideas for school-leavers we started to wonder why it should be only students who take off on exotic trips around the world. If you’ve got itchy feet too, and Africa is on your to do list, then take a look at our fabulous ... Read more

August 7th 2017  |   Community Safaris, Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Four nights at this wonderful luxury tented camp will allow you time to immerse yourself in all on offer here. You can visit Iain Douglas-Hamilton’s Save the Elephants research centre, enjoy an elephant safari and wildlife drives, bush picnics and sundowners, manyatta (homestead) and school visits. If you’re feeling energetic you can ... Read more

August 25th 2015  |   Botswana, Conservation Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith
Super cute wild dog litter of pups image credit Stacy Oppenheim

Update: 2nd November: BBC’s ‘The Hunt’ documentary featured leopard and wild dog in the programme last night, so I've updated the blog to incorporate some more information. I’ve been travelling to Africa for the past 23 years and have always been fascinated by two particularly elusive predators; leopard and the African ... Read more

August 17th 2015  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Africa never ceases to amaze me; just as I think I’ve seen it all I hear of another incredible wildlife experience and the planning for my next safari begins. Wildebeest migration The wildebeest migration is world famous, spawning countless newspaper articles and making photographers such as the Burrard-Lucas brothers into ... Read more