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August 9th 2015  |   Botswana, Wildlife Safaris, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe  |  by   Alice Gully
Zulu, showjumping with a view of Kilimanjaro

Meet the 16 best safari horses in Southern and Eastern Africa; from the brave, ‘rock’ Tsingtao who boxes at a charging elephant, to quirky camel jumping Fidelio, to internationally travelled racing star Bon Jovi, to Olympic eventers’ choice San, and the caring Rafiji who sensed her rider's epileptic fit. Tales of a safari ... Read more

August 3rd 2015  |   Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Alice Gully

Although some riding safari options require that you are an expert rider, proficient at all paces, there are plenty of others where children, beginners or novice riders can enjoy a riding safari experience. Here’s our pick of some of the best African riding safaris for groups with beginners and mixed ... Read more

August 2nd 2015  |   Wildlife Safaris, Shop  |  by   Richard Smith

The Hunt Book competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who has taken part.   If you 'like' our Aardvark Safaris Twitter page and retweet the following tweet you will be entered in a competition draw to win a copy of the BBC book that accompanies the BBC series ... Read more

July 28th 2015  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by   Alice Gully
Girl with a grey horse and giraffe, Ants Hill and Ants Nest, Waterburg, South Africa

Many of Africa’s most famous riding safaris cater for experienced riders aged 16 and over, but for families wishing to travel with younger children, there’s still plenty of choice – and excitement. Here’s our pick of the best African family riding holiday for those under and over 14, and adult beginner riders. ... Read more

July 16th 2015  |   Botswana, Riding Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

African Horseback Safaris With over 40 horses to choose from, there’s a mount to suit most riders here.  You’ll need to be fit enough to ride for up to six hours at a time, and experienced enough to stay on at all paces.  Fulfil these criteria and you’ll enjoy a ... Read more

July 15th 2015  |   Wildlife Safaris, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park is one of my favourites for a holiday in Africa. The tented camps and lodges sit alongside the Zambezi River, which allows you to enjoy amazing wildlife viewing from your room, and you're free to safari on foot, by vehicle, in a canoe or by ... Read more

July 7th 2015  |   Riding Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully
Lone Ranger Photographer: Ride Botswana

I've scoured my various holiday albums and over the years I have been on quite a few African riding safaris - here are some of the best riding safari photos in Africa. 1  African Horseback Safaris, Botswana African Horseback Safaris runs riding holidays in the Okavango Delta in Botswana 2 Singita Grumeti ... Read more

June 30th 2015  |   Travel  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

View the latest safari offers from Aardvark Safaris After a successful weekend joining forces at the Clubathon in June, Aardvark Safaris is delighted to have teamed up with Wentworth Club once more to offer an auction lot for the Black Tie Ball on Saturday 10th October, and to host a talk ... Read more

June 22nd 2015  |   Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands, Zimbabwe  |  by   Richard Smith

I love a pool; more for swimming in than lazing alongside, and our clients often cite a swimming pool in their must-haves for their safari holiday. Indeed, one of the most relaxing ways to spend downtime when you are on safari is to cool off for a dip in a ... Read more

June 8th 2015  |   Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and islands  |  by   Richard Smith
Serengeti, Namiri Plains

With UNESCO World Heritage Sites sites scattered across the African continent, I thought I’d round up some of my favourite, together with some of the reasons I believe they're worth a visit and how you might see them on an African holiday. Okavango Delta, Botswana This is one of just a ... Read more