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July 4th 2018  |   Family Safaris, Travel, Mauritius, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith
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

June 22nd 2018  |   Family Safaris, Travel, Zambia  |  by   Alice Gully

Zambia offers a huge range of activities tailored to family safaris, there is masses to see and do in Livingstone, known as Afica's adventure captial, boating and canoeing in the Lower Zambezi as well as walking safaris. Accommodation choices are good, ranging from simple bush camps to luxury as well ... Read more

November 27th 2017  |   Family Safaris, Kenya  |  by   Fynn Carey

I love it when we have kids to stay on safari. There are so many fun things to do in the bush and it's boring doing them on your own! So when we have guests to stay with kids with me at Laikipia Wilderness it’s really exciting. There are lots of ... Read more

November 15th 2017  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Travel, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

There’s nothing like the African bush for transforming a grumpy teen into a smiling companion (I know, I’ve been there!)  They might quail at the prospect of no WiFi, Spotify or any of the other things they can’t live without, but the variety of wildlife and safari activities in the ... Read more

November 28th 2016  |   Family Safaris, Travel, South Africa  |  by   Alice Gully

This two week safari combines the best of a classic South African family safari with a stopover in Cape Town and some exploration along the Cape coast.  One of the wonderful things about going to South Africa for October half term is the temperature; it's spring so perfect if you ... Read more

October 28th 2016  |   Family Safaris, Travel, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

We started helping families plan safari holidays pretty much from the inception of Aardvark Safaris in 1999. Back then a combination of Jaci’s Safari Camp in Madikwe Game Reserve and Ant’s Nest in the Waterberg was our clients’ favourite holiday. Seventeen years later, is the original still the best? Both ... Read more

June 23rd 2016  |   Botswana, Family Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

Botswana is one of my favourite safari destinations, and regularly tops the 'holiday destinations to visit' list in the travel press. Botswana safaris offer a glittering selection of wildlife, and an equally dazzling waterworld of the Okavango Delta. With such diverse wildlife areas, incredible and dramatic game viewing is guaranteed ... Read more

May 9th 2016  |   Family Safaris, Kenya  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Taking your children on a family safari is a magical experience. But it’s quite different to two weeks in the Mediterranean. Where to stay, what to see, and the range of safari activities to choose from can seem bewildering at the start. While every safari country offers something different and special, ... Read more

January 25th 2016  |   Family Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

I've been planning family safaris for over 20 years, including holidays for my own family to Mauritius, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa. Whether it's your first holiday in Africa, or a return visit taking your children for the first time, there are a few things to think about ... Read more

December 2nd 2015  |   Family Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

A family safari holiday is on the wish list for many parents and as Mike Unwin said in the Independent “If you get the details right, a trip to view Africa's amazing wildlife can be the ultimate adventure for parents and children”. Getting it right on a standard family holiday ... Read more