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May 20th 2022  |   Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Saba Douglas-Hamilton rose to fame as an elephant conservationist and TV presenter on the BBC series This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries. Saba returns to the UK for the first time in 3 years for a brand new tour. She will travel to 22 venues around the UK. See ... Read more

April 11th 2022  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Wildlife viewing is so much more than sitting in a vehicle - there are myriad activities on offer, all of which allow interesting ways to view Africa's landscapes and animal residents from a different perspective. Riding safaris - one to add to the list if you want to really feel ... Read more

April 7th 2022  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Step into a hide and you enter another world of wildlife viewing.  These fabulous observation posts whether fixed, floating, up high or down low, offer an enthralling and peaceful way to spend a few hours.  Some are even set up for overnight stays to catch the wildlife at dawn and ... Read more

March 24th 2022  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

Tip number two in the Daily Telegraph’s five golden rules for travel in 2022 was to ‘make packages your priority’. Editor Nick Trend pointed towards ATOL licensed companies like Aardvark Safaris as offering “the best holidays with the best protections.” Financial protection aside (although the value of that shouldn’t be ... Read more

March 22nd 2022  |   Drumbeat Newsletter, Wildlife Safaris, Interviews, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Spring 2022 There's a buzz around the office, our phones are ringing, safaris are being planned, our clients are travelling, and we have loved your stories about getting back to Africa. Among the safari ideas and news we cover in this issue of Drumbeat are: ... Read more

February 23rd 2022  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

Seeing a rhinoceros, the two horned beast that seems to be a relic of the age of dinosaurs, in Africa’s wilderness is one of life’s greatest thrills. Making sure you're in the right place, with a good guide alongside you, is the best way to improve your chances of seeing ... Read more

February 23rd 2022  |   Primate Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

African wildlife includes a number of primates seen across many countries, such as baboons and monkeys, as well as others which are found in just a few places, or in the case of lemurs, just one. It’s these primates with more localised ranges, which feature on people’s ‘must see’ lists, ... Read more

February 21st 2022  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Capable of living in any habitat with a plentiful supply of food and water, the elephant is native to 37 African countries. Although most of their range is in protected land, habitat loss and poaching pose long term threats, and with numbers currently around 415,000 the species is on the ... Read more

February 18th 2022  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Lucinda Rome

Lion, leopard, and cheetah – the feline trio that comprise Africa’s big cats – offer some of the most exciting wildlife viewing you will find on safari. Superb predators, they each have their own distinct set of characteristics though, sadly, all share a spot on the endangered list with degradation ... Read more

February 17th 2022  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Giraffe are among Africa’s most enchanting animals.  Spotting a head peering over the top of an acacia tree or admiring the effortless ease with which they canter across the plains never fails to delight.  They are rarer than many would think, with current estimates suggesting just over 117,000 giraffe in ... Read more