Latest Posts
April 19th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Conservation Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

The past year has highlighted the important contribution made by international guests when it comes to funding all sorts of incredible conservation work in Africa, as well as other parts of the world. Much of this work, protecting wildlife and habitats and working with local communities, goes on behind the ... Read more

April 14th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Photography Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Africa’s wilderness areas provide a wonderful canvas for an eclectic range of learning opportunities.  Whether it’s turning twigs into bush toothbrushes or taking the first steps towards a scuba diving qualification, there’s something for everyone. Here are just a few of the incredible things you can do in the world’s ... Read more

March 29th 2021  |   Drumbeat Newsletter, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith

Inside this issue of Drumbeat, Spring 2021 With our own familiarisation trips temporarily on hold, this issue of our newsletter focusses on the highlights of all the countries in Southern and East Africa and the Indian Ocean in which we plan safaris. It's a great overview of what makes safari ... Read more

March 10th 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

The final article in our trio chatting to some of our safari guide friends looks at how they’ve coped with far fewer guests over the last year and their thoughts on what the future holds for the wilderness and wildlife. For many, the great reduction in guests has offered a ... Read more

March 2nd 2021  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

Hidden gems, local secrets and features that make wildlife viewing extra special will elevate your safari from ‘good’ to ‘extraordinary’. As out-and-out-Africa specialists we’ve got access to all sorts of behind the scenes information to help us tailor incredible safari holidays. For this article though, we thought we’d ask some ... Read more

December 16th 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Francis Naumann

We’re delighted to be sending clients back to Africa and are planning many more safaris for the coming months. With wide open spaces, few visitors and remote lodges Africa ticks all the boxes for a post-lockdown holiday. We’ve had some fun collating 10 bucket list safaris for 2021 and beyond, ... Read more

December 4th 2020  |   Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Aardvark Safaris

We’ve got 12 questions for you in this year’s Christmas quiz. Where would you find some of Africa’s iconic wildlife species as well as some animals that are probably known only by experts. Test yourself with the multiple choice questions below and let us know how you get on in ... Read more

November 6th 2020  |   Botswana, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Francis Naumann

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a magnet for superlatives, Africa’s last Eden, Paradise on Earth, all sorts of hyperbole is thrown at it. In truth, it is a truly epic place, one of pristine and delicate beauty, and intricate relationships between geography, wildlife, vegetation, water levels, migratory birds, and a mere ... Read more

November 3rd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Travel, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

If you’re planning an escape with your nearest and dearest after the enforced separation of lockdown, this fabulous selection of properties covers thousands of acres of wildlife filled wilderness and richly populated marine reefs where exclusive safaris can be enjoyed in almost total isolation. Cottar’s Bush Villa, Masai Mara, Kenya ... Read more

November 2nd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Becky Thomson

Astonishing wildlife mixed with a wealth of activities warrants Kenya’s reputation as one of Africa’s most prized destinations. A safari here offers a quintessential ‘Out of Africa’ experience to delight veteran safari-goers and new travellers alike. There's no question that Kenya is a knockout safari country, and best of all ... Read more