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Bushtracks Offices

Our American Office

Bushtracks Expeditions
824 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Toll free: 1-800-995-8689
International: 707-433-4492
Fax: 707-433-0258

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PST


Our Africa Office

Phone: +27 21 433 2752

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM SAST (GMT +2)


Optimize vs. Compromise

How Bushtracks Creates an Optimized Safari Experience in Africa

Every day of our life is valuable.  Every day on vacation with family and friends is precious. Every day on safari is priceless.

Since our inception 20 years ago we have understood just how valuable your time is, and have focused our company around a single mission - to personalize and optimize every day of your safari.

It’s this singular focus that allows us to avoid compromising your experience, as others do, with outside interests and lack of knowledge.

Here is a list of eight guidelines we follow to avoid the trips that other safari companies fall in. We apply them relentlessly and ensure every day of your custom safari is personal, optimized, and priceless.

If you would like more information on custom safari trips, please download our "8 Great Reasons
to Customize Your Safari."

Optimized by Bushtracks

Compromised by Others

We take the time to truly tailor your safari from the ground up, picking every destination and camp to match your preferences.

Others often shoehorn you into an existing “custom” itinerary to save trip development time and processing cost.

We do not own any safari camps or lodges. We base our recommendations solely on what’s best for you.

Others may own or have financial interests in camps, giving them a strong incentive to drive you into their properties, which compromises the diversity of your experience.

Bushtracks is the safari operator. You talk to us directly, and we implement your preferences ourselves, in the planning and on the ground.

Others pass off your safari to a third party operator, leaving you to a company which you have not spoken to and does not fully understand your preferences.

Bushtracks creates authentic safari experiences, based on six generations of family in Africa.

Others create their American idea of a safari, with little or no heritage to guide them.

Bushtracks is built around an unusually high repeat and referral rate, so our biggest incentive is to make sure your safari is fully optimized.

Others build their business around large numbers of one-off travelers. They have little incentive to go the extra mile.

Bushtracks is trusted to operate safaris for National Geographic, Smithsonian, and African Wildlife Foundation.

Others imply “credibility” with subjective or baseless consumer magazine surveys.

Bushtracks has 20 years of experience in strategic air charter and transport which allows us to optimize your itinerary, minimize your travel logistics, and maximize your time on safari.

Others use flights that are easiest to book, often back track, incur forced overnights, increase travel time and wear and tear, and compromise your time on safari.

Bushtracks has a revolutionary online safari planning tool that gives detailed and transparent information on price, reviews, logistics, and more, and empowers you to make decisions that are best for you.

Others “package” and hide the details and lodge prices. They decide for you where you should spend your money. You’re left with little information on which accommodations you’re splurging on and even less ability to make changes.