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Our December Safari Forecast
Our Safari Specialists, Safari Special Offers, Staff Picks, Uncategorized
Choosing Between Eastern & Southern Africa Safaris
Destinations, Planning Tips and Tools

Safari veterans broadly divide Africa into two regions, eastern and southern. Because of the continent's enormous size, if you can narrow down your interests, focusing on one region or another makes sense during a two-week stay. As you consider the distinctive qualities of each region, it is important to note that these are generalizations only, and exceptions abound...

Optimizing Your Safari: 10 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Safari Company
Our African Heritage, Planning Tips and Tools

Selecting the right safari company goes a long way in ensuring the best experience from beginning to end – a trip that is tailored entirely to your priorities and delivers seamless logistics and excellent wildlife sightings. When considering a safari company, here are some important questions to ask. 1. Does the safari company create authentic...

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Sossusvlei, Namibia

Namibia is a land known for its unspoiled desert beauty, and no where is this more apparent than at Sossusvlei. Sossusvlei is a brilliant white salt and clay pan nestled in the midst of the huge red sand dunes of the Namib-Naukluft National Park in central Namibia. This huge arid region of shifting sand dunes, […]

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park is in northeast Rwanda. The park is a 2-hour drive from Kigali and is the last edge of the West African rainforest. Volcanoes National Park is in a mountainous region with high altitude virgin rainforests, full to the brim with vibrant and unique wildlife species. It is a travel destination like no […]

South Africa's Top 5 National Parks

South Africa is a vast country that has been blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and is one of the world’s greatest wildlife-watching destinations. Its abundance of animals includes the ‘Big Five’ of African animals, as well as a multitude of other animals, both big and small. In fact, the Rainbow Nation, as it […]

The dry season in Southern Africa

Winter in southern Africa lasts from May to August and some consider this the best time to visit – temperatures are mild, and foliage is thinning, making wildlife easier to spot. As temperatures begin to rise and the dry season progresses into September and October, water is becoming increasingly scarce and animals are drawn to […]

The key benefits of private jet travel

Bushtracks specializes in scheduled and custom journeys by private jet.  Private aviation offers many significant benefits to travelers, including a personalized flying experience, ultimate flexibility and valuable time saving. Flexibility When designing a Bushtracks expedition by private jet, we select the optimal routing and  flight departure times, taking into account time zone changes, daylight hours, […]

The flamingo migration in Makgadikgadi Pan, Botswana

The Makgadikgadi Pans are a stunning relic of one of the world’s super-lakes that formed millions of years ago and left behind visually astounding salt pans. During the rainy season (November to April), the landscape transforms dramatically as the pans fill with rain, drawing thousands of flamingos and other migrating birds, herds of zebra and […]

Grumeti River Wildebeest Crossing

More than two million animals, predominantly wildebeest, migrate from Tanzania to Kenya and back every year in search of water and grazing. The fording of rivers like the Grumeti is the culmination of Africa’s greatest natural theatre. The story begins in December in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s Ndutu region and the Southern Serengeti grasslands, when […]

Congo Basin Discovery 2023

The Congo Basin Discovery by Private Jet is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the wonders of the Congo Basin, located in Central Africa. The Condo Basin is the world’s second largest rainforest, at approximately 500 million acres, spanning across six different countries. This tropical forest is home to a plethora of fauna and flora, including […]

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

At a Glance: Where: The majestic Victoria Falls are on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Why: Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest sheet of falling water. When: The river levels are at their maximum in April or May, when the entire length of Victoria […]

Seychelles - Top 5 things to see and do in April

At a Glance: Where: Seychelles is an island republic in the Indian Ocean, close to Africa’s East Coast. Why: The Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 granite and coral islands, is famed for its magnificent natural beauty.  Numerous beaches and nature reserves may be found here, as well as unusual wildlife such as Aldabra giant tortoises. […]

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