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Exploring Africa's Wildlife and Wild Places

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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...

Expert Packing Tips from a 14-Time Bushtracks' African Safari Veteran
Past Traveler Stories, Planning Tips and Tools

Packing for an African safari is always a challenge, and Bushtracks often takes last-minute calls from guests seeking help packing their bags, which is understandable. Here, one of Bushtracks’ most well-traveled safari-goers, Cynthia Tuthill, shares her secrets for packing everything she needs for her safari into a single carry-on...

10 Camera Setup Tips for Your Photo Safari
Activities & Culture

Bushtracks specialist guide and guest blogger, David Bristow, shares his tips on setting up your digital camera to take stunning photos of African wildlife on your photo safari...

Latest Stories

Donald Johanson to Host Incredible Africa by Private Jet 2018

Donald Johanson, best known for his 1974 discovery of “Lucy,” one of the most complete skeletons of Australopithecus afarensis, was the Expedition Host of Incredible Africa by Private Jet scheduled September 2-22 in 2018. Some 60,000 years ago, Homo sapiens ventured out of Africa for the first time, initiating what has become a favorite activity of […]

Bushtracks Presentation at the Golden Gate Club with Special Guest Donald Johanson

Although it was hard to imagine a more beautiful spot than San Francisco’s Presidio illuminated by the soft glow of a harvest moon this past Wednesday evening, Bushtracks president David Tett took 100 attendees on a virtual safari to the wild beauty of Africa during his 45 minute presentation filled with stories, his favorite places […]

Lucy, Diamonds, and Africa by Private Jet

For Bushtracks blogger and avid traveler Ellen Ludwig all that glitters is not gold: Africa travel tops her wish list this holiday season. Here’s why she’s got her eye on the upcoming 2018 Incredible Africa by Private Jet expedition, hosted by anthropologist Donald Johanson. My husband tells me I read through the Bushtracks brochures like I […]

Bushtracks Supports Conservation in Africa

What do you get when you combine The Amazing Race with the challenging terrain of the Zambian bush and conservation in Africa? The Elephant Charge! This annual fundraising event puts teams in four-by-four vehicles and motorbikes in competition against one other as they race to complete a grueling course of ten checkpoints in the shortest […]

How to put a giraffe under the tree (gift wrap available)

Bushtracks invites you to think outside the box this holiday season, and surprise your loved ones with an unforgettable gift: a safari to Africa’s top reserves on the date of your choice with all of the details handled by Africa experts. More and more people are choosing to give lasting experiences over traditional presents, and […]

A New Camp for your Okavango Delta Safari

It’s not every day that a new camp opens in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, so we’re very excited to share the news about this one. Qorokwe Camp is not only beautifully and thoughtfully constructed, but gives guests a uniquely private wildlife-viewing experience in one of the world’s most famously abundant and diverse ecosystems. Deriving its name […]

WATCH: Interview with Africa by Private Jet Host Donald Johanson

Recently I had a chance to sit down and talk about our upcoming 2018 Incredible Africa by Private Jet trip with my fascinating co-host, anthropologist Donald Johanson, and found his enthusiasm for the continent just as impressive as his landmark discovery of the hominid fossil ‘Lucy.’  This video captures the highlights of our conversation. Play […]

The Bushtracks Bird: David, Goliath and the Zambezi

Amidst the thousand-plus mammal species in Africa, and the more than two thousand African bird species, why did Bushtracks adopt the Goliath heron to adorn its logo? The answer dates back to the Africa travel company’s earliest days in the late 1980’s in a London flat where two African expats – Bushtracks co-founder David Tett and […]

Beating the Safari Crowds: a Kafue Zambia Safari

In the first of three blogs on beating the safari crowds in Southern Africa, Cape Town-based guest blogger David Bristow reveals some lesser-known destinations that you’ll want to add to your safari bucket list. He begins with Kafue National Park in south-central Zambia. Q: What do Yosemite Valley and the Okavango Delta have in common? A: […]

Beating The Safari Crowds: Zambia's Luangwa Valley

In the second installment by David Bristow on alternatives to the Okavango Delta, we visit Zambia’s Luangwa Valley. Don’t you just love the names – Kafue, Luangwa, Zambezi; they spell out a litany of adventure and anticipation of the primordial wilderness. The Luangwa River is, like the Kafue, a major tributary of the Zambezi, both […]

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