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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...

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...

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...

Latest Stories

Safari Sundowners: Cocktails in the Namib Desert

Lately we’re seeking relief from Healdsburg’s triple-digit summertime temperatures, and refreshing drinks are high on our list of remedies. So we asked our friends at Little Kulala Camp in the Namib Desert (people who know a thing or two about hot and dry conditions and how to treat them) to share some of their sundowner […]

Namibia Sand Dunes with Teens

“You took four teenagers to Namibia? Seriously?” Well, yes. Namibia is a pretty serious place.  When my sister and I were looking into a family excursion for summer 2017 we were looking for something out of the ordinary. We’d booked two other trips to Africa with Bushtracks, and loved their below-the-radar, greased skids approach to an African […]

Bushtracks Family Safari Guests Make AWF donation

It wasn’t all fun and games for the 37 Bushtracks travelers who visited Manyara Ranch this summer. They also presented John Salehe, Director of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), and Fidelis Olekashe, the ranch manager, with a donation of $3,700 towards the Manyara Conservancy on June 26, 2017. Owned and operated by the Manyara Conservancy, […]

In Our Travelers' Words: Serengeti Safari

In June 2017 children’s book author Lori Stewart (pictured above, right) took her first trip to Africa on a Bushtracks safari spanning the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, and Uganda. “I thought it might be my only trip to Africa,” she said, ”so I wanted to see as much as possible, from the big herds to […]

Safari Dining: Wildebeests & Cream Puffs

Ever wondered what dining in an African safari camp is like? Five-time Bushtracks traveler and guest blogger Ellyn Ludwig details her own safari dining experience in the Serengeti and explains why your African safari may not be the best place to start a diet. “Don’t look now but there’s a guy with a table on […]

Choosing Between Eastern & Southern Africa Safaris

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…

2017 Family Safari Recap, or What I Did on My Summer Vacation

In June 2017 Bushtracks welcomed 37 guests to East Africa on two departures of the Tanzania Family Safari. Take a look at the pictures shared by the travelers, and you’ll see that a good time was had by all ages: from grandparents to grandchildren, and everyone in between. You’ll also see that the friendships formed […]

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 […]

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