Activities & Culture

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Working With Conservation Organizations

In our lifetime wildlife numbers in Africa, and mostly worldwide, have plummeted by a disturbing 90 percent. You can put it down to one overriding factor – the increased human footprint. Since the fall of colonial systems African pastoralists mainly, but also wheat and maize farmers (as the locals say, ‘mealie’ farmers), have expanded across previously natural landscapes […]

The Colorful Tribes of Ethiopia

As a child, Jessica Antola traveled the world with her family to places like Tibet, Antarctica and India. She always kept a camera handy to record her adventures, inspiring her later in life to find places off the beaten path. Jump forward a few decades, and the photographer from Brooklyn took her curiosity and her camera […]

The Serengeti Migration in Eastern Africa

“The Migration is truly one of the wonders of the animal world; a million and more animals playing out their lives in the Serengeti eco-system, watched all the way by lions, hyenas and crocodiles looking for dinner. So, what is the best time and where is the best place to catch this spectacle?” The Serengeti Migration is more complex than […]

Victoria Falls Video - Luxury Safaris to Southern Africa by Air

Although Victoria Falls constitutes neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, their claim to be the largest is based on a width of 1.7 km (1 mile) and height of 108 m (360 ft), forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The falls’ maximum flow rate compares well with […]


In December 2013, when we took our two kids on their 5th safari in Africa in Madikwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa, up by the Botswana border, we had the great pleasure of learning more about some fascinating creatures – great and small. From many aspects, this lesser known private reserve in South Africa […]

Jane Goodall Celebrates Her 80th Birthday Today

Bushtracks Honors the World’s Foremost Champion of Chimpanzees. Happy Birthday to Jane Morris Goodall! Born 80 years ago today on 3 April 1934 in London, Jane is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, and is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream […]

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