Bushtracks News

United Airlines Returns to Cape Town

United Airlines will operate three nonstop flights per week between Cape Town and New York/Newark year-round. United is the only airline that flies nonstop between Cape Town and the United States. In December 2019, the airline began flying from Cape Town, and it has rapidly become one of the carrier’s most popular foreign routes. The […]


We all have an innate desire to build memories, explore new places, and connect with people.   After graduating from the University of Cape Town in 1985, I remember flying home to Zimbabwe, stepping off the plane in the early morning and being greeted by that distinct, clean smell of savannah grass – delightful memory […]

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 […]

So Why Go To Africa?

So Why Go To Africa? For over 20 years we have passionately presented the idea of traveling to Africa, and described our safaris in a thousand ways. At Bushtracks, we know, without a doubt, it is a priceless experience because we were born and raised there. But Africa’s magic is hard to convey, particularly to […]

AWF Mourns Passing of Nelson Mandela

AWF members and Bushtracks Expeditions owners Carolyn and David Tett share in the mourning of a great person, African wildlife conservationist and leader. The story below was previously posted on 05 Dec 2013 on Awf.org with the  title “AWF Mourns Passing of Nelson Mandela, Lifelong Conservationist and Political Activist” which we accessed from Bushtracks Expeditions, […]

Book Your African Safari Tour Soon to Avoid Disappointment

Recent changes at the time of the first publishing of this story (13 Jan 2014) encouraged us to recommend booking as soon as possible, and the message is still important today as travelers continue to compete for the same experiences in Africa. Some of the reasons for that are explained below. Heightened Interest in Africa […]

CNN Travel's 26 of the Most Stunning Places to Visit in Africa

With its expansive landscapes and formidable animal life, the world’s second-biggest continent is arguably the best for photographers. Throw in that sense of being in a place that hasn’t changed for centuries and sometimes millennia, and you get some of the most inspiring, and inspired, spots on the planet. It’s not the river they need […]

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 […]


Today Serengeti Watch reported a positive development in its work to block the proposed Serengeti Highway, which, if constructed, would cut across the northern section of the Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where over a million wildebeest annually form one of the greatest animal migrations on earth. Serengeti Watch reports that the […]

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