Zanzibar in March

Where:  Zanzibar is an archipelago of islands a short distance off the Tanzania coast in the Indian Ocean Why: Some of the nicest beaches in East Africa, as well as some of the best dive spots, can be found on Zanzibar and its adjacent islands. When: In March the visibility in the tropical water is […]

February 24, 2022

Sabi Sands Game Reserve in March

Where:  Sabi Sands Private Wildlife Reserve is a 65,000-hectare reserve located on the south-western edge of Kruger National Park and shares a 50-kilometer unfenced border with the park, allowing wildlife to freely move between the two regions. Why: Sabi Sands has been recorded as having the highest density of big game in South Africa and […]

Why Visit Ranthambore National Park, India?

Ranthambore National Park is a 500-square-mile expanse of lush jungle, golden savanna, towering cliffs, and lotus-filled lakes. The park is located in southeastern Rajasthan, about 80 miles from Jaipur. Once the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the park is reputed to be the best place in the world to see elusive Bengal […]

Our Safari Forecast for November

Ah, November… the season of respite when the rains finally sweep across the dry African plains. The smell of petrichor fills the air as storm clouds gather and break every few days in electrifying downpours that last a few hours. The bush is still sparse, but green leaves are budding on the trees and many […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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