Our African Heritage

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 […]

April 15, 2020
Our African Heritage

The Bushtracks Story: Luxury Africa Safari Video

Interview with Bushtracks owner and President David Tett The first version of this article was posted on 25 Nov 2013 at 8:38 AM.

April 15, 2020
Our African Heritage

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 […]

What is an African Safari?

A safari /səˈfɑri is an overland journey, usually a trip by tourists to Africa. Traditionally, the term is used for a big-game hunt, but today the term often refers to a trip taken not for the purposes of hunting, but to observe and photograph animals and other wildlife. There are some other things that a […]

Optimizing Your Safari: 10 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Safari Company

DOES THE SAFARI COMPANY CREATE AUTHENTIC AFRICAN SAFARI EXPERIENCES? Africa is in our blood because we were born and raised there. It means we create authentic safari experiences based on six generations of family in Africa, and more than 20 years of hands-on experience. Other companies have little or no African heritage to guide them. Other companies? No. Bushtracks? Yes. DOES THE AFRICAN SAFARI COMPANY UNDERSTAND […]


In December 2013, on safari in South Africa, my family and I got very close to a pack of African wild dogs (or Lycaon pictus).  If you scroll down, after reading, you will be able to watch our video of the African Wild Dogs we saw.   African Wild Dogs Are Unique To Africa (lions […]

African Jackal in Wolf's Clothing

Ecologist and science journalist, and Bushtracks guest blogger, Cheryl Lyn Dybas explores the recent discovery of the gray wolves living mysteriously amongst Africa’s golden jackals, something which ancient Egyptians may have known long ago. In The Time of the Jackal Gods It is 2494 B.C., Egypt’s Fifth Dynasty.  A procession makes its way to a sun-temple, […]

Biking Safaris in Africa for a Cause

HOW MY CYCLING SAFARI BECAME CYCLING FOR A CAUSE When your father is David Tett, Bushtracks president and co-founder, Africa is in your blood, and biking is a way of life. Here, David’s 13 year old son Porter, shares his impressions on biking safaris in Africa with his dad, and how that experience inspired him to fundraise for […]

I Can’t Wait to Get Back to Africa

I’m heading back to Africa next week on what I expect to be a very exciting, inspiring and productive visit. Although I always enjoy an excuse to head back home to southern Africa, this trip is all about conservation, and addressing how the African Wildlife Foundation can more effectively respond to the many threats facing […]

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