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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 […]

WATCH: Interview with Africa by Private Jet Host Donald Johanson

Recently I had a chance to sit down and talk about our upcoming 2018 Incredible Africa by Private Jet trip with my fascinating co-host, anthropologist Donald Johanson, and found his enthusiasm for the continent just as impressive as his landmark discovery of the hominid fossil ‘Lucy.’  This video captures the highlights of our conversation. Play […]

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: […]

Beating The Safari Crowds: Zambia's Luangwa Valley

In the second installment by David Bristow on alternatives to the Okavango Delta, we visit Zambia’s Luangwa Valley. Don’t you just love the names – Kafue, Luangwa, Zambezi; they spell out a litany of adventure and anticipation of the primordial wilderness. The Luangwa River is, like the Kafue, a major tributary of the Zambezi, both […]

Digital Delta - Mapping Extremely Diverse Wildernesses

Two men from different fields are teaming up to create the future of mapping in one of most biologically diverse wildernesses on Earth… Read this amazing article about the partnership between Steve Boyes and Jer Thorp, as well the Wild Bird Trust’s most recent research expedition across the Okavango Delta: Digital Delta Two men from […]

Namibia Safaris: Exploring the Dunes of Sossusvlei

Here, the desert is almost complete: it is prehistoric, with sand in layers everywhere, bare rock peeping out between tufts of grass and a few hardy (or foolhardy) bushes, and shadows stretching away ink-black as the sun sinks. From high in our little plane the landscape looks like a rumpled brown duvet, all hills and […]

Author Jared Diamond to host 2016 Africa by Private Jet Expedition

Bushtracks is pleased to announce that Pulitzer-prize-winning author Jared Diamond will be joining Bushtracks President David Tett on the 2016 Jerusalem to Cape Town by Private Jet expedition, September 1-21, 2016. Here, Professor Diamond shares his thoughts on the expedition. The unique Bushtracks Africa by Private Jet program encompasses six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, plus Africa’s […]

Ethiopia Travel: The Bale Mountains, a Place Like Nowhere Else

The Bale Mountains are to Ethiopia what Alaska is to the contiguous USA: a world apart where everything found there is like nothing found anywhere else. Ethiopia itself is like nowhere else, a cultural island with its own language, religion and history that can be traced back to the time of the Queen of Sheba. […]

African Lion Conservation and Ewaso Lions in Samburu

It’s incredible how few people know that Africa’s lions are disappearing. We hear a lot about the threats facing elephants and rhinos, but lions are quietly slipping away. Lions have declined by 90% in just the last 75 years. One of the main drivers is conflict with people, primarily over livestock depredation. When lions attack […]

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