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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 […]

African Family Safari Trip Planning Over the Holidays

African Safari Trip Planning During Thanksgiving Dinner, – Nov. 8, 2013, Bushtracks Expeditions, Healdsburg, CA When carving out the best family vacation to Africa, there are a myriad of things to consider. With the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday quickly approaching on Thursday, November 28, many travel companies like us are bracing for the peak travel seasons. […]

African Dreams - David and Carolyn Tett Create Safari Memories, Wealth Gentry Magazine

ABOUT BUSHTRACKS EXPEDITIONS Bushtracks Expeditions’ is a premier US based family-owned luxury African safari company since 1989, with a history in Africa that goes back to 1866. We design luxury safari trips for individual, group and family tours in Africa. Our safaris are customizable to your specific desires.Email to info@bushtracks.com for your free Safari Planner […]

Live from Africa: Samantha Reports from Kruger Southern

Bushtracks’ intrepid traveler and expert safari planner, Samantha Barbitta, is thankful for the wonderful African wildlife viewing opportunities she’s having on safari in Botswana and South Africa’s Kruger Southern this week. Back at the Bushtracks office in Healdsburg, California, we are giving thanks for her photographic skills and willingness to share her African safari with us. […]

A Perfect Day in Victoria Falls

Bushtracks expert safari planner, Samantha (pictured above with Bop the elephant) enjoyed a very non-traditional Thanksgiving Day in Victoria Falls checking out two of our guests’ favorite activities: splashing at the edge of Victoria Falls at Devil’s Pool and going on an elephant safari. 7:30 AM, Livingstone, Zambia Awoke refreshed at my cottage at Tongabezi Lodge, […]

Safari Spoonful: South African Farm Milk Tart

If you’re not already familiar with this custard dessert, it is as beloved and ubiquitous in South Africa as apple pie is in the United States. It is also one more reason we are happy to work at Bushtracks, where the newest addition to the Bushtracks team, Gayle Lehman, whipped one up to share with […]

Impressions from my First African Safari

A visit to Africa is a must-do for each Bushtracks expert safari planner. Lauren, a Bushtracks associate program coordinator and a very seasoned international traveler, just returned from her first African safari, visiting reserves in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. Her first African safari was a wonderful experience, changing her perspective and dispelling some myths […]

Staff Picks: Chimpanzee Trekking at Mahale

Bushtracks expert safari planner Samantha Barbitta (pictured above at Katavi in front of a partially submerged hippo, not a boulder!) shares her fall 2016 safari to Katavi National Park and Mahale National Park, both in Tanzania. Among the many highlights of her adventure to these less-traveled destinations in Tanzania was the opportunity to go chimpanzee trekking […]

How an Expert Guide Can Improve Your African Wildlife Photos

Bob and Shirley Sanderson have been on 13 Bushtracks safaris, most recently, to southern Africa in the company of photographer Dana Allen.  Here, Shirley explains the impact that Dana Allen has had on her photography, and why she and Bob have been on five photographic trips with him. Shirley’s passion for African wildlife photos has […]

April 8, 2020
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