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Past Traveler Stories

Namibia Sand Dunes with Teens

“You took four teenagers to Namibia? Seriously?” Well, yes. Namibia is a pretty serious place.  When my sister and I were looking into a family excursion for summer 2017 we were looking for something out of the ordinary. We’d booked two other trips to Africa with Bushtracks, and loved their below-the-radar, greased skids approach to an African […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lucy, Diamonds, and Africa by Private Jet

For Bushtracks blogger and avid traveler Ellen Ludwig all that glitters is not gold: Africa travel tops her wish list this holiday season. Here’s why she’s got her eye on the upcoming 2018 Incredible Africa by Private Jet expedition, hosted by anthropologist Donald Johanson. My husband tells me I read through the Bushtracks brochures like I […]

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 […]

In Our Traveler's Words

“Seeing a leopard in a tree, an elephant matriarch leading her herd, wild dogs feeding their pups, or lions enjoying family time gives us a glimpse of what the Garden of Eden was like.” – Shirely Sanderson & Bob Sanderson Bushtracks Expeditions travelers Shirley and Bob booked their first safari – a group trip up […]

April 15, 2020
Past Traveler Stories

Give Them the Holiday Gift of a Lifetime: A Luxury African Safari

Duba Plains Camp in the Okavanga Delta GIVE THEM THE HOLIDAY GIFT OF A LIFETIME – A LUXURY AFRICAN SAFARI David Tett, Owner, Bushtracks Expeditions, Healdsburg, CA – December 4, 2013 This holiday, give them an adventure of a lifetime with an African safari and watch their eyes light up with excitement and wonder. This […]

April 14, 2020
Past Traveler Stories

IN OUR TRAVELERS' WORDS: THE WILLIAM FAMILY ON SAFARI IN KENYA

“While taken together we have travelled to all of the 7 continents, and none of us has had a better time than this last expedition to Kenya. I have travelled to Africa many times, with my first visit in 1965 and my last several visits facilitated by Bushtracks Expeditions. I took this photo (above) of […]

Expert Packing Tips from a 10-Time Bushtracks' African Safari Veteran

Packing for an African safari is always a challenge, and Bushtracks often takes last-minute calls from guests seeking help packing their bags, which is understandable. You’ll be away from home over two weeks, traveling in places where it is hard to pop out for extra socks or your favorite brand of sunscreen. And maximum weight […]

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