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What is the Ngorongoro Crater?

The Ngorongoro is part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation ea and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area, is recognized by one private organization as one of the seven […]

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 […]

Book Your African Safari Tour Soon to Avoid Disappointment

Recent changes at the time of the first publishing of this story (13 Jan 2014) encouraged us to recommend booking as soon as possible, and the message is still important today as travelers continue to compete for the same experiences in Africa. Some of the reasons for that are explained below. Heightened Interest in Africa […]

The Best Times of Year to Go on an African Safari Trip

Planning Your African Safari One Year in Advance For many of us, January is a time to finalize travel plans for the upcoming year. If long-range planning is your thing, you’ve probably already done your research on the destinations you’d like to explore, and are ready to start getting specific about dates and accommodations for […]

April 14, 2020
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Bushtracks' Top 3 Romantic African Safari Getaways

Africa and romance have been synonymous at Bushtracks ever since Bushtracks’ founders David and Carolyn Tett honeymooned in Motopos National Park in Southern Zimbabwe in 1990. Twenty four years, and many trips later, we still think there are few better places in the world to enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner than at a table for […]

The Serengeti Migration in Eastern Africa

“The Migration is truly one of the wonders of the animal world; a million and more animals playing out their lives in the Serengeti eco-system, watched all the way by lions, hyenas and crocodiles looking for dinner. So, what is the best time and where is the best place to catch this spectacle?” The Serengeti Migration is more complex than […]

The Serengeti: A Destination for all Seasons

Google “Serengeti Migration” and you will see that the Great Migration of zebras and wildebeest is alternatively dubbed the One of the 7 Natural Wonder of Africa, One of the 10 Natural Travel Wonders,  One of the 7 New Wonders of the World, or even the 8th Wonder of the World. The Serengeti Migration certainly […]

Top 5 Reasons to Visit South Africa

A year-round destination with a great climate Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east, South Africa enjoys a temperate climate, with some regional variation, but a very low annual rainfall overall, making it a destination for all seasons, and ideal for building a custom safari (with options […]

ON SAFARI IN SOUTH AFRICA SPOTTING A ROYAL BEETLE

Last December, when Carolyn and I took our two kids on their 5th safari in Africa in Madikwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa, up by the Botswana border, we had the great pleasure of learning more about some fascinating creatures – great and small. From many aspects, this lesser known private reserve in South […]

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