Planning Tips and Tools

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

In December 2013, when we 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 Africa […]

Cape Town Family Safari Escape in South Africa - Bushmans Kloof Resort

You can’t beat Cape Town for a perfect mix of stunning landscapes, culture, history and a world-class food and wine scene – but, what’s in it for your kids, really? There’s more than enough in Cape Town to fill two or three action packed days for your family. But adding a few days of outdoor […]

How to Spot a Leopard in South Africa

When you are ready to begin planning your trip to Africa, the first safari you will take is often of the online, bewildering type: researching camps and parks with not a lot to go on. If you haven’t explored it already, www.bushtracks.com offers one-stop-shop planning tools to help design your dream safari. We’ve applied over […]

Best Places to Stay in Uganda: Bwindi Safari Lodge

The Bwindi Safari Lodge is among the best places to stay in Uganda and is a Bushtracks favorite. The Bwindi Safari Lodge in Uganda overlooks the primeval Bwindi Forest, home to gorillas, monkeys, chimpanzees and birds.  Tracking gorillas in the so-called ‘impenetrable’ forest is a magical experience.  At this stunning eco-lodge with eight bandas, clients […]

Africa's Finest by David Bristow and Colin Bell

Fans of our blog may recognize the name of Bushtracks Expeditions Guest Blogger and Specialist Guide David Bristow who is based in Cape Town, South Africa. What they may not know is that David Bristow is a book author, who cowrote ‘Africa’s Finest’ with Colin Bell. Read on to learn more! Africa’s Finest (Hardcover) by […]

PICKING THE BEST PHOTO EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR SAFARI

Given the endlessly captivating subject matter, every safari is a photographic safari, and every traveler, from the casual photographer to the serious shutterbug wants to return home with an array of stunning wildlife images to share. Unforgettable photographs begin with selecting equipment that takes Africa’s unique conditions and the range of camera options into consideration. […]

Best Horse Safaris in Botswana & Kenya

David Bristow details unforgettable African adventures and landscapes by horseback, including our Botswana and Victoria Falls Horseback Safari. Walking is a good way to experience the African bush, but riding a horse is so much easier. If you can ride a horse. You can go so much further than when walking. And  you can trot […]

Congratulations to the Okavango Delta! The 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site Designee

On June 22, 2014 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) voted to recognize Botswana’s Okavango Delta as its 1,000th World Heritage Site, and only the second World Heritage Site in Botswana. The Okavango Delta now joins a list of the world’s most treasured cultural and natural sites, including the Pyramids, the Great Barrier […]

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