Safari Lifestyle

Safari Sundowners: Cocktails in the Namib Desert

Lately we’re seeking relief from Healdsburg’s triple-digit summertime temperatures, and refreshing drinks are high on our list of remedies. So we asked our friends at Little Kulala Camp in the Namib Desert (people who know a thing or two about hot and dry conditions and how to treat them) to share some of their sundowner […]

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 […]

Beyond the Headlines: My Botswana Safari

Just back from two weeks in Southern Africa where he joined African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) board members in advancing African conservation efforts, Bushtracks President David Tett explains why his trip reminded him that African safaris in Africa’s wild places may offer travelers an antidote to headline-induced anxieties. I am in Africa as I write this, in […]

Bushtracks Traveler's "Wild" African Wildlife Photography

African Wildlife Photography that benefits its subjects It is hard to believe it has been over 15 years since I met Shirley Sanderson and her husband Bob at a UC Berkeley Alumni travel reception in 1999 and planned their first African safari. Eight Bushtracks safaris later, Shirley, an inspired wildlife photographer who has toted a […]

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 […]

Safari Spoonful: Amarula Dessert Recipe for the Holidays

Relive memories of your African safari — or maybe inspire your next safari — by sharing an African dish this holiday season. Learn how to make this delicious Amarula dessert and why it’s uniquely South African. Making Malva pudding with an Amarula-infused sauce may remind you of those special, only-in-Africa moments: observing in hushed whispers the antics of […]

Safari Spoonful: Serengeti Quiche

African safari camps do a wonderful job catering to the tastes of American and European travelers with a constantly changing menu prepared in some of the most remotely placed kitchens on earth. This safari spoonful is an easy-to-make quiche I enjoyed after a morning game-drive at Lamai Serengeti. While camps will try to expose you to traditional African cuisine, and […]

The Romance of Solo Travel

(above) Traveler at Borana Lodge enjoys a view of Laikipia Plateau Kenya – photo by Dirk Collins   Traveling solo is one of life’s true luxuries. A stretch of time entirely devoted to following one’s own heart and interests is enormously liberating. And when Bushtracks Expeditions has planned every detail of your safari and is […]

Go your own way: Find your ideal travel style

As you know so well, no two individuals are alike. Just like African countries, actually – and safaris. The diversity of exceptional experiences to be had on the continent, in both cities and deep wilderness, is simply staggering. Here’s our go-to guide to finding your own travel style: First, about the wild places… What do […]

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