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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 […]

April 15, 2020
Safari Lifestyle

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 […]

April 7, 2020
Safari Lifestyle

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 […]

April 7, 2020
Safari Lifestyle

A Serengeti Safari brings peace and wildlife action

The enormous beauty of the Serengeti stars in countless films and shows – Serengeti Rules on PBS is a recent example.  The Great Migration itself is on innumerable bucket lists, and the marvelous landscapes, Maasai culture and abundant wildlife make this a year-round destination.  Despite its fame, crowds aren’t a given.  There’s room for just […]

In the Bag: Packing made easy with Bushtracks

Thought choosing a safari destination was tricky?  Wait until you try and get all your gear into a bag that is small, light and soft enough to fit into your light aircraft that will buzz you into the African wilds!  Happily, every Bushtracks Expeditions traveler gets a custom-made travel bag to turn this onerous task […]

March 24, 2020
Safari Lifestyle

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