Our December Safari Forecast

In December, while the northern hemisphere is experiencing a cold and dark winter, Africa is experiencing a balmy, welcoming summer. The temperature is warm and it is usually sunny, with periodic refreshing rain and cool breezes. Fresh grass has begun to cover Africa’s Serengeti, causing a massive wildlife migration. Predators follow the migrating herds in […]

Kenya raised US$ 149,000 to further protect its rising elephant population.

In a conservation success story, Kenya’s first wildlife census shows that elephant populations have increased dramatically in the African nation. Elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes, Grévy’s zebra, and a variety of antelopes have increased by 12% since the last data was reported in 2014 when poaching activity was at its highest. Kenya now has a total […]

Bushtracks welcomes KC Hoppe

We are excited to announce the addition of KC Hoppe as a Bushtracks team member. KC joined Bushtracks in October 2021 as Director of Business Development, USA. She is a travel industry executive with more than 25 years of experience and strong industry contacts across all segments of luxury travel. She looks forward to collaborating […]

October 27, 2021

The winners of the World Travel Awards for Africa for 2021 have been announced. 

The World Travel Awards (WTA) is the premier organization for recognizing and rewarding achievements in travel and tourism. They have announced the winners of their year-long search for the best travel, tourist, and hospitality companies worldwide. Travel industry professionals and the general public submit votes, with the candidate receiving the most votes in each category […]

Delta Air Lines to fly to Johannesburg 5 times a week.

Delta Air Lines will expand the number of flights between Atlanta and Johannesburg from 3 to 5 per week on December 19. The information comes from Delta’s Director of Sales for Africa, the Middle East, and India, Jimmy Eichelgruen.  The announcement comes after the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) downgraded South Africa’s […]

India reopens to foreign tourists due to a decrease in COVID cases.

After a 19-month hiatus, India is preparing to reopen its borders to foreign visitors as it eases Covid-related restrictions in response to a decline in daily infections. Beginning on Friday, tourists arriving on chartered flights will be granted tourist visas. From November 15, this will be extended to individuals arriving on commercial planes. In  March […]

October 27, 2021

Our Safari Forecast for November

Ah, November… the season of respite when the rains finally sweep across the dry African plains. The smell of petrichor fills the air as storm clouds gather and break every few days in electrifying downpours that last a few hours. The bush is still sparse, but green leaves are budding on the trees and many […]

‘Kwita Izina’ gorilla naming ceremony held online on September 24, 2021.

The Rwanda Development Board digitally held its yearly ceremony to name new infant gorillas on September 24, World Gorilla Day.  This was the 17th annual ‘Kwita Izina’ naming ceremony. In one of Africa’s most important celebrations of nature, 24 baby gorillas were named in a moving ceremony. Names were chosen by front-line conservationists, like the […]

October Safari Forecast

October is generally the hottest month in Southern Africa and for those who can take the heat, it offers the very best in wildlife viewing and exciting interactions around water sources. You can expect high wildlife numbers, hot dusty landscapes, and dramatic encounters between predators and prey. Migratory birds from Europe and Asia travel southwards […]

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