Africa Spectacular 2023

September 5 - 26, 2023

A Comfortable, Effortless Journey Made Possible by Private Jet

If you are looking to be transported to awe-inspiring landscapes, some of the world’s best known cultural icons, and an unbelievable diversity of wildlife, our 2023 signature expedition is for you.
Sit back, relax, and leave all the details to us as you journey to seven countries in 22 days by private jet. You’ll travel in comfort and with peace of mind aboard a privately chartered aircraft for eight regional flights, between two and five hours in duration. Drawing on three decades of experience in private aviation we have planned the most direct and efficient routing with expedited airport formalities, ensuring an effortless flow from one wonder to the next.

September 5 - 26, 2023

24 Guests
22 Days
7 Countries

Join This Incredible Adventure

Our Africa Spectacular signature expedition by private jet connects the best African wildlife destinations with 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across 7 countries over 22 remarkable days. This grand geographical story is personalized and authentic, illustrated by passionate and insightful local experts who interpret extraordinary cultural wonders and wildlife encounters along the way.

Hosted throughout by experts

Photo of host David Tett

David Tett

Expedition Host

DAVID TETT is a sixth-generation Southern African, born and raised in Zimbabwe, with a BSc. in DNA technology from the University of Cape Town. He started Bushtracks in 1989 and has been traveling extensively throughout Africa for more than 40 years.

Photo of host Carol Guy

Carol Guy

Expedition Manager

Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa CAROL GUY is deeply passionate about Africa and has traveled to more than 30 countries across the continent. With a degree in anthropology from the University of Witwatersrand, Carol has a strong interest in conservation and the interactions of local communities with the natural world.

Africa Spectacular 2023 Itinerary

Athens, Greece Day 1-3

September 5 – 7, 2023

Athens offers a convenient stopping point to recover from international flights before heading to northern Africa. Meet your fellow travelers and your expedition host and personalize your stay here with a choice of experiences: exploring the Acropolis and National Archeological Museum, Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon, or the picturesque island of Hydra. Or choose to simply relax and unwind at the beautiful resort.

The Margi
2 Nights

Cairo, Egypt Day 3-5

September 7 – 9, 2023

Embark on a journey through time as you wander the alleys of Historic Cairo, join the bustle of Egypt’s oldest bazaar - Khan Al Khalili - and discover a trove of ancient artefacts at the Egyptian Museum, including treasures of the boy king Tutankhamun, and King Khufu’s solar barge. Next, venture to the Giza Plateau – site of the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. We are met by renowned archeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass who will guide us on special access tour of the paws of the enigmatic Great Sphinx. At the archeological site of Saqqara, enjoy private access to Wahtye’s Tomb, uncovered in 2018 and richly adorned with hieroglyphics and reliefs that date back to 2,450 BC.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence
2 Nights

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya Day 5-8

September 9 – 12, 2023

Arrive in the great plains of the Masai Mara in time for sunset, and enjoy a cultural talk and cocktails hosted by a Maasai who will relate his experiences practicing the timeless and traditional way of life of his people. For the following two days, relax into a schedule of morning and afternoon game drives in an area unrivalled for its constant flow of wildlife. The star attraction is the annual migration of 1.5 million wildebeests and zebras which surge up from the Serengeti Plains in their annual search for the seasonal grasses that sustain them. Maasai-guided optional walking safaris and optional balloon rides offer different, insightful perspectives of this complex ecosystem.

Little Governors’ Camp
3 Nights

Livingstone, Zambia Day 8-10

September 12 – 14, 2023

Experience the awe-inspiring natural wonder of Victoria Falls, the world’s largest body of falling water, rightly known as “the smoke that thunders”. Climb aboard the Royal Livingstone Express, a restored steam train, for a scenic ride which culminates at the Victoria Falls Bridge at sunset for photographic opportunities, followed by an unforgettable five-course dinner on board. The following day enjoy a unique art workshop in the company of a herd of rescued elephants. You may also customize your day and choose from a range of optional activities such as river cruises and scenic helicopter flights.

Sussi & Chuma
2 Nights

Cape Winelands, South Africa Day 10-13

September 14 – 17, 2023

Bypass Cape Town's bustling cityscape in favor of the quaint village of Franschhoek, an hour inland, in the heart of the magnificent Cape Winelands. From here, venture out on your own with a private car and driver, or choose from intimate, artfully crafted tours with expert guides. Visit the elegant wine estates of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch; spot unusual wildlife, including the once-extinct quagga, at the Elandsberg Nature Reserve; explore the region’s history and heritage on a cultural walking tour; or spend time exploring Cape Town’s neighborhoods, gardens and Table Mountain.

Le Quartier Francais or
Leeu House
3 Nights

Okavango Delta Ecosystem, Botswana Day 13-16

September 17 – 20, 2023

Bush planes take us into the heart of the Botswana wilderness where life-giving waters meet up with the vast Kalahari, ancient mopane forests, grasslands and floodplains, creating one of the most magnificent animal sanctuaries in all of Africa. To ensure your wildlife viewing takes place in intimate settings with the best naturalist guides, the group splits, staying in two small, authentic camps. Located in the Okavango Delta and the Selinda Plains, each camp offers game drives and, seasonally, water-based activities in wildlife-rich, private reserves made famous by conservationists and National Geographic filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

Duba Plains Camp or
Zarafa Camp
3 Nights

Kigali, Rwanda Day 16-17

September 20, 2023

Fly from Maun, Botswana to Kigali, Rwanda and spend the afternoon exploring the city before heading north the following day for one of the most awe-inspiring wildlife encounters: a chance to observe rare mountain gorillas up close.

Kigali Serena Hotel
1 Night

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda Day 17-19

September 21 – 23, 2023

After a scenic drive to your lodge and an informative visit of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, you’ll be ready the next morning to search for gorillas with expert trackers. The duration of the jungle trek can vary from two to six hours, but it’s a richly rewarding, once-in-a-lifetime effort! Once you find the gorillas, spend an enchanting hour watching their human-like behaviors of grooming, hugging, and vocalizing.

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge or Virunga Lodge
2 Nights

Luxor, Egypt Day 19-21

September 23 – 25, 2023

A four-hour flight from Kigali will transport you from the leafy tranquility of the forest to the splendor of Luxor Temple viewed at sunset with stones aglow. The following day we venture deep into the past, with guided visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ancient Thebes: the Valley of the Kings – home to 63 royal tombs, most notably those of Seti I and the boy king Tutankhamun – and the ruins of Karnak Temple complex, the Egyptian New Kingdom era’s most important place of worship. A felucca Nile cruise helps to cool things off, while we enjoy our last day in Africa. In the evening, we celebrate our journey together with a farewell dinner.

Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
2 Nights

Athens, Greece Day 21-22

September 25 – 26, 2023

Today fly from Luxor to Athens for an overnight stay. Your hotel is perfectly situated in the shadow of the Acropolis, and a short walk to the Plaka - a colorful “village” within the city. Enjoy your last evening at leisure, before your international flight home the next day.

Hotel Grande Bretagne
1 Night

Join This Incredible Adventure

September 5 - 26, 2023

$99,950

$9,950 Single Supplement

or call one of our expert coordinators directly at 1.800.995.8689

In Our Travelers' Words

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

The Peacock Family
Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family
Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Pat & Art Hoeft
Photographic Safari

"This was our first Africa visit; we'd thought about it for years and then in my husband's semi-retirement we thought that if we didn't do it NOW it would never happen. We arranged to travel with my husband's brother and wife. The photographic opportunities were myriad and truly stupendous. We were up and out in the Land Cruiser before sunrise each day to catch photos of wildebeests and, one morning, elephants, silhouetted with acacias on a ridge line as the sun rose. We ended our days with late-night nibbles with a choice of "one more for the road" and new friends from across the English-speaking world."

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