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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:

Travelers enjoy the view from Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Sossusvlei Namibia

First, about the wild places…

What do you think about when you hear “safari”? Classic ruby sunsets over expansive plains perhaps, or elephant herds, or the Great Migration. When one starts digging however, entirely new images flash up: Dense forests where great apes roam. Powerful rivers, like arteries of life. Red dunes and desert-adapted wildlife, versus the watery wonderland of the Okavango. Purple mountains, beaches, or grey-green bush habitat that looks entirely different to classic savanna. There are so many choices, and lucky for you, one of our Expert Safari Planners can help you sort through them.

Then there’s rich culture

Sophisticated cities with fine dining, contemporary art and markets will vie for attention with treasures and customs from the past. An insider view of a life-changing community project can be a privilege. We believe meeting new people can be one of the great benefits of travel, don’t you?

Travelers enjoy African life in Zanzibar with Manta Resort in Tanzania

What about conservation and eco-consciousness?

The world has changed so much! We don’t want travel to add to the fragile planet’s problems. Our small-group expeditions with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) experts take you to incredible places to see conservation in action – and our 1% for Africa program means that your safari will support AWF’s conservation work. What’s more, we know which camps and lodges are the most sustainable. Just ask. Also, beginning in 2020, our travelers’ trips will be carbon neutral.

But where to start?

Let Bushtracks step in. As expert outfitters and charter air specialists, we’ve done so much legwork for you. We know the best place for a walking safari, and which lodges are a little tired. We know when destinations are suddenly crowded, and what kind of trip is best for pure relaxation. We ensure comfort and safety at all times. How? By offering our expertise as to where to go and stay, via three expedition styles: Custom-made itineraries, set departures by private jet, and set departures led by an expert conservationist from the African Wildlife Foundation.

Let’s talk about Private Jet expeditions

Comfortable? Oh yes. These are visionary travel experiences with like-minded explorers, plus academic experts to share unique insight into what you’ll see. Our 2020 expedition, Incredible Africa, covers five UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Great Wildebeest Migration, and lesser-known locales such as Ethiopia. It’s for those of us who relish exceptional group travel, to premier destinations – with unique moments that the general public can’t access. Travelers enjoy seamless logistics and knowledgeable company, aboard a customized Boeing 737, with 46 guests. It takes off in September.

PS: Talk to us about your travel ideas. Our custom safari planners can recreate aspects of our private jet expeditions for your own group.

Travelers board their jet aircraft in Athens 2018

Custom safaris: Africa is your oyster!

Travelers take photographs of six giraffes and one hippo during their Kaingo Camp walking safari in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia

Three different styles to cover all tastes

The thing is, of course, that dream trips start with expectations. When you’re shown the right choices, your heart will tell you where to go. Then Bushtracks will make it happen, no matter your travel style.

Travelers socialize and enjoy their staying at the Royal Zambezi Lodge with views of Lower Zambezi National Park Zambia

Contact us at 1-800-995-8689 to learn more about the trips we offer.

The first version of this article was posted on 26 Feb 2020 at 4:01 PM.

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