Africa Spectacular 2023

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.

Africa Spectacular 2023

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.

24

GUESTS

22

DAYS

7

COUNTRIES

Hosted throughout by experts

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.

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.

Congo Basin Discovery 2023 Itinerary

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Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Day 7-8

Mboko Camp

1 Night

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Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Day 7-8

Mboko Camp

1 Night

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Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo

“Vivienne’s Africa” is all about each sunrise bringing adventure. Vivienne has lived in Africa all her life and as an avid traveler has traversed 30 countries on the African continent and visited 65 countries worldwide. Over 20 years, Vivienne has led more than 100 Bushtracks trips and is at home managing aviation charters and complex expedition logistics. As an artist, photographer and cyclist, she shares her passion for adventure and hopes to inspire all who travel with her to embrace Africa.

Day 7-8

Mboko Camp

1 Night

In Our Travelers' Words

The Peacock Family

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

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."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper

Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

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

Africa Spectacular 2023 Itinerary

Athens, Greece

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

September 5-7, 2023

Days 1-3

Cairo, Egypt

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

Days 3-5

September 7-9, 2023

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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

Days 5-8

September 9-12, 2023