Lions, Tigers & Tradewinds 2024

Travel by Design

Leave all the details to us as you travel to five countries in 21 days by private jet. Direct routes, VIP cabin service, and expedited airport formalities ensure that you arrive in each destination refreshed, relaxed and ready to enjoy the day’s adventures. Immerse yourself in vibrant cultures, timeless traditions, and natural beauty - from towering mountains and sandy dunes to endless grassy plains and shimmering shores. Set out in search of elusive Bengal tigers, luxuriate on pristine tropical beaches, spend a night under dazzling desert skies, and experience a classic Big Five safari.

We invite you to join us on this experiential journey for just 24 guests, and gain friends and memories for life.

Lions, Tigers & Tradewinds 2024

Lions, Tigers & Tradewinds 2024

November 3-23, 2024

An Exclusive Journey by Private Jet

Flying in comfort aboard our private jet, we’ll span continents and oceans, and experience incredibly diverse landscapes, wildlife and cultures in a single trip. Traveling to nine carefully selected destinations, we’ll retrace the path of ancient trade routes, making our way from the Middle East to India and on to Africa, with island stops in between. It’s an exhilarating fusion of lions and tigers, maharajas and Maasai, temples and tropical escapes that you won’t experience with anyone else.

24

GUESTS

21

DAYS

5

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 and the world 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 travel and has journeyed to more than 30 countries across the world. 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.

Lions, Tigers & Tradewinds 2024 Itinerary

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai offers a convenient stopping point to rest after international flights. Restore and unwind at our beautiful resort in the Arabian desert and meet your fellow travelers and expedition host. Engage in the Bedouin traditions of archery and falconry during interactive demonstrations, stretch your legs on guided nature walks among the dunes in search of desert wildlife, or choose to simply enjoy views across the stunning landscape from your villa’s private terrace and pool.

Blending into the raw beauty of the surrounding landscape, each sprawling mudbrick villa features opulent arabesque décor, elegant lounge areas and a private pool with desert views. Resort facilities include a 24-hour fitness center, a destination spa, and a state-of-the-art hydrothermal oasis.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

2 Nights

November 3-5, 2024

Days 1-3

Hajar Mountains, Oman

In the vibrant port city of Muscat, Oman, visit the National Museum for an introduction to the country’s heritage before embarking on a scenic drive to Oman’s epic “Grand Canyon” and the fabled Green Mountain. Dine on the canyon’s edge and relish dramatic views. In the spectacular Wadi Tanuf gorge you will be accompanied by archeologist and National Geographic Explorer Dr. Jeff Rose who in 2006 discovered a Bronze Age rock art site hidden behind a waterfall.

Perched on the canyon’s edge at 6,500 feet, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is one of the highest luxury resorts in the world. This mountainous escape features luxuriously styled villas with heated private pool, an impeccable spa with rejuvenating hammam rituals and a stargazing platform.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

2 Nights

Days 3-5

November 5-7, 2024

Sharqiya Sands, Oman

We spend our last night in Oman glamping under the stars in a comfortable tented camp set up especially for us in the majestic desertscape of Sharqiya Sands.

Our exclusive Desert Camp experience offers an authentic taste of traditional Bedouin life.

Exclusive Desert Camp

1 Night

Days 5-6

November 7-8, 2024