Bushtracks Expeditions' Blog featuring our latest articles, safari trips, traveling tips, news and information.
Mar 7, 2014 4:03:00 PM
Mar 5, 2014 3:49:00 PM
With its expansive landscapes and formidable animal life, the world's second-biggest continent is arguably the best for photographers.
Throw in that sense of being in a place that hasn't changed for centuries and sometimes millennia, and you get some of the most inspiring, and inspired, spots on the planet.
A photo won't capture the thunder of hooves on dirt as more than a million wildebeest and several hundred thousand zebra make their annual migration, but still, this is one for the top of the pile.
Mar 5, 2014 2:57:00 PM
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Mar 4, 2014 4:26:00 PM
No matter where you go – in urban or wilder settings – the seasoned traveler knows you can only get to really know your surroundings by walking them: not just to get your bearings, but to discover the sights, sounds and smells that are unique to that place. Although four-wheel-drive safari vehicles are inextricably linked to the image of the classic African safari, many safari-goers are taking their adventure to another level entirely by selecting a destination and camps which have perfected the art of the walking safari. Beyond connecting with the wilderness you’ve traveled so far to see, you have the added advantage of staying active on your vacation.
One of our favorite destinations is the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, where Norman Carr pioneered walking safaris in the 1950’s, preferring the traditional way of exploring the surrounding wilderness. Every detail – from guide training to bush camps – is aimed at helping you become a part of your surroundings. You are alert to the sound of breaking branches and animal sounds, and smaller details reveal themselves, like subtle changes in the foliage and the presence of insects.
Feb 28, 2014 9:37:00 AM
Feb 27, 2014 2:41:00 PM
By Deborah Olsen
Google “Serengeti Migration” and you will see that the Great Migration of zebras and wildebeest is alternatively dubbed the One of the 7 Natural Wonder of Africa, One of the 10 Natural Travel Wonders, One of the 7 New Wonders of the World, or even the 8th Wonder of the World.
It certainly makes you wonder!
Feb 27, 2014 8:57:00 AM
Although Victoria Falls constitute neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, their claim to be the largest is based on a width of 1.7 km (1 mile) and height of 108 m (360 ft), forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The falls' maximum flow rate compares well with that of other major waterfalls.
Feb 26, 2014 3:18:00 PM
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Feb 21, 2014 1:01:00 PM
Time is running out if you are hoping to join Across Western Africa by Private Air exploring some of the Earth’s wildest places in the expansive Namib Desert, the Great African Rainforest, and along the West Coast of Africa. The journey begins January 13, 2015, taking 16 days to expose 12 travelers to wild life and wild places visited by only the fortunate few.