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African Family Safari Trip Planning Over the Holidays

by Carolyn Tett
November 8, 2013


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African Safari Trip Planning During Thanksgiving Dinner, - Nov. 8, 2013, Bushtracks Expeditions, Healdsburg, CA

When carving out the best family vacation to Africa, there are a myriad of things to consider. With the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday quickly approaching on Thursday, November 28, many travel companies like us are bracing for the peak travel seasons. The trend our travel planning experts at Bushtracks Expeditions have observed is that our African Safari aficionados tend to travel to Africa, and other destinations, less often during the major holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukah, and Christmas. Instead, our travelers find the Thanksgiving dinner table is the ideal setting to plan and discuss their next family vacation.

The Perfect Recipe for a Family Safari Vacation One recipe for cooking up a successful family vacation to Africa is to set aside dedicated time during and after the dinner to brainstorm. The critical points may start with the essentials first: timing of the trip, length of vacation, desired destinations, regions, activities and more. After the basics are covered during this family vacation planning chat, detailed topics such as budgets, specific safari camps and lodges will need to be fleshed out before booking your once in a lifetime trip!

What Kind of African Safari Trip is Best for My Family?

Today's busy families need the flexibility of choosing dates that fit work and their children's school schedules. Our custom safari trips can be designed to fit these scheduling needs. Our expert concierge travel planners will guide you smoothly and carefully through building your ideal trip and make recommendations to accommodate your available budget and desired activities. Or, explore the many destinations and possibilities with our new TripBuilder and begin building your custom Safari trip today. One trip that we highly recommend for families is our South African and Botswana Best. This one includes game viewing at Greater Kruger National Park, the majesty of Victoria Falls plus adrenaline-activities for teens and active families, and gameviewing in the Okavango Delta.

Top south african safari companies So before you sit down to feast on this year's Thanksgiving dinner, take a some time to explore ahead using TripBuilder to create exactly the luxury Africa safari you’ve dreamed of. Start by choosing your start date and the number of people on your trip. You’re then ready to plan. When you’re done, we’ll review it before booking your adventure of a lifetime. Your safari excitement starts right now!

We’re Looking Forward to Hearing from You

We’re looking forward to hearing from you. If you have a question or comment on a luxury safari in Africa, or just want to say hello, use the following form. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. If you just can’t wait, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-995-8689 or visit our website at Request a Free Catalog [contact-form to='' subject='Catalog Request'][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Phone Number' type='text' required='1'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form

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AUTHOR BIO  |Carolyn Tett

Carolyn Tett is Bushtracks' Co-Founder and Owner. Carolyn’s family has lived on the West Coast of the U. S. for six generations. She attended the University of California, Berkeley and, during her junior year, she studied at the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland. While in the U.K, Carolyn met a charming and adventurous Zimbabwean, David Tett, who captivated her heart and instilled in her the fascination and thrill of travel, which they still share today. Many years, countless trips to Africa and two children later, Carolyn serves as the bridge between American sensibilities and David's grass-roots understanding of Africa. She is still active in sales and is a vigilant protector of the Bushtracks experience, continually working to ensure that our quality never wavers. Her passion for Africa and relentless demand for excellence have allowed us to maintain our high-level service as we've grown in the past 20 years, and will continue as we grow over the next two decades.