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10 More Collective Nouns for African Animals

  For those of us who love both words and animals, collective nouns --those anthromorphic and sometimes alliterative descriptions for groups of animals -- are an irresistable form of word play. Here are ten more for your amusement. 
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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

Safari Spoonful: Serengeti Quiche

 African safari camps do a wonderful job catering to the tastes of American and European travelers with a constantly changing menu prepared in some of the most remotely placed kitchens on earth. This safari spoonful is an easy-to-make quiche I enjoyed after a morning game-drive at Lamai Serengeti.
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Posted in: Safari Lifestyle

Serengeti Safari Six Ways: In our Travelers' Words

Designing excellent custom African safaris means we spend a lot of time talking with guests before they embark on their adventures. But, we also listen when they get back, hearing trip highlights as we learn how we can further perfect our safaris. When it comes to explaining what makes a Serengeti safari so inspiring, our travelers certainly say it best. Their different experiences also show how custom safaris, even in the same region, can vary to address individual interests. 
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Posted in: Destinations

Serengeti Safari Sightings Month-by-Month

Savvy travelers planning their dream Serengeti safari want to visit at "the best time." So when exactly is that? The accurate (and somewhat maddening) response is, "it depends." The herds never pack up and leave the Serengeti ecosystem, but they do progress in a seasonal circuit, so your wildebeest-viewing experience varies depending on when you time your visit. However, resident wildlife can be found in abundance throughout the year.
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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools, Destinations

Why February to April is the Best Time to Visit Cape Town

Bushtracks specialist guide and guest blogger David Bristow explains what makes February to April the best time to visit Cape Town, and how to make the most of your visit.
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Posted in: Destinations

5 Ways to Manage Your Custom Safari Cost

Words like custom, concierge and tailor-made have all been used to describe the type of safari we've been designing for over 25 years, and while they are all accurate, none expresses the fact that this type of safari can actually be more affordable than others because we design each one around your preferences, schedule and budget. When budget-conscious travelers call me, there are five ways I can reduce their overall custom safari cost.
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Posted in: Our Safari Specialists, Planning, Tips, and Tools

Featured Safari Camp: Linkwasha Camp

    Talk about having it all! Linkwasha Camp, newly opened in summer 2015, is located on a private concession within Zimbabwe's largest national park, Hwange (3.4 million acres).
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Posted in: Where to Stay, Staff Pick

Scenes From our 2016 Jerusalem to Cape Town by Private Jet Expedition

Travel writer Jean Glock traveled with David Tett, Jared Diamond, and 40 Bushtracks travelers on our Jerusalem to Cape Town by Private Jet Expedition, September 1-21, 2016. Here Jean shares her thoughts on exploring Jerusalem with their guides: one Israeli and one Palestinian.
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Posted in: Our Field Experts, Destinations, Expeditions by Private Jet

African Safari Gift Ideas for the Holidays

For the African safari aficionados or wildlife enthusiasts on your list here are ten of our favorite African safari gift ideas to either recall their time in Africa or inspire future travel. 
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Posted in: Safari Lifestyle

Safari Spoonful: Amarula Dessert Recipe for the Holidays

  Relive memories of your African safari -- or maybe inspire your next safari -- by sharing an African dish this holiday season. Learn how to make this delicious Amarula dessert and why it's uniquely South African. 
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Posted in: Safari Lifestyle

Planning Family African Safaris over the Holidays

There's no better way for extended families to connect and create memories than on safari. However, planning a trip with lots of people isn't always easy. Learn how to plan sure-to-please family African safaris with advice from Bushtracks co-founder Carolyn Tett.
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Posted in: Our Safari Specialists, Where to Stay, Planning, Tips, and Tools

New! Custom Safari Planning Brochure for 2017

Hot off the presses, and just in time for families gathering together (and dreaming about next year's travel adventures together) it's our latest edition of African Safaris filled with our very favorite safaris, planning tips, and much more.
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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools, Destinations

In Our Travelers' Words: New Safari Photos

Rusty and Donna Hayes took a Bushtracks custom safari in June 2016 spanning Greater Kruger, Victoria Falls, Lower Zambezi National Park, Volcanoes National Park, and the Masai Mara. Here they share their planning experience, and some stunning African wildlife photos.
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Posted in: Activities and Culture

Seeking Hides for Unforgettable Safari Photos

Photographic hides offer an excellent way for photographers of all levels to complement their African safari photos with up-close, candid images of a variety of animals, from the very large to the quite small. Learn about the photo hide experience, and which safari camps offer them.
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Posted in: Activities and Culture

How an Expert Guide Can Improve Your African Wildlife Photos

Bob and Shirley Sanderson have been on 13 Bushtracks safaris, most recently, to southern Africa in the company of photographer Dana Allen. Here Shirley explains the impact that Dana Allen has had on her photography, and why she and Bob have been on five photographic trips with him.
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Posted in: Our Safari Specialists

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