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INSIDERS AFRICATM

Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

Author and Conservationist Carl Safina to host 2019 Expedition

Carl Safina at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant OrphanageLions and tigers, Africa and India: we are taking a great-cat-sized bite out of a great swath of two continents. And, we will also experience parts of the Middle East and the Indian Ocean. Our itinerary promises lands and luxuries, coasts and comforts, lions and tigers and maybe even bears. Quite a trip.

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Posted in: Expeditions by Private Jet

Bushtracks & PEAS: A One-for-One Commitment to African Education

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Bushtracks is proud to announce a partnership with PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools), a U.K.-based non-profit organization which has spent a decade creating a network of 31 African schools educating over 15,000 children in Uganda and Zambia. Here's how every Bushtracks safari helps an African schoolchild build a 'Big Life.'

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Posted in: Giving Back

5 Reasons to Take Your Family on our 2019 Serengeti to Zanzibar Safari

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As your family gathers for the holidays, it's a great time to coordinate schedules and plan a family trip sure to delight all ages and create lifelong memories.  Departing in late June 2019, our 13-day Serengeti to Zanzibar adventure will introduce you to great wildlife diversity as well as the people of Tanzania, and concludes in complete relaxation on white sand beaches. Read on for five reasons this safari should top your list for 2019 family travel.

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Posted in: Expeditions by Private Jet

Seba Camp: An Okavango Delta Safari Camp for Families

Seba Camp, Okavango Delta, mokoro rideWhen planning a custom safari for families, family unit availability is a top consideration second only to choosing a productive wildlife destination. It's not always easy finding camps in prime locations where a family of four or more can sleep together in the same tent or adjacent rooms. But we do have a great option for families in the Okavango Delta.

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Posted in: Destinations, Planning, Tips, and Tools

Lions, Tigers and Tradewinds: a New 2019 Private Jet Expedition

Bengal tiger, Ranthambore, India, credit Aditya Singh Alamy2019 will mark 30 years since we started Bushtracks Expeditions, and to celebrate this major milestone we've put together an eight-country expedition that represents everything that inspired us then, and thrills us now: incredible wildlife, exotic destinations, and opportunities to learn through travel. And did I mention we'll go on safari in search of lions and tigers?

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Posted in: Expeditions by Private Jet

Smithsonian Channel to air Desert Lion Documentary July 11

Desert Lion, Namibia, Flip StanderEarlier this year conservation filmmakers Will and Lianne Steenkamp generously shared the sequel to their Vanishing Kings documentary with a rapt audience of Bushtracks' guests at a private screening in San FranciscoMany of our attendees asked how they could watch the profoundly moving film again, or share it with friends, and we finally have an answer!

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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

Bushtracks Donates Southern Africa Safari at the San Francisco SPCA 150th Anniversary Celebration

By: Gulliver

Bushtracks auction lot San Francisco SPCA 150th Anniversary Entrance

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Bushtracks' owners David and Carolyn Tett joined San Francisco's animal welfare advocates, government officials, and local luminaries (including those of the canine, feline, equine, and porcine variety!) to celebrate 150 years of rescuing and caring for animals with a gala celebration at San Francisco City Hall.  David is pictured introducing the Southern Africa safari lot donated by Bushtracks.

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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

Does Uganda Gorilla Trekking Help the Gorilla Population? Census Underway

gorilla, Volcanoes Safaris UgandaFrom now until mid-May the Uganda Wildlife Authority will be conducting a gorilla census to better help manage and protect its endangered mountain gorilla population. The census team is optimistic about finding more habituated gorillas which would contribute to an increase in the overall population.

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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife, Destinations

Southern Tanzania Safari with Selous & Zanzibar

Bushtracks Safari Sand Rivers Selous

In a previous post, I introduced Ruaha National Park in southern Tanzania, part of the 'secret' southern safari circuit. The main park of that region is actually the Selous Game Reserve, the largest game reserve in Africa and one of the world’s largest conserved areas. The Selous in combination with Zanzibar and its surrounding islands, are often referred to as a 'bush and beach' safari.

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Posted in: Destinations

Bushtracks to host a private screening of Vanishing Kings: Desert Lion Legacy

Desert Lion, Will and Lianne Steenkamp

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  Bushtracks will host a private screening of the film Vanishing Kings: Desert Lion Legacy in San Francisco with African filmmakers Will and Lianne Steenkamp on hand to answer questions about their award-winning documentary.

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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

New Okavango Delta Safari Camp: Splash Camp

Kwara Camp, Okavango Delta safari, BotswanaIf you've enjoyed stays at Kwara or Little Kwara camps in the Okavango Delta, you'll be excited to learn about some of the changes taking place in the private Kwara Reserve in summer 2018. Kwara and Little Kwara will be closing, but brand-new Splash Camp gives guests access to the same private reserve with plentiful wildlife, plus many activities to enjoy on land and on water.

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Posted in: Where to Stay

Beating the Safari Crowds: the Lower Zambezi & Mana Pools

Aerial, Zambezi River, Dana Allen

In his third article on alternatives to the Okavango Delta, Bushtracks guest blogger David Bristow paddles his canoe down the mighty Zambezi River to get away from the madding crowds and describes the stunning parks on either side of the river: Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia and Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.

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Posted in: Destinations

Safari Spotlight: African Wild Dogs

Safari Spotlight: African Wild Dogsphoto taken by Bushtracks guest, Corey Goodman

For many first-time safari-goers an African wild dog sighting can be as memorable as the Big Five. Seeing the interactions of a multi-generational pack evokes hints of domestic dogs, but Lycaon pictus has a grace and wildness that is all its own. Read on for five facts from our friends at the African Wildlife Foundation, and a learn about a fascinating conservation project in Botswana.

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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

Beating The Safari Crowds:  Zambia's Luangwa Valley

Beating The Safari Crowds:  Zambia's Luangwa Valley

In the second installment by David Bristow on alternatives to the Okavango Delta, we visit Zambia’s Luangwa Valley.

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Posted in: Destinations, Our Field Experts, Where to Stay

Beating the Safari Crowds: a Kafue Zambia Safari

Elephant at Kafue, credit Mike Myers, Busanga Bush Camp

In the first of three blogs on beating the safari crowds in Southern Africa, Cape Town-based guest blogger David Bristow reveals some lesser-known destinations that you'll want to add to your safari bucket list. He begins with Kafue National Park in south-central Zambia. 

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Posted in: Destinations, Where to Stay, Our Field Experts

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