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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

Our 10 Favorite Collective Nouns for African Animals

What do you call a group of giraffes? A TOWER of giraffes! Read on for nine more of our favorite names for groups of African animals.
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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

What's So Big About Africa's Big Five?

Quick! Can you name Africa's Big Five? Lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo are the members of this exclusive club. But what exactly makes them so special, and where can you find them?
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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

Amazing Botswana Safari Photos from a 5 Time Bushtracks Traveler

Bushtracks traveler Larry William is just back from his 5th Bushtracks safari, this one in the company of his wife, daughter and teenaged granddaughter. Here he shares some stunning African wildlife photos taken in Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, and the Okavango Delta.
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2 New Custom African Safaris in Just-Published Brochure

Nothing says comfort and adventure like the beanbags and elephants on the cover of our latest African Safaris brochure! We invite you to sit back, relax and let us take you to Africa in ways you've never imagined, but which are just right for you. Inside you'll find two new trips you can customize for 2016, as well as travel advice and inspiration from Africa experts.
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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools, Destinations

5 African Rhino Facts to Celebrate World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day is September 22. Since 2010, concerned organizations and individuals worldwide have used this day to celebrate the world's 5 rhino species, and to raise awareness about the illegal horn trade. 
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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

Surprise! It's an African Safari in a Box

For the past 5 years, Paula Hess has been dreaming about going to Africa with her grandsons. When Graham, age 18, graduated from high school this spring, she decided that the time was right to surprise him, and his 15 year old brother, Adam, with a graduation gift for both of them that they can all enjoy together.
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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools

A Grand Adventure: Grandparents and Grandchildren on Safari

Bridging the generation gap--whether it is measured by miles, years or technology preferences--can be challenging for grandparents and grandchildren. One of the best ways to bring these two groups closer together is through a shared experience, such as a special vacation together. One of Bushtracks' travelers, Abby Campbell, is about to embark with her husband Leon on their third safari with their grandchildren, and shared her advice on how this can be a wonderful bonding experience.
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Posted in: Where to Stay, Activities and Culture, Planning, Tips, and Tools

A Free Night in Victoria Falls on Select 2015 African Safaris

If you can't believe that we're already in April, and wonder where the year has gone, you'll be glad to know that there’s still plenty of time to plan a custom safari for 2015. And we're making it very easy to make your once-in-a-lifetime trip a reality with a fantastic Southern Africa program you can customize to your dates and style of travel. Plus, when you book our Best of Southern Africa 2015 Safari by June 30, 2015 you'll enjoy a complimentary night at the elegant Royal Livingstone Hotel in Victoria Falls (a $450 per person, or a $900 per couple, value).
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Support African Wild Dogs at Kachina Vineyards Event

Painted dogs, also sometimes called African wild dogs, are incredibly social creatures. The dogs rely on each other and are one of the only wild species that care for their sick and old. However, the dog population has been threatened by poaching, road kills, and mining and logging activities that destroy habitat. There were once as many as 500,000 dogs across Africa, but now only 6,600 dogs are thought to remain. Zimbabwe, where Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) is headquartered, is one of the last strongholds.
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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

Zambia Safari Video: Lions and hippos and drones, oh my!

One of Bushtracks' travelers' favorite safari camps is Chiawa Camp, located in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia amidst lush vegetation that attracts and sustains a diverse wildlife population of leopards, lions, elephants, hippos, buffalo, and more. 
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Serengeti Haven For Cheetahs Reopens after 20 Years

  Namiri Plains, a luxury tented safari camp in a remote eastern corner of the Serengeti, opened in summer 2014 after the area was closed off for 20 years to create a safe haven for cheetahs. We're happy to announce that Bushtracks just added Namiri Plains to the over 340 safari camps and lodges on bushtracks.com, so now you can build a Bushtracks Serengeti safari with Namiri Plains by using the Bushtracks Trip Builder. 
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Live from Africa: Samantha Reports from Kruger Southern

Bushtracks’ intrepid traveler and expert safari planner, Samantha Barbitta, is thankful for the wonderful African wildlife viewing opportunities she’s having on safari in Botswana and South Africa's Kruger Southern this week.
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Posted in: Our Safari Specialists, Activities and Culture, Destinations

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