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INSIDERS AFRICATM

Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

David Tett

David Tett
Bushtracks' Founder & Owner is a sixth-generation Southern African, born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, later earning a Bachelor of Science degree in DNA technology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He founded Bushtracks Expeditions in 1989 and has been traveling extensively throughout Africa for more than 45 years. Combining his interest in ecosystems and the varied ecology of Africa with photographic safaris, he develops educational programs that include traditional cultures and wildlife. He is keenly interested in how nature tourism affects rural African communities and has worked with several projects that successfully integrate communities, the environment, and wildlife viewing.

Recent Posts

WATCH: Interview with Africa by Private Jet Host Donald Johanson

Donald Johanson

Recently I had a chance to sit down and talk about our upcoming 2018 Incredible Africa by Private Jet trip with my fascinating co-host, anthropologist Donald Johanson, and found his enthusiasm for the continent just as impressive as his landmark discovery of the hominid fossil 'Lucy.'  This video captures the highlights of our conversation.

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Posted in: Our Field Experts, Expeditions by Private Jet

Bushtracks Supports Conservation in Africa

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What do you get when you combine The Amazing Race with the challenging terrain of the Zambian bush and conservation in Africa? The Elephant Charge! This annual fundraising event puts teams in four-by-four vehicles and motorbikes in competition against one other as they race to complete a grueling course of ten checkpoints in the shortest distance possible within the allowed eight hours. The proceeds benefit Zambian conservation organizations.

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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

Africa by Private Jet & the Big Seven

game drive at Savute Elephant Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Most people dream of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo) on safari, and consider themselves lucky if they do. But did you know that our Incredible Africa by Private Jet expedition adds mountain gorillas and great white shark sightings to the Big Five (making it the Big Seven)?

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Posted in: Expeditions by Private Jet

Africa by Private Jet: The World is Your Classroom

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Our  Incredible Africa by Private Jet 2018 expedition showcases some of the world's best known outdoor galleries like the Acropolis and Luxor, as well as some lesser known ones like Lalibela's subterranean churches and a sculpture gallery on the slopes of Stellenbosch Mountain outside Cape Town. While these places are legendary and timeless, the manner in which you'll see them is personalized and very much in the present moment, with resident experts who will engage your interest, and all your senses.

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Posted in: Expeditions by Private Jet

Chimpanzee Trekking Guide Video, Part Two

Chimp Trekking, Greystoke Mahale, photographed by Samantha Barbitta

If you've ever wondered why people love primate safaris, watch top chimpanzee trekking guide, Mwiga Mambo in this video as he tells his story of a very clever female chimp at Greystoke Mahale.

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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife, Our Field Experts

Chimpanzee Trekking Guide Video, Part One

chimpanzee, Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania

Last month we welcomed one of our valued camp partners, Nomad Tanzania, to our office in Healdsburg, California. We were very fortunate that they brought along one of their top chimpanzee trekking guides from the Greystoke Mahale camp, Mwiga Mambo. 

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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife, Our Field Experts

Introducing our Newest Safari by Private Air for 2018

Three generations of the Tett family, Botswana 2016

I was born and raised in Africa along with my three brothers. We are now scattered across three different continents, which makes family reunions both challenging and rare. Choosing a location that makes everyone happy is key, and our extended family found that in Southern Africa on safari.

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Posted in: Expeditions by Private Jet

Featured Safari Camp: Linkwasha Camp

 

 
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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 Picks

New! Custom Safari Planning Brochure for 2017


African Safaris Fall 2016

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

A New Bike Safari by Private Air for 2017

Bike-Safari-Banner.jpgI am so excited to introduce our newest safari by private air, one which combines two of my great and abiding interests: cycling and Africa's wild places.

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Posted in: Expeditions by Private Jet

Devil's Pool at Victoria Falls Opens Soon

Lewis Family, Victoria Falls ActivitiesThere are some very good reasons to visit Victoria Falls outside of the peak travel months of June and July. One of these is Devil's Pool.  

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Posted in: Activities and Culture

Author Isabel Allende to host our Private Jet expedition

Isabel Allende, credit Lori Barra I am thrilled to announce that Chilean-American author Isabel Allende has graciously agreed to co-host our 2017 Peru to Patagonia by Private Jet expedition, joining me and our expedition team for the entire trip, from the Amazon to the southern tip of Chile.

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Posted in: Expeditions by Private Jet

New For 2017: A Private Jet Expedition to South America

Torres del Paine National Park

If your first reaction is, "Doesn't Bushtracks only do African safaris?" our latest private jet expedition, scheduled for March 4-20, 2017, may come as a (really wonderful) surprise to you.

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Posted in: Expeditions by Private Jet

NEW 2016 AFRICAN SAFARIS BROCHURE


Bushtracks African Safaris Brochure January 2016

If your new year's resolutions have anything to do with unplugging and living in the moment, our latest brochure offers plenty of inspiration for doing just that.

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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools, Destinations

2015 Africa by Private Jet Expedition Highlights

In August, Bushtracks President David Tett hosted an Africa by Private Jet expedition: exploring Africa's Great Rift Valley from the Kalahari to Ethiopia over 16 days with 25 travelers. Here David shares some of his photos and highlights from this extraordinary Africa by Private Jet program.

Bushtracks Africa by Private Jet, Ethiopia 

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Posted in: Destinations, Expeditions by Private Jet

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