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Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

Bushtracks' Top 3 Romantic African Safari Getaways

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Africa and romance have been synonymous at Bushtracks ever since Bushtracks’ founders David and Carolyn Tett honeymooned in Motopos National Park in Southern Zimbabwe in 1990. Twenty four years, and many trips later, we still think there are few better places in the world to enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner than at a table for two set on Africa’s beaches, bushcamps, and  matchless natural splendor. It may be too late to spend this Valentine’s Day in Africa, but it is not too early to get a jump start on making next year’s celebration unforgettable.

So where would Bushtracks’ safari planners go for a romantic escape in Africa?

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The Best Times of Year to Go on an African Safari Trip

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The Best Times of Year to Go on an African Safari Trip

Planning Your African Safari One Year in Advance

For many of us, January is a time to finalize travel plans for the upcoming year. If long-range planning is your thing, you’ve probably already done your research on the destinations you’d like to explore, and are ready to start getting specific about dates and accommodations for your trip.

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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools

BOOK YOUR AFRICAN SAFARI TOUR SOON TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

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BOOK YOUR AFRICAN SAFARI TOUR SOON TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Heightened Interest in Africa Travel

It’s official, travel to Africa is hot! And if you’ve been thinking about an African safari trip, you are not the only one, so now is the time to start your planning your tour to Africa in earnest if you want to secure space in some of the more desirable camps and lodges with access to the best game viewing.

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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools

Top African Safaris - Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro in Zambia Africa

Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro are situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in the south-eastern part of Zambia, Africa, opposite Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park, the Lower Zambezi National Park occupies 4092 sq. kms, with 120 kms of river frontage. Its distinguishing features are the rugged escarpment to the north, the river itself, and its numerous islands, lagoons and floodplains which attract most of the wildlife. There are approximately 50 mammal species and 400 bird species, which thrive in the Park, as well as a wide variety of spectacular trees, grasses and flowers.

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The Colorful Tribes of Ethiopia

jessica-antola-photography-ethopia-safaris-bushtracks-691208-edited.jpgAs a child, Jessica Antola traveled the world with her family to places like Tibet, Antarctica and India. She always kept a camera handy to record her adventures, inspiring her later in life to find places off the beaten path.

Jump forward a few decades, and the photographer from Brooklyn took her curiosity and her camera to the African country of Ethiopia. The country’s history and diversity were big attractions for her.

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Posted in: Activities and Culture, Destinations

Optimizing Your Safari: 10 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Safari Company

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Optimizing Your Safari:
10 Crucial Questions to Ask Your African Safari Company

  1. DOES THE SAFARI COMPANY CREATE AUTHENTIC AFRICAN SAFARI EXPERIENCES? 

    Africa is in our blood because we were born and raised there. It means we create authentic safari experiences based on six generations of family in Africa, and more than 20 years of hands-on experience. Other companies have little or no African heritage to guide them. 
    Other companies? No. Bushtracks? Yes.
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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools

Happy Holidays 2013 From Bushtracks

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What is an African Safari?

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What is an African Safari?

A safari /səˈfɑri is an overland journey, usually a trip by tourists to Africa. Traditionally, the term is used for a big-game hunt, but today the term often refers to a trip taken not for the purposes of hunting, but to observe and photograph animals and other wildlife. There are some other things that a safari can be used for, such as hiking and sight-seeing. (Source: Wikipedia, 2013).

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Serengeti Migration African Safaris

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Posted in: Destinations

What is the Ngorongoro Crater?

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What is the Ngorongoro Crater?

The Ngorongoro is part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation ea and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania.

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December African Wildlife Fun Facts - Lions

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Where do African lions live?

Lions can be found in savannas, grasslands, dense bush, and woodlands of Africa.

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AWF Mourns Passing of Nelson Mandela

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Give Them the Holiday Gift of a Lifetime: A Luxury African Safari

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So Why Go To Africa?

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So Why Go To Africa?

For over 20 years we have passionately presented the idea of traveling to Africa, and described our safaris in a thousand ways. At Bushtracks, we know, without a doubt, it is a priceless experience because we were born and raised there. But Africa’s magic is hard to convey, particularly to those who have never been. So we turned to some of our travelers to see how they feel about their luxury African safari travel experiences, and why they decided to go.

Many of them have been to Africa twice with us. Some have returned there 3 or 4 times, and one couple has been to Africa 13 times with Bushtracks and done our Cape to Casablanca private air safari twice! At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African luxury safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

Please click on their names below to read their stories:

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