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Insiders Tip: The Serengeti Migration in February and March

Bushtracks guest blogger and Africa travel expert David Bristow offers some good reasons why you may want to schedule your Serengeti migration safari for February or March: when people are few, and wildlife babies plentiful.
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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

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.  
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Posted in: Destinations, Expeditions by Private Jet

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

Happy World Lion Day!

Over the past couple of weeks lions have been in the international spotlight. Lions are facing threats like never before. There are fewer than 35,000 lions left in the wild. The greatest threats facing them are loss of habitat and prey, and conflict with local people. In northern Kenya where Ewaso Lions works, we face this grave reality every day. Just two weeks ago, we lost two cubs from the Ngare Mara Pride.
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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife

A New Serengeti Safari Lodge Designed for Families

We're excited to introduce a new way to experience the magnificent Serengeti. Just opened July 1st, 2015, Mkombe's House Lamai is the first and only true private house in the Serengeti National Park. Able to accommodate 10 guests, this contemporary house is set in the heart of one of the Serengeti's richest mammal habitats.
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Posted in: Where to Stay

African Lion Conservation and Ewaso Lions in Samburu

It's incredible how few people know that Africa's lions are disappearing. We hear a lot about the threats facing elephants and rhinos, but lions are quietly slipping away. Lions have declined by 90% in just the last 75 years. One of the main drivers is conflict with people, primarily over livestock depredation. When lions attack livestock, pastoralists may retaliate and kill lions.
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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife, Our Field Experts

5 Tips for Travel with Teens to Africa

Since I returned from a Southern Africa safari with my husband and 2 teens in June, we’ve fielded many questions from friends wanting to know what it’s like to travel with teens to Africa. In a nutshell: it was the most remarkable family vacation we've ever had, and an incredibly meaningful way to spend time together. 
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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools

7 Reasons You Can't Miss Our New Green Season Safaris

The secret is out! If you’re seeking lush landscapes filled with big game and predators, Green Season safaris -- which take place in Africa's summer -- are for you. We have 4 great, specially priced Southern Africa safaris to top destinations like the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert, Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Sossusvlei to help you discover this special time of year preferred by birders, photographers, and Africa insiders.
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Posted in: Safari Special Offers, Planning, Tips, and Tools

New 2016 African Safaris Brochure Just Published

Inspire your next adventure with our just-published African Safaris 2016 brochure, featuring 8 proven-winner safaris you can customize around your dates, and number of travelers. Plus, insiders and experts offer tips on topics from photographing wildlife to conservation-focused lodges and summiting Sossusvlei's storied sand dunes.
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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

Ethiopia Travel: The Bale Mountains, a Place Like Nowhere Else

The Bale Mountains are to Ethiopia what Alaska is to the contiguous USA: a world apart where everything found there is like nothing found anywhere else. Ethiopia itself is like nowhere else, a cultural island with its own language, religion and history that can be traced back to the time of the Queen of Sheba.
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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife, Our Field Experts, Destinations

Top 5 Safari Destinations for Fall and Holidays 2015

Now is the time to plan your 2015 late fall and winter travel to Africa. And, if you are hoping to spend the holidays in Africa, don't wait any longer to start making plans, as space will become increasingly difficult to secure. Here are Bushtracks’ top five safari destinations for fall and holidays to help get you dreaming of warm days outdoors, with options for city attractions, beachy escapes, and the beauty of the African bush at a very special season: when animal babies are born, and places like the Kalahari and Victoria Falls transform, offering a completely different experience from other times of year.
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Author Jared Diamond to host 2016 Africa by Private Jet Expedition

Bushtracks is pleased to announce that Pulitzer-prize-winning author Jared Diamond will be joining Bushtracks President David Tett on the 2016 Jerusalem to Cape Town by Private Jet expedition, September 1-21, 2016. Here, Professor Diamond shares his thoughts on the expedition.
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Posted in: Our Field Experts, Activities and Culture, Destinations, Expeditions by Private Jet

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