Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

5 Ways to Manage Your Custom Safari Cost

Game Drive Wilderness Safaris

Words like custom, concierge and tailor-made have all been used to describe the type of safari we've been designing for over 25 years, and while they are all accurate, none expresses the fact that this type of safari can actually be more affordable than others because we design each one around your preferences, schedule and budget. When budget-conscious travelers call me, there are five ways I can reduce their overall custom safari cost.

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Posted in: Our Safari Specialists, Planning, Tips, and Tools

Featured Safari Camp: Linkwasha Camp



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

Scenes From our 2016 Jerusalem to Cape Town by Private Jet Expedition

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, photographed by Jean Newman Glock

Travel writer Jean Glock traveled with David Tett, Jared Diamond, and 40 Bushtracks travelers on our Jerusalem to Cape Town by Private Jet Expedition, September 1-21, 2016. Here Jean shares her thoughts on exploring Jerusalem with their guides: one Israeli and one Palestinian.

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Posted in: Our Field Experts, Destinations, Expeditions by Private Jet

African Safari Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Bianchi family on safari

For the African safari aficionados or wildlife enthusiasts on your list here are ten of our favorite African safari gift ideas to either recall their time in Africa or inspire future travel. 

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Posted in: Safari Lifestyle

Safari Spoonful: Amarula Dessert Recipe for the Holidays


Bushtracks Amarula Dessert Malva Pudding

Relive memories of your African safari -- or maybe inspire your next safari -- by sharing an African dish this holiday season. Learn how to make this delicious Amarula dessert and why it's uniquely South African. 

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Posted in: Safari Lifestyle

Planning Family African Safaris over the Holidays

Hall-Wiley Family on safariThere's no better way for extended families to connect and create memories than on safari. However, planning a trip with lots of people isn't always easy. Learn how to plan sure-to-please family African safaris with advice from Bushtracks co-founder Carolyn Tett.

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Posted in: Our Safari Specialists, Where to Stay, Planning, Tips, and Tools

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

In Our Travelers' Words: New Safari Photos

Rusty and Donna Hayes took a Bushtracks custom safari in June 2016 spanning Greater Kruger, Victoria FallsLower Zambezi National ParkVolcanoes National Park, and the Masai Mara. Here they share their planning experience, and some stunning African wildlife photos.

Snake Eagle on Acacia Tree in Masai Mara, photo credit Rusty Hayes

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Posted in: Activities and Culture

Seeking Hides for Unforgettable Safari Photos

Mashatu Photo Hide

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.

Shirley and Bob Sanderson

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Posted in: Our Safari Specialists

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

Our 10 Favorite Collective Nouns for African Animals

giraffes, Solio Lodge Laikipia Plateau Kenya

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

Safari Packing Tips from an Expert: Why Neutral Colors Are Best

Tuthill-Orr-Amarula.jpgJust back from her thirteenth African safari in fourteen years, traveler Cynthia Tuthill shares three compelling reasons to follow safari packing tips and wear neutral colors while on safari. Here's how to dress for success on your safari -- and for safety and respect, too.

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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools

Just One of The Guides: Interview with a Female Safari Guide


Guide_Marelize_Conradie_cropMarelize Conradie is a safari guide at Tswalu Kalahari in South Africa. Bushtracks Vice President Carolyn Tett asked Marelize to share her thoughts on being a female guide in a profession still largely dominated by male safari guides.

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Posted in: Our Field Experts