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INSIDERS AFRICATM

Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

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

A Mouthful at Mashatu: Fine Dining on A Botswana Safari

Mashatu BomaIf you've ever wondered what safari camp dining is like, Bushtracks guest blogger Kelly Evans takes you inside the boma at Mashatu, where delicious kudu wellington and home-made ice cream are served up by the fireside and complemented by the good company and stories of your Motswana guides.

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Posted in: Where to Stay

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

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

Leopard, credit Mary Beth HattenQuick! 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

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

The Best Places for Birding Safaris

Where are the best safari destinations for birding safaris that showcase Africa's spectacular avian diversity? Cape Town-based guest blogger David Bristow shares his top two favorites.

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Posted in: Activities and Culture

There's another great migration in botswana

Cape Town-based Bushtracks' guest blogger David Bristow describes Africa's lesser-known great migration:  tens of thousands of zebra and more moving in search of water in northern Botswana.

Camp Kalahari horseback riding, Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve Botswana

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Posted in: Destinations

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