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INSIDERS AFRICATM

Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

Introducing A New Classic: Mana Pools Safari

Growing up in Zimbabwe in the 60's and 70's was a dream. Life was simple, and we spent our school holidays in pristine national parks full of the big five and herds of buffalo, and devoid of any other safari goers. The one park which was a family favorite was Mana Pools which encompasses part of the middle Zambezi floodplain.

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Posted in: Activities and Culture, Destinations

Four Reasons You Can't Miss Hwange National Park

Somalisa Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Perhaps like many of our travelers, you’re hearing more about Zimbabwe safaris, and are curious about where to begin, and what you might see. To answer the second question first, everything: you’ll experience classic African game-viewing, including some of Africa’s largest elephant herds, in a very private setting, at a much lower price than comparable wildlife parks. And you should start your research by getting to know Hwange.

 

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Posted in: Destinations

Leaving Before the Rains Come: A Bushtracks Book Review

Leaving_before_the_Rains_ComeSitting down with Alexandra Fuller’s newly published book, Leaving Before the Rains Come, evoked in me the same pleasure one feels in running into a particularly insightful, articulate friend after too much time has elapsed, and spontaneously deciding to pop out for a glass of wine together and get caught up. You may not remember all of the details of your last encounter, but you pick up exactly where you'd last left off. Read More

Posted in: Destinations

Bushtracks Traveler's "Wild" African Wildlife Photography

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Aug 2015 Africa by Private Jet Hosted by Bushtracks President

Aerial View of Victoria Falls

Africa by Private Jet is a program that I have been lucky to experience myself many times over the past 25 years, and I'd recommend it without hesitation to anyone who wants to see Africa's great wildlife destinations in a single, 16 day trip.

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Posted in: Expeditions by Private Jet

Zambia Safari Video: Lions and hippos and drones, oh my!

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One of Bushtracks' travelers' favorite safari camps is Chiawa Camp, located in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia amidst lush vegetation that attracts and sustains a diverse wildlife population of leopards, lions, elephants, hippos, buffalo, and more. 

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Posted in: Destinations

Custom African Safaris for 2015: Our New Brochure Now Available

If you are starting to make 2015 travel plans, our newly published African Safaris brochure is an excellent place to get started. It contains everything you need to know about planning custom African safaris around your desired dates, number of travelers and points of interest, including:

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Insider's Ethiopia: Ethiopian Rock Churches of Lalibela

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Bushtracks' guest blogger David Bristow describes the remarkable Ethiopian rock churches of Lalibela, their history and efforts to protect the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bushtracks' August 2015 Africa by Private Jet expedition includes a guided visit to Lalibela and its hand-hewn stone churches.

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Posted in: Where to Stay

Serengeti Haven For Cheetahs Reopens after 20 Years

 

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Namiri Plains, a luxury tented safari camp in a remote eastern corner of the Serengeti, opened in summer 2014 after the area was closed off for 20 years to create a safe haven for cheetahs. We're happy to announce that Bushtracks just added Namiri Plains to the over 340 safari camps and lodges on bushtracks.comso now you can build a Bushtracks Serengeti safari with Namiri Plains by using the Bushtracks Trip Builder. 
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Posted in: Destinations

Bushtracks-Designed East Africa Map Now Available

 "Maps are essential. Planning a journey without a map 
is like building a house without drawings,"

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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools

Why a Kruger Safari is One of Africa's Iconic Experiences

lion-Sabi-Sabi-Selati-Camp-Greater-Kruger-National-Park-South-Africa_(26)Bushtracks guest blogger David Bristow describes the history, climate and landscape of South Africa's beloved Kruger National Park, and explains why it remains a must-see African safari destination for South Africans and everyone seeking an authentic African wildlife experience.

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A Perfect Day in Victoria Falls

Samantha Bushtracks Victoria Falls Elephant Safari with BopBushtracks expert safari planner, Samantha (pictured above with Bop the elephant) enjoyed a very non-traditional Thanksgiving Day in Victoria Falls checking out two of our guests' favorite activities: splashing at the edge of Victoria Falls at Devil's Pool and going on an elephant safari.

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

Live from Africa: Samantha Reports from Kruger Southern

Bushtracks Safari Samantha at Mashatu BotswanaBushtracks’ intrepid traveler and expert safari planner, Samantha Barbitta, is thankful for the wonderful African wildlife viewing opportunities she’s having on safari in Botswana and South Africa's Kruger Southern this week.

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Posted in: Our Safari Specialists, Activities and Culture, Destinations

Last Minute Travel Preparation Tips for African Safaris

Bushtracks Safari Samantha Barbitta in KenyaSamantha (pictured above with her camera in Kenya), one of Bushtracks expert travel planners, is out on safari in Southern Africa on her third visit to the continent. On her way out the door, she shared her last-minute travel preparation tips for African safaris.

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Kenya Safaris and Our Morning with a Maasai Guide

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Pictured left to right: Bush and Beyond's private guide, Jackson Looseyia in traditional Maasai dress, Lyn Lavery, Samantha Barbitta, Tierney Craig, Anna Kohtz, and Josh Perrett of Ekorian's Mugie Camp. Photo by Liz Bean, Bush and Beyond.

 

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