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GORILLA PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

My husband Bob and I have been on safari eight times since 2000. On a typical African safari, I rely primarily on a Canon 1D series DSLR body together with a 100 to 400 mm telephoto zoom lens and also have a second DSLR available coupled with a shorter lens. I have found this equipment is suitable for most of my safari photography, due to the large distances between the animals and the vehicle.
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Posted in: Africa Travel Guides and Tips, Gorilla Trekking Safari, African Wildlife Photography

Africa's Finest by David Bristow and Colin Bell

Africa's Finest by David Bristow and Colin Bell Africa's Finest (Hardcover) by David Bristow and Colin Bell was published in December 15, 2013 - A stunning perspective of the most sustainable and responsible safari destinations in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Africa's Finest is the game-changing book that celebrates the lodges and camps in Africa that are making a difference: those practicing environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism methods while providing world class safari and nature experiences. Explore this book here on http://africasfinest.co.za/ Also available on Amazon DAVID BRISTOW David Bristow is also a guest blogger and Bushtracks' Specialist Guide based in Cape Town, South Africa. Read his latest article "Insiders Cape Town" on our blog here. "Still so many mountains to climb, still so many books to write," says nature and environmental writer David Bristow. Stints on Johannesburg’s two biggest circulating dailies – The Star and The Sowetan – following a double honors degree in Journalism and Speech and Drama at Rhodes University – made him realize a desk job would not be the life for him. Soon after returning from an expedition to Nepal he set off on an 18-month mountaineering odyssey that culminated in the best-selling coffee table book Mountains of Southern Africa (Struik, Cape Town, 1984). Since then he has authored some 20 books and written hundreds of travel articles – mainly on Africa but as far flung as Antarctica and Alaska. Some time in mid career David decided he needed a firmer grounding in the earth sciences. There followed a masters degree in Environmental Sciences at Cape Town University.
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Posted in: Africa Travel Guides and Tips, African Wildlife Photography, David Bristow, Photography Safaris, Books on Africa

Best Places to Stay in Uganda: Bwindi Safari Lodge

Best Places to Stay in Uganda: Bwindi Safari Lodge A SMALL-FOOTPRINT BASE FOR GORILLA TRACKING The Bwindi Safari Lodge is among the best places to stay in Uganda and is a Bushtracks favorite. The Bwindi Safari Lodge in Uganda overlooks the primeval Bwindi Forest, home to gorillas, monkeys, chimpanzees and birds. Tracking gorillas in the so-called ‘impenetrable' forest is a magical experience. At this stunning eco-lodge with eight bandas, clients can spend the day on the terrace, which juts out into the forest, mesmerized by its exotic sounds, watching primates and birds in the canopy. 
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Posted in: Africa Travel Guides and Tips, Gorilla Trekking Safari, Uganda, Best Trips to Eastern Africa, Best Places to Stay in Uganda

Hiking with Chimpanzees in Uganda: Why Haven't You Done This Yet?

Hiking with Chimps in Uganda: Why Haven't You Done This Yet? A chimpanzee mother rests with her four-month-old infant while babysitting an older baby from another mother. Kibale Forest National Park researchers are inviting safari travelers to help habituate a chimpanzee family to human observation so that future visitors can get up close and personal with our closest genetic relatives. One of the best places in Africa to hang with our closest relatives is Uganda's Kibale Forest National Park, home to more than 1,400 chimpanzees and the continent's highest diversity and density of primates. Most safari travelers opt for one of the twice-daily, ranger-guided, three-hour chimpanzee hikes. But as rewarding as this experience is, you are limited to spending just one hour with the primates once the guide locates them to avoid provoking stress or transmitting human-borne diseases.
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Posted in: Africa Travel Guides and Tips, Gorillas in Africa, Chimpanzees, Gorilla Trekking Safari, Jane Goodall, Uganda, Trips to Eastern Africa, Colubus Monkey

Map of Africa

Map of Africa Discover What Makes a Bushtracks' African Safari - Get Our Poster-sized Comprehensive Map of Africa 
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Posted in: Africa Travel Guides and Tips, African Safari Tours, Map of Africa, Trips to Africa

The Serengeti Migration in Eastern Africa

 
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Posted in: Serengeti, Africa Travel Guides and Tips, Serengeti Migration Safari Trips, Richard Knocker

African Travel Reviews - In Our Traveler's Words Brochure

In Our Traveler's Words Brochure From the beginner to expert African Safari traveler, learn about our past travelers' experiences and impressions by downloading your free brochure here http://www.bushtracks.com/docs/WordsBrochure/index.html
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Posted in: Africa Travel Guides and Tips, How to Plan a Trip to Africa, Best Trips to Africa

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

  Optimizing Your Safari: 10 Crucial Questions to Ask Your African Safari Company 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: Africa Travel Guides and Tips

Best Planning Guides for Africa - New 2014 African Safaris Brochure


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Posted in: Africa Travel Guides and Tips, African Safaris in the Serengeti, Serengeti Migration Safari Trips, African Safari Trips

Best Films About Africa

  With recent release of the new Nelson Mandela movie "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," we wanted to share our top twelve favorite Africa movies. Gorillas in the Mist The Last Lions Out of Africa
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Posted in: movies about Africa, Africa Travel Guides and Tips, nelson mandela movies, Out of Africa movie, Best Trips to Africa, best Africa movies, Gorillas in Africa, African Safaris

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