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INSIDERS AFRICATM

Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

Author and Conservationist Carl Safina to host 2019 Expedition

Carl Safina at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant OrphanageLions and tigers, Africa and India: we are taking a great-cat-sized bite out of a great swath of two continents. And, we will also experience parts of the Middle East and the Indian Ocean. Our itinerary promises lands and luxuries, coasts and comforts, lions and tigers and maybe even bears. Quite a trip.

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5 Reasons to Take Your Family on our 2019 Serengeti to Zanzibar Safari

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As your family gathers for the holidays, it's a great time to coordinate schedules and plan a family trip sure to delight all ages and create lifelong memories.  Departing in late June 2019, our 13-day Serengeti to Zanzibar adventure will introduce you to great wildlife diversity as well as the people of Tanzania, and concludes in complete relaxation on white sand beaches. Read on for five reasons this safari should top your list for 2019 family travel.

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Lions, Tigers and Tradewinds: a New 2019 Private Jet Expedition

Bengal tiger, Ranthambore, India, credit Aditya Singh Alamy2019 will mark 30 years since we started Bushtracks Expeditions, and to celebrate this major milestone we've put together an eight-country expedition that represents everything that inspired us then, and thrills us now: incredible wildlife, exotic destinations, and opportunities to learn through travel. And did I mention we'll go on safari in search of lions and tigers?

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WATCH: Interview with Africa by Private Jet Host Donald Johanson

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Recently I had a chance to sit down and talk about our upcoming 2018 Incredible Africa by Private Jet trip with my fascinating co-host, anthropologist Donald Johanson, and found his enthusiasm for the continent just as impressive as his landmark discovery of the hominid fossil 'Lucy.'  This video captures the highlights of our conversation.

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Lucy, Diamonds, and Africa by Private Jet

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For Bushtracks blogger and avid traveler Ellen Ludwig all that glitters is not gold: Africa travel tops her wish list this holiday season. Here's why she's got her eye on the upcoming 2018 Incredible Africa by Private Jet expedition, hosted by anthropologist Donald Johanson.

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Bushtracks Presentation at the Golden Gate Club with Special Guest Donald Johanson

Bushtracks Presentation at the Golden Gate Club with Special Guest Donald Johanson

Although it was hard to imagine a more beautiful spot than San Francisco's Presidio illuminated by the soft glow of a harvest moon this past Wednesday evening, Bushtracks president David Tett took 100 attendees on a virtual safari to the wild beauty of Africa during his 45 minute presentation filled with stories, his favorite places for safaris, and the exciting announcement of a new host for the 2018 Incredible Africa by Private Jet trip.

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Donald Johanson to Host Incredible Africa by Private Jet 2018

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Donald Johanson, best known for his 1974 discovery of “Lucy,” one of the most complete skeletons of Australopithecus afarensis, will be the Expedition Host of Incredible Africa by Private Jet scheduled for September 2-22, 2018.

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Africa by Private Jet & the Big Seven

game drive at Savute Elephant Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Most people dream of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo) on safari, and consider themselves lucky if they do. But did you know that our Incredible Africa by Private Jet expedition adds mountain gorillas and great white shark sightings to the Big Five (making it the Big Seven)?

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Africa by Private Jet: The World is Your Classroom

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Our  Incredible Africa by Private Jet 2018 expedition showcases some of the world's best known outdoor galleries like the Acropolis and Luxor, as well as some lesser known ones like Lalibela's subterranean churches and a sculpture gallery on the slopes of Stellenbosch Mountain outside Cape Town. While these places are legendary and timeless, the manner in which you'll see them is personalized and very much in the present moment, with resident experts who will engage your interest, and all your senses.

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Introducing our Newest Safari by Private Air for 2018

Three generations of the Tett family, Botswana 2016

I was born and raised in Africa along with my three brothers. We are now scattered across three different continents, which makes family reunions both challenging and rare. Choosing a location that makes everyone happy is key, and our extended family found that in Southern Africa on safari.

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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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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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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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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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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.

Bushtracks Africa by Private Jet, Ethiopia 

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