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Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

Beating The Safari Crowds:  Zambia's Luangwa Valley

Beating The Safari Crowds:  Zambia's Luangwa Valley

In the second installment by David Bristow on alternatives to the Okavango Delta, we visit Zambia’s Luangwa Valley.

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Beating the Safari Crowds: a Kafue Zambia Safari

Elephant at Kafue, credit Mike Myers, Busanga Bush Camp

In the first of three blogs on beating the safari crowds in Southern Africa, Cape Town-based guest blogger David Bristow reveals some lesser-known destinations that you'll want to add to your safari bucket list. He begins with Kafue National Park in south-central Zambia. 

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Posted in: Our Field Experts, Where to Stay, Destinations

WATCH: Interview with Africa by Private Jet Host Donald Johanson

Donald Johanson

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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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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Namibia Safaris: Exploring the Dunes of Sossusvlei

Wolwedans, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Here, the desert is almost complete: it is prehistoric, with sand in layers everywhere, bare rock peeping out between tufts of grass and a few hardy (or foolhardy) bushes, and shadows stretching away ink-black as the sun sinks.

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Chimpanzee Trekking Guide Video, Part Two

Chimp Trekking, Greystoke Mahale, photographed by Samantha Barbitta

If you've ever wondered why people love primate safaris, watch top chimpanzee trekking guide, Mwiga Mambo in this video as he tells his story of a very clever female chimp at Greystoke Mahale.

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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife, Our Field Experts

Chimpanzee Trekking Guide Video, Part One

chimpanzee, Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania

Last month we welcomed one of our valued camp partners, Nomad Tanzania, to our office in Healdsburg, California. We were very fortunate that they brought along one of their top chimpanzee trekking guides from the Greystoke Mahale camp, Mwiga Mambo. 

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Posted in: Conservation & Wildlife, Our Field Experts

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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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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African Lion Conservation and Ewaso Lions in Samburu

It's incredible how few people know that Africa's lions are disappearing. We hear a lot about the threats facing elephants and rhinos, but lions are quietly slipping away. Lions have declined by 90% in just the last 75 years. One of the main drivers is conflict with people, primarily over livestock depredation. When lions attack livestock, pastoralists may retaliate and kill lions.

Ewaso Lions, Lions Greeting

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Ethiopia Travel: The Bale Mountains, a Place Like Nowhere Else

Bale Mountains view from Bale LodgeThe Bale Mountains are to Ethiopia what Alaska is to the contiguous USA: a world apart where everything found there is like nothing found anywhere else. Ethiopia itself is like nowhere else, a cultural island with its own language, religion and history that can be traced back to the time of the Queen of Sheba.

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Author Jared Diamond to host 2016 Africa by Private Jet Expedition

Bushtracks is pleased to announce that Pulitzer-prize-winning author Jared Diamond will be joining Bushtracks President David Tett on the 2016 Jerusalem to Cape Town by Private Jet expedition, September 1-21, 2016. Here, Professor Diamond shares his thoughts on the expedition.

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

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