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African Safari Tips: How to Get To Africa

So, now that you've booked your African safari, how exactly are you planning to get there from the United States? These African safari tips address that very important question to help you calculate your total time away and costs.
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Serengeti Safari Sightings Month-by-Month

Savvy travelers planning their dream Serengeti safari want to visit at "the best time." So when exactly is that? The accurate (and somewhat maddening) response is, "it depends." The herds never pack up and leave the Serengeti ecosystem, but they do progress in a seasonal circuit, so your wildebeest-viewing experience varies depending on when you time your visit. However, resident wildlife can be found in abundance throughout the year.
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5 Ways to Manage Your Custom Safari Cost

Words like custom, concierge and tailor-made have all been used to describe the type of safari we've been designing for over 25 years, and while they are all accurate, none expresses the fact that this type of safari can actually be more affordable than others because we design each one around your preferences, schedule and budget. When budget-conscious travelers call me, there are five ways I can reduce their overall custom safari cost.
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Planning Family African Safaris over the Holidays

There's no better way for extended families to connect and create memories than on safari. However, planning a trip with lots of people isn't always easy. Learn how to plan sure-to-please family African safaris with advice from Bushtracks co-founder Carolyn Tett.
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Posted in: Our Safari Specialists, Where to Stay, Planning, Tips, and Tools

New! Custom Safari Planning Brochure for 2017

Hot off the presses, and just in time for families gathering together (and dreaming about next year's travel adventures together) it's our latest edition of African Safaris filled with our very favorite safaris, planning tips, and much more.
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Safari Packing Tips from an Expert: Why Neutral Colors Are Best

Just 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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NEW 2016 AFRICAN SAFARIS BROCHURE

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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2 New Custom African Safaris in Just-Published Brochure

Nothing says comfort and adventure like the beanbags and elephants on the cover of our latest African Safaris brochure! We invite you to sit back, relax and let us take you to Africa in ways you've never imagined, but which are just right for you. Inside you'll find two new trips you can customize for 2016, as well as travel advice and inspiration from Africa experts.
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5 Tips for Travel with Teens to Africa

Since I returned from a Southern Africa safari with my husband and 2 teens in June, we’ve fielded many questions from friends wanting to know what it’s like to travel with teens to Africa. In a nutshell: it was the most remarkable family vacation we've ever had, and an incredibly meaningful way to spend time together. 
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7 Reasons You Can't Miss Our New Green Season Safaris

The secret is out! If you’re seeking lush landscapes filled with big game and predators, Green Season safaris -- which take place in Africa's summer -- are for you. We have 4 great, specially priced Southern Africa safaris to top destinations like the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert, Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Sossusvlei to help you discover this special time of year preferred by birders, photographers, and Africa insiders.
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Posted in: Safari Special Offers, Planning, Tips, and Tools

New 2016 African Safaris Brochure Just Published

Inspire your next adventure with our just-published African Safaris 2016 brochure, featuring 8 proven-winner safaris you can customize around your dates, and number of travelers. Plus, insiders and experts offer tips on topics from photographing wildlife to conservation-focused lodges and summiting Sossusvlei's storied sand dunes.
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A Grand Adventure: Grandparents and Grandchildren on Safari

Bridging the generation gap--whether it is measured by miles, years or technology preferences--can be challenging for grandparents and grandchildren. One of the best ways to bring these two groups closer together is through a shared experience, such as a special vacation together. One of Bushtracks' travelers, Abby Campbell, is about to embark with her husband Leon on their third safari with their grandchildren, and shared her advice on how this can be a wonderful bonding experience.
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Top 5 Safari Destinations for Fall and Holidays 2015

Now is the time to plan your 2015 late fall and winter travel to Africa. And, if you are hoping to spend the holidays in Africa, don't wait any longer to start making plans, as space will become increasingly difficult to secure. Here are Bushtracks’ top five safari destinations for fall and holidays to help get you dreaming of warm days outdoors, with options for city attractions, beachy escapes, and the beauty of the African bush at a very special season: when animal babies are born, and places like the Kalahari and Victoria Falls transform, offering a completely different experience from other times of year.
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African Safari Tips: How to Plan Your Flight to Africa from the U.S.

So much of the excitement in planning your African safari understandably focuses on your experiences in Africa. But equally importantly, your planning needs to address how you will get to Africa from the United States. 
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A Free Night in Victoria Falls on Select 2015 African Safaris

If you can't believe that we're already in April, and wonder where the year has gone, you'll be glad to know that there’s still plenty of time to plan a custom safari for 2015. And we're making it very easy to make your once-in-a-lifetime trip a reality with a fantastic Southern Africa program you can customize to your dates and style of travel. Plus, when you book our Best of Southern Africa 2015 Safari by June 30, 2015 you'll enjoy a complimentary night at the elegant Royal Livingstone Hotel in Victoria Falls (a $450 per person, or a $900 per couple, value).
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