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INSIDERS AFRICATM

Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

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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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools, Expeditions by Private Jet

Okavango Delta Safari Summer Specials

Okavango Delta Safari Summer Specials

Do you think summer's over? Think again! It's only just beginning in Africa, where your safari dollar goes much farther this time of year, even in the most highly sought-after camps in the Okavango Delta. Bushtracks Vice President Carolyn Tett shares some of her favorite safari specials for travel now through March 2018.

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

Choosing Between Eastern & Southern Africa Safaris

Eastern Africa Safaris vs Southern Africa Safaris

Safari veterans broadly divide Africa into two regions, eastern and southern. Because of the continent's enormous size, if you can narrow down your interests, focusing on one region or another makes sense during a two-week stay. As you consider the distinctive qualities of each region, it is important to note that these are generalizations only, and exceptions abound. While Southern Africa generally features smaller camps on private reserves, for example, there are excellent small camps in private concessions in Eastern Africa, too, and both regions offer opportunities to see Africa's Big Five, indulge in some beach time, or engage with a local community.

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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools, Destinations

Safari Dining: Wildebeests & Cream Puffs

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Ever wondered what dining in an African safari camp is like? Five-time Bushtracks traveler and guest blogger Ellyn Ludwig details her own safari dining experience in the Serengeti and explains why your African safari may not be the best place to start a diet.

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Posted in: Activities and Culture, Planning, Tips, and Tools

Bushtracks Experts Share Safari Packing Tips

Game drive, Jack's Camp, Botswana

Packing for your African safari is a tricky business as you balance between being well-prepared for a two-week plus adventure in variable temperatures and staying within baggage weight restrictions. To help, our expert safari planners share packing tips: from must-have items to what you should leave at home.

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

Green Season Safaris: Save On Travel October to March

leopard, Jacana Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

The "green season" is safari-speak for Africa's summer, a time of year favored by many insiders who enjoy traveling when crowds are few and Africa's wild babies are numerous and varied. Special pricing for green season safaris is now available for fall 2017 and early 2018.

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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools

African Safari Tips: How to Get To Africa

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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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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools

Serengeti Safari Sightings Month-by-Month

wildebeest stampede, Mara Plains

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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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools, Destinations

5 Ways to Manage Your Custom Safari Cost

Game Drive Wilderness Safaris

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

Planning Family African Safaris over the Holidays

Hall-Wiley Family on safariThere'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


African Safaris Fall 2016

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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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools, Destinations

Safari Packing Tips from an Expert: Why Neutral Colors Are Best

Tuthill-Orr-Amarula.jpgJust 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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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools

NEW 2016 AFRICAN SAFARIS BROCHURE


Bushtracks African Safaris Brochure January 2016

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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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools, Destinations

2 New Custom African Safaris in Just-Published Brochure

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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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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools, Destinations

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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