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Across East and Southern Africa by Private Jet

Across East and Southern Africa by Private Jet Northbound - August 11-26, 2015 OR Southbound - August 20-September 4, 2015 An Interview with Bushtracks Founder and President, David Tett What is the inspiration for this 16 day journey across Eastern and Southern Africa? The Great Rift Valley inspired this program. It is Africa’s wild heart: migrating herds, big cats, magnificent vistas and human origins. So in the most general sense, this program combines the highlights of Eastern and Southern Africa which top our travelers’ “must-see” list: the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert in Botswana; Victoria Falls in Zambia; the Great Migration of the Serengeti in Tanzania; and the anthropological and cultural treasures of Ethiopia. It offers in one sweeping adventure what many of our guests take 2 or even 3 separate trips to Africa to discover. But, perhaps more interestingly, it connects these seemingly distinct destinations, and the people and wildlife that call them home, into a geological story going back 30 million years. Soussusvlei, Namibia What makes this expedition-style journey different from other Bushtracks safaris? Four things set this safari apart from our custom safari programs. First, the 16 day duration is longer than our average safari – but necessary to capture the sense of the 3,000 mile long Great African Rift! Second, we’ll fly by private jet and bush planes throughout which offers excellent “flight-seeing” in addition to personalized care, while minimizing long road transfers. Plus, our bush flights will take you directly to your remote safari lodge’s door step. Third, the trip is designed to give you a true insider-experience with perspectives from your African-based expedition leader, hand-picked experts on a range of topics at every stop, and even me and Carolyn at a stunning camp perched in the rocky kopjes of the Serengeti. Last, unlike our custom programs, this journey departs on two set departure dates (August 11, 2015 or August 20, 2015) with a maximum of 24 guests. Shown left: Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Posted in: The Serengeti, Trips to Eastern Africa, African Trips and Tours, Best African Travel Destinations, The Great Migration, Safaris By Private Jet

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

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