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Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

A Serengeti Safari brings peace and wildlife action

 

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The enormous beauty of the Serengeti stars in countless films and shows – Serengeti Rules on PBS is a recent example.  The Great Migration itself is on innumerable bucket lists, and the marvelous landscapes, Maasai culture and abundant wildlife make this a year-round destination.  Despite its fame, crowds aren’t a given.  There’s room for just you and the herds.

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Posted in: Our Field Experts, Planning, Tips, and Tools, Safari Lifestyle

Go your own way: Find your ideal travel style

As you know so well, no two individuals are alike. Just like African countries, actually – and safaris. The diversity of exceptional experiences to be had on the continent, in both cities and deep wilderness, is simply staggering. Here’s our go-to guide to finding your own travel style.

Two Bushtracks Expeditions travelers looking out across an expansive view of African wild lands

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Posted in: Safari Lifestyle

Find a home where the wildebeest roam: An African Safari

It’s dawn in Africa, and light is creeping across the enormous sky. This magical hour, when predators head home and birdsong erupts from every tree, marks the start of the safari day. We’d like to invite you to come along, so you can build memories in Africa and treasure your unique Bushtracks safari experience.

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Posted in: Safari Lifestyle

The Romance of Solo Travel

Traveling solo is one of life’s true luxuries. A stretch of time entirely devoted to following one’s own heart and interests is enormously liberating. And when Bushtracks Expeditions has planned every detail of your safari and is with you every step of the way, comfort and safety are guaranteed.

Photo of a Woman on a solo safari

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Posted in: Planning, Tips, and Tools, Safari Lifestyle

In the Bag: Packing made easy with Bushtracks

Thought choosing a safari destination was tricky?  Wait until you try and get all your gear into a bag that is small, light and soft enough to fit into your light aircraft that will buzz you into the African wilds!  Happily, every Bushtracks Expeditions traveler gets a custom-made travel bag to turn this onerous task into child’s play.

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Safari Sundowners: Cocktails in the Namib Desert

Safari Sundowners: Cocktails in the Namib Desert

Lately we're seeking relief from Healdsburg's triple-digit summertime temperatures, and refreshing drinks are high on our list of remedies. So we asked our friends at Little Kulala Camp in the Namib Desert (people who know a thing or two about hot and dry conditions and how to treat them) to share some of their sundowner secrets for rehydrating guests after a day spent exploring. They kindly obliged with these three Namib-tested cocktails.

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Safari Spoonful: South African Farm Milk Tart

South African Farm Milk Tart

If you’re not already familiar with this custard dessert, it is as beloved and ubiquitous in South Africa as apple pie is in the United States. It is also one more reason we are happy to work at Bushtracks, where the newest addition to the Bushtracks team, Gayle Lehman, whipped one up to share with us for a Friday coffee break.

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Posted in: Our Safari Specialists, Safari Lifestyle

Safari Spoonful: Serengeti Quiche

 Lamai Serengeti, TanzaniaAfrican safari camps do a wonderful job catering to the tastes of American and European travelers with a constantly changing menu prepared in some of the most remotely placed kitchens on earth. This safari spoonful is an easy-to-make quiche I enjoyed after a morning game-drive at Lamai Serengeti.

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African Safari Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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For the African safari aficionados or wildlife enthusiasts on your list here are ten of our favorite African safari gift ideas to either recall their time in Africa or inspire future travel. 

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Safari Spoonful: Amarula Dessert Recipe for the Holidays

 

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Relive memories of your African safari -- or maybe inspire your next safari -- by sharing an African dish this holiday season. Learn how to make this delicious Amarula dessert and why it's uniquely South African. 

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