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In our travelers' words

Read about our travelers' safari experiences

OVER 60% OF OUR GUESTS ARE REPEAT TRAVELERS
OR REFERRED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY

For over 25 years we have passionately presented the idea of traveling to Africa, and described our safaris in a thousand ways. We know, without a doubt, it is a priceless experience because we were born and raised there. But Africa’s magic is hard to convey, particularly to those who have never been. So, we turned to some of our travelers to see how they feel about their luxury African safari travel experiences, and why they decided to go. At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

MULTI-GENERATIONAL SAFARI
THE PEACOCK FAMILY

Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day.

FAMILY SAFARI
THE OUSTERHOUT FAMILY

My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return.

ACTIVE SAFARI
TAMAR SHERER & CHRIS COOPER

This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!

CELEBRATION SAFARI
JIM & PATRICIA EDDY

I was sooooo surprised by the birthday surprises! from the 'elephant dung' cake at Mashatu, where we belly laughed for so long, to the elephant surprise 'bush brunch' at Vumbura Plains, where my eyes were somehow a little teary because it was so beautiful and the staff so excited.

CULTURAL SAFARI
CLAUDIA MARSEILLE & SAMIR BARAKAT

We were so happy to see all of the big five animals at MalaMala, our first stop, including a leopard who walked close by our jeep, while her sister posed beautifully on a termite mound. It was so moving to see these animals inhabiting their own space, and to see the respect the guides and camps have for them. And there were surprises all along the way: from a private dinner on a boat anchored in the middle of the Zambezi to visiting the village of one of our guides and dancing with the locals. It was the trip of a lifetime.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI
PAT & ART HOEFT

This was our first Africa visit; we'd thought about it for years and then in my husband's semi-retirement we thought that if we didn't do it NOW it would never happen. We arranged to travel with my husband's brother and wife. The photographic opportunities were myriad and truly stupendous. We were up and out in the Land Cruiser before sunrise each day to catch photos of wildebeests and, one morning, elephants, silhouetted with acacias on a ridge line as the sun rose. We ended our days with late-night nibbles with a choice of "one more for the road" and new friends from across the English-speaking world.

INDEPENDENT SAFARI
CRAIG & MARINA HARRISON

This was our sixth trip to Africa together. We both love to see and photograph wildlife. In all our prior trips put together, we only saw wild dogs one time for a fleeting five minutes. They became the focus of what turned out to be the best predator trip ever for us. In Luangwa Valley, Zambia, and Botswana we had about 25 sightings of leopards, five sessions with wild dogs, many hyenas, and more sightings of lion than we can recall. It was a trip we will always remember.