Welcome to Africa
Africa is an astonishing continent. Immensely diverse in cultures, landscapes and wildlife, Africa offers the adventurous traveler an endless variety of untouched wilderness, vast herds of game, vibrant cultures, & stunning landscapes.
Indeed, Africa is the ideal destination for discovery, exploration, and adventure.
GrassTrack Safaris specializes in designing journeys of discovery throughout this magnificent continent. Our website profiles a range of safari styles that will take you throughout Africa on adventure camping safaris or luxurious lodges deep in the African bush. We have the expertise and experience to help you design a personalized journey of a lifetime.
Discover Your Wild African Adventure
Our Exclusive, Privately Guided Safaris
The Galapagos Islands
Join GrassTrack Safaris for a journey to the famous Galapagos Islands. We'll start in Quito and visit the historic district before flying to the Galapagos. On this active, land based trip, we'll visit three islands (Santa Cruz, Floreana, & Isabela) and learn about the abundant and unique wildlife. As we kayak, snorkel, and hike across the islands we'll witness the islands' incredible wildlife, including marine iguanas, penguins, and giant tortoises.
Aug 31 - Sept 9, 2023
Join GrassTrack Safaris for an in-depth journey to Peru from Sept 7-20, 2023. We'll start in Lima and visit the historic and artistic districts before flying to Cusco. We'll enjoy an immersive experience of local Andean life and explore ancient Inca ruins, including Machu Picchu. Our trip ends with a 5 day full-supported trek in the remote Andes near Ausangate Mt, hiking up to 17,000 ft.
Postponed until 2024. We'll announce new dates soon!
Botswana Photo Safari
We’re excited to offer this extraordinary photography & wildlife safari into the wilderness of Botswana. Our privately guided safari is dedicated to wildlife photography and designed for photographers looking to hone their skills in an amazing location. All levels are welcome - whether you are a keen beginner with your first DSLR or an experienced photographer looking to take your images to the next stage (see guide bio at end of itinerary). The unique aspect of having a professional photographer with many years of experience photographing Botswana, along with a guide who understands the importance of lighting and being in the right position is what sets this trip apart from many others.
May 25 - June 3 & November 12-23, 2023
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What Our Guests are Saying
A trip of a lifetime completely shaped by GrassTrack Safaris. Dan Hopkins learned what makes us tick and upon that base created a 17- day African adventure perfect in every respect - seamless transitions over multiple destinations, knowledgeable guides, exciting experiences in diverse African environments, fabulous living accommodations and all within our manageable budget.
Stuart & Penny, Strafford, Vermont
What a trip! It was absolutely perfect, perfect weather, perfect lodges, perfect guides, and perfect animals! Can't wait to share pictures and adventures with you who know and love the magic of Botswana. Thank you so much for guiding us on our trip.
Margaret, Norwich, VT
We had a fantastic adventure and saw an amazing variety of animals. GrassTrack Safaris has both the knowledge and the contacts to answer questions and add intrigue to what is one of the best undiscovered adventures. In fact, my daughters enjoyed this African safari better than the week we spent in Paris and are looking for any reason to return!
Dave, Monroe, WA
I was looking for a different type of safari that would show me the wilder side of the bush. I booked The Buffalo Safari with GrassTrack Safaris and it was an incredible experience! Grasstrack Safaris did an excellent job organizing the trip and the guides, food, and vehicles were great. It was an unforgettable experience!
Shawn, Denver, CO
My safari was incredible! A camping safari is the perfect experience for travelers with a sense of adventure and who are looking for an authentic African safari. My safari was a truly life changing experience. Highly recommended!
John, Fort Collins, CO
GrassTrack Safaris arranged our recent trip to Botswana. In every way this adventure was A plus. Every travel connection went like clockwork including flights on small planes. Each game camp ("rustic elegance!") was different -- different terrain/views and different animals and birds, and always a welcoming staff. Food and accommodations were terrific. And the guides were extraordinary in their knowledge, their ability to track the animals, and in their friendly and helpful manner. We never could have planned such a wonderful trip on our own, and in ten short days, we fell in love with Botswana.
Jim, Strafford, VT
Our leader, Dan Hopkins, and guide, Steve, demonstrated vast patience and deep curiosity in observing wildlife, and shared their compelling interest in conservation and understanding of areas of wildlife/human conflict. They could not have been more engaging, and their enthusiasm was contagious. They both combined incredible focus and wonderful good humor, and together (with our super congenial little group!) made our safari experience truly memorable. It was an amazing and wonderful trip in every way, definitely a "trip of a lifetime.
Lynn, Plainfield, NH
On behalf of Bana Ba Letsatsi, I would like to thank you for your generous support. Your contributions means a lot to us, as you made it possible for our organization to achieve its mission to put a smile on the faces of the less privileged children.
Bana Ba Letsatsi Childrens Center, Maun, Botswana
We booked the Leopard Safari and had the adventure of our lives! There is nothing that compares to lying in your tent at night listening to the elephants feeding nearby. GrassTrack Safaris walked us through all the details on packing and what to expect so we felt well prepared. Our guide and fellow travelers made this the trip of a lifetime.
Debbie, New York City, NY
It's pretty daunting to consider planning a camping safari in Botswana. Who is want to trust? It was nice to have a local company that we had read about. Grasstrack Safaris and Dan Hopkins helped us bridge that gap. We had a really good experience. The guide and cook were outstanding. The trip was well organized and we were well taken care of.
Ben and Marlene, Hanover, NH
Just back from our Botswana trip from Kasane to Maun booked with GrassTrack Safaris. We went through Chobe and Moremi parks and finished with a Mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta followed by a plane ride over the Delta. Thanks for the great help booking this wonderful adventure!
Louis & Michele, Quebec City, Canada
The Fish Eagle Safari was absolutely amazing, it far exceeded my expectations. The guide was truly knowledgeable and really understands the animals of the region. The wildlife sightings were out of this world and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so lucky. Thank you!
Lacey, New York
My husband and I just got back from the Buffalo Safari that GrassTrack Safaris helped us arrange, and we couldn't be happier. The entire experience was unbelievably awesome -- we saw every animal, up close and personal; the food was delicious and the guides were knowledgeable and efficient. I highly recommend working with Dan to get book the trip of a lifetime!
Jacque, Atlanta, GA
I highly recommend GrassTracks Safaris to anyone wanting to gain knowledge and experience of Africa. I went on a camping safari in Botswana including the Kalahari, the Okavango Delta and Chobe. All of it was awe inspiring. I made lists of the animals seen every day. So many species!! Leopards, lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, elephants, giraffes, zebras, so many ungulates (hoofed species!), gorgeous birds, ugly birds.... Phenomenal. Highly recommended.
Vickie, Wilder, VT
After hours of research and phone calls, I settled on trusting Dan and GrassTrack Safaris for my likely one and only trip to Africa. I contacted all of the larger operators, took notes and asked a million questions for a year. None of them could touch what Grass Track Safaris delivered! Dan is so focused and passionate about Africa and he truly is a professional. I could not be happier with the trip they arranged! Start to finish was just superb!
Kurt & Martha, Seattle, WA