When you think of Africa, most likely you’re thinking of Kenya. This is where the safari was born with the grand expeditions of Roosevelt, Hemingway, and Karen Blixen. Kenya is the quintessential safari destination where you’ll experience all the classic images of Africa. Kenya is the land of vast plains brimming with wildlife. Enormous herds…

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lilac breasted roller

One of Africa’s most colorful and abundant birds, the beautiful lilac-breasted roller is commonly seen in game parks throughout eastern and southern Africa. The rainbow of colors this bird displays is truly stunning. Both males and females exhibit a range of pastel colors from the lilac breast, olive head, and rusty cheeks to vivid wings…

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There are a number of reasons to consider Zimbabwe for your next safari.  Zimbabwe is home to vast national parks full of game with a remote, wilderness feel.  Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe.  Hwange has always been renowned for its incredible diversity of wildlife, and to this day it boasts more…

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As the novel coronavirus rapidly spreads across the globe another threatened species is at risk: the highly endangered mountain gorilla.  Found in tiny pockets of rain forest in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo the mountain gorilla population has slowly rebounded as a result of increased tourism and strict protection.  However this may all change.  Tourism has…

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zimbabwe safari

In 1930, as many as 10 million wild elephants roamed the African continent. But decades of poaching and conflict have decimated the African elephant population, leaving less than 415,000. But not all the news is bad.  Botswana & Zimbabwe are home to nearly 200,000 elephants, the largest population in Africa.  Join GrassTrack Safaris and Imvelo…

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san bushmen botswana

A recent safari guest describes her interactions with the San Bushmen of Xai Xai deep in the Kalahari of Botswana.  As part of our Botswana Culture & Wildlife Safari, this small group spent two days with the San learning about their culture and everyday lives.  Here, Bonnie relates her experiences with the San and her…

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The “green season” is southern Africa’s summertime and in some places the rainy season.  Typically it’s the least popular time for safaris, but there are some distinct advantages to traveling between January and March (see below for 11 great reasons).  If you have any reservations about green season travel in Namibia, you can put those…

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In 1930, as many as 10 million wild elephants roamed the African continent.  But decades of poaching and conflict have decimated the African elephant populations, leaving less than 415,000.  In 2016, the International Union of Conservation of Nature reported that Africa’s elephant population had seen its worst decline in 25 years. Join GrassTrack Safaris owner…

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Here’s great story about camping in the Botswana wilderness by one of our clients, recently returned from our Botswana Culture & Wildlife Safari.  Author and safari host, Bonnie Fladung, tells an unforgettable story of an unexpected nocturnal visitor to her tent one night deep in the Botswana bush! I heard something brush against the outside…

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This safari has been rescheduled to March 8-21, 2021 OUR AUTHENTIC TANZANIA SAFARI IS FULLY BOOKED Consider this your invitation to the safari of a lifetime!  Please join me, the owner of GrassTracks Safaris, for a privately guided 12-day safari to Tanzania.  I have spent extensive time in the African bush and will be your…

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