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Explore Peru – Cusco, The Sacred Valley & Hiking the High Andes

Consider this your invitation to join Grasstrack Safaris on a unique journey into the heart of Peru’s ancient cultures and magical landscapes as we explore this amazing country.  Peru has it all.  It’s a perfect balance of bucket list sites and hidden gems. This huge country is the definition of diverse, with over 47 languages…

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Join us on Zoom: The Great Elephant Safari

Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 7pm EST The Great Elephant Safari Virtual Information Session on Zoom Please join Dan Hopkins, owner of GrassTrack Safaris, and Tad Bradley, owner of The Kusini Collection, for a Zoom information session about The Great Elephant Safari.  Tad is Imvelo’s marketing consultant and he just returned from Zimbabwe after witnessing the historic rhino relocation.  During this…

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Youth Conservation Program

Do you know anyone between the ages of 17-25 years old with an interest in wildlife?  Young adults with a passion for conservation will be excited to learn of Imvelo Safari Lodges’ special conservation course. In its second season, this short course focuses on community-based tourism and conservation.  There will be two 8-day courses in…

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Join Us on Zoom

GrassTrack Safaris is offering 2 exclusive, privately guided safaris in 2021!  Join us on Zoom to meet your guides and hear all the details about these exciting departures.  Our first guided safari will take you into the wilds of Botswana to experience fantastic wildlife and witness one of the oldest cultures on earth – the…

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African Wildlife: 4 Endangered & Vulnerable Species

Join Dan Hopkins and Bonnie Fladung for an Osher@Dartmouth Zoom course focusing on 4 endangered species of African wildlife.  Did you know the pangolin is the world’s most trafficked animal?  That there are only about 5000 African wild dogs in existence?  How have recent ivory bans affected elephant poaching?  How does civil unrest affect mountain…

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COVID-19 Africa Travel Update

There is great news out of Africa as the continent slowly begins to reopen borders to international travelers.  Opening dates and entry requirements vary from country to country but here are the latest updates.  As this is still a fluid situation, the following information will be updated as new details are announced. (Updated Dec 20,…

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The Mighty Elephant: An Osher@Dartmouth Course

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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Hiking Namibia’s Sossusvlei Dunes

Namibia is an ideal destination for exploring on foot and hiking the Sossusvlei dunes will take you into a unique and strange landscape.  Sossusvlei is classic Namib Desert scenery with magnificent, apricot dunes sculpted by the wind and set against a cobalt blue sky.  Hiking the Sossusvlei Dunes can be a surreal experience as you…

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What is a Safari Sundowner?

A safari sundowner is simply an African happy hour where you sit back, cocktail in hand, and watch the sun slip below the horizon.  It’s a classic safari tradition dating back to the colonial days.  Sunset is a peaceful time in Africa and it’s also the perfect time to relax, reflect on the day’s events,…

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Victoria Falls – “The Smoke that Thunders”

Victoria Falls is one of the world’s natural wonders and is easily visited on your southern African safari.  The Falls is formed by the Zambezi River as it cascades into a chasm 300 feet deep and over a mile wide.  Since the Zambezi forms the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe, about ¾ of the Falls…

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