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 San Bushmen of the Kalahari. Our second guided safari will take you into the wilderness of Zimbabwe as we learn all about the conservation issues facing Africa's elephants.
On April 25, 2021 at 4pm EST, Steve Stockhall and Kiki Keating will join Dan Hopkins to discuss all the details of our Botswana Culture & Wildlife Safari.
On May 11, 2021 at 5pm EST, Mark Butcher will join Dan Hopkins to discuss all the details of our Great Elephant Safari.
See below for links to both safari itineraries
April 25, 2021 @ 4pm EST
Botswana Culture & Wildlife Safari Virtual Information Session
Please join Dan Hopkins (owner of GrassTrack Safaris), Kiki Keating (safari host and owner of KikiNetwork), and Steve Stockhall (safari guide and owner of Earth Ark Travel) for a virtual information session about our upcoming Botswana Culture & Wildlife Safari. Join Steve and Kiki on this unique safari and experience Africa’s great wilderness areas and visit with one of the world’s oldest cultures - the San Bushmen of the Kalahari. The safari runs from Aug 31-Sept 10, 2021. During this free information session Dan, Kiki, and Steve will talk in detail about the itinerary, the camps & lodges, activities, and answer your questions about travel in Botswana.
On your Botswana safari, you'll visit a remote San Bushmen village and spend two nights interacting with the villagers, learning about their customs, daily lives, and the challenges of living in the harsh Kalahari Desert. You'll join them around their evening campfires and learn about the local environment on bush walks. You'll also witness Botswana's stunning wildlife in some of Africa's best game parks.
The safari begins in the Savute region of Chobe National Park, a region well-known for large bull elephants and excellent leopard sightings. You next move south to the Khwai River Concession on the border of Moremi Game Reserve. This eastern section of the Okavango Delta protects a wide variety of habitats that are home to a staggering range of birds, plants, and wildlife. The safari ends in the Kalahari Desert, an arid landscape completely in contrast to the parks further north. Here you'll experience the San and see wildlife that is not present in Khwai or Chobe, including oryx and springbok. Accommodation will be a mix of lodges and comfortable camping in private, unfenced campsites deep in the African bush.
May 11, 2021 @ 5pm EST
The Great Elephant Safari Virtual Information Session
Please join Dan Hopkins, owner of GrassTrack Safaris and Zimbabwean professional guide Mark Butcher from Imvelo Safari Lodges, for a virtual information session about our upcoming October 2021 trip to Botswana, Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park - The Great Elephant Safari!
On this unique journey, Oct 15-27, 2021, we’ll spend two weeks following ancient elephant migration routes as we learn about the natural history, ecology and conservation issues facing Africa’s elephants. Mark Butcher, owner of Imvelo, will join us for a day of village visits to learn about their vital role in conservation and to see how local communities live among elephants. Accommodation will be a mix of lodges and a very special, remote tented camp.
Imvelo Safari Lodges has been at the forefront of community conservation in Zimbabwe since 1996. By building some of their camps and safari lodges on communal land bordering Hwange National Park, their ultimate goal is to create a symbiotic relationship between local communities, responsible tourism, and conservation. This in turn promotes conservation of the local wildlife and natural resources and encourages sustainability for these village communities while at the same time adding significantly to the safari experience.
An exhilarating trek in search of endangered mountain gorillas? Experiencing the vast desert wilderness of Namibia? Following a herd of elephants on foot? Paddling papyrus lined waterways of the Okavango? Discover your African adventure on one of our safari packages or we'll help design your own itinerary.