An amazing game drive in the Timbavati shows that it doesn’t matter what time of year you go on safari.
Understanding the ecology of dung beetles and why they are vitally important to the environment.
Guests at Senalala Camp are treated to the privilege of experiencing wild-dogs on safari, a rare sighting, and then to see these wild dogs out smarted by a Gnu is even less common.
A photographic safari in Madikwe Game Reserve is the perfect way to get up close and personal with endangered African wild dogs.
Comparing chimpanzee tracking in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania to Kibale National Park in Uganda.
Young elephants love to tussle. It tests their strength and helps them grow up. Oddly enough, as mature adults they don’t usually establish dominance by fighting, rather by whether they are in musth or not.
A self-drive safari drive is a wonderful and sometimes even spiritual experience.
While staying in Tsavo, not only will you find your own piece of paradise, but may also have an up close and personal elephant experience.
Jacada Travel is raising awareness about wearing face masks when visiting the critically endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda.
Africa has it all – from big-game photographic safaris to untouched beaches and everything in between.
Two adorable orphaned baby warthogs are given a little assistance from the staff at Rhino River Lodge.
The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) centre at Giraffe Manor allows you to come face to face with giraffes while contributing to conservation.
When a baby acacia rat falls from its nest, the guides at EcoTraining play a hand in reuniting it with its mother.
Botswana Holidays take a look at three lesser known destinations in Botswana and why you should visit them.
In this video, the theatre of life and death in the bush plays out in front of guests at Amakhosi as a baby zebra fights for its life.
A video shows a Lion cub scrambling across the Sand River to reunite with its pride.
Welcome to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, a lesser known home to the endangered mountain gorillas.
Guests visiting Tintswalo Safari Lodge see lions mating in the Manyeleti Game Reserve.
Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC – comparing your gorilla trekking options.
Why you should book a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.
Why watching gorillas in the wild is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Comparing the gorilla trekking experience in DR Congo and Rwanda.
Our afternoon game drive started with a hunt for cheetah. Earlier on in the day I had picked up tracks of a male Cheetah moving along the fence line, no doubt doing a routine territory patrol. I decided that for our afternoon game drive we should head into this area and try picking up on the big male cheetah.
Males are high up the pecking order within the pride structure and won’t tolerate anyone who challenges what is of utmost importance to their own genetic survival. Especially when it comes to food, lions are generally extremely competitive and will fight vigorously for their place at the carcass.
Early morning conversations with a rock hyrax in Nambia leave this traveller enchanted.
A night of heavy rains brings the bullfrogs back to the bush in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
February is the month of love and humans aren’t the only lovebirds feeling the Valentines’ Day spirit. Although, contrary to what Disney movies would have us believe, love among wildlife is often raw, unapologetic and quite frankly, a little disturbing at times.
An incredibly rare sighting of a zebra seen trotting through the Maasai Mara with a spear through its body
When considering an adventure such as mountain gorilla trekking, the subject of safety inevitably comes up in the conversation. The reality is that close contact with mountain gorillas is considered very safe, in comparison with other wild animals. Of course, in order to ensure one’s safety, rules have to be followed, and there are a […]
An extremely rare melanistic serval cat has been sighted in the lowland areas of the Serengeti National Park. This is a majorly significant and rare sighting, mainly because these servals are generally perceived to only habitate the high-lying areas of this area.
Aside from the yoga, the highlights of my stay at Londolozi, as hard as it is to choose, were the leopard sightings. Londolozi has a reputation for it’s leopards and boy do they deliver.
The Big 5, a term from the old hunting days, devoted to the five most dangerous animals to hunt, has been a target for the avid Safari goer since the birth of photographic tourism in Africa.
It was an overcast day in the Timbavati when the staff at Umlani decided to get out into bush and explore the varying landscapes. Little did we know at the time that what we were about to be treated to an incredible glimpse into the life of Africa’s most elusive predator, the leopard.
The ginger lion brothers in South Luangwa National Park have been a popular duo for some time – celebrated as special sightings for their colour abnormalities that stand them out from the rest of the lion crowd.
If your thoughts align with those of Brad Paisley, then right now your pen is poised and your fingers twitch. As we stand on the threshold of 2017, Bushtracks is ready to help you make this year’s book a number one best seller.
On a recent visit to South Africa Botswana we planned a safari that was not restricted by lodge schedules or other guests and could spend as much time as needed on each sighting for him to get the shots that he wanted – and a herd of elephants presented us with just that opportunity!
The wild is a strange place. You can spend years searching for something, always missing it by inches or seconds. Years hearing how everyone else has seen the most elusive creature of the African bushveld. You’ll stop and stare at every branch, discoloration or hanging vine hoping to be lucky enough to just catch a […]
Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, the best adventure you can have is to experience a primate safari to visit the mountain Gorillas & Eastern Lowland gorillas in Africa.
We decided to try and find the four sub-adult cheetah we know to be in the area. We have a plan to go towards a hill that has a vantage point from which to scan with binoculars. A plan that in the past has had great success for us.
Recent sightings of South Luangwa’s wild-dogs have brought back memories for one Marula Lodge guest…
Tragedy struck at the Le Bonheur crocodile farm in Paarl, near Cape Town, when well known guide and artist Johann Burger was attacked and killed by a crocodile.
East side of Madikwe in the middle of no where, there is life that breaths, eats and sleeps, a home to one of the most adorable but yet ugliest wild animals – with their slopey bodies and intimidating laughter (that they use as mechanism to confuse mostly lions when trying to steal their meal) doesn’t help the ugly hyena stereotype.
In a tragic incident this week, a man died of his injuries after being attacked by white lions that had escaped from their enclosure at Lion Tree Top Lodge in Hoedspruit, South Africa.
Polentswa, a campsite situated in the heart of the Kalahari, becomes darker than the nights at the arctic once the new moon rises – it shows little mercy to those unable to see at night.
During a game drive on a Tuesday morning with young Rebecca, her parents and two other Jaci’s safari lodge guests, driving through airstrip road heading east following wild dogs’ tracks which confused the game ranger Oliver for a long time.
Mountain Gorilla Trekking is a most unusual and highly desired wildlife experience in Africa; considered by wildlife enthusiasts across the globe as the number one human-animal encounter. These rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas only exist in the Virunga Range which runs through the countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Each […]