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.

What's New at GrassTrack Safaris?

Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe

Camp Hwange is a classic safari camp situated on its own private concession deep in the Sinamatella area of Hwange National Park.  This small and intimate camp offers canvas and thatch bungalow accommodations of a unique style and perfect for guests who seek a true wilderness experience and a wonderful feeling of being immersed in…

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Deo’s Elephant Trench

  Uganda Elephant Conservation – Living on the border of an African national park can be a dangerous and frustrating experience.  Predators like lions, leopards, and hyenas often leave the protection of the park and can kill cattle, livestock, and even people.  Elephants, baboons, and bush pigs search the surrounding farms for easily available crops…

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What is the KAZA Visa?

You should be aware of the new KAZA Visa if you’re traveling to the Victoria Falls region and want to explore the neighboring countries of Zimbabwe or Zambia.  The KAZA Visa allows entry into participating countries with one visa. Instead of buying individual visas for Zimbabwe and Zambia the KAZA Visa allows entry into both…

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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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Tanzania Safari Report

I recently returned from an amazing safari in Tanzania where I joined a small group of travel agents who also specialize in creating unique African journeys.  Being on the ground is the best way to learn about a destination and during our 2-week safari I learned a great deal about Tanzania, the logistics of planning…

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A Poem of Africa

I came across this poem of Africa and thought I would share it.  When I first posted the poem I had no idea who wrote it but a reader left a comment saying the poem was written by C. Emily Dibb.  Having camped many nights in the African bush this simple poem captures that feeling…

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Our Unique Safaris with Limited Departures

Community & Conservation Safari

School Visit

 

Our new Zimbabwe community & conservation safari is an opportunity for you to participate in hands-on community development work and active conservation programs. 

Only one departure date: June 13-21, 2018

Botswana Photography & Wildlife Safari

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Join Grasstrack Safaris and Brenda Petrella Photography for an extraordinary photography & wildlife safari into the wilderness of Botswana. 

Only one departure date:  November 1-11, 2018

Safari to the Southern Parks of Tanzania

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Join Grasstrack Safaris for this unique safari into the remote southern game parks of Tanzania.  These parks see few visitors so you're sure to have an authentic wilderness experience.

Only one departure date:  September 16-28, 2018

Discover Your Wild African Adventure

Elephants, Botswana

Immerse yourself deep in the bush of Botswana and witness extraordinary wildlife on our lodge and camping safaris.

Botswana Safaris

Cheetahs, Serengeti

Stunning scenery, incredible wildlife, and vibrant cultures.  Hike the volcanoes, walk with Maasai guides, or laze on a tropical beach.  Tanzania has it all!

Tanzania Safaris

botswana photography wildlife safari

Adventure camping safaris are perfect for the traveler willing to rough it for a unique experience of the remote bush & the amazing wildlife of Africa.

Botswana Adventure Camping Safaris

hiking sossusvlei

Journey through this ancient land of extraordinary landscapes & stunning wildlife as you explore one of the world's oldest deserts.

Namibia Safaris

south africa safaris

South Africa is a dynamic & vibrant country.  World class game parks, towering mountains, endless coastlines, and diverse cultures.  South Africa has it all.

South Africa Safaris

Mountain+Gorilla

This small country packs in alot!  Tracking the rare mountain gorillas, amazing game parks, and one of the largest lakes in the world.  Uganda will not disappoint!

Uganda Safaris

Victoria Falls African Safaris

Experience one of the world's largest waterfall, track big game on foot, or visit local communities.  All with the best guides in Africa.

Zimbabwe Safaris

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

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