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Welcome to Africa

 

Africa is an astonishing continent.  Immensely diverse in cultures, landscapes and wildlife, Africa offers the adventurous traveler a seemingly endless variety of experiences.  Untouched wilderness, vast herds of game, unique plants and animals, ancient peoples, and stunning landscapes.  Indeed, Africa is the ideal destination for discovery, exploration, and adventure.

GrassTrack Safaris specializes in designing your journey of discovery throughout this magnificent continent.  Discover endless horizons, unique wildlife, and ancient cultures.

Discover Your Wild African Adventure...

What's New at GrassTrack Safaris?

The End of Low Season Gorilla Permits?

UPDATE (Sept 29, 2017):  The Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced an increase in the price of gorilla permits that will now cost a flat fee of $600 in both low and high seasons for all visitors effective immediately on all 2018 departures.  November, 2017 is your last chance to take advantage of the low season…

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A Few Favorite Lodges in Namibia

As elsewhere in Africa, Namibia hosts many wonderful lodges.  Scattered in remote areas throughout the country, these various lodges provide exceptional service, incredibly friendly staff, and superb guides.  Most lodges offer unique activities where you can track rhinos on foot, search for desert elephants and learn about the strange plants and animals inhabiting the world’s…

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How to Choose the Right African Safari Adventure

African Safari Adventure Packages are our specialty and we can arrange a wide range of safari styles and destinations throughout Africa.  The continent offers a bewildering variety of safari styles, activities, and accommodation.  Trying to choose among all these safari adventures and accommodation styles can seem daunting.  Read on for a quick list of pros-…

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Chimp Trekking in Uganda

On our recent chimp trekking experience in Kibale National Park, Uganda, we spent an afternoon walking the paths of the forest with our guides and trackers.  The forest was thick with vegetation and bird song. The chimps were moving fast but we finally caught up with a small group feeding in a large fig tree. …

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Back to the Basics: Mobile Camping Safaris in Botswana, Part 2

Mobile Camping Safaris in Botswana provide an unparalleled experience of wild Africa and is truly an authentic African adventure.  A mobile camping safari brings you deep into the African wilderness where you can see, smell, and feel Africa.  There’s something magical about sitting close to the campfire on a dark night listening to a lion’s…

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Back to the Basics:  Mobile Camping Safaris in Botswana, Part 1

 Safari is a Swahili word meaning journey, and for centuries explorers and traders embarked on safari expeditions deep into the interior of Africa.  Today, a safari refers to almost any type of tour in Africa or beyond, usually involving luxury lodges with all the comforts and amenities. However, a mobile camping safari is one of…

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9 Tips on Planning your First African Safari

Africa is an ideal destination for discovery and adventure.  Once you have chosen your African Safari Package, a journey to Africa, you can camp in the vast wilderness full of game, interact with intriguing cultures, and experience striking landscapes.  It’s no wonder why Africa is a top destination for many travelers.  However, planning your first…

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Why You Should Consider a Safari to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe was once considered the crown jewel of the southern Africa safari circuit, with enormous parks, abundant game, and spectacular landscapes.  But with the economic and political challenges of the past decade or so, it’s reputation has slipped.  However, tourism in Zimbabwe is slowly making a coming back.

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Discover Your African Adventure

WILD ELEPHANT AFRICAN SAFARIS

Our Botswana safaris will immerse you in wilderness & wildlife of Africa.  Be inspired by our expedition style of safari, in the tradition of Hemingway & Roosevelt.

Botswana Safaris

namibia safari sossusvlei

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

Namibia Safaris

zimbabwe safaris

Experience one of the world's largest waterfall.  Track elephants, lion and buffalo, on foot.  Paddle down the mighty Zambezi.  Engage with the local communities.  All with some of the best guides in Africa.

Zimbabwe Safaris

uganda gorilla safari

This small country packs in a huge variety of wildlife, landscapes, & cultures.  Trek the rain forests in search of mountain gorillas, witness tree climbing lions, & track foraging chimps.

Uganda Safaris

botswana camping safari

Are you the adventurous traveler? Our high-value camping safaris are perfect for the outdoor adventurer willing to rough it &still experience the remote bush and amazing wildlife of Africa.

Adventure Camping

African Safari Adventures

 Looking for a unique, tailor-made experience?  We'll work with you to design your perfect safari full of adventures to create memories of a lifetime!

Custom 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