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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. 

We'll help you discover your Wild Africa...

Discover Your Wild African Adventure

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New Botswana Safari!

Experience Botswana's lush green season on this special safari.  Limited to only 3 departures (Jan-Mar 2018) this journey will take you deep into the Kalahari Desert and Okavango Delta region.  You'll enjoy 2 nights of lodge accommodation and 8 nights luxury camping.

Elephants, Botswana

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

Botswana Safaris

Mountain+Gorilla

This small country packs in a huge variety of wildlife, landscapes, & cultures.  Rare mountain gorillas, tree climbing lions, chimps, & much more!

Uganda Safaris

botswana camping safari

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

Adventure Camping

Sossusvlei Hiking

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

Victoria Falls African Safaris

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

Zimbabwe Safaris

What's New at GrassTrack Safaris?

Five Cape Town Adventures

Cape Town is a city of adventures.  Here’s a short list of five Cape Town adventures that will get your heart racing.  This vibrant city is surrounded by spectacular mountains, beaches, and diverse cultures.  You can hike up the famous Table Mountain, take a spectacular drive to Cape Point, grab a bite at one of…

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Etosha National Park - The Land of Dry Water

Etosha National Park is a vast, 8600 sq mile reserve located in northern Namibia.  It is one of Namibia’s largest parks.  Situated on the north-west edge of the Kalahari, Etosha Pan supports hundreds of species of birds and mammals along with desert specialists and rarities.  It is a land of endless horizons and shimmering mirages…

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Mokoro on the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is a vast swampland covering over 9,000 square miles of northern Botswana.  Abundant populations of bird (herons, storks, cranes, pelicans) and animals (elephants, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes) can be found here, along with a high diversity of plants (fan palms, date palms, papyrus, mopane).  Moremi Game Reserve is on the eastern edge of…

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Great White Shark Cage Diving

Looking for an adrenaline packed natural history experience?  You should try Great White Shark cage diving if you’re in the Cape Town area.  This unique day trip gets you up-close and personal with the magnificent Great White Shark from the safety of a cage. Great White Sharks Great White Sharks are found in the coastal…

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The Green Season in Botswana

The dry, winter season (June-October) is widely considered to be the optimal time for game viewing in Botswana.  The low grass and lack of vegetation make the animals easier to see.  As water sources deep in the bush dry out, animals are forced to congregate in large numbers around permanent rivers.  The green season in…

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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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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