As the novel coronavirus rapidly spreads across the globe another threatened species is at risk: the highly endangered mountain gorilla.  Found in tiny pockets of rain forest in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo the mountain gorilla population has slowly rebounded as a result of increased tourism and strict protection.  However this may all change.  Tourism has…

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zimbabwe safari

In 1930, as many as 10 million wild elephants roamed the African continent. But decades of poaching and conflict have decimated the African elephant population, leaving less than 415,000. But not all the news is bad.  Botswana & Zimbabwe are home to nearly 200,000 elephants, the largest population in Africa.  Join GrassTrack Safaris and Imvelo…

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san bushmen botswana

A recent safari guest describes her interactions with the San Bushmen of Xai Xai deep in the Kalahari of Botswana.  As part of our Botswana Culture & Wildlife Safari, this small group spent two days with the San learning about their culture and everyday lives.  Here, Bonnie relates her experiences with the San and her…

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The “green season” is southern Africa’s summertime and in some places the rainy season.  Typically it’s the least popular time for safaris, but there are some distinct advantages to traveling between January and March (see below for 11 great reasons).  If you have any reservations about green season travel in Namibia, you can put those…

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In 1930, as many as 10 million wild elephants roamed the African continent.  But decades of poaching and conflict have decimated the African elephant populations, leaving less than 415,000.  In 2016, the International Union of Conservation of Nature reported that Africa’s elephant population had seen its worst decline in 25 years. Join GrassTrack Safaris owner…

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Here’s great story about camping in the Botswana wilderness by one of our clients, recently returned from our Botswana Culture & Wildlife Safari.  Author and safari host, Bonnie Fladung, tells an unforgettable story of an unexpected nocturnal visitor to her tent one night deep in the Botswana bush! I heard something brush against the outside…

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Consider this your invitation to the safari of a lifetime!  Please join me, the owner of GrassTracks Safaris, for a privately guided 12-day safari to Tanzania.  I have spent extensive time in the African bush and will be your leader of this remarkable Tanzania safari where I has partnered with exceptional Tanzanian wildlife biologist guides…

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serengeti migration

Perhaps the most famous wildlife show on earth, the annual migration of over a million wildebeest and zebra through the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystem is a truly amazing event.  Every year the enormous herds migrate across the vast plains of Kenya and Tanzania following the rains to find fresh grazing. It is surely one…

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tanzania plastic bag ban

The Tanzanian government has announced a ban on all single-use plastic bags starting on June 21 2019, according to a press release from the Vice President’s office.  The statement read in part: “The Government of Tanzania wishes to make an official note to travelers planning to travel to Tanzania that from 1st June 2019 all…

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Botswana had a poor rainy season this year and the lack of rain looks to make for an extended season of phenomenal game viewing for 2019.  During years of normal rainfall animals migrate away from the Okavango Delta into the surrounding Kalahari, returning to the permanent waters of the delta when the dry season begins. …

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