Posts by Dan@Grasstracks

Mobile Camping Safaris in Botswana

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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Mobile Camping Safaris

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

Mobile Camping Safaris in Botswana 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…

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African Safari Adventures

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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5 Unforgettable Safari Experiences in Namibia

Namibia is one of Africa’s top safari destinations and for good reason.  Nearly twice the size of California but with only two million people, Namibia’s low population, dramatic landscapes, and unique wildlife create a feeling of solitude and wilderness.  Namibia offers much more than the classic game drive.  Here you can leave the confines of your vehicle and enjoy an up-close and personal experience of this diverse country. 

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Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Uganda is truly a destination for everyone.  It is a country of vast diversity, offering the highest mountain range in Africa, the magnificent Great African Rift Valley, the mighty Nile River, the second largest fresh water lake in the world and the famous and remote Murchison Falls.  However, Uganda is most famous for it’s accessible population of mountain gorillas. 

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Experiential Travel in Africa

Experiential travel is an approach to traveling which focuses on experiencing a place by connecting with its history, people or culture.  TravelDew is a website where leaders in experiential travel are invited to share their stories, insights, and unique perspectives.  I was recently interviewed by the folks at TravelDew about the African experiences we offer.

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Tracking Lions…On Foot

“Move very slowly, if they growl we stop until they are feeding again and then move slowly forward again.  We do this and the lions stop occasionally and look up and growl at us but we move forward gradually.  I tell my guests not to look straight at them, to have their head facing forward and look at them from the side.”

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The Desert Elephants of Namibia

Namibia is an arid country and receives little rainfall throughout the year.  The Namib Desert, which hugs the entire coastline is one of the driest places on earth.  It’s a hostile environment of dunes, gravel plains, and treeless hills, yet elephants can be found here.  It seems like an impossibility since elephants consume large amounts of vegetation and water.  However, against all odds, elephants have learned to survive in this rugged environment

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