Saturday, 21 October 2017

nZumba

nZumba lodge within the Klaserie game reserve is very popular with our safari guests. Not only because of the luxurious accommodation and spectacular food. But of-course the amazing wildlife experiences, even when resting during the day!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Birding? Of-course we do!

 
We're often asked if we cater for birders on safari?
 Of-course we do.
 Birding is an integral part of any safari.
Especially with www.ontracksafaris.com

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Excellent Excellence

Game drives leave our safari base (Rukiya Safari Camp) each morning, travelling through the Wild Rivers Nature Reserve into the neighbouring big five Excellence concession (part of the Kruger Park system).
On Track Safari guests have enjoyed some magical mornings in Excellence, stopping for breakfast in the bush and seeing some amazing wildlife.
Join us on safari www.ontracksafaris.com

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Special offer - Masai Mara migration safari 2018

Hot off the press, we are now able to offer an amazing safari in the Masai Mara Triangle, witnessing one of the most iconic wildlife events on the planet.
The Wildebeest Migration, is one of the ‘Seven New Wonders of the World’. No where in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October.
The migration has to cross the Mara River in the Maasai Mara, which is where we have based our Mara safaris.
The principle players are the wildebeest, whose numbers appear to have settled at just under 1.7 million, with supporting roles from some 400,000 Thomson’s gazelle, 300,000 zebra and 12,000 eland. These are the main migrators and they cross the ranges of over a quarter of a million other resident herbivores and, of course, carnivores. The lions, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs and lesser predators await the annual coming of the migration with eager anticipation.
Availability for our migration safaris is limited and early booking is necessary to get the best seats at this amazing event. If you would like more information then email Carol today



Sunday, 1 October 2017

When the adults return from the hunt.

We've had some great success is finding Wilddogs during safaris this year. Spending time watching their behaviour especially with pups denning. It's interesting to see the submissive behaviour from pups (as seen above), when the adults return from the hunt.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

2018 Early booking special offers

Our special safari deals offer discounted rates for safaris starting on fixed dates throughout 2018. We have limited places available. Early booking is recommended.
Click here for more information

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Overland Botswana May 2018

Our CEO Will Fox is once again leading our special overland safari through Botswana in May 2018. This amazing tour is only available once per year and offers unbeatable value. Starting in Johannesburg, we visit the Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe National Parks and then Victoria Falls before a flight back to Johannesburg.
We have limited places remaining for this special safari and will close the book shortly, so if you are interested in this amazing trip then please Email Carol to register your interest and secure a no commitment option.
This unique safari is for those who are looking for something different and enjoy travelling in Africa, where the journey is as important as the places you visit. We travel from South Africa to Northern Botswana and on to Zimbabwe and the magnificent Victoria Falls, with return flight to Johannesburg. Along the way you will visit the Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe National Park and much more. We travel in specially adapted air conditioned 4x4 vehicles with roof top tents, and mix camping in remote locations with game lodge accommodation. Our next overland safari departs from Johannesburg on the 13th of May 2018 when the weather is normally ideal for this form of travel and for visiting many of the locations. CLICK HERE to read the full itinerary.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Special offer at the Victoria Falls Hotel

An excursion to see Victoria Falls is a very popular ‘add on’ to our safaris. After all it is just a short flight away.
And for those who would like to be transported back in time to enjoy the historic, colonial style of hotel, we have a special package available exclusively to our newsletter subscribers.
The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as "the grand old lady of the falls", is a luxurious 5-Star Hotel on a World Heritage site overlooking the falls. Established in 1904, and recently redecorated. This gracious colonial style hotel is set in the lush tropical gardens and epitomizes the romance of grand travel, offering total relaxation.
On the same theme, you can also experience true colonial splendour from a bygone era of luxury steam train travel.  Dining on an historic Royal Livingstone luxury steam train as it travels through the African bush, provoking vivid memories of a bygone era.
Contact Carol for more information

Monday, 28 August 2017

Kruger boom means book now for 2018

South African tourism is experiencing a boom especially for safaris taken in the greater Kruger Park area. I think it's fair to say that the secret is out and the main cause of this boom, is the exceptional value and quality of a safari in the Kruger area. Which is great news, however, this does mean that places for safaris in 2018 are filling fast. Our lodges and game reserves maintain strict limits on the number of people, based on sound ecological reasoning i.e. to avoid pressure on their precious eco system.
All of this means that we are already seeing a lot of advance bookings as our guests take up the special discounts we are offering in 2018. Gone are days of last minute bargains. Quiet the opposite, it's now the case that the best deals are found when booking early.
We are already filling our book for safaris in 2018, especially for our special offers, which we will be ending shortly. So if you are thinking of a safari in 2018, grab a bargain now, while our special offers are still available. 

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Special discounts on a five star India safari April 2018

Our 2018 big cat special group safari in India has sold out. However, we are now available to offer a second special safari from the 6th-15th April. This five star safari starts and ends in Delhi and includes three nights (each) at Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Park.
Five star accommodation, domestic flights, transfers, sightseeing tour in Delhi and fully guided game drives, included.
Contact Carol for more information and discounted rates

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Tourism dollars working for conservation


Tourism dollars working for conservation 
Before he was tragically killed in 1989, George Adamson famously wrote:
"Who will now care for the animals, for they cannot look after themselves? Are there young men and women who are willing to take on this charge? Who will raise their voices, when mine is carried away on the wind, to plead their case?"
Undoubtedly, the threat to Lions has increased in the intermediary years since George died and (sadly) wild Lion populations across Africa have fallen dramatically, primarily due to habitat loss.
But where there is life there is hope, which is why we are developing fresh wildlife education projects. Not just education for the sake of it but a study into what is the most effective way of offering wildlife conservation education to local communities.
Tourism dollars working for conservation


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Buying in dollars? Unprecedented time now to grab a safari bargain

Living in the USA and hoping to go on safari in 2018?
The weak pound against the dollar offers an amazing opportunity to grab a bargain when booking a safari with us, due to the current exchange rates.
This blip in the exchange rates, is unlikely to last long, indeed the trend is already heading upward, but you can still grab a bargain.
www.ontracksafaris.com
Check out our website, choose you safari and then email Carol to book your safari while the rates are still at an unprecedented low.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

2018 Early booking special offers


Our special safari deals offer discounted rates for safaris starting on fixed dates throughout 2018. We have limited places available. Early booking is recommended.
Click here for more information

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Big Cat small group Special Safari –India

 Big Cat small group Special Safari –India

 Start date 6th April 2018
Our big cat India special safaris have proved so popular that we have created a second special five star safari for a group of 6-10 persons. By offering a small group safari we can reduce the collective costs and pass those savings on to our clients. 
This safari aims to prioritise Tiger and Leopard sightings. The National Parks we visits have a high density of both species, as well as a myriad of other mammal, primate and bird life, for you to enjoy.

Email Carol for a full itinerary and special discount rate

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Ladies only small group safari

Ladies only small group safari
29th April - 8th May 2018 inclusive
Price:  £2,325 pp sharing, £2,740 single

Back by popular demand – We are reintroducing our ladies only small group safari, which is designed to cater specifically for ladies, making it easier to take a safari on your own or with friends.
This group safari is based in the Greater Kruger Park area of South Africa, offering time to enjoy three private game reserves in the region accompanied by Carol Fox (co-founder of On Track Safaris).
And, most importantly, we have been able to secure significant discounts on the standard rates for these private reserves, enabling us to offer this special package at an unbeatable price. 
Our ladies only special safari combines three game reserves within the Greater Kruger National Park, each offering a unique safari experience, enjoying some wonderful game viewing and lodges.
South Africa is by far our most popular location. It is where we started and put down roots and is still the operational base for our award winning safaris, as well as the home of our leopard conservation programs. Each safari helps to fund our leopard and community programs in South Africa.
Carol has been operating and managing safaris in this region for over ten years as well as working with our leopard research program.
“I’m excited to be able to reintroduce our ladies only safaris. I selected the itinerary below to include three of my favorite game reserves and lodges, to offer great value and safari experiences. Whether you are a solo traveller, mother and daughter, or group or friends, this safari offers the confidence of female companionship on an amazing safari. I’m looking forward to welcoming you to Africa.”
Email Carol for more information

Sunday, 23 July 2017

WildRivers Leopards

We're gradually building up a picture of the behaviour of leopards on the WildRivers Nature Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa. Our research has been ongoing for the last fourteen months and we still have a long way to go, but we're seeing some very interesting behaviour.
Rukiya Safari Camp on the WildRivers reserve is our safari base, which means our guests get a unique insight into not only the leopard behaviour, but many other predators that we catch on our network of research camera traps. Spotted Hyena, Honey Badger, Civet, Genet, Jackal and of late Wild Dogs!



Join us on safari in South Africa www.ontracksafaris.com

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

What are your safari vehicles like?

South Africa - Land Rover 110 at Rukiya Safari Camp
"What type of vehicles do you use on safari?"
It's a very easy one to answer. Mainly because in terms of make and style there are only a small number of 4x4's that are both up to the job and can be readily adapted for game viewing. 
India  - Maruti Suzuki better know as a Gypsy
Of-course open vehicles that have been special adapted for game viewing, are the number one choice.
India - Gypsy also serves as a breakfast bar
And when it does to stopping for breakfast or snacks mid game drive, the vehicle comes in very handy.
South Africa - breakfast in a dry river bed
In South Africa, there is often need for a tracker to assist in finding animals, so a special tracker seat is installed over the front of the vehicle to allow the tracker to well.....read the sign and track!
South Africa - Tracker seat
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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Stunning safari extension - Darjeeling, India

Our five day Darjeeling extension can be added to any of our safaris and offers a chance to finish your India trip with an relaxing stay at the idyllic Glenburn Tea Estate overlooking the Himalayan mountains. You can explore the plantations and villages within the tea estate, nature and bird walks, overnights in the log cabin by the river Rangeet, picnics in the tea gardens, tea tours and excursions around Darjeeling.

Glenburn is a heavenly plantation retreat that lies on a hillock above the banks of the River Rungeet, high in the Himalayas, overlooked by the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain range.
Started by a Scottish tea company in 1859, Glenburn then passed into the hands of one of India’s pioneering tea planting families, who over the years, come to be known as the “Chaiwala family“ - which literally means “tea planters“. 
The main house is a restored tea planter’s bungalow with 4 attractive suites and a romantic veranda offering exquisite views out to the Himalayas. Tucked below the hill is an additional bungalow with another 4 stunning suites and a cosy sitting room with a log fire. There's pampering service, delicious food and a choice of hikes from an hour to a day. Learn how tea is made, cross the hanging bridge into Sikkim, spot birds and butterflies, roam the estate in a 4x4, or sit and sketch the stunning landscapes. Head off to the stilted lodge, set on a private river, for lamplit dinners, stargazing or trout fishing. You’ll find privacy and inspiration here.