Tracks Safaris

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Tour packages: 4 tours
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Main focus: Mid-range
Established: 2010
Headquarters: United Kingdom
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About Tracks Safaris
UK based Tracks safaris are passionate about Africa - whether you are looking for a lodge or tented safari, a self drive, mobile, walking, flying or photographic safari or a safari for the whole family - let us give you some ideas and inspiration.We can arrange wedding and honeymoon safaris, small group or tailor-made safaris, birding, conservation, wild dog, or predator research safaris. Combine your safari with a time on the beach afterwards! We specialise in finding 'no single supplement' safaris. We travel extensively throughout Africa 4 or 5 times a year to give you the very best advice based on experience and have considerable experience of travelling with our own children across Africa and the world. Whatever your budget and interests our aim is to offer you the very best advice and help with planning your safari so that your safari is absolutely brilliant. Without compromise! We also offer wildlife and cultural experiences to India and Sri Lanka - please ask!
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"Trip of a life time!"
By: Max007
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Visited: Jan. 2022 Reviewed: Aug. 08, 2022 Submitted in:

So I contacted Sue in January 2020 with a view to booking a safari trip to Kenya for later in that year, after multiple lockdowns and cancellations finally took off in January 2022!!!

Apart from the flight Sue had booked me into 3 Porini Camps (Lion Camp, Rhino Camp & Mara Camp), these camps were brilliant with wonderful knowledgeable staff who did everything to accommodate you, food was good, tents were clean and the bucket showers were nice and warm. Within the first 2 days I pretty much saw all the big 5 including the Leopard.

Over the 2 years Sue was extremely helpful and did everything to the way I wanted, she knows the country really well, and is well known to the the Game watchers staff. I will always use Sue for any further African adventures , and would highly recommend her (Tracks Safari).

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By: Max007
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Visited: Jan. 2022
Reviewed: Aug. 06, 2022

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"Botswana camps and Victoria Falls safari"
By: AlanS
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Visited: May. 2022 Reviewed: Jun. 21, 2022 Submitted in:

We found Sue and Tracks Safaris at the Destinations Travel Show when we visited a few years back, though we were unable to speak to her on the day because the queue of returning customers was too long for a meaningful discussion on the day. However, having made contact later with a vague idea of the type of safari we were looking for and with a budget in mind, Sue was able to propose a three camp safari in Botswana, staying in tented camps, followed by a visit to Victoria Falls across the border in Zimbabwe. She suggested three camps in different habitats and explained what each was able to offer in the way of activities and facilities and together we formed a plan. We did need the guidance of someone with experience in the region and Sue showed herself to be expert with great knowledge of the regions and of how things could be put together. The itinerary needed to be changed several times as several postponements were necessary because of the pandemic but the quality of communications was always excellent and gave us confidence that all would be well. We visited Hyena Pan tented camp on the drier side followed by Kadizora Camp in the delta and Chobe Elephant Camp by the Chobe river. Each camp was quite different and all were excellent choices. Our stay at Victoria Falls needed to be extended slightly and our return journey adjusted when a connecting local airline had some issues, but Sue spent several hours at her desk on the phone to sort out things on our behalf which was very much appreciated and valued. We had a marvellous time and made many new memories and the tansfers between each site all worked as planned. The care we received from Sue and all the staff at the locations she booked us into was beyond our expectations.

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Countries visited: Botswana Zimbabwe
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By: AlanS
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Visited: May. 2022
Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2022

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"Victoria Falls and Botswana - lovely trip!"
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Visited: Mar. 2022 Reviewed: Apr. 15, 2022 Submitted in:

This trip was originally organised for March 2020, reorganised for March 2021, and finally took place this year - without Sue's guidance and support, and Kwando Safari's flexibility, it might never have happened at all, but Sue gave us confidence and guided us through the maze of PCR testing and required documentation to make sure we fulfilled the requirements of all the countries we entered - thank you so much!

We stayed at 4 camps: Elephant Camp in Zimbabwe, and Lagoon, Splash and Nxai Pan in Botswana. Each was lovely in different ways - the range of activities at Elephant Camp and the majesty of Victoria falls, the beautiful outlook across waterlily-studded water full of hippos at Lagoon, cheetah and lion sightings at Splash, and the trip to the salt pans at Nxai Pan have provided great memories to bring home.

The organisation of the trip was faultless, and the accommodation and food at each of the camps was excellent. Having been on tented safaris before, we were impressed at the facilities in all the camps (though perhaps it didn't feel quite such an 'adventure' without bucket showers!). After 2 years of obsession with the news, the lack of internet access at the Kwando camps felt very peaceful and restorative. Staff at every camp were clearly delighted to have visitors back, and did everything possible to ensure we enjoyed our stay.

We saw a good range of game, though sadly no wild dog this time - so I guess we will have to come back again!

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Countries visited: Botswana Zimbabwe
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Visited: Mar. 2022
Reviewed: Apr. 14, 2022

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"Beautiful Botswana"
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Visited: Mar. 2022 Reviewed: Apr. 01, 2022 Submitted in:

We visited the Destinations Show at Olympia, London in January 2020 with a specific brief to find out more about visiting Africa for our first safari. We chose Tracks Safaris as we were so impressed with Sue’s knowledge and experience on the many areas you can travel to for a safari holiday. Sue spoke to us in depth and then emailed two different, detailed itineraries for us to choose from. Both trips looked amazing. They were in Botswana and everything was included - flights, food, drinks, accommodation, transfers and guided experiences. Sue works with local tour operators and they were also exceptional in their care and service during the trip.

Due to Covid our trip was postponed but Sue kept us up-to-date with any changes and was always available to answer any questions related to our trip.

We had an amazing trip, exceeding all our expectations. We travelled during Green Season and had wonderful wildlife sightings. We saw leopards, cheetah, lion prides, male lions, rhino, water buffalo, giraffes, zebras, wild dogs, elephants and hyenas and so much more. There were too many highlights to list but we witnessed a lion hunting warthogs, a cheetah attacking a wildebeest and found a hyena den and were able to watch the interactions of the family. To experience wild animals in their natural habitat was so special and we were able to go off road enabling a more intimate experience.

The camps were brilliant and so welcoming and comfortable. All the staff were friendly and the whole set up enables great flexibility on meal times depending on what is found when out with the guides. The guides and trackers were wonderful, asking you what you want to see and ensuring you have a great time. Their eyesight is so acute they can spot animals from amazing distances even in dense grass. Their knowledge is phenomenal and there was not an animal they could not name or give a commentary on.

The whole organisation of the trip was fabulous and we felt very looked after. Nothing was too much trouble. A safari holiday is something everyone should experience. I would highly recommend Sue and her expert advice, to anyone wishing to book a safari trip.

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Countries visited: Botswana
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Visited: Mar. 2022
Reviewed: Mar. 31, 2022

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"Botswana - Okavango Delta and Nxai Pan - Simply Superb"
By: Graham
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Visited: Dec. 2020 Reviewed: Feb. 03, 2021 Submitted in:

I have always dreamed of going on safari and finally the opportunity arose so I went to the Destinations Show in Jan 2020 and there I met Sue of Tracks Safaris. I told her what I would like for my first ever safari and she replied she knew exactly what would deliver, and oh boy, did she deliver!
Sue planned my trip to the Okavango Delta over Christmas 2020 and New year and it was nothing short of spectacular. The camps were fantastic, the staff and service superb, the environment astounding and the wildlife far in excess of what I had imagined, both in abundance and the intimacy of encounter. It was simply one of the best holidays I have ever had.
I stayed at Lebala, Splash (Kwara), Pom Pom & Nxai Pan, flying between each in a light aircraft. Each camp has a distinct character as does the surrounding conservations with a dense population of animals of all shapes sizes and type.
I saw lion, buffalo, elephant, monkeys, birds, giraffe, ostrich, zebra, wildebeest, baboons, rhino, antelope, hyena, owls, warthog, hippos, wild dogs, monitors, cheetah, hawks, civet, crocs, wildcat, leopard and more.
However, it is not just the spotting but the action. Watching a cheetah stalk a tsessebe, kingfishers fishing, teenage elephants teasing hippos, giraffe ‘babysitting’ young zebra, impala creches, a leopard eating in a tree and even a hyena carrying a tortoise! I had a male lion stand next to the truck and stare into my eyes from about 3 meters away, with nothing between us but air!
Sue is also owed a huge thank you for managing the ever-changing Covid situation as the year progressed. With her industry contacts providing information about borders opening, entry and exit tests, changing my itinerary to match flight amendments etc Sue was invaluable. Without her hard work, I simply would not have got there.
You only do your first safari once and Sue made mine better than I could have hoped for.
So, if you are looking for a safari that is not just a fixed itinerary big company tour, contact Tracks Safaris and Sue will tailor the trip of your dreams.
Thank you Sue. (Tracks Safaris)
Looking forward to the next one already…
Graham - Botswana - Okavango Delta and Nxai Pan - 22/12/2020 to 05/01/2021

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By: Graham
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"Botswana and Victoria Falls: The adventure of a lifetime."
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Did not go on this tour Reviewed: Nov. 08, 2020

My wife and I recently returned from the most incredible adventure of our lives so far. Botswana is a staggeringly beautiful country. Gliding through the Okavango Delta on mokoros canoes was just breath-taking. On our game walks and game drives we saw all the wildlife you could possibly wish for. Wild camping in Botswana is an experience that we will never forget. The Victoria Falls, so majestic yet so powerful.
Tracks Safaris went out of their way to ensure that our trip was the adventure of a lifetime and we cannot thank them enough. Their attention to detail and knowledge of safaris are second to none.

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Countries visited: Botswana Zimbabwe
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Countries visited: Botswana Zimbabwe
Visited: Apr. 2019
Reviewed: Apr. 25, 2019

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"Sue's suggestions were first class"
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Visited: Jun. 2018 Reviewed: Aug. 27, 2020

Sue recommended two safaris on the Ol Peteta Conservancy, camp-based, in Kenya. One a 3-day and the other a 4-day both in Porini camps and were the Rhino and Cheetah camps. Her choice for first timers was excellent.

All was arranged by her and a problem was quickly resolved when a couple of flights were cancelled by the an airline which she rearranged leaving us to enjoy our experience. Would thoroughly recommend her services.

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Countries visited: Kenya
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Countries visited: Kenya
Visited: Jun. 2018
Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2018

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"Kenyan dream come true!"
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Did not go on this tour Reviewed: Jul. 31, 2020

We were lucky enough to spend two weeks in Kenya--11 days safari visiting Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo East. This was then followed by 3 days relaxation in the stunning Baobab Beach Resort. It was the best holiday I have ever been on and an experience that I will never ever forget. Every day the experience just got better and better and we were left speechless by the sights that we experienced.

The highlights of the trip for me were the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage (which Sue from Tracks Safaris highly recommended and I'm so glad she did- she organised for us to come back in the evening so that we could put the baby elephants to bed which was a once in a lifetime experience!), our visit to the Maasai Village was also very special and we were made to feel very welcome, if visiting Kenya a trip here is an absolute must! My favourite area was Amboseli, it's a truly magical place with Mount Kilimanjaro as the backdrop and unique swamp environment which has an abundance of hippo and elephants.

We were very lucky to have a fantastic guide called Julius who went above and beyond to make it a very memorable trip. He seemed to know the best vantage points and we were lucky enough to see 4 cheetahs chase down an antelope, a pride of lions with 2 young cubs and a leopard sleeping in a tree. Julius had so many funny tales up his sleeves to keep us amused during our transfers between areas so we were never bored. There were three of us travelling together, one of our group is a wheelchair user and we found that the people could not do enough to assist us with lifting the lady and wheelchair in and out of the safari vehicle. Sue from Tracks Safaris was also invaluable and always on hand with any queries we had relating to the suitability of each safari lodge etc. Each lodge was very special, food was always of a very high standard with lots of choice in a buffet style.

I would definitely travel again with Tracks Safaris as it truly was the trip of a lifetime!

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Countries visited: Kenya
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Visited: Oct. 2019
Reviewed: Nov. 15, 2019

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"Tanzania January 2018 for the migration; trip of a lifetime (and one to be repeated)"
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Visited: Jan. 2018 Reviewed: Jul. 07, 2020

11 stunning nights in Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Ndutu, Serengeti and finishing with Tarangire national park.

The weather, the wildlife, the scenery, the accommodation, our hosts, the lodge and camp staff and the itinerary were all perfect and we couldn't have had a more amazing time. Our driver was a pleasure to be with, highly informative, taught us some Swahili and made sure we were comfortable and saw as much wildlife as possible.

The big cats were unforgettable, as were the elephants in Tarangire and the wildebeest migration around Lake Ndutu was also spectacular.

The scenery was awe-inspiring and the people of Tanzania are so welcoming. I highly recommend Tanzania when the migration is on and literally several million wildebeest and zebra are on the move.

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Visited: Jan. 2018
Reviewed: Feb. 20, 2018

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"Victoria Falls and Botswana - just spectacular "
By: J Holt
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Did not go on this tour Reviewed: Jun. 30, 2020

After a telephone call with a Sue at Tracks Safaris who took a few details from us, Sue put together a superb itinerary for our 12 night trip.

Firstly The Elephant Camp in Victoria Falls was an amazing start - a small friendly lodge serving great food and wine and sundowners by the Gorge. Our stay also included a sunset cruise on the Zambezi and an elephant interaction which was one of our highlights. We saw Victoria Falls from both Zimbabwe and Zambia - truly spectacular views.

And then off to Botswana. We stayed at 3 different camps - Lebala, Pom Pom and Tau Pan. All were very good quality and had amazing staff who really looked after us. The guides and trackers on our game drives were very knowledgeable and we were spoilt with the amount of animals we saw including rare sightings of wild dogs, leopards and a honey badger. But the highlight was on our last day when 5 male lions came to the watering hole at Tau Pan - an absolute amazing sight.

I can highly recommend Tracks Safaris who gave us a personal service and delivered a holiday of a lifetime.

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Countries visited: Botswana Zambia Zimbabwe
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By: J Holt
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Countries visited: Botswana Kenya Namibia Tanzania Zambia Zimbabwe
Visited: Mar. 2019
Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2019

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