About Tracks SafarisUK 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, 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. Sue Preater, our managing Director, often travels as a single traveller and knows the best offers for 'no single supplement Safaris'. She loves diving around the beautiful coasts and islands off Africa and the Indian Ocean and enjoys wildlife photography. Whatever your budget, interests or goals 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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Wanted to go to Zambia but seemed out of my budget. Contacted Sue after a travel show, explained I was a solo traveller and where I wanted to go and what I wanted to see.
Sue was so helpful and her advice excellent. I'd lived in Africa for some years and had been visiting quite regularly so it was great to talk to someone who really knew her way round.
The suggestions made by Sue fell into my budget.
She suggested South Luangwa and, to be honest, I have never been anywhere with such amazing game viewing even though the season hadn't started fully.
The suggestions were 4 nights in Kafunta Lodge, 4 nights in Three Rivers Camp and 3 nights in Flatdogs. This meant I saw the main areas of South Luangwa which are very different.
The accommodation choices were superb, wasn't expecting such luxury in all 3. At Three Rivers I even slept in the open on a sleeping platform just looking at the incredible skies and listening to the cries of Africa -heaven.
The guides at each camp were just wonderful, in each case so knowledgeable and personable, in fact all the staff without exception were brilliant in each lodge.
Can't wait for my next adventure
Having never been to South Africa before and wanting to celebrate my 50th birthday, we set Sue a demanding brief which she met in every way, creating a trip that we will never forget.
We started in Cape Town, then drove down the Garden Route via Grootbos Reserve, inland for Oudtshoorn and back to the coast for Jeffery's Bay before heading for the grand finale, a 3-day safari at Kwandwe Reserve in the Eastern Cape.
I saw Tracks advertising 'no single supplement' plus offering arrangements for the somewhat less fit traveller - perfect for me aged 70 on my first solo holiday as a widow. I contacted Sue and gave her my pretty exacting requirements - I knew what I wanted as I have travelled fairly extensively in Africa before. And boy did Sue give me brilliant advice - she suggested South Luangwa National Park in Zambia as the basis of my wildlife expedition. I turned down any extensions as I purely wanted nature and remoteness. Sue gave me a choice of itineraries; my pick was Robin Pope Safaris. Sue arranged all flights, connections and pick-ups,and could help with all my concerns as she knew all the camps very well.
This was unlike anything before, small camps with everyone eating together, and meeting some lovely fellow-travellers. Game drives were in both early morning, and late afternoon ... after a G&T sun-downer, this became a spotlight drive after dark, when we saw all the nocturnal animals. And the daytime action was unbelievable, mainly because we were so remote. My best viewing was just myself plus my guide in a truck. We saw male giraffes duelling, mating giraffes, giant herds of buffaloes, elephants, and leopard galore and every possible sort of bird. Brilliant!
All I can say is thank you so much Sue for getting me going on solo travel; I'll be in touch soon to spend some more of the kids inheritance in Zambia. Wonderful!!
Amazing - from the moment we landed in Nairobi! We were well looked after, stayed in some beautiful places and saw some amazing sights. We were expecting lots from our safari - we got even more ... It was fabulous!
November was a good time to travel - warm weather, with only short showers and not too many other vehicles around - so the animals were not crowded in.
As well as travelling in Kenya, we also visited Tanzania. Highlights were these national parks: - The Masai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Lake Manyara, The Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire. Seeing the Great Rift Valley was also a fantastic experience. Yes, we saw The Big Five - several times! However the vast amount of wildlife in the wide open spaces was a sight in itself! My person favourites were the big cats, we were so close to them. The bird life was also wonderful - almost 300 different species seen and identified! We have many photos of animals, birds, places and people, which we will enjoy sharing with friends and family for many years to come!
Would we do it again? YES!