On Track Safari News

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

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.
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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


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.


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.
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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.


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


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. 


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

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