Accommodation ranges from high end sophistication in stylish lodges to mobile tented camps in remote, uncharted areas, or a combination of these. It is exclusive to your party and led by your own experienced guide and when there is a mobile camp his full team of camp staff travel with you.
The usual length of a private guided safari is 4 – 14 days. Bushbuck has been specialising in private guided safaris since 1984 and we have more experience than anyone in matching guides and their safaris to clients’ expectations. Our recommendations are unbiased and our reputation is built on trust.
From flights and transfers to your choice of sundowners. From specific food requirements and mobility issues to allergies and medical requirements. From your passion for a particular species or your preference for activities.
Your needs and preferences will be known and remembered. You only need to tell us once.
Once your itinerary has been agreed, everything included in it will be provided. There are no hidden costs. The only extra you may wish to consider is tipping camp/lodge staff but, while we will guide you on the appropriate amounts, these are at your discretion.
You can expect every meal to be of the highest quality. Home-made bread and afternoon tea cakes, delicious and freshly-prepared al fresco lunches, expertly cooked three course dinners; when you are in camp these will all be prepared by the highly-trained staff. Wherever you are, whether it is a remote fly camp in uncharted territory or a stunning luxury lodge, you can expect the very best quality.
Whether it is a luxury lodge or a fly camp in the wilderness, you will be very comfortable with a private bathroom. Our private guides use select camps and lodges or provide their own comfortably equipped mobile camps; all are chosen for their locations, style and facilities.
All activities are well run and follow ethical principles. We only use operators who adhere to the most rigorous safety standards, and we do not we participate in any activities which damage the environment or harm animals.
All our private guides have a proven track record in supporting conservation and communities. Many run specific projects which benefit wildlife and the local population.
Included in your safari price are community and conservation levies and so a proportion of the cost of your private guided safari will go directly towards supporting these projects.
There are so many variables it is impossible to provide a price. But it need cost no more than a similar off-the-shelf safari and we always work to a given budget.
Friday November 4, 2022
Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. If you’re itching to get away to avoid the short days, long nights and chilly drizzle which sits miserably on the horizon, then lucky you – a winter African safari is always incredible.
Thursday April 28, 2022
It goes without saying that Africa is a huge continent, which means deciding on a wildlife reserve to visit can be daunting. So I have put together a little guide to my favourite parks across the continent, which could help pinpoint the one that is just right for you.
Monday November 9, 2020
There has always been something quintessentially elegant about safaris. Ever since the era of the pioneering Edwardian travellers, when canvas tents with leather trunks, porcelain basins and brass lamps were set up in remote areas of the bush, the safari experience has been enhanced by the visual and textural quality of its immediate surroundings.
Monday October 21, 2019
The unintentional effect of popular wildlife documentaries has been to raise people’s expectations on safari to unrealistic levels. It's not all drama and crisis in the bush. Sometimes the real joy is experiencing Africa at peace.
Thursday September 26, 2019
If climbing Kilimanjaro is on your personal bucket list, you will know of its outstanding beauty. You will also be aware of its challenges. So what are the secrets of a successful - and enjoyable - climb?
Thursday April 18, 2019
Botswana is set for its busiest peak season on record but there is no cause for alarm: it may be busy but it's certainly not crowded.