On Track Safari News


New for 2018, we are now able to offer a beach holiday in  Zanzibar. The perfect place to end your African safari.

And the best news of all, our newsletter subscribers can enjoy discounted rates in this idyllic beach location, when added to any of our African safaris.

We have partnered with a local family run business offering their privately owned collection of beautiful luxury hotels and resorts. Each has been inspired by the magic of Zanzibar and all are located on the Eastern side of the island away from the crowds.
As they say  'astunning recluse for the discerning traveler and a sanctuary for those in search of tranquility … a place to stimulate the senses and to experience the very best of the magical island of Zanzibar".
Alongside stunning beaches and luxurious accommodation, you can also enjoy a range of water sports, stunning spas and an affiliated PADI 5 star Dive Center. And if you would like to learn more about local culture and the history of Zanzibar (the Spice Island), we can also offer guided trips on the Island.
As ever our newsletter subscribers are eligible for discounted rates. Email Carol for more information.


Village visit India

Wednesday afternoon is traditionally market day in India’s tribal villages. 
In these rural communities the Wednesday market is the day for shopping. No supermarkets here. Folks walk for miles to shop once per week, buying anything from local fresh products to toys and clothes. 
For our safari guests, a visit to a buzzing local market offers a great opportunity to mingle with local people and see local culture that hasn’t changed for centuries.
Be there. Join one of our Indian safaris in 2018

Special safari deals in 2018

Before we enter the traditionally busy season for selling holidays, we're offering you the first option on 2018 safari deals.
We have special safari deals available for ten day safaris on the following dates:
Sunday 15th April
Saturday 12th May
Sunday 3rd June
Thursday 5th July
Wednesday 18th July
Email Carol for more information on our ten day safari deals

Snow leopard safari Feb 2019

Will Fox will be leading our first snow leopard safari in February 2019 and as ever we're offering our newsletter subscribers the first option to register your interest in joining this truly amazing safari in the Ladakh Himalaya region of India.

Will has recruited a team of very experienced local guides and naturalists who understand the terriane and behaviours of these magnificent cats, and best of all, over the last three years haven't failed to find snow leopards, so we'll be in good hands.

This trip starts in Delhi, from where we fly up to Lea, to spend a few days acclimatising and sightseeing. Learning more about the culture and history of this amazing location area, before we set off on a five day trek in search of Snow Leopards. After our time in the mountains, we'll fly down to central India for a there day Tiger safari, on this exclusive and unique big cat experience.
To register your interest for this safari you just need to Email Carol and she will be in touch.


Become a camera trapper and help support leopard research

You can help to support our work in leopard conservation, by becoming a camera trapper member.
Each month you will receive a selection of the 'best of' images taken by our network of camera traps.
You will receive exclusive images that are not published elsewhere.
Become a camera trapper today

We only use photographs that have been taken by our guests on safari to promote On Track Safaris.
After all what could be a better testament?
In this case the images are courtesy of Bruce Cardwell who was on safari with us in September.

You can be there with us on safari in 2018. www.ontracksafaris.com


New cameras a hit

We have recently started a new leopard research program with our friends at Nzumba Lodge within the Klaserie Game Reserve.
Nzumba has proved to be a big hit with our safari guests and features in most of our South African packages in 2018.
In the first few days of operating camera traps in the reserve we had some great results, from Elephant to Lion, Leopard and Hyena.
November will be the first full month of operation, so we are hopeful of some great results.
You can be there in 2018 www.ontracksafaris.com


Our new Platinum Collection

We are proud to announce our new deluxe range of safari accommodation.
Our Platinum Collection offers a range of prestige safari locations, created for discerning travellers who expect the highest level of service and attention to detail. Above all Platinum is about bespoke safari experiences and tailor-made moments that speak to who you are and how you like to travel.
Select from our list of preferred Platinum Collection lodges and we will create a personalised deluxe safari for you. We include all in-country travel and can also provide international flights.
When travelling within South Africa you can opt to use private executive flights directly into each game reserve, or fly into regional airports, where you will be met by a member of our team and transferred to your safari lodges.


Whales and Wine

Our five day whales and wine package can be taken as an ‘add-on’ to any of our South African safaris, or as a separate stand alone tour.
You will join a memorable 2hr Big 5 Sea Safari.  Our goal is to target Walker Bays Big 5, Whales, Dolphin, Seals, Penguin and Marine Birds.
You will be transferred from your hotel to the harbor of Gansbaai and where you will set course and head out into the middle of the bay in search of our Big 5.
On your journey our crew will educate you on all aspects of Marine life, with a qualifying Marine Biologist and a Skipper with over 15yrs experience there is a wealth of knowledge for you to tap.  
While no two trips are ever the same, from years of experience we have come to expect sighting of whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and an array of coastal marine fish and birds.
Although sightings of the Southern Right Whales have decreased in the past two years, we are seeing even more Brydes and Humpback Whales than ever before.  Dolphin sightings are awe-inspiring and include the ever mischievous Bottlenose Dolphins, the spirited Common Dolphins as well as endangered Humpbacked Dolphins.  The Cape Fur Seal population is ever increasing and you are very likely to see these and perhaps even a Great White shark.
You can also enjoy a wine tasting trip exploring world-class wineries at your own pace. Hop aboard a unique HOP-ON HOP-OFF safari-style vehicle and discover the boutique wineries of the stunning Hemel & Aarde Valley in a truly unforgettable way.
A fleet of these vehicles offers a distinctively South African experience, allowing you to take in the breath-taking beauty and ‘champagne air’ of this picturesque valley while exploring the world-class wineries at your own pace

Pantanal 2018

We're including some amazing Jaguar safaris in Brazils Pantanal in 2018. The first ten day safari starts on the 20th of June. Contact Carol for more details.