Our Story

BushTrails is the result of twenty four years of learning and dreaming about establishing a safari company that is utterly focused on its clients. As the business developed over the years, services that are needed to make it possible to have a worry free visit to Africa was identified and addressed.

The end result is a safari company that is aimed at making it easy to plan, book and GO!!

From the beginning, BushTrails steered away from the general safari company profile – we will never load you on a bus full of strangers and send you on a trip with a rigid itinerary. Instead we focus on small, intimate groups – just you and your friends and/or family. And we make sure that you are in control at all times – changes to itineraries take place all the time!!

We ensure that you are always just a phone call away from answers to questions you might have. Our USA representative is based in Birmingham, Alabama – call us anytime!

We take care of you from beginning to end – from booking your air travel, helping you pack, making payments easy and hassle free and ensuring that you have all the information you need to leave and return – without having to spend a moment wondering what has and has not been taken care of!!

Trust us with this bucket list item – we know what you want and we know how to deliver!!

We offer

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Private and Exclusive Safari Experiences

We will never load you on a bus full of strangers and send you on a trip with a rigid itinerary. Instead, we focus on small, intimate groups - just you, your friends and family, and the wonders of the African Continent.

Customizable and Adaptive Itineraries

Build your perfect African Safari from scratch with the help of our experienced guides or choose from one of our pre-planned safari's as is or make it your own. With us, you're in control of your own adventure!

Experiences for every kind of adventurer

Whether you desire a thrilling adventure, family fun or that perfect photo, our broad range of hand-picked destinations, actvities and accommodations can offer you all of this and so much more.

Our Team

Jaco van der Westhuizen

Managing Principal

Radi van Zyl

Admin and Finance

Brian Weyers


Michael Oelofsen

Safari Guide

Dawid Tjingerero

Safari Guide

Xander Schoeman

Safari Guide and Pilot

Johanco Steenkamp

Safari Guide and Pilot

Corinna Slaughter

USA Representative


Bushtrails Covid News

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world forever. This does not mean that enjoying life must stop or be put on hold indefinitely. BushTrails can help you with this.

We are operating in some of the healthiest environments in the world, the West Coast of Southern Africa. Facts; healthy semi-desert environment, very low population density, infrastructure conducive to social distancing, natural ecology etc. Couple this with stunning natural wonders, spectacular views and a diversity of fauna and flora waiting to be discovered and you can enjoy life without pandemic worries.