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Dedicated to Quality East, Southern & South African Tours

African Budget Safaris is an experienced team of African travel fanatics based in Cape Town, South Africa. Through years spent bundu bashing up and down the African continent, we've tried every type of tour and safari under the sun and sorted the diamonds from the rough.

With all this African travel experience under our belts we can guarantee that all of the adventure travel tours, budget tours & safaris, camping safarisoverland tours, city & short stay packages and self drive trips we carry are the best African budget travel packages available. Budget doesn't have to mean cheap and nasty!

How do I find the tour that's right for me?

Being Based in Cape Town Means We Know Our Stuff

From our base in Cape Town's ‘Republic of Hout Bay’ we dedicate ourselves to bringing you the best value tours and safaris available on the African continent. Being close to the African destinations our tours visit means we have an intimate understanding of budget travel in Africa. If it’s hiking up the mighty Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, visiting the “Smoke that Thunders” in Victoria Falls, or diving with the Great White Sharks off the South African coastline - we have your African bases covered!

The Best Possible African Travel Prices

Our safari travel buying power means our tour prices are virtually unbeatable in the marketplace. Where many African travel companies like to splash out on fancy offices to impress clients, we prefer to save on running costs so that we can pass on the savings to our travellers. We're pretty sure nobody comes to Africa to check out our offices, at least we hope so.

Here is a breakdown of the different kinds of tours we offer:

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21 Day Southern African Safari Adventure

Priced from pps R27118 $2563 £1525 €1878 A$2741 C$2802 NZ$3010 Full pricing info
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21 Day Southern African Safari Adventure from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Highlights include the Fish River Canyon, Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Etosha Park, Okavango River & Chobe River in Botswana.


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Budget Safaris

Check out our wide range of Budget Safari options. From Ethiopia to South Africa and everything in between, we have East and Southern Africa covered.

There are numerous options for each country, these include Lodge style safaris to camping safaris to safaris aimed at travellers over the age of 50, as well as exclusive safaris that are aimed at travellers that are looking for that extra bit of comfort - you choose.

You are guaranteed to find a tour or safari to suite your needs and most importantly your budget.

Featured Budget Safaris

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Exclusive Budget Safari

Priced from pps R33782 $3193 £1900 €2340 A$3414 C$3490 NZ$3750 Plus local payment
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Fish River Image A 22 day exclusive camping Safari from Cape Town, South Africa through Namibia, Botswana and on to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. A cultural, wildlife and scenic treat!


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Overland Safaris

Experience overlanding with African Budget Safaris. We have a large range of camping, fixed accommodation and exclusive overlanding options available. Each category covers most of East and Southern Africa so you really do have a wide choice or areas to explore. In addition we have Great budget travel specials and discounts that are unique to African Budget Safaris on offer.

Go off the beaten track with one of our African Overlanding options.

Featured Overland Safaris

Tanzanian National Parks & Zanzibar Safari

Priced from pps R7890 $746 £444 €547 A$797 C$815 NZ$876 Plus local payment
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Depart from Nairobi, Kenya and travel south through Tanzania to Zanzibar Island, ending in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Experience the best of Tanzanian Game Parks - Serengeti & Ngorongoro and Zanzibar's white sand beaches.


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Short Stay Package

A perfect add on to any Safari ending or starting in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban or Victoria Falls.

The City & Short Stay Tours are also great for travellers with limited time who want to make the most of their stay. The budget tours themselves are carefully put together to take in all the top highlights of the particular African destinations.

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Cape Town Adventure and Explore Package

Priced from pps R4920 $465 £277 €341 A$497 C$508 NZ$546 Full pricing info
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A fantastic adrenalin and adventure filled few days in beautiful Cape Town. From the thrill of diving with Great White Sharks to the bliss of exploring the scenic Cape Wine Route, staying in a comfortable guesthouse!


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Adventure Travel

Feeling energetic and want a cycling holiday in Africa, or would you prefer to spend your time in a 4x4 Landcruiser traversing this great continent? If you want a trip that is heavy on experience and light on gazing out the tour bus window, adventure travel is for you.

Check out the various Adventure Travel Tours on offer through African Budget Safaris and combine your passion with a fantastic African experience.

Featured Adventure Travel

Kilimanjaro Hike - Marangu Route

Priced from pps R22144 $2070 £1236 €1530 A$2206 C$2255 NZ$2422 Full pricing info
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Hike up Kilimanjaro Africa's tallest Mountain and one of the world's seven Summits. The Marangu Route is the easiest and most popular Route up Kilimanjaro. Stay in huts on this affordable, fully inclusive guided Kilimanjaro Hike.


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Self Drive Tours

Self-drive holidays offer flexible itineraries, lower costs and virtually unlimited time for off the beaten path touring and sight-seeing.South Africa with its first world infrastructure is a great place for a self drive holiday.

Let us take the hassle out of arranging your accommodation and car hire and send you to the top places in South Africa with detailed route maps that will ensure your time here is a magical!

Featured Self Drive Tours

Cape Town to PE Garden Route Tour - Self Drive Package

Priced from pps R10500 $988 £582 €726 A$1055 C$1061 NZ$1138 Full pricing info
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The Cape Town to Port Elizabeth self drive option takes in some of the top highlights on offer in South Africa including the Cape Winelands, The whale capital of South Africa - Hermanus, the Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park.


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