The Budget Safari Blog

The latest on travelling Africa the way it should be travelled – on a shoestring, experiencing all that the rugged, beautiful birthplace of mankind has to offer. Expect tales of budget travel heroism, up to the mi

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Is Gorilla Trekking Good for Conservation?

For many a traveller the most exciting and memorable part of a safari is seeing Africa's animals in the wild…

Ross Huggett
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How much does it cost to go on Safari? Is cheaper better? And what can you expect to get for your money? African Budget Safaris takes a look at how much it can cost to go on safari in Africa.

Marc Veraart
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December and January are high summer in southern Africa and, in many southern African countries, it’s the long school holidays. The weather is great, there’s an air of fun and frivolity and many festivals and celebrations happen!

Andrew James Hofmeyr
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Safe? Eco-Friendly? Good for the sharks? Good for the tourists? Good for tourism? Whats going on with Shark cage diving?!!! We take a trip to Gansbaai to go cage diving with great white sharks. 

Tikki Hywood Trust
Tikki Hywood Trust (link)
Pangolins, unique and rarely seen, are the most trafficked animal in the world. We take a closer look at this ellusive creature.

Malcolm Macgregor
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A safari to the Okavango Delta is incredible, whenever you go. However, seasonal temperatures, water levels and what you most want to get out of your safari are but a few of the factors to consider before deciding where to go, when. Here’s a guide to help you choose.

Lwp Kommunika
Lwp Kommunika (link)
Summer in the Mother City is time to whip out the sun screen and head for those beautiful Cape Town beaches. There is however no need to feel like you are missing out on the big game of the bushveld, because the Cape has a marine Big Five all of its own. 

Barbara Eckstein
Barbara Eckstein (link)
We often get asked when the best time is to go on safari. In this blog, we give the best months to visit our top destinations, and explain why.

Bernard Dupont
Bernard Dupont (link)
Overlanding? Accomodated? Camping or lodge type? Choosing the right Safari option is an important - but often confusing - pre-trip exercise. We've put together a list of the different types of Safari and their related pros and cons.

Dave Miller
Dave Miller (link)
A detailed breakdown explaining the differences between the Greater Kruger National Park and the Kruger National Park.

Briony Chisholm
Briony Chisholm (link)
Going on safari is an incredible experience. We are often asked by clients what to expect. Here is an answer to this, after a recent Greater Kruger National Park safari.
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