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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Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Africa’s

Right up there at the top of many an adventurous traveller's bucket list - seeing mountain gorillas in the…

Barbara Eckstein
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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.

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
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A blog about the differences between  the Greater Kruger National Park and the Kruger National Park – both the theory, and from personal experience.

Briony Chisholm
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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.

Steve Slater
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As an African Budget Safari consultant I am occasionally invited to join a safari. These experiences are invaluable in helping me guide our clients. This is the story of my recent walking safari in the Drakensberg mountains in Kwa Zulu Natal.

The adventure continues. Welcome to part two of our top 10 destinations in Africa guaranteed to get your adrenaline levels pumping.

The Surf Shack FB
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Poshtels – the latest travel and accommodation buzzword. We’ll explain what it means (and why you want to stay there) and tell you about a few of our favourites in SA.

Luke Hardiman
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Africa abounds with adventure - whether you explore it on foot, bike, horseback, 4x4, bicycle, canoe, boat, underwater, free falling, kloofing or floating in a hot air balloon, you’re in for an unforgettable ride.

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I was fortunate to be invited to join a short safari to the Kruger National Park. So I escaped the wet, winter chills of Cape Town and headed for a quick trip to the bushveld.

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We often get asked about 'overnight' Big Five safaris out of Cape Town. Here we explain why this is not ideal.
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