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About Budget Safaris

Our aim at African Budget Safaris is to bring you the best value for money Safaris and Tours available on the African continent, without compromising on quality. We have categorised each Safari trip into one of the following 4 categories: Camping, Lodge, Exclusive and Forty Plus Safaris. Regardless of your requirements we will have the perfect African Safari for you.

On a Budget Camping Safari you can expect to spend your nights in two man dome tents that are spacious and well ventilated, ensuring maximum comfort. Camping Safaris generally require an active participation element from you. This can be from putting up your own tent, to helping with meal preparation on a roster basis. Camping Safaris are ideal for those clients wishing to play an active role in the running of their Safari adventure. It is however important to note that your level of participation is generally restricted to the campsite area.

Our Lodge Safaris are generally conducted in accommodation facilities that are in the 2 to 3 Star bracket. The accommodation comes in the form of dorm, single, double/twin and occasionally triple accommodated rooms. We make use of a variety of accommodation facilities from Hotels, Guesthouses, Cabins and Backpackers on these tours.

Our Exclusive Budget Safaris are African Safaris that are chosen because they fulfill certain critiria that make them stand above the rest. The Exclusive Budget Safari generally entails travelling in a small group which ensures more one-on-one interaction with the Tour Guide. Exclusive Budget Safaris require minimal to no participation. This type of Safari generally includes a larger portion of activities in the tour price; the vehicles used are on the whole smaller and are often 4x4 in nature. Exclusive African Budget Safaris often make use of exclusive camping sites that are not open to the public ensuring privacy. It is often the case that your nights' accommodation for the duration of your African Safari will consist of a combination of lodge and camping ensuring a nice mix.

Forty Plus Safaris are Safaris that are specially designed for the more mature traveller in mind. As the name implies these African tours are for clients over the age of 40. These African Safaris ensure that you will travel with other clients of the same mindset and age bracket. The Safaris Trips are generally speaking more comfortable in terms of the accommodation used, the vehicle choice and the distances travelled between tour destinations.  

We carefully screen each and every one of our African Safari packages, making 100% sure that our product offering delivers more than it promises and you the client will be more than satisfied with your final choice.

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Okavango Mokoro & Savuti Wildlife Safari

Priced from pps R24479 $2330 £1387 €1687 A$2499 C$2568 NZ$2719 Full pricing info
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Green Season: 01/12/13 – 31/03/14 

  • $2 330 per person

​Shoulder Season: 01/04/14 – 30/06/14 & November 

  • $2 550 per person

High Season: 01/07/14 – 31/10/14 

  • $2 910 per person 

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Priced from pps R7190 $684 £407 €496 A$734 C$754 NZ$799 Full pricing info
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Tour Rates:

  • R7190 per person

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Elephant riding
Tour Duration
02 days
Departs From Johannesburg, ends in Johannesburg
Go game-viewing in South Africa's malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, hosting Africa's Big Five, and interact with elephants up close on this 2-day Pilanesberg Budget Lodge & Elephant Encounter Safari
Countries Visited
South Africa  
Top Destinations Visited
Johannesburg  
Pilanesberg National Park  

Priced from pps R7390 $703 £419 €509 A$754 C$775 NZ$821 Full pricing info
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Tour Rates (01 November 2013 – 31 October 2014):

Tour Duration

Cost per person sharing

Single Room Supplement

3 Days / 2 Nights R 7 390                                                  R 1 750
4 Days / 3 Nights              R 8 350                                                 R 2 200
5 Days / 4 Nights               R 9 350                                                 R 2 350

Additional Night - R1450 per person sharing. Single Supplement R450

Please add R248 per person per day for Kruger Park Conservation Fees to the above amount.


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Tour Duration
03 days
Departs From Johannesburg, ends in Johannesburg
A fantastic affordable 4 star Lodge Safari to South Africa's Kruger National Park. Highlights of the Safari include the scenic Panoramic Route, a night Game Drive and full days inside the Kruger in open sided Game Viewing vehicles.
Countries Visited
South Africa  
Top Destinations Visited
Kruger National Park  
Johannesburg  

Priced from pps R5400 $514 £306 €372 A$551 C$567 NZ$600 Full pricing info
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Camping Tour Rates: 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014

  • R5400 per person sharing

Upgraded Camping Tour Rates: 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014

  • R5800 per person sharing

Pre and Post Tour Lodge Rates:

Please note that we offer convenient pre and post tour lodge accommodation for before and after the Kruger Camping Safari, which can be added to your tour booking upon request. The 4 star lodge accommodation is located 10-15 minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Lodge Rates: until 30 September 2014

Rate Per Night

  Per Person Sharing

 Per Single Booking

Bed & Breakfast

 R440  R595

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

 R585  R740

Airport Transfer:

  • R100 per person one way transfer (any time).

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Game vehicle
Tour Duration
03 days
Departs From Johannesburg, ends in Johannesburg
An excellent budget tour to Kruger National Park - camp inside Kruger Park on this 3 day safari - look for Africa's "Big 5", embark on morning, afternoon and sunset game drives. Stay inside Kruger Park, one of Africa's top game reserves.
Countries Visited
South Africa  
Top Destinations Visited
Kruger National Park  
Panorama Route  
Johannesburg  

Priced from pps R7438 $708 £422 €513 A$759 C$780 NZ$826 Full pricing info
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2014 Tour Rates:

  • 2 People Sharing: $708 per person
  • 3 People Sharing: $594 per person (US$55 - single room supplement where applicable)
  • 4 People Sharing: $540 per person
  • 5 People Sharing: $516 per person (US$55 - single room supplement where applicable)
  • 6 People Sharing: $492 per person

Holiday Tour Supplements:

Chrismas and Easter supplements: from about $30 per person per day for selected camps (please enquire upon booking)


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Mara elephants
Tour Duration
03 days
Departs From Nairobi, ends in Nairobi
An action-packed short 3 day Camping Safari from Nairobi to Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve via the Great Rift Valley. An affordable scenic and African wildlife treat!
Countries Visited
Kenya  
Top Destinations Visited
Masai Mara  
Nairobi  
Great Rift Valley  

Priced from pps R4350 $414 £247 €300 A$444 C$456 NZ$483 Full pricing info
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2014 Rates

R4350 per person twin sharing

Single Supplement: R600 per person


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Tour Duration
03 days
Departs From Swakopmund, ends in Windhoek
A short break to the famous Sossusvlei Dunes area of Namibia to experience the wide open spaces of the Namib desert and dunes in this beautiful African country. An excellent value for money Budget Safari to Namibia.
Countries Visited
Namibia  
Top Destinations Visited
Swakopmund  
Namib Desert  
Windhoek  

Priced from pps R4450 $424 £252 €307 A$454 C$467 NZ$494 Full pricing info
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R4450 per person sharing


Single Supplement: R600



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Tour Duration
03 days
Departs From Windhoek, ends in Swakopmund
A fully inclusive Budget Lodge Safari to Namibia's Etosha National Park with it's amazing African wildlife - a must visit for any nature and wildlife enthusiast. This affordable Etosha Lodge Safari is ideal as a short wildlife getaway!
Countries Visited
Namibia  
Top Destinations Visited
Windhoek  
Etosha National Park  
Swakopmund  

Priced from pps R6195 $590 £351 €427 A$632 C$650 NZ$688 Full pricing info
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2014 Rates:

  • R6195 per person sharing
  • R6695 per single booking
  • R3895 per child (under 12 years)

Pre and Post Safari Lodge Option:

Please note that we offer convenient pre and post tour lodge accommodation for before and after this Kruger Safari. This Johannesburg accommodation can be added to your tour booking upon request. The travel lodge accommodation is located 10-15 minutes from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport and the rates include a transfer, en-suite accommodation and breakfast.

2014 Lodge Rates:

  • R400 per person sharing (Double/Twin Room)
  • R650 per single booking

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Tour Duration
03 days
Departs From Johannesburg, ends in Johannesburg
An awesome wildlife adventure to the Kruger National Park with fascinating accommodation in uniquely stunning treehouses and a private game lodge. Experience the untamed bush and all the wonders and wildlife of Kruger Park on this short safari getaway!
Countries Visited
South Africa  
Top Destinations Visited
Kruger National Park  
Panorama Route  
Johannesburg  

Priced from pps R3800 $362 £215 €262 A$388 C$399 NZ$422 Full pricing info
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Tour Rates: 01 April 2014 - 31 March 2015

  • R3800 per person sharing

Accommodated Tour Upgrade 

01 April 2014 - 30 June 2014

  • R1365 supplement per person sharing
  • No single supplement

01 July 2014 - 31 October 2014

  • R2030 supplement per person sharing
  • R200 single room supplement

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Okaukuejo watering hole
Tour Duration
03 days
Departs From Windhoek, ends in Windhoek
A quick camping safari getaway to Namibia's premier Reserve - the Etosha National Park. Go in search of the wildlife that makes this park one of the top Reserves in Africa!
Countries Visited
Namibia  
Top Destinations Visited
Etosha National Park  
Windhoek  

Priced from pps R10390 $989 £589 €716 A$1061 C$1090 NZ$1154 Full pricing info
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Tour Rates:

  • R10390 per person

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Elephant encounter
Tour Duration
03 days
Departs From Johannesburg, ends in Johannesburg
This 3-day Pilanesberg & Elephant Encounter Safari is a budget lodge safari game-viewing in South Africa's malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, hosting Africa's Big Five, and interacting with elephants in a sanctuary.
Countries Visited
South Africa  
Top Destinations Visited
Johannesburg  
Pilanesberg National Park  

Priced from pps R6100 $581 £346 €420 A$623 C$640 NZ$678 Full pricing info
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R6100 per person

Single supplement available on request.


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Tour Duration
03 days
Departs From Windhoek, ends in Windhoek
The 3-day Namibia Desert Budget Lodge Safari travels to the Namib-Naukluft Park, to the famous Sossusvlei Dunes, Dune 45 and Sesriem Canyon offering guest farm accommodation on an affordable desert adventure in Namibia.
Countries Visited
Namibia  
Top Destinations Visited
Windhoek  
Namib Desert