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About Budget Safari Tours & Packages

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.

Always cheap, never nasty

Our packages may be cheap, but they certainly won't feel that way. Our long, ever-growing list of five star TripAdvisor reviews stands as testimony to this.

Choosing your safari travel style

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.

Budget Camping Safaris

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.

Budget Lodge Safaris

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.

Exclusive Small Group Camping

Our Exclusive Small Group Camping Safaris are chosen because they fulfill certain criteria 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 from the traveller.

This type of Safari generally includes a larger portion of activities in the tour price; the vehicles used are on the whole smaller four wheel drives.

Private Camping

Exclusive Small Group Camping Safaris often make use of 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 to give you a nice mix of sleeping under the stars and the home comforts of a lodge stay.

Forty Plus Safaris

Forty Plus Safaris are safari packages that are specifically designed for a slightly more mature traveller.

These tours are put together for clients over the age of 40, with the intention of creating a more refined group of fellow travellers more likely to have shared interests.

The trips are generally more comfortable in terms of the accommodation used, the vehicle choice and the distances travelled between tour destinations. 

Curated Selection of Travel Packages

We carefully screen each and every one of our packages, making 100% sure that the trip delivers more than it promises.

We love our jobs, because at the end of the day, our goal is a simple one: for you as the traveller to have an awesome experience in Africa, at a price that won't break the bank.

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Cape Town to Windhoek Overland Camping Safari

Priced from pps R8000 $689 £456 €593 A$839 C$823 NZ$886 Full pricing info
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What’s the deal? Receive a 12.5% Discount off the Tour Price when booking this Overland Camping Safari.

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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  
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Priced from pps R8130 $704 £452 €581 A$861 C$817 NZ$903 Full pricing info
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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
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Priced from pps R5100 $437 £283 €384 A$561 C$545 NZ$581 Full pricing info
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Skukuza camp in Kruger
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  
Johannesburg  
Panorama Route  

Priced from pps R8146 $708 £467 €598 A$868 C$846 NZ$910 Full pricing info
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Masai Mara balloon ride
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  
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Priced from pps R5200 $447 £289 €394 A$573 C$562 NZ$594 Full pricing info
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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  
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Priced from pps R5200 $447 £289 €394 A$573 C$562 NZ$594 Full pricing info
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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!
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Namibia  
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Priced from pps R6995 $597 £394 €502 A$737 C$705 NZ$768 Full pricing info
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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
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Priced from pps R3800 $328 £216 €284 A$401 C$396 NZ$427 Full pricing info
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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!
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Top Destinations Visited
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Priced from pps R11100 $959 £613 €784 A$1177 C$1113 NZ$1238 Full pricing info
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Rhino
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 R6360 $553 £357 €487 A$705 C$691 NZ$738 Full pricing info
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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
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