Daniel African Travel Fanatic


I have always loved the outdoors; my childhood holidays were spent camping. This sparked my passion for nature conservation and led me to study travel and tourism. I started my tourism career working for a backpackers lodge in Cape Town; it was one of the first travel centres for people wanting to do overland trips into Africa. After a few years I set off on an adventure off the beaten track, spending more than five years working and traveling through Europe, North Africa and Central America, and then home beckoned and I returned to Cape Town. I joined African Budget Safaris in 2012 when it literally was still a spare-bedroom venture; there were four of us and while we are still in Hout Bay, these days were are a team of ten travel consultants.

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Daniel's Blog Posts

Dan’s Adventures in Madagascar (II)

Part two of Dan's adventures in Madagascar (day 5 to 9) from Antananarivo to the Fort Dauphin area and on to coastal Manafiafy and then inland to the Mandrare River. To discover the Spiny and Sacred Forests, meet the traditional Antadroy, glimpse the wild flora and fauna of Madagascar and more, see our intrepid explorer's tales and images... Read on

Dan’s Adventures in Madagascar (Part I)

Daniel De Lapelin Dumont Follow Dan's Madagascar adventures to find out what travelling in Madagascar is all about. Our travel expert Dan spent 10 days on a Budget Madagascar Tour to Antananarivo, Andasibe and the Fort Dauphine region. Here are days 1 to 4 of his adventures in the capital, rainforests and rural Madagascar, with stunning photos and useful travel advice. Read on

Dan Travels to Tanzania’s Safari Lands & Zanzibar

Into East Africa Dan goes on a 10-day Bush & Beach Holiday that takes him to wild Tarangire, eerie Lake Natron, the legendary Serengeti, game-packed Ngorongoro Crater and on to the spice island of tropical Zanzibar. Read on

A Kruger Safari Adventure Up Close

Daniel De Lapelin DumontExperience our Kruger Park Bungalow Safari through the eyes of one of our passionate team members. Daniel shares his recent safari adventure in vivid detail...  Read on