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The latest on travelling Africa the way it should be travelled – on a shoestring. Here lie tales of budget travel heroism, up to the minute travel news and despatches from tents on the front line of the safari dream.

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Poshtels: Backpacker Hostel’s Cooler

So, we’re all familiar with hotels and hostels – they’re the places we stay when we’re on holiday. In the…

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While it might sound a little odd that your personality should be taken into consideration when choosing your safari, it's not. Some are better suited to introverts who like their quiet time, while others are perfect for young bucks who’re keen for some adrenaline-pumping activities and socializing while experiencing the best Africa has to offer. In this blog, we’ll outline suggested safaris on personality type and the slightly more esoteric Greek elements!

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With 2018 just around the corner African Budget Safaris takes a quick snap shot of some of the top stories that have come out of Africa in 2017. Or as we like to think about it, A few MORE reasons to start thinking about your next Southern African safari…

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 If you are from the north, far North America or Europe, you’ll have a particular idea about Christmas. This traditional Christian festival is celebrated the world over with the red-clad talisman of the frozen poles. But here, in South Africa, Christmas has always felt just a little bit different. Let’s take a look at what it means to do Christmas in South Africa.

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 In Part III of Southern Africa Biomes, we take a look at what to expect from the Masai Mara and the Serengeti. We also move beyond the great plains to the moister regions, Lake Malawi, Virunga, Bwindi and Volcanoes National Park and the habitats that mountain gorilla's call home.

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As December flies toward January and 2018, we took some time out to chat to African Budget Safaris’ owner and founder, Terry Murphy, to find out what’s changed in the African travel landscape in 2017 and how will those changes affect the 2018 safari season.

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Our 10-day Explore Namibia Camping Adventure gets two thumbs up with a smiley face. An excellent value-for-money safari, staying at lovely campsites across the country. We travelled to Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, the Namib Desert and other highlights, experiencing the stunning landscapes and fascinating wildlife of Namibia in their full glory.

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Rhino poaching is a scourge that, if not stopped soon, may cause the extinction of these wonderful pre-historic-looking creatures. If the Black Mambas, a predominantly-women anti-poaching unit in Greater Kruger, have anything to do with it, though, the rhinos will survive!

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While everybody knows about Kenya’s big national parks, there are numerous private concessions connected to them. These hidden gems provide uncrowded safari experiences with the added bonus of night drives and nature walks.

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 The African continent is huge and whether you are travelling to Cape Town or Mombassa you are in for a treat of different biospheres. From Fynbos to Savannah, in this 3-part series, African Budget Safaris takes a look at what fauna and flora to expect at which destinations… Oh, and just to clear this up, there are no tigers in the African Jungle! 

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​ The African continent is huge and whether you are travelling to Cape Town or Mombassa you are in for a treat of different biospheres. From Fynbos to Savannah, in this 3-part series, African Budget Safaris takes a look at what fauna and flora to expect at which destinations… Oh, and just to clear this up, there are no tigers in the African Jungle!
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