The Budget Safari Blog

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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Serengeti vs Masai Mara: A Comparison

In this post, we’ll unpack the similarities and differences between Serengeti and Mara, highlighting when is…

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You’ve booked your dream safari to Africa and now your mother/father/friends keep calling and telling you dreadful stories of tropical diseases and illnesses you’ll be exposed to on your trip. Fret not! With good – and well-in-advance – planning and a few simple preparations, you can ensure a hassle- and sickness-free trip of a lifetime.

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Looking for the best travel deals in Africa? Look no further. Our latest African travel specials offer major discounts on the best-value budget safaris across Southern and East Africa. Pickings include the Early Bird Safari Special on camping and lodge tours in Southern Africa, the Kruger Park Christmas Holiday Special and our discounted Overland Africa Travel Deal. 

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There is only one species of leopard, which is divided into nine sub-species, one of which is found throughout Africa: Pathera pardus pardus. This is the one you’ll see, if you’re lucky enough to spot one of these beautiful, but elusive, creatures. In this blog we talk everything leopard.

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Travelling ethically and with a social conscience is important, but how do you achieve that on safari? In this blog, we give you some ideas for responsible travel in Africa.

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Put the Big 5 on the backburner, in this blog we talk about the small, the bashful and the less-fortunate-looking African animals. Yip, there are a Little 5, Shy 5 and Ugly 5, in addition to the Big 5 animals of Africa.

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This blog, the last in our three-part series on things to do in Cape Town, lists just some of the incredible offerings the areas surrounding the Mother City has for both locals and visitors.

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How has overland travel in Africa evolved over the decades? We chat with two pioneers in the Africa overlanding industry, Ken Hill and Vivian McCarthy, to find out what’s changed. And, in some cases how the adventure has stayed the same.

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The low season offers distinct advantages in East Africa's top destinations - Masai Mara and Serengeti. One of the most delightful rainy season discoveries is that it's birthing time for many of the animals. Saving on costs is another major perk of low season safaris in East Africa, but that's not all...

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A snapshot of Africa’s Best National Parks in the 7 Top Safari Countries, from the legendary Masai Mara in Kenya to Namibia's dramatic Etosha Park and wild South Luangwa in Zambia.

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This blog, the second in our three-part series on things to do in Cape Town, lists just some of the incredible offerings the Mother City has for both locals and visitors in and around the CBD to appreciate nature.
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