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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Why No Big Five On My Walking Safari?

‘Will I see the Big Five if I go on a walking safari?’ This is a question we are often asked. The… (link)
South Africans love a braai. In this blog we talk about all things braai. Prepare to be hungry for fire-cooked food by the end.

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...

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Earlier this year, Dan spent ten days in Madagascar, travelling to Antananarivo, Andasibe and the Fort Dauphine region. This travel account details days 1 to 4 of his adventures in the capital, the rainforests and rural Madagascar, with loads of stunning images, personal experiences and helpful advice.

Waterholes are the wildlife version of the coffee machine in the office – they attract everybody to them at various times of the day. As such, they’re the perfect spots for game spotting. Here we list a couple of our favourites.

First-time (and regular) safari visitors often ask about etiquette on safari. Here we give a couple of pointers on what to do and not do when going on safari in Kruger.

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We love Kenya, and we’re not the only ones. Read about some of its celebrity fans and their favourite spots to visit.

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There are a few things about photography in Africa that safari goers need to be aware of. South African photographer Henk Venter gives us the his top tips on how to get the most out of your African safari photographic experience.

The emerald Garden Route is not only spectacular scenery-wise, but offers visitors pretty much any outdoors activity their heart could desire.

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African fauna and flora need protecting and there are loads of wonderful organisations who do just that. In this blog we visit six of the centres that are included in some ABS safaris.

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Thinking of taking a Tailor-made safari? We chat with Terry Murphy from African Budget Safaris about Tailor-made safaris and just why they are such a great option.
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