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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River crossing in Nigeria by From The Big Africa Cycle blog
Epic Journeys

Cycling through Africa for Charity - England

Equipped with only maps and a compass for directions this adventurer has raised about £9260 (R99 600) for…

sacks08 on Flickr
sacks08 on Flickr (link)
Johannesburg – South Africa's largest city and one in the midst of a must-see cultural and social revival. From Maboneng to Sandton, Soweto and the Cradle of Mankind, eating out to galleries, the theatre and bungee-jumping off an old cooling tower. Here we list a bunch of the most happening things to do in Jozi – our pick of the places to see and be seen in.

Visiting Madagascar
Visiting Madagascar (link)
 In Southern Africa you will be spoiled for choice in terms of balmy beach destinations. From Lamu in Kenya down through Tanzania, Mozambique and into South Africa, we take a look at 10 of the balmiest of them all.

Robyn Jay
Robyn Jay (link)
The giraffe, graceful, elegant and just plain bizarre has captured man’s imagination for centuries. We take a closer look at the pervasive presence of these gigantic quadrupeds.

Marc Veraart
Marc Veraart (link)
A blog comparing two of the most famous (and joined) game parks in the world – Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara.

Ninara
Ninara (link)
Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is spectacular. Climbing it is an incredible experience and an amazing feat. Here we discuss all things Kili and the different routes up to it's peak.

SarahTZ
SarahTZ (link)
Here we break down the ins-and-outs and do’s and don’ts of travelling with children in Africa.

Inverdoorn Game Reserve
Inverdoorn Game Reserve (link)
Looking for an affordable Big Five game park close to Cape Town? Here are three of the Western Cape's best Big Five safari destinations for time-pressed travellers on a limited budget.

Paul Mannix
Paul Mannix (link)
When coming on safari to Africa, many people ask how they can make a meaningful contribution to those more needy. It being the ‘season of giving’, we thought now would be a good time to list just some of the many ways that every visitor (and local) can give back.

Rick McCharles
Rick McCharles (link)
Experience the beauty, wild magic and rewarding challenges that make the Otter Trail so worthwhile. Find out more about this unforgettable coastal hike in our guide - covering the basic facts, preparation advice, packing tips and the essentials of doing South Africa's most famous hiking trail.

Times Asi
Times Asi (link)
See Cape Town like you've never seen it before. When nature meets technology in a beautiful location like Cape Town, you are in for a visual feast!
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