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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Top 6 Wildlife Apps for your African Safari

Know what you are sighting and get some background info on the species and its behaviour. These mobile…

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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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African safaris with kids can be hugely rewarding and easier than you think. Our recent budget Kruger family safari turned out to be the trip of a lifetime for all. See what an African safari with children entails and get some great tips for the best family safari experience!

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This blog, the first 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.

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Choosing the ultimate adventure activities at Victoria Falls can be tough given the plethora of options available. Here are 10 of the best things to do at Vic Falls with short videos of these adrenalin pumping and laid-back adventures.

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Looking for everything you need to know about the great migration in East Africa? In this blog, we explain the ‘hows, whens, wheres and whys’ to help you plan and experience the best great wildebeest migration safari. Find out how to witness this incredible natural spectacle that moves through the Serengeti and Mara each year.

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Are African Safaris for seniors? Yes! African adventure travel is hugely popular with the growing trend of senior travellers jet-setting around the globe to all manner of exotic destinations. Thre great news: more and more budget tours are ideal for senior travellers in Africa! See why 50+ safaris are a big hit with mature globetrotters...

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There are now over 1000 African mountain gorillas living in the wild (2018). That's an increase of 25% in the total population of mountain gorillas found in central Africa since 2010!

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Uncover why our scenic Kruger, Swaziland & Mozambique Lodge Safari is the ideal trip for families. Our travel expert Bronwyn Lewis tells us about her unforgettable family holiday in Southern Africa last summer, revealing why this African bush, beach and culture trip is such a family favourite.

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You’ve decided it’s time for an adventure through Africa and are looking into overlanding. In this blog will explain everything you’ll need to know before you book your trip, and what our favourite routes are.
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