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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Manta Resort, Pemba Island, near Zanzibar by Manta Resort
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Veldfundi Wildlife VideosSubmit South African wildlife videos to Veldfundi's YouTube Direct Challenge to help spread awareness about wildlife conservation and environmental education.

GiraffesHere are 10 reasons to take a safari to Africa for your next holiday. With so many great trip options out there, here's why an African Safari is the best choice!

Great Migration - Serengeti to Masai MaraSome are celebrating a wildlife victory for East Africa’s Serengeti in the media while others regard the Tanzanian government’s latest position on the proposed highway through the national park as contentious.

Chaeli Mycroft, Sonja (The Ubuntu girl), Tithitay (100Heroes Project) Craig & Chaeli Staff South African hockey coach and entrepreneur Craig Sieben starts his 16000km walk for charity through East Africa in September 2011. That's 86 days today until he sets off on his long walk to help children with disabilities.

Rhino in Imfolozi South AfricaToday two game rangers, Paul Jennings and Sboniso Phakathi, start their walk for rhino conservation from Musina on the northern border of South Africa to Cape Town on the southern tip of the continent. These dedicated Rights for Rhinos activists will be walking for three months to raise awareness and funds for rhino conservation in South Africa. 

Early next week paraplegic Richard Harris and his wife Rachel fly to South Africa’s coastal city of Durban to start their trans-African charity drive in support of Motivation disability charity.

African Cats - Cheetahs Help Save the Savanna by booking one of our selected tours to Tanzania's Serengeti before the end of May 2011! African Budget Safaris will donate 3% of your Tanzania Tour's value to the African Wildlife Foundation's Amboseli Corridor Project aimed at saving the Savanna habitat of the African Cats and other wildlife along the Kenya-Tanzania border!

I DOUBLE DARE you Mother Tucker! Disney Nature's African Cats opens in the USA this Earth Day. The movie features Samuel L Jackson as the main voiceover, and fundraising for conservation in the Amboseli Corridor comes as standard when you catch the movie in it's debut week. Check out the post to find out how else you can contribute (even if you don't live in the US).

Stop Poaching RhinosSpread the word and raise awareness about the rhino's plight in their battle against poachers hunting them to extinction.

World Water Day 201122 March 2011 is World Water Day, this year Cape Town South Africa host the United Nations World Water Day Celebrations at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
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