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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African Cultures

The Hadzabe - Encounter Africa’s People

The Hadzabe are hunter-gatherers living in small communities fringing Lake Eyasi in Central Tanzania. They…

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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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Travellers on safari in Kenya usually fly into its bustling capital, Nairobi, and fly out from there, too. Here we list some of the fabulous activities and top things to do in Nairobi, before and after your East African safari adventure. 

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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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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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When you do the Tanzania Northern Circuit as part of your East African safari adventure, you will visit the Ngorongoro Crater. Relatively small in size, the Ngorongoro Crater packs a big punch with high-density game viewing and breath-taking scenery.

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Botswana is a country I fell in love with and will return to year after year. It is one of the few destinations in Southern Africa where you can truly have a remote wilderness experience. See what makes Botswana my favourite and prepare to fall in love too.
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