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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Zebra Mother and Baby, Ngorongoro by SarahTZ
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Kids On Safari: Yes or No?

One of the most frequently asked questions to the ABS consultants is whether or not kids can come on safari.…

Ross Huggett
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From $120 per day for an all-inclusive safari package. That's the no frills option, but the sky is the limit in terms of luxury if you want to spend more. Seasonality, level of accommodation and the destinations you're visiting all make a difference as we explain in this post.

Marc Veraart
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December and January are high summer in southern Africa and, in many southern African countries, it’s the long school holidays. The weather is great, there’s an air of fun and frivolity and many festivals and celebrations happen!

Andrew James Hofmeyr
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Safe? Eco-Friendly? Good for the sharks? Good for the tourists? Good for tourism? Whats going on with Shark cage diving?!!! We take a trip to Gansbaai to go cage diving with great white sharks. 

The Dogs Bollocks
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If you love to learn about a new place through food, read on. We asked Capetonians what they think visitors should eat when they come to their city. Some of these foods you’ll find only in Cape Town; the  others are available throughout South Africa.

Tikki Hywood Trust
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Pangolins, unique and rarely seen, are the most trafficked animal in the world. We take a closer look at this ellusive creature.

Malcolm Macgregor
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A safari to the Okavango Delta is incredible, whenever you go. However, seasonal temperatures, water levels and what you most want to get out of your safari are but a few of the factors to consider before deciding where to go, when. Here’s a guide to help you choose.

Lwp Kommunika
Lwp Kommunika (link)
Summer in the Mother City is time to whip out the sun screen and head for those beautiful Cape Town beaches. There is however no need to feel like you are missing out on the big game of the bushveld, because the Cape has a marine Big Five all of its own. 

Barbara Eckstein
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We often get asked when the best time is to go on safari. In this blog, we give the best months to visit our top destinations, and explain why.

Bernard Dupont
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Overlanding? Accomodated? Camping or lodge type? Choosing the right Safari option is an important - but often confusing - pre-trip exercise. We've put together a list of the different types of Safari and their related pros and cons.

From East Africa to South Africa, the continent is blessed with a multitude of breathtaking beaches. Our ultimate beach bucket list will reveal the beaches that pump all summer long, the best-kept sandy secrets and the beaches not to be missed. Here we share our top twenty beaches, all worthy of a place on a bucket list.
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