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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A-Maize-Ing: African Food

Maize meal goes by a plethora of names in Africa, depending on where you are. It is a staple food, eaten 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 (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 (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!

Ross Huggett
Ross Huggett (link)
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.
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