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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Cape Town, the city of sea, mountain, wine farms and – new(ish) on the block – craft beer! There's a 'Beer…

Colin J. McMechan
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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.

Ingrid Van Wyk
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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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So you’ve decided to take that once-in-a-lifetime trip to see the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. But where to go: Uganda or Rwanda? We go through the pros and cons of both in this blog.

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While traditionally safaris in Zambia have been more exclusive and tended toward the high end in terms of cost, this wonderfully untamed country has opened up to the budget safari traveller. In this blog we divulge the safari secrets of this incredible safari destination.

Lars Isaak
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The Garden Route, South Africa’s little slice of Eden, is open for business. Whether you are an adventure seeker, a day-time rambler or just a regular traveller, the Garden Route has AMAZING options for everyone. Lars Isaak recently hooked up with African Budget Safaris and made a pretty awesome video...

Scott Chacon
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Elephants walking only a hair’s breadth away from your vehicle, penguins floundering on the beach, gorillas sitting damply in a green-jungle cloud. There is a reason that travel to Africa is on just about everyone’s bucket list. Many of these sort-after animal sightings are endangered and so, difficult to spot.  Luckily here in Southern Africa, we have a network of conservationists working, not only to keep these animals alive but to keep them thriving. To help you navigate our pristine wilderness, here’s a list of some of the vulnerable or endangered species and the best places to see them.

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Pristine, palm-fringed Indian Ocean beaches, rain forests, lemurs, chameleons and baobab trees: Madagascar offers visitors an unspoilt and vastly varied paradise.

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The excitement and rush of your wedding is over and now it’s time to relax with your new spouse and enjoy your honeymoon. What better choice of honeymoon package than a safari in Africa, with its huge skies, incredible game viewing and spectacular scenery?

Chris du Preez
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Chris, from African Budget Safaris, shares his amazing adventure in Botswana. This first-hand safari account gives all the ins and outs of navigating Botswana as well as the low-down on the camps he visits and the journey he takes to get there.

Harriet Purser
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Sabi Sand Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Park, is known for its incredible game sightings and fabulous camps. We delve into what makes Sabi Sand special in this blog, and show that it’s an affordable destination too!
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