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 lion, Panthera leo at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa by Derek Keats
African Wildlife

The Predator Trap: The plight of ‘canned

The African lion conjures up images of majestic white-maned predators ruling the savannah, the king of the…

Kenya Tsavo Elephants by Craig R. SholleyGood news - elephant numbers in Kenya are increasing strongly! The not so good news is that conflict between humans and the elephants roaming into villages and onto ranches is also increasing. However conservationists and government are working to protect Kenya's elephants.

Bike for African Cycle TripIn March 3 South Africans will be setting off on an epic 12 500km cycle up Africa, pedalling from Cape Town to Cairo through 10 countries to raise funds for the Hear Us Foundation!

New Iris SpeciesThe bid to the naming rights for this newly discovered species of Iris is currently sitting at R55 000! Funds raised by this auction will be used to protect the rare new flower species and the threatened Cape Fynbos Kingdom.

Twin white lion cubsRare twin white lions were born in an emergency Caesarian operation lasting seven hours in Germany, narrowly escaping death last month.

Peter on a Buchi State road in NigeriaCycling through Africa on a solo mission to raise money for charity, Peter Gostelow crossed from Nigeria into Cameroon today after almost 16 months on the road.

East African HighwayDriving a 10-year-old Land Rover Discovery 2 Td 5 the Max Adventure team covered over 16000km’s travelling through 20 countries from England to South Africa in a record breaking 11 days, 14 hours & 11 minutes.

Lioness Recovering at Moholoholo Wildlife CenterA wildlife and conservation success story - the remarkable recovery of an injured lioness at Moholoholo Animal Rehab Center near Kruger Park in South Africa's Limpopo Province. After making a miraculous recovery this lioness is now ready for release into the wild, once the wildlife center finds a new home for her!

Tom and Carl take the plungeTwo British graduates equipped with a robust sense of humour and an uncooperative Land Rover Defender, have just set out on the return leg of their circumnavigation of Africa. This is an epic African adventure that began, and will hopefully end at the opposite end of the planet, in Beaconsfield, County Buckinghamshire.

Jesse Desjardins at Shamwari armed with iPhone 4Junior Social Media kingpin Jesse Desjardins Safaris in Africa and makes a movie with his phone. Armed only with an iPhone 4, he's shown the world that you don't need to be David Attenborough hauling millions of pounds of equipment through the bush to make a splash in the world of wildlife documentaries.
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