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5 Budget African Safaris that Will Change the Way You Look at Safaris

By Cristina Costea

Up until recently, African safaris were reserved for the wealthy. You needed to spend thousands of dollars to experience the joy and adventure of an African safari, but all that has been slowly changing.  The popularity of safaris has been increasing, which is causing the demand as well as the supply, to increase. Today, is sharing some insights on 5 budget African safaris that will change the way you look at them and will ignite the love for safari adventures in you.

Safari in South Africa

Spend 5 days inside the South Africa’s Kruger National Park on an amazing safari and spend a mere € 710! The Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest national parks, where you can do pretty much everything a safari entails: go on game drives, have walks and admire the African sunset. Included in the price are the 5 days with instruction, a guided morning walk and 3 days of game drives, transfers to and from the accommodation and 4 nights’ lodging. Accommodation will be inside a lovely camp at the Kruger National Park.

Safari in Morocco

For just € 924, you’ll enjoy 4 days of adventure in the Sahara Desert. You’ll start your journey in Marrakech, cross the High Atlas Mountains and arrive at the outskirts of the Sahara Desert. Included in the price are meals, trips to Erg Chegaga, Air Benhaddou and various kasbahs, transfers and 3 days’ accommodation. You will be accommodated in a picturesque Berber nomad tent inside the Sahara Safari Camp. You can’t say you’ve experienced the real Morocco, without spending a few nights inside Berber nomad tents!

Safari in Kenya

For as little as € 852, you’ll get to spend 7 whole days on an astounding safari in Kenya. During these 7 days, you’ll get to visit some of the best safari locations in the whole of Kenya, including the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, and the Amboseli National Park. Included in the price are all the game drived, a bonus nature walk inside the Hell’s Gate National Oark, daily meals and 6 nights’ accommodation. To make the whole thing even more genuine, you’ll be accommodated at the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Park camps and also a budget hotel while in Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. A wonderful safari experience for those explorers who just can’t sit still!

Safari in Botswana

Yes, it is possible to spend six days on a guided safari in Botswana for just € 1,096! During your safari, you’ll be going on game drives, boat cruises, Mokoro drives in the Okavando Delta, and more! Included in the price are meals for 4 days, the drives and cruises, 5 nights’ accommodation, professional guides and camp assistants and all the Botswana park fees for the included activities. You will spend your first night at a lodge and then at a private campsite.

Safari in Tanzania

We’re not going to lie to you, Tanzania is not an inexpensive destination, which is why this particular safari in Tanzania, that costs just just € 983, is such an opportunity! During the 4 days you’ll be there, you’ll get a chance to see the Big Five, go on game drives, and tour the Ngorongoro Crater. Included in the price are all the above activities, plus daily meals and the 3 nights’ accommodation at the Fanaka Lodge (Lake Manyara), Seronera Campsite (Serengeti National Park), and Ngorongoro Simba Campsite (Ngorongoro Crater).

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