There is a misconception that in order to experience the wonders of the wild or nature’s beauty in Africa, one has to splurge.
Here at East Cape Tours, we have options for budget safaris that give you the Lion King experience without having to eat worms to afford it. The first thing to consider when wanting an affordable safari experience is to do a scheduled group safari. You may not have the privacy of being the only one in the safari truck, but you will have a tour guide and a driver.
An alternative to this is to do a self-drive safari. Many game reserves allow for patrons to pay a lower rate in order to drive around the park in their own car, while providing a map and reading material for what to look out for. Although this means you won’t have a guide, it also means that you can do the drive at your own pace and read up on the various plants and animals as you please. Also, you don’t have to stay at the game reserve, and can stay in your own accommodation elsewhere, making a day trip for your safari. However, most game reserves do have different types of lodging, ranging from camping tents to luxury lodges. In between these two extremes are chalets, cottages, huts, family units, tented lodges, and more.
There are wonderful choices for this in the Greater Kruger Park region or very close to Kruger National Park, such as Tshukudu Private Game Reserve, Rukiya Safari Camp, Tambuzi Baobab Camp, and African Rock Lodge. Very near to these is the famous Sabi Sabi Wildtuin, where you’ll find Umkumbe Safari Lodge and a brilliant malaria-free possibility is found within the Pilanesberg National Park at the Black Rhino Game Lodge. You are not only bound to South Africa for an affordable safari though, as there is also Tlouwana Camp in Chobe, Botswana, among many others.
What is for sure is that however you need to customise your safari to match your budget, you will still have a real safari experience where you will see glorious animals and wildlife in their natural habitat.
Whether you’re looking for luxury sojourn or a laid-back holiday with affordable accommodation, we can make it happen!
Once we have all your information and understand the vision for your holiday, we’ll start planning your trip.
With all your plans in place, all you need to do is pack your bags, hop on a plane and travel over land and sea to your destination of choice!