Africa Budget Holidays

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Africa Budget Holidays

Are you planning to book budget holidays and safaris in Africa? We offer ultimate customized tours and safaris to most African regions of East Africa, Central Africa, South Africa among others. Booking wildlife safari journeys is a delightful way to experience Africa for the first time. They will take you to spacious wild places, comfortable lodges and camps located in the heart of nowhere!

For those seeking for Africa budget holidays and affordable vacations in Africa, we recommend to focus on the following African regions;

East African Region

Our East Africa budget holidays and safaris will take you to the true African jungles to discover the hidden secretes of Africa while staying in standard camps and lodges. Serengeti national park in Tanzania and Masai Mara national reserve host the annual wildebeest migration which is a unique spectacle featuring zeal of zebras grazing fresh pastures of the park. On your budget holidays to Kenya’s northern regions, you may encounter local wildlife species such endangered black rhino, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and the long-necked gerenuk. Traveling to Tanzania takes you Ngorongoro Crater which was formed as a result of the collapse of an extinct volcano and thousands of animals thrive in enclosed grassland.

Adventure travelers may wish to experience the other side of East Africa by taking a visit to either Uganda or Rwanda for wildlife and primate experiences. Yes, Uganda is a capital of primates in Africa. You will encounter mountain gorillas in either Mgahinga gorilla park or Bwindi impenetrable forest national park under the guidance of a professional ranger guide. Tracking these gentle primates is somewhere tiresome because it involves trekking for some good time between 2 to 8 hours in search for your allocated gorilla family however, the experience is rewarding upon meeting the mountain gorilla family. We recommend to be physically fit before heading to the forest to gorilla tracking tour. On the other hand, Uganda is endowed with chimpanzees that can be tracked in Kibale forest national park, Kalinzu forest, Budongo forest and Kyamburo gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park. Currently a gorilla permit in Uganda goes for $700 while a chimpanzee permit in Kibale goes for $200, $50 in kalinzu, $80 in Kyambura and $100 in Budongo forest.

Mountain gorilla safaris and holidays in Africa can also be done in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park and Virunga national park in DR Congo. Gorilla trekking permit goes for $1500 in Rwanda while $400 in DR Congo.  More so, Rwanda and Congo are also good destinations for chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest national park and Virunga national park respectively.

Besides wildlife safaris, East Africa offers the best mountain climbing adventures on the most fascinating and iconic landmarks of Mount Elgon, Mount Kilimanjaro, Nyiragongo, mount Kenya and Rwenzori mountains.

South African Region

South Africa has various opportunities of travel excursions on budget holidays and safaris.   A tour to South Africa not only introduces you to the country’s heterogeneous cultures and wide range of landscape sightings, but also exploring magical safari games. You will travel in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles to give an unobstructed view of the African jungle. During holidays, you will spend an overnight stay in budget lodges and camps that open up to the wild hence opportunities to spot a game might start from your door! For a different travel experience, drive down through the Cape Winelands to sample varietals of South Africa’s premium wines. In Cape Town, explore the city, a gorgeous harbor and go shopping.

Furthermore, you can also visit Zambia for the amazing wildlife walking safaris and on leisurely boat cruise on river Zambezi. Don’t miss the spectacular waterfalls of Victoria Falls which is a jewel of Southern Africa and a natural wonder shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Camps and lodges in Botswana are consistently named the world’s best, and a safari here takes you deep into the Okavango Delta which is also regarded as a hidden oasis where you can spot a number of wildlife species. If you are booking budget holidays and safaris to south Africa, don’t miss to tour Botswana’s Chobe National Park to see the highest concentration of elephants in South Africa.

A safari to Namibia will take you out on an ATV over red desert dunes or soaring across the Skeleton Coast in search of shipwrecks. You can also book game drive through the lush savannah of Etosha National Park which is a home to Southern African plains game such as giraffes, wildebeests and zebras.

What is the best time to go safaris and tours in Africa?

Booking an Africa safari is always a good idea to encounter several wildlife and it can be done throughout the year. However, the best wildlife viewing opportunities happen in the dry seasons when grass in different national parks is shorter and animals gather around the waterholes. From a keen understanding, some national parks are best visited for a safari outside the peak times because the experience can just be incredible, crowds are smaller and you can find some great unbeatable deals.

Some places like Maasai Mara in Kenya, there are great wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the year, while other destinations like Botswana and Zimbabwe have more seasonal regions, consequently some camps and lodges tend to close up and reopen during favorable season.

January To March

This is the dry season and so animals can be spotted in the shorter grasses and around waterholes hence it’s a great game viewing season and travel agencies offer slightly cheaper rates.

April To June

This is a peak rainy season however it is always a good time to escape the crowds and get the best value. This is actually the best time to book budget holidays and safaris in Africa. With such long and heavy rains, accessing some destinations may be difficult and we recommend the use of 4 x 4 vehicle as you prepare your mind for adventures in the mud!

July To September

This is the most popular season to go on safari in East Africa for the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara and Serengeti as well as gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. This is considered to be the most expensive time to travel and crowds gather in hopes of seeing the famous river crossings in Kenya. If you are planning to book your tour during this time, we recommend to book in advance at least 6 months prior to your travel dates.

October To December

From October to December is a short rainy season and a good time to see new-born animals. It is also a best season to see migratory birds, especially at the lakes.

What to wear on budget safaris and tours in Africa?

Casual and comfortable clothing is best choice to put on throughout the year when on a safari to Africa. Wearing clothes in layers is the most practical way to cope with fluctuating day and night temperatures while on safari. Below are the “must-haves” to pack for your budget safaris and tour;

T-shirt, shirt or blouse – long sleeves and collars help to protect from the sun and mosquitoes

Fleece or warm jacket

A pair of safari trousers – those that zip off at the knees are very handy, too

Comfortable walking shoes (or boots) and socks

Hat

Bandanna or cotton scarf and a sarong (kanga, pareo, kikoi)

Maybe a pair of open sports sandals for general daytime use in warmer months

Swimsuit – a number of lodges and camps have swimming pools

An elegantly casual outfit for dinner at the smarter hotels

A light, compact raincoat if it is likely you will encounter rain (gorilla and chimp trekking)

And, of course, your undergarments

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