Going on a safari in Africa to see the natural flora and fauna of the vast African savannahs is an item on many travelers’ bucket lists. Unfortunately, it’s often a quite pricy attraction, costing on average of $350 to $750 per person per night—not exactly affordable. But don’t let your budget crush your safari dreams. Check out this list of affordable safaris you can fit into even a tight travel budget.
Responsible Travel Namibia and Botswana Safari
Starting at $1,204 for 14 days, this tour is one of the most affordable safari options around. It’ll take you from Namibia to Botswana and end in Zimbabwe. You’ll travel on a truck and stay at a combination of various hotels, lodges and local guesthouses.
Go2Africa Namibia Family Self-Drive
One great way to save money on a safari is to do the driving yourself. This 10-day tour takes you to Etosha National Park, Swakopmund, and Sossusvlei—and you will have the distinct advantage of being able to take it at your own pace and on your own schedule. The cost starts at $2,140 per person.
African Budget Safaris Full Day Cape Town Big Five Budget Safari
Another way to save money on safaris is to do a shorter one. This day trip will cost you only $215, and you’ll see the Cape Winelands, Ceres Valley, and the mountains of the Western Cape. Plus lunch and drinks are included!