Our best African budget safari holidays are all about great value, affordable African budget safari holidays in Africa’s best game parks and reserves. For those looking to go on a safari the first thing one often worries about is how much does a safari cost. The majority of game lodges, bush camps and safari tours are relatively expensive given the costs of getting all those first-world luxuries in to the lodges and camps which are located in remote wilderness areas. Although few and far between, there are some fantastic budget bush lodges, safari camps and tours that offer exceptional value for money. The Safari Index team has provided a list of our top cheap, comfortable and affordable budget safaris that provide a great safari experience. These budget safari experiences are suitable for travellers looking for an affordable safari that won’t break the bank.
Due to the popularity of these affordable safari destinations it is advisable to book well in advance as they do get booked up quickly especially over weekends and public holidays.
White Elephant Bush Camp offers the perfect family getaway with their self-catering bush camp in the Pongola Game Reserve. With panoramic views of Lake Jozini and the Lebombo mountains, the camp offers guests a scenic, natural environment. The camp sleeps 16 people, with 6 twin rooms and one family unit which can sleep 4. All rooms are en-suite and suitably…Enquire Now
In the heart of South Africa's famous Garden Route, a captivating world of lakes, rivers, estuaries and beaches gently unfolds against a backdrop of lush forest and lofty mountains: the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park. Nature trails wind through densely wooded forest and along tranquil rivers. During spring, a carpet of flowers further enhances the verdant beauty…Enquire Now
Wildside Safari Camp consists of 20 thatched and tented chalets (including 4 family rooms) and captures the essence of the unspoiled wilderness of the Waterberg. The camp combines comfort with a rustic bush setting, creating a suitably wild African atmosphere. Guided game drives and bush walks bring guests into close contact with a great variety of game species, including the…Enquire Now
Situated between Berg-en-dal, Ship Mountain and Afsaal Picnic Site, this trail is named after one of the Kruger's first and most famous rangers . Harry Wolhuter killed a lion single handedly with his hunting knife while out on patrol on horseback. It is a spectacularly scenic wilderness area, characterized by high granite outcrops with deep valleys. Evidence of Bushmen and…Enquire Now
Like the water lily from which it takes its inspiration, Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp nestles deep in the heart of the game-rich Okavango Delta. Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp offers a beautiful Botswana safari experience and enjoys luxurious solitude on its own Delta island within a 272 000 hectare (672 125 acres) exclusive wildlife concession. With only nine tents, this intimate…Enquire Now
Experience the freedom and exhilaration of the Okavango Delta at Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge, with its unique rooftop hideouts in each of nine private African safari suites. Overlooking a seasonal lagoon, the earthy glamour of this striking lodge provides the perfect counterpoint to the natural bounty of this game-rich landscape. A strong but playful recycled theme provides unusual accents at…Enquire Now
Whether it is wildlife, culture, or peace and quiet that you seek, Zebra Country Lodge is the ideal getaway for special events, weddings, conferences and family leisure time. Discover this exclusive retreat in a tranquil bushveld setting, only 30km from Pretoria, and rejuvenate your soul. Various species of game, including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and antelope, can be viewed on guided…Enquire Now