So you want to take a safari but you need it to be not only amazing but affordable. Since the old days, you can now have a more upscale safari without adding too much to the price of it. In this article, we are going to give you the top 5 most affordable and astonishing safari tours so you get a great adventure that won’t break the bank!
Pilanesberg National Park
With a group of up to 10 people at a time, you can take the 2-day safari through Pilanesberg National Park, which starts and ends in Johannesburg, South Africa. A Malaria-free safari, this affordable tour takes you through Africa’s Big 5. This means you will see the biggest 5 game animals that are difficult to hunt on foot. This will only enhance your safari tour as you see the African lion, Cape buffalo, African elephant, rhinoceros, and the African leopard.
You can find the Big 5 all over Africa, but they are especially prevalent in this national park. So not only will you see lots of wildlife here, but you’ll get to see a lot of their cultural heritage as well! From the Lesedi Cultural Village, to traditional African foods and South African songs and dancing, you will enjoy so much more than just sightseeing!
Kruger National Park
Located in South Africa, taking a safari through Kruger National Park will amaze you, so bring your camera! You may also want to invest in the best binoculars under 200 so you can get the best views! During this safari, you will get not only a ton of scenic views, but you get to go on a night time (as well as a day time) Game Drive, which will show you wildlife like you’ve never seen before.
You will also travel on the Panorama Route, where you will visit Lisbon Falls and God’s Window, a vantage point that has a 700-meter cliff and looks over the Lebombo Mountains, where you can see some of the most breathtaking views ever. You will also tour Graskop which is the area that is home to many waterfalls like Mac-Mac Falls, Lone Creek Falls, and Berlin Falls.
Taking a safari in Nairobi is simply majestic. You will take a 3-day safari from Nairobi to the Masai Mara Reserve, where you will have some of the best views of game anywhere. This area is known for big cats, and you probably see some while you are on a Game Drive. Wildebeest are often found here as well.
During this safari, you will pass through rivers and woodlands, seeing villages and many wildlife and scenic views. From the Big 5 to jackals, hyenas, impalas, and zebras, you are sure to get great views of the many animals that live here. If you plan on coming here in July or August, you will see the Great Migration, where the wildebeest pass through from the Serengeti.
One thing this safari offers that many do not is that you can take hot air balloon rides so you can see an aerial view of Nairobi and all of the Masai Mara. Also, at night time you won’t have to worry about bugs, as mosquito nets are provided, and there are private verandas you can rest in.
A 3-day safari through Swakopmund to Windhoek will astonish you, as you ride through the Sesriem Desert, the Namib Desert, and explore the surroundings that are within. As you go through Namib Naukluft Park, you will cross the Sossusvlei Dunes as well as Sesriem Canyon and Dead Vlei.
Enjoy the sun rising over the desert as you ride in a gaming vehicle to the tallest sand dunes in the world at Sossusvlei Dunes. You will also visit the landmark Dune 45 and can climb it or take photos if you wish. As you look around at the wildlife, you will also see extremely old sedimentary rock within the canyon, and you can go swimming in the many pools of water within there. The safari will also take you through a beautiful sunset as you ride through the plains of Namibia.
At night, you will sleep in rooms or permanent tents, both of which have bathrooms attached, and you will be fed three meals per day. While this is a shorter safari, feel free to bring many people with you as this safari is for up to 12 persons at a time.
Starting off to Kampala, where you will make a round trip, you will be going through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Here you will see the African Mountain Gorilla, an endangered species that will amaze you! Keep an eye out for elephants, leopards, chimpanzees and more animals!
This is a short, 3-day tour that gives you a rare glimpse into Uganda like you have never seen before. Not only will you visit the Igongo Cultural Village and Ankole Museum but you will take a walking tour through Buhoma Village. Then, you will arrive at Queen Elizabeth National park for some game viewing.
Besides the land animals, you will want to look out for exotic birds and small insects that you may not see at home! Through the forests and hills on this safari, you will experience so much that you wouldn’t see outside of Uganda!
Accommodations are nice with private rooms and bathrooms, with some overlooking the forested areas.
Are you ready to pack your bags yet and go on an African safari? With these fun, yet affordable safari tours, you will see so much more than just animals. You can partake in the full experience by learning about the culture, eating the delicious foods, and creating memories that will last a lifetime and for a fair price as they all range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, depending on what you want. Which tour are you going to take?