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Want an affordable way to go on safari in Africa? The best way to save money on your African Safari is to organize your own airfare to Cape Town or another departure point. By doing this, you can utilize some of the budget tours that are based on the Continent and do not provide air travel as part of their services. Many of the most affordable options depart out of Nairobi, and Windhoek for either a few days long excursion to intense safaris that can span three weeks. In addition to outfits in Kenya, Botswana is another popular destination for Americans who are looking to experience the excitement and wonder that only an African safari can deliver. Keep reading to learn more about the affordable offerings from Budget African Safaris.

Chobe to Moremi - Northern Botswana Mobile Tented Safari

This 10-day safari is priced at $3,125 and includes everything that you need as you explore Northern Botswana. Destinations include Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta, and the Moremi Game Reserve. Guests will be treated to abundant wildlife and breathtaking landscapes as you explore Botswana by day and sleep in tents each night. This style of accommodation helps to keep costs low while allowing budget travelers to experience all of the splendor that Northern Botswana has to offer. As you travel in the open 4x4 you will likely spot the Big 5 as you enjoy a lot of attention from the guides that is only possible due to the small group size of the excursion.

Namibia Family Camping Safari

If you would like to provide your children and spouse with some memories to last a lifetime while maintaining affordability, check out the 10-day Namibia Camping Safari that starts at $2,334 per person, without airfare. The excursion is limited to just 14 guests and departs from Windhoek, Namibia for a 10-day safari. Highlights include a tour of the Namib Desert with time for the children to get out and explore the sand dunes. There is game viewing in Etosha National Park, and the entire safari is a combination of camping and lodge accommodations. This tour is designed with kids in mind as the drive times are kept to a minimum and there are a number of outings that will let the younger set burn off some energy while learning about this amazing part of the world!

Budget Kenya Lodge Safari

This option is eight days in duration and is priced at $1,651 per person exclusive of airfare. This tour starts and ends in Nairobi and you will be sure to spot the Big 5 and enjoy a tour of the majestic Kenyan landscapes. You will visit two of the most acclaimed game preserves in the world- Masai Mara Game Preserve and the Amboseli National Park. Other highlights include an overnight stay at a luxury hotel in Nairobi to experience this cosmopolitan jewel. You will likely spot many different species at Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivashi as you take in the Kenyan lands that will leave an impression on you for a lifetime!