Everyone loves a good nature documentary. There’s something very special about watching nature unfold before your very eyes. But have you ever seen the real thing on an African safari?
Whether it’s watching a mother elephant feed its baby calf, seeing graceful antelope gallop elegantly through the savanna grass, or even getting a little bit too up close and personal to a lion, seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is an experience like no other.
We know what you’re thinking – “safaris are so darn expensive”. Well, here is our list of the best safaris across Africa which won’t take too much out of your pocket. Check them out!
If you’re looking for the best budget safari experience, then look no further than the Okavango Delta in Northern Botswana. It’s the perfect location for you to find the cheapest safari camps which even include waterside pitches for the best viewing spots. The delta itself covers a huge area of vast land, and with the site flooding every year, it attracts one of Africa’s highest concentrations of wildlife.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Located in Northern South Africa, Kruger National Park is one of the more well-known safari locations on this list. Here you will find 20,000 km2 of opportunity, which ranges from staying in a more luxury safari resort to keeping it simple at a budget camp. Whatever the accommodation you stay in, be prepared to see a whole host of extraordinary wildlife including an abundance of birdlife and all of the Big Five!
Chobe National Park, Botswana
The safari explorings taking place across Chobe National Park in Botswana are next to none. In particular, you will see elephant herds grazing across the Linyanti rivers, but you’ll also come across other hippos, crocodiles, cheetahs, and lions. Sailing down the Chobe River on a luxury riverboat with a glass of bubbly will also give you one of the best sunsets you’ll ever see. This isn’t the cheapest of safari experiences, but you’ll get a breathtaking view like no other on earth!
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
This heritage conservation area is one of the most beautiful landscapes man can see. It pans across 3200 m2, and is considered one of the best places to successfully see the Big Five all year round. The site also has a great variety of accommodation, with some of the cheapest and nicest camping sites you can find. Although you may be saving on money, you won’t be skimping on beauty or sense of adventure.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
The Masai Mara National heritage site may well be one of the most serene places you could ever visit. Often people take hot air balloon trips over the landscape to take in its beauty, but we suggest just sitting back and taking in the tranquility that Masia Mara gives you from the ground. It’s also home to the indigenous Massai people. They are welcoming to tourists, so if you are willing to pay a fee, you can visit one of their wonderful villages.
Going on a safari is something that should be on everyone’s bucket list. So if seeing the world’s wildlife in person is something you fancy doing, check these sites out to get the most out of your experience and your money. Happy adventures, everyone!