Has an African Safari always seemed like a dream that was just out of reach? The funds seem to always pose a problem, and spending that money never seemed like a feasible option… But now you can bid goodbye to all those concerns….
Because believe it or not, African safaris can also be planned within a budget!
Planning your Africa Safari on a Budget in 5 Steps
If you are a person who’s used to budgeting, you will know how important a role pre-planning plays. So here goes…
1. Plan your budget: Africa isn’t really a cheap place for travelers so you’ve got to first decide on exactly how much you are willing to spend and accordingly plan out the rest.
2. Decide on duration of the trip: In most cases, you will be able to calculate cost on a daily basis, so planning a trip that is not too long and yet gives you the opportunity to do your share of sight-seeing is good. However, keep in mind that if you try to cram too much into a few days you may end up burning quite a hole in your pocket!
3. The dates for travelling can also be significant:
Travelling off season means the rates are lower, and you can take advantage of that. Also air fares can be more affordable if you travel in the middle of the week. And finally, self-drive safaris can be a good way to save money.
4. Pick on a place you want to visit: Another way to limit expenditure is to fix 1-2 places to visit, and not deviate from that plan… Also, make sure you book the right kind of transport… Because if you get delayed you will actually be increasing your expenditure.
5. Plan your accommodations: Do a bit of research online and from guidebooks, and book the best accommodations with your budget in mind. Camping out (with the know-how of course) is also a cheaper, more exciting option.
And now for certain areas in Africa which will offer you good and affordable deals:
Kruger National Park, South Africa
French Colonies in West Africa
So get planning so that you can enjoy your African Safari without spending too much!