African Budget Safaris is an independent African travel agency specialising in affordable African safaris.

Our small team of local experts is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and we offer safaris throughout Africa.

Since 2006, we’ve helped thousands of delighted travellers from across the planet experience dream African safaris within their budgets.

We are passionate about Africa and sharing the best of the continent with budget-conscious visitors.

Together, our team has over a century’s worth of experience in the African travel industry. We’ve worked as overland tour guides and game rangers. We have stayed at elegant tented lodges and remote bush camps, gone camping in Kruger and backpacking in Malawi. To name a few.

We give every client our personal attention and care, which sets us apart, along with our intimate knowledge and love of Africa. But it's our remarkable network of safari partners that ensures our growing success.

We work with 90 carefully selected safari partners. All of these are reputable safari companies that consistently provide excellent-quality trips.

African Budget Safaris features over 560 tours in 16 African countries. Our team has tried and tested the tours we offer (and keeps doing so) to ensure our clients experience the best of Africa at reasonable prices.

Our wealth of budget travel experience and strategic partnerships enable us to design and curate the best value-for-money safaris in Africa.

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Activities offered

  • Overland
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Honeymoon safaris
  • Family Safaris
  • Riding Safaris
  • Walking Safaris
  • Migration Safaris
  • Eco tourism
  • Big 5 Safaris
  • Adventure tourism
  • Flying Safaris
  • Camel Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Cultural activities
  • Trekking
  • Canoeing
  • Gorilla Safaris
  • Beach Holidays

Where we operate

  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Ethiopia
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Burundi
  • eSwatini (Swaziland)
  • Lesotho
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Madagascar
  • Zanzibar

Where we’re based

  • South Africa

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Mr Daniel De Lapelin Dumont
Mr Terence Murphy
Mrs Claire Monson
Mrs Bronwyn Lewis