Safaris are known to be very expensive. But if you travel like the locals, then you will be able to have a good holiday at a very affordable budget. Here are some tips on how to go on a safari on low budget.
Explore the national parks
There are about 20 national parks in South Africa. The accommodation and food are cheaper there. The most affordable package will be at the Kruger national park. If you can self-drive then you willl be able to save a lot of money. There are campsites, huts, guesthouses and other forms of accommodation that are affordable. Low priced restaurants are available as well.
Choose safari close to big airport
If you take internal flights to airports near your remote destination, then it can be expensive. Instead, you should choose a safari that is close to one of the major airports. There are many low-cost airlines that land in the major airports. You can hire a car from there and go on safari.
Walk in the morning
You can take walking safaris every morning. You will be able to encounter cheetah, wild dog, porcupine, and other wild animals during the walk. The experience will be memorable and won’t cost you much.
Travel during off peak season
During off peak season, the accommodation is very cheap. In South Africa, dry winter which is from May to September is known as a low season. However, it is the best time for game viewing. You can travel during this time.
These tips will help you to enjoy a great safari in South Africa. You will be able to manage everything at a very affordable cost and yet get to have a memorable holiday.