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Budget safari holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Who says you can’t experience safari adventures on a budget? Our budget safari holidays offer an extremely worthwhile and affordable alternative to numerous other options with trips in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya and Zambia all showcasing Africa’s spectacular wildlife without having to fork out mega bucks in the process.
Namibia Desert & Caprivi small group lodge safari
Accommodated safari through the Zambezi region & Namibia, from €2220 (15 days) ex flights
Safari adventure holiday, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
An extraordinary camping safari across South Eastern Africa, from £1675 (22 days) ex flights
Southern Africa holiday
Amazing scenery, wildlife & people, from £1875 - £2155 (16 days) ex flights
Kenya & Uganda small group holiday
Magnificent Lakes and Wildlife parks of Kenya, from £749 (14 days) ex flights

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Namibia and Botswana camping safari
Camping safari to Namib desert, Caprivi, Etosha & Okavango, from €1990 (21 days) ex flights
Botswana & Namibia adventure holiday, 13 days
Experience the very best of Botswana & Namibia, from £839 (13 days) ex flights
Kenya to Harare overland tour
Nairobi to Lilongwe, an African adventure, from £695 (22 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari
"Overland" camping safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe, from £1740 (21 days) ex flights
Kruger, coast and cape holiday in Southern Africa
African wildlife, friendly locals and relaxing beaches, from £1562 - £1925 (22 days) ex flights
Overland tour from Vic Falls to Cape Town
An overland adventure from Victoria Falls to Cape Town, from £545 (22 days) ex flights
Namibia and Botswana safari
Two week Namibia & Botswana, from £879 - £1099 (14 days) ex flights
The Masai Heartlands safari
An amazing and great value 2 week truck safari, from £1606 - £2020 (15 days) ex flights
Kenya & Tanzania wildlife tour, Masai to Serengeti
Experience the ultimate wildlife adventure in 10 days, from £999 (10 days) ex flights
Zambezi canoeing safari, Zambia
An all encompassing Zambezi canoeing adventure in Zambia, from US $1230 (8 days) ex flights
Camping safari in Southern Africa
Camping safari highlights of Zimbabwe, Botswana & Kruger, from £1250 (16 days) ex flights
Tanzania small group tour, savannahs & sands
A perfect mix of wildlife and relaxation, from £729 (10 days) ex flights
Kenya wildlife adventure holiday
Track down the Big 5 as you roam the savannah, from £1399 - £1549 (9 days) ex flights
East African budget overland tour
3-week wildlife odyssey in the heart of East Africa, from £1049 (21 days) ex flights

14 reviews for Budget safari holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Budget safari holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
From £1740 excluding flights
Southern Africa holiday
I can't wait to return to Africa with these operators. It is a unique and special way to see a country and feel the local vibe. Extensive overland travel gives more than a taste of the local culture and enables one to experience a very different way of life than we are used to in the western world. (more)Honey Bernstein
It was all pretty memorable - for positive reasons! Well organised, excellent guide - and the group of us gelled well. (more)Rachel Balen
Botswana is a fantastic country and we had a brilliant guide who was happy to share his knowledge about the different countries, animals and places we travelled through. (more)Anna Downie
From £1875 - £2155 excluding flights
Kruger, coast and cape holiday in Southern Africa
There are very many wonderful bits to the holiday. I particularly enjoyed my time in Lesotho and the town tour there and the township tour in Oudtshoorn. I was very thrilled by the countryside. (more)Christine Ketchen
Excellent... Kruger was the most memorable part. (more)Helen Wightman
From £1562 - £1925 excluding flights
Namibia and Botswana camping safari
It was tremendous! (more)John Greenwood
excellent, but very tiring (more)Gerard Thompson
We loved it! The staff was so knowledgeable and we enjoyed the participation aspect of the trip. The people we met were great and it was really a bonus to meet people from all over the world. (more)Kelly Towle
From €1990 excluding flights
Kenya to Harare overland tour
Memorable parts? The Serengeti and Zanzibar. The animals in the wild life reserves were in abundance and Zanzibar is an interesting place with such a chequered history. The beaches in the north are lovely and the snorkeling near Prison Island fantastic. Tips? Take enough DET and new US dollars and don't expect to have much internet access. Also take a comfortable bed - either a thickish air matress or a camp bed as it's not that comfortable sleeping so close to the ground for that... (more)Stephanie Foster
From £695 excluding flights
Namibia Desert & Caprivi small group lodge safari
Memorable parts? Flying over Victoria falls on a microlite. This is a paid extra but worth every penny. Tips? 1)Mid-day cruise on the Zambezi at Livingstone waterfront passes along beside the game reserve. We got our best shots of hippos and elephants on this cruise. 2)You've spent a lot of money to get here. So you probably cant afford to do every extra. But if you get the chance to do something you really want to do, DO IT. We flew over Vic Falls on a Microlite. Not cheap but it... (more)Richard Paradine
From €2220 excluding flights
Camping safari in Southern Africa
Memorable parts? Most memorable moments were the sunset cruise and land safari at Chobe National Park in Botswana. Also camping at Elephant Sands where you can see elephants at a waterhole for hours. Tips? By all means go to southern Africa but do NOT book with this holiday provider. Before I booked I asked about what vehicle would be used on this trip. I was told about their great safari truck but for Game Trails both camping and accommodation trips they only use a minivan. It was... (more)Nancy Wiesenfeld
From £1250 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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