Taking a holiday to Africa will provide you with one of the most fascinating travel experiences in the world. There are the towering peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, beautiful beaches in Zanzibar and an amazing array of wildlife. While living costs are low, travelling through the region will likely prove more expensive than you think. However, with some planning, you can still travel through Africa on a budget.
Consult an expert travel company like Wild Africa to help you decide which part of the continent you can’t miss. By selecting more affordable destinations and trip activities, you will help keep your travel costs down. And, it will provide you with the opportunity to see a different side to the amazing continent. Instead of always travelling in private vehicles, choose local low cost transportation like buses or taxis. Or if the roads are not good, hire your own vehicle or even car share with other travellers to save time and money. Share your accommodation with other travellers. Eat where the locals eat and get a fresh taste of life.
Whatever you do, ensure your budget for a safari. Three of the best safaris are found in South Africa (Kruger National Park), Botswana (Okavango Delta) and Tanzania (Serengenti National Park). Here you will find a range of safari options to suit every budget. Forgo the luxury lodge for some bush camping under the stars. But at the top of every traveler’s wish list has to be exploring the world heritage wilderness of the unique Serengeti. It was recently proclaimed the seventh world wide wonder and is famous for annual animal migrations and spectacular game-viewing. Hundreds of thousands of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, buffalo and wildebeest pound the open plains. Elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs and leopards hunt in their natural environment.
Plan and research your African trip before you go and you will have a once in a lifetime trip!