Safari on a Shoestring

- operating on a small budget.

South Africa and Kenya tend to be the best value destinations in Africa. However if you want to go to Kenya in July there are unlikely to be any great deals about so this is where a bit of planning comes in. It's no great secret that travelling out of season is one way to save pennies. Even in beautiful Botswana there are Green Season rates for travel November to March. Shoulder season or the 'secret season' is our favourite time to travel - its quieter than in high season, rates are lower and wildlife is great.

The most economical way to safari is to join a small group tour. We offer these in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Namibia. They leave on set days, there are usually around 8 people in a group and you are accompanied by a driver/guide throughout. These escorted safaris offer exceptional value for money.

Here you will find some of the best value safaris we offer in Africa with guide prices to help you. Some are escorted small group tours, others are private tailor-made safaris with a driver/guide. Some are only available at certain times of year. In each case, they represent the best value for that style of travel in each destination.

6 days
From £ 1,590
Classic Botswana: Chobe & the Falls

This classic short Botswana safari to Chobe National Park works perfectly with Victoria Falls

10 days
From £ 1,870
Classic Garden Route and Cape Town

A self-drive tour along the world-famous Garden Route including Knysna, Hermanus, the Winelands and Cape Town

7 days
From £ 2,465
Classic Tanzania Lodge Safari

A classic private drive-in safari exploring the northern circuit including Tarangire, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater

8 days
From £ 2,595
Classic Uganda Group Safari Tour 2018

A classic tour of Uganda including safari and gorilla trekking in a small escorted tour group

13 days
From £ 3,215
East Africa Trails - Kenya and Tanzania Small Group Escorted Tour

An excellent small group guided safari tour of both Kenya and Tanzania

11 days
From £ 3,415
Exceptional Uganda Group Safari Tour 2018

A comprehensive small group escorted tour of Uganda including safaris, gorilla trekking and visiting all the main wildlife highlights

12 days
From £ 2,385
Highlights of Namibia Escorted Group Tour

An escorted tour of the highlights of Namibia including Etosha, the Skeleton Coast, Twyfelfontein, the Sossusvlei Dunes and Fish River Canyon

7 days
From £ 2,080
Kenya Express

A safari visiting Lake Nakuru, famous for its flamingos and rhinos, and the Masai Mara with its big cats

7 days
From £ 1,185
Kenya Small Group Escorted Tour

An escorted small group safari visiting the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Lake Elementeita and the Masai Mara

7 days
From £ 2,595
Kwando Five Rivers

Special Green Season safari to Botswana from Kwando - choose from eight incredible safari camps/lodges

15 days
From £ 3,180
South Africa Grand Escorted Tour

A small group escorted tour of South Africa including Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route, a Kruger safari, Swaziland and the Panoramic Route

7 days
From £ 1,895
Tanzania Small Group Escorted Tour

Small group safari tour visiting the Northern Circuit: Lake Manyara, Tarangire, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater

6 days
From £ 2,435
Zambia Express

This short fly-in safari takes you straight to the heart of the South Luangwa Valley famous for its incredible wildlife.