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.

10 days
From £ 1085
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 £ 1355
Kenya: Small Group Escorted Tour

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

10 days
From £ 1725
Safari & Beach Express: Amboseli, Tsavo and Mombasa

A short, good value drive-in safari in Kenya visiting the scenic parks of Amboseli and Tsavo, famous for large herds of elephants before a stay on the Indian Ocean in a lovely beach resort

5 days
From £ 1750
Ker & Downey: Short safari to the Delta

A short safari visiting the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve

7 days
From £ 1755
Masuwe Lodge - Victoria Falls Safari Stay

A weeks holiday in a beautiful safari lodge surrounded by wildlife and close to Victoria Falls and the Zambezi

7 days
From £ 1955
Short Safari: Chobe & the Falls

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

7 days
From £ 2040
Northern Circuit - Tanzania Trails: Small Group Escorted Tour

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

12 days
From £ 2385
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

5 days
From £ 2400
Venture Uganda - Wild Weekend - Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi - Drive-In

Experience gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and spend an hour with a gorilla family. You'll also visit Lake Mburo and see a host of African wildlife.

6 days
From £ 2590
Zambia Express

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

8 days
From £ 2595
Classic Uganda Group Safari Tour 2019

A classic small group tour of Uganda including safari and gorilla trekking.

8 days
From £ 2800
Venture Uganda - Adventure and Safari

Prepare to experience high-octane activities in stunning locations and view some of Uganda’s iconic wildlife on this thrilling adventure & safari holiday.

7 days
From £ 3450
Kwando: Five Rivers

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