Top 5 parks to go on a safari in Africa for those on a budget

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Exploring Africa while on safari is usually considered to be quite expensive thus putting off many travel enthusiasts who would like to visit and enjoy seeing wildlife in the continent. However, this should not be the case as there are quite a number of parks that are affordably priced for visitors travelling on a budget. In actual fact, accommodation, transport and living expenses are quite cheap in Africa but the wildlife viewing and adventure activities can drive costs higher. Therefore, with proper research through sites like My Adventure Store on budget parks in the continent you can be able to enjoy a safari at your preferred cost.

Etosha National Park

One of the best ways to explore Namibia is by visiting Etosha National park which lies on the southern part of the country. The park is quite accessible thus giving you the opportunity to see varied animals such as zebras, springboks which can be easily seen on many safaris. Proper planning of the safari can also enable you to view wildlife that is endangered in the country such as the lion, black rhinoceros and elephants among others. To save some money on the safari, you can seek accommodation outside the camp in places such as the Etosha safari camp which is just next to the park. The competitively priced camp offers extra facilities such as a swimming pool and other mini excursions organized by the camp for visitors.

Kruger National Park

It is one of the very well known parks in South Africa because of the diverse game that tourists get a chance to see when on safari. The park is quite extensive and has the famous “Big 5” as part of the African wildlife that you get to see when exploring its various sites. In addition, it is home to endangered species such as the spotted hyena, African wild dog and Cheetah that are mostly found in South Africa. The accommodation options offered to visitors touring the park are diverse with some being expensive and others that are good for those on a budget. The best accommodation when on a budget African safari in this park is campgrounds or self catering cabins that are often well maintained and protected as well.

Masai Mara

Enjoying a safari in Kenya cannot be complete without visiting the Masai Mara which is a well known national park. Visitors can be able to see the animals, aptly named the “Big 5” in their natural surroundings. The wildebeest migration, which is one of the popular events that takes place annually at the park, makes for an excellent experience. Even though quite popular, the park offers accommodation that is affordable to those on a budget such as camps, mini lodges and cabins among others. Early booking of these accommodation spaces will go a long way in cutting down the costs of the safari.

Tarangire National Park

The park located in Tanzania is home to elephants that live in large numbers within the wild and is a popular destination for many on safari. Although referred to as a seasonal park, its scenic beauty that includes volcanic mountains, baobab as well as acacia trees makes it worth exploring further. The best time to visit the park is when elephant herds frequently congregate at Tarangire River and meet other types of wildlife as well. Accommodation next to the park is quite affordable and may include campgrounds or cabins that are rented out to those visiting the area.

Chobe National Park

The park is located within the Okavango delta in Botswana and offers spectacular wildlife viewing at all times within a year. Elephants, which number over a hundred thousand, are a prime attraction in the park but visitors can also view other types of wildlife. Among the parks in the country, it is considered to be affordable as it can be accessed by car and the accommodation options available are competitively priced.

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