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African Budget Safari

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Address: Cape Town Central 7806, South Africa
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African Budget Safaris provides budget travel advice and a selection of...

African Budget Safaris provides budget travel advice and a selection of budget safaris and overland tours that stretch from Cape Town to Ethiopia. Our aim is to be a one-stop online shop for the African budget traveller. Our team is constantly road-testing the trips the best way we know how - by going on them to see for ourselves what type of experience we are offering. In terms of the tours we carry, we work with a selection of established budget, mid-range and overland operators to present the broadest available selection of online travel options for trips within the African sub-continent. Our mission is to use our industry buying power and low operational costs to offer trips at prices that nearly always come out cheaper than booking directly with the operator. Please do put us to the test on this. We are able to give advice on the strengths and weaknesses of the various operators and available travel options. Tell us your preferences and we'll do our level best to match you to the right trip, with accommodation, destinations, transportation and travel companions that are a good fit for your travel style.

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EXCELLENT SERVICE AND ATTENTION

I had an excellent experience with ABS , Ingrid assisted me fantastically. Everything was very clear from the very beginning and I never hesitated that I was experiencing an... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Charles Michel D
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Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

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Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I had an excellent experience with ABS , Ingrid assisted me fantastically. Everything was very clear from the very beginning and I never hesitated that I was experiencing an excellent booking process. Apart from that the tour was amazing. Charline ( my guide) was amazing. I highly recommend to book with African Budget Safari.

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judyp1975, Manager at African Budget Safari, responded to this review

Fantastic to hear you had wonderful time on your 6 Day Garden Route Adventure Tour! It's definately one of our favourite trips and everyone loves it! Glad to hear Charlene did such a great job as usual. We're so pleased that Ingrid made the whole bookiing process easy and painless - we do try and make it as simple as... More 

Schaffhausen, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The service and communication was very good. It was our first safari and we was glad to have african budget safaris with they experience. From the beginning to the end was everything easy to book and communicate. During the booking proccess we had always a good feeling about it. Evan if was our first safari booking. The safari after was... More 

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judyp1975, Manager at African Budget Safari, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! We're very pleased that the whole process was easy and simple to book as we strive to make this as stress-free as possible for our guests. We just want you to focus on your exciting holiday planned! It's great to hear the safari was such a success. There are so... More 

The Netherlands
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very helpful in helping me find a suitable trip for the dates available to me. Good communication! Excellent service.

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judyp1975, Manager at African Budget Safari, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback! Our team work very hard at making our clients holiday planning as simple and easy for them as possible. So we're very happy we managed to do just that for you and hope you had a super tour! More 

Sydney
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Rene was every helpful in helping to process my booking through African Budget Safaris as well as very forthcoming in providing additional information. Further, Rene went out of her way to assist with additional aspects unrelated to the tour to ensure my comfort and safety such as taxi's and organising transfers in Africa which made my trip very convenient. The... More 

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judyp1975, Manager at African Budget Safari, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback! Sounds like all the planning with Rene went smoothly and that you had a wonderful time on the 11 Days Victoria Falls to Johannesburg Overland Camping Safari. This is a very popular option and a great way to meet like-minded travellers. Hopefully the first of many adventures in Africa for you! Rene knows the... More 

Gypsum, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

I can only say that Claire Monson is an angel. We three, for a year, pestered this lady with a thousand questions and emails which she responded to quickly and with all the information we needed. Every correspondence with her was upbeat and I felt she was as excited as we were, which went a long way to easing some... More 

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judyp1975, Manager at African Budget Safari, responded to this review

Thank so much for your very kind words about Claire and how she helped you plan and book such a successful trip! We are very pleased it went well. Claire is extremely passionate about what she does, about travelling in Africa and is extremely patient at helping our guests get the best out of their trip. We do hope to... More 

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

African Budget Safaris went above and beyond our expectations. We had a unique situation and they were flexible and accommodating, getting us into a safari experience that was incredible. I was expecting to have problems doing this while on the road, but the booking was really simple. As for the safari...the description on their site didn't nearly do it justice.... More 

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judyp1975, Manager at African Budget Safari, responded to this review

It's so wonderful to hear that you had an absolutely amazing time on our 4 day Private Masai Mara Game Reserve Fly-in Camping Safari! This is a fantastic safari all round and we are so pleased that Rene helped you seemlessly through the booking process. This trip really surpasses in personalised service from the excellent guides and camps as well... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were a family of four looking for a value safari. We dealt with Chris from African Budget Safari's. Chris's customer service skills are prompt and very professional. I haven't dealt with anyone else here but Chris was very impressive. We ended up on the two night Treehouse Safari run by Viva Safaris, one night at the Tremisana Lodge which... More 

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judyp1975, Manager at African Budget Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed feedback and we're so pleased that Chris helped you book a lovely safari! He knows the Kruger area like the back of his hand having worked up there for many years, so he definately knows the best options to suit our guests needs. We're pleased you had wonderful wildlife sightings and very lucky... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

From the very first inquiry email to the last day of the overland safari, I was very impressed with the service. I asked so many questions, sent so many emails, changed so many plans and everything went really well. The safari itself was exactly what I was looking for...a professional outfit on a budget. The staff were friendly and experienced... More 

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judyp1975, Manager at African Budget Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on our service. We really work very hard at ensuring we choose the right tour for our guests and it's fantastic to hear that your safari was a great success! We really hope to have you travel with us again in the future! More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Escellent. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour leader "Sam" was amazing, he was professional at all times. Kept us informed with each days itinerary. The food was variable and tasty. All the excursions were well planned and the guides were informative. Overall, we felt everybody we met cared about our experience and did their very best to make it positive and... More 

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judyp1975, Manager at African Budget Safari, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear you had an excellent tour on our Zimbabwe & Botswana Budget Camping Safari. This a great trip covering some fantastic areas! It's lovely to hear your guide really did such a fabulous job of looking after you and really making sure you had the best time on tour. Thank you for sharing your experience... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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133 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

we booked our Tanzania safari/Zanzibar with the help of Harriet Purse, who was always so kind to help us with any questions and adapt the trip to our wishes. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone thinking of doing a safari, you don't have to think about anything, just enjoy! thank you!

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judyp1975, Manager at African Budget Safari, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you had a fantastic safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar. Harriet is certainly one of our East Africa experts having lived and worked in East Africa for many years so we're so pleased to see she has put together a holiday that did not disappoint! We do hope to see you travelling with us again in... More 

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