I need help. My husband and I are looking to go to southern Africa this June-July, and we are on a tight budget. After doing a lot of research online and with using the Fodors safari book, I am frankly quite frustrated. Seems like most of the options are either luxury lodges or way over our price range anyways. Is it even possible to find anything for ~100-200/night (for both of us)?
I feel like a fish out of water here. Is it possible to plan such a trip 1) on a limited budget and 2) without a travel agency? And if not for either of those points, do you have any advice on how to calibrate our budget, as well as good travel agencies to go through?
In short, PLEASE HELP. I'm almost at the point of giving up on this pipe dream altogether. :-/