Travelling to Africa is like taking a step into another world. Life is slow here, relaxed and laid back. The people and the animals move to their own rhythm and for the traveller, it means that time spent here is always a proper lazy holiday.

Although many travellers want to have that luxury holiday experience, there are those who are happily travelling on a budget. Africa has plenty of budget destinations and many of these places, while already quite affordable, become even more attractive, when the currency differences are taken into account. Those who are planning their holiday from Europe or the United States will find that their strong currency really works in their favour, which in turn means they can book a budget trip that could turn into one of the best holidays they ever have.

So, where are some of the best places to travel in Africa on a budget?

Some of Africa’s budget friendly destinations include safari destinations, beach stops, and ancient places to explore. Here’s where you can go:

  1. Egypt

History fan? Or maybe the movies had you dreaming about visiting this ancient destination since you were a child. Whatever you fascination with Egypt, you will be happy to learn that this is a budget friendly place to explore and it really has something for everyone. For those who want to really take a step back in time, there are all sorts of historical attractions while those who want to do something a little more modern, there are plenty of other things to do.

  1. The Kruger National Park

South Africa as a whole is a stunning place to visit, full of fascinating cities and the most incredible natural attractions. But it is the Kruger National Park that is one of the must visit places. Whether you go on your very own self-drive safari, or if you are signing up for a guided Kruger Park safari, you will find a lot to fall in love with here. And what’s more is that you can do it all on a very modest budget.

  1. Zanzibar

If that island holiday is really your ultimate getaway, then Zanzibar is just the budget friendly place for you. Zanzibar is an island off of the coast of north east Africa and it is absolutely exquisite, which makes it a popular alternative to the often busier islands like Mauritius. Although it is a stunning place and looks like it should cost a fortune, for most overseas travellers, the destination is really easy on the pocket, making it an attractive place to book a stay.

  1. Ethiopia

Ethiopia is not the first place that comes to mind when people think about travelling to Africa, but this is a destination like no other. Ethiopia is one of the last quite untouched places on the continent and what’s more is that it is really an affordable place to head to.

  1. Namibia

Much like Ethiopia is a unique and otherworldly place to visit, Namibia is another one of those almost untouched destinations that make for a memorable trip. Much of the holidays here centre around time in the Namib Desert, which is the country’s main attraction and without a doubt a stunning place to see.