A look at Africa’s affordable travel destinations

Posted on 12 June 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Africa has a plethora of exciting experiences in store for travel enthusiasts. From delicious food to stunning natural beauty, as well as interesting and diverse cultures, there is undoubtedly a lot to explore and enjoy.

However, exploring the beauty of the continent doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. There are a number of amazing yet affordable travel destinations worth considering. Here are three of the best:


Chefchaouen, Morocco - Most Beautiful Places in the World

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Morocco is home to unbelievable beauty and sun-soaked coastlines. It is the ideal destination for culture lovers, foodies, backpackers, solo travellers and families. Although it is easy to assume that Morocco is pricey, a travel experience at the destination does not have to be prohibitively expensive. In fact, if you know where to look and how to make the most of your money, you can enjoy a lot of memorable experiences without breaking the bank.

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You can take advantage of affordable lodging and find some great bargains at markets which are relatively inexpensive. Plus, you can try out the cuisine without breaking the bank, since eating out in Morocco is generally cheaper than it is in South Africa.


Egypt is home to a number of natural wonders and enchanting tourist attractions. However, exploring the destination and its rich history does not have to cost you exorbitant amounts.


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Although some of the country’s most popular experiences may be relatively costly, it is still very possible to cut costs on expenses such as transportation, accommodation and food. This will drive down your travel costs, granting you a budget-friendly and memorable trip.


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Kenya can be found on the bucket lists of many travel enthusiasts, and it is not hard to see why. The destination offers plenty of interesting, educational and unforgettable experiences.

Alison Buttigieg,
 Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya

The good news is that you can explore parts of Kenya while still being kind to your pocket. As a destination that boasts impressive wildlife and natural beauty, there are many fabulous choices for a unique safari that will not break the bank.

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