Previously in my international experiences I had always been told that Safari's and everything that went along with them were out of my budget, however, I was greatly mistaken. It was not until last summer when I took a post graduation trip on a limited budget to Africa that I discovered the potential to see impressive wildlife for the price of an overpriced steak dinner in the United States… Within fifteen minutes of spending $30, I had witnessed an entire family of elephants!
The Chobe River cruise was around three hours in duration and left late enough in the afternoon to allow for more agreeable temperatures while simultaneously providing incredible lighting for photographs. The neat thing about this river cruise was that the boats were able to get close enough to the wildlife that were in the marshes. After we had spent a couple of hours admiring the precious wildlife, the boat turned around right at sunset allowing us to enjoy picturesque views of the river.
The moral of the story here is that, yes, there is a very expensive way to travel, however, there is also a way to see meaningful cultured sights around the world while you are pinching pennies! (Believe me, I would know!)