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How Much should I budget per day for Africa?

Travel Forums Africa and The Middle East How Much should I budget per day for Africa?

1. Posted by Guevara (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Trying to go cheaply. Read this thread: http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=14429

I would be grateful for any advice! Thanks.

2. Posted by urbancow (Full Member 47 posts) 11y

Been in Eastern africa for a month now and am doing fine on 25 US a day. You should expect to pay around 7 US for a hostel--sometimes more, sometimes less. Meals are around 3 US a piece. Though safari, hiking, rafting, etc will destroy a budget--so factor these in when getting ready.

If youre going to use lonely planet, the edition on Eastern Africa is consistently too low by at least one third. prices are going up all arounnd this region.

3. Posted by ghassan12 (Inactive 19 posts) 11y

well, it depends on your destination and the budget it would takes you.

4. Posted by cdntrvl (Full Member 50 posts) 11y

Very much depends where you are going. When I was in Zambia I struggled to spend $10 a day. However South Africa was considerably more expensive. I would say that you should be able to travel anywhere from comfort to very comfortably on $25 a day.