Or where you get something (almost) for free
"Traveling on a budget" or "traveling on a shoestring" as it is called, is the thought that comes to many of us when we plan a longer trip.
The best experience with the lowest possible budget - that's the goal, and today we have the perfect blog for you to achieve that.
Not only in cities there are great deals, but also for excursions like safaris, which are usually found at the upper end of a travel budget, there are great opportunities to get the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing wild animals in Africa. Are you excited? Here we go!
The most affordable safaris
Safaris are usually very expensive - we have a few very unique exceptions for you!
1.) For example, this cycling safari in Kenya:
At Hell's Gate National Park, not only can you keep your budget on the low end because there's a campground there - no, there's also one of the cheapest safaris under the (very hot, African) sun! Here you can rent a bike for only 6 US dollars and admire the giraffes, zebras and impalas cavorting in the heat.
Since large predators are rare here, it is no problem to go on foot or by bicycle here. Besides the animals, the volcanic landscape with its basalt cliffs is also impressive.
2.) Walking safari in Tanzania:
During the dry season, from August to October, you can watch thousands of hippos in Katavi National Park as they sizzle in the sun or take a mud bath to cool off. As a group, you can take an armed guide and split the very affordable cost of $20 US among yourselves to take this unique hike through the national park.
3.) Safari in South Africa:
In the Kruger National Park in South Africa, safaris are also offered very inexpensively. Here you can observe the "Big Five", which include lion, leopard, hippo, elephant, and buffalo, for as little as 20 US dollars - if you are lucky.
Covering almost 20,000 square kilometers, the park offers not only these five African giants but also a wide variety of other animals. What will also make your wallet happy is that there are many campsites in the area.
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Free museums in Europe
Prado - Spain
Here you can admire every evening from Monday to Saturday from 6 to 8 pm and Sundays from 5 to 8 pm for free a very special gallery - a collection of paintings by renowned greats such as Goya, Raphael and Rubens. The art collection once belonged to the royal family and is one of the most special ones in the world.
Schuttersgalerij - Netherlands
The Schuttersgalerij is a museum street where you will find historical portraits as well as modern art. There is also a 350-year-old statue of Goliath. You can find all this in the Amsterdam Museum, free of charge from 10 am to 5 pm.
Berlin Wall Memorial - Germany
The last piece of the Berlin Wall at 119 Bernauer Strasse is a historical piece that tells of fear, horror, but also hope, and heroism. From 8 am to 10 pm you can visit this historic place for free.
Gorky House - Russia
You can visit the museum in Moscow for free from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5:30 pm and you will be rewarded with a glimpse of Villa Ryabushinsky - an Art Nouveau building. Once Maxim Gorky received it as a gift. There you can immerse yourself in the life of a once wealthy and famous Russian writer.
Street Art Bristol - England
If you don't know him, you should start your search engine - Banksy. Bristol is the hometown of one of the greatest and at the same time unknown artists of our time. With his outdoor artworks, Banksy created a special kind of social criticism. The streets of Bristol are covered with graffiti, street art, and installations.
Musée Carnavalet - France
In this museum, you can experience history in 100 rooms - for free, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. The museum is located in Paris.
Royal Danish Armory - Denmark
From samurai swords to an airplane bomb from World War II, you can find quite a few deadly projectiles/swords here. The collection comes from Christian IV and is located in Copenhagen. Free of charge, of course, from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 to 4 pm.
British Museum - England
Last but not least - a free museum in London. There are many free things to do in London, but if you enjoy going to museums - in the British Museum you will find treasures from all over the world that got collected (or stolen) during the British Empire.
Fancy a bit of art in Europe? Then these trips might be interesting for you:
4 Free adventures in North America
1.) Forest run in New York State
In the colorful splash of autumn, you can go for forest runs around Lake Placid in New York. The course is by no means too short as it covers 24,000 square miles through the Adirondack Mountains.
In Utah, you can do easy, multi-hour canyoneering trips in the Peekaboo-Spooky Gulch Loop and Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument. Not only is this sport incredibly fun, but you'll also see some amazing scenery along the way!
3.) Chasing storms
In the USA, believe it or not, there is a world capital of storm chasing! It's called Bandon-by-the-Sea and is located in Oregon, where you can watch the spectacle of churning waves on the Pacific Ocean.
4.) Underwater Museum
If you prefer to travel to warmer regions, we have another option for you. Equipped with a snorkel set, you can admire the underwater statue Christ of the Abyss on the Florida Keys. Here you will also find the third-largest reef on the planet and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Wine tastings in South America for a low price
Montgras - Santa Cruz, Chile
In the Chilean Colchagua Valley, where the Mongras winery is located, you can not only taste fabulous wine but also go hiking in the area or make day trips by mountain bike.
Salentein Winery - Valle de Ugo, Argentina
Salentein winery is located in the famous Uco - Valley. The best value is to make the wine tasting as part of a cultural event in the amphitheater of Salentein. These are always held from Monday to Saturday from 9-17.
Casa Valduga - Brazil
Yes, there are wineries in Brazil too! A particularly popular one is Casa Valduga, which is one of the larger ones in the "Vale dos Vinhedos" valley. Brazilian wine is just establishing itself there. Here you can taste three wines in a free wine tasting.