If you’re looking forward to experiencing the best activities and attraction which Africa has to offer and are keen to save for a trip to Africa, continue reading to discover a few ways to kickstart your savings account.
How to save up for a trip to Africa?
- Write a list of activities which you’d like to tick off your bucket list
It’s well worth compiling a list of African adventures, which you’d like to tick off your bucket list. As examples, you may be interested in embarking on a luxury safari in Uganda, cage diving with great white sharks, abseiling down Table Mountain or tracking mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
As you’ll be far less likely to purchase items which you need such as takeaway coffees and fast fashion if you’re clear about the once in a lifetime adventures, which you’re saving for.
- Sell any items which you no longer need online
It’s well worth going through your closet and home in order to find quality items such as clothes, books, and furniture which you no longer need, which you’ll be able to sell online through an online auction site such as eBay. As if you’re able to sell $1000 dollars worth of items, you’ll be able to pay for a few nights accommodation or a week’s worth of African adventures, which the money which you make from your auctions.
- Cancel any pricey subscription services or memberships which you don’t use
If you’re a member of a gym that you only visit a few times a year or pay for a cable TV subscription which you hardly use, it’s well worth canceling your subscriptions or memberships in order to help fund your upcoming trip to Africa. After all, if you miss working out at your local gym or watching cable TV you can always renew your membership after you return home from your whirlwind trip to Africa.
- Limit eating out to once a week
One fast way to save over $100 a week towards your trip to Africa is to limit eating out at cafes, bars and restaurants to once a week. Which will still enable you to enjoy a social meal with friends once a week. If you’re a social individual and are worried about missing out on opportunities for social interaction, try inviting your friends and family members to your home, instead of agreeing to meet your friends and family members at pricey cafes, bars or restaurants.
- Download a budgeting app onto your smartphone
One way to keep track of your weekly expenses is to download a free budgeting app onto your smartphone, which you’ll be able to use to track every item you purchase. Examples of which may include coffees, movie tickets, and clothing items.
As once you identify some of the items which you spend too much money on, you’ll be able to decrease the amount of money which you spend on such items on a weekly basis. Which will help you kick-start saving towards your upcoming trip to Africa.
Just remember that the quicker you’re able to save up for a trip to Africa, the quicker you’ll be able to experience all the exciting attractions and activities which Africa has to offer. Such as embarking on your first safari trip.