The Best Budget Safaris in Malaysia

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Are you planning a safari, but don't know where to start? Embark on an unforgettable safari adventure with one of these top tours. With our comprehensive analysis of a wide array of safari tours from highly-rated companies based on price, guest ratings, service, destinations, and activities, we've found the best safaris in Malaysia that deliver the ultimate wilderness and wildlife experiences. Get ready to witness nature's wonders up close and create memories that will last a lifetime. Find your perfect safari from the list below for your next trip to Malaysia.

The Top 3:

  • 8 Days, $1649.00

  • 4 Days, $599.00

What are budget and low-cost safaris like in Malaysia?


Here are the important factors:

  • 2 trip options analyzed
  • $157 average price per day (USD)
  • 4 to 8 days in length
  • 4.45 of 5 average rating
  • 18 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of budget safaris in Malaysia, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.45 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 18 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. The average tour length spans 6 days, with tours ranging from 4 to 8 days long. With our thorough analysis of 2 budget safaris, we've found the best. So rest assured that Malaysia has something to captivate every kind of traveler.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 2 Best Budget Safaris in Malaysia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures

8 Days Start/End in Kota Kinabalu 5 Destinations 15 People at Most Ages 12 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

This 8-day journey is ideal for guests age 12 to 90. And priced at only $165 per day, it's a great value, too. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around wildlife and safaris. This trip takes you on an adventure to 5 destinations, including Kundasang, Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, and Sandakan. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Kota Kinabalu. It's offered by G Adventures, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget safaris.
by Bamba Travel

4 Days Start/End in Sandakan 1 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $150 per day, this terrific 4-day safari adventure is ideal for guests age 10 and older. Sandakan will be both the start and end of your journey. Organized by the reputable Bamba Travel, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Safari

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Also, if you're departing from a specific destination, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Kota Kinabalu, The Best 10-Day Tours from Kota Kinabalu, or The Best 2-Week Tours from Kuala Lumpur for more package tour options.

How much do budget safaris in Malaysia cost?

Average Daily Price Budget Safaris

Travelers to Malaysia will have a large number of terrific options for budget safaris at a variety of great prices. The price of budget safaris here can vary by type, destinations, length, and travel style. Based on thorough data from 2 budget safaris, their average daily price is a very reasonable $157 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Malaysia.

And for more information on Malaysia, see Malaysia Travel Costs and Malaysia Hotel Costs.

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