Anyone who is a solo traveller or wishing to travel alone to Africa should feel 100% confident in doing so!
A safari in Africa is a very inclusive experience at its heart with the majority of camps and lodges being uber friendly and with very like minded people being at said camps or lodges. The word safari is Swahili "to journey", and we feel that there is no better example of a journey than that of the self discovery experiences travelling by oneself in Africa can give you. In most of safari Africa you will be sharing your safari activities with up to 5 others from the camp or lodge you are staying at and will undoubtedly make long lasting friendships. We would always encourage solo travellers to mix in a variety of experiences. Wildlife safari of course, but also authentic cultural experiences where possible. We say this because we have found that with all our solo traveller guests it has been this combination of wildlife and local cultural deep and meaningful interactions that has really struck home and changed or greatly impacted them.
Almost every safari country in Africa works for solo travellers although there are a few that excel in this particular area. Tanzania’s Southern Circuit of the Selous game Reserve and Ruaha National parks work perfectly with a great mix of ecosystems and safari activities and almost all operate a shard safari activity format in camp. The northern circuit of Tarangire National park, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti can work just as well, though it can get quite pricey because of single supplements on many of the accommodations. It is in Tanzania where the richest cultural experiences are to be had and combine so effortlessly with traditional safari game viewing too. Rwanda and Uganda work really well for Gorilla and Chimpanzee experiences and operate similarly to Southern Tanzania and Southern Africa
Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia are the real kings of solo travel in Africa. Namibia and South Africa offer perhaps the best self drive options should big road country driving be your thing and we can plan some quite remarkable itineraries along those lines.
So much of travel to Africa and the type of experiences that as individuals we want or need, is highly subjective to each individual person. For that reason, we do strongly recommend that at this point you get in touch for a “getting to know you” conversation with one of our team. We are absolute in our belief that this is the only way to achieve a truly Tailormade Africa solo traveller experience….. for you.
Solo Traveller FAQs
Why should I consider going on a solo traveller safari to Botswana?
Solo travelling is not for everyone, but some of the greatest reasons for being a solo traveller is it helps you get out of your comfort zone, building your confidence and it helps you see the world in a unique way, especially Africa. There are a few great countries to solo travel in that are safe and well suited to it. There is also a great focus on conservation and natural resources across Africa and you will feel a sense of rejuvenation, freedom from distractions and the craziness of 'normal' daily life stressors. Besides you may just bump into some other like-minded individuals who share the same passion for solo travel and Africa.
Is Africa a good destination to go for a solo trip as a woman?
Indeed it is! There are a few countries in Africa that are very focused on tourists as this boosts those countries' ability to remain focused on conservation and its superior safari industry. As a solo travelling woman, you will feel safe and extremely well looked after as you take in all that Africa has to offer. If you have more questions reach out to us to help you plan.