Solo Travel in Africa

Africa is a diverse continent and although synonymous with poverty, parts of Africa are thriving. Solo travel in Africa can be a challenge depending which region you choose to visit. The continent is best known for its safaris and games reserves from the famous Kruger Park in the South to the Masai Mara in the North, the Big Five are plentiful throughout the continent.

The North is home to the Masai tribe and the annual migration of the wildebeest who share their terrain with Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Head further north for ancient Egyptian tombs and monuments in Egypt or enjoy a camel ride in the French speaking countries of Morocco or Tunisia famous for their mint tea. Just off the East coast of Tanzania is the tropical island of Zanzibar. Lose yourself in the maze that is Stone Town or visit an authentic Spice Farm.

Victoria Falls sits between Zimbabwe and Zambia and the Zambezi river is perfect for adrenalin junkies. Visit Namibia for the Skeleton Coast, Fish River Canyon, and stunning salt flats within red dunes. Experience a walking safari at the Okavango Delta in Botswana or travel by river in a traditional mokoro instead. Malawi is a magical country with lush scenery and host to Lake Malawi which lies within the Great Rift Valley and runs from the North of Africa to MozambiqueSouth Africa is a wine tasters dream and has plenty of sightseeing; dive with great whites, visit the infamous Robben Island or just enjoy the city view from Table Mountain.

There is so much to see in Africa; Gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda, merekats in the Kalahari, tribal villages in Ethiopia, and the old kingdom of Swaziland. If you prefer an island getaway visit the volcanic isles of Cape VerdeMadagascar or the Seychelles. Whatever your reason for travelling to Africa, you are guaranteed to get more than you bargained for.