If you are going to travel alone in Africa, you need to plan it well and have a reliable expert to assist. But the experiences will reward you richly!
Southern Africa has no shortage of things to do and see and travelling solo is becoming increasingly popular. Here are some of our tips on how to enjoy the journey solo.
Travelling solo means you can be completely selfish about your interests, indulging in only your choice of African experiences.
SELF DRIVE – For some, the idea of travelling alone is more than enough but for others, the freedom to explore and the spontaneity that self-driving holidays offer are exactly what they’re after! Plus, it is a great way to keep costs under control.
Joining a group SCHEDULED TOUR is a great way to meet other like-minded travellers. All of the planning is done for you so all you need to worry about is taking in as much of the scenery as you can. Alternatively, mix it up by doing a bit of both, or joining a scheduled DAY TOUR at different spots and destinations along the way. Make sure that you’re choosing the correct demographic though, or could join a tour of people far younger or older than yourself which may affect your experience.
Most people visiting Southern Africa have a BIG FIVE SAFARI on their bucket list. Safaris are a great way to naturally mix with fellow safari-goers. You’ll share a 4X4 and guide for game drives, and join group excursions such as walking safaris.
6 Day Namibia Sand Dunes & Wildlife Safari
Etosha National Park, Etosha South, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
Experience the highlights of Namibia, a wildlife safari in one of Africa’s best reserves - Etosha National park, a stopover in the coastal town of Swakopmund and a visit to the towering red sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Clean and comfortable accommodation.
15 Day Southern Africa 360 Guided Journey
Johannesburg, Hazyview, Swaziland, Mkhuze, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn & Cape Town
Discover South Africa on this escorted tour visiting some of South Africa’s most renowned attractions and destinations, including the Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Garden Route and Cape Town...
6 Day Garden Route, Safari & Winelands
Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Garden Route & Hermanus
A circular tour starting and ending in Cape Town and visiting the beautiful Garden Route and Cape Winelands. Travel along scenic Route 62 to Oudtshoorn - see the Cango Caves and visit some ostriches! Enjoy some time in the charming town of Knysna, an open-vehicle safari, a visit to the whale-watching capital Hermanus and some time in Franschhoek.
9 Day Best of Botswana
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Kasane, Nata, Maun, Moremi Game Reserve, Ghanzi & Central Kalahari Game Reserve
A scheduled small group tour that starts in Victoria Falls and ends in Johannesburg, with three departures per month on selected Saturdays. Stand on the edge of the mighty Victoria Falls, enjoy a game drive and sunset river cruise in the Chobe National Park, marvel at the vastness of the Makgadikgadi salt pans frequented by large flocks of pink flamingos, glide through the waterways of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro, traverse the remote Central Kalahari and hear the enchanting stories and songs of the local bushmen.
20 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls via Namibia & Botswana
Cederberg, Orange River, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Outjo, Opuwo, Etosha South, Windhoek, Ghanzi, Maun, Moremi Game Reserve, Nata, Kasane & Victoria Falls
An epic journey covering many of Southern Africa’s most incredible sights. Begin your tour at the spectacular Table Mountain in Cape Town and travel all the way up to the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. On the way you will have the opportunity to paddle down the Orange River in Namibia before we venture deeper into the Namib Desert. The slowly changing landscapes represents the many faces of this desert country. After a brisk climb up Dune 45 you’ll experience one of the most beautiful sunrises of Africa.
19 Day Zimbabwe, Kruger & Mozambique
Hwange, Bulawayo, Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Gauteng, Kruger, Swaziland, Maputo, Inhambane, Vilanculos, Chidenguele & Lowveld
Thundering waterfalls, wildlife rich safari destinations, ancient ruins, unique rock formations, tropical islands and spectacular scenery make this tour an unforgettable adventure. Hwange and Matopos National Parks, Great Zimbabwe, Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route. The more adventurous can sign up for a variety of optional activities - swim with whale sharks or dive with manta rays. This tour starts in Victoria Falls and ends in Johannesburg.