Solo Travel in Africa

Choose a solo Africa vacation if you want an adventure tailored to your individual interests and travel preferences in settings of breathtaking scenic beauty under sunny skies. Be active or rest and recharge in Africa’s top solo travel destinations. Outside of high season you’ll find plenty of accommodation options not subject to single supplements, and we’ve handpicked a selection of scheduled tours that meet our exacting standards and allow single travellers to access the benefits of group package rates in the company of like-minded adventurers.

Active solo travellers can tick off bucket list experiences like gorilla trekking or summiting Kilimanjaro, witnessing the zebra migration in the Kalahari or diving the world’s top sites off Africa’s tropical coastline. Cycle, hike, kayak and horse ride – there are so many opportunities to take advantage of the great outdoors in Africa from balmy beach days to action-packed expeditions.

If you’re looking to find your centre and reconnect with yourself, there are few destinations on earth that offer the kind of breathing space Africa does. Choose the wide open plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara, or the endless blue skies of the Namib Desert and the Makgadikgadi Pans. Let the mighty Victoria Falls take your breath away or fall asleep to the lullaby of reed frogs in the Okavango Delta.

Whatever you choose to see and do on your safari, one thing is certain: Africa will not leave you unchanged. Discover the sound of your own heart in these ancient landscapes among Africa’s wild creatures. Take a look at our sample solo tours and safaris to see how different attractions work together and get an idea of what these combinations cost.

Look at these lodges and camps that have low to no single-supplement rates.

We’re Africa Safari Experts who’ve brought more than 250  000 travellers to Africa since 1998. That means you can count on us for practical advice, to save on single supplements wherever we can, and make sure your itinerary runs as smoothly as possible. We’ll also back you up every day of your safari, 24/7.

When you’re ready to start planning, let us know your travel wish list and we’ll make sure you explore Africa your way, on your terms.

Solo Safaris: Travel Inspiration

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• Meet The Locals: Africa’s Top Cultural Interactions
• Gorilla Trekking 101

Tanzania's Serengeti and Katavi

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8 days
This Positive Impact Safari includes a donation to a Wildlife initiative
This Positive Impact Safari includes a donation to a Community initiative
Mbali-Mbali-Katavi_antelope Elephants making their way through the camp grounds at Mbali Katavi Lodge. Exterior of Katavi lounge area at Mbali Katavi Lodge. Hippo grazing in close proximity to the camp. located in a  predator rich area. The wetlands are home to stately storks and great rafts of pelicans. Unwind by the boma. The swimming pool at Mbali Soroi Serengeti Lodge.

Great combination of the Serengeti and Katavi for diverse wildlife and landscapes. Excellent for heavyweight game viewing of elephants, big cats and buffalo.

Destinations visited
Serengeti Tanzania

Kenya Big 5 & Rhino Tracking Safari

From $5,505 per person sharing
8 days
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Wide diversity of wildlife, scenery and cultures. Game drives, birding, guided nature walks and community visits.

Destinations visited
Kenya Masai Mara Samburu

Kenya's Tented Amboseli & Mara (Private Overland)

From $3,525 per person sharing
6 days
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Day and night 4x4 game drives. Guided nature walks and village tour.

Destinations visited
Amboseli National Park Kenya Masai Mara Nairobi

Rwanda Gorilla Encounter

From $11,730 per person sharing
5 days
Soul stirring encounters with gorillas. Exterior-of-Kigali-Serena-Hotel Kigali-Serena-Hotel---dining-by-the-pool Wilderness Bisate and the landscape. The lounge invites guests to enjoy post-trek or pre-dinner drinks.
Knowledgable guides & professional rangers lead every gorilla trek, assuring your safety & enjoyment. Tough jungle walks are well rewarded: unforgettable encounters with gorillas in their natural habitat. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge-See-the-golden-monkeys

Trek to the Dian Fossey Research Camp. Search for mountain gorillas & golden monkeys.

Destinations visited
Kigali Rwanda

Family Falls, Zambezi & Chobe

From $4,985 per person sharing
7 days
Victoria falls. tongabezi_lodge_the_nut_house1 tongabezi_lodge_hangout_and_lookout_1 Bedroom suite at Tongabezi Lodge. The Dog House suite at Tongabezi Lodge. Standard room at Chobe Game Lodge. Swimming pool at Chobe Game Lodge. Fantastic game drives around Chobe Game Lodge.

Combine the wonders of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers. Marvel at the power of mighty Victoria Falls.

Destinations visited
Botswana Chobe National Park Victoria Falls Zambia
11 days
CHAMILANDU-viewing-deck CHAMILANDU-beds The Lower Zambezi is known for exceptional walking safaris, where you'll be able to view animals large and small, on foot. Chikoko Tree Camp Guided Walk A river cruise holds the promise of seeing wildlife in the Zambezi National Park.
Chikoko Tree Camp Tented Chalet Tafika Camp Cycling A beautiful male leopard spotted on a game drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

See the wonder that is Victoria Falls. Stay in luxury accommodation in South Luangwa & Lower Zambezi National Park.

Destinations visited
Lower Zambezi South Luangwa National Park Victoria Falls Zambezi River Zambia

Kalahari Botswana's San Camp

From $13,585 per person sharing
4 days
Personifying African elegance at its best, San Camp is located in a private concession bordering the Makgadikgadi Pans and offers a complete Kalahari Desert experience. Watch the resident meerkats as they go about their morning routine. Horseback safari to view the annual zebra migration in the Kalahari, Botswana. The tents offer enormous four-posters, draped in crisp cotton and feather-soft blankets, raised high above Persian rugs. Its vintage-style safari tents, San Camp provides a complete desert experience on the edge of the legendary Makgadikgadi Pans. The gorgeous tea tent, from which guests may enjoy sweet delicacies while overlooking the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Absorb the compelling energy of your surroundings, this is the perfect spot to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. San Camp Yoga Tent.

Fly into the remote and wild Kalahari. Explore the Makgadikgadi Pans' archaeological sites.

Destinations visited
Botswana Kalahari

Train Journey to Vic Falls

From $2,410 per person sharing
4 days
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Enjoy timeless elegance on the luxury Rovos Rail. Enjoy a welcome drink before departure.

Destinations visited
Botswana South Africa Zimbabwe