Travelling Solo in Africa.
Travelling alone is often filled with uncertainty. One is concerned about safety, loneliness and single supplement that makes vacations pricey. Below are our best travel tips for single travellers.
Start with a bucket list of countries you wish to visit and highlight those that give your heart a thrill when you picture yourself at the destination on your ideal trip. Most of the best wildlife destinations are in East Africa and Southern Africa.
Taking note of the pros and cons of the different seasons (low, green, peak/high), weather challenges, ease of booking trips, accommodation and activity availability, discounts offered, your family and work commitments. Most solo travellers tend to favour the dry seasons for easy game viewing compared to the wet seasons and lean towards low seasons to get competitively priced tour packages.
Let your safari expert do the groundwork about your trip by putting together a tailor-made itinerary. It will save time to be upfront about your expectations and interests, proposed budget to spend, the number of days, preferred month and mode of accommodation preferred from eco-lodges to big establishments. If you are not certain, don’t worry, between you and your expert, you will get it together in the end.
Get the best of advice on arrivals and visa arrangements, transportations, credit cards and cash usage, various lodge options and activities within your travel sites from the experts.
The most important principle for long-term travel packing is to pack light. Leave your luxury/ valuable stuff at home:) pack selectively from your toiletries to equipment- travel in comfort. You can always get anything forgotten(substitute) from your travel destination, we live in a global world after all. Your safari expert will cover most of the important travel and health logistics needed within the briefing notes sent prior to your arrival. We do recommend you get an update on your health shots, pack neutral light cloth colours if possible, good safari boots and a fleece or jacket!
This is one of the greatest concerns when travelling on your own. Most destination countries have taken steps to ensure and re-enforce measures so that tourism runs as smoothly as possible within the tourist sites. You are required to fill in a manifest/reservation form for your personal details as well. Don’t forget to leave a copy of your travel voucher with your family, valuables out of sight or left at home, keep your money, bank cards and passport on you or in the safe boxes, if they are provided at your lodging.
Don’t take unnecessary risks, follow advice, recommendations, briefings by guides, follow the rules and regulations within your travel destinations. And remember to travel in a spirit of humility and with a genuine desire to learn more about the people of the host country.
To have a good safari, it all starts with good communication. Let your safari expert know every little detail and concern while working out your tour package and costing your journey.
As always, Travelers Link Africa looks forward to fulfilling your Ultimate African Safari Dream within EastAfrica. We value our customer’s satisfaction, tell us what you want and your budget, we listen and carefully design a trip to match with an absolute commitment to quality.
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