“The inner journey of travel is intensified by solitude.”
African Safaris for Singles
For all the independent globetrotters out there, this one’s for you! While there’s a common perception among travelers that safaris are meant for honeymoons or special occasions, an African safari is also the perfect solo trip. Unlike traveling alone in cities, which requires figuring out everything from how to get around to where it’s safe to walk alone at night, on safari, everything is taken care of. Especially for the female solo traveler, Tanzania is very safe and accessible. Here’s why: safaris are all guided, meaning you are never truly alone — you will always have one of our guides with you. This is also true for any Mount Kilimanjaro trek.
There are many reasons you may choose to travel solo – you might wish to unwind from daily life, to discover and see incredible wildlife or to experience the thrill of the wilderness for yourself. A safari in Tanzania offers the perfect chance for a little self-enrichment. Whether it’s perfecting your photography skills on a Tanzania Photo Safari or learning fascinating wildlife facts while out on game drives, escaping to the wilderness can be a great journey of discovery. There is sample opportunity for silence and solitude on a safari; spending time alone in nature is a luxury that we don’t get to indulge in often enough, so make sure to take a moment to listen to the sounds of the wild and to feel the immense sense of space in Tanzania’s incredible scenery. When considering what to include on your safari adventure, take a look at our ol-lerai Africa safari. Take the chance to meet the local people of Tanzania, learning about their cultures and ways of life while ensuring that you directly benefit them.
A Safari is the Ultimate Tanzania Solo Travel Experience
Overall, solo travel in Tanzania affords you so much more time to observe and absorb, reflect and analyze. While traveling with others can be fun, you are constantly engaged. Traveling alone, sitting quietly, you have the freedom to watch, listen, and contemplate your surroundings. It heightens your senses — you will notice the smallest details that might otherwise elude you. There’s no better way to stretch your mind than by setting off on your own to a place you’ve never been, encountering new cultures, landscapes and cuisines — perhaps even attempting to communicate in Swahili? Your inner journey is richer when taken solo.
On the other hand, a safari adventure is always “shared” — even when you travel alone, there are tens of thousands of wild animals joining you on the savannah, each as compelling as the last! You’ll find the largest population of lions in Africa in the Serengeti National Park, as well as over two million wildebeest and zebra as part of The Great Migration. For a different scene, and a very different kind of animal, you will find chimpanzees — mankind’s closest living relative — in Mahale Mountains National Park. And whether it’s dining around a communal table, visiting a Maasai village or sharing stories with other safari goers around a campfire in the evening, you never need to be truly alone (unless you want to be!).
Experiencing Tanzania’s wilderness and wildlife as a solo traveler can be easier than you think, and it is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and to get to know the local people. Spending your safari with your own guide in your own 4WD gives you great flexibility and the closest possible insight into their knowledge of the wildlife and culture. It also means that you won’t have to compromise on what you want to do. Have a love for hippos? Your guide will bring a picnic to enjoy next to them. Want to follow a herd of elephants for hours — go right ahead! This is Tanzania solo travel at its finest, and it’s only possible because we customize every single tour.
Our tailor-made safaris in Tanzania take you to the real Africa, avoiding ready-made tours and set departures. Instead, we put together a trip to suit only you. As a solo traveler, you will appreciate the gentle warmth and hospitality of the Tanzanian people and the fact that the country is safe and 100% geared to tourism. If you have any questions for us or if you would like us to create a bespoke solo Tanzania itinerary for you, please feel free to contact us. What are you waiting for? Start planning your greatest solo adventure yet!