Have you ever tried to arrange a group holiday? Getting everyone’s off days to align is reason enough to forgo the trip, let alone coming to a consensus on a destination. However, not all holidays require a plus one. In fact, African safaris can offer the ultimate vacation for a solo traveler. Here are a few reasons why you should book that African safari today:
Rest and Relaxation
The first and most obvious reason to book an African safari as a solo traveler is the peace that comes with solitude. Safaris are typically very quiet, restful holidays. There is no need to navigate crowds or stand in long lines. You’ll also be away from constant digital chatter and remember what it is like to live in the moment.
Many luxury safari lodges offer accommodation, transfers, meals, drinks, and activities included in the holiday package. If the open bar is not for you, consider some available activities at the resort, like a walking safari, game drive, or river cruise. A walking safari is a planned trek through the African bush with an armed game ranger. It is a great way to really take in the essence of Africa. Just be sure to pack some comfy walking shoes; here are some options you can consider.
Safe and Secure
Travelling solo in a country you’re unfamiliar with can be quite intimidating. It is often difficult to gauge which areas are safe and which to avoid. With an African safari, you can rest assured that your safety is paramount. Game reserves must ensure that their borders are tightly monitored to keep out poachers and illegal hunters, meaning that you can enjoy the amenities without ever having to look over your shoulder.
No Single Supplement Fees
A single supplement fee is charged for solo travellers who book a room that typically accommodates more than one guest. Often, the cost is a percentage of the room rate, but sometimes solo travellers have to pay for two people. A tip for solo travelers is to check for safari resorts that waive this fee altogether, especially during the off-peak season. This way, you can spread out in your own room and not worry about any added expense.
Enjoy the Luxury
African Safaris are the height of luxury. The scenery is stunning, your every need is catered to, and the weather is glorious. Prince Harry and Megan are fans of staying in the Okavango Delta in Botswana and Livingstone, Zambia. In 2010, Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton at the Lewa Safari Camp in Kenya. In fact, many years ago, Kenya was where Queen Elizabeth found out that her father had passed away and that she would be the new Queen. You probably shouldn’t expect to receive a similar call, but you can certainly expect to be treated like royalty while on your safari vacation.
Take the leap and book that solo African safari. It is sure to be the trip of your life. We wouldn’t be surprised if you’re planning your next solo vacation while on the flight home.