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Africa trips for solo travellers

There are a variety of camps, lodges and experiences in Africa which are ideally suited to the solo traveller.

By picking the right properties, a safari can be a very sociable experience where you'll meet like-minded people, join group activities and be looked after by great staff. We find often the smaller, more intimate bushcamps are best as they have the atmosphere of an expedition with a great sense of camaraderie. They can feel like visiting friends at a country house – you'll dine together with your hosts and fellow guests, whilst spending your days exploring the area and enjoying safari activities together. Of course, if you fancy a more private experience, we can help with that too.

Some properties also refrain from charging a single supplement, so if economy is a concern we can work to tailor-make your trip to get the most for your money.

Our top trips for solo travellers

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Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze is a very informal, single-friendly camp. Solo travellers usually join other guests on safari activities, and everyone dines communally. Low single supplements come as a real bonus at this great value camp.


Mdonya Old River Camp

Single travellers will love this friendly, rustic camp for its shared game activities, communal dining and notably low single supplements.

Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze is a very informal, single-friendly camp. Solo travellers usually join other guests on safari activities, and everyone dines communally. Low single supplements come as a real bonus at this great value camp.


Nkwali

Thanks to excellent guides Nkwali is a great place to stay and explore the wildlife areas of the South Luangwa National Park on the opposite bank of the Luangwa River on solo safari holidays. There are no single supplements at Nkwali, and the game viewing is great!

Nsefu

As a high-quality and intimate bushcamp, Nsefu’s exclusive feel and friendly professional team make everyone feel at home. This social atmosphere and a lack of single supplement make this a great choice for solo travel in Zambia.

Robin Pope mobile

Staying at an RPS mobile safari camp, as part of a walking safari, is a very social experience. With busy days, groups or no more than six like-minded travellers and no single-person supplements, these trips are perfect for solo travellers.


Chiawa Camp

Chiawa is never cheap, but it has no single supplement, making it a relatively affordable option for solo travel in Zambia. A combination of communal meals and incredibly friendly staff also means solo travellers shouldn't lack for company.

Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Old Mondoro is a small intimate camp with communal meals and activities, making it pleasantly sociable and ideal for solo travellers in Zambia. Only the peak season has a single supplement, keeping the cost down for most of the year.

Nkwali

Thanks to excellent guides Nkwali is a great place to stay and explore the wildlife areas of the South Luangwa National Park on the opposite bank of the Luangwa River on solo safari holidays. There are no single supplements at Nkwali, and the game viewing is great!

Tena Tena

Tena Tena is another great Robin Pope Safaris camp in the game-rich Nsefu Sector which has flexible activities and excellent guiding – as well as a very relaxed social feeling. It's a great choice for solo travel in Zambia, especially as it charges no single supplement.


Chiawa Camp

Chiawa is never cheap, but it has no single supplement, making it a relatively affordable option for solo travel in Zambia. A combination of communal meals and incredibly friendly staff also means solo travellers shouldn't lack for company.

Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Old Mondoro is a small intimate camp with communal meals and activities, making it pleasantly sociable and ideal for solo travellers in Zambia. Only the peak season has a single supplement, keeping the cost down for most of the year.


Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta doesn’t apply a single supplement outside of high season, so this camp is great value for a solo traveller looking for a range of activities and wildlife in the Laikipia region – where camps tend to be costlier than the average across Kenya.

Encounter Mara

This camp does not apply a single supplement outside of high season, so Encounter Mara becomes great value for a solo traveller wanting to focus on the excellent wildlife of the Mara ecosystem, in the privacy of the Maasai-owned Naboisho Conservancy.


Laikipia Wilderness

Laikipia Wilderness is one of the few camps in Laikipia not to charge a single person supplement all year round and its focus on wildlife and immersion in the bush makes it a great choice for a safari enthusiast travelling on their own.

Tangulia Mara

Tangulia is a small camp with an intimate, friendly atmosphere. There is no single person supplement except during Jul-Sep and Christmas, so you can enjoy the communal game drives and meals without having to pay extra for travelling solo.


Sosian

Sosian has a lot to offer. Besides exciting game drives tracking wild dogs and other wildlife on Laikipia’s high plains, guests really enjoy the guided walks. As an added bonus, it’s also one of few lodges which levies no single supplement on solo travellers.

Offbeat Mara

Surrounded by the bush, Offbeat Mara offers a great wildlife holiday experience within the Mara North Conservancy. Travelling alone on safari here allows you to enjoy your privacy or the lively group atmosphere all year round without worrying about single supplement.


Kicheche Laikipia

Kicheche Valley

Experience fantastic day and night game drives on a solo safari holiday at Kenya’s Kicheche Valley Camp. The single supplement here is relatively low, so solo travellers can enjoy a safari holiday at a cost not much higher than anyone else.


Kicheche Valley

Experience fantastic day and night game drives on a solo safari holiday at Kenya’s Kicheche Valley Camp. The single supplement here is relatively low, so solo travellers can enjoy a safari holiday at a cost not much higher than anyone else.

Kicheche Bush Camp

With its fun and unpretentious atmosphere and informal group dining, Kicheche Bush Camp is very good for solo safari holidays. Wildlife activities like 4WD game drives are shared with other guests and outside peak season, they charge a relatively low single supplement.

Best camps & lodges for Solo Travel in Africa


Nkwali

Nkwali

Thanks to excellent guides Nkwali is a great place to stay and explore the wildlife areas of the South Luangwa National Park on the opposite bank of the Luangwa River on solo safari holidays. There are no single supplements at Nkwali, and the game viewing is great!


96% (241 reviews)
Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze is a very informal, single-friendly camp. Solo travellers usually join other guests on safari activities, and everyone dines communally. Low single supplements come as a real bonus at this great value camp.


94% (222 reviews)
Nsefu

Nsefu

As a high-quality and intimate bushcamp, Nsefu’s exclusive feel and friendly professional team make everyone feel at home. This social atmosphere and a lack of single supplement make this a great choice for solo travel in Zambia.


98% (193 reviews)
Beho Beho

Beho Beho

Beho Beho is a very sociable camp: it’s like visiting a family home. You are warmly welcomed by the team and very well looked after. There is no single supplement here.


100% (170 reviews)
Tena Tena

Tena Tena

Tena Tena is another great Robin Pope Safaris camp in the game-rich Nsefu Sector which has flexible activities and excellent guiding – as well as a very relaxed social feeling. It's a great choice for solo travel in Zambia, especially as it charges no single supplement.


95% (154 reviews)
Mdonya Old River Camp

Mdonya Old River Camp

Single travellers will love this friendly, rustic camp for its shared game activities, communal dining and notably low single supplements.


92% (132 reviews)
Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Old Mondoro Bushcamp

Old Mondoro is a small intimate camp with communal meals and activities, making it pleasantly sociable and ideal for solo travellers in Zambia. Only the peak season has a single supplement, keeping the cost down for most of the year.


99% (126 reviews)
Chikoko Tree Camp

Chikoko Tree Camp

Walking safaris at Chikoko Tree Camp are with other guests, and well-informed guides. The camp is small and intimate with communal meals, and the low single supplement adds to its attraction for solo travellers in Zambia.


99% (120 reviews)
Mwagusi Safari Camp

Mwagusi Safari Camp

Ruaha's owner-run Mwagusi Safari Camp is a great choice for solo travellers visiting Tanzania. Plenty of water and open plains mean top wildlife safaris, whilst shared activities, communal meals and a sociable lounge and dining area make it great for single travellers.


96% (115 reviews)
Kwihala Camp

Kwihala Camp

Kwihala is great for solo travel in Tanzania. Holidays here include amazing walking and 4WD safaris with top-notch guides, social evening gatherings around the campfire and pleasingly low single supplements.


99% (111 reviews)
Kicheche Bush Camp

Kicheche Bush Camp

With its fun and unpretentious atmosphere and informal group dining, Kicheche Bush Camp is very good for solo safari holidays. Wildlife activities like 4WD game drives are shared with other guests and outside peak season, they charge a relatively low single supplement.


100% (98 reviews)
Big Lagoon Camp

Big Lagoon Camp

Walking safaris at Big Lagoon Camp are with a small group of other guests, led by well-informed guides who are keen to share their knowledge. The camp is small and intimate, and the low single supplement adds to its attraction for solo travellers in Zambia.


98% (94 reviews)
Chiawa Camp

Chiawa Camp

Chiawa is never cheap, but it has no single supplement, making it a relatively affordable option for solo travel in Zambia. A combination of communal meals and incredibly friendly staff also means solo travellers shouldn't lack for company.


98% (90 reviews)
Kicheche Mara

Kicheche Mara

With a comparatively low single supplement, group dining and a sociable atmosphere, Kicheche Mara works well for solo travelers to Kenya. Enjoy a real bush feel and benefit from activities like superb game drives or walking safaris offered here.


98% (86 reviews)
Luangwa River Camp

Luangwa River Camp

Meals and activities are communal at Luangwa River Camp, but secluded chalets provide quiet spots to watch elephants crossing the river. As with all Robin Pope Safari’s lodges there is no single supplement, making it perfect for solo travellers in Zambia.


96% (74 reviews)
Olakira

Olakira Camp

Olakira Camp can be an inspired choice for solo travel in Tanzania. You'll share your safaris with other guests, and a top safari guide, and everyone dines communally so it's very friendly.


96% (73 reviews)
Kicheche Laikipia

Kicheche Laikipia

Kicheche Laikipia is the most luxurious tented camp of the handful of places to stay in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Laikipia.


99% (67 reviews)
Mwaleshi Camp

Mwaleshi Camp

Set in beautiful surroundings, in the remote North Luangwa, Mwaleshi Camp focuses purely on walking safaris; it’s one of Africa’s top walking camps with very high guiding standards! It is a great choice for a solo traveller holiday and charges only a low single supplement.


99% (61 reviews)
Kicheche Valley

Kicheche Valley

Experience fantastic day and night game drives on a solo safari holiday at Kenya’s Kicheche Valley Camp. The single supplement here is relatively low, so solo travellers can enjoy a safari holiday at a cost not much higher than anyone else.


99% (61 reviews)
Nsolo Bushcamp

Nsolo Bushcamp

Single travellers who love walking might want to include Nsolo into their solo safari holidays in Zambia. It's small and personal, and combines well as part of a camp-to-camp walking safari with its sister camps. Ask if we can waive the single supplement for solo travellers.


97% (55 reviews)
Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay

The Oyster Bay Hotel is a great choice for solo travellers in Tanzania. It’s a very stylish, but equally informal, home-from-home, with communal dining hosted by an attentive team. You can expect a particularly warm welcome at Dar’s best hotel.


98% (54 reviews)
Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp

Dunia is one of the Serengeti's better camps for a solo safari holiday in Tanzania. You can fly here, sharing the camp's safari activities and communal dining; and its single supplement is fairly low.


94% (53 reviews)
Weinberg Hotel

Weinberg Hotel

With excellent facilities and amenities on a private estate not far from the centre of Windhoek, including a well-maintained gym, a state-of-the-art spa and five restaurants, The Weinberg would make a good choice for solo travellers in Namibia.


93% (42 reviews)
Offbeat Mara

Offbeat Mara

Surrounded by the bush, Offbeat Mara offers a great wildlife holiday experience within the Mara North Conservancy. Travelling alone on safari here allows you to enjoy your privacy or the lively group atmosphere all year round without worrying about single supplement.


98% (41 reviews)
Luwi Bushcamp

Luwi Bushcamp

Fantastic walking safaris, group dining and special wildlife hide at Luwi Bushcamp create a personal and intimate atmosphere. The camp is very remote and rustic, and charmingly appealing to solo travellers in Zambia. Ask us if we can waive the single supplement.


93% (39 reviews)
Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Nxabega Tented Camp

There is quite an individual focus at the &Beyond camps, including Nxabega, and they usually have a relaxed approach to activities – including 4WD safaris, bush walks and motorboat trips – ideal for sharing the amazing wildlife with like-minded solo travellers in Botswana.


95% (38 reviews)
Lemala Ngorongoro

Lemala Ngorongoro

Located in the fantastic Ngorongoro Crater, Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp is an excellent choice for solo travel. Wildlife safaris reveal a large density of game, including very relaxed predators, and the low single supplement makes the camp affordable for single travellers.


86% (37 reviews)
Laikipia Wilderness

Laikipia Wilderness

Laikipia Wilderness is one of the few camps in Laikipia not to charge a single person supplement all year round and its focus on wildlife and immersion in the bush makes it a great choice for a safari enthusiast travelling on their own.


94% (35 reviews)
Robin Pope Safaris bush-camp

Robin Pope bush-camp

Solo travellers sometimes include a night in the Robin Pope Safaris’ bush-camp as part of an adventurous holiday. This very intimate experience leads you deep into the bush where you sleep out around a campfire – and remarkably there’s no single-person supplement.


99% (29 reviews)
Robin Pope Safaris Mobile Safari Camp

Robin Pope mobile

Staying at an RPS mobile safari camp, as part of a walking safari, is a very social experience. With busy days, groups or no more than six like-minded travellers and no single-person supplements, these trips are perfect for solo travellers.


98% (24 reviews)
Chobe Under Canvas

Chobe Under Canvas

Chobe Under Canvas is a luxurious, adventurous mobile camp within one of Botswana’s prime game areas. It’s a single-friendly social camp with travellers eating at a communal table. Holidays here won’t be lonely!


100% (22 reviews)
Potato Bush Camp

Potato Bush Camp

Potato Bush offers a very personal experience in the Lower Zambezi. Activities and meals are shared making the camp very sociable, and there is no single supplement, making Potato Bush a more affordable option for solo travellers in Zambia than many other camps.


100% (18 reviews)
Offbeat Meru

Offbeat Meru

Offbeat Meru in the Meru National Park is highly suitable for solo travellers on holiday due to its no-single-supplement policy. Safaris within the park have a very private feel, because there are few other visitors around and game viewing here is very good!


94% (18 reviews)
Sosian

Sosian

Sosian has a lot to offer. Besides exciting game drives tracking wild dogs and other wildlife on Laikipia’s high plains, guests really enjoy the guided walks. As an added bonus, it’s also one of few lodges which levies no single supplement on solo travellers.


100% (17 reviews)
Encounter Mara

Encounter Mara

This camp does not apply a single supplement outside of high season, so Encounter Mara becomes great value for a solo traveller wanting to focus on the excellent wildlife of the Mara ecosystem, in the privacy of the Maasai-owned Naboisho Conservancy.


93% (16 reviews)
Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp

Anabezi Luxury Camp

Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp doesn’t charge a single-room supplement, making it a more affordable option for solo travellers in Zambia than some other camps. Dining is at individual tables, but the friendly team make you feel most welcome and you can choose to dine with a member of staff.


99% (15 reviews)
Pom Pom Camp

Pom Pom Camp

Pom Pom Camp does not charge a single supplement in the green season, This, along with communal dining, make the small camp an ideal option for solo travellers on safari in Botswana.


95% (15 reviews)
Tangulia Mara

Tangulia Mara

Tangulia is a small camp with an intimate, friendly atmosphere. There is no single person supplement except during Jul-Sep and Christmas, so you can enjoy the communal game drives and meals without having to pay extra for travelling solo.


100% (13 reviews)
Klein's Camp

Klein's Camp

Klein’s Camp makes a wonderful base for a solo traveller – with amazing views from the lodge, excellent safari activities, a private game-viewing area and high standards of care. Klein’s generally low single supplement and friendly atmosphere add to its attraction.


98% (12 reviews)
Basecamp Eagle View

Basecamp Eagle View

With its low rates, Eagle View offers excellent-value and is one of the most economical options for solo travel in the Maasai Mara. The shared activities and welcoming, communal atmosphere mean you’re never left on your own unless you so choose.


96% (10 reviews)
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Ol Pejeta doesn’t apply a single supplement outside of high season, so this camp is great value for a solo traveller looking for a range of activities and wildlife in the Laikipia region – where camps tend to be costlier than the average across Kenya.


98% (10 reviews)
Musango Safari Camp

Musango Safari Camp

Musango Safari Lodge is unusual among Zimbabwe’s safari lodges in that it doesn’t charge single supplements. This, coupled with social dining arrangements and friendly hosts, makes it a good stop for solo travellers who want to enjoy Lake Kariba.


91% (9 reviews)
Xaranna Okavango Delta Lodge

Xaranna

Solo travellers on holiday will love Xaranna’s policy of no single supplements. It’s a place for exploring waterways by mokoro, perhaps for chatting to like-minded people on a 4WD game drive and for enjoying spectacular birdlife when you’re on a solo safari holiday.


90% (8 reviews)
Nuarro Mozambique

Nuarro Mozambique

Nuarrro is probably the best place we feature for solo travellers in Mozambique.


95% (4 reviews)
John's Camp

John's Camp

John's Camp doesn't charge single supplements and both meals and activities are taken as a group with other guests. This makes it an affordable and sociable option for solo travellers visiting Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park.


90% (2 reviews)
Kwitonda Lodge

Kwitonda Lodge

Kwitonda definitely isn’t a low-cost option but, with no single supplement, it’s a more affordable option for high-end solo travel in Rwanda.


100% (1 review)

Solo holidays in Africa

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Solo Travel in Botswana

Botswana

We can recommend many places for solo safari holidays in Botswana. When you're travelling alone, ...

Solo Travel in Kenya

Kenya

Kenya can be a great country for solo travellers on a safari holiday. Most small safari camps and ...

Solo Travel in Mozambique

Mozambique

Although Mozambique's secluded beaches may not be a prime destination for solo traveller holidays, ...

Solo Travel in Namibia

Namibia

Several properties in Namibia work well for solo travellers. Often these camps and lodges will ...

Solo Travel in Rwanda

Rwanda

Rwanda is a good destination for solo travellers, and can be a sociable place to go on holiday...

Solo Travel in Tanzania

Tanzania

Experiencing Tanzania's wilderness and wildlife as a solo traveller can be easier than you think...

Solo Travel in Zambia

Zambia

Zambia's a great place for a solo safari holiday! Guests at most Zambian safari camps will share ...

Solo Travel in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Safari can be an expensive undertaking for solo travellers. There are often minimum numbers of ...

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