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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.

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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 walking

Robin Pope Safaris' walking safaris are our top tip for single travellers to Zambia; they are an extraordinary experience and they're also very social. With busy days, small groups 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 more 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 more 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.


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.

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. There are no single supplements for solo safari travellers. Holidays here won’t be lonely!


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.


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.

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.


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.

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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