Not to sound cliche but there are many benefits of travelling alone. Not only does it boost your self-confidence but it also makes you meet new people and learn about different cultures.
Studies have also shown that solo travel helps reduce stress and anxiety. Maybe this is the first time you want to travel alone or you have been doing this for a while – whichever category you belong to, there is something for you here.
There are beautiful places in Africa where you can visit alone and soak in the beautiful experiences all by yourself.
Now, this guide shows you the ten most awesome places in Africa to explore as a solo traveller.
Cape Town just has to be on this list. It is a great place for a solo traveller to explore the beauty of the elements in this gorgeous city. Think of all that you can enjoy at the stunning Table Top Mountain, the colourful Bo-Kaap among many others. In Cape Town, visitors can go shark cage diving, shopping, or sipping on the great drinks in the abundant cafes in Cape Town. It will definitely be a worthwhile experience to come here as you’ll get to meet new people at the places you’ll be visiting including bars, restaurants, and hostels.
The Cape Verde archipelago is the perfect place for a solo traveller to get the most out of. You get to explore the island and local cuisine where there are pork and chicken. In addition, you get to go surfing or quad biking. Thinking of security? Cape Verde is relatively safe for solo travellers.
The Danakil Depression, Ethiopia
Located at the border with Eritrea, this province of northern Ethiopia is full of climactic views such as the lava flows of Erta Ale Volcano, the picturesque virulent lagoons of the Dallol, and the salt desert. Come to Ethiopia to experience the Danakil Depression regarded as the cradle of humankind. Visitors are advised to come here on a guided group tour. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends.
For a fantastic African safari experience, Kasane in Botswana is a great place. For a fairly small town, there is a lot you can get up to here with the presence of shops, tour groups, and restaurants. The Chobe National Park famed for The Big Five is easily accessible and you can drive around yourself. From here, you can also visit Victoria Falls in Zambia. Most of the natives here also speak English. Come here alone and you won’t regret the experience.
Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
Nicknamed the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is not just for spotting endangered wildlife. The beautiful Lake Bunyonyi is also one of the main sites of attractions right here. It’s safe to come here as you will be in the company of other travellers. You also don’t need to break a bank to visit here as it is incredibly affordable. The great part is that it’s safe to swim in the lake as it is the only hippo, crocodile, and bilharzia free lake in Uganda.
It’s safe to visit this small country in Southern Africa. You can go hiking or mountain biking here. A good place to stay as a solo traveller is Malealea Lodge. They work jointly with the neighbouring centre and finance several schemes that profit the inhabitants of the nearby community.
A small country surrounded by Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania in East Africa, Malawi is a good choice for a solo traveller who wants to explore Africa. First, Malawi is the home of Lake Malawi, the third-largest lake in Africa. The picturesque views here are awesome, including thick forests, rolling peaks in the North, hills and broad valleys saturated with wildlife in the South. Come here during March through June and October through November to get the best out of Malawi.
Although Mauritius is widely acclaimed as the perfect honeymoon centre, solo travellers are also welcome to have a wonderful experience here. You can relax alone on the beach, go diving or snorkelling as well as trekking or quad biking among many other activities that you can get up to while here. One of the safest countries in Africa, you don’t need to worry or fear about safety. You will have a lot to do in Mauritius – from shopping, enjoying the local cuisine to festivals involving music and dance.
While here, you’ll get to enjoy beautiful islands such as Ile de Goree and the Lac Rose waters. There is also the gorgeous city of Saint-Louis. You will also have a good and fun-filled time visiting the national parks including the Fathala Wildlife Reserve. For a solo traveller, friendly indigenes are important. And that’s exactly what you get here in Senegal. Your safety is also guaranteed right here.
Tanzania packs on a lot for the solo traveller to enjoy their stay here. For an awesome African safari experience, it’d be almost a crime not to visit the Serengeti National Park. Incredible wildlife viewing awaits you here. Visit during July and October to maximize the experience. On a budget, you can explore the Serengeti in one of the safest countries in Africa.