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Solo travel in Africa is an incredibly rewarding and awesome experience, but it’s always a bit daunting when you are travelling to a new place or a new country and especially to a new continent by yourself . So when you start to plan your trip to Africa, the first question you’ll probably ask is where should I go?
Africa is one of the most stunning continents in the whole world. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
We’ve compiled 7 Best Destinations in places In Africa for Solo Travellers
- Kenya: Kenya is hands down one of Africa’s most popular countries. Travelers – whether seeking to join a safari or not – flock to this beautiful and impressive destination. You’ll find an incredible amount of kindness offered by the Kenyans while you’re here. Visit Lake Nakuru National Park, a bird lover’s paradise that’s home to as many as two million flamingos that linger around the edge of the lake, for one of the most unforgettable sights in the entire country. You’ll also have a chance to view many water-loving creatures like waterbucks and hippos as well as giraffes, impalas and white rhinos. Solo travelers can also take advantage of less-frequented parks like Meru National Park which takes up about 540 square miles of territory and is filled with a wide range of wildlife, including lions, elephants, hippos, pythons and over 400 species of birds.
2. Ghana: Ghana, the first sub-Saharan African country to win independence from colonial rule, has a history of pursuing ties with Africans overseas. It dates back to the country’s first President Kwame Nkrumah, whose vision of pan-Africanism included alliances with diaspora communities. Getting to Ghana is relatively simple. Ghana is a very safe, stable country. Due to its lower crime rate, the number of annual tourists visiting Ghana is roughly 950,000 and is expected to grow to 1.5 million by the year 2024. Tourism is a real contributor to the country’s growing and developing economy. The airport is super swanky and easy to navigate. English is the main language. When you are at Ghana, you can expect your senses to be assaulted by the vivid expressions of a culture steeped in family values, ethnicity and gaiety. Everything is about colour and symbolisation. The Ghanaian love for life reflects in their choice of clothes and artefacts. The museums and galleries of Ghana are vivid reminders of Ghana’s tryst with history. The National Museum of Ghana at Accra, the Cape Coast Castle Museum and Elmina Castle Museum at Cape Coast, the Volta Regional Museum at Ho, and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial park and Museum of Nkroful, are places every tourist must visit to imbibe the essence of Ghana.
3. Botswana:Botswana: It’s easy to get around Botswana as nearly everyone speaks English, and it’s very safe. This country ranks as one of Africa’s top three destinations too, as few lodges are fenced, and most were built to exacting eco-sensitive standards as well. You’ll find incredibly varied terrain from savannas to desert and inland delta, along with extraordinary birding and wildlife. In fact, it offers some of the most reliable lion, elephant and wild dog sighting on the continent as well as a 30,000+ zebra migration during the Green Season (November through March) in the Kalahari. Its Okavango Delta is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa too.
4. Morocco: Morocco is a country of contrasts – from the lively Djemaa el-Fna Square to the High Atlas Mountains deserts and the friendly Berber people. It is not very likely for you to experience real physical danger when traveling to Morocco, but like other places in the world, it is important to stay vigilant against harassment and petty crime.
5.Tanzania:Tanzania is considered one of East Africa’s safest countries. There are lots of popular coastal resorts and other tourist attractions where you’ll feel totally safe, and many people note that within the communities there’s an extra sense of kindness, with caring for your neighbor being a very strong concept here that would make anyone feel safe. You can enjoy spending time on magnificent beaches and taking a dip in the sea, as well as see many of the continents major animals. Ruaha National Park truly has it all, with the exception of rhino. This especially raw setting has the feel of Africa long ago, wild and untrammeled, setting it apart from other reserves. Its biggest claim to fame is its wild dog packs, as this is one of the few spots on the planet where they can be observed, but it’s also home to lions, buffalo, Grant’s gazelle and a large and diverse population of antelope, including rarer species like roan and sable.
If you are a brave heart looking for some challenges, make sure not to miss climbing Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.
6. Rwanda: Rwanda has such low terrorism and crime rates, it’s considered one of the safest on the entire continent. It’s also home to one of the biggest tropical forests in Africa, which can be explored for days. Volcanoes National Park offers the experience of a lifetime: tracking mountain gorillas In this small country on the highest African plateau in the heart of the continent, the undulating hills and mountains are enshrouded in mist every morning, hence the saying, “gorillas in the mist.” It is here in the forest that the famous park can be found, the home of two- thirds of surviving mountain gorillas whose population is estimated to be just 880. There are ten groups of gorillas accessible to tourists through various operators which run tours racking the silverbacks and their troupes through the dense forest.
7. Seychelles: Seychelles is another must-visit gem in Africa. The country hardly delivers bad news on TV and the internet and it has beautiful and peaceful places to go like Petite Anse and Mahe where you are able to experience an easy-going lifestyle. Seychelles has converted many of its small islands to national parks. This is the way of their government to keep the picturesque beauty of the country while allowing travelers to see it for themselves!
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