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Luxury Solo Safari Holidays

Some safari destinations and properties in Africa are better suited to solo travellers than others. At Yellow Zebra, we know the best places for solos and we’re happy to advise you on the different options available for your solo safari adventure.

How does a solo safari work with YZ?

We specialise in tailor-made safaris that take you to the real Africa – no readymade tours or set departures. You will not be joining a group set departure if you travel with us for your solo adventure. Instead, we put together the trip to suit you, meaning that whether you're looking for a bit of luxury or the best of the best, we can ensure that your trip meets your expectations. 

Tailor-made safaris to suit you

Some safari areas, camps, and lodges work better for single and solo travellers than others. We know these well, and our safari experts can carefully design a perfectly tailor-made adventure to suit you. Travelling solo but you want to be sociable? We’ll advise you on the best properties that offer communal dining and have a communal atmosphere.

Avoid the single supplement

Many camps and lodges in Africa don’t offer any discounts for single explorers, so solo travellers are effectively paying for an extra person who isn’t there. However, we know a few places that do not charge a single supplement – please take a look at our blog on the Top Five Properties for Solo Travellers and by all means get in touch with a member of our team to find out more.

“It was a dream vacation! Everyone at Yellow Zebra Safaris exceeded my expectations. From the initial inquiry and quick response I received, to Kelly’s expertise in personalizing a trip for me (relatively last minute at holiday time for a solo traveler), to the follow up prior to my trip and every detail thought out it was a wonderful process. I have recommended you to several of my friends and will continue to do so. Someday, I will be back to do another safari with you. Thank you for making one of my dreams come true.”
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Solo Travel Top Tips & FAQs

1. Who are our solo safari holidays for?

Yellow Zebra solo safaris are suitable for all adventurous individuals seeking new experiences in the wild terrains of Safari Africa. There are many reasons our clients choose to travel solo – they might wish to unwind from daily life, to discover and see incredible wildlife, to experience the thrill of the wilderness for themselves, and so on.

2. Will I be joining a group?

No. We tailor-make safari and beach holidays that take you to the real Africa – no readymade tours or set departures. We aim to accommodate our solo travellers within social camps and lodges, unless an alternative approach is preferred. Singles-friendly properties have communal dining areas and other spaces for social interaction. And game drives are often operated on a shared basis, usually with a maximum of 6 people per game-viewing vehicle.

3. Is my solo safari single supplement free?

Unfortunately, most safari camps and lodges do charge a single supplement. That said, there are some excellent exceptions to this rule. Please speak to our experts to find out more about these camps – for a quick overview, take a look at our blog here.

4. Will I be the only solo traveller at camp?

It is difficult to say. However, traditionally a safari is an authentic social activity, and communal dining in camp is very much the norm. More often than not, guests gather together for evening meals and socialise around the mess area and campfire.

5. Will I be picked up from the airport and transferred to my safari camp or lodge?

Yes, unless you have booked your own private pick-ups. All our tailor-made trips can include a meet-and-greet service provided by our respected ground-handler partners.

6. What type of dining experience can I expect?

As mentioned, many camps and lodges usually offer communal dining to in-house guests, making for a friendly and lively dining experience.

7. Will I be sharing the safari vehicle?

Yes, unless you have chosen to make your own arrangements.

8. How safe is it to travel to Africa solo?

It is very safe, as you will always have a host with you, every step of the way on your tailor-made safari trip. If you have any concerns about solo travel, please feel free to discuss these with a member of the YZ team.

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Why Trust Yellow Zebra with your African Safari?

"Yellow Zebra are genuine specialists; they know the African bush like the back of their hand."

Brian Jackman, safari expert for The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Condé Nast, and the BBC

'Europe's Leading Safari Tour Operator' at the World Travel Awards

9 years in a row, since 2015

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