A key reason the country is so good for single travellers is that it’s possible to join up with other solo adventurers, couples, and small groups on set itineraries, with companies such as Elewana and Hoopoe. This really helps bring down the cost – the more people in a safari vehicle, the less expensive a day on safari is!
If you don’t want to join up with others for your whole safari, preferring to travel on your own to each property, we’ll simply book your accommodation and you’ll go on safari with whoever is staying at the lodge or camp. For this kind of solo traveller, there are a couple of considerations to take on board. The first is the cost – there are a number of companies that operate better-value trips than others. This is all down to the levy some companies put on single travellers, known as the single supplement. The single supplement can be as much as 50 per cent and goes towards the cost of the other person who is not in your room.