Here Are Some Of The Best Places In Africa For The Solo Traveler

There are perks to traveling by yourself, like being able to go wherever you’d like and do whatever you want, without worrying about pleasing others.

A great place to venture as a solo traveler is Africa. This continent has 54 countries and some of the most beautiful views on the planet.

If you’re planning a solo trip and looking for a great destination in Africa, here are some the best places to consider.

Chefchaouen is an amazingly beautiful town painted in blue with shades ranging from light blue to cobalt. High walls block the sun to create a cool environment.

Chefchaouen, Morocco

This North African cit is pretty safe for travel, so being solo here is totally fine.

Spend hours wandering the narrow streets and shop in one of the traditional markets.

Chefchaouen, Morocco

 Chefchaouen, like the rest of Morocco, is very conservative; so it is encouraged to dress modestly.

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Tourism is still lagging in Uganda because of its rough past which means that it is overall a wallet-friendly place to travel to.

Uganda

Uganda has two rainy seasons: from October – November and from Mid-March until the end of May.

The best time to travel to Uganda is from May to September.

Uganda

There are a lot of things to do here for the solo traveler: snorkeling, relaxing on the beach, spice tours, shopping, etc.

 Zanzibar

Zanzibar is known as being a melting pot of Arabic, African, Indian and European cultures all living together as one.

Kendwa, Zanzibar

There are a variety of beach villages in Kendwa, which is often a great place to meet new people when traveling alone.

Kendwa, Zanzibar

Madagascar is a safe country for solo travelers because of its strict policies and governance.

Madagascar


There is a lot of wildlife here (like the sacred lemur) as well as rich historical and cultural sites.

Madagascar

You can take the Manakara Express, which is a French colonial-era railway, to explore the south-east coast of Madagascar to the highlands.

Madagascar

This country is considered to be one of the cleanest and safest countries in Africa.

You can spend days here exploring one of the biggest tropical forests in Africa.

Rwanda

Getting around is quite easy in Rwanda for the solo traveler because of public buses and private taxis — just remember to negotiate with taxi drivers.

Rwanda

Livingstonia, Malawi is perfect for the solo traveler who is looking for serenity.
There isn’t much to do in this small town besides, taking in the gorgeous mountain views.

Malawi

Visit Lake Malawi to see why it is called the ‘Lake of Stars’ — be sure to go in the evening to see all of the fishing boats lit up in the water.

Malawi

Namibia is extremely welcoming to American travelers. It is also a safe destination for solo travelers because of its good governance.

Namibia

This country is located in the desert and you’re bound to spot amazing wildlife here, like elephants.

Namibia

Spend the night at Okaukuejo Waterhole in Himba Village to see the black rhino, an animal currently critically endangered.

Namibia

Lions, elephants, and over 30,000 zebras reside here.

The Okavango Delta is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

Botswana

Visit the capital city of Gaborone for a more cosmopolitan feel.
Everyone speaks English here, making it very easy to navigate.

Botswana

There are many tourist attractions in Tanzania and it is considered to be one of the safest countries in East Africa.

Tanzania

Locals pride themselves on caring for their neighbors and treating others with kindness.

Tanzania

You can spend time in Tanzania lounging on their exquisite beaches and going to a game reserve.

Tanzania

Ready for your solo African adventure?

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