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Recommendations for a female solo traveller

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I've already done 3 solo trips with AC (Egypt, Argentina/Brazil & Nepal) and think it is such an amazing experience and means I still can get to see the world but feel safe while doing it.

Just looking for inspiration for another possible trip. Has anyone else been on a solo trip and think it is definitely one that you can do on your own so to speak? I am only able to go on trips that are at most 15 days long. I prefer not so active trips and am interested in culture/wildlife!!

Thanks in advance.

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Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 6

Hi Binibecca

I see you have recently been to Sri Lanka, I am going next April with my two duaghters.
Did you need to take Malaria tablets and if so what sort?
My doctor doesn't seem to think we will need them, that's why I'm asking as you have been.

Thanks

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 5

Ooh thanks Namibia sounds good, I did Cape Town and Kruger on my own a few years ago and loved it.

Thanks for the tips, shall have a look, not that I can afford anything this year!! :)

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 5

[quote=binibecca]Hi I have just been to Sri Lanka with the Adventure Company. It was my first holiday alone and I absolutely loved every minute of it.
I love the fact you are kept so busy seeing things and travelling places yet you still have time to relax and chill out.
Sri Lanka was beautiful and I felt safe and comfortable for the entire trip.
I am now trying to decide where to go next![/quote]

Ooh glad you had fun!! Could be another one to add to my ever growing list, maybe next year I can go somewhere again. A year since I did Buenos Aires to Rio, which has been my favourite :)

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 5

Don't be nervous Rutha! You probably won't be the only one in the same situation and you are all going for the same thing! You can make great friends and realise how nice it is to share the experience with others. I'd say just get involved, talk to everyone in the group, relax & enjoy!!! :)

Joined: 28/09/2010
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Hi I have just been to Sri Lanka with the Adventure Company. It was my first holiday alone and I absolutely loved every minute of it.
I love the fact you are kept so busy seeing things and travelling places yet you still have time to relax and chill out.
Sri Lanka was beautiful and I felt safe and comfortable for the entire trip.
I am now trying to decide where to go next!

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 2

Hi, I went to Namibia on my own (Namibian Sands) last year and it was brilliant. We saw the whole country and loads of wildlife and the guide was fantastic. Namibia feels really safe and is virtually hassle free, you can wander on you own or stay with the group. Etosha National Park is a really well kept secret. There's a lot of driving but the scenery is stunning and the lodges very comfortable.

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 7

Hi there,

I did the Cape Town to Victoria Falls trip on my own in October last year. It was a fantastic experience. We got to see 4 countries (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia) and had some fantastic scenery and experiences along the way. The travel days can be long, but there is always plenty of interesting scenery to keep your eyes occupied. The trip into the Delta was really exciting, you wild camp there and really feel like you're 'out in the sticks'. The trip also goes to Etosha as mentioned by Cornish Maid, which was also a great experience. We managed to see plenty of lions there and some black rhinos.

The trip is mainly camping, but there are some nicely placed trips into towns (Swakopmund and Windhoek), where you stay in Guest Houses which are a welcome change from the tent.

The only time the trip becomes a little active is at Sossusvlei, where you can climb Dune 45 first thing in the morning to watch the sunrise over the sand dunes. This can be quite strenuous, but the view at the top really was worth it. A totally unforgettable experience! Other than that the trip isn't really active, only the days where you have a long road trip can be tiring. I found it easy enough to catch up on my sleep in the truck though!

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 5

Hi

Anyone done the Serengeti trip? I've signed up for the trip next June. First time travelling on my own and it would be fair to say that I am slightly nervous about travelling solo -any tips?

Joined: 19/11/2010
Posts: 1

Im a newbie to this site and love the holiday choices on offer.I have been looking at the Thailand Adventure holiday and would love to book but to say im nervous would be a understatement!!! I have been on holiday on my own but not as far as Thailand.... reading theese coments about travelling solo is giving me more confidenence about going for it. Im 46 soon and would love to do this, has anyone got any comments/advice/experiences they would like to share that would maybe give me the final push that i need
Thanks so much
H

Joined: 28/02/2011
Posts: 4

Hi 'apples1'

I have just booked my 2nd trip with Adventure Company - travelling solo. You need have no worries about being in a strange country - the group leader will ensure you get where you should be and know how to behave. As for being alone in a group. Last time I was the fifth with 2 couples - both sets younger than me - so there were are few times when I felt odd one out but it was only a few times and the group leader was looking out in case I was lonely. All in all it was a great holiday and we felt like a group. You can also ask if other singles are booked if you are worried. Or have you booked yet?

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