If you are looking for an adventurous break on your own, some of the world’s most spectacular safari routes are in Kenya. This East African nation has some of the globe’s best known and most impressive wildlife sights.
Travelling solo is viewed by some people as something that they could never do. The lack of company or the effort of having to face new people alone puts them off. Yet solo travel can be very liberating and in a world where more and more people live alone, it is much more common nowadays than anyone might think. This means that there are always interesting people to meet, while you also have the freedom to do what you want to do, when you want to do it.
Kenya is a country that offers a great deal to the solo traveller seeking interesting experiences. In many ways the place where safari holidays came of age, the range of animals that visitors can see and the phenomena that they can witness really are spectacular. Throw in some breathtaking landscapes and beautiful African sunsets and Kenya really has it all.
The Rift Valley is one of the world’s richest wildlife locations in Africa. Its beautiful lakes draw bird species in and visiting ornithologists will delight at the range of species and sheer number of birds who make the area their home. Lake Nakuru is especially well known as the home of thousands of pink flamingos.
The landscape of the Masai Mara, with its seemingly endless savannah and huge skies, is a must visit location for anyone who loves the wild. If you are there at the right time, the sight of the migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeeste and zebra is one of nature’s truly breathtaking experiences. The wildlife is plentiful in the region, so anyone enjoying Kenyan safari holidays should remember to take their camera with them and plenty of digital storage. The opportunities for clear shots of some of the world’s most iconic animals are not to be missed.
Another enticing feature of Kenyan safari breaks that appeals to people looking for last minute solo holidays is the way in which you travel. The vehicle of choice is usually a minibus and there is plenty of opportunity for socialising in the base camps too. Accommodation is comfortable and much more well-appointed than the phrase ‘tented encampment’ might suggest.
The key to a safari break is the same as it is for any kind of adventure holiday: enthusiasm. If you are prepared to get stuck in and make the most of every opportunity to see or do something new, then you are set for the holiday of a lifetime. Travelling alone soon becomes irrelevant on safari.
Garry Turner failed in his first goal in life; to play cricket for Lancashire. Once he’d realised that he was not good enough, at the age of about ten, his passion in life turned instead towards animals in their natural environment. Years later, after graduating from university, he finally went on his first proper African safari and has never looked back. He now writes about Kenyan safari holidays and a whole range of other travel matters for a range of websites and blogs. Last minute solo holidays are a speciality, largely because he tends to forget to book!