Is Africa Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Africa is generally safe for solo female travellers. It is important to research the areas you plan to visit and take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid travelling alone at night, and dress modestly. Additionally, it is recommended to stay in secure accommodation and to register with your embassy or consulate in the country you are visiting.

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Is Africa safe to travel?

3 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Is Africa worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 3 experiences

Solo travel experience

I started my journey in Kenya in Mombasa, then flew to Rwanda and took a gorilla trekking trip, then travelled overland and stayed overnight in Rwanda, Uganda, until I returned back to Kenya. Then I flew to South Africa and travelled along the coast of Cape Town, Hermanus, Simons Town, Gansbaai and Stellenbosch. It was the trip of a lifetime.

Posted: May 20, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Meet locals in Africa

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Chaz

Chaz

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Travel specialist..Adventurer..Solo female Traveller..Hitch hiker..Backpacker...

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Gizel

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A loyal universe being . I vibe with energies and just not a friend chaser . I love to play with Affirmations and just like my Fire sign on my birth chart , I am wild but humbled.

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Stay with locals in Africa

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Gizel

Accra

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2 days

About me

A loyal universe being . I vibe with energies and just not a friend chaser . I love to play with Affirmations and just like my Fire sign on my birth chart , I am wild but humbled.

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Emna

Tunisia

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3 days

About me

Hi, I'm a 20-year-old second-year law student eager to explore the world and embark on exciting adventures. I'm passionate about delving into new experiences and learning from different cultures.

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Upcoming visitors to Africa

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Suzanna

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Hello, I’m an Aussie currently living in Perth, I love to travel and meet new people.

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Safety in Africa