A solo man running down a sand dune with Sossusvlei in the background.

Travelling Solo in Namibia

Traveling on your own can be fulfilling, empowering and exciting. Exploring places alone allows you to do whatever you want, whenever you want.

If you’re comfortable behind the wheel on gravel roads and happy to drive long distances, hire a car and explore at your own pace. If you’re on your own but want to benefit from the experience of a local guide opt for a private guided tour and see the region through their eyes or, if your travel time is limited, a fly-in safari will get you to your destination quicker with amazing aerial views of the ever-changing landscapes.

Me, myself and I

Namibia is vast with wide open spaces and mostly unpopulated, the ideal destination if it’s some me-time you’re looking for. Travelling solo in Namibia also means meeting many friendly faces along the way. You’re seen as more approachable so you’ll meet more people. And, since English is widely spoken throughout, communication is easy.

Is Namibia safe?

Namibia is one of the safest destinations to choose in Africa with a great infrastructure despite its low population. Roads are well sign-posted, traffic is low and destinations are uncrowded. Should you encounter any difficulties along the way (flat tyre, took a wrong turn, need help booking that last-minute activity) your consultant at Namibia Tours & Safaris is on-hand 24/7 to assist.

Is solo travel expensive?

Travelling solo is often more expensive taking single supplements into account, but there are ways to cut on costs. This is just one of the reasons why we’d recommend booking your Namibia solo travels with us. We know where single travel is discounted and how to get the best possible rates.

Keeping in touch

It’s a good idea to have someone who knows your Namibia travel itinerary and route to ensure safe arrivals from destination to destination. We’ll check in and contact your lodges along the way for peace of mind. There’s decent coverage throughout the country and there’s also the option to rent a sat phone just in case. With a good map in hand, a GPS and some common sense it’s an easy adventure and exciting journey.

In conclusion

Whether you’re a seasoned globetrotter or a first-timer, Namibia is ideal for solo travel all round. So if you ask us it’s a definite GO. Contact us today to start planning.

March 16, 2022

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