5 reasons to ditch the dudes on an all women safari

Women are fuelling an explosive growth in the travel industry.

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Single, married, widowed, young, old, mothers, professionals; more and more women are choosing to ditch the dudes and embrace the sisterhood that comes with travelling in women-only groups.

Traveling solo has become commonplace however it doesn’t mean you have to travel alone. A women-only safari includes women from all walks of life and backgrounds and offers travellers a chance to enjoy Africa at a pace that’s right for you, doing the things that you love, while still enjoying the safety and comfort of being in a group.

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Here are our top 5 reasons to embark on a women’s only safari:

1. Meet like-minded travellers

A women-only safari is the perfect way to meet new people and form new friendships. Often, even the most hodgepodge group of travellers can end up being best of buds by the end of their travels together.

2. Challenge yourself

Ladies, what doesn’t kill you, will only make you stronger! Travelling with other women is a great way to overcome fears and face your insecurities. Whether it’s a fear of heights, or even just a food you really aren’t sure about; surrounded by the support of other women eager to also experience new things, you’ll find yourself doing things you never would have considered trying before.

3. Enriching cultural experiences

For many women, travelling is about discovering a world other than your own, a curiosity about faraway lands and the people that live there. Whether it be trekking to see the wild mountain gorilla families, or visiting and assisting in local villages, a women-only safari often places a large focus on creating memorable cultural experiences that are mutually beneficial for both the travellers and the communities.

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4. Girls just want to have fun!

On the opposite end of the spectrum, sometimes girls just want to have fun and forget all the social responsibilities that come along with being a woman in today’s society. Spa treatments, shopping trips, reading on the beach all day, drinking endless cocktails, eating too much food; there is no judgement among women-only travel groups!

5. Just relax and enjoy!

For a change, everything is taken care of for you. From flights, to accommodation, to food, to the itinerary, here at Journey’s Discovering Africa, we love using our expertise to design trips that are tailored to our female clients’ individual interests and goals. Ladies can let their hair down and just enjoy the experience!

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Find out more about our tailored women-only safari tours 

Journeys Discovering Africa

We believe in creating your perfect African safari – whether paddling a dugout canoe in the Okavango, tracking mountain gorillas or experiencing the Great Migration. We will work with you to craft your ideal trip, offering a customised service to ensure your safari is truly a Journey Discovering Africa.

  • I know when I’ve had a great few days on safari … as it’s only when I jump in the vehicle to return to Kampala that I think to look in the mirror. It’s another liberating side to girl-only travel!

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