Travelling with a friend can be a lot fun, and to travel to all the way to Africa alone can be very daunting. However, it can also be incredibly rewarding and can offer you experiences you wouldn’t of had anywhere else in the world. Here are our top 7 reasons why travelling alone can be so much better!
You can do whatever you want!
Travelling alone means that you are the master of your itinerary. Here at Edge of Africa we offer a variety of different excursions, from safaris to shark cage diving and travelling alone means that you can go and do whatever interests you. You can sleep as little or as much as you want, eat what you want and indulge yourself with whatever makes you happy.
It builds your confidence
It can be very scary travelling all the way to Africa alone, but once you’ve done it you will feel like you can take on any challenge that life throws at you and will put any problems you have at home in perspective.
It will look great on your CV
Even though employers look at grades, they also look at the skills you possess and travelling alone will show off your confidence, independence and problem solving to future potential employers.
You’ll make more friends
Making friends can be nerve wracking when you’re alone, but rest assured that everyone else will be in the same position and will want to make friends just as much as you! Here at Edge of Africa we’re all a friendly bunch of people so you won’t be feeling nervous for long.
You have financial control
Want to go out for dinner every night? Go for it. Want to stay in and eat the lovely food we cook for you instead? That’s fine. Want to go on an excursion every weekend? Sound great. Want to spend your weekend exploring the town and going to the beach? Brilliant idea. Travelling alone means that you can spend as much or as little money as you want to.
You will learn to enjoy being alone
You may just learn that you are amazingly good company!
You will come home with a new perspective
Seeing all these different cultures and meeting all these amazing people will make you appreciate everything and everyone so much more than you did before and you will have plenty of time to think about what is truly important.