Solo travellers 'increasingly drawn to Africa'


Three of the top 4 adventures reserved by solo travellers for 2024 are in Africa, accordign to a study by Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT), a leader in personalised small group and solo-friendly travel for Americans ages 50+.
More than 50% of OAT travellers are solos, and 85% of solo travellers are women. OAT fosters an intimate and accessible experience, with groups limited to no more than 16 travellers by land and no more than 25 by sea.
"As a travel company dedicated to exploring the world's wonders, we've witnessed the trend among solo travelers who are drawn to Africa," said Brian FitzGerald, Chief Executive Officer, revealing OAT's Top 4 Solo Adventures for 2024.
"The magnetic pull of Africa's countries goes beyond the continent's incredible landscapes and wildlife; it lies in forging connections with local people and their diverse cultures."
The Top 4 OAT Solo Adventures for 2024 include:
* Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari – A 17-day OAT small group adventure where travellers stay in private OAT campsites along the banks of the Kafue River for a portion of the trip.
* Egypt & the Eternal Nile by Private, Classic River-Yacht – A 16-day OAT small group adventure with 5 nights on the Nile aboard the privately chartered, 16-passenger Aida, Amunet, Asiya or Aton river-yacht.
* Japan's Cultural Treasures –A 15-day OAT small group adventure where travellers witness some of Japan's most impressive temples and explore the ponds, waterfalls, and blossoming flora of Kanazawa's Kenrokuen Garden.
* Ancient Egypt & the Nile River – A 16-day OAT small ship adventure with 7 nights on the Nile aboard the privately chartered, 75-passenger Nefertiti. Travellers will discover Egypt's ancient wonders, including the Great Pyramid of Giza and Luxor's famous Karnak Temple complex.
Support for Solos 
In 2024, OAT is offering 25,620 single spaces, 91% of which are free – meaning that there is no single supplement charged. The free and low-cost single supplements on OAT adventures can save solo travellers hundreds to thousands of dollars per trip.
Travellers can save a full 10% off the total cost of their trip on all 2024 departures with the Good Buy Plan. -TradeArabia News Service