The Brief

I would like to go on safari in Kenya. I am on my own so I would like to be met wherever I go and whenever I arrive somewhere. I would also like to meet people along the way.”

Our Advice

Single safaris have become an area of expertise for us. We have a regular client who is a single lady from Switzerland who has been on 14 safaris with Bushbuck, each year exploring somewhere new. We usually suggest that single travellers stay in small owner-operated camps because these tend to have a friendlier atmosphere than the large branded camps.

Smaller camps and lodges work well where the manager in charge makes an effort to ensure everyone is happy, whether they want to be in company or alone, each guest is met when they arrive and given every attention during their stay.

Private guided safaris are also an excellent option for a single traveller because they are precisely tailored to their interests, but because there are no shared guide fees it is an expensive option and, in this instance, not suitable for our client.

The Safari

The itinerary took our client to a number of owner-operated camps in Kenya. Because of our regular fact-finding trips, we knew the ambience of each camp and, after careful discussion, had selected ones which encouraged communal dining. This meant that, as she had wished, our client had the opportunity to meet new people on her travels.

The game viewing during her stay was excellent and she enjoyed a private guide and vehicle which gave her the freedom to explore and follow her areas of interest. A particularly keen birder, she relished some stunning photo opportunities.