The article on solo sojourners which appeared in Sunday’s New York Times fell across my desk yesterday and got me thinking about how suitable the Pulse Africa destinations were for single travellers.
The gist of the article is that more travellers are going solo and interestingly, they are not who we may expect them to be. “Some 24 percent of people travelled alone on their most recent overseas leisure vacation, up from 15 percent in 2013, according to the 2015 Visa Global Travel Intentions Study, which was conducted across 25 countries by Millward Brown, a market research organization. Among first-time travellers, solo travel is even more popular, jumping to 37 percent, up from 16 percent in 2013. And while the stereotypical solo traveller has traditionally been single and looking, a solo traveller these days is just as likely, if not more likely, to be married or in a committed relationship.”
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The good news is that Pulse Africa’s Solo Safaris are bang on target. As intrepid travellers ourselves, often scouting around Africa on our own, catching up on new product and updating on established lodges, we thought we would share a few of the “gems” we have found. Each one is particularly friendly in terms of catering for solo travellers in terms of what they offer as well as the reduction of single supplement charges.
And of course, the Pulse Africa team have plenty more to share with you. Get in touch!