Single Woman, 30's, African Safari Help

Old Nov 23rd, 2010, 12:50 PM
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Single Woman, 30's, African Safari Help

I'm a single woman in her early 30's and I'll be travelling alone. I'm interested in going on a 10-day safari (maybe a little shorter). I want to do all of the standard safari stuff (animals, migrations, etc). I don't want to "rough" it, but I don't need to be pampered either.

I'm looking for a group tour where I might be with other people in their 30's or 40's. I don't really want to be left to fend for myself. I'd like it all to be planned out by someone else ahead of time. I don't really know where to start looking for the right kind of tour or necessarily the right questions to ask.

I'd also like to not spend my life savings. Ideas? Help!
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Old Nov 23rd, 2010, 01:16 PM
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Hi - a friend of mine went on a GAP tour to Africa - the age range was broad but mainly under 45. She had a great time and has since done other GAP tours to South America (she is 36)

Here is a link to a 7 night Tanzanian itineray FYI

http://www.gapadventures.com/trips/t...nce/DTWE/2011/
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Old Nov 23rd, 2010, 02:22 PM
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Thanks! That's a great place to start
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Old Nov 23rd, 2010, 06:27 PM
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Looks like you've decided on Tanzania. Knowing your budget would help to narrow the options, such as transfers by road or plane.

I will offer that you can still travel on your own (without a group) and have everything planned in advance. That way you can have a holiday that is customised to fit your particular preferences. No guarantees on the ages of other participants in a group tour though, could be teenagers to octogenarians.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2010, 07:41 PM
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Here is a link to a similar post. It starts out with questions like yours and then ends with the poster returning and giving a follow up.

http://www.fodors.com/community/afri...ng-my-trip.cfm

Good luck and have fun.
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Hi,

if you are looking for group travel, I can recommend Drifters http://www.drifters.co.za/ a South African owned overland company with competitive pricing. I did 2 accommodated trips with them, can't comment on the camping trips.

Happy planning,

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Old Nov 24th, 2010, 03:33 AM
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Thanks Everyone! I'm not completely decided on Tanzania, but I had to post this under a specific heading. Thanks for all the links!
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If I were a single looking for a group to join on a Tanzanian safari, I would email 'Basecamp Tanzania.' They are a high volume budget safari operator with great discounts for groups, Im sure they have customers looking for couples and singles to help keep down costs
http://www.basecamptanzania.com/
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Although most of their travelers are over 50, Overseas Adventure Travel (www.oattravel.com) has a good Tanzania safari. Their pricing includes the airfare, which makes their trips a good bargain, as that can easily run over $2000 from the US.
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