How to save big when planning a tour in Africa … alone!

We are a travel company, and it’s widely accepted amongst everyone here that it’s always a good idea to travel to Africa! We’d probably even say it’s something everyone must do once in their lifetime, but we could be biased! In any case, intrepid single travellers up for the adventure unfortunately face hefty surcharges on most trips in the guise of a ‘single supplement.’ This charge can make a significant difference to the cost of the vacation. Goway is pleased to have negotiated an excellent deal whereby singles pay the twin share rate only on select hotels, lodges and tours. For example on Goway’s best selling 14-day South African World in one Country tour there is no single supplement charged for the first two singles travelling on the last departure each month. Instead, they enjoy the normal twin-share rate (the price two single travellers pay if they’re willing to share a room) whilst actually getting their own room, a win-win in both price and value. Similarly, on several of our East African safaris to Kenya and Tanzania, the first two passengers pay only the twin-share rate as well.

Travel Ideas:
Essential Tanzania – 9 Days
Essential Kenya – 8 Days
East African Safari

Shongololo Dining Car
Shongololo Dining Car

Another unique idea for singles is a train journey on the one-of-a-kind Shongololo Express, experiencing the magic of rail travel in Africa. This South African “cruise-train” carries its own fleet of mini vans used to take passengers on daily guided sightseeing drives. It’s a pretty fantastic combination, and a great way for single passengers to see a lot, have all the comfort and convenience of the train, and easily meet new people. This unique train safari travels between destinations at night with guests exploring the regional attractions during the day on board air-conditioned vehicles. In summer, travellers can opt for a June departure on the Southern Cross, a 17-day journey between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls that visits six countries.

If you’re set on traveling to Africa this summer and wanted to travel on a high-end, fully escorted tour in a small group, Goway’s flagship Holiday of a Lifetime tour series features a number of summer departures. For singles there is a twin-share guarantee. The Magic of Africa  summer departure is on the 14th August 2014.


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Moira Smith
Moira Smith

General Manager of Africa & Middle East — South African-born Moira has lived in San Francisco and Toronto, but her travel map includes over 50 countries. Her heart still swings toward all things African, particularly Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park, the Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania, and Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Her most treasured attributes are a great sense of adventure and a lousy sense of direction, which have combined to lead her to some wonderful travel memories and local people.

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