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Old 07-25-2017, 10:28 AM
 
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Hello,

I am hoping to come to Africa in a couple of years but I can't decide where to go! I know the continent is large with many interesting countries. I am trying to decide where would be a good place as a solo woman. A few places I'm interested in are Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Tanzania. I am considering a safari but those are pretty pricey and I don't have any intentions of doing self drive safaris. On the other hand, I am more interested in a cultural experience and some great photo opportunities. Any suggestions and feedback are greatly appreciated especially if you have been to any of these countries as a solo woman! Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-18-2017, 03:59 PM
 
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Hello,

I am hoping to come to Africa in a couple of years but I can't decide where to go! I know the continent is large with many interesting countries. I am trying to decide where would be a good place as a solo woman. A few places I'm interested in are Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Tanzania. I am considering a safari but those are pretty pricey and I don't have any intentions of doing self drive safaris. On the other hand, I am more interested in a cultural experience and some great photo opportunities. Any suggestions and feedback are greatly appreciated especially if you have been to any of these countries as a solo woman! Thanks in advance.
"Cultural experience", right . Just admit it, you're a sex tourist.
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:11 PM
 
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"Cultural experience", right . Just admit it, you're a sex tourist.
? - You must be joking. Africa isn't known for sex tourism, nor obviously is that pursuit safe in the continent for a variety of reasons. Plus the OP is a woman.

OP my only advice is take a reality check and focus on only one country at a time. I would suggest S. Africa as it's the one that, logistically, is the most approachable and easy to navigate. I went there, simply got a rental car, and I was on my way on my own....
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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? - You must be joking. Africa isn't known for sex tourism, nor obviously is that pursuit safe in the continent for a variety of reasons. Plus the OP is a woman.
Africa is the #1 sex tourism spot by American and European women. It's like the female version of Thailand. Lots of 60-70 year old grannies (and younger women too) go down and spend their life savings on some 20-year-old hunks.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:50 AM
 
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Africa is the #1 sex tourism spot by American and European women. It's like the female version of Thailand. Lots of 60-70 year old grannies (and younger women too) go down and spend their life savings on some 20-year-old hunks.
Yep! Kenya, Ghana, and Senegal probably very high in any Top 5 list. Usually African, Caribbean, or Middle Eastern countries are ground zero for older women wanting to pay for sex (or to be self-disillusioned by it). The Bali Boys in Indonesia being another.

Not saying the OP is interested/involved, but just stating that it does exist, and it is a type of tourism.

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Anyways, for the OP...not interested in a safari, but wants to take pictures and have a cultural experience. Probably the Masai in Kenya are good for that. Tourists go to their traditional villages, and take pictures of them jumping, and buy their trinkets and such.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dJJ_AfjqQ8
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:42 AM
 
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Yep! Kenya, Ghana, and Senegal probably very high in any Top 5 list. Usually African, Caribbean, or Middle Eastern countries are ground zero for older women wanting to pay for sex (or to be self-disillusioned by it). The Bali Boys in Indonesia being another.
Wow, I've heard about Bali but not Africa....I learn something new everyday.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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Wow, I've heard about Bali but not Africa....I learn something new everyday.
Yep!

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-s...38979720071126

https://www.sde.co.ke/article/200125...d-by-local-men

Romance Tourism: Kenya is Now a Love Fantasy Land for Middle-Aged Women
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:08 PM
 
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Botswana is considered the "jewel" of the Southern part of Africa and is a relatively safe country. So I think it would be an okay place for a solo woman to visit.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:07 PM
 
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Botswana is considered the "jewel" of the Southern part of Africa and is a relatively safe country. So I think it would be an okay place for a solo woman to visit.
How does Botswana compare to Namibia? I have spent some time in the latter and thought it was quite nice, much more so than South Africa.
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