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Best Bucket List Experiences for Solo Travellers to East Africa

East Africa is a great place to visit for a solo adventure. The region offers adventure, nature, history, culture, and serenity. It is the perfect mix of activities and things to do for solo travellers to have life-changing and exciting experiences. The best bucket-list experiences for solo travellers to East Africa include:

Mount Kilimanjaro

Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro may be on the bucket list of many mountain climbers globally. The mighty mountain is the tallest peak in the region and offers some great trekking trails for beginners and experienced individuals. It requires experience and skills, so it may not be for everyone. However, if you are experienced and fit, you must trek Mount Kilimanjaro and check it off your list. 

Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya may not have the same stature as Mount Kilimanjaro, but if you visit Kenya as a solo traveller, this is one item you must check off your bucket list. However, although it may not be of the same scale or magnitude, Mount Kenya is challenging to climb. 

Lake Natron

Lake Natron is one of the deadliest bodies of water on Earth. The lake’s conditions make it impossible for animals to live here, except for the pink flamingo. Other animals die upon contact with the deadly water. The lake’s unique chemical composition also gives it a reddish colour. It is a spectacle to experience and can be one of the unique places to visit.  


Zanzibar is the tropical and magical island everyone has heard about. The beautiful island, beaches, and culture you will find at Zanzibar will provide you with many experiences. It is also perfect for solo travellers because there are so many activities and parties to attend where you can socialise. Zanzibar’s uniqueness and aura make it a must-visit bucket-list item. 

The Great Migration

The Great Migration is an animal movement involving over two million wildebeest, zebras, and other animals. Every year, the migration occurs from the Serengeti National Park to the Masai Mara. The Great Migration is packed with action and allows you to witness the circle of life.

Olonana Camp

Olanana is a perfect place to set up a camp. It is in the magnificent Masai Mara National Park, next to the mighty and beautiful Mara River. It is a great place to relax and enjoy Mother Nature. You can also go on a hot-air balloon ride to get a magnificent aerial view of the park and wildlife. 

The Equator

You can walk the equator line in Kenya. The equator crosses Kenya at its centre. You can get to the equator from Nanyuki. It is located 6 kilometres to the south. 

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor is a unique and beautiful hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The manor has a vast forest where giraffes roam freely. The rooms have balconies, and it is common for giraffes to stop by. Eating breakfast with a giraffe in the background is a unique experience you will find nowhere else. 


East Africa is the perfect destination for checking off your bucket list. It is also perfect for solo travellers. Tanzania, one country in the region, offers the most exciting travelling opportunities. You can read more in our Guide to Air Travel in Tanzania