Travelling alone? Don’t worry. Solo adventure travel has never been so sociable

If you are travelling alone then our trips are simply made for you! There are NO compulsory single supplements on all of our tours as we simply arrange twin share accommodation for you with another tour member of the same sex. And there are loads of you single tour members out there – at least half of our travellers in fact! Whether you are young professional adults, students on a sabbatical, older ‘second-time round’ travellers – our trips are a real melting-pot; which makes for excellent and very entertaining dinner conversation! Alternatively on most of our trips you can pay a single supplement and we can arrange a single room for you.

If you are a traveller who wants an active and/or adventurous vacation, you may be looking for something different from the usual run of the mill vacation. The main ingredients of this type of travel could be any of the following. Climbing, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Trekking, Rafting, Sailing, Camping, and Hiking to name a few. Goway offers you a number of travel ideas which include these activities and more. You don’t have to be young in years as much as healthy, young at heart and energetic to take part. The possibilities for this type of vacation are almost limitless in our world.

Here is an overview of a few examples of what is on offer. You could consider a trek through Milford Sound in New Zealand with its majestic fjords and scenic valleys or what about the Cradle Mountain Walk in Tasmania, Australia with daily forays into the mountains. If the awe inspiring Himalayas are calling, you can trek to Everest Base Camp. Or you can decide on a shorter trek from 3 days upwards at a much lower altitude.

You could consider one of our longer in-depth group tours such as the 3 week China Experience travelling by bus, train and boat. Superb opportunities for diving are available on the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Malaysia, in Belize and many other destinations. Want to cycle inAsia? This can be done very comfortably in Vietnam on an organized tour. Africa lends itself very easily to safari experiences. And for South America, what about the Inca Trail trek in Perutaking in the amazing Machu Picchu.

A word about accommodation. Don’t always expect luxurious accommodation. However, you will have comfortable and pleasant places in which to stay, sometimes a lodge or a camp. But it’s not a ‘Back to the Boy Scouts” experience. Many times, you will be surprised at how good some of the accommodation provided can be.

The list of Active Adventures includes numerous opportunities. We suggest you check out our Active Adventures by country for more in-depth details.

Also visit Walking Connection for some great walking experiences.

Cape Town arguably has the best urban beaches from fashionable Camps Bay to Boulders Beach with its comical penguins. All the way along South Africa’s Garden Route and kwaZulu-Natal’s Indian Ocean coastline you’ll find long stretches of pristine white sand and lapped by waves that become warmer and warmer the further north you go – there are even tropical coral reefs at Rocktail Bay.

The Kruger National Park is the most famous Big 5 desintation but this country has a selection of superb game parks and private reserves.Try an exclusive South Africa safari in the world-renowned Sabi Sands; some family time in Madikwe Private Reserve; or combine game viewing with a beach vacation in the Eastern Cape.

When you visit Cape Town we highly recommend spending time in the Cape Winelands, exploring the beautiful estates, sampling award-winning wines in cool cellars and on vine-covered patios, and sampling some of the world’s best cuisine in its sumptuous restaurants. On the country’s eastern seaboard, indulge in a gourmet getaway in the lush hills of the kwaZulu-Natal Midlands, fortifying yourself for a comfortable hike in the foothills of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.

With plenty of sunshine, mountains, sea and rivers, South Africans tend to treat their country like a massive playground. For a taste of the great outdoors, hike to the top of Table Mountain; horse ride in the Drakensberg; cage-dive with great white sharks; watch whale in Hermanus; paraglide over Cape Town’s beaches; take a walking safari in the Kruger; cycle through the Cape Winelands; explore the forest canopy in the Garden Route… You need never have a dull moment!

Visitors often comment on the fact that South Africans smile a lot… yes, we are a friendly bunch! We love to meet new people and passionately recommend our favourite place and things to do. We are a melting pot of many fascinating cultures forming one nation so you’ll hear several distinct accents in our English, notice many different faces and taste a rich fusion of flavours in our cuisine.

Did you know that Durban, Ballito and the beaches of the kwaZulu-Natal Coast average over 300 days of sunshine a year? Enough said!

Your kids will love it! South Africa has plenty of child-friendly accommodation and loads of great options for a family holiday: Cape Town and the Garden Route are particularly popular for a beach break. For a family safari, I recommend the Pilanesberg, Madikwe or one of the Eastern Cape reserves – all malaria-free with superb game viewing. For loud, unrestrained whoops of joy, try thrill-a-minute Sun City!

How far back do you want to go? We have the Cradle of Humankind, where the 2.3-million-year-old fossil nicknamed Mrs Ples was found. For a taste of more recent history, I highly recommend the kwaZulu-Natal Battlefields where excellent guides bring to life the world of 1875, when bravery, victory and defeat played out in the bloody battles between British soldiers, Boer commandos and Zulu warriors. South Africa’s remarkable modern history is perhaps best illustrated in a visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his incarceration alongside other political prisoners under Apartheid.

In South Africa, it’s easy to find a cosy guesthouse or family-run lodge that offers that extra bit of holiday pampering plus great value for money. What’s more, eating out in South Africa is affordable, so you can generally enjoy a great meal and local vintage without the bitter aftertaste of an unreasonable bill.

South Africa welcomes a steady flow of international airlines at international airports around the country, which were all upgraded when we hosted the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Also, once here, you’ll find a network of national highways roads criss-crossing big sky Karoo landscapes, winding through farmlands, nipping along coastlines and over magnificent mountain passes. South Africa is one of only two countries in Africa where we recommend a self-drive holiday – a fantastic option for independent travellers.

The name Zanzibar is an Arabic word that is translated as ‘the coast of black people’. The Zanzibar archipelago is a series of islands on the Indian Ocean about 16-31 miles from the mainland Republic of Tanzania. It is a semi-autonomous region of the Tanzania. The island has the best beaches in the world – and this is not an exaggeration. If you love lazing around in the sun, then this is the place to go. Below are a few facts that will give you an overview of the Island country.

The name Zanzibar is an Arabic word that is translated as ‘the coast of black people’. The Zanzibar archipelago is a series of islands on the Indian Ocean about 16-31 miles from the mainland Republic of Tanzania. It is a semi-autonomous region of the Tanzania. The island has the best beaches in the world – and this is not an exaggeration. If you love lazing around in the sun, then this is the place to go. Below are a few facts that will give you an overview of the Island country.

1. Zanzibar is comprised of several islands, but two are the larger ones. Ugunja is the largest one and is erroneously called Zanzibar. The other is called Pemba.
2. The island is home to the almost extinct Zanzibar Red Columbus Monkey, the Zanzibar Servaline Genet, and the Zanzibar Leopard.
3. Zanzibar has been home to intelligent humans (Homo sapiens) for more than 20,000 years.
4. The capital of Zanzibar is called Zanzibar City and its most historic feature is the ancient Stone Town.
5. Due to its proximity to Equator, Zanzibar is warm throughout the year and has equal day and nights (12-hours each) like most of the East African Countries.
6. Apart from tourism, the other economic activity in Zanzibar is spice growing. In fact, the island is sometimes fondly referred to as The Spice Island due to its cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper.
7. Some ancient potteries have been discovered in Zanzibar showing that it was a major trading route for the ancient Assyrians.
8. Amazingly, the shortest war ever recorded by man is the Anglo-Zanzibar War where the British bombarded the Beit al Hukum Palace and after 38 minutes, a ceasefire was called.
9. Thanks to Monsoon Winds, by the first century, Arabs, Persians and Indians were sailing to Zanzibar in their fast sailing dhows.
10. Throughout history, the Persians, Portuguese, Omani and British have fought to control the important island. It was seen as a gateway to mainland East Africa. In fact, the Sultanate of Omani was the first to trade slaves, cloves and ivory from East African Mainland.

The Island of Zanzibar boasts pristine white sand beaches, abundant sunshine, exotic Swahili dishes, a hospitable people and luxury tourists resorts. If your idea of fun is to mix a jungle safari with lazing on the beach, then you have just found a hidden gem in Zanzibar.

Mombasa (in Coast Province) is the second largest city in Kenya, lying on the Indian Ocean and is the host to the Coast Province administration. It has a major port and an international airport. The city is the centre of the coastal tourism industry. The original Arabic name is Manbasa; in Kiswahili it is called Kisiwa Cha Mvita (or Mvita for short), which means “Island of War”, due to the many changes in its ownership and the battles that brought about the changes in ownership. The town is also the headquarters of Mombasa District which, like most other districts in Kenya, is named after its chief town.

With so many destinations to choose from, you may wonder what makes Africa special. We’ve had the priviledge of exploring Africa and discovering the array of wonderful destinations it offers since childhood! Here’s our list of reasons why you should add Africa to your travel wishlist – just a word of warning…it touches your soul and gets into your blood so be prepared to visit again and again!

Think adventure… excitement … discovery … relaxation … pampering … thrilling … exotic … romantic … in awe … chilling … explorations … life changing – all this is possible in Africa. So pack your bags and start planning!