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Girls On The Move – Unique Travel Destinations For Women

I could give you a trillion reasons why women should travel more but here is one, girl YOU absolutely deserve to see the world and “live yo best life!” 🎉 Even though the ever-increasing threat of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the travel industry worldwide, I believe that now is still as good a time as ever to gain inspiration and plan for the future. Traveling either solo or with your “flossy posse” will not only give you confidence and independence, it will also teach you to love yourself as a woman. Women are embracing adventurous solo travel as never before, as an extension of freedom and in the spirit of internal and external exploration. Anything that takes you out of your comfort zone can be an adventure, and that’s where the fun lies.
You will dance to the beat of your own drum because you have seen the world, conquered challenges on your own, and learned to rely on yourself and yourself only when you travel solo. Here is a list of luxe travel destinations I am currently tripping over, that should absolutely be on every woman’s bucket list too;

Bali

Every day is a holiday in Bali, Indonesia! Bali is one of the safe places women can travel to. Bali is not just a fancy beach destination, it also has a lot of temples, history, and extraordinary landscapes. Bali is a perfect combination of great things together.

Ghana

Ghana has a rich culture, great food, unique tourist attractions ranging from historical castles to stunning beaches, and fascinating hiking trails. The Whitesands Beach Resort in the Central Region of Ghana is Ghana’s most exclusive, African chic hotel and beach resort and it is the perfect destination for your dream vacation.

Cape Verde

Swept with long, white-sand beaches and swashed by bright-turquoise shores, it’s not surprising that Sal is the most popular island in the Cape Verde archipelago. Its sister island, Boa Vista is equally stunning. Add Cape Verde’s vibrant carnival to your bucket list. Alive with color, costumes, music, and dancing, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Namibia

Namibia has nearly a thousand miles of coastline, shaped by the winds and largely unpopulated, where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean. The Namib Sand Sea is a unique coastal fog desert encompassing a diverse array of large, shifting dunes. This is the world’s oldest desert. If you love nature, then Namibia should be on your bucket list.

Mozambique

Need I say more? Mozambique is one of Africa’s finest! The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of 6 islands off the coast of southern Mozambique. Perfect spot for your dream vacation!

Tunisia

Sidi Bou Said is a town in northern Tunisia located about 20 km from the capital, Tunis. The town itself is a tourist attraction and is known for its extensive use of blue and white paintings. Its scenic nature makes it a perfect destination for luxe travelers. I call it Africa’s very own Santorini.

Sao Tome

Forbidding, mysterious, beautiful. Sao Tome and Principe haven’t much arable land, but the islands’ rocky peaks and underwater coral foundations are a sight for everyone’s bucket list. The Island at the Center of the World boasts of quiet beaches and the best chocolate!

Jordan

The Monastery of Petra, Jordan. This place is an incredible blend of human construction and landscape to make something distinctive, and actually spellbinding. It was built by the Nabataean people, who became rich by dominating the lucrative trade route across the desert 2000-year-ago. Archeologists have only excavated a fraction of Petra. An entirely new building has been identified hidden under the sand. Petra is perfect for an adventurous traveler.

Mauritius

Vibrant rainbows, jagged peaks, and the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Welcome to paradise on earth! Mauritius Island should definitely be at the top of your list of destinations in Africa to travel just because!

Egypt

Egypt is famous for its pyramids but I love the culture, people, and its turquoise seas too. Lots of tourist attractions in Alexandria, Luxor, Hurghada, and the capital, Cairo, Egypt is highly recommended for your next vacation.

Tanzania

Tanzania is one of my favorite east African tourist destinations and it has some of Africa’s best tourist sites. Zanzibar Island in Tanzania is an archipelago of historic Indian Ocean islands, awash with intrigue and idyllic beach experiences. Zanzibar is picturesque. You’ll love every minute of your stay.
Preparation is key to ensuring a safe and memorable adventure. This applies to all solo travelers but traveling while female comes with its own set of challenges. Proper planning has ensured that my solo adventures have remained free of major pitfalls and disasters. These practical tips may help you do the same.
One of my mantras is, every woman should travel solo far from home, and solo, once in their lives. Solo travel will not only help you gain self-confidence ‘back in the real world’, it will help you to feel far more confident than you ever thought possible.

Tips for Solo Women Adventure Travellers


As far as destinations go, be informed. Certain countries and cities may contain more risks than others, and that risk can change over time.
Travel Light
As a backpacker, I’m a big fan of travelling light and only using carry-on luggage. Backpacks are great depending on trip style and duration. The less you carry, the more you can manage on your own and keep a free hand.
Safety First
Wear clothing with concealed pockets and consider using a money belt or neck pouch. Stash copies of passports in your suitcase and keep your luggage locked. Try to arrive before dark, particularly in a new and unfamiliar destination.
Plan Ahead
Book your accommodations in advance so you know where you’ll be sleeping each night. Plan your transportation and walking routes as much as possible so you know where you’re going and when you’ll get there. And finally, read and research every destination beforehand. Check particularly if it is safe for female travelers. Alternatively, join some all-girls travel groups on social media and ask for tips and reviews about the places you plan to visit. We always got you!
I hope you’ll embrace your own spirit of adventure and plan a solo adventure soon. Happy Travels!

About the author

Maajoa Asabea Yeboah

Maajoa Asabea Yeboah is a multiple award-winning fashion designer, a traveler, tour curator, and writer.
Maajoa owns EWM Tours and the Asabea Ayisi Brand.

Maajoa is a feminist and she is passionate about promoting travel, tourism, and a fun, healthy lifestyle for all women.

1 Comment

  • Interesting read. I love the tips at the end of the article. A woman gotta know this. But hey RWANDA is also one of the best travel destinations. Safest in Africa and super clean country. People should travel there. I guess I’ve always had Namibia and Tanzania on the list!! Love this!!

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