Is 60 too old to go on an adventurous safari?

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Does the thought of an adventurous safari stir your spirit, but you’re wondering if 60 is too old to embark on such a journey? 

If so, you have landed on the right post. Here, we are going to debunk some common misconceptions about age and adventure and prove that safari adventures have no age limit.

Firstly, let’s address the elephant in the room. Age is just a number, and it certainly doesn’t define what you can or cannot do. In fact, being 60 or over can be a golden time to set off on the adventurous safari you’ve always dreamed of. 

With more leisure time, potentially fewer family responsibilities, and a lifetime of wisdom under your belt, you’re in a prime position to fully appreciate the wonders that a safari can offer.

A common misconception is that safaris are physically demanding and only suitable for younger folks. While it’s true that some safaris may involve strenuous activities, many are designed with comfort and ease in mind, making them perfect for explorers of all ages.

So buckle up! The question isn’t “Is 60 too old to go for adventurous solo safari holidays?” but rather “Which incredible safari destination will I choose for my next grand adventure?” 

Let’s dive in and discover the exciting possibilities together.

Debunking the myth: Age is just a number on safari

Adventurous travel is a thrilling experience that everyone can enjoy. It’s all about embracing the spirit of exploration and allowing your curiosity to guide you. Regardless of whether you’re 30 or 60, the lure of the wild, the thrill of spotting exotic animals in their natural habitat, and the awe-inspiring landscapes are experiences that never lose their charm.

The tranquil environment, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, offers a peaceful retreat. It helps reduce stress, boost mood, and improve overall mental health. Plus, the sheer joy and excitement of seeing wildlife up close can rekindle a sense of wonder and zest for life that’s refreshing at any age.

Age should never be a barrier to fulfilling your safari dreams. With the right mindset, appropriate preparation, and a spirit of adventure, embarking on safari holidays for solo travellers over 60 can be a rewarding and life-enhancing experience at any age!

Popular safari destinations for travellers over 60

As we debunk the myth that age limits adventure, let’s take a virtual journey to some of the world’s most enchanting safari destinations, perfectly suited holidays for solo travellers over 60.

South Africa 

South Africa is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. The iconic Kruger National Park is an excellent choice for mature adventurers. It is home to an impressive variety of wildlife, including the iconic Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo). It also hosts other species such as cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, and numerous bird species, making every safari drive an opportunity for unique sightings. Safari holidays to South Africa promise a fulfilling and enriching travel experience for those seeking to explore the African wilderness.


Visit the Serengeti National Park spanning the Mara and Arusha regions, and witness The Great Migration – vast herds of herbivores, particularly wildebeest, migrate to permanent water holes. The park is also known for its world-class safari lodges, offering visitors comfortable accommodations while experiencing the thrilling wildlife and endless plains of the Serengeti.


With its diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife, Kenya is a premier destination for safari enthusiasts. From the iconic savannahs of the Maasai Mara home to the exceptional population of lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to the large herds of elephants and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Amboseli National Park, parks and reserves promise an unforgettable adventure. 


Among the country’s numerous national parks and game reserves, South Luangwa National Park stands out as a premier destination. It is renowned for its high density of hippos, crocodiles, Thornicroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s, over 400 bird species and many more. The park is also the birthplace of the walking safari where you can immerse in a dynamic and exciting environment for wildlife viewing.

Single holidays to South Africa promise unforgettable wildlife adventures offering a blend of excitement, relaxation, and personal growth, all while surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery on the planet.

Adventure knows no age: Plan your safari with Silver Travel Advisor 

When it comes to travel, a resounding message is clear: age is not a barrier to a once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure. Solo safari holidays are not just a trip— it’s a memorable and enriching experience that transcends age.

Whether you’re 60 or beyond, the opportunity to experience an exhilarating safari adventure awaits. With Silver Travel Advisor, planning and booking safari holidays for solo travellers over 60 has never been easier.

As experts in helping travellers have memorable holidays, we understand your unique needs and aspirations. Our team of experienced advisors is ready to assist you in planning and booking a holiday that ticks all your boxes, ensuring an amazing experience from day one.

Call 0800 412 5678 and connect with our travel experts. Your safari adventure awaits! 


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