Solo female travel has become quite popular lately, yet many women still feel unsafe traveling alone. We’ll dispel the myth that solo travel is dangerous and share 11 tips every solo female traveler should know to stay safe on her first trip.
Whether you want to travel the world or visit a few different countries, research is the most important thing for solo female travel. Assuming this is your first solo trip, find out which countries are the safest and which are not.
1. South Africa: not safe to walk alone at night2. Brazil: 3rd worst rate of intentional homicide against women3. Russia: 2nd worst rate of homicide against women4. Egypt: not safe to walk alone at night/gender inequality issue5. Afghanistan: many reports of violence against women
Below is a small list of five countries considered unsafe for solo female travel.
It’s essential to do some research if you plan on traveling to any of those locations. Also, when researching the most dangerous countries for solo female travelers, remember that some of the crimes committed in these countries are among locals, not against tourists.