JourneyWoman Webinar Series: Less-Travelled Africa for Women With Experts

by | Apr 9, 2024

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Last updated on April 27th, 2024

Featured image: Africa’s diverse wildlife experiences make it a compelling destination for women / Photo via Envato

Where and when to go to Africa

With 54 countries on the African continent, there are countless untold adventures for women in this incredibly diverse region. The African continent is not one to be easily crossed off a list, with a landmass of 30 million km squared and a population of more than one billion people. There is more than one adventure to be had and many stories to be told.

When you are thinking of a trip to Africa, what do you want to experience? Gorilla conservation in Uganda, a guided visit to an elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in Kenya, or a luxury game reserve in South Africa? On our 30 Places for Women to Travel to in 2024″ list, curated from our own experiences, we included Cairo, Egypt; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda; Cape Town, South Africa and Zanzibar, Tanzania.

So when is the best time to go and what less-travelled places can we explore? We’ve invited five experts from the JourneyWoman Women’s Travel Directory to join us and share their top tips and insider secrets on our webinar on April 23, 2024 at 2 pm EDT.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

When: 2 pm EDT (check local time zones here)

Where: Zoom! Sign up below for the link. Capacity is 100 women. The session will be recorded and shared on our YouTube channel for those who can’t join us.

What questions do you have about Africa?

In partnership with women-owned businesses from our JourneyWoman Women’s Travel Directory we’ll share perspectives about where to go, what to do and how to create the right experience for you.

We’ll answer all of your questions, such as:

  • Why should women go to Africa?
  • What makes it a great destination for first-time solo travellers?
  • What are some less-travelled places to explore?
  • Where can you see different kind of wildlife? 
  • How to find ethically responsible companies
  • When is the right time to go?
  • How do you get there?
  • What’s the benefit of a group tour versus going on your own?
Map of Africa including less travelled African destinations

Webinar Participants

Moderator: Rupi Mangat, from Kenya 

Join us for an exciting webinar hosted by Rupi Mangat, our “Women in Africa’ writer, who is born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Rupi has a passion for travel and nature and has been actively involved with the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya since 1991, where she serves as the editor of its youth-focused magazine on wildlife and environmental conservation. She also operates her own wildlife tour company called Rupi the African Trotter.  For JourneyWoman, Rupi features women in Africa who are changing conservation, including mountain gorilla researcher Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, the raptor woman Dr. Darcy O’Gada and more! Read all of her articles here. 


  • Maggie Duncan, Maggie’s Tour Company: Based in Tanzania, Maggie is one of only a handful of Tanzanian woman owning and operating their own company. Her extensive knowledge of flora and fauna is delivered with much enthusiasm and a deep understanding that comes from her connection to local communities and environment. Maggie offers a varitety of tours, safaris, and cultural tours for women which you can find here.
  • Gayle Higginbotham, Oculus Travel: Raised in South Africa, Gayle’s knowledge as a local, seasoned African traveller allows her to have a uniquely human approach to creating the perfect African adventure. As part of JourneyWoman’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, Gayle is offering an unforgettable women’s post-cruise trip that combines the splendour of South Africa’s landscapes with the allure of Zimbabwe’s natural wonders.
  • Laura Simpson, Intent on Safari: With over 10 years of experience in East Africa and local contacts, Laura spends her time between the wilds of Scotland and East Africa. For JourneyWoman’s 30th anniversary celebrations, Intent on Safari is offering a special safari experience in Tanzania which includes Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro. 
  • Mandy Salonika, The Adventurous Ewe: Mandy lives in Cape Town and offers bespoke tours to connect women of a similar age within a safe, accompanied small tour group in Morocco, Kenya, Victoria Falls, Namibia. For our 30th anniversary, she is offering a pre-cruise Mozambique Safari and a post-trip Cape Town experience. 
  • Bonnie Hinschberger, Broad Escapes – Tours for Women: Broad Escapes – Tours for Women is proudly Canadian-owned and operated as a division of Ellison Travel & Tours (Est. 1980). With 30 years of travel industry experience, as well as being an avid traveller, Bonnie understands what makes the ultimate trip. Bonnie is hosting a Mountain Gorilla Safari Adventure tour in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in February 2025.
Rupi Mangat in Maasai Mara

Moderated by Rupi Mangat, Rupi the African Trotter

maggie's travel company

Maggie Duncan,  Maggie’s Tour Company


gayle higginbotham

Gayle Higginbotham, Oculus Travel


Mandy Salonika, The Adventurous Ewe

Laura Simpson, Intent on Safari


Mandy Salonika, The Adventurous Ewe

Many Salonika, The Adventurous Ewe


Bonnie Hinschberger, Broad Escapes

Bonnie Hinschberger, Broad Escapes


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