Although the trend of solo travelling is on surge despite of it women still find it difficult to travel abroad alone. However, there are some places that are topping the rankings when it comes to safety and equality.


When you land in Slovenia's capital and largest city Ljubljana, you will find the city very walkable and the public transportation across the country reliable and extensive. For those looking to join up with like-minded travellers, they can join Ljubljanayum Food Tours and Food Tour Ljubljana. During the stay, travellers must taste a buckwheat walnut štruklji, a filled dough treat, from Moji Štruklji, which is "one of the best desserts ever", and try the world-renowned gelato at Cacao.

An avid hiker can explore the vast outdoors and alpine mountains across the country. It is an excellent experience for peace of mind. Visitors can also stop by the turquoise Soèa River, which is on the western side of the country close to the Italian border and was a filming location for The Chronicles of Narnia. While hikers can enjoy peaceful walks along the water, even those travelling by car can pull over to explore the high-hanging pedestrian suspension bridges over the river.


Rwanda ranks first in the world for gender equality in parliament, with 55% of its representatives being female, according to the WPS. It also does well in the index's assessment of public safety, and it is placed sixth globally in the Global Gender Gap Index, which gauges a nation's level of economic, educational, healthcare, and political equality.

Traveling alone is very safe throughout the country. Almost everywhere, at all hours of the day and night, there are police, security, and military personnel on duty. Although it could appear intimidating at first, you'll soon realise that everyone in these uniforms is polite and eager to assist. The country has multiple memorials, but we suggest visitors to experience the Kigali Genocide Memorial in the capital, which not only shows the history of genocide here, but also other examples across the globe and the dangers the world still faces from this threat. While it's expensive, visiting the country's mountain gorillas is a must-do for any traveler. We also recommend to visit Nyungwe National Park in the south-west and the Volcanoes National Park in the north to see monkeys, or the Akagera National Park in the east for game drives.

United Arab Emirates

The UAE continues to be a trailblazer in gender equality in the region and recently achieved gender parity in its parliament. The UAE received the highest ratings in the WPS within the Middle East and North Africa for women's educational attainment and financial inclusion. Also, 98.5% of women aged 15 and older say they "feel comfortable strolling alone at night in the city or area where [they] live," placing it first among all nations in the index's community safety category.

We advise solo travellers to arrange a desert safari because it's a simple approach to meet a wide range of intriguing people. Consider skydiving over the Palm Dropzone, though, if you're feeling very adventurous.


Japan is one of the top ten safest countries in the world according to the Global Peace Index because of its extremely low rates of violent crime and the rarity of external or internal conflicts. In addition, there are women-only accommodations and women-only underground cars that can make women travelling alone feel even safer. Solo dining and solo activities are also more of a cultural norm here than elsewhere. The locals make you feel at home and are happy to help strangers. If you're travelling to more rural areas, we recommend going with a guide as English is less likely to be spoken. Since dining solo is a norm here, we recommend checking out the food scene, especially in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo. Our favourite spot in Tokyo is the Shinjuku San-Chome area, which has lots of restaurants, nightlife and local izakayas (a Japanese version of a pub). For visitors who want to venture outside of the typical tourist spots, we recommend the coastal city of Kanazawa, known for being the home of the samurai; and Takayama in the Japanese Alps. "akayama has beautiful traditional architecture and sake breweries. You can also visit Takayama Showa-kan Museum, which showcases pop culture artefacts from Emperor Hirohito's reign from 1926 to 1989.


Norway has established itself as a welcoming destination for solo travellers. It was ranked number one in the WPS for its top scores in women's financial inclusion, absence of legal discrimination, and women's community safety. Norway has also consistently ranked in the top 10 of the most gender equitable and happy countries in the world.

The culture is socially tolerant and trusting, making it an ideal place for solo women. You can comfortably ask someone at a neighbouring cafe table to look after your things whilst you use the restroom. Many businesses here are run by women, who have created iconic places to eat and stay in rural areas across the country.

To get the most out of a visit, we encourage visitors to embrace the Norwegian concept of "friluftsliv", a philosophy of living life in the great outdoors. With Nasa reporting an increase in solar activity through 2025, it can be an ideal time to see the Northern Lights with an Arctic trip, dog sledding and snowshoeing by day and staying in family-run igloos and ice hotels at night.