Riding horses across the Masai Mara, a large reserve park in Southwestern Kenya, is something I'd love to do. Paying $5,675 plus $875 for the single supplement is something I really don't want to do. And won't.
In this case, even if I were spared the single supplement, I wouldn't shell out close to $6,000 for an eight-day vacation. But it is fun to dream about. For those who have the bucks, Cross Country International, the company that offers it, promotes itself to single travelers:
"Many of our customers travel alone. Many of our riders are single. This is a great way to meet other people and just be yourself."
But some things simply are out of reach. For now. (Who says a bag packed with $1,000 bills couldn't fall on my head tomorrow?)