Africa: Something inescapably romantic
There’s something inescapably romantic about Africa. Home to some of the world’s last great natural landscapes, it is a place of panoramic views and wildlife wonders that include the wildebeest migration, gorilla trekking and whale watching. And in Africa, the sunset burns late into the evening sky, heralding some of the starriest nights you’ll have ever seen.
Romantic travel in Africa has become a classic choice for couples from all over the world. Intimate safari camps and boutique hotels provide the accommodation; in-house spas, honeymoon suites with private pools & table-for-two-dining are among the treats.
The most famous East African destinations – the Serengeti and Masai Mara – are popular choices, especially in combination with the golden beaches of Zanzibar. In southern Africa, Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Botswana and the private Kruger reserves – the Sabi Sands – are well-established favourites for romantic travel.
AFRICA: A CLASSIC CHOICE FOR COUPLES
Romantic Southern African Safari
Regardless of budget, romantic journeys should have the most dramatic of scenery and with destinations like Cape Town, the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls all falling into easy combination, a Southern African safari is a good place to start. Choose between top hotels and boutiques, tented hideaways and riverside villas as well as luxury trains, built into a tailor-made itinerary.
For the quintessential romantic safari destination in Southern Africa, it’s hard to better the Kruger’s private Sabi Sands Reserve. Some lodges only charge 50% for the bride and you’re assured of some of the best Big 5 viewing in Africa.
Safari & Indian Ocean Combinations
It’s one of Africa’s best travel experiences: a big game safari followed by the indulgence of a tropical beach holiday. Among the easiest ‘bush and beach’ combinations are Kruger/Sabi with Mozambique and Tanzania with Zanzibar but almost any combination can be created: Kenya has a long Indian Ocean coastline while Mauritius and the Seychelles have long combined with safaris in both Southern and East Africa.
For a different but greatly rewarding take on the traditional bush and beach experience, the golden beaches of Lake Malawi make a great combination with the classic game reserves of Zambia.
Romantic East African Safari
The dreamy ‘Out of Africa’ scenery of the Masai Mara and Serengeti has long drawn romantic travellers to East Africa. It’s a place of epic savannah views, champagne balloon flights and the great wildebeest migration, nature’s greatest wildlife show. Some of its safari lodges are romantic masterpieces.
It’s easy to combine an East African safari with a beach holiday – Zanzibar is especially convenient -but why not try something different as part of your special journey? There’s wilderness walking in Tarangire Park, gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, and off-the-beaten-track Rubondo Island in Lake Victoria.
Romantic Adventure Activities
Romance and adventure go together hand in glove in Africa. Start the day with a balloon safari over the Namib Desert or Serengeti. Mix game drives with canoe trips and walking safaris. Lunch? What about a picnic on Livingstone Island where the Zambezi thunders over Victoria Falls just yards away.
Dinners are special occasions: you’ll find a table for two on a viewing deck above a desert waterhole or delta lagoon, perhaps out in the bush under lantern-decked trees. As for your accommodation, choose from luxury tree-houses in the Sabi Sand and Zambia to old fashioned sleep outs on Botswana’s lunar-like Makgadikgadi Pans.
Browse our recommended tours below, each featuring romatic travel in Africa. If you’d like us to tailor-make an itinerary or African honeymoon based on your needs and budget, then simply contact us and we’ll be happy to help
ROMANTIC TRAVEL IN AFRICA