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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.


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.

Selected Tours

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

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Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. We have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
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From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip. Our expectations were excelled!!!

Lukas (Germany)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver.  We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

Roger (UK)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

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