The truth is, is that there is nothing more romantic in the world than an African safari. Imagine falling asleep to the sounds of lion roaring in the distance, sipping cocktails on a rocky outcrop overlooking kilometers of wide open plains as you watch the sun disappearing behind a hundred shades of cerise, delighting in al fresco showers at dawn surrounded by the first morning light and birdsong, sleeping under the stars on a rooftop bedroll, or in a private luxury treehouse…it just doesn’t get better than Africa!
For a honeymoon, anniversary or the chance to take some time out from the stresses of daily life and be together with your loved one, an African safari allows you the quiet and uninterrupted moments to be present together, where day to day life may not.
Here are 5 of our favorite, and most romantic places in Africa –
Perched on a hillside of a private reserve bordering the spectacular Samburu Reserve, you will find a cool oasis overlooking the valley below. This dreamy lodge follows solid Moroccan design principles (which is understandable considering this is a very hot part of the world), featuring private rim-flow pools overlook scenic plains, each room offering an abundance of space and privacy – the ultimate combination…and just one of the most mesmerizing settings that you can imagine.
Royal Chundu Island Lodge
Picture a small private island in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River, where your sundowner is served aside a beautifully drawn bath with views of the rapids, and the soothing sound of them rushing around you. This is a very special part of Africa, and travelers are often pleasantly surprised by how unique the accommodation options are.
Giant cupcake or the biggest bubble bath you’ve ever seen? On a remote uninhabited island in the Quirimbas archipelago of northern Mozambique, there is the chance to experience some seriously high doses of romance! This is the definition of idyllic seclusion, the ultimate in luxury and privacy.
A small camp situated deep in the Khwai Private Reserve, with just a handful of 5 meter high platforms, each with an open-air top floor. Here you will find a beautiful large bed with the finest linens, overlooking a waterhole which animals frequent to quench their thirst. Guests can enjoy dinner under the stars, and retreat to their rooms for a night of marveling at the galaxy above – definitely one of the wildest ways to spend a night in Africa!
A private hot tub on the rim of an ancient crater in northern Tanzania, 2000 feet above sea level in the heart of East Africa….that pretty much sums up the level of romance that couples can experience when staying at the honeymoon suite at The Highlands. The very unique location of The Highlands, its views and solitude (and fireplaces!), delicious food and variety of wonderful activities make it a magnet for travelers seeking romance and something a little further from the crowds.