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Romantic Safari and Honeymoon Experiences in Africa

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There’s nothing quite like a generous serving of romance to pair with an African adventure. The setting is ideal; epic unspoiled sceneries, creatures of legend, cinematic beach backdrops and spaces so ancient and sacred that they are the perfect backdrop for unforgettable romantic African experiences.

Here’s our picking of unmissable locations and activities that are perfect for a loved-up journey.

Escape to the Namibian Wild

When it comes to remote escapism, Namibia’s Sossusvlei is the ultimate locating. Situated in the largest conservation region in Africa, the Namib-Naukluft National Park, this salt and clay pan is a scenic wonderland renowned for its sand dunes, which are some of the tallest in the world.

An couple's adventure in Sossusvlei, Namibia is one of the most romantic African experiences

The picture-perfect Sossusvlei Picture credit: Simon Watson

A journey to this epic plain is one of the most escapist experiences you are able to have in Africa. The Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers the best of this landscape with a giant heap of luxury too. It has all the consolations of modern living and the’ lost in the wild’ ambiance that romantics can’t resist. Situated in the ancient Namib Desert, this lodge is made up of ten glass and stone villas overlooking the infinite span of the desert terrain. With interiors designed to expose the best of this province, including the skylight above each bed which gives unparalleled stargazing, it offer one of the most memorable and romantic African experiences out there.

Aussicht und gemütlicher Gästebereich in der &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Luxury interiors of a remote sanctuary in the desert Photo credit: andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

The romantic setting at the Sossuvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia

A private dinner with a opinion Picture credit: andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Savour a Scenic Safari in the Serengeti

The Serengeti National Park is famed for its rich wildlife population, including the amazing Big 5, and the Great Migration that plays out on its plains every year. This glorious wilderness is an unparalleled setting for an unforgettable safari; whether it’s to view the epic passage of 1.5 million wildebeest between the Serengeti and Maasai Mara or a host of other animals in Africa’s most ancient habitat.

A herd of elephants approaches Photo Credit: Singita

This landscape of volcanic grasslands, plains, trickling waterways, rocky outcrops and woods is a beautiful arena for various romantic African experiences and especially rewarding game-viewing.

Singita’s line of luxury accommodations offer an authentic but elegant setting from which to delve into amazing possibilities while preserving the African wilderness. With the newly redesigned Singita Faru Faru Lodge in Tanzania, you and your love can experience the Great Migration with an expert field guide or via the air with an astounding hot-air balloon safari lasting an hour. Situated in the Grumeti Reserve, this hideout offers prime viewing of lion, leopard, giraffe, black rhino and more- not to mention sumptuous spa treatments.

Peaceful interiors with shell tones Photo Credit: Singita

The Singita Sabora Tented Camp on the other hand also offers premium game viewing and has gorgeous draped curtains that hearken back to the early days of the safari within an intimate situate of 9 luxury tents complete with a pond, spa, gym and boutique.

A telescope for stargazing Photo Credit: Singita

Wade the Waterways of the Okavango Delta

Botswana’s Okavango Delta offers stunning exploration. This labyrinth of gale canals spans more than 16 000 square kilometres and is the world’s largest inland river delta. A watery showground, it’s best travelled by a traditional dugout canoe called a Mokoro. With this charming transportation mode, you are able to feast your eyes on Chobe’s surpassing concentration of wildlife while immersed in seclusion and nature.

A Mokoro ride through the Okavango Delta is an unforgettable experience

A Mokoro ride in the Okavango Delta Photo credit: Belmond Eagle Island

Travelling the Okavanga Delta by Moroko unveils a plethora of wildlife

An elephant herd drinking in the Delta

The Delta’s diverse habitat homes creatures such as the lion, elephant, hippo, zebra and leopard and accommodations such as Camp Moremi and Vumbura Plains Camp offer front row seats to this wildlife sight. Camp Moremi, an elevated thatch and timbre structure built on the edge of a lagoon, is situated in the Xakanaka area of Moremi Game Reserve. With decadent facilities and exclusive safari tents, each sited on a created platform overlooking the Xakanaxa Lagoon, it provides one of the most unforgettable romantic African experiences. Vumbura Plain Camp, which is situated in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, consists of two separate lodges of seven tented suites each. Its place is ideal for delta exploration, whether by Mokoro, delta barge, open-air 4×4 vehicle or on foot, and certain glimpses of lion, cheetah, leopard and more.

The Okavango Delta in Botswana has stunning luxury camp safari accommodations

A luxury campsite Photo credit: Camp Moremi

A safari through the Okavango Delta is one of the most romantic African experiences to be had

Romantic sunset beverages Photo credit: Vumbura Plains Camp

Tour the Tantalising Wine Valleys of the Cape

For couples who love the countryside, it doesn’t get dreamier than the Cape Winelands in South Africa‘s Western Cape province, with its cluster of small towns, gorgeous greenery and wineries dating back hundreds of years. From Franschhoek, dubbed the “gourmet capital” of South Africa, with its top eateries and wineries to the historic townships of Paarl and Stellenbosch, this entire region is a feast of cuisine, wine and culture.

 Two glasses of wine in the middle of picturesque vineyards near Cape Town

The wine valleys of the Cape Photo credit: Inke Hante

In Stellenbosch, savour its famed cabernet sauvignon and pinotage( an authentically South African cultivar) from the more than 140 wineries hidden in the rugged mountains of this scenery. On foot or by bike, explore its historic architecture and museums or opt for a scenic hike. In Franschhoek, walk through Tricolore dotted streets and sample sumptuous award-winning cuisine. In Constantia, visit South Africa’s oldest wine estate- Groot Constantia- and sample the region’s sauvignon blancs and dessert wines in restaurants such as La Colombe at Silvermist Wine Estate, which was voted one of the world’s 50 best eateries by San Pellegrino.

Stellenbosch is part of the Cape wine region

Vistas of Stellenbosch Photo credit: A.Hafemann

The Cape Winelands region offers sumptuous cuisine and wine tasting

A winery in the Cape Winelands

Search the Skies from a Tree-house Hideout

In Londolozi Private Game Reserve, a famous’ predator’s paradise’ in the Sabi Sand, lies a luscious retreat that offers the ultimate in romantic African experiences. Londolozi Tree Camp, which sits along the banks of the Sand River, is a lavish Relais& Chateaux sanctuary in the heart of the wilderness.

Londozi Treecamp is one of 5 camps in the Londolozi Game Reserve

A retreat in the wilderness Photo credit: Londolozi

With unbelievable leopard sightings, ample viewing of other wildlife and abundant photo opportunity, especially on the banks of the Sand River, it’s likely to be an experience you and your partner will never forget. The Camp’s 6 Suites are all fitted with en-suite baths and access to a plunge pool overlooking the river. A highlighting are the breakfast and lunches, which are served up in the trees, and the delightful candlelit dinners.

Londolozi Tree Camp in the Sabi Sand offers prime game viewing opportunities

Hidden and immersed in nature Photo credit: Londozi

The reserve itself is home to the renowned Big 5 and emphasises protection of Africa’s wildlife. There are amazing opportunities for Bush Walks and Game Drives in a put that offers pure exclusivity.

Disappear to a Private Paradise

Mozambique has some of the most beautiful beaches in Africa; beaches so idyllic, turquoise and pristine that they rival a scene. In addition to gorgeous, unspoiled situates, this country has a range of paradisic hideaways that are ideal for a couple that’s after romantic African experiences by the sea.

The Bazaruto Archipelago, dubbed’ the peal of the Indian Ocean’ is undoubtedly the more popular tourist spot in Mozambique. Coupled-up pairs looking for a bit more intimacy and exclusivity might enjoy the Bazaruto Archipelago, one of the most remote beach destinations around, merely a bit more. With white sandy beaches, tropical water, leafy palm trees and opportunities for scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, dhow cruises and more, it is one of the most blissful romantic African experiences available.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa forms part of the Quirimbas Archipelago and national park

A sunset by the coast Photo credit: Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort& Spa

The Quirimbas getaway is often described as “Robinson Crusoe-like” due to its limited number of tourists and epic decided. Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort& Spa, a tropical paradise surrounded by white beaches, is a quality location for a couple looking to induce memories that’ll last. With only 12 beach-front villas, it offers guests opportunities for sky diving, fishing and other water-based activities, including pure relaxation on its white sandy shores.

An Island Resort escape in Mozambique is one of the most romantic African experiences by the sea

Spa relaxation with a position Photo credit: Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort

To inquire about a visit to these romantic locations, get in touch with one of our agents for a tailor-made tour of your dreams.

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