Times may be uncertain, but the beauty that lies within Africa remains constant. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s always a welcome reminder of the endless power love possesses. They say love conquers all, and as hopeless romantics, we agree. Lasting relationships, where you fall in love with your partner time and time again, deserve nurturing. Let us share some secrets with you—the secret hideaways of the most luxurious locations fanning embers to roaring fires inside our souls.
We’ve carefully curated the most romantic safari experiences in Africa to guide paramours seeking the ultimate amorous safari escape. Here are ten good reasons to get loved-up in Africa.
Treehouse Love Dens
Let sparks fly in one of the last untamed locations on earth. Discover a range of treehouse accommodation options fit for any pocket. These are not merely sleep-outs – this is an adventure with Africa, one-on-one, under the cover of a million stars.
At Lion Sands Game Reserve, you certainly won’t be watching life from behind the glass. Open to the wild and the heavens, their treehouses offer big views of remote Africa. Choose from three treehouses where the stillness is punctuated by the call of the wild and champagne corks popping.
Experience the romance of Africa at the Ngala Treehouse Experience. Enjoy your slumber al fresco on an elevated sleepout platform with a retractable screen. Snuggle down in a bed canopied by the star-sequinned sky. Entirely off the grid, this treehouse promises luxury and comfort in the heart of the most exclusive wilderness.
Africa On Foot is a more cost-savvy treehouse experience located in a prime wildlife area. This intimate, eco-friendly camp focuses on the pure pleasure of admiring beautiful views and abundant wildlife both on foot and on the vehicle!. It is a personal safari experience of warm hospitality. Comfortable accommodation is on offer with a touch of bush luxury. Night drives are also an option for those who want the thrill of witnessing nocturnal wildlife.
At Mwamba, you can spend the night on their Numbu Star Bed, set in a wide-open savannah plain. The Numbu Star Bed is an exceptional add-on to your safari experience with Shenton Safaris, immersing you in the wild of the night for a memorable evening with your partner.
As a nod to the romantic tale ‘Out of Africa’ filmed on the site of Angama Mara, the lodge offers intimate picnics for two on the hill’s crest featured in the movie’s poster. This experience is unique and only found at Angama Mara. For those guests who love the film or are devoted romantics, this where you belong.
A Maasai naturalist escorts guests up the hill to discover an old-world private picnic scene adorned with all the amenities of comfy and splendor you can imagine. Enjoy sparkling wine on ice, an elegant picnic. Indulge in this perfect past time at any time of day; imagine the most romantic picnic sandwiched between breakfast time and sunset with that view.
For those wanting to experience cloud nine on earth, we recommend another adventure. Float above the satin sands of the Namib Desert in a hot air balloon at Sossusvlei in Namibia instead. This truly soul-satisfying journey offers excellent photographic opportunities and lifelong memories.
Awaken before dawn and set out in the early morning moonlight to a designated launch site, where you will watch giant, hot bursts of flame slowly inflate the brightly colored nylon of your billowing sky carriage. As the sun’s first rays peek over the burnt orange dunes, the balloon soars at varying heights, gradually rotating with the morning breeze. The vantage continually grants you a new perspective of the desert and the vast, undulating Sossusvlei landscapes.
Another unparalleled experience is a sleepout in the Makgadikgadi Pans accessed from characterful Meno a Kwena. This hidden gem camp perches above the Boteti River in Botswana. From its lofty position, ten tents gaze down upon a menagerie of animals at the water below, from herds of majestic elephants to dazzles of nomadic zebras. Never a dull moment, though steeped in peace, there is nothing to do but sit back and drink in the romance of it all.
We suggest a heavenly getaway to the remote, balmy paradise of Benguerra Island for the sun-worshipping honeymooners. A spectacular helicopter flight over the pristine turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean gets you to the Mozambican island. A haven of privacy, easily combined with a Southern or East African safari, Azura Retreats is perfect for the most important vacation of your life. Spend evenings of passion dining on a secluded candlelit beach beneath the stars – let your love flow!
Safari & Sea Itinerary – celebrate love year round!
Our 11-night Safari & Sea package is the idyllic honeymoon adventure to satisfy your every desire. The perfect combination of tranquil and luxurious surrounds paired with champagne moments of excitement. From private bush dinners under the vast African sky, pulse-quickening wildlife sightings on game drives and walking safaris, to the powder-soft, white sandy beaches of a Mozambican private island retreat.
Find a haven of serenity among diverse landscapes and experiences under the endless African sun. A phenomenal 50% savings for your ‘better half’ spouse accommodation is available on this exclusive honeymoon, delivers the best of both worlds, from safari to sea.
This magnificent four-tiered immersive experience feature stays at the Thorntree River Lodge at Victoria Falls, Somalisa Camp in Hwange, The Peech Hotel in Johannesburg, and Azura Quilalea Island, Mozambique.
Maun to Mahe: Okavango Delta to the Seychelles
The ultimate bush and beach combo, this safari package is a feast for the senses, with Mother Nature’s beauty being the main course. This trip has it all, from elephants wading through the shimmering Okavango Delta to playful dolphins and colorful fish of stunning Seychelles.
Each unique camp and lodge has something different to offer. Get your heart racing at Moremi Game Reserve while viewing exceptional African wildlife such as lion, leopard, spotted hyena, and cheetah. Soak up the tropical love island of Alphonse, the largest island of nature conversion in the world. It offers a natural environment of pristine snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and so much more.
Now that you know our best-kept vacation secrets for nurturing romance or indulging in the ultimate honeymoon fun, it’s time to get planning. We are here to help. Let’s make those shared dreams come true in the most romance-inspiring places in Africa.