What makes Africa romantic is not extravagance or ostentation. Instead, it’s the exotic landscapes and the drama of its wildlife. There’s something very surreal about this vivid and colourful continent. So for couples or newlyweds, Africa is a dream come true. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience with your loved one, here are 5 amazingly romantic things to do in Africa…
For unadulterated luxury, it simply has to be The Seychelles. An archipelago of more than 100 islands scattered into the Indian Ocean, The Seychelles is a heavenly mix of paradise beaches, untouched coral reefs, national parks and nature reserves, and secluded islands that have just enough room for you and your beau. North Island, reached only by helicopter, is our most exclusive resort and you’ll be guaranteed the most spectacular views and total peace and quiet from the rest of the world.
This incredible safari destination is also famous for its many sundowner spots, something which has become a bit of a safari tradition. Can you think of a more romantic way to end your day? We really can’t. We don’t think you’ve fully experienced an African safari until your first sunset and some of the most gorgeous places to witness the deep red / orange hues of the changing sky with your loved one include Chobe Game Lodge or Savute Safari Lodge at Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta, and the stunning Makgadikgadi Pans.
Serengeti Under Canvas is a fantastic camp which moves around the park throughout the year, bringing guests as close as possible to the Great Migration. Not only is witnessing the phenomenon of more than 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra moving in unison a mind-blowing and very moving experience, but this beautiful camp will help you reconnect with nature by getting back to the basics (in lavish style though, we promise). Each Bedouin style tent has elegant décor and luxury Persian rugs, and you’ll have unobstructed views for stargazing.
If you want it to feel like you have the whole beach to yourselves, you’ll love jetting off to Quilalea Private Island, the dream destination in Mozambique made for loved-up couples. Romantic candlelit dinners on the beach come as standard and there are just a handful of villas so the island will never become crowded. Enjoy a daytime picnic under huge Baobab trees, snorkel from your own private deck, or indulge in the 5 star luxury spa treatments on offer. Book into the Azura @ Quilalea Private Island Resort and get there by helicopter transfer from Pemba.
Take to the lake and enjoy a fun, romantic cruise with your loved one. Boat trips can be organised from Mvuu Camp and Danforth Lodge or you can charter a yacht for a seriously luxurious experience on the water. Yachts come fully crewed with skipper, deckhand and chef with full board and up to 4 nights of sailing. So you won’t even have to lift a finger…..just plenty of quality time to spend with your other half and soaking up the sun.