Traveling as a couple is one of the most magical things you can do, and as you may already know, we are all about finding the most romantic destinations wherever we go. As long as you are with the right person, romance can be found anywhere (even in an airport during a layover, sharing some overpriced food, although the right setting certainly does help).
For a real romantic experience, make the most of beautiful views, sunsets and sunrises, delicious food, and once-in-a-lifetime activities. Luckily, we’ve scoped out the best places to find all of these things.
Here are five of the most romantic destinations in Africa:
1. Visit any destination in Kenya
For a romantic dusk activity, why not take a hot air balloon ride over the stunning Masai Mara with your love? Explore some history together at Lamu Old Town and stay at one of the beautiful beachfront guest houses right on the white sands. Go snorkeling in the stunning waters of Malindi and Watamu beaches to see the ultimate tropical paradise experience for two.
2. The Victoria Falls
One of the most beautiful wonders of the world, this mile-wide waterfall has to be seen to be believed. Choose a romantic meal on a floating table in the Zambezi at sunset, while your dinner is delivered to you on a canoe. Opt for luxury accommodation where you are close enough to see the hippos going about their day.
If you are more of a thrill-seeker, you could bungee jump the falls together for a memory that will last a lifetime. Romance does not always have to be sitting still, it can be doing something terrifying together and bonding over the adrenaline.
3. The Namib Desert
If it is good enough for Brad and Angelina, you know it is going to be pretty amazing. In the middle of the desert, stay in a stilt-legged chalet and sleep with the canvas blinds open to watch the sunrise across an incredible view. This is not an oversubscribed tourist place. Instead, it offers some serious romantic seclusion.
Head to the seaside resort of Swakopmund to enjoy delicious food, beautiful beaches, and plenty of watersports and activities.
Just picture watching the sunset on one of Zanzibar’s powder-sand beaches after a day of exploring the Serengeti National park. Take a trip on a Dhow across the stunning turquoise waters and enjoy a delicious meal for two. There are few things quite as exhilarating as watching a lion stalk its prey across the plains right in front of you, and marvelling at giraffes grazing at the trees.
Walk along the shores of Lake Tanganyika as chimpanzees swing through the trees right above your heads, and take a romantic stroll through one of the many parks and reserves. This is one romantic break that you will never forget!
If you are looking for a sultry, seductive type of romance, the ochre city of Marrakech is exactly the place to be. Book a night in a former palace and feel like royalty, or spend some time in one of the luxury spas, enjoying a couples’ treatment together. Take a romantic walk through the Majorelle Gardens, or the Menara Gardens and make the most of the beautiful scenery to take some lovely pictures together.
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As you can see, Africa can be an incredibly romantic place to visit, from watching the sunset to bungee jumping the falls. So whether you are planning the perfect proposal or just enjoying a romantic trip for two, Africa is an amazing choice. Upgrade your trip by staying in a luxury hotel, eating well-crafted food, and taking lots of pictures of your adventures together. Chances are you will get a little addicted to the romantic magic and find yourself coming back for more.
Where would you take your partner for a romantic African break? Let us know in the comments!