In this month’s article by the Luxury Safari Company, you will discover the magic ingredients that go to create the most romantic safaris, holidays and honeymoons in Africa. Start planning now!
Africa and romance just go together, there is no getting away from it. Nothing can compare to being out in the bush with a loved one and seeing wildlife in its natural environment, or watching the sunset in a million colours before you. There is something about being in the wilderness which inspires even the least romantic of us all. Here we outline special options for Africa's most romantic safaris, some or all of which should be included in your luxury trip. However, should you choose not to have them ,don't worry, your safari will still be very romantic. Africa always does her bit, without any added extras.
Loisaba in Kenya has two sets of Star Beds. The first is located among a kopje of rocks in the eastern valley overlooking the â€˜Kiboko' waterhole. The second is eight kilometres south, on the banks of the Ewaso N'yiro River. They are reached by footbridge from the opposite bank and provide the most romantic experience out in the open. Star Beds are quite new to Africa but have taken off in a big way. These luxury raised decks with four poster beds are so comfortable and safe that you might well want to stay there for your entire safari. Waking up with the sunrise is stunning, and we now have Star Beds in every African country we offer. Loisaba is very special, but Kalahari Plains Camp in Botswana, Ol Donyo in Kenya and Lion Sands in South Africa also offer a fantastic star bed experience.
Candlelit dinners in the bush
As a couple you will without doubt have a candlelit dinner in the bush – often this is in a unique and beautiful location where the stars twinkle down at you and you can hear lions roaring in the distance.
Abu Camp in Botswana offers a rare and exciting opportunity to ride elephants and learn about them as well as immersing yourself within the tame herd. By the time your trip is up, you will feel an emotional connection with this camp and the gentle elephants they have there. Camp Jabulani in South Africa also offers a wonderful elephant safari experience.
At Sand Rivers Selous in Tanzania, fly camping is made special as you watch elephants pass your tent in the moonlight and you look through the roof of your tent to the star filled sky above. You'll experience a strange feeling of being truly out in the wilderness with the animals although safe from any harm! It allows you to see the wilderness in its true untouched form. Fly camping is exceptionally popular and although Sand Rivers do it very well, there are numerous other areas and camps, which offer absolutely magical fly camping options. Walking out to a fly camp, and sleeping by the camp fire under your double mosquito net is exceptionally romantic.
Night drives are not available everywhere but offer a wonderful way to spend an evening. Africa really comes alive at night and there are also numerous nocturnal species which you won't see at any other time. Snuggle down under a thick blanket with a hot water bottle and wait to marvel at what the African night shows you.
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