Oct 14

Africa’s Most Romantic Safaris

by in Accommodation, Africa, Holiday

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!

Jack's Camp, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans Botswana, - Luxury Safaari Company, Africa

Jack’s Camp – Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana

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.

 Star Beds

Star Beds at Loisaba camp, Kenya in Africa

Star Beds at Loisaba Camp, Kenya

Loisaba in Kenya has two sets of Star Beds. The first is located among a kopje of rocks in the eastern valley overlooking the ‘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

Candlelit dinner on luxury safari in Africa - image Cheli and Peacock

Candlelit dinner on safari in Africa – image Cheli and Peacock

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.

Elephant safaris

Elephant safari - Abu Camp, Botswana, Africa

Elephant safari – Abu Camp, Botswana

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.

Fly camping

Fly camping at Sand Rivers Selous, Africa

Fly camping at Sand Rivers Selous, Tanzania

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

Night Drive Africa - Luxury Safari Company

Wildlife on a Night Drive – Luxury Safari Company

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.

This article is brought to you by the Luxury Safari Company, passionate specialists in organising specialist safaris with the personal touch.

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5 Responses to “Africa’s Most Romantic Safaris”

  1. From Zoë Dawes:

    Well, I for one would absolutely LOVE to be whisked off to one of the these romantic locations! A combination of all of them would do nicely …

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm #
  2. From Elena, The Healthy Veggie:

    Wow. The pictures look INCREDIBLE. Going on a safari is definitely on my bucket list. If I manage to go on a romantic one like these, it’ll be an even better memory to treasure 🙂

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm #
  3. From Zoë Dawes:

    Looks like it should be at the top now Elena!

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:55 pm #
  4. From LuxeSam:

    You could also sample out the Alfajiri Villas in Kenya or luxury horseback riding safaris based on Kenyan lodges or mobile tents. Experience of a lifetime.

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 11:24 pm #
  5. From Zoë Dawes:

    Sounds magical Sam 🙂

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

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