Top Romantic Experiences To include In Your Safari Honeymoon

It’s no secret that an African safari oozes romance! Think Robert Redford washing Meryl Streep’s hair in “Out of Africa” and listening to Mozart on the gramophone while dining under the stars… Africa has been the setting for stirring love stories since time began and the very notion of “safari” conjures images of breathtaking landscapes, gorgeous tented camps lit by the flickering light of lanterns, and crisp white linen beneath diaphanous mozzy nets.

Love is in the air in Africa!

Whether it’s Kenya’s Masai Mara, the vast plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania, the lush paradise of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, or the wide horizons of South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park, Africa is blessed with some of the most alluring destinations in which to celebrate all things “love”, making it perfect for honeymooners.

While you’re on safari, there’s an amazing list of truly romantic things you can do together that will create life‐long memories and fan the flames of passion. Let’s have a look at just some of them…


Hot Air Ballooning

Soaring above the African wilderness just screams romance! It’s the most silent form of manned flight, allowing you to appreciate the incredible wonder of the wild as you drift over jaw‐dropping landscapes dotted with wildlife for as far as the eye can see.

Top places to do it

  • Tanzania‘s Serengeti
  • Kenya‘s Masai Mara
  • Namibia‘s Sossusvlei
  • Botswana‘s Okavango Delta

Private dining

Taking intimacy to a whole new level, having a wonderful candlelit dinner under the canopy of twinkling stars that make up the African night sky is just out of this world. You’ll be serenaded by the sounds of crickets and frogs, interrupted perhaps by the distant sound of a lion roaring or a hyena’s eerie whooping. Enjoy fine cuisine and superlative wine – and let food be the music of love!

Top places to do it

Most luxury safari camps and lodges offer private starlit dining experiences, either in the privacy of your own guest suite, out in the wilderness. If you’re including one of Africa’s fabulous coastal destinations as a complement to your wildlife safari, dinner on a pristine white sand beach lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean is par for the course!


Outdoor bathing

Whether it’s relaxing in an oversized bathtub with a view of forever or skinny dipping in your own, heated private infinity pool overlooking the wilderness, there’s little to beat the romance of bathing together. Add in a bottle of bubbly, rose petals, candles, and nibbles and you have the perfect combination for an intimate interlude like no other.

Top places to do it

  • South Africa‘s Londolozi Private Granite Suites in the Sabi Sands
  • Kenya‘s Kilima Camp in the Masai Mara
  • Botswana‘s Zarafa
  • Zimbabwe‘s Singita Pamushana in the Malilangwe Game Reserve
  • Zambia‘s Chongwe River Camp’s Albida Suite and Cassia Suite in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi
  • … plus a host of other superlative destinations!

Sleepouts and star beds

The ultimate in romance, sharing a night together sleeping under the stars in a luxurious wilderness hideaway is undoubtedly up there as one of the best experiences for lovers of all ages on offer in Africa. They’re not called “star beds” for nothing as you lay back and marvel at the Milky Way as the sounds of the African night lull you to sleep.

Check out our blog on this billion‐star experience here!

Top places to do it

  • Zambia‘s Lower Zambezi Valley
  • Zimbabwe‘s Matusadona National Park and Mana Pools National Park
  • Botswana‘s Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park

Mokoros and canoes

Discovering the magic of Africa’s lush wetlands and river systems as you are guided through channels and backwaters is mesmerizing. Whether you’re being poled in a mokoro (a traditional dugout) or paddled in a canoe, drifting gently along gives you the chance to absorb the essence of the wilderness and appreciate the diversity of life all around you.

Top places to do it

  • Botswana‘s Okavango Delta and Linyanti/Selinda regions (in season)
  • Zambia‘s Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Zimbabwe‘s Mana Pools National Park

Sunset cruises

Heading out onto the water as the sun begins to set, with hippos calling and the air filled with birdlife of all descriptions, a bottle of bubbles on ice, and a wonderful selection of snacks to dig into, sunset cruises in Africa are just breathtaking…

Stop on a sandbank or island for drinks and nibbles, watch the sky turn to pink and orange, and feel the love all around you! It’s unbeatable!

Top places to do it

  • Botswana‘s Chobe River aboard the Zambezi Queen or one of the Chobe Princesses
  • Zimbabwe‘s Zambezi River above Victoria Falls

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