For a honeymoon or a romantic escape unlike any other, consider the vast continent of Africa. Full of sensational destinations perfect for any special holiday, Africa is one of the world's top travel experiences.
But where in Africa should you choose for your dream couple's getaway? From the warm plains of Kenya to the lush jungles of Botswana, there's a bit of something for everyone here. The choices are many... so we want to offer you some inspiration, to help you begin planning a romantic getaway or honeymoon that most people only ever get to dream about.
Enjoy a romantic getaway in Africa
You might imagine Africa as a place where you have to 'rough it' a bit, but don't be fooled! There are endless luxurious options for your travel and accommodation, from gorgeous lodges and resorts to charming cottages right amongst some of the most stunning sceneries on the planet. Those eager to live in the lap of luxury in stunning lodges and guesthouses can, while there are also ample opportunities to get off the beaten path and experience adventure, thrills and plenty of authentic culture.
However, we say that if you can stretch the budget (this is, after all, one of the world's ultimate holidays for couples to experience together!) then book one of the myriad five star luxury African accommodation or safari experiences – especially if you are enjoying the ultimate romantic trip of a lifetime, your honeymoon, in Africa. Even if you are not the adventurous type, Africa's luxury safaris will ensure you experience some of the most incredible locations on earth with pure, untamed wilderness at the door of your lavish safari camp. And let's not forget the wildlife you will be able to spot, should you pick the right camp (many of the luxury safaris in Africa offer a greater chance of getting close to animals and a more intimate experience). There is no doubt that a luxury African Safari is experiential travel at its finest.
The 'once-in-a-lifetime' travel experiences available to couples looking for the ultimate romantic holiday or honeymoon are endless when it comes to Africa... and each can be so very different to the one before! Why not head out on an adventurous expedition of Mt Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania? This towering mountain looms up over expansive fields and is often capped with a beautiful dusting of snow, a perfect site to gaze upon with your partner. Couples who want to combine a challenge with their honeymoon trip might even think about the climb to the summit - what a fantastic accomplishment to share with the one you love on such a memorable milestone!
Or, how about seeing what animals you can spot while wandering the expansive Serengeti National Park? From lions and leopards to elephants and giraffes, there is a wonderful world of wildlife to be discovered at the Serengeti. There's nothing like coming across a clan of sleepy lions basking in the sun or watching a baby elephant take its first steps on your African safari – truly the kind of memories you will never, ever forget.
Then there are the thundering Victoria Falls, which inspire awe amongst anyone who sees their cascading waters. The falls are so impressive that spray from the tumbling torrents can be seen from kilometres away.
The Great Zimbabwe Ruins shouldn't be missed either, providing a stunning look into the life of its residents around the 11th century. Discover the stone houses and wander the fascinating winding grounds for a glimpse into the past.
For an extra special slice of luxury and romance on your honeymoon or couples' getaway, make your way to one of the islands in the Indian Ocean, such as Mauritius, Zanzibar or the Maldives. Combining an indulgent beachside vacation with a mainland safari can provide you with the best of both worlds and is a great way to unwind after your epic African vacation!
Why you'll love an African holiday or honeymoon
With forests, beaches, plains and plateaus, jungle, cities, towns, mountains and more, Africa is home to every landscape imaginable and is sure to take your breath away. A melting pot of cultures, traditions and influences, it is a truly wondrous place to discover - and even more special when you get to discover it with the one you love. Each town and city provide something new and exciting to see, let alone each country! Africa is a little bit of everything, and more - the perfect destination for romance!