Best romantic tented camps for couples in Africa

posted 2nd September 2023 by Danica Wilson in Accommodation

Are you looking for the ultimate tented camps for couples?

Nothing is more romantic than sleeping under canvas with the sounds of the bush lulling you to sleep.

Under a million stars, and kilometres from civilisation, the intimacy of a tented camp makes for a blissful honeymoon destination, or the perfect setting to rekindle the flame. Romance is guaranteed simply from your setting.

These are just some of our all time favourite tented camps for couples.

Tented camp for couples #1

Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp, Morocco

This luxurious desert camp is nestled in the quiet and idyllic sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Perfect for honeymooners or couples seeking uncompromising privacy and solitude, this unique tented camp is best enjoyed as a romantic break away from the bustling towns of Marrakech or Fes.

You will arrive by camel and savour sunset together, before spending a special night under the stars at this beautiful oasis. Awakening in the morning to watch the sun rise over the desert and, for the thrill seekers, try your hand at sand-boarding before breakfast!

Tented camp for couples #2

Somalia Camp, Zimbabwe

Somalisa Camp, in the heart of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, will certainly get your heart racing (perhaps in more ways than one!). This is a place where people come to immerse in breathtaking wilderness, a place where one moment you sip on a gin and tonic listening to the distant roar of a lion and the next, you’re gazing over a congregation of elephant merely metres from your deck.

This award-winning camp, easily one of the best romantic tented camps for couples in Africa, embraces luxury and nature. Each canvas tent comes with its own slipper-style bathtub for you and partner to enjoy while gazing out  at the plains and grasslands surrounding you. Of course, a stay here is not complete without venturing on one of their famous walking safaris or exceptional game drives.

Tented camp for couples #3

Camp Sossus, Namibia

Our secret favourite tented camp for couples is otherworldly magic in the heart of Namibia’s desert landscapes. It sits in a 60,000 acre private sanctuary and is an eco-friendly desert retreat that totally transforms an otherwise Mars-like terrain into a cosy haven for couples.

There’s just six canvas and mesh walled rooms adorned with recycled oil drum skins, open air bathrooms, starlit sleeping quarters so you shower and slumber beneath one of the most pristine skies on the planet.