Romantic African safaris something you’re looking for? You have come to the right place.

Africa is a destination for romantics, from luxury camps and boutique lodges, offering world class hospitality and service, to the majestic landscapes and inspiring people.

Whether you are looking for a dream African wedding destination, a laid back honeymoon safari, or just an intimate luxury African safari holiday for two, we can help.

We have put together a handful of our favourite romantic properties for 2018. We hope you like them as much as we do.

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Tanda Tula, Timbavati, South Africa

Situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Tanda Tula offers excellent hospitality, award winning cuisine and game viewing that’s beyond compare. Each of the 12 tents offer privacy and seclusion for couples looking to unwind in peace. The tents overlook Nlharalumi riverbed, which attracts wildlife throughout the day.

Tanda Tula also offers guest the unique experience of sleeping under the stars. The star bed transports you into another world entirely by allowing you the opportunity to drift off to sleep in luxurious linens with the sounds of nature as your lullaby.

Check out their safari romance blog all about GIN believe it or not! Nothing beats a sunset gin and tonic in the bush with Tanda Tula.

Ol Lentille, Laikipia, Kenya

Priding itself on uniqueness, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is located in the Laikipia private game reserve and the first all villa luxury lodge in the region. With incredible panoramic views and an abundance of activities to choose from, Ol Lentille is a dream destination for romantics looking for a unique luxury African safari holiday.

Shying away from the traditional early morning or late afternoon game drives, the property encourages walking safaris, immersive experiences and allows an opportunity to relax and enjoy the seclusion of this remote location. So you set your pace.

For the ultimate in private romantic dining, this place is it. All of your meals are private so you maximise your special moments. They mix things up, moving your dining location each time and exceptional signature dishes are served to impress.

Take a look at their website and the romantic experiences on offer. [Click here]

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Miavana, North East Madagascar

The name alone fills your mind with visions of coastal elegance, barefoot luxury and bountiful romance. Located on its own private island called Nosy Ankao, Miavana at first glance is a stunning new private island hotel perhaps the most exclusive castaway escape on earth.  Madagascar broke away from mainland 160 million years ago, give or take a few million. So it is naturally remote and as a visitor, it’s rather challenging because infrastructure is still in its infancy and rather primitive and the national airline is not always the most reliable. Yet everybody we send wishes to go back and explore more of its fascinating landscapes.

Delve deeper into Miavana and you find not only is it luxurious, remote and romantic, the activities and options are truly rewarding.  Miavana is the custodian of the Levens Archipelago and combines the Madagascar ‘bush wild’ with beach luxury.  This is audacious grandeur. Don’t think African thatching, rather imagine fairytale stone fortresses, modern design and vibrancy that make you feel really damn lucky to be somewhere that genuinely makes a difference to the environment, communities and your romantic tendencies!

You and your lover really will be rewarded with romance like never before, I promise. Take a look at see for yourself – some more photos of the Miavana magic.

Ehlane Plains, Serengeti, Tanzania

Tucked away in a remote part of the Serengeti, Ehlane Plains is where the magic begins. This is the first ever lodge within the world famous Serengeti National Park to offer a wonderful starbed experience. This is where you wish to sleep at night with your loved one – it really packs a punch in terms of unique experiences and romantic gestures.

Imagine curling up with your loved one overlooking the great plains of the Serengeti as you sip on some bubbles and gaze upwards to the night sky.  The region is home to prides of lion whose calls can be heard as you settle in for the evening. Together with numerous big cat predators and herbivores like zebra, giraffe and elephant you may just see the great wildebeest migration herds passing by (seasonal).

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Onguma – The Fort, Etosha, Namibia

Set on 20,000 hectares of nature reserve abundant with wildlife great (lion, cheetah, leopard, rhino) and small (such as Kudu, zebra, jackal, bat-eared fox and honey badgers) and built like a fairy tale fort, this place exudes romance. Moroccan and Indian richness, antique windows, water features, open design, massive wooden decks and exceptional accommodation this is where you’ll lose yourself in the romance. 

Looking out over the Etosha plains, with your loved one by your side and sipping on a sublime Gin and Tonic will certainly create a memory shared that will last a life time. Plus of course you’re in one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of Namibia.

This ‘fairytale’ fort would combine amazingly with Miavana if you’re looking for that over the top romantic gesture.

Tswalu, Kalahari, South Africa

When they say you ‘sleep out under the stars’ you imagine getting cold, mosquito bitten and uncomfortable beds.  You could not be further from the truth at one of our favourites, South Africa’s Tswalu in the Kalahari.

Tswalu has created a spectacular sleep out called Malori that offers guests an intimate, exclusive romantic affair.

The sleep out deck places you in the heart of the Kalahari with the wilderness all around you giving the impression you are the only two people in the world. Some of our guests recently discovered the magic of this incredible property, read their review by clicking here.

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King Lewanika, Liuwa Plain, Zambia

This exceptional safari property is redefining Africa’s hotel experience. Located in the remote Liuwa Plain National Park, King Lewanika Lodge is the first permanent camp inside an exceptional wilderness. It is rather exclusive because only six villas provide guests the ultimate luxury.

Architects Tech and Carstens worked hard to achieve the ultimate delight that choreographs the perfect 24 hours in the bush. Ensuring guests wake up excited in the morning, feel blessed in the afternoon and rewarded by night’s end. All of the experiences combine in a stunning setting and as a visitor the romance is impossible to ignore. Just take your loved one and see for yourself.

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Singita Kwitonda, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

There is luxury for a reason that brings romance and in 2019, you will bear witness to something wonderful. Singita, an amazing custodian of over a million acres of land has begun building this beautiful property in an effort to contribute to the protection and preservation of pristine land and the mountain gorilla population, not to mention help create economic independence within the local communities surrounding the reserves.

Nothing is more powerful and thus romantic than sharing the experience of trekking to see mountain gorilla. Looking into the eyes of such gentle giants has a romantic magnitude like no other.

You don’t have to wait for the romance of gorilla trekking together, there are many other options to consider. Take a look.

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