Top Africa Romantic Vacation Destinations

Africa Romantic Vacation Destinations

Photo: Serengeti National Park, Courtesy Safari Bookings

Your Guide to the top Africa Romantic Vacation Destinations: Discover the destinations that appeal to couples looking for an exceptional romantic experience with exotic wildlife

The best of Africa romantic vacation destinations feature exotic wildlife, scenic vistas, safaris, and tropical romantic escapes unlike any other place in the world.

Our top picks for Africa romantic vacation destinations culls the best that offer these attractions, along with exceptional romantic amenities. If escaping to a secluded adventurous place for a romantic thrill is to your liking, there is no better place than Africa to do it.

Top Africa Romantic Vacation Destinations

Namib Desert, Africa
The Namib Desert is the oldest, driest, are among the highest sand dunes in the world.. It offers unrivaled vistas of flame colored rolling desert dunes and natural beauty. You can enjoy a safari in an open Land rover, or a nature walk with native field guide, and for the romantics, there are the added amenities of hot air balloon rides, picnics in the wild, and dinners by candlelight under the clear desert sky.
Where To Stay
Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala Desert Lodge is the closest location to Sossusvlei, and perhaps the lodge with the most spectacular views. The lodge is a tranquil, secluded paradise in the arid Namib Desert. The closest point of access to the iconic Sossusvlei dunes, this is a fantastic base from which to explore the reserve, with various activities on offer including scenic drives, nature walks, and for those seeking a little more adventure, an early morning hot air balloon safari. Thatched rooms with en-suite bathrooms offer beautiful views of the reserve, while a rooftop sleeping area allows for a night spent beneath a blanket of stars. In the main guest area, spend an afternoon relaxing by the pool or in the lounge and bar, or watch out for wildlife on the large wrap-around veranda overlooking the waterhole.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa
The Serengeti is one of the most famous parks in Africa and is synonymous with wildlife and classic African scenery. It is Tanzania's oldest park and a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is home to the spectacular wildebeest migration and offers top-class wildlife viewing throughout the year. The Serengeti offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. All the major safari animals occur in great numbers. Cheetah and four of the Big 5 are easily seen.
Where To Stay
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Get up close and intimate with lions, leopards and elephants – yet always feel safe and pampered. Experience thrilling Serengeti game drives and rare opportunities to connect with the local people and culture. There are 77 secluded guest rooms with an elegant spa, and an infinity pool.
Perched on a series of elevated platforms and walkways, the Lodge sits next to an animal watering hole, where you can watch a family of elephants stop for their morning drink as you sip your own out on your room’s private balcony. Under the constant protection of local Maasai tribes people, they’ll take you in the bush for an exhilarating game drive, or you can soar high in the sky on a hot-air balloon safari.

South Africa
This is a land of incredible wildlife, scenic mountain and bush vistas, vineyards, beaches, whale watching, and a variety of unusual romantic amenities. They offer many options and choices of luxury, romantic safari lodges with four-poster beds, white muslin drapes, pools, and romantic outside showers. They feature game reserves with the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo). In addition there is the Stellenbosch wine region with its pretty Dutch-Cape houses, dramatic mountain range backdrop, cosmopolitan Cape Town with Table mountain as its dramatic backdrop, and Johannesburg, surrounded by gold mines, spectacular game parks and major archaeological sites.
Where To Stay
Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Ulusaba is Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve in South Africa. This is a luxurious property located in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Reserve, close to Kruger National Park. They offer two lodge choices. Rock lodge, perched high on the summit of a koppie with spectacular panoramic views over miles of Bush set against a backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountain range far in the distance. The Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed. The rooms are built ‘tree house’ style and you really get the feeling of being in the heart of life in the Bush. Your room will provide fascinating views of the animals as they stroll past on their way to the nearby watering hole. For the romantics, the Aroma Boma Spas are the perfect antidote to all the excitement of game drives. A whole range of treatments are available, from facials and massages through to those essential grooming rituals. Away from the spa you can opt to enjoy a massage in the comfort of your own room, on one of the outdoor decks, or even by the pool.

The Seychelles Islands
Located in the Indian Ocean, 150 miles off the coast of Africa, has long been regarded as one of the world's most romantic destinations. Seychelles, home to the unique Vallée de Mai, claimed by some to be the original site of the Garden of Eden, has long been dubbed the "islands of love". The Seychelles are a safe haven for romantics and where many stars and celebrities have come for the unbeatable romantic tropical island retreat. For the ultimate romantic vacation, combine a Safari on mainland Africa with a Seychelles romantic resort stay.
Where To Stay
The Banyan Tree.
Luxurious, and romantic, they have 60 attractive pool villas combining contemporary "plantation" decor with high sloping ceilings, airy verandas and louvered doors. For romantics, the Spa focuses on a non-clinical and holistic approach based on traditional Eastern healing therapies. It emphasizes on a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates the human touch and the use of natural herbs and spices.