Romantic safaris and honeymoon adventures to Africa

The Best Safari Locations for Couples in Africa

Africa is one of the most exciting and attractive destinations in the world. An African safari romance is not only about honeymoons – it is about falling in love with Africa. It is about experiencing romantic safaris and honeymoons to Africa and finding the best safari locations for couples anywhere on Earth. An African safari romance is about starting a relationship with wildlife and game viewing, connecting deeply with wild unexplored places and spending time getting to know the indigenous people who make Africa what it is. With Mozambique Travel you can find all of this and more with our all-inclusive safari tours, romantic holidays and the very best safari honeymoons to Africa. Let us help you plan your luxury adventure in style.

A couple having sundowners by the river at Luangwa River Camp in Zambia
A couple having sundowners by the river at Luangwa River Camp in Zambia

Not only is Africa the cradle of humankind, but so too is it the home of charismatic endemic fauna and flora. Africa is that place that gets into every traveler’s soul – its scenic beauty and vast wilderness areas, its warm exotic cultures and its exciting activities in the great outdoors. Put your money where your mouth is and commit to a romantic safari with your beloved partner in Africa. Better still, plan your honeymoon on safari around a thrilling itinerary that takes in several safari locations on one holiday. 

The continent is your oyster shell, and you are the pearl. If you are looking for somewhere dreamy to go on safari in Africa, look no further as we have the best locations for couples this side of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans! An African safari romance is about taking risks and venturing into strange and remote places – with your best life partner at your side, of course. In the recent blockbuster movie, A Safari Romance, with gorgeous Brittany Bristow and heartthrob Andrew Walker, Africa is the catalyst for heightened emotions, explosive relationships and romance second to none! Africa is the spark for our top romantic safaris and honeymoon adventures, and you are the stars of your own couples’ show!

These are our best safari locations for couples in Africa

Selous Game Reserve now known as Nyerere National Park Tanzania

Enormous open wild spaces, a 55,000 square km game reserve that is the second largest in Africa. It’s nearly 4 times bigger than the Serengeti and is loved for its dramatic landscape and productive wildlife – ideal for remote romance! Couples will experience a life-changing walking safari, exploring a wild and natural destination on foot, missing nothing and seeing everything. Super rustic fly camps under the stars in the middle of the bush for two and very few other tourists thanks to rough roads and few lodges. 

Find a deep sense of peace and meaning in special Selous.

Lake Nakuru Kenya

Couples who love birds and water should make Lake Nakuru their romantic destination of choice in Kenya. It’s a famous bird migration hotspot, part of the Kenyan Lake system and the most important foraging site for the Lesser flamingos and great white pelicans. Millions of pink flamingos live on Lake Nakuru where they feed in the shallow waters, moving on after the rains come.  Kenya’s Great Rift Valley is food for romance – regal mountains and sprawling savannas dotted with a few dormant volcanoes. 

Pink flamingos are the birds of love at Lake Nakuru.

Lower Zambezi National Park Zambia

The Lower Zambezi Valley breathes wildlife, lush riverine forests and breath-taking solitude in nature. It’s a veritable sanctuary for all things living including romantic honeymoon couples. Newlyweds can sink into upmarket bush camps and lodges, enjoy private game drives with professional game rangers and track leopards at dawn. The best romantic honeymoon could include a week drifting from camp to camp, canoeing and fishing, birding and walking in the wilderness. 

Water-based safaris in the Lower Zambezi Valley for two.

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

One way to fully appreciate the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site is to plan your romantic honeymoon during a full moon to observe a stunning natural phenomenon. Wait for the sun to set and the moon to rise then see how the light from the moon bounces off the Falls spray and creates a rainbow in the dead of night! When the sun rises the next day, the moist rainforests beckon with their unusual endemic plants and animals. Couples can find refuge in riverside lodges, the Victoria Falls Hotel and rustic chalets with bushveld views. 

A couple looking over Victoria Falls
Highlights for couples include flying above Victoria Falls in a helicopter, doing a tandem bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge, ziplining through the treetops, or taking a white-knuckle ride on the enormous rapids.

Victoria Falls is a place of true romance and adventure. 

Kruger Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Kruger National Park’s unforgettable wildlife and untouched wilderness captivates couples from far and wide. See every kind of animal under the sun in Kruger on safari with your loved one. Sabi Sands Game Reserve is one of the most romantic couples’ safari locations featuring luxury lodges with names like Mala Mala, Londolozi, Dulini, Singita and Sabi Sabi. This popular private game reserve shares a border with Kruger adding 65 000 ha for animals to run free. Game drives, bush walks, spa treatments, gym workouts, birding, photography and more keep the romance alive! 

Kruger is a hot honeymoon spot!

Romantic Honeymoons in Africa

Honeymoons are a thing but honeymoons in Africa are an ultra-romantic thing. Africa is made for couples with a sense of adventure, a desire to meet others from unique worlds and to see wilderness in its authentic sensory state. Being in Africa is romantic and watching animals do what they do is profound. Romantic honeymoons in Africa are synonymous with wildebeest migration escapades to Tanzania and Kenya, immersive walking safaris in South Luangwa National Park, canoeing diversions down the mighty Zambezi River and a full body massage in the heart of the Kruger National Park’s Sabi Sands Game Reserve.  Here we highlight our favorite destinations in Africa primed for romantic honeymoons.

Best Romance at the Bazaruto Archipelago 

Man walking to his partner with a bottle of wine on the beach with the sunset in the back
The seclusion of the Bazaruto Archipelago makes the perfect island getaway to relax for romantic couples and families.

Imagine being part of a 1400 square km ocean park where 5 islands float, tranquil holiday destinations fit for royalty. A sensory explosion awaits, of enormous flocks of pink flamingos, fish eagles calling, samango monkeys, green coucals, blue-cheeked bee-eaters, bushbuck, red duiker, porcupine and crocodiles – inhabiting the beautiful wetlands, grasslands and huge dunes.  This is romance defined!

Best Luxury Kenya

Most camps and lodges on the Kenya safari circuit are downright luxurious and made for romance. Many of them retain special touches from Out of Africa days when colonial safaris and hunting forays into the rolling green hills included 5-star service, 5-course meals and antique décor. Most safari packages for honeymoon trysts or couple’s escapes include all flights and transfers, game drives, lavish accommodation, meals and drinks – as well as honeymoon surprises and treats.

Best Remote Namibia

A couple being romantic in the desert
From daytime treks through beautiful red sand dunes to game spotting from a plunge pool; a romantic stay in Namibia has plenty to offer!

Namibia is a vast open country of breathtaking sky and desert horizons where contrasting vistas, temperatures and wildlife enhance a couple’s dream holiday. Land of rare fauna and flora, huge arid plains, the wild foggy Skeleton Coast and exciting adventure activities, it’s also the place of the wild horses of the Namib Desert. Not far away the wild Skeleton Coast beckons where numerous whale bones lie scattered amongst the 1,000 shipwreck skeletons along the rough shores. A fascinating place for a honeymoon, remote and alone, with wild energies and supreme romantic accommodation in luxurious lodges and camps. 

Best Privacy Botswana

couple sitting on camp chairs and having sundowners in Kenya
Botswana is one of the most romantic destinations in the world and ideal for couples looking for the perfect African safari.

Traditional canoes made from hollowed-out tree logs are the best way to travel on waterways in Botswana and become a beautiful part of the most private honeymoons in Africa. No dream tryst to Africa is complete without a game-viewing safari in a mokoro for two – the best way to view wild animals and birds from the water level as your guide navigates secret channels. The Okavango remains remote, mostly inaccessible and only open to small temporary tented camps. It’s an idyllic private space for couples to bond and relax as they escape the madding crowds.

Best Adventure Rwanda

Rwanda is synonymous with gorilla trekking and untouched rainforests, in deepest darkest central Africa, making for a thrilling African safari honeymoon. Couples can dedicate their first holiday together to seeking gorillas in their natural habitat on a dream Rwanda gorilla trekking safari. Rwanda is one of the most vital forest conservation areas in Africa, where mind-blowing rainforests are home to approximately 1,000 wild mountain gorillas, other primates and birds. This is a life-changing experience with your best life partner.

Best Safari Lodges in Africa for Your Honeymoon

We have selected the best safari lodges in Africa for your honeymoon, based on all the criteria above – best romance, privacy, remoteness, luxury, adventure and views too. 

Muzimu Tented Eco Camp blends into the surrounding vegetation of Gorongosa National Park and honeymoon couples can saunter along neat connecting walkways between tent sanctuaries and meals. It’s new and intimate with a refreshing plunge pool overlooking the Mussicadzi River where elephants, hippos and other charismatic species come to drink. 

living room interior of the accommodation at Muzimu Tented Camp in Gorongosa National Park
An authentic nature experience awaits all visitors to Muzimu Tented Camp deep in the wilds of Gorongosa National Park.

Muzimu Tented Eco Camp is a luxury for two

The intimacy of Nxabega Tented Camp, so stylish, yet so natural, completes the romance from its hiding place in dense vegetation on the edge of an island. Raised for the best views, and to mimic giraffes, these 9 tented safari chalets boast front decks looking out over the permanent floodplains, large beds, showers, and even a front door. 

Nxabega Tented Camp accommodation exterior in Botswana
The camp is known for its elegant tented accommodation, which boasts breathtaking views of both mature mopane woodlands and seasonally flooded grasslands.

andBeyond Nxabega Tented Camp is made for romance

This intimate camp is unique as it features only three spacious and exclusive suites each with its plunge pool. Your dedicated guide takes you out on safari game drives to secret hides overlooking waterholes, on unforgettable wilderness walks to track white rhinos and coffee dates with the dawn chorus. 

Luxury safari lodge Little Ongava
Retreat to Little Ongava, your intimate haven of luxury amidst the raw beauty of Namibia’s Etosha region, offering a serene gateway to wild exploration.

Little Ongava for captivating views

Tsavo Plains is renowned for its herds of “red elephants”, their skins stained by the ochre dust and mud. These gentle giants are famous for their enormous tusks and those couples who honeymoon at the deluxe and very colonial-styled Finch Hattons may see some of the 12,000 elephants in the park – one of the largest populations in East Africa.  

Fire pit and relaxing area with a sunset in the back in Kenya
Finch Hattons is an award-winning tented camp set in pristine wilderness, set around natural water springs on 35 acres of untouched beauty.

Finch Hattons is eco-friendly and sustainable

Honeymoon couples climb up to a secret treehouse suite at Tarangire Treetops and soak in breath-taking 360-degree panoramas of the Great Rift Valley – Lake Manyara to the east and the distinctive peak of majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro to the west. This one-of-a-kind safari lodge boasts 20 thatched treehouse suites elevated on platforms above the ground in the leafy canopy of the baobabs. 

Guests dining for lunch with wine our in the bush with views of the sunset in Tanzania
Tarangire Treetops Lodge consists of magical treehouses that sit in thousand year old trees and feature verandahs with sweeping views of the gamelands.

Dreamy suites in the Tarangire Treetops

FAQ About an African Safari Romance

  • Which is the best African safari for couples?

It’s the safari that suits all your needs – budget, time, beauty, romance, and solitude. It’s where you get five-star service, the best wildlife viewing and some thrilling activities. We offer several exciting destinations, exceptional tours and special packages for romantic couples in Africa.

  • Which is the best African safari accommodation for romance?

This depends on what you love to do for love – adventure, pampering relaxation, food or game viewing. We suggest accommodation in Kenya’s Masai Mara, Tanzania’s Serengeti, Malawi’s Great Lake, Namibia’s Etosha National Park and South Africa’s Kruger! Take your pick and tailor-make your deal with us.

  • Which tour should we choose for romance in South Africa?

South African safaris and tours are plentiful and diverse, from the captivating sights of Cape Town to the warm ocean in Durban and north to Kruger’s wild bushveld. We love combo beach bush safaris for you. Choose your best South Africa tour here.

  • How much does a honeymoon in Africa cost?

A honeymoon in Africa can cost anything from $400 per person per night, plus park and conservation fees, plus airport transfers and flights plus extra food and drinks. Have about $50 a day for expenses. Ask your travel consultant for advice to tailor-make your special honeymoon safari in Africa!

  • Is Africa a safe place to travel?

Every travel destination has its safety pros and cons and Africa is no different. There is a lot of poverty in Africa which comes with petty theft and opportunistic crime. Much like in developed countries.  Most African countries are safer than other destinations in the world and there are fewer people in populated areas. African safaris are very safe.

Make your honeymoon dream come true with our best African safaris for couples. 

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