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Wild Whispers Africa Safaris

Romantic Escapes in Africa

Honeymoon safaris, wedding anniversaries and Engagements


Wild Whispers Africa Safaris

 If you are a couple seeking romance, drama and adventure, few destinations can rival an African safari. Imagine rising with the dawn to the cries and calls of the animals, then watching wild game from a private vehicle, enjoying a sundowner together on an isolated rock and falling asleep in some of the world’s most beautiful spots. Whether it’s plush lodge or tented camp accommodation, Africa has it all.


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Top Romantic Destinations in Africa

1. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Famous for its characteristically African plains and Serengeti’s Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, the park in Tanzania is perfect for couples who’d like to stay at a luxurious lodge or more intimate tented camp, with private under-the-stars dinners, couples’ spa treatments and game drives through the park to witness its wide diversity of wildlife, including the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo).

Best time to visit: December to March or June to October

Accommodation options:

– Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

– Singita Sasakwa Lodge

– AndBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas

 2. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Maasai Mara in Kenya is another iconic safari destination that offers spectacular wildlife viewing: in July to October you can watch the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra. And here are the hot-air balloon rides at sunrise, and the champagne breakfasts in the bush. Many of the lodges and camps offer private plunge pools, candlelit dinners, and private adventures.

Best time to visit: July to October

Accommodation options:

– Angama Mara

– Mahali Mzuri

– Sanctuary Olonana

3. Okavango Delta, Botswana

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is an island of fertile wetlands in the floodplains of the Kalahari Desert, filled with game-viewing opportunities on water. Explore by mokoro (the traditional dugout canoe) or motorboat along the narrow reed-lined channels and lagoons, spotting elephants, crocodiles, hippo and more. Most lodges are in the higher end of the spectrum, offering individual lodges or tented camps. You can dine privately beneath the stars in your room or enjoy a couples’ spa treatment.

Best time to visit: May to September

Accommodation options:

– Mombo Camp

– Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

– &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

4. Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the continent’s largest nature reserves, with an abundance of flora, fauna, rivers and diverse ecosystems. Go game-driving or walking safari, or indulge in romance with private bush dinners, couples’ spa sessions and starlit sleepouts on your lodge’s private deck or in a secluded treehouse.

Best time to visit: May to September

Accommodation options:

– Singita Sweni Lodge

– Royal Malewane

– Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

 5. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Visit the natural wonder of the Ngorongoro Crater, one of four World Heritage Sites in Tanzania, a volcanic caldera housing the highest concentration of wildlife not only in Tanzania but in the world: the Big Five, the sacred group of lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Stay in opulent lodges on the edge of the crater with views out across it to the high plains and mountains beyond. Enjoy candlelit dining, couples’ spa treatments and game drives down into the crater.

Best time to visit: June to September or January to February

Accommodation options:

– andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

– Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

– The Highlands Ngorongoro

6. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Consortium travel to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda – a World Heritage site and one of the last remaining habitats of the mountain gorilla – features a trek through the steamy rainforest and a face-to-face encounter with these gentle creatures in the wild. Accommodation and activities take place in deluxe lodges or private tented camps, where you can dine by candlelight, indulge in couples’ massages and take guided nature walks.

Best time to visit: December to February or June to September

Accommodation options:

– Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

– Bwindi Lodge

– Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

7. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Rwanda can also be a paradise for gorilla trekkers, when through Volcanoes National Park you can spot these gentle giants – up to 100 of them – in the lush mountains of the Virunga range. Couples can book nights at a lodge or an eco-luxe tented camp – complete with a private dining wing, couples’ spa treatments and guided nature walks within the park.

Best time to visit: December to February or June to September

Accommodation options:

– Singita Kwitonda Lodge

– Bisate Lodge

– Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Romantic Safari Experiences for Couples

1. Hot Air Balloon Rides

Take a balloon ride over the African savanna and feel the land gently slipping out from under you as it is flooded with sunlight at first light. Many safari destinations, such as the Maasai Mara and Serengeti, will offer this. Balloon safaris typically end with a champagne breakfast in the bush.

2. Private Bush Dinners

Dine intimately under the stars in the heart of the African wilderness Most of the lodges and camps offer private bush dinners: dine on gourmet cuisine and fine wines under the African sky and the symphony of the savanna.

3. Couples’ Spa Treatments

Relax and pamper yourselves with traditional spa treatments for two, perhaps made with local ingredients and techniques. Something from the extensive treatment menus at top-of-the-range lodges might involve a couple’s massage, a bath infused with essential oils, and a moisturising body wrap.

4. Starlit Sleep-Outs

Spend the romantic night on the African sky, under bed made up on your lodge’s private veranda or treehouse hidden somewhere in the foliage, lulled to sleep by the sounds of the wild and woken by the splendid sunrise over the savanna.

5. Guided Bush Walks

You can immerse yourself in an intimate view of the savanna by foot, alongside a guide, while on a bush walk. This can be an exhilarating experience and is a great way to get to know the smallest creatures and wonders that the African wilderness has to offer. This activity is a memorable one you can enjoy and share together.

6. Gorilla Trekking

An intimate and emotional experience shared by some very special animals, gorilla trekking is the ultimate wildlife experience for couples, and unforgettable for all who take part. Together with your guide, hike through the dense rainforests of Uganda or Rwanda and encounter these great apes in close and intimate surroundings.

7. Scenic Sundowners

Toast the beginning of your love story, and the magnificence of Africa, with a sundowner. Cocktails and canapés, served in one of the lodges’ or camps’ scenic spots – a hilltop with a vista over the bush, perhaps, or on a gentle bend in the river – are one of the best ways to conclude your African day, as the light shapes itself into colour and mood.

Planning Your Romantic African Safari

When To Go

The best time to go on an African romantic safari will depend on where you are going as well as what kind of experience you are seeking. In general, the dry season (June to October) is believed to be the best time for game viewing as waterholes dry up forcing animals to congregate around a limited water source, and vegetation may be less thick. Although game is considerable in the shoulder months of May and November, the crowds are less while prices are lower.

The driest times for gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda are December to February and June to September, which offer slightly cooler dry days for hiking, but trekking is possible all year round.

Choosing the Right Accommodation

An important part of planning an amorous safari is choosing the right place to sleep. Opt for lodges or camps offering privacy, a true safari feel and extra touches such as outdoor showers, private plunge pools and large suites with vistas across the wilderness.

But many also provide intimate experiences for two – be it private meals, spa treatments or specialist guiding along the way. If you’re off on a gorilla trek, make sure your lodge or camp is in an ideal position for treks (in the right vicinity and starting point) and offers the chance to relax back in comfort after your walk.

Budget and Costs

There is a lot of range in what an African safari will cost, depending on the destination, season, accommodation and activities. The range for luxury lodges and camps is from as much as $1,000 – $3,000 a night, per person. More affordable options can start as low as $300 to $500 a night, per person.

Trekking permits for gorillas are $800 per person in Uganda and $1,500 per person in Rwanda, plus the cost of your room and air tickets. Meals and drinks might also be included in the package price, and guess what? It’s a lot of bang for your buck!

For couples seeking a romantic getaway, Africa offers a perfect blend of adventure, luxury, and intimate experiences. From secluded beach resorts to private safari lodges, the continent provides countless opportunities for couples to reconnect and create enduring moments together.

A classic romantic African experience is the luxury safari. Imagine waking up in a lavish tent or treehouse, surrounded by the sounds of the African bush. Many high-end lodges in countries like Botswana, Tanzania, and South Africa cater specifically to couples, offering private game drives, bush dinners under the stars, and couples’ spa treatments. The Okavango Delta in Botswana, for instance, is known for its exclusive camps where couples can enjoy mokoro (traditional canoe) rides through lily-covered waterways, followed by sundowners overlooking the delta.

For beach lovers, the islands of the Indian Ocean provide idyllic retreats. Zanzibar, with its white sandy beaches and historic Stone Town, offers a perfect mix of relaxation and cultural exploration. Couples can spend their days snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, sailing on traditional dhows, or exploring spice plantations. The Seychelles, with its numerous private island resorts, is the epitome of tropical luxury and seclusion.

But romance in Africa isn’t limited to safaris and beaches. The continent’s diverse landscapes offer unique experiences for couples. In Morocco, couples can enjoy a romantic desert experience, staying in luxury camps amidst the Sahara dunes. In South Africa’s Cape Winelands, couples can indulge in wine tasting tours, gourmet dining, and stays in charming vineyard cottages.

For the more adventurous couples, Africa offers plenty of exciting activities to enjoy together. Hot air balloon rides over the Serengeti, helicopter tours over Victoria Falls, or gorilla trekking in the misty mountains of Rwanda can all provide shared experiences to treasure.

Cultural experiences can also be deeply romantic. Couples can explore the ancient city of Luxor in Egypt, take a sunset felucca ride on the Nile, or visit the colorful markets of Marrakech together. These shared adventures and discoveries can strengthen bonds and create lifelong memories.

Many African destinations also cater to destination weddings and honeymoons. From beachside ceremonies in Mauritius to traditional Maasai blessings in Kenya, couples can celebrate their love in truly unique settings.

When planning a romantic trip to Africa, consider the time of year and the specific experiences you’re seeking. The green season, for instance, can offer verdant landscapes and fewer crowds, perfect for couples seeking more privacy. Look for accommodations that offer special touches for couples, such as private plunge pools, outdoor star beds, or couples’ activities.

A romantic journey through Africa offers couples the chance to step away from the everyday world and focus on each other, all while experiencing the magic, beauty, and adventure of this extraordinary continent. Whether you’re watching the sunset over the African plains, hand in hand, or sharing a candlelit dinner on a beautiful beach, Africa provides the perfect backdrop for romance and connection.