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14 February 2017 , 10:09 am

5 romantic African experiences to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

It’s the month of love, so be sure to tell your clients to spoil the loved ones in their lives with unique gifts.

Of course, flowers, wine and chocolates will always be appreciated on Valentine’s Day, but few things can spark romance better than a romantic getaway into Africa.

We’ve decided to list five of the most romantic African experiences to ignite that starry-eyed look in your clients:

Sleep under the stars in Sossusvlei, Namibia

 Enjoy the beauty of the stars in in the remoteness of the Namibian Sossusvlei. Soak up the haunting beauty of the vast, stark terrain and endless horizons characterising the dramatic landscape of the desert dunes.

Most of the upmarket lodges in the Sossusvlei offer clients their own private rooftop “star bed”, where they can indulge in some romantic stargazing and fall asleep under the stars while listening to the gentle sounds of the desert.

 

Watch the sunset from a Mokoro in Botswana

The floodplains of the Okavango Delta in Botswana have all the ingredients for one of the most romantic getaways in Africa: serenity, incredible sunsets and starry African nights.

Take your partner on a sunset ride in a mokoro – a dugout canoe – for the ultimate romantic experience. Drift gently along the Okavango Delta’s waterways and admire Botswana’s wildlife from the tranquility of the water. When the sun sets, you and your partner will witness a most amazing spectacle as the sky turns deep red and orange.

 

Stay on a private island in Mozambique

The ideal romantic paradise, Mozambique offers travellers calm waters, sunny skies and white sandy beaches. For barefoot luxury and romance, Vamizi Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago is the place to be.

Aside from the staff on Mozambique’s Vamizi island, who provide everything—shade, lunch, drinks, snorkelling equipment, pillows—you won’t see a soul. Have a romantic castaway picnic or witness the arrival of baby turtles on this idyllic coral island, which is blessed with a tropical climate.

 

Fly off in a hot air balloon over the Masaai Mara in Kenya

 Hot air ballooning at dusk over the magnificent Masai Mara is a romantic experience that has honeymooners from across the world flocking to Kenya. Especially during the high drama of the annual wildebeest migration, this is a quintessential ‘out of Africa’ experience.

 As the sun rises, the stunning Savannah below is revealed (look for elephants and gazelles). The balloon follows the direction of the wind and eventually drops in what seems to be the middle of nowhere, only there’s a breakfast table set with champagne waiting for you.

 

Jump head-first down the Victoria Falls

Who said that romance is only supposed to be quiet and intimate. Get your heart racing and fall head over heels – literally – in love as you take the 111m Bungee Jump off the world-famous Victoria Falls Bridge.

‘The smoke that thunders’ is famed for being one of the most naturally regal and romantic destinations on Earth. The New York Times even went as far to say that luxury lodge Tongabezi’s Honeymoon House, on the banks of the Zambezi River, is ‘worth getting married for’.

 

 

 

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This post was written by Tracey Land

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