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Travel Special: 7 Of The Most Romantic Destinations In Africa

Travel Special: 7 Of The Most Romantic Destinations In Africa


Travelling is truly one of the coolest and most amazing things you can do with your significant other. The memories created together will last a lifetime and the moments shared are ones to be treasured forever. Regardless of whether you’re newly dating or have been together for quite some time, these romantic destinations in Africa will make you fall in love all over again.

Besides tourist attractions, nature reserves, and beaches, Africa is a beautiful place that should be explored by everyone. This is especially true of Africans as well as people of African descent. While a solo time in Bora Bora is blissful, a romantic getaway within Africa is an unforgettable experience. From the food to the music, dance, art, and of course wildlife, the motherland is bursting with activities to explore. So, as we count down to the last weeks of 2021, visiting a few romantic destinations in Africa should definitely make your list. Plus, taking a break together will surely give you and your partner the time to focus on yourselves and your relationship. Such a great idea!

Check out 7 romantic destinations in Africa that you and your partner will totally love…

#1. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort – Lagos, Nigeria

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La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is a private 60-acre beach resort in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos. The beautiful resort is located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and offers a unique blend of natural scenery and food. In addition, it boasts a freshwater lake, an accessible mangrove forest, a savannah, an extensive sandy beach, and the warm Atlantic sea.

At this resort, you and your partner can decide whether you’d like to rent a private room or you’d rather rent a raffia tent on the beach. Regardless of which you choose, each accommodation is super comfy and sexy enough for two. Several activities are also available for a good bonding time such as volleyball, quad bikes, kayaking as a couple, horse riding, and much more.

#2. Luxor Temple – Luxor, Egypt

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Luxor (Thebes), was the capital of Egypt during the dynasty of the New King Kingdom and considered the ‘Glorious city’ of the god Amon-Ra. Luxor is also recognized as the World’s greatest open-air Museum. This means, there’s more than enough exploration to go around.

If you both want to feel like royalty, then visiting the ruins of the early Temples of Karnak and Luxor, which stand within the modern city on the East Bank is sure to accomplish the task. Other sites of interest are the monuments, tombs, and temples which are located on the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.

#3. Mnemba Island – Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Mnemba Island Lodge is situated on an exclusive island, just 4.5 kilometers off the northeastern coast of Zanzibar in the azure Indian Ocean. Surrounded by an atoll of breathtaking coral reefs, it boasts of some of Africa’s most wonderful dive sites. Mnemba is renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world, offering privacy and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline.

You and your partner can go birdwatching, take beautiful walks around the Island or simply suntan on the pristine beach. Windsurfing, diving, deep-sea fishing, and a range of relaxing massages and therapeutic treatments are some of the other benefits the island offers.

#4. Zaina Lodge – Northern Region, Ghana

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Zaina Lodge claims to be West Africa’s first luxury safari lodge. It’s nestled in the heart of the Mole forest and provides world-class hospitality service with a unique touch. This is the ideal place if you are looking to get away from the noise of the city and of course, become one with nature.

Located inside the Mole National Park, you and your partner will get to see exotic animals like elephants, waterbucks, kobs, bushbucks, hippopotamuses, warthogs, water buffalos, hyenas, and baboons. You can either take a guided walking tour or vehicle safari, or relax at the infinity pool, outdoor bar, fire pit, and restaurant. However, if you so decide, you can do all! What better way to spend more time together than by taking in the intoxicating sights that only the African wild can provide.

#5. Mahé Island, Seychelles

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This is the largest and most developed of the 115 islands making up Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. From the dense forests and their rare endemic flora to the cerulean waters that surround the island, Mahe Seychelles offers visitors boundless opportunities for adventure or relaxation.

From hiking to surfing, fishing, and snorkeling experiences, there’s never a shortage of activities to keep you busy. Besides, the wide variety of hotels and self-catering apartments and the largest selection of restaurants and nightlife dotted along the rest of Mahe’s shores, you’ll also find numerous luxury resorts ready to pamper to your every beck and call. Truly, this will certainly be an experience you’d never forget.

#6. Diani Beach, Kenya

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Voted as Africa’s leading beach destination thrice since 2015, Diani Beach is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. The sparkling white sands and lush greenery of Diani invite you two lovebirds to relax under a beach umbrella with a refreshing drink.

From riding camels to biking tours, skydiving, snorkeling, kitesurfing, dining in cave restaurants, and maybe even getting to swim with whale sharks, the serene beauty of the beach will have you rediscovering yourselves.

#7. Victoria Falls, Zambia & Zimbabwe

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Victoria Falls are one of the world’s most spectacular waterfalls  — the largest curtain of falling water on Earth! So magnificent is the view that when David Livingstone reached the falls in 1855, he said: “On sights as beautiful as this, Angels in their flight must have gazed.”

This is an ideal quiet and romantic getaway destination in Africa. Besides watching the falls, you can decide to bungee jump, go white water rafting, microlight flight over the falls, take a helicopter ride “Flight of the Angels”, sunset cruise, and more.

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