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, resorts and beaches, Africa is a beautiful place that should be explored by everyone, especially Africans and people of African descent. This list is by no means exhaustive but these 7 romantic destinations in Africa will sure give you and your partner the time to focus on yourselves and your relationship.
1. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort – Lagos, Nigeria
La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is a private 60-acre beach resort in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos. The beautiful beach resort is located on the edge of the Atlantic ocean. It resort offers a unique blend of natural environments which include a freshwater lake, an accessible mangrove forest, a savannah, extensive sandy beach and the warm Atlantic sea.
At the resort, you and your partner can decide if you want to rent one of their private rooms or if you’d rather just rent the raffia tent on the beach. You can bond over volleyball, quad bikes, kayaking as a couple, horse riding and much more.
2. Luxor, Egypt
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. It is the most well known recognized City in Upper (Southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate, known famously for its oldest and most Ancient Egyptian sites. Luxor is often known also as the World’s greatest open-air Museum.
If you want to feel like a king and queen, 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 bring out the royalty in you. Other sites of interests 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
Mnemba Island Lodge is situated on an exclusive island, just 4.5 kilometres off the north-eastern 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 a 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
Zaina Lodge claims to be West Africa’s first luxury safari lodge. It is 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 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 also take a guided walking tour or vehicle safari, relax at the infinity pool, outdoor bar, fire pit and the restaurant. 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
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 snorkelling experiences, there’s never a shortage of activities to keep you busy. Besides the wide variety of hotels and self-catering apartments and also 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.
6. Diani Beach, Kenya
Voted Africa’s leading beach destination for the third time running 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 relax under a beach umbrella with a refreshing drink.
From riding camels to biking tours, skydiving, snorkelling, 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, Zimbabwe
The 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.
Ready to invest some quality time into your relationship? Think Africa!
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