Top 5 Romantic Destinations in Africa

Jan 12, 2014 1 Comment by

Looking for excitement and romance -  Africa is the place to visit – you won’t be disappointed…

So you and your significant other are planning a romantic holiday to the dark continent? Africa doesn’t immediately come to mind when one thinks of romantic sojourns, however consider some of these recommendations when planning your trip. Remember though, the farther away from civilisation you get the more valuable an appropriate travel insurance policy can become.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/ZambiaVictoria Fall Photo credit Julia Percy

What could be more romantic than holding hands with your special someone as you stand just a few feet away from one of the most powerful natural wonders in the world? Located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, the spray from these falls can be seen from thirty miles away. Best viewed from both sides, day passes for border crossings are available in both directions. If your looking for a more exciting way to view the falls consider a jet boat ride which will take you right to the base of this spectacular waterfall.

Once fully inspired by the falls, numerous other activities are available. If you’re up for it bungee jumping can be arranged from a bridge spanning the Zambezi River. If bungee jumping is not to your tastes perhaps a walking safari to view elephants, giraffes and lions in their natural habitat would fill the bill. Looking for something a little more sedate? Try a dinner cruise down the Zambezi River. These are but a few of the many recreational activities available to those who choose Victoria falls for their romantic holiday.

EgyptEgypt photo credit Julia PErcy

Looking for romance in Egypt? How about a trip which includes a luxury boat trip down the Nile as if you were Cleopatra and Marc Anthony? Trek to the Giza plain and wonder at the majesty of the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Stroll through the Cairo National Museum and end your Egyptian romance on the beach at a popular Red Sea resort. Sound good? After booking don’t forget to research the types of travel insurance that are best suited for travel in this region of the world.

Masai Mara National Game Reserve, Kenya

Here in the Masai Mara Game Reserve you can find romance a few hundred metres above a million migrating wildebeest during the great migration which occurs in the dry season. From the silent comfort and relative safety of a hot air balloon you can view this natural procession closer than even the most daring ground safari. Just make sure to firm your dates up and let your tour operator know this is the type of experience you are looking for.

Are you more interested in keeping your feet planted firmly on the ground? Year round ground safaris are available that include luxury camping with five star dining. No matter who you are, if you can’t find romance under a starlit sky, you just aren’t looking.

The SeychellesSeychelles1 Photo credit Julia Percy

If five star luxury, pristine beaches and customer service which caters to your every whim fit your idea of the perfect romantic holiday then perhaps the African Island nation of the Seychelles is for you. Many of the major hotel brands synonymous with luxury such as Raffles and Hilton are represented here.

The people of the Seychelles speak Creole however English and French are widely used as well. This Indian Ocean archipelago consists of 150 islands situated off the east coast of the main African continent. Activities are oriented to water sports, Seychelles2 photo credit Julia Percylocal casinos, restaurants and bars. Then again if your here for romance you really need little more than the views and the time to spend with your special someone. Due to the remote location a travel insurance policy that assists with emergency evacuations might be a good idea.

Cape Town, South AfricaCape Town Photo credit Julia Percy

Originally established by the Dutch East India company, Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa. It currently serves as the legislative seat of government in South Africa as the South African Parliament is located here. From a tourism point of view Cape Town records more tourists annually than any other city in Africa.

What’s so romantic about Cape Town? Romance in Cape Town could easily be said to centre around the sunset. What better time for Romance to begin. Yes during the day you can gallop a horse through the waves of a pristine beach or take a helicopter tour of the wine land. But the sundown really does spell romance in Cape Town. Try a sunset champagne cruise, or a sunset cable car ride up Cape Town Photo credit Julia PercyTable Mountain. Finally in true Capetonian tradition try the sundowner. The simple act of contemplating the sunset, favourite drink in hand from a quiet spot with your special someone, Cape Town reeks of romance at sundown.

No matter where you travel in Africa there is a travel insurance policy appropriate for your needs and budget. Consider travel insurance as necessary as your passport especially when travelling to less developed countries.

 

Dating Symbol’s guest blogger today is:

Julia who is very fond of travelling as well as photography. She’s very active and a communicative person who adores making new friends around the globe. Being also a traveller writer, she tries to describe the most incredible travelling experiences in her stories.

 

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One Response to “Top 5 Romantic Destinations in Africa”

  1. Teresa says:

    Thank you for this post Julia. I agree that Africa can be a very romantic place. I’ve been to Egypt twice–once down the Nile which was relaxing, and once on an adventure vacation which was most exciting. We traveled by bus, shuttle, jeep, faluca, speedboat, train and camel from Cairo thru the deserts to the corniche in Alexandria. My next dream is to tour Victoria Falls and catch the Orient Express!

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