There is nothing more romantic than experiencing the euphoria of being on an African safari with your loved one. With picturesque sunsets, incredible viewings of the majestic wildlife, nourishing couples massages in the bush and even hot air balloon rides over the wide landscapes, there’s no wonder that safaris across Africa are a first choice for honeymooners, bush weddings and proposals.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day we have compiled a list of the top five most romantic safari lodges in Africa. These top five lodges are perfectly suited for lovebirds looking to share heart-meltingly memorable moments in the oasis of the African wild.

There are many stunning safari lodges all across Africa, offering unique experiences for families, groups of friends and couples. If you’re looking to plan a bespoke African safari, be it for a honeymoon, proposal or intimate time with your partner, read more about our safari tours, packages and lodges, and contact us to book!

The Top 5 Most Romantic Lodges in Africa

In no particular order, the top five most romantic lodges in Africa are:

Singita Sweni, South Africa

Located in the Lebombo concession in the Southeast region of the Kruger National Park in South Africa, Singita Sweni is a haven for safari aficionados.

Nestled on the banks of the majestic Sweni River and inspired by the surrounding wilderness, Singita Sweni Lodge boasts six elegant luxury suites that are beautifully tucked amongst hundreds of ancient trees for the ultimate in privacy.  

Each suite is hidden into the banks of the river, giving couples a deep sense of seclusion and romance. With close proximity to the river bank, you and your loved one will witness up-close sightings of extraordinary wildlife animals as you soak up the magnificent African sunrise.

The romance and adventure at Singita Sweni is difficult to beat. Whether you’re seeking ultimate relaxation with nourishing full-body couples massages or are looking for thrilling moments of adventure with a breathtakingly beautiful game-viewing experience from a hot air balloon.  

Read more about Singita Sweni Lodge.

Serra Cafema Camp, Namibia

Eight luxurious and secluded chalets, set on elevated, carved wooden decks, overlook the wide, sweeping plains of one of the driest deserts in the world. Set under lush trees on the banks of the Kunene River on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, Serra Cafema Camp offers a romantic getaway for couples seeking a sense of intimacy and relaxation.

Sundowners overlooking the desert in Namibia
Drinks with a view, for two.

From the sounds of the river’s rushing water to wild birds chirping from above, Serra Cafema Camp offers the perfect setting for couples to retreat into their own privacy and disconnect from the outside world. With a number of incredible excursions and activities readily on offer for guests, lovebirds will find themselves with plenty of opportunities to snap picture-perfect shots of themselves in some of the world’s most beautiful settings.  

Couple enjoying sunset drinks in the desert in Namibia
Couple enjoying sunset drinks in the desert in Namibia.

Singita Pamushana Lodge, Zimbabwe

Drawing its inspiration from the proud heritage of ancient Zimbabwe, the architecture of Singita Pamushana Lodge is detailed with stunning stonework and artfully designed with reference to the local Shangaan culture.

Safari game drive in Malilangwe Reserve Zimbabwe
Safari game drives in Zimbabwe.

Together with breathtaking contemporary design and an incredible location in the Malilangwe Reserve, Singita Pamushana Lodge creates the perfect balance of opulence and seclusion. Couples seeking a romantic escape can enjoy being immersed in one of Africa’s top luxury lodges, surrounded by grand baobab trees and an abundance of incredible wildlife.

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Botswana  

Located on a private Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge brings timeless sophistication and luxury to the Botswana wetlands. Exquisite accommodation, thrilling game viewing activities and an all-around ultra luxurious experience see Belmond Eagle Island Lodge offer couples a unique experience of the magic that is the Okavango Delta.

The location of this lodge offers perfect moments of romance; elegant tented rooms flood with sunlight as you and your partner witness elephants migrate across open plains as buffalos mingle nearby your deck.

The views of the Delta from Belmond Eagle Lodge are bound to take your breath away.

Zarafa Camp, Botswana

Situated along the banks of the Zibadianja Lagoon in the private Selinda Reserve, Zarafa Camp boasts arguably the best views of Botswana’s magical landscape.  

Couch and telescope at Great Plains Zarafa Camp
Main deck at Zarafa Camp.

Set under a canopy of ebony trees, Zarafa Camp offers four opulent tented suites, each raised on to offer amazing views of the African bush. Each suite boasts a private deck where couples can view wildlife from their secluded lounging area, and unwind and relax in their private plunge pools before indulging in a decadent meal in the opulent dining area.

If you’re planning a proposal, honeymoon or romantic getaway for you and your person, be sure to check out our list of the most romantic lodges in Africa. Don’t forget to look at our romantic tours and experiences that are perfect for couples!

If you’re interested solely in a safari adventure in the Okavango Delta, be sure to read our Destination Guide on Botswana.

Mokoro ride in the Okavango Delta Bostwana
Read our Botswana Destination Guide and plan your Okavango Delta vacation!

If you’re ready to book the perfect romantic vacation for you and your partner, contact African Travel Canvas and we’ll help you plan the ultimate romantic getaway for two!

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