Hearts on Sleeves in Africa

When someone mentions the word Africa, it's the wildlife that pounces into the forefront of everyone's mind. The land of lions and leopards, it's the adventure of a lifetime! But where does that leave the hopeless romantics? The ones dedicated to the pursuit of sharing wonderfully intimate experiences in the sweet company of the one they love. Africa never disappoints and is one of the most romantic destinations on earth. Thrilling adventures only exemplify the feeling of love. These are our top 5 romantic destinations in Africa:

5. Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia

Named after the Queen of England, the Victoria Falls is known as 'the smoke that thunders' and is world renowned for being one of the most naturally romantic and somewhat regal destinations in the world. This awe-inspiring natural wonder and the surrounding area have been declared a World Heritage Site and there is no short of romance at this locale. The New York Times has referred to one of the lodges as "Worth getting married for".

4. Masai Mara, Kenya

Hot air ballooning at dusk over the beautiful Masai Mara is a bucket list item. This is Kenya's most famous reserve. One of the greatest natural spectacles happens here, the annual wildebeest migration. The Masai Mara was made famous by the book "Out of Africa" by Karen Blixen, later adapted to the big screen with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Honeymooners from all over the globe come to experience this unforgettable adventure.

3. Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania

Lake Tanganyika is the second deepest and, by volume, the second largest lake in the world. It is approximately three million years old. Romantic adventures include diving, snorkelling and sailing and on land, there are hiking and local fishing village excursions. This is where you will find the Katavi National Park, considered one of Tanzania's best kept safari secrets.

2. Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a sultry city and beckons romantics to explore private palaces and riad mansions, which today, makes up much of the ambient accommodation. The old city is for discovering but the dinners, drinks and art galleries in the ville nouvelle (new town), mountain bike rides in the palmeraie (palm oasis) or horse riding in the Agafay Desert is what keeps the romance seekers coming back for more.

1. Vamizi Island, Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

Vamizi Island is in the Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique and is the pristine setting for romance. It competes with some of the world's top beach destinations and is barefoot luxury that inspires seclusion with almost seven kilometres of private beach .Untouched diving reefs and incredible aquamarine waters are simply exceptional. It was voted into the "World's Top 100 awards"

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