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Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations For Couples In The World

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Written by See Africa Today

Here Is The List Of Top 10 Most Romantic Destinations For Couples In The World

Don’t judge a book by its cover is a quotation that best describes the realms of African tourism. Often perceived as an ideal destination for wildlife adventures, there’s a lot more to this tropical paradise, whose beauty is beyond your wildest dreams. So to those couples who have been searching for a romantic getaway must consider discovering the magic of these 10 captivating and unusually romantic locations in Africa.




Host to one of the most exotic and untouched archipelagos in Bazaruto, Mozambique is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Southern Africa. With its rich vibrant coral reefs, turquoise waters and warm pristine beaches, Mozambique provided some of the best swimming and diving sites in Africa.

Must Experience in Mozambique: we recommend swimming in Tofo with whale sharks and manta rays. The clarity of waters will leave you spellbound.

Places worth visiting: Bazaruto Archipelago, Quirimbas Islands, Matemo Island, and Vilanculos.

Stuff to do: snorkelling and diving in the archipelago of Bazaruto, snorkelling around Quirimbas, exploring the beaches of Matemo, and a whole lot more.

Best time to visit: from May to November

How to get there: Maputo is the capital of Mozambique and Maputo International Airport is the country’s largest airport. You can take a connecting flight to Maputo using the following airlines that offer flights to Maputo: South African Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and LAM.




Seychelles is well known as one of the most famous honeymoon islands in Africa, Seychelles doesn’t need any introduction when it comes to romantic getaways in Africa. Giving you and your loved one all the privacy that one desires, the Seychelles Archipelago is where every couple falls in love with solitude.

Must Experience in Seychelles: visit the exotic beach of Gran Ansé on the island of Praslin.


Places worth visiting: Mahe, Praslin Island, Curieuse Island, and more.


Stuff to do: scuba diving, hiking, rock climbing at Mahe, shipwreck diving, sky diving, helicopter tours and more.


Best time to visit: from April to May and from October to November.

How to get to Seychelles: You can fly direct from London to Seychelles with British Airways. Flights to Seychelles take around 10 hours.



sunset in the Sahara of Tunisia


Tunisia is a jewel in the heart of Saharan and is one of the most overlooked romantic destinations in Africa. Situated along the Mediterranean coast, Tunisia is a great romantic place for couples looking forward to some sun, sand and sea vacation.


Must Experience In Tunisia: Explore the city of Douz known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.

Places worth visiting: Bardo National Museum, Al-Zaytuna Mosque, Sousse Archeological Museum, and more.

Things to do: make to a point to view Islamic art in archaeological museums, admire Roman mosaics in the Bardo Museum, visit the Antonine Baths, and more.


Best time to visit: from April to June

How to get to Tunisia: Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, is well linked to all major cities



Owing to the rise in trend of safari honeymoon and being rich in both flora and fauna, Kenya has now become one of the best romantic destinations in Africa. Popular for its wildlife safaris and the world-renowned Masai Mara National Park, Kenya is a flawless combination of mountainous highlands, grasslands, and Lakelands. Kenya will surely become one of your favourite romantic places in Africa.


Must Experience In Kenya: you cannot leave without going on a wildlife safari at the famous Masai Mara National Park


Places worth Visiting: Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru, Tsavo East National Park, Giraffe Centre, and more.

Things To Do: Wildlife safari at Masai Mara, rock climbing at Hell’s Gate National Park, camping at Samburu National Reserve, and more.

Best Time to Visit: Late June to October


How to get to Kenya: No flights currently offer nonstop flights to Kenya from the United States. International passengers can choose from British Airways, KLM, Emirates, Delta, American Airlines, Air France, Korean Air, United, Jet Airways, Saudi, and Condor.



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Tanzania, a mecca for nature lovers all over the world, is one of the most offbeat and exciting locations to go for an African romantic gate away. Home to the emblematic Serengeti National Park, the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro and the tropical islands of Zanzibar, Tanzania attracts a lot of honeymooners due to the appearance of the Big Five – elephants, rhinos, tigers, leopards and buffalos.

Must Experience In Tanzania: lay your eyes on the big five – rhinos, Elephants, leopards, lions and buffalos in the Serengeti National Park.


Places worth visiting: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Ruaha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and more.


Things to do: hiking on Mount Kilimanjaro, camping in Tarangire National Park, scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing on Pemba Island, and more.


Best time to visit: from June to October and from late January to February.


How to get to Tanzania: There are only two direct routes from Europe to Tanzania: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flies daily from Amsterdam to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro; Turkish Airlines from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport. Alternatively, travellers from Europe can catch a flight to Kenya & Kenyan Airways can then connect to Tanzania’s gateway airports. 


The Gambia

 While the Gambia is the smallest country on the continent of Africa, it is on par with other romantic destinations in Africa due to its long stretch of exotic golden sandy beaches. It also happens that the Gambia is one of the top destinations to offer the best birdwatching.


Must Experience in the Gambia: enjoy the wonderful bird watching and sunbathe at the most exotic golden sandy beaches in Africa.


Places worth visiting: Abuko Nature Reserve, Kachikally Museum and Crocodile Lake, Kiang West National Park, and more.


Things to do: shopping at Albert Market, camping at Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve, horseback riding on the beach, and more.


Best time to visit: from November to February


How to get to the Gambia: catch a flight from London Gatwick and Manchester during winter and from London in the summer. During the winter from London Gatwick, Titan Airways makes 2 flights a week




The first thing you’ll come across in Malawi is the friendliness of the locals. The second best thing you can’t help but fall in love with is Lake Malawi. Offering one of the best spots for kayaking, snorkelling and diving, Malawi is truly a paradise for climbers, hikers and beach bums, making it one of the best spots for a romantic getaway in Africa.


Must Experience in Malawi: enjoy the best of snorkelling, sailing and sunsets on Lake Malawi.

Places worth visiting: Malawi Lake National Park, Chilwa Lake, Nyika National Park, Kasungu National Park, and more.

Stuff to do: snorkelling, sailing and safaris at Lake Malawi, nature safaris at Liwonde National Park, and more.

Best time to visit: from early May to late October

How to Reach: Malawi Airport is located in Lilongwe. You can catch a flight from to Lilongwe by connecting through Malawian airlines connecting mainly through England. 


Cape Town

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A stunning port town situated in the heart of South Africa, Cape Town is a city full of natural wonders and is undoubtedly one of the best honeymoon destinations in Africa. From the popular Table Mountain to vibrant architecture, rich culture, local traditions and smiling faces, there’s nothing that won’t inspire you in Cape Town’s multicultural community.


Must Experience in Cape Town: go on a wine tasting tour in Cape Winelands.


Places worth visiting: Robben Island, Table Mountain National Park, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Constanta, Cape Peninsula, and more.


Things to do: hiking in the Table Mountain, shopping in Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, hiking in the Lion’s Head, backpacking in Helderberg, and more.


Best time to visit: from November to April

How to get there: Cape Town International Airport is well connected to all cities.






 Madagascar is one of the destinations that make you feel like they are right out of your dreams. With crystal clear beaches, natural pools, rich flora and fauna, and a shimmering coastline of around 5000 kilometres, Madagascar is made up of secret gems that will steal your heart.

Must Experience: Take a look at the magnificent Avenue of the Baobab trees in Menabe.


Places worth visiting: Ankarafantsika National Park, Lemurs’ Park, Ivoloina Park, Amber Mountain National Park, Marojejy National Park, and more.


Stuff to do: swim in the hot springs of Ranomafana National Park, hiking in Isalo National Park, camping in Nosy Mangabe, and more.

Best time to visit: from April to December


How to get there: All major countries in the world have scheduled flights to Antananarivo




Zimbabwe is an underrated gem in Africa when it comes to the pristine views of nature and experiences. Zimbabwe is one of the best romantic destinations in Africa and you should add it to your list. Its rugged terrain and diverse wildlife make it a major tourist magnet. The Zambezi River provides plenty of opportunity for adventure and nature lovers from fishing to white water rafting. As far as romantic spots are considered, the gushing Victoria Falls has got you covered. You can even take plenty of safari rides in its numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.


Must Experience In Zimbabwe: A visit to the Victoria Falls is a must


Places to Visit: Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba, Vumba

Things to Do: Kayaking, Safari Rides, Bungee Jumping

Best Time to Visit: December to April, May-October


How to get to Zimbabwe. Few airlines like Ethiopian Airlines and SAA fly directly to Zimbabwe. Most people fly to Johannesburg and from there connect to Harare, Victoria Falls on the same day. Most tourists fly to Victoria Falls Airport 

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See Africa Today

Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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