It’s that time of year again, when spring is tantalizing our imaginations and love is in the air (according to Hallmark, at least). You may have been privy to our previous roundup of the most romantic safari experiences. It’s a great place to start but what if you’ve already been there, done that? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our updated list of the top 3 “heart melters” for all you romantics out there.
Hot Air Balloon in Namibia
Picture this: The first rays of day spill across some of the tallest sand dunes in the world as you venture skywards over the large dunes that turn from pink to orange before your eyes. Together, drift along through endless vistas, where nothing obstructs the horizon, observing the play of light and shadow over one of the oldest and most extreme desert ecosystems on earth. At Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, you can join the lucky few who will ever experience these vistas. This is a truly unforgettable and romantic excursion for the fearless lovers. On the ground, cap it all off with a shared champagne breakfast in this magical expanse.
Dine in Botswana’s Okavango Delta
For the ultimate al fresco dinner, we recommend bush dinners on safari. What’s more sumptuous than a mouthwatering meal out of doors? Surprise your significant other with a bush dinner on safari at Pelo Camp, situated on a small heart-shaped island (you can’t make this stuff up) on a private concession in the Okavango Delta. Here, experience next level bush dining in the Delta waters. Choose between boat or mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, for an intimate and relaxing excursion through the Okavango’s glistening waterways. A scrumptious brunch awaits you at a single table on the shallow sandbank. The beauty of the floodplains sets the stage for the most romantic morning. The gentle lapping of the water and the sand between your toes beckons you to take a swim. Continue the experience with a refreshing dip in the shallows. This is a morning you and your partner will remember for years to come, we promise.
Fly Camp in the Serengeti
Some of you may be familiar with our ultra-romantic treetop suite offerings. Take that one step further with fly camping. The origin of the term ‘fly camping’ comes from the classic safari in which safari-goers slept out in the open with nothing but a tent between them and the African sky. The fly camping offerings at Serian Mobile Camp in the Serengeti are the real deal. Spend a half-day or full-day on a guided walking safari followed by a night in the bush with your sweetheart under the stars. Sip your Gin and Tonic as the sun sets over the seemingly infinite plains peppered with Acacia trees. Savor your dinner by the light of the fire and the soft glow of the lanterns. Then, fall asleep under the African stars. This is one of the most romantic and adventurous experiences for you and your loved one.