If you are thinking of popping the question, you don’t neccesarrily need a diamond ring to express how you truly feel to the girl you want to spend the rest of your life with. What you need is a perfect place to make your proposal memorable and of course romantic. Africa has numerous great spots for a marriage proposal.
You can get down on your knee and say all you want to say to her, anywhere but that is conventional especially when there are unspoiled places where you can look into those beautiful eyes and say the words that will render her speechless long enough for her to say yes.
We’ve compiled our 10 most romantic places in Africa – they’re all extraordinary destinations which are bound to leave a uniquely African imprint in your hearts.
Propose Big 5 Style: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge – Sabi Sands
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is an exclusive hideaway in a fantastic location on the banks of the Sabie River – making it the perfect place to pop The Question. At this deluxe camp, situated in a private reserve, dine under the African stars after a soothing massage at the spa. Heaven on Earth!
Castaway Romance: Manda Bay, Lamu – Kenya
What could be more romantic then being with your partner at a castaway picnic on a deserted beach? Maybe proposing marriage at the same time. And it’s possible at Manda Bay – an exotic beach resort hotel on tropical Manda Island where you’ll feel like the only 2 people in the world.
Mountains and Ocean: Tintswalo Atlantic – Cape Town
An elegant boutique hotel – Tintswalo Atlantic is surrounded by panoramic mountain and sea views. But nothing beats a marriage proposal while sitting in a helicopter with a magnificent bird’s eye view of the Mother City. If you really want to sweep your partner off their feet, take a helicopter trip to the Cape Winelands and pop the question in the air over a bottle of your favourite wine.
Romance in the Clouds: Naibor Tented Camp – Masai Mara
Get away from the rushed city life and ask your loved one to marry you while visiting one of the ultimate wildlife destinations on earth – the Masai Mara National Reserve. But of course you’ll do it in style: in a hot-air balloon floating above the Mara at sunrise, followed by a celebratory champagne breakfast. All this can be arranged for you – in secret – at Naibor Luxury Camp. What more could you wish for?
Waterfall Backdrop: Tongabezi Lodge – Victoria Falls
Who wouldn’t want to experience the spectacular Victoria Falls up close … and asking a loved one to marry you right on the edge of the Falls would be unforgettable. While staying at the exclusive Tongabezi Lodge a visit to Livingstone Island can be planned to the last detail by the ever-smiling staff who’ll cater to your every need and make your dreams come true.
Island Style: Azura – Mozambique
If you’re looking for the ultimate in escapism and luxury then we suggest you pop the question during a private beach dinner in front of your own villa, surrounded by candles in the sand. Azura is the ideal island getaway for this and with fresh seafood right on the beach, and a little wine to complement your meal, things are sure to go your way.
River Romance: Little Kwara – Okavango Delta
A sunset boat trip through the remote and untouched Okavango Delta, followed by drinks on a “secret island” provides the picture-perfect backdrop for you to declare your love and ask for your partner’s hand in marriage. This can be set up for you while staying at Little Kwara Camp – an intimate 4-tented camp providing the 2 of you with all the seclusion you’ll need.
Savannah Sunrise: Sayari Camp – Tanzania
The vast Serengeti Plains are home to acres of wildlife and the renowned annual Great Migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra. It’s here – at Sayari Camp – where you’re going to pop the question over a glass of champagne and orange juice, a scrumptious bush breakfast and incredible views overlooking the magnificent Serengeti.
Down to the Woods: Tsala Tree Tops – Garden Route
The Tsitsikamma Forest in the Garden Route is a beautiful and most unique location where you could propose marriage during a private gourmet picnic for 2. Stay in a treetop suite at the exclusive Tsala Treetop Lodge and wrap yourself in the serenity of the surrounding forest.
Moonlight Desert: Jacks Camp – Botswana
Dinner and a marriage proposal in the hauntingly beautiful landscape of the Makgadikgadi Pans by moonlight is sure to be a memorable experience. The best place to do this is at Jacks Camp – a 1940s safari style camp where the colonial aura of the camp will have you stepping back in time, going down on one knee and proposing “old-school” style.
It’s not hard to see why so many people travel to the far corners of beautiful Africa to propose to the ones they love. We think it’s time you did the same.
Do you know of other romantic place in Africa which would be perfect for popping The Question? Let us know.