Africa is the second largest continent in the world. It offers a little of nearly everything for people looking a unique holiday experience.
Tunisia and Morocco have magnificent beaches for visitors. The rich history and ancient artifacts of Egypt is a good place for history lovers to explore. Kenya and South Africa offer safari expeditions for travelers who love nature. Traveling couples can enjoy a romantic adventure in Africa, too, as it offers the best nature has to offer.
The following are places where couples can spend a romantic holiday deep within what was once called the Dark Continent.
Marrakesh in Morocco
Marrakesh is also known as the “Red City” or the “Ochre City.” The nickname was given to the city due to the red walls and red sandstone used in many buildings during the time of Ali ibn Yusuf. Fashion designers Jean-Paul Gaultier and Yves Saint-Laurent, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles spent a considerable amount of time in the city. Couples can explore the Medina and the intricate courtyards of the city. The Arabic charm of Marrakesh can definitely pique the interest of many traveling couples.
Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve in South Africa
South Africa safaris have always attracted the interest of many traveling couples. The Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve in South Africa is one of the destinations where couples can catch a glimpse of the big game in their natural habitat. The game reserve offers different types of lodgings for travelers. Some lodgings are not fenced in and wildlife may freely enter the premises. This provides a different type of experience for couples traveling in Africa.
Okavango Delta in Botswana
Couples will enjoy exploring the lush vegetation and natural beauty of the Okavango Delta. The delta is inside the Kalahari Basin and is a popular wilderness destination. It offers a unique experience to couples as they travel deep within the “jewel” of the Kalahari. They will pass through waterways lined with papyrus and palms, woodlands and areas rich in wildlife as they explore the world’s biggest inland delta.
Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
The Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The 100-meter vertical plunge of the falls along with its 1.5-kilometer width creates the world’s largest curtain of falling water. Couples can also witness the lunar rainbow that forms at the falls three times each month. The Victoria Falls is one of the few places where this natural phenomenon regularly occurs. The Zambezi River flowing over the falls is also another place where couples can explore. It is the fourth longest river in the continent and is one of the few rivers in the world that remains largely unexplored.
Serengeti National Park in Tanzania
The Serengeti National Park is located within the Serengeti ecosystem. The place is famous for the annual migration of millions of wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras. They migrate from the north to the south in October and November. They move to the west and the north following rains from April to June. This migration can leave traveling couples in awe of the ancient instinct of these animals.
Much of Africa remains unexplored. This makes the continent an intriguing place to visit for couples who want to have a unique holiday experience.