Top 5 Safari Destinations for Couples

by Bench Africa


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Exploring a foreign country and discovering its beauty and wonders as a couple is an experience like no other. While some say that it’s not about the place but the time you spend together, there’s no denying the fact that a great destination with breathtaking views and exhilarating activities can take your experience to a whole new level. It makes this shared experience with your loved ones more memorable.

So whether you take a few weeks off work to embark on a great Africa adventure with your spouse, or your honeymoon, or wedding anniversary (maybe even your wedding!) in one of the world’s most beautiful places, make sure it’s one experience that will really count. Here at Bench Africa, let us share with you our top destinations that are just perfect for couples:


1. South Africa – Cape Town

Table Mountain in Cape Town is an attraction that shouldn’t be missed. The mountain in itself with its majestic formation is a sight to behold, and has even more spectacular views from the top. A great place to stay when visiting Cape Town is the newly opened Silo Hotel, towering above the V&A Waterfront and surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. Take a walk around town to discover the many beautiful experiences the city has to offer. And don’t forget to take the Winelands tour to enjoy exquisite wines and delectable cuisine.

Cape-Town-Twelve-ApostlesSpectacular Views of Cape Town


2. Kenya – Masai Mara

Kenya is home to some of the most romantic camps in Africa, truly embracing the colonial vibe. In the home of the authentic safari, here's your chance to have your very own ‘Out of Africa’ experience! When we talk about the Masai Mara, we are talking about the Mara and the surrounding conservancies. In fact, the conservancies surrounding the Masai Mara would be considered as the destination of choice for an unforgettable romantic safari in Kenya. This is because you have a more private experience, away from the crowds but without sacrificing the quality of the game viewing experience. You have a choice between a walking safari, where you’ll be partnered with a tour guide (often a Masai warrior), or participating in guided game drives to see the Big Five in the amazing African wilderness. Stay in a luxury tented camp and get up close and personal with nature. All this while still enjoying the comfort of a luxurious game lodge. We adore Karen Blixen Camp, which is on the Mara North Conservancy.

Masai-Mara-KenyaOne of the world's most game rich wildlife reserves


3. Zambia & Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls

Called the ‘The Smoke that Thunders’, Victoria Falls is one of the must-see attractions in Africa. It’s considered as one of the  largest waterfalls in the world with its spray and mist visible from several kilometres away. Staying at the Victoria Falls Safari Club would be a great option as it is only minutes from Victoria Falls and also offers a magnificent view of the Zambezi National Park. The more adventurous couples can also try bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge or swimming in the Devil’s Pool, perfectly rested at the edge of the falls.

Vic-FallsVictoria Falls - The Smoke that Thunders


4. Botswana – Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park is a great place to visit in Botswana. The forest reserve offers guests a chance to see birdlife, reptiles and wildlife, especially huge herds of elephants, just along the banks of the Chobe River. Ngoma Safari Lodge is one of many accommodation options near the beautiful forest reserve which allows guests to enjoy this exquisite Africa holiday lodged in luxurious suites with external living spaces. Their lodge gives you a more natural and authentic African experience. They also offer options for night drives and game walks for a great safari adventure.

Camp Kuzuma - in the Chobe region of Botswana


5. South Africa – Madikwe Game Reserve

The Madikwe Game Reserve, in South Africa is known as a hidden gem as it’s one of the lesser-known African parks even if it’s one of the largest. It’s home of the Big Five and other African wildlife including cheetahs, giraffes, African wild dogs and 66 other mammal species and 300 bird species. Game drives can be done early morning, late afternoon or evening.

The Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is a great place to stay when you visit the Madikwe Game Reserve. It has luxury suites with ceiling to floor windows that open to a gorgeous view of plains and a watering hole where wildlife roam. It also has an external claw-foot bathtub, outdoor shower and your own private deck and plunge pool.

Honeymoon-Bath-South-AfricaTry out a Honeymoon Bath at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge


Whether you’re newlyweds or celebrating a landmark anniversary, these top African destinations and experiences are great for you and your partner. If you want to book a great African adventure, please contact our Africa Experts. At Bench Africa, we’ll make sure you have the best time in Africa. Aside from unforgettable tours to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, we can also craft the best travel itineraries for safaris in Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia for one extraordinary and memorable trip.

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