Most Romantic Destinations in Africa: Our Top 3 Picks

Every corner of Africa is magnificently beautiful and breathtaking – what could be more romantic than exploring this vast and mysterious continent?

Here is our selection of the most romantic destinations in Africa.

1. Praslin Island, The Seychelles

If you’re looking for a romantic setting where it’s just you, your loved one, and the great outdoors, the island of Praslin is it. With stunning white sand beaches, hidden coves and lush tropical forests covering the hills, the island once called “the original Garden of Eden” is a magical place to kick back and relax with your mate.

There’s little to see and do, beyond swimming or scuba diving to see the exotic underworld of the Indian Ocean, but you’ll probably be more tempted to relax on the beach, in front of some astonishing cliff faces, in the mostly brilliant sunshine.

However you spend your time, you’ll have one of the world’s most romantic destinations as your backdrop.

Anse Lazio on Praslin Island, Seychelles

Anse Lazio on Praslin Island, Seychelles. Photo by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

2. Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Want to experience a stay on a breathtaking tropical island where the sun always shines and the sea is always warm? Bazaruto Island, in Mozambique, is as close as you’ll come to island paradise anywhere in the world. This island measures just 22 miles long and four miles wide and is fringed by crystal white beaches and an impossibly blue sea. In addition to spending time on the beach and unwinding in one of the island’s luxurious spas, couples can explore the island’s natural beauty by going on scuba diving and snorkelling trips.

The island has many accommodation options, with the majority of them being ideal destinations for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. Most of the lodges are exclusive and personal, ensuring that your holiday is a memorable one.

Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Bazaruto Island, Mozambique. Photo by Richard Stupart

3. Zanzibar, Tanzania

A holiday to Zanzibar is perfect for a romantic beach break and a relaxing getaway. Zanzibar, the magical island where the fusion of Arab, African, Indian and European cultures has created a pace of life, a style of cuisine, and a colourful tapestry of architecture, heritage, myth and magic that is found nowhere else in the world. Romance will blossom as you wander the narrow, shaded streets of Stone Town, the capital city, on a sultry afternoon.

Once you’ve explored the fascinating streets of Stone Town, and perhaps bought some fine souvenirs it’s time to head to the beach. The beaches in Zanzibar are a paradise, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years. There are more than 25 fantastic beaches in Zanzibar, and some are so peaceful and remote that the only noise breaking the silence is likely to be the ocean.

The chance to relive the allure of long ago can be yours as you and your loved one set sail from Kilele Square in a traditional wooden Dhow for some of the small islands off Stone Town.

Zanzibar beach, Tanzania

Zanzibar Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Photo by Rob

There can be no consensus on the 3 most romantic destinations in Africa, but these were our top picks of the spots to share with the one you love.

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