Couples and Honeymooners

"Experience the Romance of Africa"

What a couple’s safari is like

Picture predawn game drives in search of a pride of lions…. Sundowners set against the dazzling backdrop of an African sunset…. curling up under a blanket to watch the stars. Few destinations can match the romance of Africa. Unforgettable experiences await.

Whether you are looking for a honeymoon, a couple’s getaway, or a place to pop the question, you’ll find it in Africa. And you don’t have to be newlyweds for Africa to work its alluring magic, this is the perfect backdrop to reignite a flame that may have dimmed over time. Forget Paris, nowhere says romance like Africa’s open plains.

Why an African safari is perfect for couples 

This trip is about the two of you. You’ve left the kids at grandma’s, and now you just need to escape the crowds. Lucky for you, the savanna is vast, and there’s a special place waiting just for the two of you. We’ve sought out some hidden-gem lodges specifically for this purpose that combine both tranquillity and adventure. Safaris are filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and who better to share them with than that special person in your life? 

A private safari will allow you to go on bush explorations without fellow travellers in tow. Canvas tents and late nights by the campfire make this feel like a scene from Out of Africa. These are no ordinary tents, kitted out in style your rustic bush experience will come with all the modern amenities. You might think your lover is wooing you, but Africa is pulling out all the stops as well.

As any couple who has been together for years will testify, there are plenty of ups and downs in any relationship. Life has a habit of lurching away from that romantic comedy film script you had in your mind, and the pressures of children, work, and other commitments – let’s just say life shall we – can put enormous strain on any relationship.

Divorce rates for couples in the western world are staggeringly high and while it would probably be a stretch for us to say that a safari might be able to save your marriage, it does provide many of those vital ingredients needed to kickstart an ailing relationship.

Africa is a place of wonder and excitement. A land where you feel about as far away from your home life as you can possibly get and sometimes that’s exactly what you need. A safari combines a sense of adventure with a peacefulness that is difficult to find on other types of holidays. There are no crowds, very little stress, and plenty of time to wander aimlessly, hold each other’s hand and talk about life when the time feels right.

As we said, we can’t give you any magical assurances, but we can provide the perfect setting to explore your love and the ideal activities that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready for whatever happens next.

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Safaris for Honeymooners

Weddings are often filled with nerves, last-minute stress, and too many people to speak to properly in just one day. Yet once the big day is out of the way, you can look forward to a mesmerising holiday that is the perfect way to begin life as a married couple. 


It’s difficult to beat an African safari honeymoon for many reasons. Yes, of course, you could go to the Maldives and sit on a perfect white sand beach for two weeks, but where’s the adventure in that?


Safari destinations offer the best of both worlds with extraordinary national parks, game viewing, and beautiful locations, but also candlelit dinners surrounded by the sumptuous African wildlife, modern luxury, and enough romantic settings to fill many holidays several times over. This is the perfect escape and the ideal choice for honeymooners looking to do something spectacular to kick off their marriage.      

Africa offers countless picturesque honeymoon settings and SAFARI FRANK knows just where to take you to guarantee incredible experiences. 


There is a broad range of honeymoon itineraries on offer, but as always, feel free to contact us if there’s something specific you have in mind. We want this romantic escape to be perfect and we’ll be happy to work with you to find the best solution for your African safari honeymoon.


On the Classic African Honeymoon Safari, you’ll be exploring Cape Town’s Winelands followed by seeing the BIG 5 in South Africa’s Sabi Sands and Victoria Falls in Zambia. From Winelands to beaches, and on to the bush, you’ll be treated to an intimate and luxurious African experience. A romantic dinner for two on the Zambezi river can be arranged. This trip is the tasting menu for Africa.


If it’s your shared love of wildlife you’d like to celebrate, then the Romantic Tanzania Honeymoon Safari is the way to go. The handpicked safari lodges are some of the most luxurious and intimate Tanzania has to offer and the mobile camp gives you front seat viewing of the wildebeest migration and the awe-inspiring natural habitats that Africa is famed for. The final stretch of the journey lands you on the sandy white beaches of a private island with crystal-clear waters – where sunset cocktails and barefoot strolls down the beach await. 

The Luxury Kenyan Bush and Beach Honeymoon is the ‘go big or go home’ East African adventure. A private plane, a hot air balloon ride, a sky bed under the night sky – if this sounds like the stuff of fairy tales, you’re probably not too far off. The final destination of the trip, the Alfajiri Villa, offers you a private swimming pool and a butler at your beck and call. If all this doesn’t make your honeymoon memorable, we’re not sure what will.


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Our Favourite Honeymoon & Romantic Safaris!

Lodge 13 Nights South Africa
Budget level: High-End
Lodge and Canvas 12 Nights Botswana
Budget level: Mid-Range
Lodge 14 Nights Kenya
Budget level: High-End
Lodge and Canvas 10 Nights Tanzania
Budget level: High-End
Lodge 12 Nights South Africa
Budget level: High-End


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Safari for Couples

But of course, you don’t need to be newlyweds to enjoy Africa’s splendid romantic experiences. Whether you’re looking to get away to celebrate your first anniversary or your fiftieth, Africa is the perfect destination to celebrate your love, while sampling the many delights on offer across the continent. 

Luxury tents, horseback riding in the open air, a personal guide catering to your every whim, and private dinners with Africa’s glorious setting as your backdrop – it’s easy to see how time has a habit of standing still in such a setting. 

African days are guided by the sun’s track across the sky, and sightings ticked off your list. A productive day in the wild of Africa guarantees stories to tell around the cosy campfire.

The romance of Africa has long been documented in the journals of explorers and expats. Karen Blixen, Danish author best known for Out of Africa, on her account of living in Kenya, said ‘You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions’. The call of the jackals at night, coupled with the humming of the cicada, and punctuated by the roar of a lion, makes you sit up in bed, both comforted by the canvas walls and struck by the urge to peer into the darkness outside.

It’s the unplanned occurrences that make unforgettable memories. The sandstorm in the desert, the hyena who stole the hiking boot left outside, and the rhino you spotted whose whereabouts are now sworn to secrecy to protect him. These are the stories you’ll tell your children or grandchildren one day. Whether you are in desperate need of a change of scenery, looking for a place to pop the question, or going on your honeymoon, Africa always delivers.


Fantastic Couple Safaris!

Lodge 11 Nights Namibia
Budget level: High-End
Lodge 10 Nights Botswana
Budget level: Mid-Range
Lodge 8 Nights South Africa
Budget level: High-End
Lodge and Canvas 6 Nights Namibia
Budget level: High-End
Lodge 12 Nights South Africa
Budget level: Mid-Range
Mobile Safari 13 Nights Kenya
Budget level: Affordable
Lodge and Canvas 9 Nights Tanzania
Budget level: High-End

Is a couple’s safari the right choice for us? 

If you’ve never been on a safari it might be difficult to gauge whether a stay on a private reserve in Africa is how you want to be spending your honeymoon or romantic getaway. We understand that some people might be a little hesitant, after all, safaris are completely different from other types of holidays, and when it comes to a honeymoon, it’s important that things go right.

A safari holiday is not necessarily everybody’s first choice type of getaway, but we maintain that everybody can enjoy a safari when it’s done right and you can be involved in planning the kinds of activities you want to do. 

Safaris are a popular choice for couples for several reasons, but mainly it comes down to providing the kind of experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. A profoundly powerful experience like this, when shared with another person, has a habit of forging stronger bonds through common emotions. Once you’ve sat with your partner, overlooking the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater or Masai Mara, and gazing out at the outrageous array of wildlife in front of you, it’s impossible not to take a deep sigh of appreciation and gratitude for what you are witnessing, but also for the person sitting next to you. 

For some couples adventure calls, and a laid-back holiday just isn’t going to do the trick. Forget the couple’s massages, you’ve got the wilds to explore. For the intrepid couple, there are endless opportunities to take the road less travelled, even if that means bumping along in a Landy with no one else in sight for miles. The word safari comes from a Swahili word of Arabic origin, meaning journey or expedition, and for those embarking, or in the midst of their own journey of the heart, there can be few better ways to truly experience it than on safari.  


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Nailed it!

We cannot thank Johan and the team at Safari Frank enough for putting together the perfect honeymoon itinerary.

All aspects were taken care of and we were blown away by the recommendations as well as the trip it self.

Highly recommended!

Thank you again.

Love is Love

For our same sex couples who have very legitimate concerns about being made to feel unwelcome, or even unsafe, when going on holiday, we say: not on our watch! We’ll makes sure the lodges we book you in are friendly and accommodating and that you will feel more than welcome.

Ready for the romance?

Get in touch with us today for your very own romantic getaway!