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Bushtracks' Top 3 Romantic African Safari Getaways

By Liz Donahey | Feb 14

Liz is Bushtracks' Digital Marketing Manager. Like an online safari guide, Liz, helps travelers navigate the often complex landscape of African travel by keeping www.bushtracks.com up to date and creating online communities where returning Bushtracks travelers can continue their adventures by learning more about Africa and connecting with others who love all things African. When she’s not busy blogging about the latest goings-on in Kenya or Zambia, you’ll find Liz enjoying the company of her three little girls, husband and kennel of golden retrievers. Prior to joining Bushtracks in 2013, Liz spent the last decade exploring the uncharted terrain of digital marketing and information technology, creating online marketing roadmaps and platforms, and teaching part time as an Assistant Professor at Dominican University of California.

Bushtracks' Top 3 Romantic African Safari Getaways

From the fine white beaches of Zanzibar to the Sultry Red Sand of Sossuslvei

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Africa and romance have been synonymous at Bushtracks ever since Bushtracks’ founders David and Carolyn Tett honeymooned in Motopos National Park in Southern Zimbabwe in 1990. Twenty four years, and many trips later, we still think there are few better places in the world to enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner than at a table for two set on Africa’s beaches, bushcamps, and  matchless natural splendor. It may be too late to spend this Valentine’s Day in Africa, but it is not too early to get a jump start on making next year’s celebration unforgettable.

So where would Bushtracks’ safari planners go for a romantic escape in Africa?

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An Island Safari Paradise on Zanzibar

Turquoise-blue waters, fine white sand beaches, and coral reefs in a secluded setting. Picture yourself a white-washed bungalow surrounded by lush gardens with hammock-slung verandas overlooking the Indian Ocean. One of the very few boutique lodges on the north coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe Lodge offers superb snorkeling and diving at a beach used only by its guests and the neighboring fishing village. When not beachside, you can explore historic Stone Town, take the Spice Tour, or search for monkeys in the Jozani Forest, 20 miles away. Best of all, if you want a little safari with your sand, you can connect your Zanzibar visit with game drives in one of Tanzania’s world famous game reserves like the Serengeti.

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Adventure by Day, Luxury by Night in Zambia's Newest Safari Lodge

Life’s luxuries are taken to a whole new level when enjoyed in a remote setting, and after a day of active exploration. Prepare to have your expectations exceeded in every way at wildly luxurious Chinzombo in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley: six villas designed by award-winning architects with spacious living areas, cooled bedrooms, and private plunge pools on shady decks overlooking the Luangwa. Set within 60 acres of private land, the camp’s riverside location teems with wildlife with private, direct access into one of the most game-rich areas of the National Park. 

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Sleeping under the Stars in Sossusvlei in Namibia, in the World's Oldest Desert

Flanked by famous red sand dunes that stand out starkly against the blue sky and flush red in the early morning sun, Sossusvlei’s clear starry nights are a perfect backdrop for romantic dinners. Little Kulala Lodge puts you up close to the iconic dunes and in a 91,500 acre private reserve perfect for guided nature drives, walks and eco-sensitive quad biking. An optional balloon safari sets out at first light to soar silently over the magnificent dunes of the world’s oldest desert, with a champagne breakfast awaiting you at your landing site. 

For more information on romantic safari destinations, top African safari trips for 2014 and 2015, visit us online at www.bushtracks.com, or contact one of our expert planners at info@bushtracks.com or 1-800-995-8689.

Topics: African Safari Tours, Best African Vacations, Most Romantic places in Africa

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