10 Wildly Romantic Reasons to book a Safari Sojourn

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to spoil your sweetheart, an intimate safari getaway offers romantic touches around every corner. This Valentine’s Day, Specials4Africa has curated the best bush break specials taking place throughout the month of love, and we’re here to tell you why a safari sojourn will make you swoon…

1. Private dining options

While fine dining restaurants and romantic candlelit dinners have become a Valentine’s Day cliché, many of our safari lodges are on another level with their one-of-a-kind dining delights. From private dinners on the deck of your suite to enchanting and intimate fireside feasts in the middle of the bushveld, mealtimes on safari are always something to look forward to.

Lion Sands Romantic Safari Ideas

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

2. Stargazing

An age-old romantic tradition – stargazing has always been a captivating experience to share with your special someone. The lack of light pollution makes the view of the night’s sky on safari an incredibly beautiful sight to behold – watch the twinkling stars dance beneath a molasses backdrop while bathing in a symphony of safari sounds. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for shooting stars and satellites passing by!

Several safari lodges boast romantic starlit sleepouts, stargazing decks or telescopes, as well as field guides with a wealth of knowledge on astronomy.

Jaci’s Safari Lodge

3. Bath-time alfresco

Explore your bare necessities with one of the latest trends in luxury lodges – outdoor showers, private plunge pools and open-air baths.

Ant’s Hill Lodge

4. Reconnect

The African bush is the perfect destination to escape city life, technology, work, and the ongoing plethora of worries and responsibilities. Many safari lodges have intermittent cell reception with connectivity options upon request, while more remote destinations only offer Wi-Fi connectivity and televisions in the common areas, with little to no cell phone reception. This makes it easy to escape from reality and connect with your partner more deeply – disconnected from the distractions of everyday life.

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

5. Unusual activities

When you think of a safari, game drives, wildlife and luxury come to mind, but there is so much more available to experience. Explore the African bush and make unforgettable memories together with activities such as hot-air ballooning, kayaking, hiking, biking, scuba diving, canoeing, snorkelling, fishing, golfing, helicopter flights, cultural visits, drumming sessions and more.

Kosi Forest Lodge

6.  Romantic & isolated accommodation

While many lodges host the occasional communal boma dinner and encourage mingling amongst guests, the widely dispersed standalone suites, as well as private dining, viewing decks and plunge pools will ensure a feeling of privacy and intimacy during your stay. Our specialist consultants can help you to find a lodge that offers the perfect amount of social interaction and complete privacy, based on your preferences.

Marataba Safari Lodge

7. Spa treatments

Need we say more? Treat yourselves to a rejuvenating couples massage in the tranquillity of your lodge’s on-site spa or the privacy of your very own viewing deck. A great way to spend time together for some added relaxation and pampering!

Mhondoro Game Lodge

8. Exclusive-use

An exclusive-use lodge or homestead is ideal for those looking for total isolation and privacy. Offering everything from private chefs, butlers and housekeepers, to your own dedicated field guides and game drive vehicles, exclusive-use lodges let you book out the whole place just for the two of you!

Baobab Hill Bush House

9. Sofa safari

The word safari evokes images of game drives, bush walks, and being on the move through changing landscapes – but what if you could enjoy it all from the comfort of your room?

Many lodges are renowned for the animal activity that takes place on their doorstep – with herds of elephants passing by, on-site wildlife viewing hides, bustling waterholes, viewing decks and tree-top platforms, you can enjoy endless safari splendour from the comfort of your own private deck, jacuzzi, sofa or even your bed!

Jaci’s Safari Lodge

10. The romantic touches

If the reason for your getaway is to celebrate a special occasion, whether it be a birthday, anniversary, honeymoon or engagement, many private lodges will gladly provide a romantic turn-down service on request. Perhaps your room can be scattered with petals before your arrival or you could have a bottle of sparkling wine waiting for your return from an evening game drive. Always speak to the lodge or your consultant in advance to see what they offer as these services are often not advertised online so that your soon-to-be-surprised partner won’t know what to expect!

To celebrate the month of love, several of our lodges are offering complimentary value-added services, such as a bottle of sparkling wine and a welcome platter on arrival, a romantic turn-down, a private dinner on the deck of your suite and discounted spa treatments.

At Specials4Africa, we love love, and we will gladly assist with any romantic requests you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our specialist consultants here to begin planning your next romantic getaway!

Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge

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