5 Romantic African Lodges to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 25/01/2019
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  • Find your perfect romantic lodge in the African wilderness to cosy up and spend Valentine’s Day for something truly unique this year. Nothing better than making a holiday out of it! Here are our top recommendations.


     The Giraffe Manor, Kenya

    Giraffe Manor

    Photo credit: Giraffe Manor

    For serious brownie points and for something truly special why not stay at the Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya, in the company of the resident Rothschild Giraffes, who will most certainly make the best third wheel!

    Find out more here: Giraffe Manor

    Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, South Africa


    Photo credit: Ulusaba

    Situated within the Sabi Sands, Ulusaba is a stunning safari lodge to stay in for a romantic break. Ulusaba means  “place of little fear” because the kopje where Rock Lodge sits provided the ancient Shangaan warriors with the perfect lookout point.

    Find out more here: Ulusaba Private Game Reserve


    Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa – Namibia

    Eagle Tented Lodge

    Photo credit: Eagle Tented Lodge

    The Eagle Tented Lodge in Etosha National Park, Namibia provides breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and valleys, and is built from natural rock and thatched roofs. This is a wonderful lodge to spend Valentine’s and they have an incredible spa too, perfect for those couple massages!

    Find out more here.

    Loisaba Star Beds, Kenya

    Situated in the beautiful Loisaba Conservancy in Laikipia, Loisaba Tented Camp is perched on the edge of an escarpment with panoramic views across the Laikipia plains to Mt Kenya.

    Loisaba Star Beds

    Photo Credit: Loisaba Tented Camps

    A truly unique and romantic experience is sleeping under the stars. The accommodation has a thatched roof, open walls, a double handcrafted bed with wheels and an extensive uncovered decking area. Each night your bed, which is draped in warm comfortable blankets, is pulled out onto the open deck, enabling you to sleep under the stars with nothing but the sounds of the wilderness as company.

    Loisaba Tented Camp

    Azura Selous, Tanzania

    Azura Selous

    Photo credit: Azura Selous

    Azura Selous is a heavenly romantic spot in which to relax and watch hippos play in the nearby Great Ruaha River. Its location, in one of the largest game reserves in Africa, makes it perfect to spot lots of wildlife.

    Find out more here.


    Inspired to visit one of these stunning destinations for Valentine’s Day?

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