Adventure specialist, Acacia Africa releases its top five list of the most romantic locations on the continent
Online PR News – 31-January-2013 – London/Central London – Africa is filled with breathtaking backdrops certain to melt the heart of any Valentine. Tour operator Acacia Africa has scoured the continent to create a top five list of the most popular locations where couples can swoon over the savannah.
At number one is the Masai Mara, the game reserve’s connection to the award winning movie “Out Of Africa,” adding to its never ending romantic allure. But according to the tour operator, the landscape alone is enough to get any heart racing, its rolling plains and lush grasslands having a timeless appeal for sweetheart safari-goers. Couples will also have the chance to marvel at the mesmerizing sunrises, on the 3-day Mara Lodge Safari before heading off on their early morning Big Five game drives. Short safari & trek from £530pp (two sharing) + local payment from £188pp including transport, accommodation, most meals, park entry fees and services of a local guide/driver. Daily departures. Starts Nairobi – ends Nairobi.
The Okavango Delta is a fairy-trail journey into hidden Africa, amorous adventurers being poled along through the reed filled watery haven en route to their island bush camp. Couples can swap the white sand beach for a walking safari and capture magnificent sunsets over the delta on late afternoon rides in their dug out canoes. 13-day Desert & Delta Express overland tour from £495pp (no single supplement) + local payment from £284pp including transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a local guide/driver. Guaranteed departure 08 February. Starts Swakopmund – ends Livingstone.
Another Big Five haunt that is set to impress any Valentine is the Kruger, and in the summer months the national park is awash with colour. It’s at this point that the migrant birds arrive, including the European Bee Eater - these feathered flocks adding even more memorable moments to any safari. 7-day African Insight overland trip from £375pp (no single supplement) + local payment from £164pp including transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a local guide/driver. Guaranteed departure 14 February. Starts Johannesburg – ends Victoria Falls.
Moshi is the penultimate pit stop before attempting the Kili climb, its laid back atmosphere appealing to couples who want go slow on their safari. Lovers can feast their eyes on Mount Kilimanjaro and lose themselves in the town’s vibrant markets, the sweet scent of jacaranda blossoms hanging in the air. 17-day Zanzibar To Kilimanjaro overland expedition from £1,315pp (no single supp.) + local payment of £833pp including, transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a local guide/driver. Guaranteed departure 04 February. Starts Dar es Salaam – ends Nairobi.
Kande beach is the ultimate romantic hot spot for couples in search of the traditional white sand beach and a hint of adventure. Situated along the shores of Lake Malawi, the location is ideal for twosomes with a love of water sports, diving, snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing on the list of activities. 21-day East African Explorer overland tour from £975pp (no single supp.) + local payment of £335pp including, transport, camping accommodation, most meals and services of a local guide/driver. Departing 08 February. Starts Livingstone – ends Nairobi.
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