Africa is not just deserts and wildlife reserves: the continent has many other attractions, including locales for couples looking to heat up their love life. From Seychelles to Mauritius and Kenya, Mama Africa is filled with views and luxury that could rival any Asian or Caribbean destination on your travel list.
So, whether you’re the type of couple looking to have a steamy tête-à-tête (wouldn’t that be so therapeutic?), sunbathe at the beach all day while sipping “mnazi” (Swahili for coconut palm), or partake in some dopamine-triggering activities like hiking or snorkeling, below are some of the most beautiful and safest African destinations for Black couples – they’re guaranteed to spice up your relationship and leave you wanting more.
Check them out.
If you didn’t already know, Hawaii and the Caribbean Islands don’t have a monopoly on picturesque islands. Right off the coast of Africa hides one of the most beautiful island nations you’ve ever seen, and Seychelles is at the top.
From the idyllic beaches of Mahe Island to the clear warm waters of Praslin Island and the unparalleled massages of the Peppermint Organic Spa, and the lesser traveled lands of Astove and Desroches, Seychelle is home to gorgeous coral reefs, stunning nature reserves teeming with rare wildlife (like the giant tortoise of the Moyenne Island), and love-igniting resorts and beaches.
So, if you’re searching for the perfect African destination for your honeymoon or somewhere to spice up your marriage/partnership, book a ticket to Seychelles and get ready to enjoy some of the most phenomenal views (seriously.
The views from your room alone will make you two never want to return home).
Best Time To Visit Seychelles: July to September
Nearest Airport: Seychelles International Airport
Other Popular Couple Attractions: Mahe Island, Aldabra Island, Seychelles National Botanical Gardens, Praslin Island, Moyenne Island, La Digue, Anse Intendance
Best Resorts To Stay In Seychelles: Four Seasons Resort, Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas, Constance Ephella Male Island
From the spectacular beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton Beach to the vintage wine tours of Franschhoek Wine Tram and the caged great white shark tours, Cape Town breaks all world records and leaves you wanting more.
So, if you don’t want to be far away from the Atlantic or need a cool picture with Kowalski, Skipper, Rico, and Private cousins, Cape Town is the place to be. They are so many incredible activities to do as a couple in this South African destination that you’ll keep pushing away your departure date.
Oh, and if you get time, check out the red rivers of South Africa (Blood River) in KwaZulu-Natal. It’s a sight to behold!
Best Time To Visit Cape Town: March to May & September to November
Nearest Airport: The Cape Town International Airport
Popular Couple Attractions: A Lindt Chocolate Studio Tour, Hiking Lion’s Head, Cable Up Table Mountains, Take A Cool Evening Walk At The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront/ Kirstenbosch Gardens, Drink Beer At The Beer House On Long Street, Get A History Lesson At Robben Island, Tour Of The Bo-Kaap Neighborhood, A Safari In Kruger National Park
Best Places To Stay In Cape Town: Sugar Hotel, Roosenwijn Guest House. Blouberg Beach Retreat, O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa, POD Camps Bay Boutique Hotel, Seacliffe On Two At Bantry Bay (Airbnb), The Spa House in Hout Bay.
Namibia isn’t an African destination you’ll find on most couples’ bucket lists. However, this friendly and easy-traveling African destination with German roots is a captivating cultural mash-up with a plethora of fun couple activities and natural wonders that cater to every wanderlust-driven couple’s style and budget.
You can get up close and personal with Rafiki, Pumba, and Mufasa’s fam with a quick trip to the Etosha National Park or enjoy a three-side ocean view at the Strand Hotel Swakopmund.
You could also go on a romantic hot-air balloon flight over the breathtaking Namib desert (it’s honestly one of the most beautiful sites in the world), fill up on traditional Namibian braaivleis and potjiekos at the La Marmite, or get lost in the clay pan of Deadvlei (home to 900-year-old dead trees.
There’s literally something for everyone – even those who want to sleep and enjoy some peace (the star beds in the NamibRand Nature Reserves (Africa’s only Dark Sky Reserve, are to die for)!
Oh, and did we mention there’s a pink river in Namibia? Yup. Be sure to dip your feet in its waters at the Sandwich Harbor.
Best Time To Visit Namibia: July to October
Nearest Airport: Hosea Kutako International Airport
Popular Couple Attractions: Revel In Nomadic Luxury Damaraland, Etosha National Park & Skeleton Coast, Picnic At Epupa Falls, Dune Board In Namibia’s Adventure Capital Of Swakopmund, Destress In Windhoek & Khomas Hochland, Explore The Clear Blue Skies, Ochre Dunes, And Dead Trees Of The Namib Desert, Sandwich Harbor
Best Places To Stay In Namibia: Little Kulala Lodge, Droombos, Freedom Plaza Windhoek, The Atlantic Villa Swakopmund (best couples’ getaway 2023), Kairos Cottage B&B, Mokuti Etosha Lodge, The Weinberg Windhoek, Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
Get leid in Africa’s most tropical island. Enjoy ocean views at the overwater villas looking out into the picturesque blues of the Indian Ocean with the one you love the most. If you’re a foodie, take a boat to the world-famous Rock Restaurant and fill up on Zanzibar’s mouth-watering cuisines.
And if you and your bae are adventure junkies, visit the Baraka Natural Aquarium for a chance to swim with the turtles or discover Tanzania’s history at Stone Town (it’s exhilarating and incredibly memorable).
It’s everything your therapist ordered!
Best Time To Visit Zanzibar: July to September & December to February
Nearest Airport: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
Popular Couple Attractions: Swim with Dolphins, Romantic Dinner AT The Rock Restaurant, A Stone Town Escapade, Kendwa Beaches, Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Scuba Diving At The Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa
Best Places To Stay In Zanzibar: Nungwi Beach Resort, Kupaga Villa Boutique Hotel, Reef & Beach Resort, Summer Beach Paje, BlueBay Beach Resort & Spa
They say Kenya is the only African destination where falling in love all over again with your bae is as easy as spotting the “Big Five.” The welcoming country has long been a choice destination for couples looking to reignite their love, and it’s for a reason.
The rustic surroundings, soft and lush sandy beaches with azure waters, vivid sunsets, and exclusive, romantic-secluded wildlife conservancies like the Loisaba Conservancy make Kenya a timeless destination for romantics.
So, if you’re looking for a place to kill your woes and enjoy a good ol’ nature movie (aka The Great Wildebeest Migration), Kenya is the place to be!
Best Time To Visit Kenya: June to October (though it’s a great year-round kind of destination)
Nearest Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Popular Couple Attractions: Manda Island, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Watamu Marine National Park, Lake Naivasha, Chale Island, Giraffe Manor, Sabuk Lodge Laikipia, The Sands At Nomad, Hike Mount Kenya, Marafa Hell’s Kitchen, Gede Ruins
Best Places To Stay In Kenya: Loisaba Tented Camp In Laikipia, Ol Donyo Lodge. Voyager Beach Resort, The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Palacino The Residence & The Suites, Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa, Elsa’s Kopje, Loldia House, The Sanctuary At Ol Lentille.
The cheery smiles, heart-warming welcomes, and unparalleled hospitality is the first thing you notice when you get to Malawi – which is why it’s known as the Warm Heart of Africa.
The country is also known for its unforgettable sand-and-safari experiences, stunning bays,
and white sandy beaches, plus beautiful pine forests and national parks like the Liwonde National Park.
And for couples looking to rekindle their love, the African destination comes with unmatched trekking paths, romantic dinners at the shores of Lake Chilwa, and spectacular sunset views at the rolling grasslands of the Nyika Plateau (a picnic here would blow your mind!).
Best Time To Visit Malawi: May to October
Nearest Airport: Kamuzu International Airport
Popular Couple Attractions: Take The Ferry To Likoma Island, Check The Picturesque Views Of Zomba Plateau, Relax At Nkhata Bay, Horse Riding On Kande Beach, Blantyre, Lake Malawi, Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve, Chitimba Lodge, Cap Maclear, Marelli Island Archipelago, Mzuzu.
Best Places To Stay In Malawi: Mayoka Village, Zulunkhuni River Lodge, Amaryllis Hotel Blantyre, Mgoza Lodge, Eden Estates & Boutique Lodge, Game Haven Lodge, Latitude 13 Degrees, Woodlands Lilongwe
If your besties have been jet-setting to Mauritius only to come back with a sun-kissed glow and calming aura, it’s because the African destination has that influence on its visitors.
The tropical paradise is known for its blissful beaches – shimmering yet calming blue waters lapping against pristine, micro-fine white sandy beaches and multi-colored sand dunes of the Chamarel Geopark (the most Instagram’d sites in the country).
The world-class holiday resorts scattered along the tropical playground’s coastline offering relaxing massages and spa experiences, enormous swimming pools, and shaded sun loungers make Mauritius the perfect African destination for couples looking to get married, honeymoon hard or heat up their love life.
It’s the most stress-wrangling trip you could ever take in your life!
Best Time To Visit Mauritius: May to November (though it’s considered an all-year-round vacation spot).
Nearest Airport: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
Popular Couple Attractions: Mauritius Botanic Garden, Le Morne Brabant, Ile Aux Cerfs, Flic En Flac Beach, Port Lois, Chamarel Village, Riviere des Galets, Souillac, Belle Mare, Poste de Flacq, Curepipe, Black River Gorges National Park, L’Aventure du Sucre, Rainbow-Hued Chamarel Geopark, Tamarind Falls.
Best Places To Stay In Mauritius: One&Only Le Saint Géran, Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, St. Regis, The Salt Of Palmar, Antanara Iko Mauritius Resort, Sugar Beach, Westin Turtle Bay Resort, Maradiva Villas.
When people think of African islands, their minds immediately wander off to the beaches of Mauritius, the sandy beaches of Seychelles, and the pristine waters of Zanzibar. But there’s one place – one with Caribbean-like charm – that is completely underrated. That’s Cape Verde.
Just one look at this African destination’s untouched beaches, towering volcanos, and lush green valleys, and it’s easy to see why it would land on the best destination for couples’ lists. Add to that the majestic mountains, a vibrant culture, and dramatic landscapes, and you can see why you need to include it in your couples’ bucket list!
If you’ve been looking for a way to light up that romantic flame or just want to explore more of Africa’s gems, grab your pad, take note of the places you should visit, and book a flight ASAP!
It’s one of the best escapes for travelers looking for a peaceful but luxurious vacation.
Best Time To Visit Cape Verde: November and June
Nearest Airport: Amílcar Cabral International Airport
Popular Couple Attractions: Viveiro Botanical Garden, Zoo di Terra, Praia de Chaves, Blue Eye Buracona Lagoon, Pedra Lume Salt Mines, Praia de Estoril, Viana Desert.
“Pirates Of The Atlantic Your Way” To The Shipwreck At Santa Maria, Venture Away From The Island of Santiago & Praia, And Check Out The Islands Of Boa Vista, Sai, & Sao Vicente.
Best Places To Stay In Cape Verde: Melia Lliana Beach Resort & Spa, The Albatroz Hotel, Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort, King Fisher Village, Kasa D’Igreja Ecol Lodge
So, which African destination will you go to first?
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