Top 5 places to propose in Africa

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You have known each other for a while, she makes you happy and you are ready to pop the big question. Why not plan a romantic trip that will culminate in a marriage proposal? Choose from any of these top 5 places to propose in Africa and give her a valentine’s gift she will treasure for a lifetime.

Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is the ultimate romantic destination for lovebirds this valentines. Locals call the falls ‘Mosi-ao-Tunya’ meaning ‘the smoke that thunders.’ It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a spectacular sight to behold in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Your significant other will be amazed at the speeds at which water gushes down the falls. You have the option of proposing marriage at a candle lit dinner in one of the romantic hotels near Victoria Falls or going wild and popping the question at any of the picturesque spots near the falls. If you are a dare devil, you could get down on one knee at the Danger Point situated on the Zimbabwean side.

Breathtaking view of Victoria Falls

Breathtaking views of Victoria Falls

Zanzibar Islands
Zanzibar Islands is a haven for lovers this valentines. It is home to sandy beaches lined with palm trees, turquoise waters and a blend of Swahili Arab culture. Be sure to visit House of Wonders and the Old Fort of Zanzibar during your romantic trip. The Rock Restaurant in Stone Town Zanzibar is a great spot to dine, and yes you guessed it, one of the best places to propose in Africa.

Have you ever thought of a desert proposal? Head out to Sossulvei located in the southern part of Namib Desert. Sossulvei is beautiful salt and clay pan that is surrounded by high red sand dunes. You could get scenic views of the pan on hot air balloons (leaving Sesriem in the morning) or small planes (from Swakopmund or Walvis Bay). Driving from Windhoek, the capital of Namibia will take you two days. Whichever means you choose to access Sossulvei, nothing beats saying “I do” at the base of red sand dunes.

Masai Mara
Honeymooners absolutely love Masai Mara game reserve as it doubles up as a romantic getaway and a top wildlife safari destination in Kenya. This reserve is home to endemic wildlife, bird species and vast plains that host the annual wildebeest migration to Serengeti. The migration typically takes place from July to October. Nevertheless, wildlife viewing is possible all year round so you and your loved one are in for a great safari. You could go out of the norm and propose in a hot air balloon at dusk.

elephant in masai mara

Elephant in masai mara

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Gorilla trekking in Africa is a fun adventure for your romantic safari. Trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda and learn about different species of African mountain gorillas. Don’t forget to bring your camera along to take instagrammable photos of these apes. Asking your partner to marry you during this safari is totally out of the box; and worth trying!

Have fun at any of these top 5 places to propose in Africa!

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