1. The award-winning &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Tanzania, situated on the rim of the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater, is renowned for its luxury and spectacular views. The main areas of the lodge are lavish and each suite’s incredible interior blends beautifully with its architecture, featuring wood stilts and cosy thatch. Your personal butler will help you make the most of all the facilities, including bubble baths and private fireplaces.
2. Singita Sasakwa Lodge, located in the Grumeti Reserve of northern Tanzania, is a safari lodge like no other, seemingly a step back in time to an era of understated opulence and elegance. It is adorned with priceless paintings and crystal chandeliers, and has one of the best views on the continent. With the night sky full of sparkling stars and lanterns leading the way to your private candlelit table, you will be served food to compete with the flair of the Roux brothers, all topped off with a view of the entire Western Corridor of the Serengeti lit up by the moon – romance like this is hard to beat. It blitzes the competition for opulent romance; however, Sasakwa is not everyone’s cup of tea, but for those looking for a super-lux safari ‘hotel’, this place cannot be beaten.
3. Beho Beho is a superb example of Africa’s stunning romantic safari camps. Gorgeous rooms look out over one of Africa’s last true wildernesses. A very special place that’s well off the beaten track! The huge private rooms at Beho Beho look out over the wilderness of the wonderfully quiet and rugged Selous Game Reserve. This is one of the few owner-run properties that makes our list – it’s a shining example of how a hands-on approach can make a real difference to the atmosphere in a camp! Special touches like the ‘Tree House’ and the private dining space ‘Eagle’s Nest’ are reasons to drool over the sheer romance of this property. Banda no. 5 was voted as the sexiest hotel room on the planet a couple of years ago. Many a honeymoon has started under its spell!