With its vast open skies, wide open plains, verdant rainforests, soaring mountains, magnificent coastlines, and mesmerising sunsets, Africa is one of the most romantic places on earth for a marriage proposal.
With over 50 different countries to choose from, there are endless possibilities when it comes to popping the question in Africa, but some locations stand out more than others, and if you want to be guaranteed a ‘yes’ when you go down on one knee, you might want to ask that all important question at one of our Top 10 African Destinations to Propose…
#1 Baraza Resort & Spa, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
The luxurious Baraza Resort & Spa in Zanzibar, Tanzania is one of Africa’s most romantic locations for a beachside proposal. Beautiful accommodations, private white sandy beaches, and impeccable service come as standard at Baraza, and the resort team will do everything they can to help you create the perfect setting for your proposal.
#2 Tongabezi Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zambia
Imagine the most beautiful yet authentic African lodge, nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, and you have arrived at Tongabezi. A romantic hideaway, just a short boat ride from the mighty Victoria Falls, it is one of Africa’s most desired honeymoon destinations… but why wait until after the wedding – propose right here!
#3 Hot Air Balloon Ride over Sossusvlei, Namibia
Take your intended for the ride of their lifetime with a dawn Hot Air Balloon Ride over the majestic sand dunes of the Namib Desert in Sossusvlei, Namibia. With Namibia’s serene landscapes and the African Sky as your backdrop, the setting couldn’t be any more romantic, and afterwards you can celebrate with a champagne breakfast.
#4 Chitwa Chitwa, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
There are several beautiful game reserves where you could propose in South Africa, but if you want to go the extra mile, Chitwa Chitwa should be your number one choice. The guest suites are luxurious and private, the game viewing is exceptional, and the team at Chitwa will go out of their way to set up your perfect sunset safari proposal.
#5 On Top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
If you and your loved one are active individuals who adore the great outdoors, why not take an adventure together, and propose on top of Mount Kilimanjaro! You’ll both be sweaty and exhausted by the time you reach Uhuru Peak, but what better way to celebrate your achievement than with a romantic marriage proposal on top of Africa’s highest mountain.
#6 Miavana, Nosy Ankao, Madagascar
If you are looking for a truly exclusive African destination to propose to your beloved, the brand-new Miavana Resort on Nosy Ankao Island in northern Madagascar could be it. It’s luxurious, it’s romantic, and it’s quite unlike anywhere else on the continent. How could she (or he!) possibly say no!
#7 Little Makalolo, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Like all Wilderness Safari Classic Camps, Little Makalolo in Hwange National Park is understated, luxurious, and terribly romantic, and due to its remoteness, the star gazing is particularly spectacular here. What better place to propose than next to a roaring campfire under a star-filled African sky…
#8 Virungas National Park, Rwanda or Bwindi National Park, Uganda
If you are looking for a truly unique location to propose, why not do it on a Gorilla Trekking Tour in Virungas National Park in Rwanda or Bwindi National Park in Uganda! It’s different, we know, but do you know anyone who has proposed in front of Africa’s last remaining wild mountain gorillas? No, we thought not!
#9 Azura Quilalea, Quirimbas, Mozambique
Azura Quilalea is a private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago of Mozambique. Offering barefoot luxury, exquisite dining, and endless water-based activities, it is the perfect island paradise for a romantic proposal.
#10 andBeyond, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Another safari favourite, the Okavango Delta in Botswana is a fabulous holiday destination in its own right, but if you are looking for the perfect African setting for your marriage proposal, we’re pretty confident that you will find it the andBeyond portfolio. Your lodge staff will help you find the perfect location, and add all the necessary trimmings to make it truly spectacular.