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So apparently Kenya is the place to get engaged! This of course isn’t really news to Rhino Africa; we have always known this exceptional country moves the vows along. When most people think of Africa, they are really thinking of Kenya. The wide open plains and plethora of wild animals combine to create the perfect African safari and the luxury lodges are certainly romantic enough to get you down on one knee. Head to the Masai Mara or any one of Kenya’s game parks and you could spot the Big Five in a morning game drive and be relaxing poolside with a glass of champagne before the sun sets. And of course, you should time your trip to coincide with one of the world’s most unbelievable and epic natural spectacles – The Great Wildebeest Migration.
No one is one hundred percent sure at which Kenyan lodge Prince William popped the big question. The Queen has stayed at Treetops Hotel in the Aberdare Mountains and it was here that she received the news that her father had passed away and that she was now Queen! So the Royals have had a long and romantic history with Africa. Prince William has often stated that Africa is his other home – a large part of his heart is in Africa and he has traveled to South Africa on numerous occasions, most recently during the Fifa World Cup. Despite the English football team’s poor showing, he surely had a great time exploring Cape Town and some of South Africa’s other premier cities…
In the past, the Prince has stayed in the Lewa Downs Conservancy – a private conservation and safari reserve at the foot of Mount Kenya. While we don’t know exactly where this trip took the happy couple we can make some suggestions of our own for your romantic and potentially life changing trip to Africa!
Loisaba is outstandingly beautiful, its abundant wildlife is truly wild and its accommodation is luxurious and authentically African. Activities at Loisaba include helicopter trips and hot air balloon excursions over the exclusive private concession, with 60,000 acres of land there is plenty to see. There are also Spa and massage facilities as well as river rafting for the adventurous.
Read More about Loisaba on the Rhino Africa website
Take a camel back safari through the enchanting wilderness of this exclusive private concession on the Laikipia plateau. Experience a truly unique Kenyan holiday in comfort, privacy and excessive luxury! Sabuk’s cottages are open at the front with stunning views of the river and cliffs. Each thatched rondavel has its own unique design, crafted from local stone, gnarled ancient cedar and twisted olivewood branches, gathered from the local area.
Read More about Sabuk on the Rhino Africa website
With over 95,000 hectares of uninterrupted African landscape surrounding the lodge – the size of Malta and Seychelles combined – the sense of privacy as well as exclusivity is compelling. Activities include night and morning game drives in the Kalama Conservancy, rock climbing, professionally-led game walks, bush dinners and star gazing.
Read More about Saruni Samburu on the Rhino Africa website
We can also recommend a number of other romantic destinations in Kenya, Tanzania and even Rwanda and Uganda! Or if East Africa isn’t your thing, head down South for some time in the sun in Mozambique or a luxury safari in the Kruger National Park. Get in touch with Rhino Africa to start planning your getaway.
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Craig Harding is the general go-to guy at Rhino Africa. He's pretty chilled out so he's the right guy to have by your side on an intrepid adventure. He says 'the journey is the destination' so we just all nod and agree - it's better that way...
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