If you're thinking about getting down onto one knee, you need to consider the top places to propose in Africa. Our continent is a popular engagement setting because it will make you fall even deeper in love with each other! Africa gives you butterflies, making you feel more alive than ever. So, if you're ready to pop the question, consider these places to propose in Africa, as they will almost guarantee a resounding "YES!" in response.
Oh, Heaven is a Place in Africa
Guests from across the globe flock to Africa to propose to their forever partners. Why? Well, there's something intoxicating about the continent's wild beauty, warmth, and just how she makes you feel. It's a contagious feeling that will no doubt make your significant other's heart beat faster, eyes sparkle, and ignite an excitement for the future. And isn't that just the perfect recipe for a proposal? So, as hand-picked by our Travel Experts, here are our top 10 places to propose in Africa.
1. Sundowner Proposal on Safari in Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is number one on our list because it's one of the most requested proposal settings. There's something about getting down onto one knee after an exhilarating game drive, the sun inching toward the horizon and splashing the wide-open bush in vibrant hues. It's a moment that will take your breath away, so will make the proposal surprise even more impactful!
2. Floating through The Clouds in a Hot Air Balloon, East Africa
East Africa's Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya are the perfect proposal spots. In particular, taking to the skies in a hot air balloon to look down onto the world below. As you float above the wide-open plains, you'll feel invincible, marvelling at the wildlife congregating below. Plus, the moment will be incredibly Instagram-worthy!
3. Watching the Sunrise over a Bubbly Breakfast in Namibia
There's something utterly romantic about feeling like you're in the middle of nowhere. And choosing to start the day with a sunrise proposal in the world's oldest desert, followed by a bubbly breakfast, is the stuff romantic dreams are made of. Namibia is a beloved romantic getaway destination, so it only makes sense that it's one of our top places to propose in Africa.
4. Stargazing in the Kalahari, Botswana
Match the stars in your partner's eyes by setting up a romantic star-lit dinner before asking the big question. You can even continue the romance by sleeping out under the blanket of stars. The Kalahari in Botswana is so remote that the stars glisten so brightly you'll feel pleasantly disoriented and mesmerised by the sheer magnificence of it. Plus, that ring will sparkle even brighter in this setting!
5. Private Dhow Sail Cruise in Zanzibar
Set sail and feel the wind in your hair as you visualise your future together. A traditional dhow boat on the island paradise of Zanzibar Archipelago is the perfect place to propose in Africa.
6. Fine Dining and Wining in the Cape Winelands, South Africa
The Cape Winelands will entice all your senses, from its carpets of sun-soaked vineyards to its award-winning wines and haute cuisine – and your romantic proposal will be the cherry on top.
7. Gliding Along the Okavango Delta in a Mokoro, Botswana
Embrace Mother Nature and all of her sights, sounds and smells on a traditional mokoro excursion, reminiscent of Venice’s gondolas. Botswana is so sparsely populated but packed with wildlife, making you feel like you're the only two people on earth, which is why it's one of our personal favourite romantic destinations in Africa.
8. Picnic Next to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Zambia
The “Smoke that Thunders” is the world’s largest sheet of falling water, and just being in its presence will make you weak at the knees. Set up a romantic picnic next to Victoria Falls to make your proposal even more romantic.
9. Island Romance on a Private Beach, Mozambique
Castaway romance awaits in Mozambique, where you can set up a lantern-lit sunset picnic, one of the most romantic settings to propose in Africa – no, the world.
10. On Table Mountain Overlooking Views of Cape Town, South Africa
Regardless of the time of day, you can’t go wrong with a proposal on top of the flat-topped Table Mountain, the most iconic mountain in Cape Town.
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Are you getting excited about your proposal in Africa? You should be! Your significant other will be over the moon if you choose one of our top 10 places to propose in Africa to kickstart the first chapter of your lives together. Contact our Travel Experts today, and they will take care of all the little details so that you only have to focus on the big moment!
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