Here at Rhino Africa, we absolutely LOVE hearing our traveller’s tales about their trips to Africa. And in the spirit of the month of love, one story really stands out. Here is the heartwarming tale of an impromptu proposal in Africa.
It Started with a Wedding
“The trip was originally to go to a wedding. Jen did her gap year in Botswana, and one of her housemates stayed on and was getting married. Thus Brycewana 2016 was born!” – Leslie Bryce.
Get ready to hear a tale of wild wanderlust and unexpected family undertakings...
Once upon a time, a band of intrepid explorers (aka the Bryce family) set off for Botswana, or as they called it, "Brycewana 2016" – an epic escapade with a seriously snazzy name.
The gang's main mission? To attend a wedding, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Among the merry travellers were the dynamic duo (and cutest couple), Jen and Scott, who brought their A-game to the adventure.
But wait, there's more! Jen's father, Richard, hailed from Zimbabwe, so the gang kicked off their journey in Zimbabwe and Zambia, taking in the stunning scenery of Victoria Falls!
So there they were, a clan of eight, soaking up the majestic sights of Victoria Falls – that wonder of wonders, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and all-around jaw-dropper. And boy, oh boy, there's no shortage of shenanigans to be had here!
For the thrill-seekers among us, there's Devil's Pool – a heart-racing swim on the brink of the Falls – as well as bungee jumping, zip-lining, and micro lighting. But if you're after something a little less wild, fear not! The region also offers sunset cruises, marvellous walking tours, and so much more.
Once our favourite family had their fill of wonder and waterfalls, the real magic materialised when making their way into the untamed wilderness of Botswana. With a little help from Rhino Africa's travel gurus, it was a trip like no other; full of laughter, life-changing moments, and a whole lot of love!
From lunar-like desert landscapes and open grasslands to riverine forests and papyrus-lined canals, Botswana delivers the very best in land and water safari experiences.
There are some seriously stunning spots to explore – like the Chobe National Park and the Makgadikgadi Pans – but nothing quite beats the fame (and fabulousness) of the Okavango Delta. It was an absolute no-brainer for the Bryce squad of eight to set up camp there.
Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp
“The guides were all fantastic, food was superb, and accommodation was great.” – Leslie Bryce.
The fam's first hideaway haven was none other than Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp – known for its elegant tented suites and sweeping vistas of the surrounding Okavango Delta.
Packed with prime wildlife and bird-watching hotspots, Nxabega had all the makings of a close-up African safari encounter. And with plenty of privacy, the lovebirds, Jen and Scott, could easily cosy up and connect as a couple.
Little Machaba Camp
The family's second sanctuary of solitude was that of Little Machaba Camp. This gem, nestled in the nooks of the Okavango Delta's northeastern realm, is beyond compare – serving major retro vibes with its top-of-the-line living quarters that take you back to the 1950s safari era.
But the best part about this spot? You don't even have to step outside your tent to catch sight of majestic creatures prowling the vast floodplains. Talk about spellbinding! And it's perfect for intimate celebrations, too. So perfect that Scott got down on one knee and popped the question to Jen in this dreamy, fairytale setting.
She Said Yes!
"We'd certainly use Rhino Africa again on future trips to Africa – our daughter got engaged on this trip, so maybe a wedding sometime soon!" – Leslie Bryce.
We are over the moon that Jen said yes to Scott's proposal in such an enchanting setting. We wish you all the happiness in the world and hope you'll return to Africa one day to celebrate where your love story began – we promise to make it just as special as Brycewana 2016!
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