February is usually that time of the year when every couple under the sun is looking for tips to create the most romantic experiences for their loved ones. A romantic safari getaway is one of the best ways to connect with your partner. It allows you to break away from the rest of the world and to instead redirect focus onto each other. Whether it’s a blossoming romance, a first or even a second honeymoon, you can be sure that a romantic safari holiday will ignite a spark that will continue to burn for years to come.
Here are ten ideas for things to do with your significant other that will sweep them off their feet.
Pamper Each Other
Take this time together to pamper and spoil each other. Book a spa day together. Many game lodges and hotels have spa facilities that offer couples treatments and packages. Nothing brings a couple closer than a soothing body massage together. Indulge in some exotic treatments after a day of sightseeing.
Dine Under the Stars
Move out of the confines of the restaurant’s four walls and surprise your partner with a private dinner under the stars. While out in the wilderness you might as well make the most of it. Speak to the restaurant manager, double check the weather forecast for the evening and have a dinner surrounded by the natural beauty of Africa. And even if you’re surprised with a light summer shower, it will not take any of the magic away from the experience.
Play a Game
Add something special to your game drive by turning it into a little game. Guess the number of animals you will see before going on your game drive or perhaps take turns guessing which animal will be seen next. Plan ahead and have special rewards for when your partner guesses correctly.
Ride an elephant
Many game reserves offer the opportunity for guests to interact with the animals more closely. Why not have the once in a lifetime experience of riding on the back of an elephant with your partner. These gentle giants offer magnificent views from atop their large backs and will help you see things from another point of view.
Do a Walking Safari
Another popular activity on game reserves is walking safaris. These are much different from the morning and evening game drives. The walking safaris allows you to get a little closer to nature as you are guided through the game reserve to the more popular wildlife hangouts.
TAKE TO THE SKY
Watch the Sunset
After a long day of activities take some time out with your loved one to watch the sunset. In photography the period just before sunset or after sunrise is known as the golden hour. And with good reason. It is breath-taking watching the sun set over the African horizon. This is a great time to capture some memories with your camera. It is also an opportune time to let your loved one know just how beautiful they are and how grateful you are to have them share this moment with you.
Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Take off into the sky with a hot air balloon ride. The rides usually take place at sunrise. You and your partner will launch soon after breakfast to enjoy sweeping views of the landscape. Flights usually last for approximately one hour.
If you and your partner are more adventurous thrill seekers then this is the perfect activity for you. Take a helicopter flip around the game reserve or the city. This is a great way to take in your surroundings in one swift swoop.
TAKE IT HOME
It’s always fun to go on a shopping spree while on vacation. It’s an opportunity to find new and interesting products that are unique to the country you’re visiting. Take some time to stroll through local flea markets and arts & crafts stores with your loved one. Find a souvenir that will remind you of this wonderful adventure that you have taken together.
Document Your Memories
Last but by far not the least tip is to pull out your digital camera and capture the moments in a photograph. Photographs last long beyond memories fade. So document your experiences and share them with your friends, family and kids when you return home.
These are just some of the options you have available to create an unforgettable holiday for you and your loved one. You are not limited to these options.
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