“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” — Pico Iyer
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, everyone is looking for an imaginative way to impress the one they love. There can be no more romantic a gift than time spent together exploring the natural wonders of Africa and relaxing in each other’s arms in one of the continent’s most luxurious retreats.
It is the month of red roses & chocolates; the season when people go out of their way to please or do something different for the one they love. It’s a time filled with anticipation and romance.
Are you looking for something a bit more special than roses and chocolates this Valentine’s Day? Whilst cupid packs up his bow and arrow, the nation’s couples are arranging dinners at their local cosy restaurants or beginning their search for that perfect little piece of jewellery, but what could be more romantic than a wild African safari with your loved one? East Africa is definitely one of the most romantic Valentine’s destinations; the exclusive romantic retreats & activities on offer will convince you there really is not much to top it. Why not experience something that will last forever this Valentine’s Day — make charming memories on a romantic Valentine’s getaway.
If you are an adventurous couple and want to pull out all the stops, then why not indulge in a romantic getaway to East Africa? Your trip could involve tracking and tracing the big game through private nature reserves during the day, and sleeping under the star-strewn skies at night while listening to the calls of nocturnal animals. Kenya & Tanzania are countries where life is a romantic tale; a place to relax, discover and let love soar with a wide variety of exciting activities and places to visit.
Kenya & Tanzania are known for their safaris, diverse climate & geography, expansive wildlife reserves and national parks, world heritage sites and beautiful white sandy beaches with crystal blue azure seas. It is a fact that Kenya & Tanzania enjoy some of the world’s greatest environmental diversity resulting in unparalleled species and sub-species varieties. They are lands of contrasts and extremes: countries with an extraordinary variety of landscapes and locations, all of them striking in their own particular way.
The Indian Ocean coastline and coral fringe reefs; which are home to a colourful plethora of marine life, can be explored by dhow, yacht or powerboat. Dive, snorkel and swim in the clear balmy waters over fabulous coral beds; hunt for Marlin, Tuna and Sailfish or explore the mangrove swamps and creeks where the cycle begins. The coast is home to a striking mix of people and cultures with beautiful ancient architecture contrasting with the modern day bustle of the 21st century.
Origins Safaris can arrange a spectacular luxury safari to Kenya’s iconic game reserves or parks as stand-alone experiences or in combination with relaxing beautiful idyllic beach holidays – the ideal getaway destinations for couples.
A safari is definitely a must-do for any adventure-loving couple or a couple that’s willing to try something new. Experiencing the adventure and romance of the great outdoors as you enjoy a view of the diverse wildlife and incredible landscapes these beautiful countries have to offer is something you will never forget. Whether it’s exploring iconic national parks, taking a balloon ride over the vast expanses of Africa or sitting on the rift valley escarpments watching the sun set, we’re sure an African romantic safari will leave you wowed and create everlasting memories that will follow you for generations to come, as well as re-ignite love and romance for those in need of a break from life.
Kenya & Tanzania are simply the best wildlife viewing destinations in Africa. People from all over the world are drawn here by their essence: the chance to immerse yourself in the spectacle of the big game: the predators and the prey ritually entwined in a cycle of life and death. They boast every known landform and a wealth of animal and bird life which owes its very existence to the contrasts in both country’s terrain. You do not have to be an ornithologist to enjoy its one thousand species of birds or a zoologist to be amazed by its variety of animals. Kenya’s birds range from the beautiful to the bizarre and its wildlife from the weird to the wonderful…
East Africa has considerable land area devoted to wildlife habitats, including the Maasai Mara & the Serengeti, where blue wildebeest and other bovids participate in a large scale annual migration. The “Big Five” game animals of Africa – that is the lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant –can be found in the Masai Mara & the Serengeti in particular. A significant population of other wild animals, reptiles and birds can also be found in the national parks and game reserves.
What not to miss on safari
A Safari Game Drive – A game drive soaking up some fresh air as you enjoy everything the diverse wildlife Kenyan parks have to offer is exhilarating and life-affirming. Expect the unexpected – anything can happen out in the wild.
A Walking or Riding Safari Adventure. If you want to take your safari adventure further than being cooped up in the car then entrust your knowledgable guides to take you on an adventure beyond anything you’ve experienced before. In most people’s minds the concept of the ‘African Safari’ probably evokes the idea of game viewing by vehicle, and indeed this is likely to remain the most popular activity undertaken in East Africa. But going on ‘Safari’ doesn’t have to mean driving around in an open-topped or open-sided vehicle. Walking or riding lets you connect with the bush in a completely different way. Not all parks offer the chance for walking or riding, but in those that do, be sure to take advantage of these opportunities in private conservancies. Experiencing the bush on foot or on a horse is an unparalleled experience.
Hot Air Balloon Dates. Float several hundred meters above the never-ending Masai Mara plains as the sun rises and the quiet sounds of the African morning awaken. It doesn’t get more romantic! There is nothing quite like it. The absolute peace of immense vistas, muted colours and crisp fresh air… and the ever present promise of something wild…. as the balloons float you silently above it all “like a dream come true”. The Balloons lift off at dawn and the one hour flight will give you a bird’s eye view of the best East Africa has to offer in the magnificent setting of the Great Rift Valley. After you land, a champagne breakfast in the bush adds to the buzz you will get from the early morning air and the sights and sounds that only an eagle ever sees.Early morning is the ideal time to see wild animals on the plains, and in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya it is an experience you will never forget.
Watch An African Sunset. This is a magical experience sure to blow your mind. It is often said that the sunrise and sunset in Africa is unlike anywhere else in the world and East Africa creates a compelling case as to why the sunsets of Africa are the most vibrant and colourful in the planet.
Romantic Bush Dinners. Dine under the stars in front of a bonfire to ward off the chilly nights. This will have you talking as the cool breeze whispers in your ears or the birds sing their beautiful evening choruses.
Sleep under the Stars. With lodges now offering sleep-outs featuring gigantic four-poster beds, mosquito nets, luxury bathroom facilities, and complete privacy, you can experience a night under the stars without sacrificing any of your favourite luxuries. For a Valentine’s Day to blow all other romantic days out of the water and to gain some serious relationship points with your partner, book a stay in a star beds. Fall asleep watching the stars twinkle and wake up to the sun rising, accompanied by a warming beverage and a promise of wildlife-filled activities awaiting you.
Experience the tranquil environs of the Kenyan & Tanzanian coastline – the splendid white sandy beaches, cool breezes, water sports and exclusive beach resorts. The Indian Ocean offers unique, exotic settings for intimate, unforgettable and whimsical romantic getaways. Our exceptionally beautiful and memorable East African destinations are as diverse as the continent itself and can be experienced as stand-alone destinations or in exciting combinations with each other.
Have you come to realize that there are few things that can bring a romantic getaway to life as perfectly as the combination of a tropical island covered with pristine white sandy beaches? Imagine a destination overlooking crystal clear blue waters and sunrises that will take your breath away. If you are looking for a destination and romantic getaway that provides all the above and much more then look no further than Kenya or Tanzania. What better way to sweep your loved one away on Valentine’s Day than a trip to this amazing coastline.
The amount of thought and planning that it takes to prepare a romantic getaway can leave you feeling stressed. You start to realize as you plan that you are faced with decisions, decisions …and more decisions! Thoughts run through your head as you are faced with searching for the perfect destination and romantic accommodation. Will the choice of food be the right one? Will she or he like the scenery if you choose to go outdoors, and so much more. It’s true to say then that there are a few factors to consider when planning the perfect Valentines getaway. East Africa offers many reasons to visit that will strengthen the bond with your loved ones this Valentines.
Here are a few of them…
Amazing Food: They say the best way to a person’s heart is through their stomach and this can hardly be argued. One of the joys of a romantic visit to the Indian Ocean will be putting a smile on your loved one’s face with some of the finest cuisine in the world. You will appreciate this melting pot of African, Arabic and Indian cooking styles that takes full advantage of each country’s rich bounty of fresh fish, fruits and vegetables. African cuisine uses plenty of spices and is fragrant, rich and exotic. There is so much to enjoy ranging from the famous fresh seafood to spicy curries.
Picturesque Landscapes: From the moment you arrive at your choice of romantic destination, you will notice one thing about the Indian Ocean… the natural beauty of its great landscapes. From the stunning marine parks that boast an interesting array of sea life to the charm of the local people – all things guaranteed to leave lasting memories. Dip in the warm tropical ocean then lie down with a cocktail, relax and do nothing at all on the picture perfect sandy beaches…pure bliss!
Romantic Adventures: For those couples who love to mix relaxation and adventure, the Indian Ocean destinations offer activities such as snorkeling and diving to observe the incredible sights and experiences under water. You can also look forward to dhow cruises, swimming with dolphins, wind surfing, kite surfing, sky diving or simply take a romantic walk down the endless pristine beaches. Who says you can’t mix fun and romance.
A day at the spa: After an adventure filled afternoon of activities and tanning in the golden sunshine by the beach there is no better feeling than enjoying a body and soul lifting day at the spa. This is a perfect way to spoil your loved one this Valentines. A combination of luxury and peacefulness will leave you feeling relaxed and content.
A Origins Safaris, we understand the amount of planning that it can take to prepare a romantic getaway and we’ll be more than happy to tailor-make the perfect romantic holiday package for you; guaranteeing you memories that will last a lifetime! Origins Safaris exclusive tailor-made retreats to East Africa ensure that every aspect of your romantic escape is perfect, from the venue, to the food, to the wine. We’ll find you the perfect spot for a proposal or to rekindle an old romance, creating an unforgettable experience to sustain your relationship through the years. Why not contact us to help you pick the perfect Valentines getaway on www.originsafaris.com
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