Have you ever imagined experiencing a romantic getaway in the wilds of Africa? Well, if you have, few destinations on the continent can match what Namibia has to offer. Here’s a closer look at how you can plan an amorous adventure in this fascinating country.

When to Visit

Before you pack up everything and head off to Africa with your partner, it’s a good idea to look up what the best timings are for visiting Namibia. Here the land is primarily covered in desert, meaning it’s hot and dry for the most part. When the rains do come down though – usually around October – they come down hard, so you might want to stick to the dry months.

Getting to Namibia

So, just how are you planning to visit Namibia? Of course, you can always fly into the country – flights from Europe for example will cost around 650 to over 1000 pounds. That being said, if you initially travel to South Africa or Botswana, you can simply rent out a car and drive to the desert.

Where to Stay

Namibia offers plenty of options when it comes to accommodations, particularly for travelling couples. Hotels in Namibia range from simple boutique options to luxurious options like the Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino. There’s always the option to camp out in the desert too.

Planning Your Itinerary

There are a great many options when it comes to a couple’s itinerary in Namibia. Spending a night or two in the desert wilderness can be a once in a lifetime experience – so don’t pass it up. Just as well, a cruise along the Zambezi River or a safari at the Kalahari are great choices.

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A truly romantic holiday in Namibia is one that you will be talking about for years to come.So, here are our top five most romantic experiences for you to check out when you head over for a honeymoon.

1. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon ride in Namibia
Hot Air Balloon ride in Namibia|Meeta, Hot Air Balloon Ride by Sky Waltz , marked as public domain, details on Wikimedia Commons

Fly over the Namibia desert with your beloved on a hot air balloon. It is quiet up there as you look around the purple mountain ranges rising out over the dunes and pretty yellow grasslands.

2. Rolling Down the River

The northeast of Namibia is rich in reserves the likes of Kwando, Chobe, Okavango and the Zambezi rivers. Take a boat ride down the Zambezi and find yourself floating by the wildlife.

3. Romantic Camping

Hotels in Namibia can organise romantic glamping trips for both of you if reservations are made ahead of time. There’s nothing more romantic than staring into their eyes over the crackle of a campfire.

4. Starry Nights

Check with your hotel as some the likes of Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino will organise for you to make a trip to the International Dark Sky Reserve, the only one on the continent, for a night amongst the stars.

5. Beaches & Sunsets

Nothing says romantic like the beach. Spend a picnic in the afternoon, just the two of you, and go for a walk until it’s time to see a sunset. It will create the most romantic atmosphere for both of you and a great way to end your holiday in Namibia