Luxury holidays in Africa aren't hard to come by - and the continent has many idyllic places to offer for those couples searching for an ultimate bespoke romantic holiday. These are Africa consultant Millie's favourite tailor made trips best suited to couples...
1. Idyllic Archipelago
For a classic fly-and-flop beach break, nothing can beat an idyllic island in Northern Mozambique for relaxation and romance. In addition to idyllic beaches, the archipelago contains mangrove forests and some of the richest coral reefs in the world, making for some of the world's best diving. But it's the sheer remote beauty of this wonderful place that makes it a must-visit destination - not to mention the recent flurry of top notch lodges which have just opened.
2. Canoe & Walking
A Canoe or Walking Safari in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe is the perfect way of getting away from it all in this romantic and remote National Park, made up of 2,500 kilometres of river frontage, islands, sandbanks and pools and flanked by forests of mahogany, wild figs, ebonies and baobabs. For real adventure, take to a canoe for three nights and travel along the mighty Zambezi river, camping on it's banks. Or if dry land is more for you, take part in a walking safari, allowing you to track the wildlife for a real close up experience.
Namibia is an all-time favourite Original Travel destination, thanks to the sheer excellence of the accommodation and the extreme nature of the landscapes. It's exciting in its own right - but why not add extra adventure by taking your own 4x4 car? With great roads and easy sign posting, Namibia is made for self drive.
4. The ultimate city break
Voted the world's number one city, Cape Town is perfect for a spoiling week of wining, dining and partying (plus, did you know that with overnight flights and little time difference, you can pop over for a weekend, too?).
5. Travel in style
For real old school elegance and luxury, there's nothing more perfect than the beautiful Rovos Rail. Travel from Johannesburg in South Africa to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on this glamorously restored train with modern twists throughout.
For more information on tailor made holidays for couples in Africa, contact Original Travel.