Valentines Day in Namibia: Treat Your Loved One to An Unforgettable Romantic Experience
Are you looking for something a bit more special than roses and store-bought chocolates this coming Valentine’s Day? Whilst cupid prepares to unleash his bow and arrow next February, couples are arranging dinners at their local restaurants or beginning that same-old search for that perfect piece of jewellery, but what could be more romantic than a luxury valentines safari adventure with your significant other?
With rolling sand dunes, mesmerising sunsets and breath-taking waterfalls, Namibia is one of the most romantic Valentine’s destinations on the planet. This idyllic Southwest African nation is brimming with exclusive romantic retreats and luxury activities that are guaranteed to ignite sparks, passion, and love.
Spending Valentine’s day on a safari in Namibia is also perfect for adventure-loving couples. Nothing quite rivals experiencing the adventure and romance of the great outdoors as you enjoy stunning views of the diverse wildlife and explore the spectacular dunes and canyons Namibia has to offer.
To help you on your quest to pull out all the stops next February 14th we’ve put together a guide to the best Valentine’s day activities in Namibia. If you’re interested in booking a Valentine’s Day safari escape, please get in touch with Secret Namibia today and we’ll help you craft the perfect romantic safari itinerary.
Enjoy an Intimate Candlelit Bush Dinner
Namibia is home to a plethora of extraordinary lodges that aim to treat loved-up couples to a luxury experience they will never forget. Many of Namibia’s most premium lodges even boast dazzling swimming pools, on-site spa facilities and a whole range of plush amenities that guarantee you will be spending February 14th in style.
However, what could be more romantic then heading out into the Namibian wilderness to enjoy a candlelit dinner under the stars? Luckily, several camps across the country, including the incredible Sossusvlei Lodge, help make this dream a reality.
Shortly after sunset the Soussusvlei Lodge team you will transport you and your better half to a secret private reserve location; here you will enjoy an exquisite candlelit meal served under the magical Namibian star- studded skies!
Your table will be adorned with elegant tablecloths and bush decorations, whilst the expert team at Sossusvlei Lodge will ensure that everything is taken care of, and that your Valentine’s evening exceeds all expectations.
Head out on a Sunrise Game Drive
For adventure-seeking couples looking to inject a bit more excitement into their Valentine’s day getaway, there’s nothing more exhilarating than heading out on a sunrise game drive with the fresh Namibian air rushing past your face.
The most popular place for a sunrise game drive in Namibia is the iconic Etosha National Park, a vast and arid area home to a rich tapestry of landscapes and over 100 species of mammals, including 4 of Africa’s big 5.
Hop in a safari vehicle with your loved one and your knowledgeable guide will take excellent care of you and will provide insightful information on the region, the abundance of wildlife, plants and history of this famous National Park.
During your sunrise game drive, which typically lasts over 3 hours, you’ll be able to stop at various points to marvel at the landscapes as the glisten in the early morning light; you’ll also be able to enjoy a scrumptious lunch, snacks and plenty of drinks.
Sleep Under The Stars
With its crystal-clear skies and stunning backdrops, Namibia has earned a reputation as one of the best places in the world for stargazing. With that in mind there’s no better way to cap a luxury Valentine’s day than by cosying up with your better half and sleeping out under the stars.
Arguably the best place for enjoying a starry sleep-out in Namibia is at the luxurious Little Kuala lodge, an opulent oasis set on private ranch close to the famous orange sand dunes of the Sossusvlei.
All of the elegantly designed Little Kulala chalets feature a rooftop sleeping area. As night falls the lodge staff will make up a comfy bed and once you get under the blankets you and your loved one can snuggle up and admire the shimmering sky before you drift off.
As well as offering couples the chance to sleep out under the stars, at Little Kulala you and your loved one can also enjoy a candlelit dinner or a dip in your private plunge pool
Set off on a Sundowner
Whether you’re visiting for a Valentine’s trip of a lifetime, or an all-inclusive safari at the peak of summer, no trip to Namibia would be complete without heading out on a legendary sundowner.
Nothing screams romance more than watching the spectacular colours of a Namibian sunset with an icy drink in hand and your significant other by your side.
Usually, your tour operator or safari guide will choose an elevated location that affords the best sunset views. As afternoon gives way to evening jump in a vehicle and you’ll be taken to this carefully-spot where you will watch the sun make a quick exit before the velvet sky of night takes over.
After admiring this incredible sight, retreat to the comfort of your lodge and enjoy an exquisite meal and glass of something sparkly!
Up, Up and Away on a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Make your Valentine’s Day an occasion to remember by hopping in a hot air balloon and drifting across some of Namibia’s most incredible landmarks.
Hot air balloon rides can be organised as part of a luxury safari itinerary and some of the most popular balloon trips will transport you and your loved one across the mighty Fish River Canyon or the Namib desert, the old desert in the world.
Your magical hot air balloon experience will typically start around sunrise. Once you’ve listened to a briefing from your instructor you’ll be sent up, up and away as you glide high above the spectacular sights below.
Once you’re both back on solid ground, cap off this unforgettable experience by enjoying a romantic lunch complete with champagne.