14 Most Amazing Wildlife Destinations in the World for Couples

By Kach Umandap - Howe May 13th, 2020 Posted in Travel Blog No comments

Whether you want to explore sprawling cities or your version of romance is an escape in the lap of nature, travel is the best recipe to strengthen the bonds of love. 

Having said that, there is nothing like a combination of luxury and wilderness to rekindle the enthusiasm of lost passion. We have therefore scouted some ultimate wildlife destinations for couples, which are sure to ignite your romantic imagination all over again. Kenya Safari

1. Botswana

Couples can sometimes struggle to find privacy on a beach escape or even in a charming city. This is why a safari to Botswana, booked with a reputed operator like – https://www.naturetrek.co.uk, in a private reserve, can be the answer to both their adventurous as well as wild ambitions. 

Spend time in a luxurious resort with the night sky as a ceiling, and the sounds of predators and prey rumbling in the background. As you cuddle up for your celestial experience, these majestic creatures will remind you of their ominous presence below your room. 

2. Namibia

Stunning vistas, massive sand dunes, and sensational sunsets are some of the few romantic things to experience in the exotic destination of Namibia. The country is rated amongst the top honeymoon destinations in the world, and for good reason too. 

Couples will simply have an unforgettable affair in the perfect blend of desert and wildlife. Activities include desert camping, birdwatching in Caprivi, and a wildlife safari at Etosha National Park.

3. Costa Rica

From white water rafting through a volcanic national park to discovering marine animals in the depth of the ocean, the tropical country of Costa Rica opens up to a couple of activity vacation like no other. Before heading back to reality, try floating down the Tarcoles river, with your better half, looking for iguanas, lizards, and crocodiles.Two-Monkeys-Travel-Costa-Rica-Scuba Diving in costa rica

4. Sri Lanka

The island may be better known for tea and water sports, but Sri Lanka has plenty of national parks to keep you and your loved one occupied for days. Being a reasonably cheap destination, it is perfect for couples traveling on a budget. Be ready to witness large herds of elephants and other amazing animals like the leopard and sloth bear. The country is also a birding and marine life hotspot.

5. Norway

In stark contrast to the sun-filled days of Asia, the wildlife experience in Norway is something special. Depending on which part of the country you choose to visit, you can come across such iconic species like polar bears in Svalbard, arctic fox in the north, and the cute puffins in the sea off the northern coast. The ideal ticket for a romantic trip but make sure you have a proper winter jacket before traveling here.

6. Uganda

Once you have met the charming locals of Uganda and experienced its invigorating environment, you will know that it is certain to ignite the flame of any relationship. Imagine gazing at a silverback in the eyes as your partner clutches your hand in excitement sitting by your side.

Or the lady of your life may have a hard time viewing the incredible bird species in the leafy surroundings and you guide her making it all worthwhile. 

7. Colombia

The cloud jungles of Colombia are said to be home to nearly 2000 bird species, making it the best place to see these feathered wonders. If you want to inject some Latin American passion into your relationship, pack your binoculars and head to this fascinating country. Added attractions could be sloth bears, tapirs, or even the elusive jaguar. You can also go on an incredible sailing trip here from Panama.

San Blas Sailing - Panama to Cartagena - San Blas Islands

8. South Africa

Once you have got swept away with the romance of Cape Town, take your partner for a jungle safari. The country literally is teeming with wild animals, and this will  give both of you the best chance to see the big five from the back of a safari vehicle. Spend the night in a rustic accommodation and enjoy a romantic rendezvous with a grazing elephant in moments of solitude in the savannah grasslands.

9. Borneo

A trip to Borneo can provide exceptional wildlife experiences in the state of Sabah. Starting at the stunning Mt Kinabalu, the two of you can spend a few days exploring the exquisite environs of Mt Kinabalu National Park. Fly east to Sandakan and take a boat ride on the Kinabatangan river, in the habitat of orangutans, elephants, and monkeys.

10. Fiji

The lush green Fiji Islands are among the most stunning in the world, with landscapes straight out of a movie set. Those looking for romantic escapes, with a twist of adventure, should head to Pacific Harbour to dive with the reef sharks, lemon sharks, and even the occasional tiger shark.

11. Australia

The Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in Central Australia offers a wilderness vacation experience tailor-made for couples. Enjoy unforgettable sunrises, exclusive safaris to view rock formations during the day and at night enjoy crystal clear star gazing, sitting on a dune in a camp far away from civilization. How To Get a 5 Year Australia Visa

Living among the geological formations is a thriving community of birds, animals, and reptiles. Take an early morning walk to see dingos, red kangaroos, and mala among others.

12. Tanzania

If you are a wildlife loving couple, you just cannot miss a chance to spend quality time in the Serengeti during the great Wildebeest migration. With the scenic Indian Ocean a short distance away, it can make for a great beach and safari combination to try out.

Sea side of Essque Zalu ZanzibarThe dry season from June to October is the perfect time to have your dining table set by a waterhole and enjoy the beautiful moments with your better half. 

13. Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a country known for big game and is a great choice for partners looking for some adventure in a bit of solitude. There are many amazing spots around Lake Karina, the largest man-made water body in the world, which offers perfect views of wildlife and the water. Walk together on foot for a  safari or spend time interacting with the locals for an amazing bonding experience.

14. Ecuador

Sheltered from the world for centuries, the island chain of Galapagos is said to be the planet’s most amazing menagerie. Bewitch your partner by showing penguins, iguanas, giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and many other unique species. The islands serve as an inspirational destination for couples who love nature in an environment that offers untouched natural beauty and some of the rarest varieties of wildlife.Galapagos

When was the last time you and your special one took time out to take a trip together? It is rightly said you only come to know your partner better after you have traveled to each other’s company. There are plenty of diverse wildlife spots all over the world to explore which promise of evoking countless memories that will make you not only fall deeper in love with your partner, but with the beauty of nature as well.

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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