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“I Love You” Africa

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With Valentines day on the horizon, we thought it would be fun to share some of the ways to say “I love you” in Africa. No mean feat considering there are more than 2000 languages spoken, and therefore 2000 different ways to say “I love you”. But we’ve narrowed it down a little, and here’s what we found…

Botswana – Setswana: Ke a go rata
Egypt and Morocco – Arabic: Ana Behibak (to a male) and Ana Behibek (to a female)
Kenya and Tanzania – Swahili: Nakupenda
Malawi and parts of Zambia – Chichewa: Ndimakukonda
Mozambique – Portuguese: Eu amo-te
Namibia – Herero: Mbeku suvera , Oshivambo: Ondiku hole and Afrikaans: Ek is lief vir jou
South Africa – Zulu: Mena tanda wena, Xhosa: ndiyakuthanda and Afrikaans: Ek is lief vir jou
Uganda – Luganda: Nkwagala
Zambia – Bemba: Ndikufuna
Zimbabwe – Shona: Ndinokuda , Ndebele: Ngiyakuthanda

Banyan Tree, Seychelles

Of course, saying “I love you” is the easy bit, if you really want to show someone you care, how about planning a trip to Africa and saying “I love you” when you’re there? For many of our clients, a honeymoon trip is their first introduction to Africa. And what an introduction it is. While we customize most of our itineraries, we have a few that really don’t need a lot of tweaking. Our Best of The Seychelles trip is a good example. In simple English, without losing too much in translation, this trip means — “7 incredible nights of paradise at two world class beach resorts that you will never want to leave, ever”. More on this …

singita boulders lodge, Kruger

A honeymoon safari is also very popular. In fact, they’re so good, we sometimes worry that clients want the excuse to repeat the experience. I guess that’s the risk we run when we’re fusing romance and adventure in a single package. Take our Southern Africa Exclusive Trip. 14 nights under African skies enjoying the absolute best South Africa, Botswana and Zambia have to offer. Once couples have experienced the sheer beauty of Kruger, Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Okavango Delta, they’ll fall in love all over again. More on this…

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