Jen and Scott’s Impromptu Proposal in Africa

Here at Rhino Africa, we absolutely LOVE hearing our traveller’s tales about their trips to Africa. And in the spirit of the month of love, one story really stands out. Here is the heartwarming tale of an impromptu proposal in Africa.

Proposal at sunset

Africa is a romantic rendezvous surrounded by Mother Nature

It Started with a Wedding

“The trip was originally to go to a wedding. Jen did her gap year in Botswana, and one of her housemates stayed on and was getting married. Thus Brycewana 2016 was born!” – Leslie Bryce.

Get ready to hear a tale of wild wanderlust and unexpected family undertakings…

Once upon a time, a band of intrepid explorers (aka the Bryce family) set off for Botswana, or as they called it, “Brycewana 2016” – an epic escapade with a seriously snazzy name. 

The gang’s main mission? To attend a wedding, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Among the merry travellers were the dynamic duo (and cutest couple), Jen and Scott, who brought their A-game to the adventure.

But wait, there’s more! Jen’s father, Richard, hailed from Zimbabwe, so the gang kicked off their journey in Zimbabwe and Zambia, taking in the stunning scenery of Victoria Falls!

Jen and Scott in Victoria Falls

The happy couple sporting “Brycewana” branded t-shirts, Image Credit: Leslie Bryce

Victoria Falls

So there they were, a clan of eight, soaking up the majestic sights of Victoria Falls – that wonder of wonders, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and all-around jaw-dropper. And boy, oh boy, there’s no shortage of shenanigans to be had here!

For the thrill-seekers among us, there’s Devil’s Pool – a heart-racing swim on the brink of the Falls – as well as bungee jumping, zip-lining, and micro lighting. But if you’re after something a little less wild, fear not! The region also offers sunset cruises, marvellous walking tours, and so much more.

Observe el bosque ribereño y las cataratas desde una variedad de puntos de vista diferentes

Check out the rainforest and Falls from a variety of different vantage points, Image Credit: Wild Horizons

Once our favourite family had their fill of wonder and waterfalls, the real magic materialised when making their way into the untamed wilderness of Botswana. With a little help from Rhino Africa’s travel gurus, it was a trip like no other; full of laughter, life-changing moments, and a whole lot of love!

Aerial view of Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is the largest sheet of falling water in the world


From lunar-like desert landscapes and open grasslands to riverine forests and papyrus-lined canals, Botswana delivers the very best in land and water safari experiences. 

There are some seriously stunning spots to explore – like the Chobe National Park and the Makgadikgadi Pans – but nothing quite beats the fame (and fabulousness) of the Okavango Delta. It was an absolute no-brainer for the Bryce squad of eight to set up camp there.

Elephants in the Okavango Delta in Botswana

Discover the untouched nature of Botswana

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

“The guides were all fantastic, food was superb, and accommodation was great.” – Leslie Bryce.

Boat safari in the Okavango Delta, Image Credit: Leslie Bryce

The fam’s first hideaway haven was none other than Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp – known for its elegant tented suites and sweeping vistas of the surrounding Okavango Delta. 

Packed with prime wildlife and bird-watching hotspots, Nxabega had all the makings of a close-up African safari encounter. And with plenty of privacy, the lovebirds, Jen and Scott, could easily cosy up and connect as a couple.

Romantic vistas of the surrounding landscape

Perfect for a romantic getaway, Image Credit: Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Little Machaba Camp

The family’s second sanctuary of solitude was that of Little Machaba Camp. This gem, nestled in the nooks of the Okavango Delta’s northeastern realm, is beyond compare – serving major retro vibes with its top-of-the-line living quarters that take you back to the 1950s safari era.

But the best part about this spot? You don’t even have to step outside your tent to catch sight of majestic creatures prowling the vast floodplains. Talk about spellbinding! And it’s perfect for intimate celebrations, too. So perfect that Scott got down on one knee and popped the question to Jen in this dreamy, fairytale setting.

Little Machaba inhabits an area highly populated with wildlife, Image Credit: Machaba

She Said Yes!

“We’d certainly use Rhino Africa again on future trips to Africa – our daughter got engaged on this trip, so maybe a wedding sometime soon!” – Leslie Bryce.

We are over the moon that Jen said yes to Scott’s proposal in such an enchanting setting. We wish you all the happiness in the world and hope you’ll return to Africa one day to celebrate where your love story began – we promise to make it just as special as Brycewana 2016!

Jen and Scott’s temporary engagement ring, Image Credit: Leslie Bryce

Plan Your Proposal in Africa

We hope this tale of adventure and romance inspired you to plan your unforgettable trip to Africa. We’re passionate about crafting tailor-made journeys that will exceed your wildest expectations. Contact our Travel Experts to start planning your dream vacation (or proposal) in Africa!

Private picnic in the Okavango Delta

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