Mills and Boon, one of the world’s most popular romance fiction publishers, conducted a survey which revealed that the East African island is the most romantic place in Africa.

The semi-autonomous region of Tanzania was listed among the likes of Paris, Amsterdam and Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, as some of the most romantic travel destinations.

The publisher commissioned travel experts on which locations would work best for a romantic rendezvous, before 2 000 people voted on the shortlisted destinations.

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According to, Zanzibar is among the top five best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

Whether you’re looking to spice up a long-standing romance or go on honeymoon, Zanzibar seems to be the top choice.

Here’s the top 20 most romantic destinations:

  1. Paris, France
  2. Santorini, Greece
  3. Venice, Italy
  4. Amalfi Coast, Italy
  5. Maui, Hawaii, USA
  6. Bruges, Belgium
  7. Bora Bora, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  8. Kirkjufell, Iceland
  9. Cerf Island, Seychelles
  10. The Gili Islands, Bali, Indonesia
  11. Petersburg, Russia
  12. Agra and the Taj Mahal, India
  13. Cliffs of Moher, Country Clare, Ireland
  14. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  15. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
  16. Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
  17. Big Sur, Cali, USA
  18. San Francisco, USA
  19. Fuji Five Lakes, Japan
  20. Zanzibar, Tanzania