Romantic Escapes to Surprise and Delight
Without exception a safari in Africa is the quintessential romantic, exotic, super special adventure to remember… sage-scented breezes; the vast star-studded night blanketing your luxurious tent; game drives tracking elephant, lion and leopard; sipping champagne from your bubble bath watching a smoldering sunset on the Zambezi River.
There are endless opportunities to surprise and delight you with memorable moments throughout your honeymoon safari. We have the inside track with the safari camps, hotels and beach resorts who specialize in wow-ing guests celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, babymoon or simply a romantic escape – with the magic and mystery of Africa.
These sample itineraries highlight just a few of the endless opportunities we have to surprise and delight. Let’s talk about your special trip for two!
Zimbabwe Exclusive11 Days 10 Nights$20225 - $22675
Inspired by a spectacular location on the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, Matetsi Victoria Falls combines dramatic architectural design and luxurious interiors with the vibrancy of the Zimbabwean people. The result is an award-winning luxury nature retreat that offers the discerning traveler an unparalleled luxury safari experience. You'll spend two days enjoying a variety of safari activities and also taking in the magnificent "Smoke That Thunders". You'll transfer by charter flight to a remote concession in the Sapi Reserve of the Zambezi Valley. For those travelers seeking a luxury Zimbabwe safari, Tembo Plains Camp, located in the private Sapi Reserve, welcomes you. “Tembo” means Elephant. The camp honors these animals found on these Zimbabwean plains alongside the Zambezi River. Tembo Plains Camp reflects more than just a place,” explains Great Plains Conservation CEO and National Geographic Explorer Dereck Joubert. “It also speaks to the long and unique relationships we have with elephants.” Enjoy the privacy of a safari, so rare today, in a wildlife-rich sanctuary along the Zambezi River with us. Here you don’t have to worry about anything else except how best to soak up every moment. Your safari with us includes everything, day and night wildlife-viewing drives, boating, canoeing or guided walks and tracking, drinks. And, of course, our Relais & Chateaux level cuisine and service. From the Zambezi Valley, you continue to the lowveld and onto Singita Pamushana. With eight luxury suites, each with its own luxury plunge pool, Singita Pamushana Lodge makes for an unforgettable luxury safari but its work with the non-profit Malilangwe Trust and its enduring purpose to contribute to the conservation of the 130,000-acre wildlife reserve in which it sits sets a new benchmark for meaningful travel experiences. Daily game drives with professional guides and trackers provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while late afternoon drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. During your stay at Singita Pamushana Lodge you are likely to spot a wide variety of wildlife including white and black rhino, Lichtenstein hartebeest, sable, nyala, klipspringer, cheetah, wild dog, lion, leopard, and an abundance of bird life. Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you. End your memorable safari with a sunset cruise while sipping refreshing sundowners and watching the magnificent wildlife as it comes down to sip from the dam.
Southern Africa Adventurer14 Days 13 Nights$10995 - $18000
This adventure begins in Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an area of natural beauty. Enjoy Africa's self-proclaimed adventure capital while staying at the magnificent new Palm River Hotel for two nights - a great location for exploring Victoria Falls town, its craft markets and local flavours. Enjoy a sunset cruise as you toast your first night in Africa! A myriad of additional activities can be added during your stay including a tour of the Falls, ziplining, white water rafting, a helicopter excursion or a trip to the Devil's Pool (water levels permitting). Pre-booking is recommended. Your journey continues as you travel to Botswana, beginning with 4 nights at Selinda Explorers Camp, located in the 330,000 acre Selinda Reserve of northern Botswana on the banks of the Selinda Spillway. This is prime predator habitat -- lion, leopard and cheetah and the Explorers Pack of African wild dog hunt these parts regularly. Good densities of giraffe, buffalo (in the dry season) and all the antelope – including even roan and sable and recently spotted eland – are possible sightings. From there continue to Duba Explorers Camp, situated on an island surrounded on all sides by the pristine Okavango Delta. During a stay at Duba Explorers Camp you step into the shoes of the early adventurers. Explore the water channels associated with the Ngoga River system by boat or traditional canoes (mekoro), meandering through channels created by hippos and elephant. Then it is onto Cape Town for a final 3 nights in Africa's southernmost city. Days will be spent exploring the city, including Table Mountain, Cape Point and the Cape Peninsula. The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is in a prime location on the waterfront and is a sophisticated retreat amid the buzz. Offering some of the most enviable views of Cape Town Harbour and Table Mountain it will prove a welcome oasis to relax, while close enough to enjoy all the fine dining the city has to offer. It is foodie heaven!
Eastern Cape Explorer12 Days 11 Nights$8075 - $9250
This 12-day itinerary begins in scenically beautiful Cape Town, where you will find a compelling mix of trendy modern and old-world elegance. Begin your journey with four nights at the Kensington Place, located in the leafy Cape Town suburb of Higgovale. This contemporary private hotel combines cutting-edge design with a tranquil but prime location off trendy Kloof Street, below Table Mountain. Eight bespoke en-suite guest rooms and private outdoor terraces as well as a lush green Urban retreat with a plunge pool make it the perfect home away from home to begin your safari in South Africa. From Cape Town, your private guide will transfer you to Hermanus via Elgin and the Hemel end Aarde Wine Valley for a wine tasting and overnight at the One Marine Drive before continuing to the Garden Route. Not a garden in the true sense of the word, the Garden Route is more in the way of a "Garden of Eden," an area of natural wilderness with endless expanses of untamed primal forest and pristine beaches. Here, you will spend three nights at Kanonkop House, gloriously situated on the hills above Knysna. The family-owned Kanonkop offers boutique accommodation, excellent service and views over the Knysna Lagoon across to the famous Knysna Heads and the ocean beyond. Continuing by road, the Eastern Cape has its fair share of game reserves, private and national, and one of the main draws is that they are malaria free. The Mountain Zebra National Park, is home to the rare Cape Mountain Zebra, as well as buffalo, cheetah and the smaller predators - genets, bat-eared foxes, and jackals. Addo Elephant National Park, a Big 5 reserve is a haven for elephant and neigboring Camdeboo and Shamwari are highly regarded Eastern Cape reserves as well. Your last visit in South Africa is to the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, located in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape Province. The reserve comprises 22 000 hectares of African wilderness inhabited by a diverse array of wildlife including hippo, springbok, giraffe, cheetah as well as the famed Big Five. You can look forward to a wide selection of incredible activities including: scenic picnics, guided nature walks with experienced wildlife trackers, sundowners while floating on one of the reserve dams, as well as big game walking safaris and even rhino darting.
Leisurely Tanzania12 Days 11 Nights$16100 - $21350
Your itinerary begins on arrival in Arusha, where you will enjoy an evening at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, an excellent spot for relaxing and adjusting to African time. Then your Tanzanian safari begins in earnest, with 4 nights in the Northern Serengeti, at Serengeti Bushtops, where you may have the opportunity to witness the world's greatest wildlife phenomenon, the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, as well as enjoying the area's outstanding resident game. For an extra thrill, take a hot air balloon excursion for a bird's eye view across the landscape (at an additional cost which must be pre-booked) After a flight from the Serengeti to Manyara airstrip, and continue on to Entamanu, also an excellent location from which to visit the crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa; you'll enjoy a picnic lunch during your visit. In addition to a day in the crater, guests can enjoy a rim walk or Maasai cultural visit. Finally, you will journey to Chem Chem Lodge, in the heart of Tarangire for a 3 night stay, enjoying game viewing in Tarangire National Park and on the private concession.
Southern Tanzania13 Days 12 Nights$13730 - $16350
Enjoy an itinerary that encompasses some of the country's most remote wildlife destinations and the opportunity to enjoy a quieter, more traditional safari experience in a more untamed Africa. This 11 night itinerary begins in the country's vibrant capital on the shores of the Indian Ocean. From there continue to Ruaha, Tanzania’s largest national park. This vast landscape, about the size of New Jersey, is home to ten percent of Africa’s lions and the region's highest population of elephants, in a landscape dotted with baobabs, palm trees and kopjes. Enjoy sightings of some of the most striking antelope - greater kudu with their vast spiralling horns, or perhaps roan and sable. Wild dog and leopard are also regularly spotted. The next stop is Katavi, home to large animal herds, including Cape buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephant. The dry season and the resulting mudholes make for an entertaining sight, as they can be packed with hundreds of hippos. The itinerary ends in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Africa’s largest game reserve - roughly three times the size of the Serengeti. Its lush landscapes are dominated by the river and a chain of lakes that make for excellent wildlife watching. As a reserve rather than a national park, it allows walking safaris, boat trips and fly-camping as well.
Exclusive South Africa10 Days 9 Nights$14200 - $15370
This exclusive South African itinerary combines the best of the Western Cape with a four night safari experience in the Greater Kruger area. The itinerary begins with three nights at Ellerman House. This exclusive property offers spectacular views over the ocean. Art lovers will appreciate the private gallery on the grounds featuring a selection of African artists. It will be a delightful oasis after busy days of exploring the City and Cape Point Peninsula, including highlights such as Table Mountain, City Center, Cape of Good Hope, and Boulders Beach. Then it is off to the Cape Winelands, arguably one of the most beautiful wine regions of the world. This area is also a hub for artisan foods. You'll enjoy two nights in Franschhoek at Leeu Estate. Its location offers stunning views of the valley, with access to the shops, art galleries and incredible restaurants of the village. Finally, the itinerary concludes as you journey to the Sabi Sands private game reserve where you will spend four nights tracking down the Big Five as well as over 40 species of mammal roaming the wilderness, during your stay at Singita Lebombo.
Kenya Classic Sky Safari10 Days 9 Nights$11730 - $13050
This small group Kenya safari allows clients to experience three diverse ecosystems, whilst traveling together by private charter. Along the way enjoy daily safari activities, bush dinners and sundowners in some of Kenya's most beautiful wildlife regions. The itinerary begins on arrival in Nairobi, at Hemingways Nairobi, where clients meet their travel companions and will enjoy the evening views over the Ngong Hills, made famous by Karen Blixen in "Out of Africa". The safari starts in earnest with two nights at Tortilis Camp, located on the edge of Amboseli National Park, with Mt Kilimanjaro as your backdrop and home to Kenya's largest elephant herds. The journey continues north to the Loisaba Conservancy on the Laikipia Plateau, for three nights at Loisaba Tented Camp, perched on the edge of an escarpment with unhindered views over rolling river valleys, rich forests and open plains to Mt Kenya. Here wildlife viewing includes elephant, a healthy population of lion, the rare wild dog and an abundance of other species. The itinerary concludes in the world famous Maasai Mara, at Sand River Mara camp, for three final days of game drives and the opportunity to witness the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra (seasonal, July - October), before traveling back to Nairobi and homeward bound.
Best of Zambia11 Days 10 Nights$11190 - $15750
This 11 day, 10 night itinerary in Zambia combines some of our favorite lodges in the Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa and Victoria Falls. Your safari begins in the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas, renowned for its abundant game and variety of wildlife including hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles and herds of elephants. Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in a walking safari. Walking was pioneered in Zambia and remains one of the few areas where this can be truly enjoyed. You continue your safari with a short flight to South Luangwa and a game drive transfer to the lovely Puku Ridge Camp. South Luangwa is abundant with elephants, giraffes, leopards, lions, wild dogs, buffalos, zebras and various antelope species – many of which will be easily spotted as you lounge on your balcony or eat dinner. Your safari is topped off with a visit to the majestic Victoria Falls (Livingstone) where you are treated to the impeccable service and style of Tongabezi Camp. One of the original natural wonders of the world, the World Heritage Site is known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. This spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports.
East Africa Explorer13 Days 12 Nights$10170 - $12120
Your East Africa Explorer begins in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, where you can adjust to Africa time, with a night at Hemingways. Enjoy a dawa on the terrace as the sun sets over the Ngong Hills, made famous by Isek Dineson’s “Out of Africa” . Fly north to the Lewa Conservancy for 3 nights at Kifaru House, where you'll enjoy some wildlife unique to this stunning region, including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra, as well as being home to some endangered species, both black and white rhino. Then it's on to the iconic Maasai Mara, at Sand River Mara Camp, located close to the Tanzanian border – this is a lovely camp, in a superb location with excellent wildlife viewing. You'll spend 3 nights enjoying game drives and, if the migration should have arrived in the Mara, perhaps a chance to witness a river crossing. In addition to the superb resident game viewing, you will have a further opportunity of witnessing the world's greatest wildlife phenomenon, the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, as you cross the border into Tanzania for 3 nights in the world famous Serengeti, at Serengeti Pioneer Camp (Migration Camp is seasonally substituted). Your adventure concludes with a final two nights at the Manor at Ngorongoro, an ideal location from which to visit the Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa. You'll enjoy a picnic lunch during your full day excursion into the Crater itself. Then relax at The Manor or participate in the other activities at the lodge.
Seychelles La Reserve8 Days 7 Nights$3650 - $4995
Ideal for Honeymooners or anyone who truly wants to relax and "get away" this 8 day Seychelles itinerary is for you! Paradise surrounds you at Domaine de la Reserve. The large tropical gardens and waves gently lapping at the private beach are constant reminders of your setting in tranquil Anse Petite Cour Bay. Look out over the crystalline waters—striped with colors ranging from cobalt to aquamarine—and you’ll want to jump right in. The hotel offers free snorkeling equipment to help you take advantage of the fact that La Reserve is the only hotel directly in the Curieuse Marine Park, and scuba diving is also available nearby. Guests can also set off to find the famous Coco de Mer palm or rare Black Parrots on excursions to Vallée De Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the day winds to a close, sunset cruises or aperitifs at the bar are a perfect start to the evening. Candlelit dinners are a staple of the delightful Jetty Restaurant, where you can savor Créole, International and Chinese while glancing out the moonlight-dappled waters of the bay. Note: This itinerary must be booked in conjunction with a safari. It is not a standalone package.
Best of Seychelles9 Days 8 Nights$9450 - $10495
Spoil yourself with this wonderful 9 day tailor-made itinerary in The Seychelles. Your first port of call is Raffles Praslin, located on the beautiful Northeastern tip of Praslin. Tucked away in blissful seclusion, nestled amongst lush greenery and gentle slopes of stunning granite formation, Raffles Praslin offers a 30-acre resort featuring 86 villas, an outstanding Raffles Spa and a plethora of dining options. The resort’s beachfront offers 500 meters of white sand with dramatic granite formations, two outdoor infinity pools, and a pool bar nearby. After 4 nights of pampering, it's time to hop on a short flight back to Mahe for a further 4 night stay at Four Seasons Seychelles. Here, the lush green of the surrounding rainforest, the turquoise waters, the pink granite boulders and the white-sand beaches will all strike you in a brilliant display of natural fireworks. A gentle ocean breeze floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa, reminding you to take it slow. Whether it’s just the two of you, or the extended family, spend days lounging by your private pool and playing in the turquoise waters of Petite Anse bay, or find bliss at our hilltop Spa, before a sunset meal on a deserted beach. However paradise might look for you, we guarantee you’ll find it here.
Safari and Beach9 Days 8 Nights$8750 - $9195
Your safari begins in the Sabi Sands for 4 nights, an area of private reserves including Savanna Private Game Reserve, with unfenced borders to the Kruger National Park. The region is home to the “Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhino – as well as incredible variety of other game and birdlife. After a direct flight from Kruger to Maputo you will transfer by road to the Mozambique coast where you will spend 5 days at the magnificent White Pearl Resort. Activities include beach picnic, beach sports, surfing/kayaking, shoreline fishing, fat bikes, stand-up paddle boarding, local drumming performance, snorkeling off the beach, guided lake walk with sundowners, turtle walk (Nov-Feb), an ocean safari and a Maputo Special Reserve trip or you can simply relax on the beach with views of the Indian Ocean.
Zimbabwe Adventurer9 Days 8 Nights$7550 - $10150
This delightful safari itinerary incorporates several of the highlights Zimbabwe's wilderness and wildlife. Begin with two night at the lovely Victoria Falls River Lodge, set on the banks of the Zambezi River. You'll be staying in comfort and style while enjoying your introduction to Africa's amazing sunsets and majestic rivers and falls. Your first safari stop is Hwange, home to some of southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds as well as Cecil's remaining pride. Explore this vast wilderness on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle. You will stay at Little Makalolo Camp located in the heart of one of the best game viewing areas in Hwange National Park. Overlooking a vibrant waterhole, it offers privacy for guests who enjoy small camps and a sense of remoteness. Finally, you will fly by light aircraft to Mana Pools National Park, located on the Zambezi River, offering superb wildlife viewing and vistas. Here you can combine a river safari, canoeing, walking and driving to spot the Big Five and more. You'll stay at Ruckomechi Camp, which looks out from the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the broad flowing river, adjoining well-defined tree canopy and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment over the border in Zambia.
Discover South Africa12 Days 11 Nights$12925 - $16450
This 12 day itinerary brings you the best of the greater western Cape combined with one of our favorite safari experiences in the Kruger. Exceptional service, attention to detail, gourmet food and wine and outstanding wildlife experiences make this one of the most distinctive visits to South Africa. The safari is tailor-made with no set departure dates and flexibility to add (or reduce)nights (although we think it's quite perfect as is!) or if you have more time we can look into adding time in Victoria Falls or Mozambique.
Sensational South Africa12 Days 11 Nights$9750 - $10310
With its bustling harbor, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit and it is a fitting start to this sensational safari. Continue to the famed Cape Winelands where you can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates and impressive range of excellent restaurants or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues. You then set off on safari, first to Kambaku in the ‘Timbavati’ Game Reserve, which means 'the place where something sacred came down to earth from the heavens'. Your wildlife adventure continues in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, a private premier game viewing destination. It was the first ever private nature reserve established in South Africa. The landscape features 65 000 hectares of savannah-covered land interspersed with watering holes, dry river beds, lowveld woodlands, and the perennial Sabi and Sand rivers.
Tanzania’s Treasures9 Days 8 Nights$10895 - $15995
This 9 day itinerary features several of Tanzania’s most spectacular treasures. Enjoy this exceptional adventure through the country's most scenic landscapes and richest wildlife areas. Small yet incredibly picturesque and diverse, Lake Manyara offers a variety of landscapes, from its flat soda lake to its dense forests and the craggy cliffs of the Rift Valley escarpment. One of Africa’s most famous safari destinations, lose your heart among the vast plains of the Serengeti, where horizons know no end and a fascinating variety of wildlife makes its home. Your 'under canvas' accommodations allow you to be situated in the most advantageous area to view the annual Great Migration. A landscape like no other on earth, the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater offers infinite views over a beautiful natural haven where exceptional wildlife encounters lie around every corner. No set departure dates, and flexible routing -- so feel free to add another night in the Serengeti or even in Arusha to rest from the long flight! Ask us about adding a hot-air balloon adventure, or a few extra days at the beach to wash off the safari dust before returning home.
Out of Africa14 Days 13 Nights$11360 - $14550
Your itinerary starts in Nairobi, with 2 nights at Hemingway's providing a chance to adjust to Africa time, as you look out upon the Ngong Hills, made famous by Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa. Enjoy a guide and vehicle for touring Nairobi with suggested highlights including the Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen Museum and a visit to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, as well as time for shopping. You will then head north to Laikipia, home to some of Kenya's most unique wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra, for 4 nights at the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille at one of their four private villas. This region is also home to the Samburu people and a wonderful opportunity to learn about their culture. Your safari will continue in the world famous Maasai Mara, at Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp for a further 4 nights at the tented camp offering excellent wildlife viewing year round. In addition to game drives and bush walks, enjoy a visit to the local community or a chance to explore on a e-bike! Lastly, you travel to Kenya's beautiful coast for 4 days/ 3 nights of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation at Afro Chic Diani Beach. You can choose to swim, sun bathe and enjoy the spa or venture out to some local excursions, on the shores of the Indian Ocean.