romantic african safaris

There are many gorgeous locations excellently suited to romance around the world - a trip to see the lights of Paris, the beautiful views of Venice from a gondola or the thrill and excitement of New York City - no matter what your preferences you will definitely find something to suit you.

safari weddings and honeymoons

For couples looking to combine romance with the thrill of the wild, safari weddings and honeymoons are particularly popular. Most of the game reserves, especially the private game reserves in South Africa, have several exquisite bush settings for weddings. Whether you'd prefer to exchange vows overlooking a watering hole or in the heart of the bush at sunset your dreams will come true in Africa.

The nicest thing about a safari wedding is the fact that you are already on honeymoon as soon as you say "I do". What could be better than spending some well deserved private time with your partner after the usually stressful run-up to the big day than spending it doing something as unusual and special as a safari? This is particularly well suited to couples who have never experienced an Africa safari - sharing thrilling experiences in the wild combined with living in complete luxury is a real treat.

romantic safari lodges

South Africa has many luxurious safari lodges offering romantic holidays. One of the most romantic safari lodges, Selati Camp at Sabi Sabi, lies in the heart of the Sabi Sands Wildtuin, situated adjacent to the Kruger National Park.

Selati Camp is reminiscent of the great African safari era. At dusk the blazing sunsets melt effortlessly into the camp's lantern lit glow creating the most romantic setting imaginable. Rustic yet luxurious, this private safari lodge overlooks a massive watering hole - what could be better than sipping a sundowner while watching a pride of elephants cool down after a long day? The simple answer - nothing.

Each of the camp's eight opulent thatched suites sports a gorgeous bed, complete with mosquito netting; a bathroom fit for a king, an outdoor shower and private viewing deck, and is adorned with echoes of the past including antiques from the great hunting era.

romantic days

Your average day on a romantic safari trip here consists of an early morning game drive, a bush walk, a sunset game drive and plenty of relaxation and sumptuous cuisine in between.

The animals begin to awake and explore the reserve in the early hours of the morning before it gets too hot so early morning game drives are exceptionally rewarding. Half way through you will stop, climb out of the Land Rover and enjoy coffee and home made delicacies while taking in the sights and sounds of the bush. Once back at the camp, it's time for breakfast - it's a good thing that the fresh air and thrill of the wild on the game drive tend to make you hungry as the spread is exceptional.

If you're interested, after breakfast a bush walk is offered accompanied by a ranger at the camp. You'll see tracks; learn how to identify the animals and where they are. This is the closest most people come to the real wild.

Once back at the camp there are several ways to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere -bird watching, swimming, reading or catching up on sleep.

romantic nights

Then it's time for a magnificent lunch and more relaxation before embarking on the sunset safari. This is the best time to spot nocturnal animals, such as leopard, bush baby, chameleon and hare. The Sabi Sands Wildtuin is renowned for being one of the best locations for leopard spotting in Africa.

You'll arrive back at the camp to find a lantern lit wonderland and a magnificent dinner.

After the meal, returning to your suite and letting the excitement of the day sink in over a cup of coffee or night cap is the perfect way to end the day.

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