3 Top Safari Honeymoon Destinations in Southern AfricaNovember 30, 2019
Escape to the tranquility and remote wilderness of the bush with your loved one for a safari honeymoon in any of these romantic destinations in Southern Africa.
Southern Africa is a treasure trove of luxury, romantic safari destinations that will have you both swooning while on honeymoon. Thoughtful touches and extra spoils such as romantic turn-downs, luxurious bubble baths with spectacular bush views or laid-back picnics next to the warm Indian Ocean all make for a memorable way to say ‘I love you’.
Get ready to pop the champagne bottle and clink glasses in Southern Africa as you choose from our top three list of the dreamiest and romantic safari destinations:
Classic Kruger National Park
Hosting the famous Big 5 and luxury safari accommodation, safaris in South Africa are equal parts adventure and leisure. As Kruger National Park is vast, there are several well-hidden secret safari lodges and wildlife havens away from the maddening crowd visiting the popular spots in Kruger. These lodges will put you right where the animal, bird and plant life are and which you can explore led by expert guides.
Bush walks through the wilderness with a game ranger are a highlight and offer a different perspective to the traditional, albeit equally exciting, morning and sunset game drives. Each day is topped off with a chilled drink in hand watching the sky turn golden as the sun sinks below the horizon.
Magical Moremi Game Reserve
For many travellers, Botswana is the mecca of romantic safari destinations in Southern Africa. The game viewing in the Okavango Delta generally, and Moremi Game Reserve more specifically, is arguably amongst the best that the region has to offer. Moremi is a legendary reserve known as the ‘predator capital of Africa’ and characterised by merging rivers, flooded pans, forest and open plains.
This picturesque wilderness can be explored on guided bush walks, by a traditional ‘mokoro’ canoe or motorboat, making stops at the famous Chief’s Island, Mopane Tongue and Mombo Island. Some of the most endangered species of large mammals, such as the cheetah, rhinos, African wild dog and lion, along with over 500 bird species inhabit this rich ecosystem.
Damaraland, formally known as the southern Kunene Region in Namibia, is a place of contrasts. The harsh, near-barren landscape is home to an assortment of desert-adapted wildlife such as elephant, rhino, zebra and lion. As the light shifts from dawn to dusk, the seemingly uniform land of rocky outcrops and sand changes throughout the day to show the contrasting soft curves or ragged edges.
The rich cultural heritage of the Damaras lives on in the local communities. The images perceived in the ancient rock engravings and paintings found at Twyfelfontein (ǀUi-ǁAis), Namibia’s first World Heritage Site, are insight into the lives of those living here many centuries ago. Morning drives to track rare desert-dwelling elephants and nature walks are immersive encounters with this exceptional landscape.
Take the pressure out of planning the ultimate getaway by chatting with us about which of these romantic safari destinations is best suited for your travelling style, budget and time-frame.
Feature image courtesy of Jock Safari Lodge.
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