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!
Kruger, Cape and Kalahari12 Days 11 Nights$15695 - $16150
This iconic South African itinerary offers two distinct wildlife experiences, split between the intensity of the Sabi Sands private reserve and the vastness of the Kalahari, combined with time in Africa's southernmost city, Cape Town. This itinerary begins in Johannesburg, with an overnight at the InterContinental at OR Tambo, just a convenient few minutes walk from the terminal building. From there, continue to the Sabi Sands private reserve, for three nights at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp. The area, with its unfenced boundaries to the Kruger National Park and dense wildlife population, offers the opportunity to spot the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard! After three nights of safari, enjoy four nights in Cape Town at the Cape Grace. With views of Table Mountain (a great spot to enjoy spectacular views as you walk around the "tabletop", as well as the unique flora of the Cape Floral Kingdom), this is a delightful oasis after your touring days. We've included touring of the City, Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands, some of the world's most beautiful regions. This itinerary concludes at Tswalu Motse, which has created its own safari rhythm as you traverse the reserve with your private guide and driver. The reserve is home to rhino, black maned lions and meerkats, as well as some of South Africa's more unique creatures including the honey badger, the aardvark and the endangered pangolin, many of which can only be seen during night drives.
Leisurely Tanzania12 Days 11 Nights$14315 - $19350
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.
KwaZulu Natal and Mozambique – Safari and Beach11 Days 10 Nights$7925 - $8250
The tropical weather and lush vegetation of KwaZuluNatal make this region a wonderful starting point for seasoned travelers to South Africa. Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the historical Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels. Enjoy the beautiful sunrises over the Indian Ocean during your stay. We have included a full day excursion in and around Durban, learning about its unique history and cultures, including the Zulu Kingdom and the influences of the region's Indian population. From Durban, travel north to the beautiful Phinda private reserve, which encompasses over 70,000 acres of prime Big Five wilderness, with a wide range of habitats including dry sand forests, wetland systems and mountain ranges. Clients will enjoy 4 nights at the stunningly beautiful Phinda Forest Lodge, and the opportunity to enjoy a myriad of wildlife experiences - catch a glimpse of the shy suni antelope, track rhino in the bushveld, observe breeding herds of elephant in fever tree forests, hold your breath as a cheetah teaches her cubs to hunt, glide past hippo on the Mzinene River and marvel at the gracious nyala (the reserve is home to more than 3 000 of these rare antelope). This itinerary concludes In a tranquil setting on a private beach, at White Pearl for 4 nights - a luxury all-inclusive resort overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is a perfect spot to unwind and dust off after a safari, soak up the African sun and simply relax. Enjoy excellent snorkeling and diving in the warm crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean or perhaps swimming with dolphins.
Luxury Wellness Safari for Foodies12 Days 11 Nights$12450 - $12895
This South African itinerary combines the best of South Africa's nature experiences for all of the senses. The adventure begins at one of our favorite eco-lodges on the whale coast, Grootbos Forest Lodge with 3 nights in a one bedroom suite. Visitors between May and December can catch the whale season, as the area offers some of the world's best land-based whale watching in addition to the lodge activities included. Explore the coastline and nature trails, as you adjust to Africa time. From there, you will travel on to the Cape Winelands, arguably one of the most beautiful wine regions of the world, as you tour local vineyards and learn about the iconic South African wines while visiting Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. This area is also a hub for gourmet, artisan and farm to table foods. Enjoy three nights at Babylonstoren Farm Hotel, in a one bedroom cottage. The itinerary includes a day trip to Cape Town and Table Mountain leaving plenty of time to enjoy the farm property - take a tour of the beautiful gardens, designed in the style of the Company Gardens, where everything is edible (harvest your own delicious veggies, herbs and fruit with the chef for dinner), take a hike or cycle up to the dam or relax in the spa. Departing the Western Cape, the second half of the itinerary will be spent in the Mpumalanga region. Some have called it the most beautiful place in the world. Spend an entire day exploring the majestic natural sights of Mpumalanga’s famous Panorama Route including God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondawels and Blyde River Canyon - the third largest canyon of its kind in the world. This is one of the most scenic routes in the region offering magnificent views, dramatic landscapes, exquisite waterfalls and striking gorges. The journey concludes as you travel to Singita Lebombo's private reserve, within the Greater Kruger National Park, where you spend 3 nights tracking down the Big Five as well as over 40 species of mammal roaming the wilderness. Enjoy the reserve's incredible variety of game, including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo - as well as plains game and other predators, such as cheetah and wild dog. Relax and enjoy the luxury at the lodge or indulge in a cooking class, making memories and treats!
Southern Tanzania12 Days 11 Nights$11600 - $15250
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$15735 - $17975
This exclusive South African itinerary combines the best of the Western Cape with a 3 night safari experience in the Greater Kruger area. The itinerary begins with 3 nights at Ellerman House in a private villa. 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 three nights in Franschhoek at the Manor House at Mont Rochelle. 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 3 nights tracking down the Big Five as well as over 40 species of mammal roaming the wilderness, during your stay at Londolozi Private Granite Suites.
Southern Tanzania With Chimp Trekking16 Days 15 Nights$16430 - $24165
This 15 night itinerary builds on Tanzania's southern circuit with the addition of 4 nights in Mahale for chimp trekking. Your journey 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 spiraling 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. Interspersed with a classic safari experience are 4 nights in the dramatic Mahale Mountains National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, one of only two protected areas for chimpanzees in the country. In addition to chimp trekking, you can also enjoy activities on the lake and hiking. 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.
Kenya Classic Sky Safari8 Days 7 Nights$6625 - $7575
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 Meru, for two nights at Elsa's Kopje, once home to the famous lioness herself, where you will enjoy some game unique to this stunning region. The itinerary concludes in the world famous Maasai Mara, at Sand River Mara camp, for two 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$10595 - $14285
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 Explorer12 Days 11 Nights$9575 - $11775
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 Reserve7 Days 8 Nights$4995 - $7995
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.
Best of Seychelles9 Days 8 Nights$6995 - $9575
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 Banyan Tree. 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. The beach at Intendance Bay has been described as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world, and you’ll have an opportunity to lounge in its sugary sands daily. And, in addition to the eclectic and elegant restaurants at the hotel, there is a variety of “destination dining” experiences with alluring names like Champagne on the Rocks, Grill on the Sands, Moonlight Gazebo and Sea and Stars.
Safari and Beach9 Days 8 Nights$10150 - $10550
Your safari begins in the game rich Sabi Sands, an area of private reserves bordering Kruger National Park. The 24,000 acres of Savanna Private Game Reserve teem with a wealth of species, from the Big 5 to cheetah, hippo, wild dog, crocodile, as well as plains game and over 400 bird species. Resting in the warm Indian Ocean just off the coast of Vilanculos in Mozambique, the Bazaruto Archipelago forms part of a protected marine park and consists of five idyllic islands, including Benguerra. These small, sandy and exquisitely beautiful islands feature some of Africa’s best beaches as well as a number of large dunes and freshwater lakes. After a direct flight from Kruger and a short hop by helicopter, you reach the spectacular Benguerra Island Lodge, where you can enjoy a variety of water and land based activities or simply relax on the beach with views of the Indian Ocean.
Zimbabwe Adventurer9 Days 8 Nights$6885 - $9250
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$11450 - $13970
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$7950 - $8450
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 9 Nights$9170 - $13650
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$10075 - $14025
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 Ocean Spa Lodge. 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.