We pick our top five romantic experiences at Sanctuary Retreats...

Bathe under the stars

Set on raised platforms above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Sanctuary Baines' Camp features just five suites. Each has a private deck where a private 'star bath', for one or two, can be set up on the deck. A free standing bath tub magically appears on the candlelit private deck while you are out on an evening game drive. The zinc star baths are filled with warm water and plenty of environmentally friendly bubbles and mobile canvas screens are placed around them to ensure complete privacy without obstructing your view of the stunning surroundings.

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Start bath

Sleep under the African night sky

Falling asleep under the spectacular African night sky after an indulgent bush bath in the beautiful natural surroundings is a unique and intimate experience. Each suite at Sanctuary Baines' Camp has a four-poster "sky bed" that can be rolled out onto the candlelit wooden deck for a night under the African star filled night sky. For the more adventurous, a night in Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge's "sleep out hide" is the perfect chance to experience the raw, natural wonder of the African bush.

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Sky bed

Intimacy on the Irrawaddy River

Cruise the Irrawaddy River in style in the exclusive Owner's Suite on board Sanctuary Ananda. The largest suite on the entire river boasts a luxurious king-size bed, separate dressing and living areas, plus a big veranda with sun loungers as well as table and chairs. The spacious bathroom will spoil you with a freestanding tub as well as a monsoon shower and his-and-hers sinks. Enjoy a private guide, butler service, and intimate dining experiences for two.

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Private dining

Private dining

Superbly situated in some of the most remote areas in the world, many of our camps, lodges and cruises offer the opportunity to enjoy romantic private dining experiences. Choose to dine by candle-light while the mighty Zambezi River flows past at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, or get back to nature with a private bush picnic at Sanctuary Olonana

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Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Star gazing in the Serengeti

Most visitors come to Africa looking for the wildlife and the beauty, yet one of the most spectacular sights of all is hardly ever mentioned - the African night sky, offering some of the best star gazing in the world. Cuddle up with blankets and cushions around the camp fire at Sanctuary Kusini and discover the beauty of night sky like never before.

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Stars from Serengeti National Park