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Honeymoon Safaris: What to Expect

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The romance of Africa has captivated and inspired everyone from explorers to writers for centuries. There is something about this continent that draws you in and forces you to feel more alive. It is hard, then, to think of a more fitting way to celebrate life as Mr and Mrs than on an African safari honeymoon.

For those looking for the ultimate in luxury travel, what could be better than finding yourself in total seclusion, surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, but with all of the amenities of a top boutique hotel? At Sanctuary Retreats we believe that luxury comes as much from the location as from the décor, and we know that true luxury means never compromising on comfort or services.

Here's what you can expect from a Sanctuary Retreats honeymoon safari:

High Octane Adventure

The thrill of your first safari is hard to beat; there is something about this type of travel that gets under your skin, makes you yearn for more. But the excitement doesn't just start and end in the safari jeep, we also offer a huge selection of outdoor activities that will really get your heart pumping. From bush walks and helicopter flights, to white water rafting and gorilla trekking, the adventure of married life begins on an African safari honeymoon. Of course, no major adventure is complete without a champagne finish, and we certainly know how to deliver...

 High Octane Adventure

Relax and Unwind

A honeymoon is as much a celebration of your marriage as it is a chance to relax after months of organising the wedding. In addition to great wildlife viewing experiences, guests at many of our properties are also able to indulge in invigorating spa treatments; a must after a long day in the African bush! Relax and unwind as we look after your mind, body and soul with our holistic selection of treatments. Choose from a range of facial skin care treatments, body therapies, manicures and pedicures, safe in the knowledge that all of the products we use are natural, organic and chemical free.

 Relax And Unwind

Fine Dining

Even when you find yourself in the middle of the remote Serengeti, we know that only the best will do for your honeymoon; the best safari guides, the best luxury lodges and, of course, the best food and wine. Whether you prefer an intimate three course meal served on your private veranda or a bush picnic, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the savannah, our staff are on hand to help. And with our award-winning wines at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge, there really is something for everyone.

 Fine Dining

Sleep Under the Stars

A luxury safari isn't complete without an evening under a beautiful blanket of stars. In fact, Africa has some of the most impressive night's skies around, yet they often play second fiddle to Africa's other natural spectacles. For a truly romantic honeymoon experience, a night spent sleep under these twinkling gems is a must. Choose between Sanctuary Baines' Camp's lavish Star Bed, or Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge's Sleep Out Hide for a truly 'wild' experience.

 Sleep Under The Stars

Unforgettable Moments

It's hard to forget sailing high above the Masai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon, chasing down the experience with a champagne breakfast. Nor is it easy to dismiss your first sighting of the elusive rhino or increasingly rare wild dog. Whatever memories you want to keep, we know you want a honeymoon that will stay with you for a lifetime, that's why we take care of all of the little things, giving you time to focus on making those memories. 

 Unforgettable Moments

To plan your perfect honeymoon safari, contact our reservations team here.