Saadani engagment

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Friendship, promises and fairy tale endings at Saadani Safari Lodge

Recently a gentleman made a reservation for two at Saadani Safari Lodge, with just one important request - that we have the visitor's book from September 2003 ready for him.

When they arrived yesterday, the gentleman looked in the visitor's book, smiled and went about his day. Later that evening, with the Indian Ocean and the stars as his backdrop, he asked his girlfriend to marry him.

He later revealed that he had visited the lodge once before, ten years ago with two friends. They had loved their visit so much that the three friends made a promise in the visitor's book to return to Saadani if they were ever lucky enough to find the girl of their dreams, and propose in the exact same spot.

One friend has already fulfilled his promise.

Before they departed this morning, we set up a surprise champagne private breakfast on the Dhow where he had proposed, to celebrate the event in style.  Finally, the happy couple signed our 2013 visitor book, but this time with a new message to their last remaining friend - who we hope to see soon with the girl of his dreams...