For many married couples, the honeymoon means feeling the sea breeze, basking in the tropical sun, and soaking in seafoam green waters. While that sounds pleasant and relaxing, more and more couples nowadays are looking for an adventure-filled honeymoon.
Here are incredible honeymoon safari ideas perfect for the fearless twosomes interested in exciting escapades, and you may not even have to go to Africa.
Ulusaba Safari Lodge – South Africa
There is a private game reserve in South Africa that Sir Richard Branson owns. The Ulusaba Safari Lodge is near the Kruger National Park and is within about 33,000 acres of open bush. There are hills that rise above the terrain, providing travelers with breathtaking views of the landscape.
The Ulusaba Safari Lodge has two main lodges, namely the Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge. There is a total of 21 guest rooms ready to cater to couples. The staff also has training in providing newlyweds with the kind of service they need.
Those who seek romance in the African bush can request a private meal for two, spent under the stars for a perfect mix of safari and intimacy. They can also ask for a special bath oils service.
Couples can reach the Treehouse Suite by going through raised walkways as well as swing bridges. The suite has a private deck that overlooks the Xikwnga Dam, where people can witness hippos and elephants bathing.
Little Ongava – Namibia
The next honeymoon safari idea lies just outside Etosha National Park in Namibia. Little Ongava is within the private Ongava Game Reserve and is a sister resort to the Ongava Lodge. Little Ongava has three luxurious suites, making it one of the most exclusive and romantic safari destinations in the world.
Little Ongava sits on a hill and offers astonishing African savanna views. While overlooking a surrounding bush, Little Ongava guests also get to see the waterhole below.
The suites here also exudes grandeur with private viewing decks, indoor and outdoor showers, and personal plunge pools. One can also expect impeccable service from its staff.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort – British Columbia
It might be surprising for some, but not all safaris are in Africa. Some are in the wilderness of British Columbia, Canada.
The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort stretches along the coastline of Vancouver Island, off the west coast. They offer a unique “eco-safari” experience couples can achieve by reaching the island via boat or a float plane ride. Soar over islands, take in the breathtaking views of mountain peaks, and see the glaciers up close.
The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is perfect for couples who would rather have acres of pristine rainforest surrounding them with the nearest civilization being at least half an hour away.
Spending time in nature with the love of your life can be a rejuvenating experience. The fact that bears, eagles, whales, and other wildlife far outnumber humans offers anyone the chance to undergo a truly life-changing opportunity. Living for a few days in a remote yet spectacular area is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity no one should ever let slip.
Since it is a honeymoon, there should be a perfect blend of adventure, comfort, and luxury for couples to enjoy. To provide just that the resort has tents with luxurious bathroom heating to take “glamping” to the next level. The Clayoquot also offers a tented spa as well as guided kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding tours.
A full day at the resort will bring couples to a suspension bridge where they could appreciate a gorge leading to the Strathcona Provincial Park. In that park is where people can do different kinds of fishing, rock climbing, archery, sporting clays, as well as mountain biking.
Samode Safari Lodge – Madhya Pradesh, India
Another honeymoon safari escapade for couples is in Madhya Pradesh, India. The Samode Safari Lodge is in a remote part where flower-strewn foot baths are awaiting those who embarked on a morning safari or those who enjoyed an intimate candlelit dinner.
There are 12 private villas with lavish bathrooms, some of which are outdoors so couples can enjoy a clear night sky. The Lodge also has a spa, swimming pool, central lodges with fireplaces to keep couples warm and cozy, and a library with a billiards table for those seeking other relaxing things to do.
In addition to the amenities, the Lodge offers its guests with over-the-top food that includes different breakfast spreads to choose from, four-course lunches, and scrumptious gourmet meals for dinner. Couples can also opt to enjoy the food around a campfire or by the pool.
A honeymoon is ideally a memorable and intimate moment for couples as they begin another journey in their lives. Whatever couples decide to do on this particular time of their lives, be it a safari adventure, a tropical getaway, or a trip in a different cityscape, the important thing is for couples to enjoy and get to know each other better than ever.
Williams A. Young is a mechanical engineer who loves to camp and go on road trips. Despite being busy, he spends time outdoors camping. Williams also blogs on behalf of Darwin4wdHire. He writes about the latest travel vehicles and as well as his recent camping and travel experiences.