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Top honeymoon spots in Africa

by Lara Behrens
21st April 2016 Honeymoon
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Love is an adventure to be experienced in full colour, with surprises around every corner. If you've just tied the knot with your other half, there is no better place to celebrate your love than on a honeymoon in Africa. The vast continent has so many unique sides to explore, from sun-drenched beaches to warm summer nights on safari, with plenty of wildlife encounters to make every day one to remember.

However, once you've settled on Africa as your honeymoon destination, there comes the hard part of choosing where to spend your holiday. That's why we at Bench have shortlisted some of our absolute favourites to stir your imagination.

Early morning game drive in Sabi Sands
Early morning game drive in Sabi Sands

Swoon in South Africa at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Private game reserve Sabi Sabi is situated on the southwestern border of South Africa's renowned Kruger Park, and offers incredible scenery and wildlife spotting in an intimate setting.

Its most private lodge, Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp, lies on a secluded river bank with just six suites, each crafted with the essence of the classic safari adventure in mind. Gaze out over the river with your sweetheart on the private deck, or take a soak in the spa bath to unwind.

The daily safari programme is led by experienced trackers and rangers, meaning you can be sure of an incredible experience - keep your eyes peeled for the Big 5, as well as some of Kruger's other amazing animals. Dinner is served under the boughs of ancient trees and a romantic chandelier for the perfect end to the perfect day.

Spectacular views from the villas at Saruni Samburu
Spectacular views from the villas at Saruni Samburu

Keeping cool in Kenya at Saruni Samburu

Set in the heart of Kenya's Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy, Saruni Samburu offers newlyweds a chance to truly get away from it all and enjoy each other's company in a breathtaking setting just north of the Samburu National Reserve.

This deluxe lodge has a chic safari aesthetic with a spacious, open plan design, but the real star of show is the awe-inspiring backdrop of the grassland with its magnificent Acacia trees. As the only lodge in an area of some 80,000 hectares, Saruni Samburu is spoiled for choice by the local wildlife.

Experience the magic of being guided by trackers from the local Kalama community, whose intimate knowledge of the landscape makes for a greater chance of spotting animals. Witness lions, elephants, giraffe and impala, and marvel at the area's natural beauty on a picnic lunch or bush dinner.

You can experience all that Saruni Samburu has to offer on our Saruni Wilderness Safari before moving on to the wonderful Saruni Mara lodge in the Masai Mara.

Ready to book your romantic honeymoon under African skies? Get in touch with Bench Africa's team of Africa travel experts to start planning your adventure today.

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