Top 6 idyllic places in Africa
With ‘buddymoons,’ or ‘friends-moons,’ becoming increasingly popular with newlyweds, Extraordinary Journeys has put together a list of its top six idyllic places to stay in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Seychelles to accommodate the growing trend.
The properties can be booked for the duration of a journey or as addons to a multi-destination safari with Extraordinary Journeys.
1. Arijiju, Kenya
Set amongst the hills of the Borana Conservancy, Arijiju has has room for five couples. It has an outdoor swimming pool and offers morning and evening game drives, guided walks, horseback rides and mountain bike outings.
2. Thanda Private Island, Tanzania
With capacity for 10 guests, this property, located off the coast, is one of the most exclusive experiences in the region. There’s an indoor aquarium, grand piano, wine collection, cigar humidor, glass rim-flow swimming pool and a wraparound dining area with 180-degree views of the ocean.
3. Singita Serengeti House, Tanzania
Set in the Grumeti Reserve, adjacent to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Singita Serengeti House can host eight guests and was designed to be used by families or friends. It also has a brand new tented spa suite at the updated tennis pavilion.
4. Tanda Tula Field Camp, South Africa
Those seeking a classic, on-demand, tented safari experience should consider this mobile explorer-styled camp. It’s located within a 6,500-hectare private concession, giving guests ultimate freedom when following wildlife.
The primary focus at this accommodation is big-game walking safaris led by expert guides and trackers who can teach clients many wildlife- tracking and plant-identifying skills. Tanda Tula, ideal for up to eight, consists of four custom-designed tents with ensuite open-air bathrooms and a communal mess tent.
5. Singita Castleton, South Africa
Formerly a private family home, this exclusive use lodge is set within a 45,000 acre private reserve. For 10 people max, it offers individual cottages and delivers a balance between privacy and togetherness.
Clients can relax in expansive gardens, at the swimming pool, in the wine cellar, in the gym, on the tennis court or in a spa treatment room. Game drives, walking safaris, stargazing, mountain biking and community visits are just a few of the ways that ‘buddymooners’ can spend their trip.
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