A safari in Africa is the perfect option for couples who have seen it all. Imagine a once-in-a-lifetime trip where you spend days watching leopards and elephants drink from your lodge watering hole. Take it from someone enchanted by the epic outdoors and the romantic private pools, candlelit bush dinners, and relaxing spa treatments for two. Do you want to spot the Big Five, jet across desert dunes, or enjoy some R&R together on your deck with a rainforest view? There's a safari lodge perfect for you. The only problem is choosing the right lodge for you. There was a plethora of gorgeous and romantic resorts. Here is part two of my sexiest honeymoon safari lodges in Africa.
Experience the spoils of a safari in South Africa in the serenity of the unspoiled African Bushveld. Sir Richard Branson owns Ulusaba, the ultimate destination for spotting the "Big Five"! It lies in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, bordering Kruger National Park. At Ulusaba, the emphasis is on outstanding personal service. The attentive staff and superb facilities ensure that being in the middle of the African bush does not mean giving up creature comforts.
It is one of the most intimate, romantic, and lavish camps, providing honeymooners with an authentic taste of Africa. This world-class boutique property has just four luxuriously designated 'marquis-style' tents. A power shower and private pool are on your expansive deck, with spectacular sweeping views over game-rich floodplains. Dine under the stars in a boma within the surrounding bush and enjoy an extravagant lunch aboard a boat on the tranquil waters of Zibadianja Lagoon, swarming with hippos and elephants.
Londolozi is a slick, deluxe safari lodge situated in the central area of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It is an outstanding example of doing romance right; it is home to three private suites ensuring exceptional service. Each suite has a bedroom and lounge, indoor and outdoor showers, an outdoor bathtub, and a heated swimming pool from which you can view the active river life.
This stunning and luxurious resort lies deep inside Africa's finest game reserve, the Serengeti. Although relatively large, the lodge offers personal services and a friendly ambiance within its extraordinary surroundings. Built and positioned to attain the maximum advantage of the landscape, Four Seasons sits adjacent to a waterhole where animals come to quench their thirst. You will witness an abundance of wildlife from the comfort of your deck.
Constructed from volcanic stone, ten ample cottages at the edge of Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest set the tone for romance and adventure. Bedrooms feature soaring ceilings, cozy king beds, picture windows, and artwork by a local Ugandan artist. Nibble on snacks on your private deck brought to you by your butler while enjoying views extending to Virunga Volcanoes on clear days. The real star is access to the gorillas, which you can track on foot daily with guides. Nearly half the world's gorilla population lives in this forest, so it's an exceptional place to catch sightings of stunning silverbacks as you hike through the breathtaking rainforest setting.
Snuggled on the river bank on an intimate concession within South Africa's world-renowned game reserve, Sabi Sands, Lion Sands is a leading choice for newlyweds hoping to see the Big Five. Lion Sands offers travelers a selection of four lodges, but Ivory Lodge is perfect for honeymooners looking for the utmost privacy. The rooms feel incredibly secluded, with just eight one-bedroom villas with at least 70 feet between them. Step outside to your comprehensive private viewing deck and dip in the private heated pool before relaxing into your sumptuous quarters. For a romantic adventure, spend a night in the Kingston Treehouse, a private outdoor sleeping area outfitted with a cozy feather bed on an elevated platform. Lit only by candlelight, enjoy a picnic dinner, fall asleep with a soft breeze, and wake up to remote animal calls and a vibrant sunrise.
Tongabezi is an award-winning eco-lodge in Zambia that leans into the tranquillity of its secret location on the banks of the Zambezi River. Combine romance and luxury with adventure as you rejuvenate a mere 7 miles upstream of Victoria Falls. Submerge yourself in nature and experience unique dining and river activities. Conde Nast called Tongabezi one of the top 20 Hotels in the world. It's hard to believe that it started as tents with bucket showers!
Meaning "tranquil" in the Shangaan language, Tengile lies on the banks of the Sand River, where you can watch herds of elephants and buffalo come down to drink from your private pool or sunken outdoor lounge. This magnificent lodge comprises nine enormous secluded suites sprinkled in the dappled shade of the bush, each with panoramic river views. There is something quite mystical about what you witness on the game drives! The lodge is superb, but the safari will steal your heart!
Initially, I planned this as one blog, but Africa is home to some of the most incredible lodges worldwide, and I needed help to narrow down the choices. Even now, I am second-guessing myself; I had to leave many options off the list. This blog is Part 2 of the sexiest honeymoon safari lodges in Africa.