Look­ing for an African es­cape per­fectly suited to ro­mance and lux­ury? Try one of these ho­tels, great for cou­ples

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Angama Mara


Angama brings an el­e­gant aes­thetic to the bush, with splashes of Maa­sai fab­rics. The camp con­tains 30 tents but re­tains an in­ti­mate feel. The “tents“, which are more like open-plan apart­ments, fea­ture an en­tire glass fa­cade over­look­ing the Maa­sai Mara. At din­ner, there’s an ex­cel­lent in­ter­na­tional menu washed down with fine South African wines.

De­tails: From $1860pp, per night, in­clud­ing trans­fers, all guided sa­faris into the Mara Tri­an­gle, guided walk­ing sa­faris, all meals and drinks (ex­clud­ing cham­pagne), laun­dry, Wi-Fi, and emer­gency med­i­cal evac­u­a­tion in­sur­ance.

Onguma Tented Camp


Whereas at some camps it feels as if there’s a dis­tinct bound­ary be­tween you and the wilder­ness, at Onguma Tented Camp that bar­rier seems blurred. A cir­cu­lar wa­ter­ing hole sits at the cen­tre of a nat­u­ral crater, sur­rounded by aca­cia trees. There

are seven lux­ury tents and each has a small deck­ing area. In­side, there’s a dou­ble bed, arm­chairs and a tea/cof­fee sta­tion, plus a mini­bar.

De­tails: From $337pp, per night in­clud­ing din­ner, bed and break­fast. Fully in­clu­sive pack­ages are avail­able.

Nkuringo Bwindi Go­rilla Lodge


Perched high on Nteko Ridge, the charm­ing Nkuringo Lodge has spec­tac­u­lar views over Bwindi Im­pen­e­tra­ble Na­tional Park where half the world’s rare moun­tain go­ril­las roam. It’s an ex­cel­lent base for go­rilla track­ing, and also of­fers fab­u­lous hik­ing, bird­ing and ca­noe­ing with a re­lax­ing, un­pre­ten­tious vibe. The food is hearty, the am­bi­ence re­laxed.

De­tails: From $147pp, per night,

in­clud­ing meals and tea and cof­fee. Hon­ey­moon­ers re­ceive a com­pli­men­tary bot­tle of wine and 30-minute mas­sage. moun­tain­go­ril­



Ne­himba is a clas­sic African bush lodge, where the nine in­di­vid­ual rooms are spaced around the prop­erty — which in this case means the rooms are lo­cated around a wa­ter­hole. Each large room is raised on stilts and built from can­vas and thatch, and the eth­nic-style decor is in nat­u­ral colours. The restau­rant menu changes daily and food is de­li­cious and whole­some.

De­tails: From $2767pp, per night, in­clud­ing all meals, soft drinks, beers, wines and lo­cal spir­its, laun­dry, game ac­tiv­i­ties as avail­able in­clud­ing walks, drives, all day ex­cur­sions and night drives, park en­try fees per pay­ing night, and guided game ac­tiv­i­ties. imvelosa­far­­himba

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