It’s the question on everyone’s minds and with the Royal Wedding just a few months away, we’ve decided to compile a list of the places in Africa we think are fit for a royal honeymoon.
1. Miavana, Madagascar
Designed by the architects behind such African masterpieces as Zambia’s Chinzombo Camp and North Island in the Seychelles, Miavana brings a type of luxury never previously seen to Madagascar and has taken luxury beach retreats in the Indian Ocean to a whole new level. Very much off-the-beaten-track, the remote and completely unspoilt location is one of the property’s major draw cards, as are its 14 vast villas that have direct access to the white sandy beaches, turquoise water and coral reefs. A genuine, once-in-a-lifetime hotel.
2. North Island, Seychelles
Rumoured to be where the Prince’s brother spent his honeymoon with Kate Middleton, North Island is a remote and super luxurious resort built from sustainable materials. Each of its huge villas has its own private stretch of beach as well as a pool which is why it has been the choice of those seeking ultra-privacy such as royalty and rock stars. An expensive property, but do take into account that everything, including unlimited diving, is included in the cost.
3. Royal Malewane, South Africa
The mother jewel in Liz Biden’s Royal Portfolio crown, Royal Malewane sets the safari standards for the Kruger area which the rest try to follow. Ultra Luxurious (think antiques, burnished silks, chandeliers and Persian rugs), each of its eight capacious suites, feature their own spacious wooden deck, private plunge pool and butler service. This, plus great game viewing with the Big 5, over 300 different species of bird and some of Africa’s finest safari guides equals an unrivalled experience.
4. Mombo Camp, Botswana
Recently reopened after a major refurbishment, Mombo Camp is one of Botswana’s finest safari lodges. Situated in the Moremi Game Reserve, an area that boasts some of the best game viewing in Botswana, each of Momobo’s incredibly spacious canvas tent boasts wooden floors and features a large mosquito net-draped bed, a dedicated lounge area and a private veranda with a plunge pool where you can relax and watch the wildlife go by. A safari camp par excellence.
5. Singita Pamushana Lodge, Zimbabwe
Located in a remote corner of Zimbabwe, Singita Pamushana is perched on a hill top with wonderful bush and lake views. The lodge has just six suites with either one, two or three bedrooms and each with a private plunge pool. The comfortable stone and thatch suites feature colourful fabrics and designs inspired by the local area. There is also a five bedroom villa retreat with living and dining areas and an infinity pool.
6. Azura Benguerra, Mozambique
Set on its own private island and built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, The ultra-luxurious Azura Benguerra has just 20 spacious ’beach-chic’ designer villas, each with their own private pool stretching out to the Indian Ocean beyond. For the ultimate luxury experience, we recommend booking the three bedroom presidential villa, which has its own beachfront location for complete seclusion and privacy. It has a magnificent master suite, as well as 2 further en-suite bedrooms, a vast infinity pool, great entertaining space and a private chef and Mozambican villa host for the ultimate in personalised service during your stay. a genuinely world-class and stylish resort.
7. Chinzombo, Zambia
Set on the banks of the Luangwa River, Chinzombo is one of Zambia's leading luxury safari lodges. Their enormous bush villas retain a wild, colonial feel, with huge decking areas overlooking the river complete with private pool and sitting area. Its wonderful location, with 60 acres of private river frontage, combined with the superb guiding and density of game synonymous with the South Luangwa make Chinzombo one of the must visit lodges on a trip to Zambia.
If you are interested in visiting any of places mentioned in our blog then get in touch with us on 020 7843 3500 or email email@example.com and we can start planning your dream honeymoon today.
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