Top Ten Active Honeymoon Vacations

African Safari

4. Safari in Africa
First-timers to South Africa's plethora of game reserves will want to visit a safari lodge in the iconic Kruger National Park, such as &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge or Tented Camp, a region where elephant, buffalo, rhino, and African wild dogs abound. Ngala's new "Expect the Unexpected" package offers a five-day experience where honeymooners can tailor their own itineraries with a private ranger and tracker. The pace of the day is their own choice: how much walking, the length of time on game drives, and how much relaxation time they would like to factor in by the pool.

A truly unique element of the specialist safari is the opportunity to track big game on foot before an optional night spent sleeping under the stars in the middle of the bush—all followed by a helicopter pick-up the next morning for an aerial tour of the Blyde River Canyon.

If you've been there, done that, when it comes to South Africa, &Beyond owns more than 40 lodges scattered about the continent from Mnemba Island Lodge off the coast of Zanzibar to Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Lake Manyara Tree Lodge on mainland Tanzania to properties in Botswana, Kenya, and Namibia—all of which promote sustainable, responsible travel and community empowerment, employing many of the villagers as a way to give back to the land and local economy. If you still can't decide which safari to choose, www.andbeyondafrica.com has an excellent, comprehensive planning tool where you can plug in your budget, length of visit, and likes and dislikes, and it will spit out sample customized itineraries for your every need.


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