Honeymoon, anniversaries or to simply reconnect as a couple…there are many reasons why our guests seek a romantic safari. Recently, Lion Sands Narina Lodge hosted blogger, Che Dyer, for her wedding dress adventures. As Che has travelled to a few romantic destinations, we asked her to tell us why Lion Sands ticked all the boxes for her. This is what she had to say…
You are completely and fully taken care of
From the moment you arrive at Lion Sands, every need is fully taken care of – right from parking your car to meal times, game drives, afternoon snacks, sun-downers, turn down services, dinner and drinks. When everything that you could possibly need is fully taken care by the attentive staff, it leaves you with less time to have to think about what to make for dinner, and with all the time in the world to fully focus on each other.
When you’re on a romantic getaway, privacy is essential. The Lion Sands lodges are completely secluded with private plunge pools on each of the lodge decks, which are completely tucked away. You could sip cocktails on your deck or take a skinny dip in your pool without worrying about prying eyes – apart from the occasional ellie of course!
There is also nothing more liberating than taking a shower in one of the private outdoor showers right under the African sun, knowing that the two of you are completely hidden from view!
Peace and Serenity
There is something about being in the bush that brings about a complete sense of peace and calm. Whether it’s because you’ve just finished the busy-ness of planning a wedding or whether you are just looking for a luxury romantic getaway – we could all do with a little more peace and calm in our lives! The unique opportunity to sleep under the stars in one of Lion Sands signature Treehouses will make you feel like there is not a soul in the world besides the two of you!
Getting back to Nature
Being so closely connected to nature reignites many of our natural primal instincts. Watching animals behave and interact with each other in the wild deepens the connection to our own physical bodies. And while you learn so much from the guides out on the game drives, what better place than the African Bush to rekindle your own love of the ‘birds and the bees’?
Pampering and Luxury
All the lodges are gorgeously decorated with super king sized beds, luxury bath and shower gels and every amenity that you could possibly need to make you feel like you are living in the lap of luxury – a complete juxtaposition in the middle of the rugged African bushveld. Perhaps this juxtaposition is exactly the thing that elevates this feeling of total lavishness even more! A romantic getaway is not complete without feeling like you’re fully relaxed and restored and the lodges certainly do just that!
As if being in the most gorgeous lodge is not enough, Lion Sands also offers spa treatments if you’d like to up-the-lux even more!