Congratulations! After all the fun and excitement of the big day you are officially a married couple! It’s now time to escape your relatives and head off on an incredible honeymoon, the only hard part is deciding where to go!
Although destinations such as Bora Bora, St Lucia and The Maldives have long been turned into luxury honeymoon spots, as Bob Dylan once wrote ‘the times they are a-changin’. Nowadays, loved-up newlyweds want to experience a little bit more than sipping cocktails by the pool, they crave a destination that offers adrenaline-inducing adventure, which is why Namibia safari holidays are now in vogue.
Boasting a mixture of stunning national parks, epic coastlines and charming cosmopolitan towns, Namibia, often referred to as ‘the Soul of Africa’, offers couples a little bit of everything. Hiking canyons, game viewing, hot air balloon rides and water sports are just some of the thrilling activities newlyweds can enjoy in this magical country.
Namibia is also home to an abundance of stunning accommodation options that serve as the perfect romantic setting for couples to kick back and relax. If you’re thinking of booking an epic safari honeymoon to Namibia, then make sure you check out these incredible spots:
Boasting its own private gate to the Sossusvlei, where you can explore some of the highest sand dunes in the world, Little Kulala is the ultimate luxury desert retreat.
Affectionately regarded as the Namibian version of the famous Singita Sabi Sands in South Africa, the resort boasts 11 elegantly decorated cottages, or villas, that combine earthly architecture with all the modern and luxury amenities couples will need, including a private pool! The resort even offers ‘sky beds’ and guests are encouraged to head to the roof of one of the villas to gaze up at the star-filled sky.
When the sun sets Little Kulala guests are also treated to some incredible food, and you and your partner can even take advantage of some of the vintage wines that are housed in the resort’s cellar.
After a long game drive or day out enjoying water sports, nothing quite beats taking a romantic stroll along the beach or even enjoying a spa treatment with your other half. Book a stay at the Strand Hotel, located in Swakopmund, and you’ll be able to do both.
Located close to the shore, the Strand offers plenty of luxury rooms, each equipped with opulent fixtures and amenities. The rooms at the stand even boast balconies that look out to the mesmerising Atlantic from three sides so you can sit back with a glass of bubbly in hand and take it all in.
With three amazing on-site restaurants to choose from, the hotel caters for all different food tastes and as alluded to above couples can enjoy numerous treatments and therapies at the in-house spa.
Fish River Lodge
Ideally situated at the tip of the second largest canyon in the world, Fish River Lodge offers guests incredible views directly over the canyon from sunrise to sunset.
The perfect spot for couples looking to embrace both solitude and adventure, each chalet at the lodge has a shower, as well as all the other amenities that you need to make your stay comfortable. For an extra dose of romance, newlyweds can even sleep under the stars in the outdoor bed.
Gorgeous home-cooked food is provided throughout your stay, with meals served on charming, handcrafted tables next to the fires in winter or outside on the deck in the summer months.
Fish River Lodge is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to explore the incredible surrounding on foot or in a safari vehicle.
Onguma- The Fort
Overlooking the vast landscapes of the incredible Etosha Pans, Onguma The Fort is undoubtedly one of Namibia’s accommodation gems.
Comprising of 11 bush suites, as well as one amazing honeymoon suite, the resort offers brilliant customer service and privacy in equal measure, making it one of the best places for you and your partner to enjoy some alone time.
Each suite is equipped with a spacious bathroom and living area, as well as a bar fridge so you can keep that champagne cold! From every area of your dwelling, you can access the outside seating area and relax on a sun lounger.
Etosha game drives, sunset drives and bush walks can all be organised from the resort.
Nambwa Tented Lodge
We finish off this list by introducing a slightly quirky spot, Nambwa Tented Lodge, which is essentially like a great big treehouse for grown-ups!
Book a stay at this incredible lodge and embrace your inner child; you will be perched among the treetops, and you can watch as an abundance of wildlife, including Elephants, pass by underneath your feet.
Although Nambwa may be a slightly unconventional choice, guests are still able to access a range of amenities to make their stay comfortable and the staff go above and beyond to make you feel extra special.
From Nambwa tented lodge you can explore the arid surroundings of Bwabwata National Park and you can even book a romantic boat trip nearby.