We understand that holidays are not always family time and sometimes couples need time alone without the children running around. The Inspirational Travel team have selected a few lodges and camps within Africa, that we think are ideal for couples to get away and not worry about their children.
Tongabezi Lodge is a romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls. Privately owned and run, Tongabezi combines and exclusive ambience with warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia. Luxury safari trips are included, both on the river and in the bush. There is no set pattern to days at Tongabezi. Guests can do as much or as little as they wish, with game drives, bush walks and boating trips all included in the price. The majestic Victoria Falls can be viewed either by boat or private aircraft.
Madikwe Hills is set amongst huge boulders and age old Tamboti trees, overlooking the endless bushveld of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve where the plains still team with game and the wild dog roam freely amongst the “big five”. The Madikwe Game Reserve is home to not only the big five, but also to a wealth of other fascinating creatures, including; black and white rhino, cheetah, brown hyena and the rare wild dog. Being malaria free and just 50 minutes flight from Johannesburg, the reserve provides escape especially for the first time visitor to South Africa.
Chiefs Camp is found in the Mombo concession of the Moremi Game Reserve, it is known as the ‘Predator Capital of Africa’ meaning it is prime for game viewing and wildlife. Surrounding the camp is seasonal water, changing from dry flood plains with a high number of wildlife to a peaceful lagoon throughout the year. In the ‘Predator Capital’, mammals such as; wild dog, lion, cheetah and leopard abound. Recently, black and white rhino have also been introduced to this concession, making it the only place in Botswana where these magnificent animals can be seen in their natural habitat. Chief’s Island is unique in that large number of plains-game and predators are found here throughout the year.
Little Ongava is one of Namibia’s most exclusive private game lodges and is situated on 75,000 acres of private land bordering the southern boundary of Etosha National Park, Namibia’s premier wildlife sanctuary. A kaleidoscope of Africa wildlife can be seen at many of the water holes in the Park and the Reserve has resident white and black rhino plus healthy predator population. A dedicated guide ensures the optimum nature experience at one of Africa’s greatest wilderness destinations. This small exclusive thatched camp nestles on the crest of a hill with wonderful views onto the plains below and to a water hole in the front of camp which draws game and bird life into the area.
Zarafa Camp is located on the fringes of Zibadianja Lagoon in northern Botswana’s 320,000 acre Selinda Reserve. Zarafa’s wildlife experience is enhanced by the perennial waters of the Selinda Spillway, Linyanti Marshes and Zibadianja Lagoon – offering arguably the most diverse and scenically captivating locations in the region. Zarafa Camp is part of the Great Plains Conservation, which also operates Duba Plains Camp and Selinda Camp.
The camp, named after the famed 19th Century explorer and artist Thomas Baines, is located on the lush scenic Boro River, in a 260,000 acre private concession bordering the southern section of the famous Moremi Game Reserve, in a seasonal section of the Okavango Delta. His inspiration is evident when looking at the waterscapes that lie beyond the lodge. Wooden decks offer expansive views over the permanent water of the Boro River and lagoon teeming with life.