March 2021

The inescapable romance of the bush

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The inescapable romance of the bush

When it comes to exclusive journeys that allow couples to escape to far-flung locations, the unrivalled privacy and stillness of untouched nature provide the perfect backdrop to share life-changing experiences.

 Whether it’s a spontaneous getaway for two or a carefully planned itinerary set in dream honeymoon locations, Singita’s award-winning lodges and camps across four countries epitomise the romance and allure of bespoke wilderness safaris. Apart from offering the ultimate seclusion within which to escape the stresses of daily life, each unique property welcomes profound connections with nature, and allows guests the freedom to delight in each other's company and discover the abundant wildlife thriving in each region. 

Private sanctuaries in our portfolio, like Hillside Suite at Singita Sasakwa Lodge, allow for total seclusion and quality time for couples

The result is an experience that allows couples to celebrate togetherness, while sharing meaningful encounters in the wild that leave them feeling refreshed, reset and restored.    

Over the past year, significant celebrations have largely been put on hold, and there’s been a philosophical shift worldwide in the approach to events like weddings. Big gatherings are being sidelined in favour of alternative ways of marking special occasions, and many couples are also opting for a small service instead of putting their nuptials on hold indefinitely. Channelling the majority of their wedding budget into a bucket-trip honeymoon instead, it’s ushered in an era of heightened couples' escapes to coveted destinations. 

The immersion into nature is a soul-restoring escape

But even before the start of the pandemic and the subsequent decline of social gatherings, people already started to reconsider society’s perceptions of romance. Key themes have emerged that all tie into a yearning for the creation of meaningful memories through authentic shared experiences – such as the value of time spent in nature and the luxury of extraordinary destinations and pristine settings. 

Singita’s singular guest experience, which is underpinned by unparalleled service and attention to detail, perfectly matches its locations, which are handpicked for their unrivalled natural beauty. And with experts specialising in curating special and intimate holidays, each couple’s escape provides the ultimate personalised itinerary to ensure the perfect honeymoon, anniversary or romantic getaway. 

The romance of being immersed in nature sets the scene for an unforgettable getaway for couples to reconnect

Be enchanted & transformed  

From Rwanda’s imposing Virunga mountains and magical mist-laden forests to the exhilarating sights and sounds of South Africa’s Kruger National Park, the breathtaking vistas and verdant landscapes of Singita Pamushana Lodge in Zimbabwe and the vast savannahs of Singita Serengeti – each destination was chosen to offer an unforgettable experience within an unspoilt wildnerness. 

The design of the lodges themselves – from Singita Kwitonda Lodge’s earthy warmth to the tucked-away riverside luxury of Singita Sweni Lodge or the iconic old-world romance of Singita’s properties in Singita Grumeti – lends them to creating an atmosphere of both intimacy and escape. Small and exclusive, with architecture that merges with nature, they epitomise the idea of connection. 

Private, intimate and designed to merge with nature, Singita's lodges foster a sense of connection

At Singita, the service ethos also goes hand in hand with the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the lodges. Personal and always attentive, yet also discreet, Singita’s staff take great pleasure in creating an exceptional experience with intuitive ease, and taking every preference of their guests into account. The result is the freedom to tailor-make itineraries to ensure memories that will last a lifetime – from candlelit bush dinners to nights spent sleeping under the stars, and dining with world-class sommeliers on hand.  

Take a tour

Singita’s 15 lodges and camps each offer their own unique appeal and interpretation of safari romance, making an itinerary that combines more than one property an ideal way to experience the wilderness in various ways. For example, you could sleep under canvas and marvel at the Serengeti’s sweeping grasslands from a hot-air balloon at Singita Sabora Tented Camp, before stepping into the serene and stylish Singita Faru Faru Lodge for contemporary, earthy African luxury, and concluding the journey at Singita Sasakwa’s blissfully situated Hillside Suite – where panoramic views of the plains and total seclusion abound. 

Please get in touch with our expert travel advisors to help you design your dream couple’s escape > 


By Julia Freemantle

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