Honeymooners around the world are changing their priorities, and a luxury African Safari may be the perfect choice in this new world. Approximately 67% of travellers now wish to travel sustainably, with nearly 4 out of 10 saying that they often or always manage to do so already. One of the primary motivations behind sustainable travel — wanting to do your bit for the world and for our wildlife — is far from new, but it does seem to be having more of an impact on travellers now than ever before. So if you are getting ready to plan the honeymoon of a lifetime, and if the idea of sustainable, animal-centred travel appeals… why not book the romantic escape of a lifetime with Green Safaris? We promise it’s a fantastic way to see the wonders of life in the wild, whilst doing your share to be a responsible global citizen.
So what are the benefits of a sustainable safari for your honeymoon?
Experiencing the Wonders of Nature
Green Safaris can take you to some of the most idyllic, untouched spots —including Victoria Falls, with its dramatic waterfalls that thunder down a vertiginous cliff into the Batoka Gorge; South Lungawa (where grassy savannah, riverine forest, and miombo woodland provide homes to a vast array of animals); Likoma Island, Malawi (with its pristine waters and diverse marine life); and the wild wetlands of the Busanga Plains. Being in the midst of this diverse landscape has a soul-soothing effect. Scientists have found that spending just a few minutes in natural spaces can have powerful effects on your mood and wellbeing. Can you imagine spending endless days watching the sun rise and set in the most glorious natural settings in Africa?
Spending Time Together on a Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure
Not all honeymoons were created equal, and not all of them have the same effect on couples. Research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has found that couples that participate in novel activities experience an enhanced relationship quality. Being on a safari is like nothing you may have experienced before. It enables you to take in the natural joy of wildlife interacting in nature, proximity to the animals, and the beauty of the natural landscapes. An adventurous honeymoon also gives you the opportunity to pamper and care for each other. Don’t forget to pack a few skincare essentials for the outdoors, including moisturizers, Vitamin C-rich serums (to avoid sun spots), and gentle masks so that you head into each early morning game drive feeling fresh and pampered.
Connecting with Wildlife
During your safari stays, you can discover a bevvy of animals, including zebra, buffalo, elephants, cheetah, African wild dogs, and more. The animals you see will depend on the areas you visit, with some safaris focusing on marine life as well. After a day out viewing animals playing, resting, and interacting in the wild, few things are quite as appealing as relaxing in luxurious, sustainable lodging. Green Safaris offers you a wide array of lodges that are sensitive to the pristine ecosystems they are located in. They are powered with solar electricity and built with eco-friendly, locally sourced materials.
If you’re up for an off-the-beaten-track exciting honeymoon, it’s got to be a safari. With Green Safaris, you know that you will have the perfect combination of sustainability, comfort, and adventure. Just about the only thing you have to worry about is choosing your destination; the rest will all be perfectly planned and organized, so you can view the beauty of Africa and its animals alongside your perfect match.
Written by Jennifer Dawson.