African Safari Adventures
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Sand Rivers Selous: Spacious open-front cottages are perched above the Rufiji River, where hippos snort throughout the night. For total indulgence, book the one-bedroom Rhino House (doubles from $1,240, all-inclusive; 888/995-0909 or unchartedoutposts.com).
Singita Grumeti: Reserves Among its three camps—Faru Faru, Sabora and Sasakwa—newlyweds will enjoy the elegance of Sasakwa, built in the style of a colonial home and set on a bluff. Sabora, on the plains, is "glamping" in the extreme: silk-lined tents scattered with Persian rugs (doubles from $1,900, all-inclusive; 011-27-21/683-3424 or singita.com).
Kirkman's Kamp: This property features 18 cottages with verandas, deep bathtubs (arrange a rose petal-filled bath à deux) and separate showers. Mingle in the lounge area and enjoy dinners in a dramatic boma or a romantic lantern-lit bush setting (doubles from $796, all-inclusive; 888/882-3742 or ccafrica.com).
Tswalu Kalahari Reserve: Rustic refinement prevails at The Motse, where each of the eight stone-walled, thatch-roofed suites has a spacious outdoor shower, fireplace and private sundeck. Postsafari, hang out in the cozy library or poolside (doubles from $1,200, all-inclusive; 011-27-11/274-2299 or tswalu.com).
Chiawa Camp: These eight luxury tents are adjacent to a watering hole on the Lower Zambezi River, with a viewing deck next to the thatched-roof bar/lounge. The Honeymoon Tent has a shower for two and river views—even from the clawfoot tub (doubles from $1,590, all-inclusive; 011-26-01/261-588 or chiawa.com).
Stanley Safari Lodge: Secluded wood-and-stone chalets feature a netted bed with white linens, private plunge pool and fireplace; splurge on the Honeymoon House. The main lodge has Zambia's only wine cellar, available for candlelit dinners (doubles from $540, all-inclusive; 800/322-3867 or stanleysafaris.com).