Travel Diary: Safari and More in South Africa and Botswana
A safari is the perfect marriage of adventure and romance. Our travel editor, Jacqueline Gifford, scouted the top places to honeymoon in game-rich Botswana and South Africa.
Wake-up is early—6 a.m.!—since the animals are stirring. Our wonderful guide, Leon, and our tracker, Themba, meet us in the lobby and we set out in search of the big five—that's lions, leopards, elephants, rhino, and buffalo. Score: We see a group of three rhino, so crazy-cool and beyond prehistoric, lumbering by a pond. As we're having our sundowner (that's sunset cocktails, fyi, and you have them every night on safari) in the bush, a lone male hyena walks right past us. To cap off an already over-the-top day, Singita prepares a private wine-tasting class in their spectacular cellar (think close to a thousand bottles, of only premium South African wines) and a three-course meal en-suite.Photo: Getty Images