When I think Africa, I don’t think romantic honeymoon …..

31 Aug

Sanctuary Swala Camp in Tanzania


I’ve never wanted to go to Tanzania before now….

Ok, I am not a “nature girl.” Nothing about mosquitoes, hiking boots, bug spray and sweat appeals to me. I am the “spa girl.” I like dresses and smelling like vanilla. I like rose pedals in my bath and a bottle of wine with dinner. I like live music, candles and walking on the beach. So now that this sounds like a personal ad… I’ll get on with the point.  It surprised me when I was intrigued by the idea of a trip to AFRICA! To a national park, of all places! I had to share  what place inspired this in me, the “spa girl.” Sanctuary Swala Camp (part of the Sanctuary Retreats collection) in Tanzania, promises to be a trip of a lifetime!  It has just re-opened and is poised to become one of Africa’s most exclusive retreats. With a recent $1.5 million rebuild, the camp offers guests a new level of high-end accommodations developed with eco-friendly standards.

When I think Africa, I don’t think romantic honeymoon.

But then, I never saw this retreat! Each of the 12 spacious canvas pavilions was designed around an open-plan model, offering large living areas, king beds and en suite bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers. Floor to ceiling canvas windows lead onto large private lounge decks that overlook the main watering hole which regularly attracts lions, leopards and resident bull elephants, oh my!

Sure to be a trip to be remembered, but with all the luxuries you deserve.

A stunning infinity swimming pool has been added and the new main dining and lounge areas feature chic, contemporary African designs all under traditional thatched roof structures. The extensive decked area provides the perfect setting for leisurely sundowners and elegant dining while enjoying outstanding views over the waterhole and valley beyond. Sanctuary Swala offers travelers all of the comforts from home while still retaining the feeling of living in the African bush.

Spend your honeymoon with your honey and hardly anyone else… except for maybe some lions.

Located in the secluded area of Tarangire National Park, one of Africa’s most exciting yet least visited parks, this magical spot is renowned for its high concentrations of game. In fact, guests will often only share their visit with the large herds of elephants that favor this exclusive corner of the park. I love the idea of spending my honeymoon with no one else, in a secluded and amazing piece of majestic land. Tarangire is also fast building a reputation for being one of the best locations to get up close to wild bat-eared foxes. The wilderness experience here is accentuated by expert guides.

I love a bargain!

In celebration of the opening of Sanctuary Swala Camp, 2009 rates will remain throughout 2010, and Game Package Rates will start at $440 per person/per night, all inclusive. For bookings or further information, go to www.sanctuaryretreats.com

I really love a Honeymoon Bargain!

50% discount – Book any honeymoon stay at Sanctuary Swala between August 10th and November 30th, 2009 and the bride’s stay is half price. Valid for new bookings made after August 10th, travel between August 10th and November 30th 2009.


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