Africa
  • Room for Two: Mara Expeditions

    Room for Two: Mara Expeditions

    The Masaai Mara is one of Kenya’s main drawcards, a reserve that stretches 1,510 square kilometers and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. Add the conservancies and the area is at least twice the size.

    Dubbed one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves, Maasai Mara is possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system. After a day of game viewing of some of Africa’s most unique wildlife on the stunning backdrop of the open plains, retire to a camp that is just as stunning.

    A part of the Great Plains Conservation Group, Mara Expedition Camp is located on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River, within a private and secluded site in Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

  • Kenya proving most popular African destination

    Kenya proving most popular African destination

    Kenya continues to grow as a popular African destination, with Africa travel specialists, Bench, experiencing a boost in Kenya enquiries this year.

  • AirAsia X adds Mauritius flights

    AirAsia X adds Mauritius flights

    AirAsia X will now fly travellers to the island paradise of Mauritius, with the highly anticipated inaugural flight landing at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport yesterday.

    The 100% full flight marks the airline group’s strong presence in the African continent, with Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Director, Kevin Ramkeloan welcomed guests on board the inaugural flight.

  • South Africa: Land of Contrasts

    South Africa: Land of Contrasts

    Few countries have gone through such cataclysmic change over the past two decades as South Africa. Having transitioned rapidly from pariah state to tourism magnet, the “Rainbow Nation” is a land of stark contrasts. Its landscape is a coat of many colours; the attractions as diverse as anywhere on the planet. 

  • Angama Mara Offers Traditional Maasai Weddings

    Angama Mara Offers Traditional Maasai Weddings


    For those couples looking to celebrate their wedding or renew their vows a little differently, Angama Mara has just the package.

  • World Journeys releases The Best of Southern Africa

    World Journeys releases The Best of Southern Africa

    World Journeys have just released their small group hosted journey “Best of Southern Africa” for 2017. 

  • To South Africa and Beyond: Tour the Exciting Garden Route

    To South Africa and Beyond: Tour the Exciting Garden Route

    Those spellbinding views of Table Mountain. Our soul-stirring strolls and bike rides beside the Atlantic Ocean. That dreamy ferry ride to Robben Island. Those juicy seafood platters at the Victoria and Albert waterfront.

  • Discover the Best of the Bush and Beach in Mauritius

    Discover the Best of the Bush and Beach in Mauritius

    Perfect for the couple craving the best of Africa, Beachcomber’s Bush & Beach holiday package has us swooning.

  • 6 Nights of Mauritian Luxury and Flights for Only $2189

    6 Nights of Mauritian Luxury and Flights for Only $2189

    Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort are offering couples an incredible price for a romantic getaway deal: six nights in a Deluxe Sea Room, flights, daily breakfast and dinner from $2189 per person. 

  • A Mauritius Shangri-La Receives Magic Makeover

    A Mauritius Shangri-La Receives Magic Makeover

    We can’t wait for the 1 November unveiling of Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius, following an extensive six-month renovation.

  • Anantara to Bring its Renowned Luxury to Sri Lanka

    Anantara to Bring its Renowned Luxury to Sri Lanka

    Exciting news for luxury lovers with a passion for Sri Lankan culture and tropical destinations – Anantara are set to bring their renowned brand of luxury to Sri Lanka for the first time. 

  • A Sneak Peek of Shangri-La's Luxurious New Mauritius Property

    A Sneak Peek of Shangri-La's Luxurious New Mauritius Property

    The luxury hotel chain Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts are set to open a new resort in Mauritius – Shangri-La's Touessrok Resort and Spa on November 1. Here are some stunning images to whet your appetite for a tropical romantic getaway!

  • Per Aquum's New Nest

    Per Aquum's New Nest

    Already offering four incredible dining destinations, Per Aquum in the Maldives has released their newest food attraction, Nest, consisting of Asian inspired dishes from Thailand, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and more.

  • Top 5 Places to Encounter Elephants

    Top 5 Places to Encounter Elephants

    There is no animal in the world quite like the elephant. These majestic mammals are incredibly intelligent with memories that can span many years, form deep family bonds, and display signs of grief and joy. Their impressive stature and incredible anatomy make them one of the most fascinating creatures on the planet, but to see them in a zoo sometimes isn’t quite enough. On your next romantic getaway to Africa or Asia, be sure to see if you can squeeze an elephant encounter into your itinerary, as it will leave you in awe of these gentle giants.

  • 5 Gorgeous Resorts in the Maldives

    5 Gorgeous Resorts in the Maldives

    Perhaps the ultimate luxury honeymoon destination, the Maldives is the world’s most exotic archipelago and has become a synonym for paradise. More than 90 of the country’s 1,190-odd islands house private resorts – here are five of our favourites…

  • Experience the Colours of Rajasthan

    Experience the Colours of Rajasthan

    For couples who want to experience the magic of India but don't know where to start, Byroads offers a fully escorted 15-day tour featuring all of the highlights including Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur.

  • The Brand New Outrigger Konotta Maldives is Open for Bookings

    The Brand New Outrigger Konotta Maldives is Open for Bookings

    The incredible, brand new Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is now ready for bookings, opening its doors on August 1, 2015. 

  • Island For Two: Seychelles

    Island For Two: Seychelles

    Seychelles is one of the few tropical destinations where you can still be almost guaranteed to find a deserted beach. Even on the more popular islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue there are quiet coves with clean crescents of oat-white sand peppered with granite boulders – perfect for a refreshing swim after a rainforest hike.

  • Strike a Pose with Per AQUUM

    Strike a Pose with Per AQUUM

    Legendary UK Photographer Paul Reiffer will be staying at Per AQUUM's Maldives properties NIYAMA and Huvafen Fushi from April 17 to April 25, taking private bookings.

  • 5 Animals to See in the Wild

    5 Animals to See in the Wild

     

    The Easter Bunny’s been and gone for this year, but there are plenty more animals to look out for. For the experience of a lifetime, head off on a global safari to see these magnificent creatures in their glorious natural habitats.

  • Mauritius: African Spice Meets French Sophistication

    Mauritius: African Spice Meets French Sophistication

    If the thought of a lush tropical isle adrift in the balmy Indian Ocean has you double-checking your passport validity, would a seductive blend of African spice and French sophistication seal the deal?

  • Camping in the Trees in Zambia

    Camping in the Trees in Zambia

    Camping trips are rarely stress-free, but in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, you won’t have to worry about wet weather or earth so solid you’d need a drill to get your tent pegs to stay.

  • MSC Cruises Cancels All Remaining Summer Calls in Tunisia After Terror Attack

    MSC Cruises Cancels All Remaining Summer Calls in Tunisia After Terror Attack

    In the interests of guest and crew member safety, MSC Cruises has cancelled all remaining Tunisian calls in the 2015 summer programme.

  • Room For Two: Savannah Seduction

    Room For Two: Savannah Seduction

    If getting close to nature is part of your holiday brief then the Anantara Al Sahel (located on Arabia’s largest wildlife reserve on Sir Bani Yas Island) offers a unique taste of the wild.

  • Into Africa: Fall in Love with the Sub Sahara

    Into Africa: Fall in Love with the Sub Sahara

    Like many hopeless romantics I fell in love with the notion of safari after watching the 1985 movie Out of Africa. Who wasn’t moved to rush out and buy some khakis and a pith helmet after watching a young Robert Redford wash Meryl Streep’s safari-frazzled hair, smack in the middle of the Kenyan bush?

  • Rail Plus' Shongololo Express- a romantic way to experience Africa

    Rail Plus' Shongololo Express- a romantic way to experience Africa

    Experience a range of adventures winding through seven African countries, past magical desert plains, ancient tribes and exotic animals with Rail Plus’ Shongololo Express journey, an undeniably romantic way to encounter Africa’s vast continent.

  • Top 5 Honeymoon Safaris in Africa

    Top 5 Honeymoon Safaris in Africa

    An African safari honeymoon or holiday for two is one of the world's ultimate romantic getaways and an experience you and your loved one will treasure forever.

    Holidays for Couples asked Wildlife Safari, who have been operating gorgeous honeymoons in Africa for more than 40 years, for their recommendations when it comes to the best African experiences for honeymooners or couples planning a romantic getaway.

  • Top 5 romantic rooms under the stars

    Top 5 romantic rooms under the stars

    For the H4C team, curling up under the shimmering night sky is something out of a dream. We love the idea of spending a night or two with your sweetheart in utter luxury, blanketed by a sky full of stars!

     

    It'll make your honeymoon or romantic getaway truly unique – so why not choose one of these sweet locations for your next escape? For couples eager to try this one out, check out our top 5 rooms under the sky. It's a little slice of romantic heaven.

  • Top 4 Luxury Wellness Spas  Around the World

    Top 4 Luxury Wellness Spas Around the World

    We know that there is little else as rejuvenating for the mind, body and soul than a luxurious spa treatment, but with the plethora of spas popping up all over the globe it can be a challenge choosing which one to visit.

  • Spa-Struck in Mauritius

    Spa-Struck in Mauritius

    Spa-loving couples looking to honeymoon or marry in Mauritius now have another gorgeous spa destination to consider, with the newly opened Outrigger Mauritius Resort & Spa announcing that, from March 19, the resort's The Navasana Spa is operational.

  • Asian Islands For Two - Havelock Island, India

    Asian Islands For Two - Havelock Island, India

    Named for a former British general, Havelock Island (at just over 100 square kilometers) is the largest island in Ritchie's Archipelago and one of the few places that the administration of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India has encouraged tourism, with a strong emphasis on eco-conscious travel. For couples who love island locales that are largely untouched by modern tourism, this is the romantic destination for you.

  • 3 reasons to honeymoon in Kenya

    3 reasons to honeymoon in Kenya

     

    Planning a honeymoon? It's probably already ranking as your holiday of a life-time so you want to get it right. You want to find somewhere that offers that elusive X factor.
    Stand by as we introduce to you a destination that should be high on the list of all adventure couples who are looking for something over and above the quintessential island honeymoon destination. 

    Welcome to Kenya! Picture lush green plains starkly contrasted with the desert, exotic animals prowling the land, and luxurious accommodation - the perfect setting for an African honeymoon.

    Although there are many, we've gathered 3 fabulous reasons below on why a honeymoon in Kenya might be just what you're looking for. 

  • Top 5 Small Ship Romantic Cruises

    Top 5 Small Ship Romantic Cruises

     

    Cruises have their fair share of lazing around in the sun, tasty meals, and blue seas as far as the eye can see. What you might forget are the stops along the way. Experiences of a lifetime are just waiting for you to join in. We've picked our top five small ship romantic cruises, ideal for couples that want to experience all of the above on a romantic getaway or honeymoon...

    Click to discover more

  • African Honeymoon

    African Honeymoon



    Everyone enjoys a bit of luxury coupled with adventure ... I know that was on our minds when we planned our two week honeymoon from Cape Town, where we were married, to Victoria Falls, where Nick had proposed just over a year earlier.

    We had lots of friends and family who had travelled to be at our destination wedding, so instead of rushing off on our honeymoon we wanted to stay a few extra days and spend more time with everyone who had gathered.

  • Top 10 destinations for proposals

    Top 10 destinations for proposals

    Looking for a creative way to pop the question? Destination weddings may be getting all the attention these days, but a destination proposal makes the moment she says "yes" truly unforgettable as well.

    1. Great Wall of China

    Located on the northern border of China, the Great Wall was steadily constructed from 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD. The awe-striking nature of the wall - which stretches more than 20,000 km - combined with the spectacular views from the top, make for one of the most memorable places you could possibly propose.

  • 7 wonders of the natural world

    7 wonders of the natural world

    There are few places more romantic than the awe-inspiring Natural Wonders of the World. Viewing them hand-in-hand with your sweetheart will leave you breathless and invigorated, with memories that last a lifetime.

    Given the fact that the Wonders are scattered across the globe, they would be better suited to individual trips than trying to check them all off your bucket list at once.

    Start dreaming up your future holidays full of romance and wonder with this list:

  • Hot Hotel: Kempinski Olare Mara

    Hot Hotel: Kempinski Olare Mara

     

    A classic tented camp with 11 luxurious tents and a Honeymoon Suite, Kempinski’s new outpost in the Olare Orok Conservancy on the bank of the Ntiakitiak River is a great place to experience the African wilderness in style. 

    The spacious tents are grandly furnished, with four-poster beds, classic colonial timber desks, comfy sofas and Oriental rugs. 

    Indoor bathrooms have slate floors, vanities with two sinks, separate toilets, solar-heated water, bathtubs and showers. 

  • A Wild Romance - Wild Kenya

    A Wild Romance - Wild Kenya

    Dawn breaks as the hot air balloon drifts above the straw-coloured plains. The vast savannah of the Maasai Mara is spread out beneath us. Slender-necked giraffes nibble on tree branches and herds of elephants forage in the grass.

    The whoosh of gas burners startles a hippo and the hulking animal runs nimbly into the coffee-coloured river.

    We drift slowly downwards, cruising above thousands of wildebeests that scatter and run in every direction. It’s the stage in the nature cycle that the Maasai Mara National Reserve is famous for, the annual migration. Each year more than two million wildebeest cross the border on an annual journey from Tanzania’s Serengeti to graze in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

  • Jewels of the Indian Ocean – Zanzibar

    Jewels of the Indian Ocean – Zanzibar

    A tropical island getaway is always a good idea, but if you're looking for a destination that's totally unique and free from the hoards of travellers escape to the paradise that is Zanzibar. Even the name itself is enough to conjure up exotic, romantic Indian Ocean fantasies. But this is one island that lives up to its sultry reputation. 

  • Jewels of the Indian Ocean – Sri Lanka

    Jewels of the Indian Ocean – Sri Lanka

    Tanya Joslin discovers the beauty of Sri Lanka … and why it is a perfect destination for couples.

    After more than a quarter century of civil war, peace has returned to ‘the island of serendipity’. And, along with this newfound peace comes tourists–lots of them–much to the delight of the Sri Lankan people who are natural-born hosts. There is so much to do and see in this tiny Indian Ocean country but beware: the driving is often painfully slow. So, unless your plan is to simply unwind on one of the island’s gorgeous beaches, the best way to experience Sri Lanka is to map out a route based around the sites you want to see.  All visitors arrive just outside of Colombo so take advantage of your entry point and explore Sri Lanka’s most cosmopolitan town upon arriving.

  • Jewels of the Indian Ocean - Seychelles

    Jewels of the Indian Ocean - Seychelles

    You really need a reason to leave Australia if you’re looking for a beach holiday. Arguably, we can claim some of the world’s best beaches, right here on our home shores. But what we don’t have is that exotic flavour, the product of an ethnic mix which blends peoples of African, Asian and European descent in the Creole culture which exists in the Seychelles.

  • Honeymoons That Give Back: Voluntourism

    Honeymoons That Give Back: Voluntourism

    Jemma Fletcher discovers the growing trend of Voluntourism.

    ‘The honeymoon that gives back’ – could there really be such a thing? A romantic escape which fuses romance, seclusion and luxury with the heart-warming gesture of giving back to the local community? Here at Holidays for Couples, we began to wonder if this fabled honeymoon could really exist … and after a bit of digging, we’re pleased to announce that it most certainly does – in droves!

    Below are our top six destinations which provide dream honeymoons with an opportunity to make the world a better place.

  • From the White Cliffs of Dover to the Black Sea

    From the White Cliffs of Dover to the Black Sea

    
In the lead-up to the festive season, MSC Cruises has unwrapped the “perfect gift”... a 25-night holiday package which combines a two-night stay in London with a three-week cruise from the White Cliffs of Dover to the Black Sea, visiting two new ports.

    Priced from $5,726 per person, twin share, the specially-tailored fly/stay/cruise package includes return economy airfare with Emirates from Australia on September 7, 2013 along with transfers, accommodation and all the usual inclusions of the cruise as well as port charges, service charges and flight taxes.

  • Q&A with Terri Cordin of Wildlife Safari

    Q&A with Terri Cordin of Wildlife Safari

    For a different spin on luxury travel, Terri Cordin, Marketing Manager of Wildlife Safari shares her hints and tips on exotic travel destinations…

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