Published: 26 February 2015 by: Nichola Davies

 For couples who want to really get out there and see the most of their holiday destinations, get some ideas from this article about things you can do to discover more.

TAKE TO THE SKIES

You’ll enjoy the best of all worlds with this seven-night eight-day journey across Northern Tanzania, travelling in custom fitted Land Cruisers and Land Rovers on the ground, and by executive class Grand Cessna in the air. You’ll hop from Arusha to Tarangire National Park where game drives culminate with sunset drinks on a hilltop which offers guests an incomparable view of what’s in store in the following days.The safari also takes you to the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti – and  accommodation is in luxury lodges and camps where fine dining is the order of the day. If I win lotto, I’m there!

Couples will love: everything about this luxury safari! 

Discover more: Sky Safari 

SWIMMING WITH GIANTS

Whale sharks seem to exert an almost religious fascination as the gentle giants of the oceans – mysterious creatures that appear to tolerate human contact and pose no harm to those who venture into the water with them. In Dopsol in the Philippines, the warm shallow bay is home to migratory whale sharks from December to May, with the best time to see them being February to April. Because the bay is shallow, they are easily spotted – only snorkelling is permitted in the bay, but you can dive at the Manta Bowl, where you’ll see whale sharks, manta rays and other marine life. 

Couples will love: the warm hospitality of the Philippines along with the warm waters of Dopsol.

Discover more: Experience Philippines, Shark Diving Philippines, Donsol Ecotour

 

HOME FAR FROM HOME

You’ll go to Sabah for the unique wildlife, the deep forests, the glittering beaches and the fabulous diving – but the history? One aspect of Sabah’s long and unique history is the British presence there from 1848, and as always, they left behind an architectural heritage which blended colonial culture with an accommodation of local conditions. In this case, the colonial government headquarters called Newlands was also the home of an American writer, Agnes Newton Keith.Today, the house
is open to the public and is furnished with reproduction furniture and antiques – giving an insight into the way these northern hemisphere visitors lived in this tropical climate. Now called the Agnes Keith house, it is part of the Sandakan Heritage trail. 

Couples will love: walking in the steps of Agnes Keith and her family through the good times (for them) of Colonial administration and the dark days of their internment during World War Two.

Discover more: Sabah Tourism

 

Photos: Philippines Tourism, Sabah Tourism, Sky Safari

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