This Couple Spent Their Honeymoon on A Luxury Safari in Tanzania
This couple spent their honeymoon on a luxury safari in Tanzania. How was it?
Morgan and David DesPrez, are one of those couples who like to travel around the world and for their honeymoon they chose something rather extraordinary.
Because they wanted to be different and have a trip that was active and exciting but also luxurious, they chose a luxury safari in Tanzania.
In total, their trip was about twelve days; six days they spent in the the Singita Grumeti Reserve in northern Tanzania and six days in Zanzibar.
This September, the couple who are active travelers settled for a luxury safari that has cost them close to $25,000. But is indeed an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Mogan’s best parts about the trip were the privacy they got and the service they received. “We were waited on hand and foot,” she said.
A trip like this requires about 24 hours of travel time, as the couple made the trip from New York, because they wanted to be able to take enough time off to make it worthwhile.
Their flights from the JFK International airport, as well as the smaller flights they took within Tanzania, cost them US$6,400.
For the safari part of the trip, they’ve spent it in three different properties in the Singita Grumeti Reserve, next to the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania.
By spending two nights at each of the three properties they stayed at, the couple got to enjoy the luxury in its true form.
For example, the first place they stayed at cost them US$3,800 a night. The second property was at the Singita Faru Faru Lodge and they paid for a night US$2,700.
“You could just sit with your legs out the window, and you’re just sitting watching the baboons and giraffes drinking by the water,” Morgan said.
“You’re right on the plain — there are zebras just coming up when you’re eating breakfast or reading a book,” Morgan explained.
Morgan and David were lucky enough to see many different animals throughout their trip, by checking four out of Africa’s Big 5.
The Big 5 include the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the white rhinoceros, and the buffalo. And they didn’t get to see the white rhinoceros.
One of the couple’s favorite memories of the trip was stopping to watch the sunset with cocktails, wine, and snacks.
“We were out on this huge hill watching the sun setting, drinking gin and tonics, and all of a sudden 200 elephants just start making their way down the hill,” Morgan remembered. “It’s just surreal.”
Morgan also recalled sitting in the jeep for close to two hours, watching a “battle scene” unfold between zebras, water buffalo, and lions.
“We were watching what happens in nature as if we weren’t even there,” Morgan said. “You really get to see what the hierarchy of the plains is like.”
It wasn’t just during their safaris that Morgan and David felt isolated in nature. Morgan said that their whole six-day stay was “extremely personal and private.”
“When you’re in your room you have a huge amount of space to yourself — you can’t hear anyone else, you can’t see anyone else, so it’s really just you and nature,” Morgan explained. “It’s incredible to feel that isolated but waited on.”
For the majority of safaris they went on, it was just Morgan, David, and a guide.
Would you take your lover and go on an adventure like this together? I can’t wait to book mine!