If you have clients looking for an intimate honeymoon escape in Africa, suggest the owner-run Angama Mara safari lodge in Kenya. Inspired by the Swahili word for “suspended in mid-air,” Angama Mara is situated high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. Each of the lodge’s 15 tented suites feature 180-degree views of the Mara Triangle, where thousands of zebra and wildebeest cross during the annual migration between Tanzania and Kenya. In the Mara Triangle, a 25-minute drive from the lodge, guests can experience hot air ballooning, walking safaris and cultural visits to neighboring Maasai villages. For a classic romantic gesture, suggest your clients book an in-room massage or request a picnic set-up, which comes complete with a wicker basket, checkered blanket, Stanley flask, champagne on ice and cucumber sandwiches.
Additional amenities located at the lodge’s pavilion, which is set between the two camps, include a fitness center, a 40-ft. swimming pool, a curated gallery of African art, clothing and jewelry, and a sun-filled studio where Maasai women can be seen beading bespoke items. Rates start at $825 pp per night in the low season (March 1-May 31); $1,100 pp per night in the mid season (Jan. 5-Feb. 29; June 1-30; Nov. 1-Dec. 21); and $1,400 in the high season (July 1-Oct. 31; Dec. 22-Jan4). For more information, visit angama.com.