Couples Safari Holidays
Everyone remembers their first safari. Hearing the trumpeting of an elephant echo across the savanna, or the magical experience of glimpsing a mother leopard playing with her newborn cub. Gazing across a clear night sky full of stars as you regale the whole lodge with your wildlife sightings from the day. As a couple, these are the moments you’ll never forget.
Or, perhaps it’s not a traditional couples safari you’re after. Maybe you’ve dreamt of searching for sloths in the Costa Rican rainforest or snorkelling with turtles in the otherworldly Galápagos Islands. Whatever kind of wildlife adventure you seek as a couple, we’ll make it happen, all under the passionate and knowledgeable guidance of the very best rangers and wildlife guides in the world.
At Scott Dunn, our travel experts have all the insider knowledge on the top wildlife destinations, as well as genuine and meaningful connections with locals, allowing us to craft a bespoke experience that’s just for you. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get back to nature and start planning your perfect couples safari holiday or animal experience...
The Best Destinations for Couples Safari Holidays
Dreaming of taking an intrepid hike through the Amazon Rainforest and discovering the fruitful array of biodiversity there? Or perhaps you’re longing to spot leopards, lions, and giraffes on your first couples safari in Kenya. From wildlife-rich Guatemala and Sri Lanka to the jaw-dropping beauty of New Zealand, we’ll find the best destination for your couples holiday.
Known as the ’Rich Coast’, Costa Rica is a land of mist-shrouded cloud forests, rivers, wild beaches, exotic wildlife and majestic volcanoes.
Soaring mountains, ancient glaciers, huge forests, unique wildlife and superb beaches...what's not to love?
The wildlife is truly phenomenal and the scenery, which is barren and volcanic, is hauntingly beautiful...it really is one of those bucket list destinations.
Sri Lanka, Asia
Sri Lanka simply has it all: tropical beaches, cooler mountainous, monumental waterfalls, incredible wildlife, tea plantations, fabulous food and diverse culture featuring time old ancient sites.
The home and iconic heartland of 'safari', encounter the 'big 5' in the Maasai Mara, flamingo covered lakes in Great Rift Valley and much more.
Guatemala, Central America
Mountainous landscapes dotted with pristine lakes make Guatemala a rich and diverse destination, encompassing vibrant Indian cultures, Mayan ruins, towering volcanoes and pine-forested hills.
Experience the best of mother nature with our handpicked selection of accommodation - from intimate river camps to luxury beach lodges. Our travel experts will go the extra mile to ensure your couples safari holiday is unlike any other, with tailor-made itineraries and experiences based on your personal preferences.
Kafunta River Lodge
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Kafunta River Lodge is located on the border of the South Luangwa National Park, overlooking a permanent lagoon.
Marataba Safari Lodge
Marakele National Park, Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa
Marataba is located in a 23,000 ha private concession adjoined to the vast, malarial-free Marakele National Park in South Africa's Limpopo Province. The Camp is set in the bushveld, on a quiet river with dramatic views of the Waterberg escarpment.
Nxai Pan Camp
Nxai Pans, Makgadikgadi and the Kalahari, Botswana
Nxai Pan is situated on a fascinating fossil pan of the same name, overlooking beautiful grasslands so typical of this area. The game viewing is excellent, and the camp offers a true contrast to the Okavango Delta and other areas of Botswana.
Maasai Mara, Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya, Kenya
Saruni Wild is an exclusive little camp in the heart of Kenya's Maasai Mara. With just 3 tents and set is a secluded valley, rich in wildlife, Saruni Wild offers an authentic and uninterrupted safari experience for small groups and families.
Silversea Silver Explorer
Discover Antarctica in absolute comfort and style with Silversea's premium expedition ship, Silver Explorer. Travel on this ice-strengthened vessel around the Antarctic Peninsula, accompanied by specialist guides.
Silversea Silver Cloud
Undoubtedly one of the most luxurious ships to cruise Antarctica, the Silversea Silver Cloud is perfect for an introduction to the white continent, boasting a Relais & Chateaux restaurant, highly attentive staff and suite-style accommodation.
Silversea Silver Cloud Arctic
Undoubtedly one of the most luxurious ships to cruise the Arctic, the Silversea Silver Cloud is perfect for an introduction to the Arctic, boasting a Relais & Chateaux restaurant, highly attentive staff and suite-style accommodation.
Mahale Mountains, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania
Greystoke Mahale enjoys a breathtaking position on a golden beach along the shores of Lake Tanganyika, sheltered by the lush forest of the Mahale Mountains. This isolated setting is home to the world's largest known population of chimpanzees.
Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
Ultra-luxurious, Awasi Patagonia provides an unrivalled base for private excursions into spectacularly wild and remote Torres del Paine National Park, and consists of fourteen stylishly spacious villas with sweeping views and state of the art facilities.
Sierra Nevada and the Caribbean Coast, Colombia
Perched spectacularly overlooking swathes of dense jungle, coffee fields and the distant Caribbean Sea, Casa Oropéndola is a beautiful private lodge in the heart of Colombia's Sierra Nevada cloudforest which provides an exclusive and remote retreat.
Culinary New England
Boston, Maine, Vermont & Connecticut
New England is the perfect romantic retreat, with its stunning landscapes, idyllic villages and an array of delicious restaurants focused on farm-to-table seasonal produce from across this corner of the USA. This tour takes in Boston's exciting restaurant scene, lobster shacks and fine dining in Maine and Vermont. Go for strolls in the beautiful...
GBP £4,400 pp
Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Lower Zambezi, Kigali, Volcanoes National Park
This grand tour of Africa takes you to some of the most game rich regions in the south where you can enjoy a range of safari activities, from game drives to walking and boat safaris before you head east to the lush rainforests of Rwanda to find the mountain gorilla.
GBP £20,300 pp
Epic Baja California
La Paz, Isla Espiritu Santo, Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas
Leap headfirst into this epic trip through stunning Baja California. Releasing your inner boho vibes you will be consumed by the splendour and aura of this vibrant region, staying in stylish chic properties whilst taking in natural scenery and wildlife around you. Surrendering life with these ultimate experiences as you plunge into all this trip...
GBP £6,200 pp
Epic Costa Rica
Central Valley, Tortuguero, Puerto Viejo, Pacuare, San Jose
Famed for its amazing wildlife, adrenaline-inducing activities and gorgeous beaches, Costa Rica makes for tropical tour holidays packed with unforgettable moments. See monkeys, sloths and turtles, learn to surf, kayak through the jungle, cycle along the palm-fringed coast, and sip cocktails while enjoying the most spectacular sunsets.
GBP £6,400 pp
Antananarivo, Andasibe & Tsarabanjina
Journey to the magical island of Madagascar for an exceptional wildlife experience in the eastern rainforests, topped off with an exquisite beach retreat in the north of the island. We’ve hand selected stylish hotels and lodges in the most desirable locations, with some enviable experiences to enjoy along the way.
GBP £7,400 pp
Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Okonjima
Step into adventure as you drive around Namibia’s legendary landscapes, escaping the ordinary for a trip peppered with experiences that break the mould. Explore the vast wildernesses with starkly barren panoramas; summit the world’s tallest dunes before taking to the water where seals frolic all around. Track elusive desert elephants across the...
GBP £5,600 pp
Oslo, Ålesund & Norwegian Fjords
Think style and sophistication, exhilaration and effortless luxury and you will have this unique and off the beaten track trip though Norway. Soaking up the best this majestic land has to offer, beginning in vibrant Oslo before you head to the stunning Ålesund for water adventures on the vast fjords. Hike the memorising Sunnmøre Alps for the...
GBP £4,600 pp
Epic South Africa
Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Greater Kruger
Capture the best of the Rainbow Nation on this stylish introduction to South Africa. We’ve handpicked luxury boutique hotels and extraordinary experiences for a trip that will make your friends green with envy. Sample delectable fusion cuisine while gazing over the rugged peaks of Table Mountain in Cape Town before soaring over the thundering...
GBP £6,900 pp
Epic Southern Tanzania
Selous, Ruaha & Fanjove Island
Get ready to dive into the wilderness of southern Tanzania on an off-grid safari and beach getaway. We’ve handpicked the most stylish camps and lodges so you can immerse yourself in this barely touched land in luxury, with some extraordinary experiences along the way. Explore the Selous by river and wander through the baobab dotted landscapes of...
GBP £9,300 pp
Epic Sri Lanka
Colombo, Kandy, Gal Oya National Park, Hatton, Galle & Balapitya
Enjoy the very best that Sri Lanka can offer on this carefully curated itinerary, taking in everything from the verdant Hill Country plantations, to the cobbled streets of Galle and the cultural sites of Kandy. With an interesting heritage, Sri Lanka offers beautiful boutique properties full of character and charm which you can enjoy throughout...
GBP £5,600 pp