Going on a Safari for our honeymoon was our best adventure so far… The funny fact is that Anthony was so excited and I was just going with the flow… I thought this would not be my type of holiday as I am more of a beach girl, tanning and enjoying the sea. I was wrong, it was the best thing I’ve ever done! Going on a Safari, being in direct contact with the nature and experiencing it has to top it all! It is so incredible I can’t even put into words. It was undoubtedly the best part of our honeymoon!
Pamushana is located in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe. It is not only a luxury hotel, to many people out there it is a kind of spiritual paradise and it is known and called as the “Place of Miracles”. The hotel is set right up on a hill side, overlooking 130,00 acres of Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve.
Every family suit and bedroom is quite spacious and amazingly decorated with Shangaan tribal colours and art. Our room was so special and beautiful, we heard that Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas stayed there for their honeymoon too, my dad is a fan so he was more excited about this than us! We had so much space, a gorgeous view and a private pool.
We had 5 am wake-up calls. We got ready, took a coffee and light breakfast and went on the first part of the Safari. We never know what to expect so it is so amazing to spend every second we could on the wildlife. One of the first animals we saw was a waterbuck and a giraffe. Don’t worry, we got to see the big 5 as the safari days went on, so lucky! I also really enjoyed the mid-morning breakfast on the wild… always an amazing location, this one time we stopped by a lake and whilst we were taking a coffee our guide Mark saw a lot of birds overflying an area. He said, guys get ready to go, something really exciting must have happened over there. We turned back and asked: ”WHAT?” Anthony was looking extremely excited with his binnacles on looking at the area. Mark turned around and said, it looks like a kill. Let’s take a look there right away! Off we went on the car, Anthony like a child that can’t wait for his candy and me feeling poorly that some animal died that I don’t even know….. WELL, that is nature guys! We got to the location and we did our first walk safari. The feeling of freedom is something else. I was so scared to walk on the wild, you have no idea! We found a dead impala and cheetahs there. Just WOW!
After the whole day in the safari, there’s no better feeling than to take a restorative break at the spa. Also, gourmet international cuisine with really good wines is completely inclusive of our stay. We had the best food and the staff really looked after us.
Some of you asked me what sort of activities there are there… Pamushana holds activities such as walking safaris (mine and Anthony’s favourite), sundowners, community visits, fishing, mountain biking and etc… The safaris are all lead by professionals in the area that provide a great experience of coming close to a huge number of animals including big cats such as cheetahs, leopards, lions, both species of black and white rhinos, African wild dog (the most difficult ones to find as there are only 12 in the reserve. Sorry but my guide was the best and we were able to see them haha!) and an extensive number of bird species spotted.
Local people and the hotel work hardly alongside to preserve a number of species within the reserve. For instance, the Black Rhino – one of the hardest species to be spotted in Africa, with only a few individuals remaining in the wild. The rehabilitation program in Malilangwe has been very successful in keeping the rhinos in a safe habitat.
There are gifts and there are presents… One is something you use and with time gets old, another is something that will be forever with you. A watch is always present, its timeless. You can use one for a lifetime and pass it to the next generation that will keep continuing pass it on. It’s become part of the family. If you still don’t know how to show your love this Christmas to someone important to you, a watch is the perfect option. Anytime that the loved one uses it, it will remind of you. You will be a constant presence in the person’s life, helping them to make the most of their time in Earth. What a present.
To Help you, I did a partnership with Bucherer, one of the most important watch retailers in the world, which is well-known by its high standard quality. Bucherer was founded in 1888. Today the brand works with the best resources to make the most of each piece. All their products are jewellers with centurial heritage technology well-balanced with innovation and modernity. Its new collection, Blue Editions, is inspired by the colour blue to show all the elegance and the timelessness from the sky and the oceans. Blue Editions was developed for a modern gentleman or lady that knows the importance of the past and the future in their lives and want to make the most from their present. I selected 12 watches from Bucherer news collection to inspire you to be even closer to the one you love and care:
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The colour blue has always been connected to the legendary Royal Oak watches which has a chic yet sporty appearance. In this new creation its get even more sophisticated.
This watch is an independent, traditional and innovative timepiece. It’s a homage to the city of Lucerne, Switzerland whose coat of arms bares the colour blue.
This watch has a Portuguese family tradition of precision nautical instruments used by seafarers to discover the world. Its has a shimmering sun-pattern finish on the dial.
This is a watch, a Jaeger and Bucherer one, that showcases the absolute essentials in a timepiece with simplicity and elegance.
A masterpiece from the collaboration between Panerai and Bucherer pays tribute to the brand’s heritage and connection to the sea. It has the presence of the P.4000 caliber, the first Panerai automatic movement with an off-centre microrator.
This watch is an special edition Longines with a dark tone of blue that represents elegance and timelessness. Its available in a ladies’ and men’s version.
This is a piece for a personal collector’s, in this new Tudor watch the dial and domed glass are reminiscent of the first Tudor dive watch.
The Piaget blue watch is a symbol of freedom. On this unique model, the dial is inspired by a fine midnight-blue suit, which would combine with an equally sophisticated rose-gold watch.
Each one of this watches is a piece that will be forever within your family and it will help you to prioritize your time with the ones that matter the most. This Christmas give a present that will show the importance of the loved one in your life and of the time you will share together. Be present, give a watch.