Africa Honeymoons, Safari Honeymoons
Africa Honeymoon planning with the experts
Africa is an outstanding honeymoon destination. There is nowhere else in the world where you can experience such phenomenal wildlife in beautiful untouched wilderness, just a short hop away from a glorious Indian Ocean beach, the bright lights of Cape Town or the wonder of the mighty Victoria Falls. The combination of unique experiences in Africa is endless, and the personal touch unique to your perfect African safari lodge is a perfect antidote to all the stress of a wedding, and an unforgettable shared experience to kick off married life in style.
Where to go? East Africa honeymoon vs Southern Africa honeymoon
Africa is a vast continent with a huge variety of options to consider for your honeymoon. In the first instance, there is a broad distinction between East and Southern Africa.
East Africa includes Uganda and Rwanda (both of which offer gorilla trekking) and also Kenya and Tanzania. Kenya and Tanzania are home to the phenomenal Great Migration, and each has their own Indian Ocean coastline and islands, notably Zanzibar. There are also some fabulous beaches in neighbouring Mozambique which are worth considering. It is very easy to combine a fantastic East African safari adventure followed by some chillout time relaxing on a beach – we even do a few beach-safari-beach itineraries where time and budget permit.
Southern Africa includes Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia, all of which have excellent safari options and beautiful African landscapes. These destinations combine well with Victoria Falls and/or Cape Town. It is also possible to add on beach extensions to Mozambique, Mauritius, Madagascar, although logistically this is slightly trickier than East Africa, and can be expensive.
Some honeymooners are keen on the idea of the Seychelles. It is possible to add on a beach extension here following an African safari, and the Seychelles are absolutely beautiful, however you need to have very deep pockets and plenty of time available as rates are astronomical and travel logistics are time-consuming!