Honeymoons in Africa
A honeymoon safari holiday to Africa usually costs exactly the same as any equivalent African safari with us – we never charge any premium because it's your honeymoon.
Your main problem is to choose! Although many of our camps and lodges in Africa make very romantic destinations; singling out any one alone is difficult. All will go out of their way to make your stay special; and if it's your honeymoon or a special anniversary, then they'll try even harder. Many will plan surprises during a honeymoon safari – perhaps a private dinner, a bottle of bubbly on arrival or a bush bouquet for the bride. These aren't usually formulaic add-ons; generally they are simply thoughtful camp managers making exceptional one-off arrangements.
Please tell us if you are booking a honeymoon safari; this will only make a difference to your experience, not the price. Recommendations for a great honeymoon to Africa with us would include:
Honeymoon safaris in TanzaniaThe 'classic' African honeymoon is a luxurious safari followed by a romantic beach break – for which Tanzania is the obvious choice. A few nights at Ras Kutani could help you to unwind when you arrive, and whilst most of the camps in the Selous Game Reserve cater very well for honeymooners, Beho Beho and Impala Camp deserve special mention. For the adventurous, a night fly-camping for can be ruggedly romantic.
For a safari honeymoon in more famous (and busier) parks, visit northern Tanzania. Include Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, with its particularly good in-room spa treatments, and for a real treat Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is one of Africa's most spectacular lodges. It's very costly, but you get a stupendous location, marvellously theatrical décor, great food and service, and opulent bubble baths! In the Serengeti, for a honeymoon seek out the romance of a remote tented safari camp – look to the billowing canvas at Sabora and Sayari.
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Beach destinations for your honeymoon in Tanzania & ZanzibarAfter your safari, Zanzibar's palm-fringed beaches can make idyllic honeymoon retreats. Of these, Matemwe Retreat and Fumba Beach Lodge are particularly stylish and romantic. If money is no object, then Africa's ultimate beach getaway is Zanzibar's Mnemba Island Lodge.
Pemba's Fundu Lagoon is popular with a young and lively crowd; whilst those seeking something quieter should head to Mafia Island where Pole Pole is a quiet spot with Italian influences.
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Beach add-ons to your honeymoon in MozambqiueIf you're taking a safari in Tanzania, and want to follow this with a remote private island retreat to complete your African honeymoon, then consider the Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique. Of the islands here, Vamizi is the ultimate private island with large, secluded villas and great diving and snorkelling.
If you're heading to southern Africa – to Namibia, Botswana or the Cape for a honeymoon safari – then it can be magical to finish with a lovely beach lodge on one of the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago, in southern Mozambique. Our recommendations here would certainly include the relaxing luxury of Azura Mozambique.
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Romantic breaks and honeymoon safaris in ZambiaZambia's small, individual safari lodges can be very romantic. Consider the stunning honeymoon suite at Chiawa Camp, the dreamy white fabrics of Sausage Tree Camp, or the curvy honeymoon suites at Chongwe River Camp! Many other camps here also offer special honeymoon suites, including Kapani and Tena Tena.
Zambia's spectacular Victoria Falls is one of Africa's most famous sights; it's a marvellous and very classic place to start an African honeymoon. Here, Tongabezi, Sindabezi and the Islands of Siankaba are magical riverfront places to stay. Perhaps ask for a champagne breakfast on Livingstone Island as one of your wedding gifts!
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Honeymoon safaris and romantic breaks in BotswanaBotswana is certainly one of Africa's top destinations for honeymoon safaris. Many camps have stunning honeymoon suites – often rooms or tents which are more secluded than most, with large double-beds and perhaps a moonlit shower or bath. These rooms need booking well in advance, but don't often cost extra.
In addition, Baines' Camp has special 'star beds' that roll outside to sleep under the heavens, whilst every room at the luxurious Jao Camp has its own 'sala' – a cushioned private outdoor lounge with a view. The more adventurous can enjoy sleep-outs on the Kalahari's Great Salt pans from most of the camps there.
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Romantic breaks and honeymoons to Lake MalawiFor a great African honeymoon, consider combining Zambian safari followed by a short beach holiday to the nearby Lake Malawi. Here the lovely new Pumulani is right on the shore of Lake Malawi, and very stylish.
Far offshore, the honeymoon suite at Kaya Mawa has its own private island – it's a classic African honeymoon spot. Nearby, on the Mozambique shore of Lake Malawi, the powder-white sands of Nkwichi Lodge are a match for a honeymoon stroll on any coral island.
Honeymoons and romantic breaks in NamibiaEvery year a few honeymooners, and many celebrating special anniversaries, travel with us to Namibia, where the dunes can be dreamily romantic, and lodges like Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp and Little Kulala have stunning honeymoon suites.
There are other great options for honeymoons in Namibia; ask us about the Bush Suite at Okonjima – which is like the Bush Villa, but smaller and ideal for a honeymoon! Also consider the relaxed charm at Huab Lodge, and the splendid isolation of Serra Cafema as being particularly special.
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Romantic breaks and honeymoons in the SeychellesFor luxury with high levels of comfort and care, head for a private island in the Seychelles. These are amazing places – high on many honeymoon lists, where budget allows! North and Frégate are world-class; whilst Denis and Desroches will suit slightly less extravagant budgets.
For a honeymoon exploring the islands of the Seychelles, our best suggestions might include the secluded but very economic Le Sans Souci, or the smart Hilton Northolme on Mahé island; the Black Parrot Suites or Le Duc on Praslin; and perhaps Domaine de l'Orangeraie on La Digue.
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Many safari camps in Botswana make stunningly romantic honeymoon destinations - expect luxurious suites, private pools, candlelight dinners, moonlit baths and sleeping under the stars! Usually, they don't even cost extra - and watching the magical sunset over the breathtaking Okavango Delta is completely for free!Ideas for honeymoons in Botswana
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In Mozambique, the stunning islands of the Quirimbas and Bazaruto archipelagos are the ultimate honeymoon destinations! Here you'll find dreamy private island retreats, secluded honeymoon suites and deserted beaches. A moonlight walk along white sands or an open-air bath under stars makes your honeymoon as romantic as it can possibly be!Ideas for honeymoons in Mozambique
A honeymoon in Namibia can be stunning - just imagine sleeping under the sparkling stars, whilst the Namib's red desert dunes and the Naukluft Mountains isolate you from the outside world! Many camps have lovely honeymoon suites, sometimes set in tranquil spots away from the rest of the camp, to ensure maximum privacy.Ideas for honeymoons in Namibia
Small private islands; secluded, palm-fringed beaches; luxurious beach retreats; lavish honeymoon suites; candlelight dinners on the white sands - if this is how you imagine your honeymoon, consider spending your romantic break on one of the Seychelles' tropical islands! The setting is stunningly dreamy, making your honeymoon unforgettable!Ideas for honeymoons in Seychelles
The Cape of South Africa has a lot in store for honeymooners of all ages and tastes - from quiet and secluded hideaways in lush surroundings, to romantic hotels with plenty of nearby activities. Enjoy pampering spa treatments, relaxing evenings in front of your own fireplace, or a candlelight dinner in one of the Cape's cosy wine cellars, and make your honeymoon in South Africa a special one!Ideas for honeymoons in South Africa
To combine a classic honeymoon safari with a romantic beach break, go to Tanzania. Enjoy thrilling wildlife experiences whilst staying at luxurious camps in the heart of the bush; then continue with a few nights' at a peaceful, secluded beach retreat. Many places have special 'honeymoon offers', and with personal services and thoughts, they try very hard to make their honeymooners happy!Ideas for honeymoons in Tanzania
Zambia's safari camps enable you to a real African honeymoon. Whilst staying at lovely private hideaways in beautiful settings, you'll have the chance of close wildlife encounters with Africa's predators. Some camps arrange private honeymoon dinners, and a night out in the wild - sleeping under stars - makes your honeymoon unforgettable!Ideas for honeymoons in Zambia
To treat yourself with a relaxing getaway, add a few nights' romantic beach break on Zanzibar to your honeymoon safari in Tanzania. Most lodges are perfect to celebrate such a special occasion, with luxurious seafront honeymoon suites, private stretches of white sandy beach, and thoughtful staff.Ideas for honeymoons in Zanzibar