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Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania
Honeymoons in Tanzania

Private dining to remember at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Honeymoon in Tanzania

Tanzania honeymoons: the best camps & lodges

To combine a classic safari with a romantic beach break, a Tanzania honeymoon is the perfect choice. Enjoy thrilling wildlife experiences whilst staying at luxurious camps in the heart of the bush; then continue with a few nights at a peaceful and secluded beach retreat. Many places have special 'honeymoon offers', and with personal services and thoughts, they try very hard to make their honeymooners happy!

Boasting both excellent wildlife parks and tropical beaches - a honeymoon to Tanzania at almost any time of year promises good weather somewhere in the country. For the best game viewing, visit between June and October, which is Tanzania's long dry season. The weather is generally good during January and February, although it can get a little humid, but camps and resorts will be much quieter during this time, perfect for a peaceful and exclusive Tanzania honeymoon.

We've gathered our best safari camps and beach lodges for honeymoons in Tanzania - but see also a separate page for a list of the best honeymoon retreats in Zanzibar.

Beho Beho

Beho Beho, with its huge luxurious open rooms, romantic canopied double beds, general excellent standards, and attentive service, make it a perfect choice for a Tanzania honeymoon. For a special addition to your stay, spend a night under the stars, in the Beho Beho treehouse.

Ikuka Safari Camp

With spectacular views and attentive service, Ikuka offers a very romantic option for a Tanzanian honeymoon. Couples can relax in the beautiful pool while its six elegant rooms offer both luxury and seclusion.


Siwandu

Siwandu is a small and romantic camp with a lovely setting and luxurious rooms. For special evenings the camp can arrange dinner on your deck – making this a good option for some indulgence while celebrating your honeymoon to Tanzania.

Jongomero Camp

Jongomero is a luxurious and exclusive tented camp perfect for those who want a Tanzania honeymoon combining wilderness and luxury. The service is attentive and the food is excellent – you can have romantic, private meals here.


Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon is a perfect destination for a Tanzania honeymoon. It has a fun, social atmosphere and is particularly popular with young honeymooners, while the staff try hard to make you feel spoilt and special.


Pole Pole

Pole Pole is a very relaxed lodge, which is perfect for those wanting a romantic time in a peaceful location for their Tanzania honeymoon. Furthermore, the team is very good at making guests feel special and pampered – setting up private dinners and other special touches.

Chole Mjini Lodge

Chole Mjini offers a magical and remote honeymoon to Tanzania, ideal for honeymooners who want something different and who are not afraid to go without some of the usual fittings. Stay in a romantic open-sided treehouse and enjoy the privacy and peace of the Island.


Lemala Ngorongoro

Lemala Ngorongo offers a good value base for honeymooners at the Crater. Whilst not overly luxurious the tents are very comfortable and have everything that you need. The friendly and personalised service will ensure that your have an enjoyable and memorable stay.

Lemala Ewanjan

Lemala Ewanjan offers a good value base for honeymooners in the central Serengeti. Whilst not overly luxurious the tents are very comfortable and have everything that you need. The friendly and personalised service will ensure that your have an enjoyable and memorable stay.


Fanjove Lodge

For an exclusive, romantic and secluded Tanzania honeymoon, Fanjove Lodge offers a private-island experience without the hefty price tag. This island paradise boasts pristine sand and crystal clear waters, perfect for a romantic honeymoon in one of their very private bandas.


Impala Camp

Impala Camp has a beautiful and romantic setting, on the edge of the Rufiji River. The rooms are very private, each with its own veranda and wonderful views. The team have told us the efforts they go to for spoil honeymoon couples – an ideal treat for a Tanzania honeymoon.


Oliver's Camp

For rustic charm with a luxurious feel, Oliver’s camp is a great destination for a honeymoon to Tanzania. Enjoy a large tented room under a thatch roof, stylish furniture and delicious food. Expect thoughtful touches from the staff, to make you both feel really special.

Sayari Camp

For excellent game viewing, attentive service and a luxurious safari, Sayari Camp, in the far north of the Serengeti, is a lovely choice for a honeymoon to Tanzania. You can expect delicious food, year-round good game, and a romantic setting for your special celebration.

The Highlands

For stunning scenery, unique game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater and varied activities, The Highlands is a wonderful choice for a honeymoon in Tanzania. You can expect inspired, luxurious design and wonderful, very personal service to make your honeymoon special.


Sand Rivers Camp

Sand Rivers has a very romantic setting right on the Rufiji River and a level of personal service that will make your trip feel very special. The rooms are very private with lovely views across the river. Expect special touches to make your Tanzanian honeymoon unforgettable.


Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge fits perfectly into a honeymoon safari in Tanzania. Situated in thick bush, its tree-house rooms are large, very private and beautifully designed. The atmosphere is incredibly romantic and staff will go the extra mile to make your stay special.

Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is set right on the rim of the Crater. The views create a spectacular backdrop for this romantic property, where you'll enjoy fantastic service, extremely luxurious rooms and delicious food. It's a great choice for a honeymoon to Tanzania.

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Where to see wildlife species in Africa

Maximise the chances of seeing your favourite African animals based on traveller sightings reports from the field.


Lion

Lion

Panthera leo

Lions are at the top of the food chain and also most safari wish-lists, but with their numbers falling fast, any encounter with these majestic apex predators always feels like a privilege.

80% SUCCESS

1,318 sightings from 1,651 observations

Where to see lion in Africa

Leopard

Leopard

Panthera pardus

The most numerous of Africa’s big cats, leopard occur across many habitats, from wild tracts to populated areas. Their grace and their elusive nature make them a unique safari drawcard.

45% SUCCESS

844 sightings from 1,878 observations

Where to see leopard in Africa

Cheetah

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

The cheetah is the fastest land animal and the only cat that hunts by pure speed. Found largely in open grasslands, its slim, elegant form is today an increasingly rare sight.

29% SUCCESS

420 sightings from 1,455 observations

Where to see cheetah in Africa

Wild dog

Wild dog

Lycaon pictus

African wild dogs are among the continent’s most compelling animals. Much misunderstood, these rare, tie-dyed canids are amazingly efficient hunters with a fascinating social life.

31% SUCCESS

376 sightings from 1,216 observations

Where to see wild dog in Africa

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta

The spotted hyena may be thought of as ‘ugly’ and ‘cowardly’. In fact, this versatile and intelligent carnivore is one of Africa’s most fascinating and warrants attention on any safari.

50% SUCCESS

908 sightings from 1,804 observations

Where to see spotted hyena in Africa

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Connochaetes sp.

Superficially bovine in appearance, wildebeests are known for their spectacular migrations sometimes in huge numbers. These resilient animals are some of Africa’s most successful herbivores.

63% SUCCESS

1,061 sightings from 1,671 observations

Where to see wildebeest in Africa

Buffalo

Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

One of the ‘Big Five’, buffalo earned a fearsome reputation in hunters’ tales. By contrast, big herds of these sociable bovids are placid, but mount formidable defences against predators.

83% SUCCESS

1,116 sightings from 1,339 observations

Where to see buffalo in Africa

Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee

Pan troglodytes

The chimpanzee is our closest living relative. This highly intelligent great ape is a forest animal with a sophisticated social life. Any encounter in the wild is a memorable experience.

100% SUCCESS

17 sightings from 17 observations

Where to see chimpanzee in Africa

Eland

Eland

Taurotragus oryx

Africa’s largest antelope, eland are culturally important from prehistoric rock art to modern game farms. Though widespread, they are also shy so sightings are uncommon and often fleeting.

45% SUCCESS

615 sightings from 1,364 observations

Where to see eland in Africa

Elephant

Elephant

Loxodonta africana

By far the biggest of the so-called Big Five – indeed, the largest land animal on the planet – the elephant shapes the very landscape it inhabits and is a defining presence on any safari.

91% SUCCESS

1,595 sightings from 1,755 observations

Where to see elephant in Africa

Oryx

Oryx

Oryx sp.

Oryx are impressive antelopes, with a powerful physique and elegant markings set off by rapier-like horns. They cut a distinctive dash in some of Africa’s harshest landscapes.

70% SUCCESS

644 sightings from 924 observations

Where to see oryx in Africa

Gerenuk

Gerenuk

Litocranius walleri

With its slender frame and extraordinarily long neck, this unmistakable East African antelope resembles an attenuated impala and often stands on its back legs browse high shrubs.

76% SUCCESS

37 sightings from 49 observations

Where to see gerenuk in Africa

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis

The world’s tallest land mammal, giraffes are herbivores which have evolved many unique adaptations. Their iconic outlines tower above the bush in many of Africa’s wildlife areas.

83% SUCCESS

1,527 sightings from 1,837 observations

Where to see giraffe in Africa

Hippo

Hippo

Hippopotamus amphibius

The territorial calls of the hippo create a signature soundtrack to Africa’s rivers & wetlands. Despite an endearing smile, this aquatic herbivore has a notoriously aggressive disposition.

89% SUCCESS

1,172 sightings from 1,315 observations

Where to see hippo in Africa

Roan antelope

Roan antelope

Hippotragus equinus

Africa’s second largest antelope and one of its most handsome, with a powerful build and distinctive markings, roan are wary of people, but renowned for their bravery against predators.

24% SUCCESS

228 sightings from 959 observations

Where to see roan antelope in Africa

Sable antelope

Sable antelope

Hippotragus niger

Perhaps Africa’s most beautiful antelope, sable are renowned for their combative nature, even holding off lions. Shy and restricted in range, sightings of sable are always special.

21% SUCCESS

199 sightings from 955 observations

Where to see sable antelope in Africa

Sitatunga

Sitatunga

Tragelaphus spekii

The sitatunga is the most aquatic of Africa’s antelopes and specially adapted to its swampy habitats. Though widespread across Africa, only a handful of places offer reliable sightings.

20% SUCCESS

25 sightings from 122 observations

Where to see sitatunga in Africa

Striped Hyena

Striped Hyena

Hyaena hyaena

The striped hyena is the most widespread of the world’s hyenas, but absent from southern Africa. A rarely-seen nocturnal scavenger, it is shyer and more solitary than its spotted cousin.

16% SUCCESS

55 sightings from 348 observations

Where to see striped hyena in Africa

Zebra

Zebra

Equus sp.

The zebra is a quintessential African animal: the horse in stripy pyjamas at the end of every child’s A–Z. There are three species, of which the plains zebra is much the most common.

84% SUCCESS

1,729 sightings from 2,062 observations

Where to see zebra in Africa

Aardvark

Aardvark

Orycteropus afer

The aardvark is one of Africa’s most bizarre and enigmatic animals. A shy, nocturnal termite-eater, signs of its presence may be scattered about the bush whilst sightings remain elusive.

3% SUCCESS

44 sightings from 1,575 observations

Where to see aardvark in Africa

Pangolin

Pangolin

Smutsia sp.

Pangolins appear to be more pine cone than animal in their unique armoury of scales. These nocturnal, ant-eating oddities are not only highly elusive but also increasingly rare.

2% SUCCESS

27 sightings from 1,489 observations

Where to see pangolin in Africa

Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Diceros bicornis

The black rhino is the smaller and rarer of Africa’s two rhino species but has the more fearsome reputation. Shy and heavily persecuted, it tends to stick to cover.

29% SUCCESS

262 sightings from 900 observations

Where to see black rhino in Africa

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