Africa is an incredible option for a honeymoon with countless exciting options to blend a once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure with blissful relaxation on some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Get up close and personal with the wildlife, stay in luxury safari lodges with serious wow-factor, count shooting stars around the camp fire and escape to the squeaky white sands of Mozambique or Zanzibar.
Over the years we’ve arranged hundreds of African honeymoons and to see some ideas for honeymoon itineraries in Africa click here. In the meantime, here goes with our top tips for honeymoons in Africa:
Take some time to relax at the start of your trip
Safari is hugely exhilarating, and the adrenaline buzz will keep you going throughout your adventure. However, with the early morning game drives it can also be quite tiring, so if you’ve just got married (in itself rather exhausting!), and taken a long-haul flight, we’d recommend a few days of taking it easy to set you off on the right foot. Take a look at Ras Kutani in Tanzania, Loldia House in Kenya and Birkenhead House in South Africa.
An African safari is often quite a sociable experience, sharing game drives and comparing tales around the camp fire! - so we definitely recommend having some time alone too... combining safari with the beach is always enormously popular with our honeymooners or alternatively you could head off to Cape Town and check out the many excellent restaurants and buzzing nightlife scene.
“Honeymoon specials” are still relatively rare on safari, and it’s unlikely you’ll get any official discounts or structured special offers. However, you can be sure that the staff in camp will always try to spoil you absolutely rotten, and delight and surprise you wherever possible: perhaps a candlelit dinner out in the bush, a bottle of champagne with your evening bath, or a special treat when you’re least expecting it. We can also send you information on our honeymoon gift service, which is very popular with honeymooners if they really want to splash out!
If you’ve fallen in love with the idea of safari, but don’t know where to begin, a quick chat with one of our well-travelled safari gurus is the place to start. Or you can get some ideas by checking out some of our Africa honeymoon itineraries ideas below: