Best African honeymoon destinations

Best African honeymoon destinations : It might not seem like the best idea to begin the most romantic trip of your life by waking up early. However, the early wake-up call from nature is all part of the safari experience. And when you hop into your 4×4 vehicle and head out into the untamed bush to look for the Big Five as the golden glow of dawn crests above the horizon, you’ll be so happy that you rose with the sun.

The insane beach spots on the continent rival the incredible appeal of an African safari. There are secluded private islands in the Seychelles, ancient cultural hotspots on islands like Zanzibar, and relaxed seaside towns in South Africa like Hermanus.

A honeymoon is rarely complete without a little sun and surf, so if you want the best of both worlds, schedule your African honeymoon as a beach-and-bush combination. The best places to go on safari and the ideal follow-up on a sandy beach are compiled here.

Maasai Mara National Reserve and Lamu Island, Kenya.

It is impossible to exaggerate how magnificent Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve is. Encompassing Tanzania, the protected wildlife zone is the yearly host of the Great Migration, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Natural World.”

Huge herds of zebra and gazelle accompany the more than 1.5 million wildebeest as they go northwest at the conclusion of the rainy season, which is usually in May or June. Large Nile crocodiles lurk in broad riverbeds, waiting to strike at any struggling or untimely animal that happens to cross their territory. This is a fantastic spot to see game because of the drama surrounding it all, in addition to the grandeur of the savanna vistas during other seasons.

You’ll probably need some major R&R after the heart-pounding Great Migration adventure with Focus East Africa Tours. The charming island of Lamu is located directly within Kenya and offers some of the greatest and most practical getaways. Discover Lamu settlement, the oldest Swahili settlement in Kenya, which dates back to the 12th century. You’ll discover tranquil waters where the canal opens up to the ocean, deserted beaches, and not much else just south on the eastern edge of the island.

Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Serengeti National Park, which dominates northwest Tanzania, offers year-round excellent wildlife watching, so there’s never a poor time to come. There are less visitors and occasionally less concentrated game because the vast park is more than twice as large as its Kenyan equivalent. Travel during the dry season (late June to October) for the finest safari experience, as this is when the wildebeest migration reaches its zenith and wildlife is easily spotted around watering holes.

On the main island of Unguja, you’ll discover historic Stone Town, a historic African trade center with a singular mix of Swahili and Islamic heritages. Excellent low-cost honeymoon accommodation may be found all across the island. (Remember to look out for Zuri Zanzibar’s June opening.)

Instead, go to andbeyond Mnemba Island, a private island resort located off the northeastern tip of Zanzibar, if you’re looking for luxurious accommodations and the best honeymoon safari experience. You can forget about signing bills at every step because there are just 12 ultra-private Bandas (rooms) and everything is included, including meals, drinks, water sports, and even scuba diving.

Best African honeymoon destinations

Botswana and the Seychelles.

You can choose to go on twice-daily land game drives at lodges like Mombo Camp and Abu Camp by Wilderness Safaris, or you can go on an aquatic safari in a motorized boat or a traditional dugout canoe known as a mokoro. Abu even has a habituated herd of elephants that you may go on walking safaris with. The Delta is one of Africa’s most sought-after safari locations because of its diverse experiences and picture-perfect scenery.

As you continue your journey to the Seychelles, the jewel in the African Indian Ocean, you will find more romance. The Seychelles scream “honeymoon Insta” with their powder-soft sands and beaches scattered with granite boulders. You really can’t go wrong with any of the options, which include the opulent Fregate Island Private, the ultra-exclusive North Island, and more recent additions like the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island and Six Senses Zil Pasyon.

Kruger National Park and Hermanus, South Africa.

First-time safari visitors frequently select South Africa’s northeast region, which is home to Kruger National Park.  Without a certain, Royal Malewane and any Singita property known for their excellent guides and remarkable emphasis on conservation are the most honeymoon-worthy lodges.

The simplest trip from Kruger, if time or budget are at a premium, is to South Africa’s Western Cape. In addition to being one of the greatest locations to see Southern right whales and humpback whales between July and November, when they arrive to mate, the laid-back town of Hermanus is also highly recommended for its stunning beaches. Watching whales breach only a few hundred feet off the coast while sipping champagne is undoubtedly one of life’s most spectacular experiences.

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