Honeymoons in Africa, holidays & tours

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Honeymoons in Africa, holidays & tours

There's no better way to relax and celebrate your lives together, than on a romantic honeymoon in Africa.

Honeymoons in Africa, holidays & tours available in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

There's no better way to relax and celebrate your lives together, than on a romantic honeymoon in Africa.

Your honeymoon is one of those vacations that must be perfect, but the vast number of honeymoon safaris in Africa might be overwhelming.

An African honeymoon is the only truly true honeymoon location, with countless options ranging from romantic boutique camps and lodges in the Serengeti and Okavango Delta to evenings beneath the stars on privately-owned wildlife concessions. 

Beaches and tropical islands, hot air balloon excursions over the savannah plains, and an energy and love that can only be found  on an African honeymoon.

Honeymoons are extremely personal and specialized experiences that necessitate a great deal of attention. It's critical to plan the ideal itinerary and lodgings to make it as memorable as possible.

Popular Honeymoons in Africa

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Enjoying a sundowner whilst watching the wildebeest migration.

HerdTracker Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Journey (7 days)

Witness the wildebeest migration in Kenya's iconic Masai Mara National Reserve with HerdTracker

per person

7 days

HerdTracker July/October Great Wildebeest Migration safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

HerdTracker July/October Great Wildebeest Migration safari

The movement takes place in Tanzania, which covers Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha and Tarangire National Park

per person

9 days

The Ultimate Big Five South African Safari (7 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

The Ultimate Big Five South African Safari (7 days)

Get the best possible chance to see the Big Five wildlife in the iconic Kruger National Park and Manyeleti Game Reserve

per person

7 days

World Cup of Wildlife Migration Safari with HerdTracker (9 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

World Cup of Wildlife Migration Safari with HerdTracker (9 days)

This is the stage on which the greatest wildlife show on earth and plays out, as it is by far the greatest mass movement of land mammals on the entire globe.

per person

9 days

February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)

Visit Tanzania during the calving season to see wildebeest calves join the massive herds making their way through the Serengeti for the great migration.

per person

9 days

Giraffes

Special Five Safari in Kenya's Samburu (8 days)

Even if you've seen the Big Five and the Great Migration, you'll appreciate the different beauty of animals like reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, gerenuk and bongo

per person

8 days

Zimbabwe Wildlife Expedition (7 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Zimbabwe Wildlife Expedition (7 days)

Spot huge herds of elephants in the Hwange National Park; and enjoy kayak trip down the Zambezi through the Mana Pools National Park

per person

7 days

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls Tour (8 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Luxurious Cape Town and Victoria Falls Tour (8 days)

Two countries in 8 days may seem like a lot but with this well thought out itinerary you will see some of the regions most iconic destinations without feeling like you are rushing through it at all.

per person

8 days

Botswana and Zimbabwe’s World Wonders (7 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana and Zimbabwe's World Wonders (7 days)

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – to the diverse game viewing at the Chobe National Park and ending at the thundering Victoria Falls

per person

7 days

Namibian Desert to Coast Self-Drive Road Trip (9 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Namibian Desert to Coast Self-Drive Road Trip (9 days)

From the famous Sossusvlei, quaint Swakopmund, historical Damaraland and on towards Etosa National Park, this road trip through Namibia is an authentic and different take on a safari...

per person

9 days

More on Honeymoons in Africa

Introduction

Tanzania

Tanzania's iconic Great Wildebeest Migration takes place in the Serengeti, but the country is also home to large cats, vast elephant herds, and healthy chimpanzee-filled rainforests.

The blue Indian Ocean islands, paired with unspoiled wildlife parks and reserves, provide for an amazing African honeymoon getaway that is both unspoiled and real.

Tanzania honeymoon setting
Scenic dinner table in Tanzania


It is currently Africa's most popular honeymoon destination. The warmth and friendliness of the people, along with the world's best parks and reserves, islands, and beaches, is unrivalled and makes your honeymoon in Africa even more special.

When you're on an African honeymoon safari, you can expect skillfully guided wildlife drives and the possibility to go hot-air ballooning. You may go on walking safaris, night drives, off-roading, and even mountain biking to the list if you stay in a private reserve or conservancy.

Botswana

The next honeymoon destination in Africa is Botswana. On a honeymoon safari in Botswana, you can see tens of thousands of elephants, big cats, and wild dogs, as well as rivers overflowing with crocodiles and hippopotamuses.

At the right time of year, reserves and parks offer a wonderful safari experience. Botswana is easily accessible, with intimate mobile boutique camps in remote areas, and can easily be combined with South Africa's or Mozambique's beaches

Honeymoon in Botswana with a scenic view
Honeymoon in Botswana with a scenic view

Game drives are the main emphasis of a Botswana honeymoon; you'll go out early in the morning and late in the afternoon in search of big game, returning to camp with a spotlight to catch nocturnal animals on the hunt. 

South Africa

One of the best Honeymoon safaris in South Africa. A honeymoon filled with beautiful beach destinations, gorgeous wildlife lodges and campgrounds from beginning to end. It's one of the rare destinations in Africa where you can easily merge the bush with the beach.

South African honeymoon with wildlife spotting
South African honeymoon with wildlife spotting

Vineyards, deserts, and savannahs abound throughout the Rainbow Nation, making it difficult to realize that you're in the same country. Furthermore, some of South Africa's greatest safari honeymoon places provide star-bed sleepouts, allowing you and your sweetheart to spend a night under the African sky.

Kenya

Despite the fact that this is mostly a major tourist beach destination, there are a few private villas or lodges that provide truly romantic honeymoon getaways. 

Kenya Safari Lodge with a scenic view
Kenya Safari Lodge with a scenic view​

For a honeymoon in Kenya, the coast can be paired with the Laikipia, Lewa, and central highlands. Lamu, in the north, has beautiful beaches in a remote position that can be paired with a trip to the Masai Mara or private wildlife parks and woods. many lodges also offer hot-air balloon safaris that include a champagne breakfast and visits to a Maasai town.

Uganda

The beaches of Lake Victoria go well together, and few things are more romantic than a wooden cottage amid the African bush. Another fantastic choice is the Nile River. A romantic honeymoon holiday in Uganda for wildlife and environment lovers means thrilling animal encounters, wilderness experiences, and exploring gorgeous landscapes without the crowds.

Uganda honeymoon safari
Uganda honeymoon safari

Uganda's luxury lodges are strewn across the country's most beautiful wilderness areas, national parks, private islands and rainforests and offer intimate tented cottages and spacious suites serviced by butlers, with extras like private plunge pools and special touches like romantic meals and bush picnics for just the two of you on your romantic honeymoon in Africa.

Mozambique

When looking at where to honeymoon in Africa, do you tend to look out for an out-of-the-way beach retreat with plenty of romantic amenities and beautiful weather? Mozambique's private islands are great for a romantic honeymoon in Africa. Southern Africa's best beach locations are the Quirimbas and Bazaruto archipelagos.

Mozambique Honeymoon holiday
Mozambique Honeymoon holiday

Combine these with some excellent honeymoon safari areas in South Africa, just across the border. The Quirimbas are ideal for scuba divers and water sports enthusiasts, but you don't have to get your feet wet to appreciate them. Beachside massages and sunset tours on a traditional sailing dhow are also available.

Namibia

A whole different kind of beauty. With the barren, flat desert and the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park, the space and contrast have their own special beauty and attraction for honeymooners. There is also the Atlantic Ocean, which offers breathtaking views and sunsets. Namibia is ideal for the adventurous honeymoon couple seeking space and tranquillity, as well as beautiful scenery and friendly natives.

Honeymoon in Etosha Pan
Honeymoon in Etosha Pan​

The Namib desert is a captivating land of calm, primitive beauty with night skies bursting with stars during the dry season, which runs from June to October. A visit to the iconic Sossusvlei dunes, which rise hundreds of feet above you, is a must-do activity on your African honeymoon : you can either hike up a dune to greet the morning sun or take a balloon ride for a bird’s-eye perspective. You'll also go on a desert exploration with professional local guides, looking for rare creatures in a surprisingly diverse setting.

Know before you go

It’s a lot of fun to plan your first adventure as a married couple. And spending it in the stunning African environment is a fantastic option. When choosing which Honeymoon destinations in Africa you want to visit, there are a few things to bear in mind. Especially during your honeymoon, so you may have the time of your lives together.

Not every Game Reserve has the same animals

The geography and landscape change depending on where the game reserves are located.

A diverse range of fauna coexists with the various terrains. Hippos prefer locations with plenty of water, whereas cheetahs prefer more open grasslands.

The best option is to make a bucket list of animals you want to see on your honeymoon safari and then choose a reserve that is known for seeing these animals.

The Luxury Camp is a big investment

A safari that includes a stay at a luxury camp can be costly. Travelling to a more prestigious camp, on the other hand, has its advantages. Luxury camps contain fewer accommodations and, as a result, fewer people in camp at any given moment. You’d have a little more privacy if you were on your honeymoon.

Because there are fewer people in the camp, there are fewer individuals on game drives. There would be fewer people in each vehicle, giving you a more personalized experience on your African honeymoon.

Because luxury camps have fewer spaces, they frequently do not allow children to remain. When you stay in a larger hotel or in the city, there are lots of places to escape to when your children are around. While on safari, however, you are limited to the areas surrounding the lodge. Also, relaxing by the pool while families are enjoying the African sun may not be ideal.

Most lodges offer more than safari drives

You’re visiting Africa for the first time, and you’re looking forward to your first safari. When you think about an African honeymoon safari, you probably picture yourself going on a game drive early in the morning as the sun rises over the African bush. However, while on safari, there are alternative ways to explore the bush. Most resorts offer bush walks or even longer walking safaris where you can get up and personal with the bush.

You may also be able to explore by motorboat or canoe, depending on the location of your safari lodge. Because game activities are usually planned in the early mornings or late afternoons, it could be worth considering a camp with a few additional amenities. Perhaps a spa or a gym. Nothing compares to a relaxing back massage in the African wild!

Three of Four days is usually enough time at camp

Even if this is your first safari, you may not want to spend the entire trip in the wild. Cities in Africa have a lot to offer, and you might want to combine your African honeymoon with another trip. Perhaps a day at the beach or a hike in the mountains.

You should try to stay at a safari lodge for at least three nights. This would allow you enough time on your honeymoon safari to see the species on your bucket list, as well as time to enjoy the lodge’s amenities or simply relax in your room. Most safaris are rushed, and you may have reserved a fantastic room, but you will spend very little time here.

You will need to get some vaccinations

If you are travelling to Africa, you should be aware that you may require immunizations. Yellow Fever and Malaria prophylaxis are two of the most prevalent immunizations. Avoid these areas/countries if you prefer not to have any vaccinations or if you are at risk medically for these vaccinations.

But don’t let this deter you from going on your honeymoon safari in Africa. You may still go on safari without taking any risks. When visiting the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, for example, you won’t require a Yellow Fever vaccination or Malaria treatment. This is a fantastic Big 5 game reserve, as well as a place where you can see Wild Dog packs.

For many people, an African safari is a dream come true, and celebrating your honeymoon in Africa only adds to the magic. You’ll be on the correct route if you keep the aforementioned suggestions in mind.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Honeymoons in Africa

When is the best time to visit Shamwari Game Reserve?

Wildlife viewing in Shamwari Game Game Reserve is good throughout the year. However, the best wildlife viewing is during the driest winter months of June to September. The lack of water in the bush drives animals to open water sources -… go there.

What research should one do when thinking of travelling through Africa?

Africa for centuries has captured the imagination of explorers hence there really is a lot of information out there available on the continent from guide books to novels. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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from Hong Kong

This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…

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from Nigeria

Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…

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from Australia

Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.

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from Sweden

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Tony Russell

I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…

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