Honeymoons are a once-in-a-lifetime trip, so when you do it, you’ve got to do it right. Africa offers an abundance of choices for couples seeking to indulge in a romantic getaway.
Below are five top honeymoon destinations in Africa:
Maasai Mara, Kenya
The Maasai Mara is one of the most famous safari destinations in Africa. Masai Mara will tick all of your East African safari fantasies: quintessential savanna landscapes, an abundance of animals and big cats, the drama of the Great Migration, as well as excellent camps and lodges that add special touches for honeymooners or romantic couples.
There are a number of lodges and tented camps catering to tourists inside or bordering the Reserve and within the various separate Conservancies which border the main reserve.
All members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo, black and white rhinos) are found here all year round. Game drives are the most popular activity in the Maasai Mara, but other activities include hot air ballooning, nature walks, photographic safaris and cultural experiences.
Zanzibar is an archipelago of islands off the coast of Tanzania, lapped by the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean. There are two bigger islands and several smaller ones; the largest island, Zanzibar, is roughly 90km in length and 30km wide. Zanzibar is known for its traditional way of life, its stunning beauty, its beaches and its spice farms.
Many of the properties in Zanzibar offer honeymoon discounts and packages, which makes them all the more attractive. For the super adventurous couple, you can even climb Kilimanjaro together. Stone Town, Zanzibar’s rickety capital, is a must-see for those interested in local culture, the history of the island.
Zanzibar and its nearby islands get their best honeymoon destination weather between August and October.
This North African nation makes a magical honeymoon choice for couples with a sense of adventure; as it offers vast deserts, epic mountain peaks, bustling ancient cities, and craggy coastal towns – the country’s landscape is a paradise of exploration that will inspire your nomadic spirit.
The beautiful landscapes of Morocco make the best and splendid locations to witness the breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. This, for sure, will be an extremely romantic and magical moment to witness with your partner.
If you’re looking for a more adventurous, romantic holiday experience, head to the Sahara Desert. Here, you can enjoy the experience of riding a camel through the sandy dunes together. This is spectacular, especially when the sun starts to set and the dunes change colour.
South Africa offers a blend of everything most couples would desire for a honeymoon holiday thanks to its cultural diversity, its wildlife, and its staggeringly beautiful landscapes.
The best time in South Africa for a honeymoon is in the dry season from May until October when game viewing is best. However, the western cape, including Cape Town is also popular during the summer months from November to April.
For your honeymoon itinerary, the beautiful city of Cape Town is a highlight, you can also head to the Cape Winelands where you can sample some of the best wines of the country amidst a mountain backdrop. For a honeymoon South Africa safari, you can’t beat Kruger National Park where you can spot the big five animals.
Mauritius is a dream destination for newlyweds with its pristine white sandy beaches, lush green forests, mountain regions, and crystal clear blue waters.
Though the island lies in the waters between the continents of Africa and Asia, it is considered part of Africa.
You and your spouse can either sit on the white sandy beaches and relax and unwind with a cocktail in your hand or you can choose to jump onto jet-ski and cruise through the blue waters or fly high on the parasailing or choose from so many adrenaline rush activities that this island has to offer you.