Safari Honeymoon Planning : Favourite Countries and Destinations for a Safari Honeymoon. While there are more options than what’s listed here, these countries have proved to be perennial favourite among our honeymooners.
Safari, Beach, or Safari and Beach?
Africa has many of the world’s best beaches; just consider that half of the continent lies along the Indian Ocean. The Maldives and Seychelles are African islands. Here you have all the promise of white sand, turquoise waters and swaying palms. With one important addition: space. Often you’re the only couple creating footprints in the sand. When it comes to accommodation you’re always directly on the beach, but don’t have another resort immediately next door.
The classic safari honeymoon combines a multi-day wildlife experience with a white-sand beach destination, such as Zanzibar, Mauritius, the Maldives, the Seychelles, or Kenya’s stunning coastline. Most people want the thrill of a safari to come first, followed by all the downtime. If you’re going on honeymoon straight from your wedding it’s worth considering hitting the beach first; an escapist island provides the time you need to stop, relax and reflect on what’s just happened; then the big five and more are still to come!
Your Honeymoon Safari
Every couple is different and every wedding is different. So why should any two honeymoons be the same? Let us know your interests, ideas and budget. Then we’ll customise a honeymoon safari that’s just for you.
Honeymoon Gift Service
Our Honeymoon Gift Service gives your friends and family the chance to contribute to your honeymoon safari; instead of buying you gifts, they can contribute money towards your honeymoon.
After paying a deposit on the holiday we’ll give you ‘Honeymoon List Service cards’ to send out with your wedding invitations. These inform your guests about your choice of Honeymoon and give details of how they can contribute. Payments are accepted by bank transfers, debit or credit cards. Guests have the option of leaving a personal message for you to accompany their contribution.
When a contribution is received, a receipt will be sent to your guest and we’ll send you fortnightly statements once the first contribution has been made.
Untouched and unspoilt, Zambia offers a very pure and natural safari experience – perfect for honeymooners looking for something personal and exotic.
Home to more wild land mammals than anywhere else, Tanzania offers a classic interpretation of the safari journey. The Serengeti is the most famous destination and we know some stunning camps that can hide you from the world. Location is everything and we can plan where you stay based on the movement of the great wildebeest migration.
The Serengeti is contiguous with Ngorongoro National Reserve. Tarangire and Manyara provide even more wildlife experiences nearby. Your honeymoon safari could be in one or many of these destinations, dependent on your interests. After the safari there’s nowhere like Zanzibar, an exotic Indian Ocean island that continues Tanzania’s impression of privacy and space.
The private reserves and lodges in the Greater Kruger provide a highly luxurious first-time safari experience. The sildlife viewing is superb, lodges are opulent and laid-back, and there are plenty of different activities to try. Oh, and just wait till you try the food and wine…
The Sabi Sands and Mala Mala are just two of Greater Kruger’s private reserves. These are part of one of the largest and oldest protected wildernesses in the world. After a safari there are excellent beaches to choose from – South Africa has a 1600-mile coastline – along with a visit to Africa’s most spectacular city, Cape Town.
This is a more adventurous choice and ideal if you are both huge wildlife lovers. In Botswana you can connect different wilderness landscapes, creating a very complete safari experience. The Chobe woodland has more elephants than anywhere else in the world. Princes William and Harry wooed their wives in the Kalahari. The Okavango Delta is the world’s greatest oasis, a place full of sublime moments.
You need a little more time for Botswana and we wouldn’t recommend less than a week for a safari. This is a wild and remote country where you could go days without seeing anybody other than the lodge staff or guides; which is just one reason it’s so loved by royalty and celebrities.
Kenya’s Masai Mara is a superb choice if you want a short two- or three-day safari, followed by a week on the beach. Although world famous and very popular, you can easily escape any crowds here, especially by staying in one of the private Mara concessions. These provide a more exclusive safari experience and are a good place for adding on experiences such as a hot air balloon ride above the Mara.
Kenya has other stunning options. Watch elephants wander beneath Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli. Go wild and remote in the Samburu. Or discover the inspiring beauty of the Laikipea Plateau. From Kenya it’s a short flight to Zanzibar. Also consider the country’s beaches, white and wide beyond the imagination.
This is ultimate beach getaway and one of the world’s most romantic destinations, with some of the most opulent private retreats on earth. The spectacular island destination has a dreamlike collection of granite and coral isles, blended against some of the world’s finest beaches; privacy and intimacy make them ideal for a honeymoon.
These islands are all about escapism, islands on which to slow down, relax, recuperate and spend quality time with your loved one. Stay in an over-water villa and there is nothing more romantic than waking up to the gentle sounds of the Indian Ocean lapping all around you.
Both the Maldives and Seychelles can be combined with a mainland African destination for a two-stop safari and beach honeymoon.
Zanzibar is a small archipelago made up of two islands, Unguja and Pemba, located in the Indian ocean off the coast of East Africa. These exotic islands are one of the best honeymoon destinations and also make for a relaxing beach holiday after a Safari in Tanzania or a Kenya.