OUR TOP HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA
ROMANCE UNDER THE AFRICAN SKY
Every happy couple deserves to kickstart their new marriage with a romantic honeymoon. Not only is it the chance to destress after the wedding, it’s also the chance to experience a little bit of bliss and romance before real life kicks back in.
When it comes to planning your honeymoon, choosing where to go can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Should we go on safari? Should we do a beach holiday? Should we do both?
Africa has the best to offer when it comes to romantic holidays, from spectacular wildlife and luxury safari lodges, to incredible beaches and intimate couples’ activities. Honeymooners from all over the world come to experience the charm of Africa’s top honeymoon destinations and for good reason.
Here are our top honeymoon destinations in Africa:
1. The Victoria Falls
“The Smoke That Thunders” is the first destination on our list, famed as one of the seven wonders of the world and the largest waterfall on the planet. Not only is Zambia voted one of the safest countries to visit, it is also one of the most beautiful and active honeymoon destinations in the world, thanks in part to the magical and beautiful Victoria Falls.
Couples can take in the magnificence and romance of the falls, visit Lion Encounters (an ongoing conservation effort to preserve the species up until 18 months), or take a day safari trip. For adventure loving couples, there is river rafting and canoeing, bungee jumping, and helicopter flights. A sunset cruise along the Zambezi River is the perfect end to the day.
2. The Seychelles
An archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is famous for its romance and idyllic beauty, offering everything you’d want on a honeymoon. The gorgeous beaches and delicious cuisine have guests visiting this top honeymoon destination in Africa from all around the world.
Couples can take part in activities like snorkelling, diving, sailing and cycling or visit the rainforest to explore animals and plants indigenous to the Seychelles. If you are looking for a relaxed, cast-away island feel with the option of meeting old, giant tortoises (we‘re talking eighty-years old old) this is the place to go.
3. Cape Town
Voted the world’s top tourist city for the seventh time in the 2019 Telegraph Awards, the Mother City of South Africa offers an unforgettable honeymoon experience for any couple. From the staggering heights of Table Mountain to the striking coastline, this is undoubtedely one of Africa’s top honeymoon destination, and definitely worth a visit, or two!
Couples can experience the sunset from the top of Table Mountain or an ocean cruise, watch a movie under the stars. You can tour the Cape Winelands, tasting award-winning wine and marvelling at the spectacular scenery. If Table Mountain isn’t high enough for you, there are helicopter rides over the mountain ranges of Cape Peninsula that give you a breath-taking perspective on the city below. Or you can simply relax a couples’ massage at one of the many resorts or retreats. Not to mention, the number of world-class restaurants with delicious and delectable cuisine. If you want an action-packed honeymoon full of new and amazing experiences, this is the spot!
If you can’t decide on a safari honeymoon or beach getaway, Kenya offers the best of both worlds. From fantastic game viewing in Maasai Mara, to sensational beaches like the Diani, this top honeymoon destination in Africa has it all.
Couples can enjoy hot air balloon rides over the Great Migration, hiking, river rafting, climbing Mount Kenya, walk the Nairobi Safari Walk. Or why not stay at Giraffe Manor, the Out of Africa-inspired hotel, where guests enjoy their breakfasts with visits from the gentle giraffes. You can lie back, relax and soak up the sun on the white-sand beaches.
This top honeymoon destination in Africa boasts legendary experiences like no other. Tanzania is wildly popular, from the Serengeti and its 1.2 million wildebeest migration, to the impressive archipelago of Zanzibar, the sights, smells and tastes will leave you wanting to return. Like Kenya, it offers the beach and bush.
Safari-lovers can marvel at the magnificent expanse of the Serengeti and its incredible wildlife. Adventure-loving couples can trek with chimps or visit the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. You can wash of the safari dust in the sapphire waters of Zanzibar. Relax on the sugar-white beaches, snorkel in the clear water and breathe in the spice-infused air.
Known as Paradise Island, this top honeymoon destination in Africa is the go-to destination for newlyweds. Mauritius is ringed by coral reefs, white sandy beaches and world-class resorts. Besides the tropical beauty, honeymooners come from far to experience the trendy bars and clubs and relaxing spas.
Couples can enjoy beach hopping, local shopping, visiting the famous Chamarel Village and Ganga Talao crater, kayaking, scuba diving, skydiving, visiting the botanical gardens and swimming with dolphins.