Five Reasons to Take an African Honeymoon Safari

It’s no secret that Africa offers awe-inspiring wilderness.   But when it comes to planning your honeymoon, the continent offers an experience like no other–intimate lodges that cater to personal service, wide open spaces with stunning sunsets, white sand shores along the coast, and the thrill of seeing wildlife up close in their natural habitat. 

That’s just part of what makes it an unforgettable honeymoon destination.  Here’s why a luxury African honeymoon safari just may be the dream trip you’ve been looking for

Endless Adventure & Unforgettable Memories

It’s impossible to describe in words the feeling that comes with watching a mountain gorilla amble across the forest floor with her baby on her back, just meters from where you stand.  Or what it’s like to see a tower of giraffe lope across the plains against sweeping backdrop of an African sunset.

Perhaps your vision of safari includes swimming with marine life near a remote island along the East African coast, or exploring a game reserve on a night drive, flashlight in hand.  Or perhaps your dream honeymoon means leisurely afternoons by the pool in between game drives, and enjoying sundowners from a perch on a rocky outcrop.

To put it simply, this isn’t your typical beach holiday.  A safari is an experience like no other.  We love creating journeys that become a part of our travelers’ life stories…and these are memories that you’ll remember, together, for the rest of your lives.

Create Exactly What You Want

From savanna to sun, sea, and sand, East Africa holds a plethora of options to suit every style.  You won’t find any generic tour packages here—every trip is custom-crafted to fit exactly what you’re looking for in your honeymoon.

For example, a honeymoon safari might include…

  • A tented lodge stay in the Serengeti, complete with a sunrise hot air balloon voyage over herds of wildlife and a lantern-lit bush dinner for two
  • Hikes through the rainforests of East Africa to find the endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees that live there, and taking in the views of extinct volcanoes and the forest canopy from the balcony of your lodge
  • Marital blessings bestowed according to traditional Maasai custom during a village visit, followed by game drives across the seemingly endless savanna of the Mara
  • A private dhow cruise and sunbathing along the shores of the Indian Ocean before ending the day with a fresh-caught seafood grill on a secluded beach

After all, it’s your honeymoon–let us make it the trip you’ve been dreaming of.

Escape the Crowds

Seclusion is an essential part of the trip for most honeymooners…and that’s something that’s in ample supply in the African wilderness. 

In a private vehicle, it’s just the two of you and your guide as you journey throughout the game parks.  Exclusive lodges offer intimacy in a stunning setting.  And for those looking for a truly off-the-beaten path experience, we can recommend some of East Africa’s most remote destinations, ranging from pristine game reserves to idyllic private islands.

Embrace the Beauty of Nature

There’s inherently majestic and memorable about the African wilderness.  The way a herd of elephants moves across the savanna, trunks swinging with their steady gait.  The way the sun sets over the horizon, bathing the plains in a golden glow as the air grows heavy with the chorus of crickets.  The way wildlife gathers at the watering hotel of a lodge—and you can see it all without even leaving the comforts of your tent. 

Jane Goodall described her foray into Tanzania as a visit to “the wildest, untouched Africa, and it was pure magic.”  A luxury African safari offers up the most romantic of settings, and it does so…naturally.

World-Class Hotels and Lodges

When traveling in Africa, going off the grid doesn’t have to mean bidding farewell to luxury. With world-class hotels, high-end lodges, and luxury tented camps to choose from, even the most remote game reserves offer unforgettable places to stay. And at these top lodges, you can also expect discerning wine lists, luxurious massages, and excellent dining.

Looking for more inspiration?  Browse our Travel Guide resources to explore more luxury safari accommodations or explore itinerary ideas perfect for a honeymoon—the possibilities are endless.

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