Africa is the perfect place for a honeymoon. It is a continent touched by romance, from its vast savannas to its castaway tropical beaches and its boutique safari lodges hidden deep within the bush. A honeymoon in Africa will give you a truly unforgettable mix of wildlife adventure, exclusive luxury and tropical beach relaxation. Nowhere else in the world can you combine the excitement of a Big Five safari with an idyllic island or beach paradise.
Africa also has an array of hugely romantic accommodation, from cosy tented camps under starry skies to traditional wooden lodges with private balconies (or even jacuzzis) looking out over the bush, to exclusive hotels with panoramic views over mountains and vineyards and luxury beach escapes on the shores of the Indian Ocean. During each stay, you’ll be treated to outstanding hospitality, delicious meals and fine local wine, all under the sizzling African sun.
Whatever your idea of romance may be, we guarantee that Africa has got it covered. Sip champagne at sunset on the Serengeti plains, walk hand in hand along a white sandy beach with the warm Indian Ocean lapping at your toes, enjoy a private picnic in the sweeping Cape Winelands, or take an epic train journey through magnificent scenery on a beautifully restored train - it’s totally up to you.
If you’re after the romance of a real ‘Out of Africa’ experience, we can even help you arrange to get married during your safari. Saying ‘I do‘ in the heart of the African bush is something that you are sure to remember forever. We are delighted to offer a bespoke wedding service to happy couples planning to say their vows somewhere both wild or romantic - or a combination of both! We’ll help you find the perfect place for your ceremony, book the minister or officials for a civil service, and organise flowers, the wedding cake, a photographer...and anything else that you wish for!
We love nothing more than arranging wedding and honeymoons to Africa, and we’ll help you turn your dream into a reality, whether it’s luxury all the way, an intrepid safari adventure or a blend of both!
Every honeymoon that we put together is completely unique, based on the individual needs and budget of the couple. Whether you’re looking for total luxury in every sense or if you are working to a more modest budget, we’ll help you get the best honeymoon experience for your money. Our aim is to get you the honeymoon experience that you’ve always imagined, so we’ll really listen to your personal hopes and interests.
Below, we’ve outlined some suggestions that have been popular with honeymooners in the past. Hopefully, these will give you some inspiration to start building your own unique honeymoon with us. All of the ideas below can be tweaked to suit you personally, so please do get in touch if any of them catch your eye. You can also tell us about anything else you woud like to include, and we’ll come up with some ideas for you to make sure your honeymoon is extra special.
Honeymoon Romance in Kenya
Olare Mara Kempinski
The Kenyan Coast
Get away from the usual safari crowds on a Big 5 safari in a private concession adjoining Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, then fly to the beautiful Kenyan coast and stay in an iconic tropical paradise with an idyllic white sand beach and turquoise waters.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Masai Mara and The Kenyan Coast.
The honeymoon starts as soon as you hop aboard a light aircraft and fly directly into the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve for a 3 night safari. Madikwe’s wooded hills give way to savannah and Kalahari plains, roamed by all of the Big Five and countless other mammals. Look up and you will see hundreds of resident and migrant birds gracing the skies. Coupled with the reserve being malaria-free, this all makes for a special place to explore before you head to Mauritius to enjoy a week relaxing on the beach where you can escape back through time and enjoy the romance of yesteryear at your 5* hotel.
This is a 11 night itinerary including Madikwe Game Reserve, Johannesburg and Mauritius.
Based on 5 Star Accommodation:
3 Nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge
1 Night at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
For those who want to get away from the crowds, this 10 night honeymoon is the perfect romantic hideaway. You will enjoy an exclusive safari experience in a private conservancy bordering Kenya's Masai Mara followed by a blissful week long stay on the island of Zanzibar at a private and intimate beach resort with just 6 villas.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Masai Mara and Zanzibar.
Fly into the Serengeti for 3 nights and enjoy exciting game drives in search of the Big 5 and so much more. Then fly across to the exotic island of Zanzibar, where white sandy beaches line the shores, fringed by wispy palm trees that sway gently in the breeze that comes off the Indian Ocean. The crystal clear, warm turquoise waters entice snorkellers and divers to explore never-ending coral reefs and romantic dhows cruise into the golden sunsets.
This is a 10 night itinerary including The Serengeti and Zanzibar.
This 10 night honeymoon packs romance, excitement and adventure into a trip of a lifetime. Enjoy a safari in Kruger's exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve where for one night you sleep under the stars, relax in a luxury retreat for 2 nights where the emphasis is on comfort, relaxation and romance, and end with 5 nights on the magical Mozambiquan island of Bazarato which you reach by helicopter.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Hazyview and Bazaruto Archipelago.
If you are looking for something totally special for your honeymoon, a Big 5 safari followed by a two-centre stay in Seychelles, ending on deserted island in the middle of the ocean accessible only by air, then this honeymoon may well be just perfect for you.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Johannesburg, Mahe and Denis Private Island.
Based on 4 to 5 Star Accommodation:
3 Nights at Simbambili Game Lodge
1 Night at Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel
4 Nights at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa