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Should you Book the Honeymoon in Africa Already

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Matthys van Aswegen

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Author: Matthys van Aswegen - 26 January 2021

Last Update: 30 January 2024

You have met the love of your life and decided to spend the rest of your lives together.  With all the plans, seating charts, menus and dresses, planning a wedding can be rather stressful.

But planning your Honeymoon in Africa can bring so much excitement!

Honeymoon in Africa | Sunset view
Honeymoon in Africa | Sunset view

Selecting a destination and adding all the things that you have always wanted to. And BOOM! COVID 19 is storming the globe and now we’re all going to have to sit indoors…

But can you still schedule your honeymoon? Is it too soon to book?  Well, It is never too soon to book an African safari!

Why Africa?

For Big 5 safaris, Africa has always been a popular destination. It’s now also the best destination for your post-COVID 19 trips. A two for one combo! It’s perfect for social distancing with its wide-open spaces.

You fly into an international airport from where you connect with your domestic flight to the airport closest to the lodge and just like that you are in the Wilderness. With barely any people around, you will have all the space you need!

Dinner in the African Bush
Dinner in the African bush

Lodges have also adapted to the social distancing policy.  Fewer people would be placed on a safari vehicle during game drives and meals would be more private.

For a honeymoon couple, this will be great. Just imagine all the private dinners in your room, either somewhere around the lodge or on the deck. Lanterns light the way and nothing around but the two of you enjoying some of the finest wines and great food.

Forward Planning

Finding a room at that perfect lodge is always a mission.  The most popular lodges are always the first to be booked.  Some have a waiting list a year in advance.  But booking your trip early would secure that perfect room for you!

Serengeti camp tents
Serengeti camp tents

Lodges are filling up faster than normal for next year, with most trips being delayed at the moment due to travel bans.

Funding your trip

Funding your wedding can be a pricing exercise!  Not always leaving much for your honeymoon.  However, your honeymoon does not have to break the bank. Lodges offer great honeymoon deals.  Anything from where the bride would stay free of charge to getting a free night.  Complimentary upgrades to a higher room category to special gifts on arrival.  All to make your first holiday together as a couple all the more special.

At the moment with travel coming to a standstill, you have all the more reason to book your honeymoon in Africa.  Lodges are freezing their prices for travelling in 2021, so you would be able to travel in 2021 at the same prices or even cheaper than in 2020.  To top that off, you would also be able to benefit from all the honeymoon packages.

Honeymoon Safari
Romantic Bush Fire

Also with social distancing in mind, you would get more private dinners and fewer people on game drive vehicles.  These are great value adds, that would have added to your trip package.  All complimentary, thanks to COVID 19. Some of the few good things that are coming out of this.

With all the drama that followed with the spread of the COVID 19, your honeymoon does not have to be one.  Book your honeymoon in Africa earlier and start counting the days until you can come and enjoy the vast open spaces of Africa.


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