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Honeymoons in Africa, holidays & tours

There's no better way to relax and celebrate your lives together, than on a romantic honeymoon in Africa.

Honeymoons in Africa, holidays & tours available in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

There's no better way to relax and celebrate your lives together, than on a romantic honeymoon in Africa.

The early explorers fell in love with quiet, intimate nights under canvas, sitting around the fire with the energy of optimism and opportunity that filled the air. It is the same romance and freedom that bought the European settlers to Africa years later and it's the incredible feeling of being alive that makes people return for romantic holidays. 

Africa is the only real authentic honeymoon destination that offers you endless options, from romantic boutique camps and lodges in the heart of the Serengeti or the Okavango Delta, to nights under stars on privately owned wildlife concessions. There are beaches and tropical islands, hot air balloon rides over the savannah plains and an energy and love that can only be found in Africa.

Honeymoons are highly personal and specialised and they require a lot of attention. It's important to find the perfect itinerary and accommodations to make it as special as it should be.

Popular Honeymoons in Africa

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Stopping for drinks

Wet season Tanzania - best value migration safari

From Lake Manyara to the Ngorogoro Crater and the Serengeti, this Tanzania safari offers real value and shows off the burgeoning green world of Tanzania's rainy season migration 

$ 6,525

£ 4,874

R 89,186

5,538

per person

8 days

Botswana and Zimbabwe safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana and Zimbabwe safari

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – to the diverse game viewing at the Chobe National Park and ending at the thundering Victoria Falls

$ 2,730

£ 2,039

R 37,315

2,317

per person

7 days

Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Victoria Falls and Chobe Experience

Experience the smoke that thunders and enjoy spotting elephant, buffalo, lion and hippos at the Chobe River

$ 1,590

£ 1,188

R 21,733

1,349

per person

7 days

Dhow at andBeyond Benguerra Island

Luxury Okavango Delta and Mozambique Quirimbas Honeymoon

Experience the Okavango Delta and the tropical Indian Ocean island of Benguerra for the best of both the bush and the beach

$ 8,460

£ 6,320

R 115,634

7,180

per person

10 days

Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari

Start your trip in South Africa and finish in Mauritius. Experience the stunning beaches and the Big Five in the Phinda Private Game Reserve.

$ 4,905

£ 3,664

R 67,050

4,163

per person

11 days

Close up view of Wildebeest

Tanzania - medium budget, maximum game viewing

Visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorogoro Crater and Serengeti for a four-in-one safari you'll remember forever

$ 6,980

£ 5,214

R 95,405

5,924

per person

11 days

Game viewing

The Migration - calving season January to March

This four-in-one calving season safari includes not only the Serengeti, but Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro Crater

$ 7,985

£ 5,965

R 109,142

6,777

per person

11 days

Beautiful wildlife

Highlights of Botswana

Experience two of Botswana's best safari destinations – Savute and the Okavango Delta – on land-based game drives or in a mokoro that glides along the waterways

$ 4,990

£ 3,728

R 68,205

4,235

per person

8 days

Lion Cubs

East Africa big cat safari

This safari to the Serengeti and Masai Mara in East Africa is all about big cats – lots of them and up close for outstanding photographs

$ 7,735

£ 5,778

R 105,725

6,565

per person

10 days

South Africa and Botswana safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South Africa and Botswana safari

Experience the best that South Africa and Botswana has to offer

$ 5,343

£ 3,991

R 73,025

4,534

per person

11 days

More on Honeymoons in Africa

Tanzania’s uncrowned wildlife parks and reserves combined with the turquoise Indian Ocean islands makes for an incredible honeymoon destination that is both unspoilt and authentic. At the moment, it's Africa’s premier honeymoon option. The people's warm and friendly manner combined with the world’s best parks and reserves, islands and beaches is unparalleled.

During the right time of year, Botswana’s reserves and parks offer a magnificent safari experience. With its intimate boutique camps in remote locations, Botswana is very accessible and can easily be combined with the beaches in South Africa or Mozambique.

South Africa is a honeymoon from start to finish, with pristine beaches and extraordinary wildlife lodges and camps. At the moment it's one of the few safari destinations where you can effortlessly combine the bush with the beach.

Kenya is a bit more of a mass tourism beach location, but there are a few private villas or lodges that offer authentic, romantic honeymoon options. Combine the beach with the Laikipia, Lewa and central highlands and find a perfect honeymoon in Kenya. Lamu in the north offers wonderful beach options in a remote location and can easily be combined with the Masai Mara or private wildlife areas.

Uganda’s forests and Lake Victoria's beaches make a great combination and there are few things more romantic than a wooden cabin in the African rainforest. The Nile River is another stellar option.

Mozambique’s private islands are simply ideal for a honeymoon. The Quirimbas and Bazaruto archipelago's are southern Africa’s premier beach destinations. Combine these with some good safari locations just across the border in South Africa.

Namibia has an entirely different beauty. The space and contrast has its own unique beauty and appeal, with the empty, flat dessert and the wildlife rich Etosha National Park. There's also the Atlantic Ocean and endless vistas and sunsets. Namibia is for the adventurous honeymoon couple and offers space and tranquillity with wonderful locations and warm hearted locals.

The Islands of Mauritius, Seychelles, Reunion and or Madagascar offer wonderful honeymoon experiences with private and romantic accommodation options. Mauritius and the Seychelles are the more commercial options, while Reunion and Madagascar are more authentic and unspoilt. Combine any of these islands with mainland Africa’s wilderness or simply visit the islands on their own.

Frequently Asked Questions about Honeymoons in Africa

When is the best time to visit Shamwari Game Reserve?

Wildlife viewing in Shamwari Game Game Reserve is good throughout the year. However, the best wildlife viewing is during the driest winter months of June to September. The lack of water in the bush drives animals to open water sources -… go there.

When is the best time to visit Camdeboo National Park?

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year. The warmer months from October to March are more pleasant - the scenery is greener and this is also the time most of the animals are born. However, the park is mostly about its scenery… go there.

When is the best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve?

The best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve is during the dry winter months, from May to September. During this season it is easier to spot the wildlife since the grass is eaten by herbivores. Expect to encounter and sight birds - such as… go there.

When is the best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park ?

The best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park is from autumn through winter to early summer of April to September. However, this is a perfect place to indulge in blessed idleness. If you want to see the landscape and animals, you'll… go there.

When is the best time to visit Marakele National Park?

The best time to visit Marakele National Park is during May to September. Since animals tend to seek for reliable waterholes and stay close by during the dry winter months. However, this is the best time for wildlife viewing. Marakele is a… go there.

When is the best time to visit Augrabies Falls National Park?

Augrabies Falls National Park is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between April and September. When the popular three-day Klipspringer Trail is open. However, the waterfall is particularly impressive when in flood -… go there.

When is the best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park?

The best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern Rwanda is during the drier months of June to August or December to January. Even though June to August or December to January are categorically referred to as drier months… go there.

When is the best time to visit Wolhuterskop Game and Nature Reserve?

You may visit Wolhuterskop Game and Nature Reserve all year around - winter (during the months of June and August) are chilly, and summer (during the months of November and January) are hot. Enjoy horse rides, mountain bike and game drive. go there.

When is the best time to visit Zanzibar Island

The best time to visit Zanzibar Island is from June to October - during the dry months of spring. However, another popular time to visit the tropical Island is from December to February - when it’s hot and dry. go there.

Honeymoons in Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Reviews on our Honeymoons in Africa

Discover Africa was the only tour operator I reached out to who wanted to have a Skype conversation to get to know more and my husband & my tastes and preferences. Megan Warrington was wonderful to work with - she crafted our activities and…

Stephanie

from United States of America

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

Ron

from United States of America

They organized everything for our first visit to Africa, from the airport meet & greet through to the tours, great hotels and locations.

Michael

from United States of America

From the first approach to the end, Discover Africa, has been excellent . The hotels, the service and every think has been well above our expectation. The perfect choice ! Thanks to all and specially to Megan.

Enrico Liberati

from Italy

My trip last August to Botswana was arranged by Discover Africa and I couldn't have chosen better. Everything was well organised and I didn't have to worry about anything. The safari tour was far beyond expectations; the accommodation was…

Debby

from Spain

The assistance was provided very professionally. Our trip coordinator tried to find the best places considering all our needs and finance. I would definitely recommend Discover Africa to everyone who is going to make a memorable Africa trip!

Anna Martirosyan

from Portugal

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