by AdminSoa
June 1, 2017

An African Honeymoon

What better way to start a new life together than with an absolutely unforgettable honeymoon experience?

While others might be content with an 'ordinary' honeymoon to places like Mexico or Bali, the more adventurous spirits crave something truly remarkable from their first great adventure together.

Whether you choose the flawless beaches of Zanzibar or the Seychelles, a once-in-a-lifetime romantic safari through Tanzania or Kenya, or gorilla trekking in Rwanda & Uganda, Shadows of Africa specializes in hand-crafting truly unforgettable romantic escapes to commemorate your big day.

Why Honeymoon in Africa?

East Africa is a region of startling contrasts and immense variety, with something for all tastes.

If you're looking to start your journey together somewhere exotic and timeless while still having access to modern facilities, East Africa is what you're looking for.

  • Beautiful weather all year round;
  • Savannah, jungles, mountains, beaches... East Africa presents a huge variety of stunning landscapes;
  • Huge variety of accommodation from serene camping experiences to high end luxury lodges;
  • Private game drives and trekking experiences;
  • Access to the beautiful beaches of Malindi, Zanzibar, and the Seychelles;
  • Romantic escapes such as private bush dinners, hot air balloon safaris, and more!

You're limited only by your imagination when it comes to planning an African honeymoon, but we've compiled a few of our favourite options below.

Safari Honeymoon

It seems almost crazy to come all of the way to the safari capital of the world and not experience the wonders of Africa's diverse wildlife, and both Tanzania and Kenya offer a ticket to the most spectacular show on earth - the Wildebeest Migration.

The vastness of the Serengeti makes it a perfect place to book your private escape, and Kenya's Maasai Mara is similarly solitary with its wide plains and broad skies.

Whether you want to test your new-found marriage by roughing it with some camping or want to indulge yourselves with a pampering package at a luxury resort, both Kenya and Tanzania have options in abundance.

Picturesque Parks

What better place to take a few honeymoon selfies than against some of Africa's most picturesque backdrops?

The baobab trees of Tarangire, the wide open plains of the Serengeti, and the pristine wilderness of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area all lend themselves to stunning photos.

Amazing Lodges

Both Kenya and Tanzania boast a startling array of lodges aiming to cater to all budgets.

As it's your special occasion, why not indulge yourself with a stay at a stunning luxury lodge such as Tarangire Treetops, the Four Seasons Safari Lodge, or Ashnil Mara?

If you're on a tight budget, there are still plenty of lovely options that aim to please. Lodges such as Moivaro, Country Lodge, Kibo Safari Camp, and Flamingo Hill are all prepared to go above and beyond to make your stay an unforgettable one.

Spectacular Add-On Adventures

Safari not enough for you? Why not add on a romantic optional activity?

Whether it's a hot air balloon safari and champagne breakfast on the Maasai Mara, a private bush dinner out on the Serengeti, or a night game drive to indulge in other nocturnal pursuits, you'll find there is no shortage of fun activities to spice things up.

Romantic Beach Escape

The exotic spice islands of the Zanzibar archipelago or the historic coastal towns of the Kenyan coast: you'll find all of the ingredients for an unforgettable honeymoon at both.

Beach escapes in East Africa are remarkably affordable, but you're not skimping on quality. The resorts of Zanzibar and Malindi are every bit as modern as facilities you'll find anywhere on earth.

Whether you're soaking in the region's rich history, soaking in the sun on one of its white sand beaches, or soaking in a few sunset cocktails with your special someone, an African beach escape is something to treasure.

Something for Everyone

While Zanzibar and the Kenya Coast are hugely popular destinations with tourists and locals alike, you'll never have to go far to find a little peace and quiet.

The crowded beaches of Nungwi might not be for you, but we can recommend lodges and resorts that boast privacy without sacrificing their spectacular beach frontage.

If you're really looking to get away from the crowds, consider visiting the less-known islands of Pemba and Mafia.

Exotic Escapes

Places like the Seychelles and the Maldives immediately conjure up an image of decadence and luxury.

We at Shadows of Africa can also assist in arranging dream honeymoon escapes to these island paradises.

Why not follow up your safari adventure with a few nights of pampering on one of the many stunning resorts of these island nations?

Mountain Escape

If privacy and utter serenity is what you crave, than the mist-shrouded mountains of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda might just be perfect for you.

Uganda is particularly well-equipped to take you away from it all, with some of the lodges in the region boasting many miles before you reach the next property. It's the perfect way to focus on the person that matters most to you.

Couple this with the region's world-famous gorillas, mischievous chimpanzees, and traditional safari options - and you've got a recipe for something genuinely special.


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