An Africa Safari Honeymoon is the ultimate way to start your marriage, itself one of life’s great adventures! We have lots of wonderful ideas for you to consider, from intimate bush getaways to brilliant beach breaks.

Countries such as Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa offer beautiful honeymoon – and wedding – opportunities. Get married on the shores of the Zambezi River, or in a rainforest with the Victoria Falls in the background. How about marrying under the cooling shade of a huge fig tree, Maasai warriors standing sentry? Or barefoot on the beach in seaside paradise?

You might like to combine beach and bush for the perfect honeymoon – all the romance and relaxation of the ocean coupled with the excitement and adventure of the wilderness. Stay in luxury camps that offer a little pampering in their bush spas or sleep out under the night sky in a star bed…

African Safari Honeymoon Tips

These top tips will help make sure your safari honeymoon remains stress-free, romantic and unforgettable.

  1. Safaris can be quite tiring with early morning wake-up calls, lots of excitement and long game drives in the fresh air! So it is an idea to set aside a morning or two to sleep in, or take an extended afternoon siesta, relax by the pool or on your private deck/verandah and watch the birds or wildlife that come to you, or, for the ultimate indulgence, how about a couples massage, if there’s a spa at your lodge or camp?
  2. A private candlelit bush dinner or picnic lunch can easily be arranged for you.
    Pack lightly. Most camps have a laundry service so you can travel light and save some space for souvenirs of your special time.
  3. Indulge: The wedding is over. Let go of diet worries and enjoy the wonderful food and unique dining experiences. You’ve earned a treat.
  4. Pack appropriately: No need to lug everything and the kitchen sink. Most African camps have laundry service so you can pack lighter – and save room for those only-in-Africa souvenirs.
  5. Embrace privacy: Unless you’re planning to travel with friends and family, arrange a private tour.
  6. Go wild: Add some real adventure to spice up your relaxation with a little drama – like shark cage diving or a horseback safari. Don’t sweat the small stuff: Leave any concerns in the capable hands of your camp manager, who is used to navigating the blips of traveling in Africa. Relax and enjoy the ride of being on Africa time.
  7. Hit the beach: Africa has an amazing variety of beaches. Splash in the surf on a secluded white sand beach – or take the opportunity to whale watch, visit penguins, snorkel or ride horses. Combine this with a bush break and you have the ultimate unforgettable honeymoon experience.
  8. Splurge: Budget enough to create the once-in-a-lifetime experience you envision. And if you need a little help, a growing trend has couples requesting money to help create special experiences in place of more traditional wedding gifts, often using online websites like honeyfund.com to point gift-givers in the right direction.
  9. Delegate the planning. You’ve done enough planning for your wedding. Let a specialized tour operator help you design and plan your honeymoon safari.

Mark Twain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Anita Desai

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
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“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

John Muir

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
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“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”
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“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”

Bartle Bull, Safari. A Chronicle of Adventure

“Even today, to visit Africa is a feast for the senses. The bush literally brings one’s faculties to life, as you learn to see better, to smell for the first time, to be silent and to listen.”
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“Even today, to visit Africa is a feast for the senses. The bush literally brings one’s faculties to life, as you learn to see better, to smell for the first time, to be silent and to listen.”

Gustave Flaubert

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
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“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

Anon

“Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along.”
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“Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”
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“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”

Karen Blixen

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and makes you feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.”
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“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and makes you feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.”

Charles Kingsley (Writer 1819 – 1875)

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
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“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

Richard Ferris Burton, Explorer 1821 – 1890

“The gladdest moment in human life is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.'
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“The gladdest moment in human life is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.'

Marcel Proust

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Bill Bryson

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
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“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

Sylvia Dolson, Joy of Bears

“If you reconnect with nature and the wilderness you will not only find the meaning of life, but you will experience what it means to be truly alive.”
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“If you reconnect with nature and the wilderness you will not only find the meaning of life, but you will experience what it means to be truly alive.”
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