Unique Honeymoon Safari Experiences
Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, or Botswana — no matter what African destination you choose, a honeymoon safari makes for an action-packed trip you’ll never forget. Even better? This continent is home to some of the most incredible beaches on the planet, so if you need a little downtime after your adventures in the bush, a honeymoon safari and beach holiday is the perfect combination.
Honeymoon safari packages
8 Days Kenya Safari & Beach Holiday Package8 days • (1)From $2,750
8 Days Kenya Honeymoon Safari & Beach Holiday Package8 daysFrom $3,250
Luxury Tanzania Honeymoon Safari (7 destinations)8 daysFrom $0
11 Days Tanzania Adventure & Zanzibar Honeymoon Private Safari11 daysFrom $0
Classic Honeymoon Safari Itinerary6 days • (4)From $0
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14 days Best Kenya Romantic Honeymoon Safari Holiday14 daysFrom $5,625 $5,344
7 Days Tanzania Honeymoon Safari and Zanzibar Beach7 daysFrom $2,950
6 Days Honeymoon Safari in the Serengeti National Park6 daysFrom $4,580
If luxurious accommodation, mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind landscapes, and abundant wildlife sound like your perfect idea of a honeymoon safari, Botswana should be at the top of your list. The Okavango Delta is easily one of the country’s most romantic destinations; you’ll never forget the feeling of gliding silently through its never-ending labyrinth of waterways, spotting everything from frogs to hippos, giraffe and more. Chobe National Park is home to Africa’s largest elephant population, and it also offers great lion and leopard sightings. There’s even more amazing wildlife to be found at Kalahari Game Reserve, one of the largest and most remote game reserves on the continent.
Perfect for: Luxury, privacy, and unrivalled wildlife viewing
When to go: Between May and October (during the dry winter season) Botswana is at its peak when it comes to game viewing.
If you’re the type of couple that wants a diverse honeymoon destination filled with rugged wilderness, vibrant cities, and endless natural beauty, few countries can rival South Africa. Start your holiday in the country’s most famous national park, Kruger, where your chances of spotting the Big Five — along with species like the cheetah, wild dog, and hyena — is extremely high. By the time your thrilling bush adventures are through, you’ll be longing for some much-needed R&R — and that’s where Cape Town comes in. Kick back and relax on one of the city’s many postcard-perfect beaches, explore world-class vineyards, and indulge at some of the top restaurants in Southern Africa.
Perfect for: Adventurous couples and budget travellers
When to go: Safari hotspots like Kruger National Park are best visited during the dry season (which runs from June to October), but this period happens to be Cape Town’s rainy season. If you’re planning to book a honeymoon safari package to South Africa, be sure to keep these opposing seasons in mind.
There are so many reasons why this relatively under-the-radar destination is one of the most enticing destinations for a honeymoon safari. Firstly, its national parks are among some of the finest in Africa; Hwange National Park is teeming with concentrations of big game, including elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo, and cheetah. Another great reason to visit? Zimbabwe offers a diverse range of adventurous activities and one-of-a-kind excursions, from bungee jumping to whitewater rafting beneath the iconic Victoria Falls. Best of all, a safari here guarantees exclusivity — which means you can enjoy a thrilling game viewing experience without the tourist hordes you’ll typically find in other safari hotspots.
Perfect for: Budget travellers, privacy, and exclusivity
When to go: With pleasant temperatures, almost no rainfall, and low malaria risk, the dry winter season (between May and October) is the best time to visit.
Top safari & beach honeymoon destinations
ZanzibarFor a dose of post-safari relaxation, choose a honeymoon package that includes a visit to both Tanzania and Zanzibar — an archipelago dotted with powder-soft beaches and mesmerizing coral reefs.See all tours
SeychellesFor ultimate relaxation and romance, end your safari and beach honeymoon in the Seychelles, a dreamy destination brimming with exquisite beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters.See all tours
MadagascarJewel-toned waters, vast stretches of pristine coastline, and palm-fringed beaches make Madagascar an excellent choice for the honeymoon safari of a lifetime.See all tours
Top honeymoon safari experiences
Go on a hot air balloon ride
A sunrise hot air balloon ride is sure to be one of the most memorable moments of your honeymoon safari, especially if you’re taking in the stunning landscape of the Serengeti or the Masai Mara from above.
Explore the Okavango Delta
Turn up the romance notch on your honeymoon and head to Botswana’s Okavango Delta, where you can gracefully glide through a maze of intricate waterways on a mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe).
Sleep under the stars
Whether you’re in South Africa’s Kruger Park or Etosha National Park in Namibia, one of the best ways to experience the bush is to spend a night under the stars, with the sounds of the African night lulling you to sleep.
Fly over Victoria Falls
Looking to add a dose of adrenaline to your honeymoon? Hop in a helicopter or take a microlight flight over Victoria Falls, a spectacular natural wonder that sits on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Relax on the Seychelles' beaches
Combine the thrill of wildlife viewing with the calm of the ocean for the perfect post-nuptial retreat. When it comes to honeymoon safari and beach holidays, Seychelles’ azure coastline won't disappoint.
Try a horseback safari
Whether it’s South Africa’s Kruger National Park, Mozambique’s deserted beaches, or the Masai Mara in Kenya, there’s no better way to savour Africa’s pristine wilderness than by horseback.
Tips before booking
Do you prefer luxury or adventure?
Do you want to stay in a tented camp in the bush or at a luxurious lodge with plenty of creature comforts? Are you hoping to go on as many game drives as possible, or would you like to explore the African savannah by horseback or hot air balloon? Determining what’s most important in terms of accommodation, amenities, and activities will make it easier to find a honeymoon safari that matches your specific preferences.
How much time do you have?
If you have a limited amount of time, you may want to stick to one destination — like Kruger National Park, for example. If you have a generous amount of vacation days, consider visiting multiple safari destinations, or opt for a safari and beach holiday. Even if you don’t have several weeks to spare, a bush and beach vacation is still feasible in countries like Tanzania or Kenya as they’re relatively close to the Seychelles and Zanzibar.
What's your preferred budget?
Determining your budget will ultimately make it easier to find the perfect honeymoon safari destination. Prices vary wildly depending on where you choose to travel and when, but generally speaking, Botswana, Kenya, and Tanzania are some of the most expensive options. South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe, on the other hand, are better suited to budget travellers.
When do you want to go on your honeymoon safari?
The best time to visit a particular destination varies depending on the time of year. As a general rule, the dry seasons are best for wildlife viewing since vegetation is sparse and animals begin to gather around any remaining waterholes, making them easier to spot.
What animals do you want to see?
Most of Africa’s top safari destinations are home to a diverse range of wildlife — including lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos — but if you have your heart set on seeing a particular species, then we’d advise that you do your research before booking to avoid disappointment.
How many game drives should you do?
It’s recommended that you go on at least six game drives to fully experience all your destination has to offer. There are plenty more activities to try besides game drives as well, so be sure to make time for excursions like bush walks, horseback safaris, or hot air balloon safaris.
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