If you are interested in honeymooning on the continent of Africa, and pictures of exciting wildlife safaris, breath-taking secluded beaches, beautiful lakes or an incredibly diverse variety of scenic natural landscapes that feature everything from majestic mountains to deserts and islands start blossoming in your mind, you are definitely well on your way to a honeymoon in a million!
We have narrowed down just a few of the best places to honeymoon in Africa in 2017 to just 10 glorious destinations, any one of which will make yours unforgettable! These destinations are not listed in any particular order because each is unique in its own right:
- Zambia: Victoria Falls
If you are looking for a honeymoon spent exploring the splendour of nature combined with exciting activities then the spectacular sight of Victoria Falls in all its awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River is the place for you. If you are interested in a little adventure on the side you can do anything from canoeing to kayaking and bungee jumping just to get the adrenalin pumping!
- Kenya: Masai Mara National Park
The best of East Africa with its teeming with wildlife from wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and big cats that make this their home makes this is a honeymoon destination that will be brimming with wildlife encounters, without a doubt! Masai Mara National Park is home to the famous ‘Big 5’ and this is also a honeymoon that will have you diving into the unique local culture as you spend evenings sipping your favourite drink watching some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever encounter!
- The Namib Desert
Experience the best of an African safari that includes sleeping under the stars among red desert sand dunes; explore Sossusvlei with its petrified trees in a sea of white sand that contrasts beautifully with the red sand around it. This is a honeymoon for the adventurous, no doubt about it, so get ready to take a quad biking adventure or climbing dunes to watch the most breathtaking sunrises you will ever experience. If it is a sense of being completely alone on the planet, then the Namib Desert is the place for you!
- Franschhoek; Cape Town
Nothing beats this picturesque little town set in the Franschhoek Valley winelands with its aura and architecture that is reminiscent of provincial France. Its cobbled terraces, elegant roadside cafes, fine dining and abundance of world renowned wine farms make it a capital for romance that could make Paris blush!
- Lake Malawi
If a complete getaway from the madding crowd is what you want for your honeymoon then this is a place where you can get lost among mango trees and age-old baobabs as you fall under the spell of mythical Lake Malawi, which in itself is the stuff of legends. The stunning turquoise lake is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving, fringed by pure pebble-white sandy beaches and sleepy fishing villages you may never want to leave!
Sail into the spectacular east African sunset on board of a traditional wooden dhow and spend your honey moon in total privacy at this remote resort surrounded by mangroves with sandy paths and Makuti thatched forest-cabins, nothing can beat an African honeymoon for peace like lush Pemba can!
- Lake Tanganyika: Tanzania
This has got to have its place on this list of the best honeymoon destinations in Africa for a truly ‘Out of Africa’ experience. A beautiful beach set against a stunningly blue lake and the whitest sand with a forest behind you is definitely the full Monty for romance!
- Cape Town: South Africa
Beautiful hotels and intimate guesthouses serve as home base for exploring the beauty of gorgeous mountains, coastlines and wildlife from penguins to baboons! This is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, offering a completely eclectic mix of art, culture and nature along with out of the world adventures like cage diving with great white sharks. Enjoy a glass of champagne at the top of Table Mountain and you will know that you have come as close to heaven as possible in Africa.
Nothing calls honeymooners quite like the Indian Ocean, and Mozambique is a stunning introduction to the brightest fish, dolphins and turtles that make their home in its clear waters with pink flamingos flying overhead. This is the perfect unspoiled place for the most intimate outdoors adventures any honeymooner can hope for.
Tanzania is home to iconic safari destinations such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater and is undoubtedly one of the worlds wildest and most beautiful honeymoon destinations! Newlyweds visiting Tanzania will discover a country that is slightly off the beaten track and still be able to enjoy thrilling safaris and opulent accommodation!
The destination for your honeymoon in Africa is not going to be an easy choice, but, whether you are looking for seclusion, adventure or the safari of a lifetime, the wide open spaces of Africa will have a destination that will leave you with the most profoundly beautiful honeymoon experience!
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