Africa might not be the first continent you think of when you finish planning your wedding celebrations and get ready to jet off on your honeymoon. Places like the Caribbean or the Maldives are often viewed as the go-to destinations for newlyweds but the Kingdom in the Sky has a few tricks up its sleeves when it comes to providing luxury, relaxation, and romance for married couples.
Iconic wildlife, various cultures, and safari adventures promise unforgettable memories that will stay with you for many anniversaries to come but choosing from dozens of countries can be a challenge. From Mozambique to South Africa, here’s our guide to the five best honeymoon destinations in Africa.
One of Africa’s most sustainable marine tourism industries, Tofo offers the chance to swim with marine wildlife, such as whale sharks and manta rays.
Nestled off the main road north of Maputo, the stunning beach caters to loved-up couples and promises to add a natural and relaxed element to your holiday.
Sit back, unwind and enjoy the views over the Indian Ocean while enjoying freshly caught fish for dinner.
Bissagos Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau
The archipelago is made up of 88 islands but only 20 of them are populated so if you fancy something a little bit more exclusive, these spots are ideal.
International tourism is yet to fully develop on the Bissagos, however, oceanfront restaurants and unspoiled nature are available and you won’t have to pay a fortune for the experience.
The Royal Livingstone Hotel, Zambia
The Royal Livingstone Hotel is the only hotel to make it solely onto the list purely on the ‘wow’ factor it has amongst couples.
The five-star hotel sits on the Zambezi River and is in close proximity to Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park. That closeness allows you to get up close and personal to the curious wildlife as they wander into the hotel grounds.
The hotel also offers you luxury within its grounds, while there are plenty of attractions nearby to keep a couple occupied for a week or two.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge, Tanzania
Picture a safari and you may conjure up images of a majestic game drive in open-sided land rovers; Singita Faru Faru Lodge doesn’t disappoint offering the perfect mix of luxury and adventure.
With modern facilities and spacious suites, guest will feel right at home and bespoke Tanzania honeymoon trips that include a stay at the lodge can be booked online throughout the year.
Great Rift Valley, Kenya
The Great Rift Valley lies within the heartland of Kenya and offers some of the most spectacular views of wildlife in Africa.
Although some areas don’t accommodate tourists that well, there are opportunities to stay in luxurious and basic accommodation, dependent on your requirements.
Lake Naivasha is the most spectacular spot and is where honeymooners should be looking to stay, with Hell’s Gate National Park and Crater Lake Game Sanctuary a short distance away.