Africa is an outstanding honeymoon destination. There is nowhere else in the world where you can experience such phenomenal game-viewing and beautiful African wilderness, just a short hop away from a glorious Indian Ocean beach where a sunlounger with your name on it awaits you... This combination of adventure and relaxation is a perfect antidote to all the stress of a wedding, and an unforgettable shared experience to kick off married life.
Every honeymoon couple has one thing in common – the requirement that their honeymoon should be absolutely perfect. However, this obviously means different things to different people! Some want a rustic, authentic wilderness experience (bucket showers and no electricity), while others want chic, stylish, sophisticated luxury (fine dining and spa treatments). Large resort hotel or small boutique guesthouse? Pure chillout relaxation or adrenaline-pumping adventure? …or both! This is where our skill and experience in tailor-making itineraries becomes incredibly important. We don’t sell ‘off the shelf’ honeymoons; every single trip we arrange is tailored very specifically to your requirements and tastes (and budget!). We will help you understand all the various options and permutations for your African Honeymoon, and we will keep tweaking until we have an itinerary that is perfect for you. And best of all, our itineraries cost no more (and often quite a bit less) than you would pay if you were to book all the various elements directly.
In addition, we have long-standing, very good relationships with all our suppliers, which means our clients often get special treatment and little extras – the best room in the lodge, a private dinner in the savannah, a surprise bush breakfast, rose petal filled baths…
We are confident we can organise the honeymoon of a lifetime for you – after all we have a huge database of happy honeymooners for whom we have done just that!
Time of year
We’ve noticed that most people seem to get married in the second half of the year, and it just so happens that for most of our honeymoon destinations this coincides with the best time of year for both game viewing and lazing on a beach – the months of June through to October. Which is nice.
Our experience in arranging honeymoons
We really love organising African honeymoons! We’ve done thousands of them and we’re very good at them. Our in-depth knowledge and experience of all the different lodges and suppliers (both on safari and at the beach) enable us to work with you to create a honeymoon itinerary that is absolutely perfect for you, whether it be remote and rustic or chic and luxurious, and whatever your preferences and budget… There is a bit more to itinerary planning than you might think; the ‘shape’ of the itinerary is very important. We like to arrange things such that each place you stay is a little better than the last, so you never suffer that nagging feeling that the last place you visited was better than the current one.
Getting the balance right for your African safari honeymoon
Safari is undeniably expensive – a night on safari is much more expensive than a night at a beach. Therefore the longer you spend on safari, the more expensive your trip will be. It’s a matter of finding the right balance when you allocate the budget between safari and the beach. We recommend at least three nights on safari; we feel that any less is too little to really ‘get’ the experience. Four to six nights on safari is absolutely perfect in our opinion – much longer than this will be astronomically expensive and you’ll probably get safari’ed out.
Where to go for your African safari honeymoon
We arrange honeymoons all over Africa, however we particularly recommend Tanzania as the best and most cost-effective location for an African honeymoon. Tanzania has a variety of outstanding game viewing parks and reserves, plus stunning beaches on the mainland coast and on its various islands including Zanzibar. (There are also some fabulous beaches in neighbouring Mozambique which are worth considering.) It very easy to combine a fantastic safari adventure followed by some chillout time relaxing on a beach – we even do a few beach-safari-beach itineraries where time and budget permit! By contrast, beach and safari combinations in Southern Africa are logistically more difficult and can be correspondingly expensive.
We sometimes get asked about the Seychelles. The Seychelles are fabulous, but you need to have a huge budget and a lot of time at your disposal to even consider it: they are frightfully expensive, and also time-consuming as the connections require dead nights in airport hotels. Therefore we usually recommend sticking with the beaches of Tanzania and Mozambique, which are better value for money and logistically much easier.
Going on honeymoon is an expensive business, and the planning can be complex and confusing. We strongly recommend you telephone us (on 020 8704 1216 in the UK, or 1866 356 4691 in the US) to discuss. Or please email us at email@example.com.