This famous East African destination has both the classic wildlife safari and postcard-worthy beachside retreat, which together will have you wishing you never have to return home from your luxury honeymoon safari.
If the saying ‘opposites attract’ is true, then figuring out where to go on honeymoon may be tricky. Both your daydreams of the ultimate getaway might look completely different. While one might be a beach-lover with a penchant for sun, sand and surf, the other might be an adventurer that is happiest off the beaten track in the bush.
So, where to go, you ask?
Eastern Africa, of course!
This glorious region is blessed with an abundance of exotic tropical beaches and incredible wilderness spots that combine perfectly for a luxury honeymoon safari. It is generally recommended that you begin your holiday in the bush where days begin early and end late when wildlife are most active; then make your way to the beach to unwind before jetting back home.
This luxury honeymoon idea in Eastern Africa offers both, so as newly-weds you can start this next chapter of your life together on a high note:
Witness the famous wildlife spectacle of around 1.5 million wildebeest galloping across the golden plains of the Serengeti, before heading to Tanzania’s coast to indulge in a piece of island paradise within the Zanzibar archipelago.
An Eastern Africa safari offers a romantic luxury honeymoon experience in a region that has long been considered the birthplace of the traditional safari. Along with neighbouring Kenya, Tanzania is an excellent option for a classic wildlife adventure where opportunities for sighting large herds of plains game and other ungulate species are matched with outstanding big cat encounters.
The Serengeti is a popular park, particularly during the wildebeest migration, as are Tarangire and the Ngorongoro Crater. In southern Tanzania, Selous and Ruaha national parks are rewarding and less crowded safari spots with equally exceptional wildlife sightings. Well-appointed tented camps with personalised hospitality, such as those within the Nomad Tanzania portfolio, deliver exclusive ‘under canvas’ luxury for an unforgettable honeymoon safari.
The charter and scheduled airline networks between Tanzania and Zanzibar is so extensive that travelling between these two Eastern Africa destinations is made particularly easy. Upon your arrival in Zanzibar, you will be dazzled by the soft, white sandy beaches and clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Beautiful sunrises set the scene for walks along the shoreline and hours relaxing on the sand, listening to the gentle lapping of the waves.
Beyond the coastline, you can enjoy Zanzibar’s rich cultural heritage by touring local markets and eateries that will awaken all your senses. Stylish beachside lodges make the most of this idyllic setting by ensuring panoramic views can be enjoyed from the moment you wake up to the time your head hits the pillow at night.
Contact us to discuss your tailor-made luxury honeymoon safari that combines the wild adventure of the bush with a relaxing seaside holiday.
Feature image courtesy of Elewana Collection at Kilindi Zanzibar.