A Honeymoon in Africa: an unforgettable experience for ALL couples

Whether you are an adventurer, a hopeless romantic, an adrenaline junkie, or just looking for somewhere exotic to sit back and relax, Africa is most certainly the right continent for your honeymoon. Enjoy vast landscapes, exciting wildlife and a variety of different cultures for an unforgettable experience.

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We have picked out some of the best countries, resorts and activities in Africa to suit every couple:

1. The Thrill Seekers

For the adrenaline junkies, you are spoilt for choice in Africa. From shark cage diving in South Africa, to quad biking in Botswana, jet plane rides across the desert, helicopter trips, sailing, whale watching, mountain biking… You can do all this with SA Bucket List, who will set you up for the trip of a lifetime.

Mozambique bazarutho diving
Photo: SA Bucket List

SA Bucket List are a team of expert travellers who just LOVE Africa and what they do. Have these enthusiasts tailor some thrilling experiences for you and your partner.  Your honeymoon dreams can now become a reality.

Sossusvlei balloon
Photo: SA Bucket List

2. The Chill Seekers

If a beach isn’t enough to truly relax you on your honeymoon, then Africa is not short of amazing Spa and Golf resorts. Your honeymoon should be nothing but lavish, so don’t just choose any spa, choose the biggest in the world.

The Cascades Spa & Thalasso Somabay is recognised as the best in Egypt and one of the largest in the world. Facilities span over an area of 7,500 m²!  And the hotel, Sheraton Soma Bay Resort, has access to an 18 hole golf course and over 800m of beautiful beach front.

Soma Bay Thalasso Spa
Photo: Soma Bay Thalasso Spa

3. The Animal Lovers

Anyone going to Africa must have a full safari experience. It is unlike any other. See gorillas, zebras, rhinos, chimpanzees, buffalos, antelopes, lions, crocodiles, giraffes, elephants, spectacular birds and… need we say more?

You can see all of this in Uganda. An East African country that boasts 10 national parks, a rhino sanctuary, incredible water falls and some of the best safari tour operators of the continent.

With Jewel Safaris you can have an unforgettable safari experience lasting from 3 to 12 days long, and you can enjoy a tailored itinerary. Although they are based in Uganda, they run safaris in Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. You will be spoilt for choice! Their ‘Best of Uganda’ tour lasts 10 days and includes the world’s best animal encounter: the silverback gorilla trail in Bwindi National Park, over half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas live here!

Gorilla tour

5. The Adventurers

Africa is not short of natural wonders and hidden gems, which will make your honeymoon as unforgettable as your special wedding day. Depending on your preferred type of adventure, you can visit stunning spectacles such as the Sahara Desert, the River Nile, and the infamous Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, being one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, will take your breath away. With Africa Albida Tourism, you can stay in their Victoria Falls Lodge and enjoy activities such as helicopter rides, sunset tours, canoeing, white water rafting, as well as simply being close to this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

6. The Romantics

What could be more romantic than a beach holiday in the exotic Seychelles or in gorgeous Mauritius? Here you can spend quality time as newlyweds under sun-kissing rays, around crystal clear water and in luxury hotels. You will be spoilt for choice when picking a stunning hotel in the Seychelles…

Beachcomber has 11 resorts and hotels in Africa. Most are luxury honeymoon spots in Mauritius, but their Sainte Anne Resort and Spa in the Seychelles is nothing short of incredible. Situated on its own private island (one of 112 islands in the Seychelles), this resort consists of 82 private villas with pools, offering fine dining, sea turtle experiences, a spa and a carefree all-inclusive package. What more could you want?

Seychelles Beachcomber

7. The Cultured Pair

If you are looking for an authentic experience in the heart of one of Africa’s dynamic cultures, then look no further than Marrakesh, Morocco. Markets, authentic cuisine, historical landmarks, and beautiful boutique hotels.

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You really can’t get better than Royal Mansour Marrakesh, it is situated just 5 minutes from the heart of the city, close to the Atlas mountains, the Koutoubia Mosque, and many markets and cultural pockets that are well worth a visit. You won’t be deprived of luxury either: the hotel has exclusive Riads perfect for newlyweds.

Royal Mansour Marrakech

So why wouldn’t you choose somewhere in this diverse, stunning, and exotic continent? Africa has unforgettable activities, places, cultures, beaches, wildlife, hotels, natural wonders and experiences for EVERY couple.

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