When choosing the ultimate honeymoon destination, it doesn’t get much better than Africa! This vast continent has some truly amazing places where you can celebrate the start of your married life in style and luxury. Whether you’re looking for a traditional relaxing beach honeymoon or something more extravagant like a wild safari tour, you’ll find what you’re looking for! And the good news doesn’t stop there, we’ve teamed up with experts on all things Africa, Cheli & Peacock Safaris, who talk us through the best of Africa and step-by-step guidance for how to plan your unforgettable honeymoon!
Is a honeymoon in Africa just a safari?
‘Safari’ is the Swahili word for ‘Journey’ and conjures up images of romantic exploration and adventure. This could include anything and everything from a helicopter ride across deserts and lakes, to champagne sunsets with uninterrupted views over the savannah plain watching the Great Migration. Or how about a walk with camels guided by experienced local tribesmen, or horse riding on a private wildlife sanctuary.
Or perhaps a wild hike searching for endangered mountain gorillas, trekking through the side of volcanoes is more your fancy! It can even include fishing on a palm fringed river or out at sea, and not to mention the sumptuous spa treatments and delicious candlelight dinners under a canopy of stars! Stay in luxurious safaris tents or simply relax next to the Indian Ocean on a tropical white beach…. The possibilities are endless and the experiences are second to none!
Which are the most popular travel destinations in the african continent?
East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda) is the jewel in Africa’s crown and is the ‘home’ of safari with the most distinct range of species and eco-system habitats within Africa. Most of the eco-systems are ‘fence free’ and range for thousands of kilometres. You can also find incredibly diverse and colourful tribal communities who still follow their ancestral traditions that date back hundreds of years. Meeting and interacting with these local communities enriches the safari experience. Nowhere else can you experience such scale and diversity; with snow-capped mountains, open savannah plains, tropical rainforests, deserts and dunes, volcanic lakes, Indian Ocean islands and wild game in its natural habitat. There is so much to see and do it’s guranteed to be unforgettable!
Which is the best season for a trip to Africa?
East Africa lies on the Equator, therefore the dry and wet seasons have relatively stable and pleasant temperatures, and allow year round safaris and game viewing.
What is the average budget for a honeymoon in Africa?
Cheli & Peacock Safaris manages all ground arrangements for you; from the moment you step foot in East Africa, to the moment you depart. They book and work with luxury properties, combined with seamless transfers and logitics. The average cost of a seven-day luxury safari is approximately US$ 6,000 per person, however depending on your wish-list, Cheli & Peacock Safaris can tailor-make your ideal honeymoon to suit you and your budget.
Africa is so much more than “just” a safari; the options to explore are endless! It really is the trip of a lifetime, and what better trip to make to mark the start of the rest of your life together as newlyweds! Cheli & Peacock Safaris has decades of honeymoon planning experience and offers a variety of romantic honeymoon destinations that can make your dream honeymoon come alive!
Contact Cheli & Peacock Safaris today to enquire about your ultimate honeymoon trip!
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