From exquisite islands to honeymoon suites tucked away in breath-taking locations to experiences in your bucket list. Africa was created for romantic getaways.
For travel enthusiasts, Africa has to offer everything from iconic wildlife, mind blowing landscapes, ancient wonders, and a mishmash of cultures. For newlyweds looking for a perfect romantic getaway, this beautiful continent is the perfect destination to choose for your honeymoon. Your honeymoon, after all, is a once in a lifetime event, so why not make it a memorable affair.
From numerous majestic heritage sites, exciting wildlife safaris, secluded beaches and vibrant port cities, Africa has to offer a plethora of sundry honeymoon destinations. We have compiled a list of our top honeymoon destinations which you could consider for your honeymoon in Africa.
- Tofo, Mozambique
Even though Mozambique may not be everybody’s first choice for their honeymoon, this gorgeous coastal city has all the ingredients for a flawless trip. The peaceful town of Tofo nestled on the sleepy bay which looks over the Indian Ocean is the perfect hideaway for newlyweds. With the ocean air mixed with the scent of grilled lobster, the pace of life at Tofo is syrupy slow. Home to Africa’s most viable marine tourism industry, Tofo is also famous for allowing tourists to swim with the whales and manta rays.
- Masai Mara National Park, Kenya
Honeymooners with an adventurous streak should go for a multi-day route through the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya. It is one of Kenya’s most famous parks and is home to a spectacular variety of animals and acts as the backdrop for the world’s most breathtaking animal migration. Beyond the exclusive culture and the untamed wildlife, couples also have the option of reserving their stay at the luxurious bush camps to spend their evenings sipping on some of the best wines while the sun sets over the beautiful countryside.
- Zanzibar, Tanzania
Very few destinations in Africa have the historical or coastal appeal of Zanzibar. This white sand archipelago is one of the very few ancient cities remaining around the world. Zanzibar is also a UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site. Couples should consider spending their postnuptial days in the quiet village on the Unguja Island relaxing besides the turquoise waters. You can also explore the majestic ghost islands which appear when the tides are low.
- Belo Sur Mer, Madagascar
Madagascar’s enthralling wildlife has earned a spot in our collective imagination, and nothing could be better than the romantic island of Belo Sur Mei to further add to it. This quiet fishing village is located on Madagascar’s western coast. For couples looking for a peaceful and tranquil place, this isolated island is your best hideout place. You could opt to explore the numerous parks the island has to offer, there is nothing better than to end your day with a long walk along Madagascar’s mind-blowing beaches followed by a dinner of fresh seafood locally prepared.
- Praslin Island, Seychelles
The island sports exotic and virtually undamaged beaches for instance Gran Ansé and Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. This island is a home to a variety of animal and plant life and was named by one of the Generals as a real life Garden of Eden. For nature lovers, this is the perfect honeymoon destination to get lost into!