Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon safari in Africa for your clients or searching for one to please your significant other, the GILTEDGE team has you covered.
We’ve done the heavy lifting and revealed the most incredible, romantic, luxurious and unusual places to honeymoon in Africa – we’ve taken all the complications out of finding, booking and getting that dream safari honeymoon sorted.
A PRIVATE ISLAND IN THE OKAVANGO
Reconnect with each other while exploring the best of Botswana, soaking up the solitude and peace of the Kalahari, Moremi & Okavango regions on a luxury safari honeymoon you’ll never forget.
What to do: Explore the culture of the San Bushmen and spot the famed Kalahari black-maned lion. Architecture-loving and design-appreciative couples will fall in love with the Moremi Game Reserve’s Okuti Lodge on their 3-night stay. The lodge has won numerous design awards for its unusual reed rooms that line the banks of the Maunachira River.
Good to know: You’ll get plenty of just-you-two-time. The last 3 nights of your honeymoon will be spent on a private island in the Okavango Delta – can you say “dreamy”?
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A LOVE NEST IN ZAMBIA
What could be better than your own little love nest? Inspired by weaver bird nests, the ‘love nest’ rooms at Chisa Busanga Camp, nestled in the secluded Busanga Plains in Zambia, are the perfect spot for honeymooning couples to cosy up together.
What to do: Tick off the bucket list experience of a magical hot air balloon ride at sunrise.
Good to know: Chisa is the Nyanja word for bird’s nest! Enjoy a sustainable honeymoon with only a positive impact on the people and place. The camp relies on solar power, as do the game drive-vehicles and bicycles.
A RAILWAY ROMANCE OF OLD
The extravagant Rovos Rail trains are considered among the most luxurious trains on Earth. Expect outstanding cuisine, sumptuous suites and signature South African wines as you journey from Cape Town to the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, admiring the scenery of southern Africa pass you by.
What to do: Victoria Falls is the perfect starting point to add on a more traditional safari honeymoon experience. The GILTEDGE team suggests a safari to explore Zimbabwe’s most famous parks: Hwange National Park, Mana Pools and Lake Kariba.
Good to know: Leave your devices in your suite. Onboard, you’ll dress up for dinner and sit back, relax and admire the passing views from the train’s observation car without any distractions. There are no radios or TVs onboard, and the use of phones and mobile devices is strongly discouraged in public areas.
FLOAT AWAY ON THE CHOBE RIVER
Spot hundreds of elephants and game-watch from your suite when you step onboard the Zambezi Queen, a luxury floating hotel on the Chobe River. With 14 luxurious suites on offer with gorgeous viewing decks for game-watching, this is a truly unique river safari honeymoon experience.
What to do: The appeal of a river safari of this kind is that the wildlife comes to you. Make the most of it – relax on the upper deck with a sundowner or with a cup of coffee in bed as the sun rises over the river.
Good to know: The Zambezi Queen makes for the perfect combo package with the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls, so you can make it a two-for-one honeymoon.
EAST AFRICA MAGIC
Starry nights and ancient craters. Open Serengeti plains as far as the eye can see. And, of course, the chance to marvel at Rwanda’s chimpanzee population.
All this and more await on this 13-day Tanzania and Rwanda honeymoon adventure, an East Africa honeymoon safari of epic proportions.
What to do: You may be on a rugged honeymoon in Africa, but your lodgings are far from rugged. From One Nature Nyaruswiga’s tented suites featuring four-poster beds and gleaming copper baths to the stunning One&Only Nyungwe House nestled on the edge of the Nyungwe Forest National Park in Gisakura on a working tea plantation, your lodgings are as breath-taking as the views.
Good to know: Keep your eyes peeled for the rare ghost white giraffe when staying at the Sanctuary Swala Camp.
BUSH MEETS BEACH
Fancy a safari with a difference? A bush and beach combo makes for a truly special honeymoon that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere but in Africa.
What to do: Embark on a whirlwind tour of the best of a Tanzania safari – from the Serengeti to Mount Kilimanjaro – and then dip your toes in the Indian Ocean in the Maldives.
Good to know: Stay on a working coffee farm in Arusha, nestled in the shadow of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth-highest peak.
VIEWS FOR DAYS
Balanced on the rim of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, overlooking the endless plains of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, lies Angama Mara. Each suite is glass-fronted, making for pinch-me-perfect views, even from the bathtub.
What to do: You’re spoilt for choice with a host of activities to enjoy. Take a guided walk with a Maasai warrior, a hot air balloon safari, and a picnic on the crest of the famous hill that features on the Out of Africa movie poster.
Good to know: Angama Mara is featured in our pick of the 10 Most Luxurious Safari Lodges in Africa.
WALKING SAFARIS-YOU TWO AND THE WILDERNESS
You can’t get any closer to nature than on a walking safari. From undiscovered Zambia to a wilderness walking expedition in Zimbabwe, a walking safari honeymoon is perfect for adventure and nature-loving couples.
What to do: Don’t miss a trip to “The Smoke that Thunders” – it’s worth the journey to see that iconic rainbow stretch across the falls. Follow with a classic high tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel.
Good to know: You need to pack appropriately for a walking safari – honeymoon or not. Ask the GILTEDGE team for must-pack items on a walking safari.
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The only challenge with these dreamy honeymoons is choosing “The One.” Contact the GILTEDGE team to arrange the perfect “match” safari honeymoon in Africa.
Contact us for recommendations to tailor-make the ideal itinerary for your client. If you’re booking for yourself, our team can assist you from start to finish.