Africa is blessed with some of the most attractive locations in which to celebrate all things love, making it ideal for a safari honeymoon. Examples include Kenya’s Masai Mara, Tanzania’s expansive Serengeti plains, Botswana’s Okavango Delta, and South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park. There are so many wonderfully romantic activities you can enjoy while on safari that will forge lifelong memories and stoke the fires of romance. Here are the top 5 activities to do on your safari honeymoon.
Hot Air Ballooning
Today, hot air ballooning in Africa is the absolute must-do activity for an adventurous vacation or a safari honeymoon. It is easy to see why being carried along by the African scenery makes for an amazing experience. Imagine flying over Africa’s jaw‐dropping landscapes while the brisk winds blow in your hair. As wildebeest herds rush through the undulating savannah grasslands, the morning sun paints the sky in a rainbow of hues. Yes, soaring above the African wilderness screams romance. Some of our top destinations for hot air ballooning on a safari honeymoon are Tanzania’s Serengeti, Sossusvlei in Namibia, or the beautiful Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Sleep Under the Stars on Your Safari Honeymoon
One of the most romantic experiences available to couples of all ages in Africa is surely spending a night together sleeping under the stars in a plush jungle refuge. Nothing compares to sinking into a warm bed in the middle of untouched Africa. To top it all off, some safari lodges and camps provide outdoor “star beds” where you can fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush while stargazing in the endless universe.
When heard from a star bed, the nighttime calls of lions and hyenas are even more moving because there is just a mosquito net between you and the Milky Way. This is a must-do during a safari honeymoon. Some of our recommendations include Lion Sands Tinga Lodge’s Tinyeleti Treehouse in the Kruger National Park or Jao Camp Star-Bed in the Okavango Delta
Romantic Mokoro Rides
The magic of Africa’s lush wetlands and river systems is mesmerizing as you are guided through channels and backwaters. Whether in a mokoro (traditional dugout) or a canoe, drifting gently along allows you to absorb the essence of the wilderness and appreciate the diversity of life all around you. Some of the best places to enjoy this safari honeymoon activity include the Okavango Delta and Linyanti in Botswana or Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park.
Sail into the Sunset
Sunset cruises in Africa are simply breathtaking — taking you out onto the water as the sun begins to set, hippos calling and the air filled with birdlife of all kinds. Enjoy a bottle of bubbles on ice, and a wonderful selection of snacks while cruising along the Zambezi River. Stop for drinks and snacks on a sandbank or island, watch the sky turn pink and orange, and feel the love all around you. This is an unrivalled experience to enjoy on your safari honeymoon in Africa.
Glamping Safari Honeymoon
When it comes to planning your dream honeymoon, a luxury African safari is almost always on the list. Africa has it all: an exhilarating safari experience, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, and white-sand beaches. Furthermore, the camps and lodges throughout Africa are the epitomai of hospitality, providing safari honeymoon couples with nothing short of a luxurious and memorable stay while glamping.