Why choose Africa for your Honeymoon?

Camp Moremi, Botswana Photo: http://www.mahlatini.com/

Nature’s very own sensual and romantic hotspots await you in a honeymoon experience only Africa can deliver. To cite Africa as an idyllic destination is quite the understatement, from its wild sweeping plains to its stunning coastlines, it’s the ultimate honeymoon heaven. This is a place where the mass tourism of the Caribbean or Europe simply doesn’t exist and you can relax in peace. Africa’s unique and sensational locations remain hidden, unpopulated and shrouded in an aura enigmatic and mysterious.

To guarantee honeymoon bliss, sunny clear blue skies and romantic sunsets should be top of the list; weather can be a great mood setter after all. Luckily for honeymooners, at any time of year, there is always a country in Africa where you can enjoy Africa’s famous warm weather. How to structure your holiday is another very important aspect to consider. Twin centre honeymoons are an extremely popular choice in which you can combine a safari with a beach stay on the coast or a nearby island such as Seychelles, Zanzibar or Mauritius.

On Safaria in South Luangwa, Zambia Photo: http://www.mahlatini.com/ published at Heatheronhertravels.com

On Safaria in South Luangwa, Zambia

Experience the wild side of the continent

To kick off your twin centre experience and infuse you with the buzz of the wild, a safari never fails to work its magic. This is romance incarnate, an infusion of imagery you find only in films and the imagination. Soar into the morning air on a hot air balloon ride, high above the seemingly infinite plains of Kenya’s Masai Mara or glide through the still and burgeoning waters of the Okavango Delta, carried deftly through the channels on a moroko (dug-out canoe) built for two. Feel the soothing breeze of the Serengeti whispering on your skin as you enjoy dinner under a ceiling of stars or share cocktails from your safari vehicle as you watch the blazing sun merge into the horizon of the Kruger National Park. End your day by falling asleep in your luxury canvas tent; the overture of your dreams the sound of crickets and the symphony of the African bushveld.

A honeymoon in Saruni Samburu, Kenya Photo: http://www.mahlatini.com/ published at Heatheronhertravels.com

A honeymoon in Saruni Samburu, Kenya

Enjoy the mild side of Africa

The only experience capable of complementing a luxury safari in Africa and perhaps pursuing thoughts of paradise further is a tranquil stint along Africa’s East Coast, or one of her Indian Ocean Island hideaways. These tropical destinations incur the allure and charm of romance at every turn, personified by luxurious accommodation, candlelit dinners for two on soft white sand, massages and Jacuzzi baths, with sunset cruises drifting you away into a sleepy night. Each location maintains its own appeal, whether it’s Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Zanzibar or the Maldives, but the ideal of cocktails on palm lined beaches, lapped by sapphire waters can easily become a reality.

An African honeymoon at Camp Moremi, Botswana Photo: http://www.mahlatini.com/ published at Heatheronhertravels.com

An African honeymoon at Camp Moremi, Botswana

A myriad of activities await

While adventure and the passion of the African sun may warm your body there is far greater warmth found within Africa’s people. They are renowned for their homely welcomes and their rich variety of cultures and traditions.

The scent of adventure is rampant in Africa, marked by the anticipation of discovery; there is still so much of this vast land to explore and endless adventures to share. Experience the impenetrable rainforests of Uganda and track the majestic mountain gorilla, or take to the waters of the Zambezi River and canoe against the rapids. From surfing the highs of the Namibian sand dunes to shark diving in the deep waters off the coast of Cape Town to soaking up the intensity of a walking safari in Zambia, this is a once in a lifetime destination tailored for couples imbued with the spirit of adventure. However, if your idea of adventuring is uncovering the secrets of what the shops have to offer then Cape Town can accommodate your every need, a place where you can shop ‘till you drop!

Whatever you may be looking for in a honeymoon, Africa holds the key to it all. A luxury beach and safari honeymoon will provide pulse-racing adventure, abundant culture, vibrant romance and lasting memories of Africa to share for a lifetime.

This article is brought to you by Mahlatini, specialists in luxury African travel. Their knowledgeable team is dedicated to tailor-making your perfect holiday itinerary.

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  • Reply
    Imperative Travel
    February 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Wow I never even thought about Africa for a honeymoon, its just not the ‘done’ thing I guess. Good article.

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    Non Stop Traveller
    February 25, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Even though marriage isn’t on my agenda right now I’ve made a note that this certainly should be on my list to take the special lady when the time arises. Waking up in that bed in the morning must be the most magical feeling!
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    February 26, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Why NOT choose Africa? It’s awesome! Definitely for the people who love the wide open spaces. Need to get back there soon!
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    Dariece - Goats On The Road
    March 7, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Africa is Awesome!
    Going on a safari and then laying on a stunning white beach sounds like the perfect honeymoon to me. This made me want to go back to Africa.

    • Reply
      Heather Cowper
      March 7, 2013 at 8:38 am

      @Dariece – me too – I was in Kenya a good few years ago, now it’s time to go back

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    Johan Horak
    May 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Great article. Africa has such a lot of options. The islands Seychelles, Zanzibar or Mauritius are great options. But then Cape Town as you mentioned is also great. You have Camps Bay for the bling, you have Kommetjie and Muizenberg for surfing, you the Waterfront for shopping, Table Mountain for walks, and many theatres and fancy restaurants. Or easy going places like Kalk Bay.

    What a pleasure! Africa 😉

    • Reply
      Heather Cowper
      May 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      @Johnan Thanks for all your suggestions – so many possibilities in Cape Town

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