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Why Africa is Honeymoon Heaven


Planning a wedding is a lot of work; your honeymoon should be the easy part right? Unfortunately, with the whole world at your fingertips, the idea of finding the perfect honeymoon can be daunting. The good news is there's one continent that has absolutely everything . . . AFRICA! Typically not a sought after honeymoon destination, Africa is becoming more and more alluring, as couples searching for meaningful honeymoons, are realizing it's limitless possibibities for romance and adventure. Honeymoon should be filled with experiences that bring couples together, which Africa has in abundance for any honeymoon style. 

Maybe you want an active honeymoon full of adventure, or you're both inquisitive and want to learn about a new culture together. Maybe you want to relax on a private beach or get away to track gorillas in the moutains. No matter what style you want, (adventure, beach, cultural, nature) Africa has it all. Not sure which type of honeymoon is for you? Find out by taking this quiz, then see what Africa has to offer your honeymoon style.

Adventure Honeymooners: after the biggest day of your life you're still looking for even more thrills together! You want the ultimate honeymoon adventure and you don't want to waste a minute of it sitting on a beach.

Track Gorillas Together in Uganda

Take your love off the beaten track and into Uganda to hike through lush rainforests to find a family of mountain gorillas! Hike through green meadows, savannas, crater lakes and swamps, looking for the resident elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard, hyena, and bush hog. Ditch the typical fancy hotel and stay in a luxury safari tent-style camp located right in the backyard of local primates.

Caper around Capetown

The Cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, in South Africa, is a prime destination for adventure enthusiasts. If you have different activity levels or interests, Cape Town is the perfect compromise to accommodate any couple. Climb Table Mountain together or kayak to Boulder's Beach. Bike through the Cape Winelands or set out on a safari in Krugar National Park.

Zimbabwe Bushcamp Safari

Lace up your boots together in Zimbabwe, a land of rugged beauty and legendary national parks. Follow the sandy footprints of elephants and buffalo to open water holes nestled deep within the teak forests and and paddle down the mighty Zambezi River. Your love will grow with every step on this wild adventure deep into the African bush!

Beach Honeymooners: after the most exciting day of your life you just want to relax! You can't wait to check into a luxurious lodge, get a tan on a pristine beach, get a couples massage and enjoy a sundowner.

The Underwater Room

Dive into Tanzania and stay at the Underwater Room, the coolest place to spend the night in all of Africa. This room is actually a private floating island with your bedroom twelve feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean. The landing deck, at sea level, has a lounge area and bathroom. Sleep under the stars to the soft murmuring of the sea or head below for an experience unlike any other.

Lake Malawi 

Relax on gorgeous Likoma Island in Lake Malawi, at Kaya Mawa, an ideal Malawi honeymoon destination. A private thatched cottage provides ultimate relaxation with breathtaking views from your private veranda and swimming pool overlooking the beautiful lake. Explore the pristine waters of Lake Malawi by snorkeling, diving, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and water-skiing together.

Magnificent Mozambique Coast

Enjoy your ultimate beach honeymoon on Mozambique's romantic coastline. Discover the Indian Ocean's crystal blue waters and deserted beaches at White Pearl Resort where you can enjoy the tropical coral reefs on a snorkeling excursion, experience a sunset cruise and walk for hours along the white sandy beaches. 

Cultural Honeymooners: you're super social and you didn't get enough of friends and family on your wedding day. You can't wait to meet new people, learn a new dance or try a different type of food for the first time together! 

Meet the Maasai Warriors

In Kenya you can explore the African savanna on foot with Maasai warriors, share stories with elders, discuss world issues of common concern, learn about wildlife conservation and animal husbandry, women's issues, and rites of passage. Your relationship can grow like never before as you discover the fine arts of beading, traditional healing, music, and dance with the Maasai.

The Land of Legends

Start your life together by exploring Ethiopia, a land of ancient culture, captivating people and spirituality. Explore Addis Ababa or wander through the ethereal subterranean rock hewn churches of Lalibela. Come as close to the legendary arc of the covenant as possible in Axum, the legendary home of the Queen of Sheba! 

Get off the Grid with the Hadzabe Hunters

Jump into Tanzania together and experience life with the Hadzabe hunters. The Hadzabe are one of the few remaining hunter/gather groups in Africa, representing one of the oldest aboriginal peoples to inhabit East Africa. They live as their ancestors have for thousands of years, in nomadic family groups, hunting with bow and arrow and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits which inhabit this dry and rugged landscape.

Nature Honeymooners: after the hustle and bustle of your wedding day you're both craving nature! You want to get outside and feel the sun and rain on your skin and capture one of a kind photos of exotic wildlife. 

Soar Over the Skeleton Coast

Explore and soar over Namibia together, a land of stunning landscapes, endless skies, barren deserts, rugged mountains and spectacular wildlife. Discover the secluded and dramatic coastline of the Skeleton Coast littered with historic remnants of shipwrecks or explore the rugged and rocky landscape of Palmwag where the last free-roaming black rhinos rove.  

Botswana Camping Safari

Step out on a safari in Botswana and put the focus back where it should be; on wildlife and the wilderness! Camp deep in the wilderness, as close to wildife as possible and travel to remote wildlife reserves to look for game such as buffalo, wildebeest, and giraffe as well as predators such as lion and wild dog. 

Stargazing in Zambia

Return to the wild in Zambia and sleep under the stars in the wilderness of South Luangwa National Park with a bed roll and a mosquito net like the early African explorers. Explore the wilds of Zambezi National Parks on foot, by canoe, and 4 x 4 jeeps with expert wildlife guides who will lead you into some of the most remote protected African habitats teeming with wildlife. 

Whichever style you're looking for, Africa will deliver an unforgettable honeymoon. Give Chris, our Africa expert, a call for an unforgettable, worry-free custom honeymoon or for more information on any of these exciting experiences. (Don't forget to ask him about honeymoon specials and upgrades as well!)

Read more about Wildland Romantic Travel or read How to be a Romantic Traveler, by Wildlands founder, Kurt Kutay.

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