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Luxury Safari Honeymoons

We are firm believers that your honeymoon should be the trip of a lifetime; a romantic holiday that you will talk about for years to come. Africa will provide you with just that.


A truly unique destination; Africa is simply like nowhere else on earth. With big game roaming freely throughout the wilderness, you will find the most romantic of lodges and camps hidden away. Romantic, intimate and personal, an African safari really can deliver an experience of a lifetime... the only downside is that it can also become rather an addictive hobby! Choosing where to go on your honeymoon can be a very difficult decision – a few factors play important roles in making your decision easier:

The best safari & beach honeymoons in Africa

East Africa has long been the destination of choice for safari and beach honeymoon combinations – primarily due to the sheer quality of safari in the area, and the fact that some of Africa’s best safari parks are within easy reach of the Zanzibar archipelago or Kenya’s beaches. The Seychelles are also not far away and are an option for people with higher budgets. South Africa is also an option, with the beach destinations of Mozambique and Mauritius within fairly easy reach. However, Botswana and Zambia are landlocked countries, and consequently travelling to the beach is both time-consuming and expensive – Botswana especially.

So what are the best honeymoon ideas? Below we have listed the three best safari and beach honeymoon combinations.


The best luxury honeymoon destinations in Africa

"As a general rule, we would recommend northern Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa for truly luxurious honeymoon safaris where a high degree of comfort is required."

Some of the countries in which we work, and some of the specific parks inside various countries, specialise in adventurous honeymoon safaris. Zambia is a great example of this – a country where the safari experience is the focus (no pools or spas etc), as opposed to the luxury on offer at other destinations such as South Africa. For those of you with more adventurous spirits, we would suggest looking at southern and western Tanzania, Zambia and also Botswana.

How long should we spend on honeymoon?

The majority of our travellers have chosen Africa for their honeymoons for its safaris, so they tend to spend at least half of their holiday (i.e. a week or over) on safari. The majority of the countries in which we work, are perfect for this length of safari. However, we are also asked where is the best place to go for a short safari as part of a longer honeymoon. Our answer has always been Tanzania’s southern parks – specifically Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous) or Ruaha – but also South Africa.

How much should we budget for our honeymoon?

Budget is very important when choosing the right destination for a honeymoon. Although you can travel to any of the countries we work with on any budget, we are firm believers that if you have a set budget, some places are better to spend your money on than others! Obviously there are a number of factors involved in this – the style of African safari you want, for example. But as a whole, Botswana is the most expensive safari market, followed by Tanzania and then Zambia, South Africa and Kenya, albeit with incredibly expensive areas and specific top luxury camps, offer more economical safaris due to their more mass-market approach to tourism.


Honeymoon planning


A controversial topic! The general rule on this subject when choosing a honeymoon is that the more luxurious your lodge is, the less authentic the safari experience. Clearly, that is not a rule that can be applied to everywhere – there are luxury camps in the wildest destinations nowadays! However, if clients are looking for a truly authentic experience, we would recommend Botswana, Zambia as well as Tanzania.


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Yellow Zebra Safaris Honeymoon Reviews

"Memories that will last a lifetime! We used Yellow Zebra Safaris to book our honeymoon, which we just got back from a few days ago. It truly was a trip of a lifetime and we enjoyed safari so much, before we even left South Africa we had emailed asking them for ideas for our next trip...Can't wait for our next trip!"
"I had no idea what kind of safari my husband and I wanted to do for our honeymoon, or that there were so many choices. Kelly and her team helped steer us in the right direction and answered numerous questions. They were always very responsive and truly helped to make our trip special. I highly recommend this service to anyone looking to plan a Safari - they will truly tailor it to your needs, budget, experience level etc."
"Just got back from a 2 week honeymoon in South Africa where we explored Cape Town, the peninsula, Franschhoek and two private game reserves beside Kruger. We'll definitely be using Yellow Zebra in the future for our next adventure."

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