Your Honeymoon experience will forever be remembered if you decide to share this amazing moment on an African Safari. With endless grasslands, out-of-this-world terrain, skies filled with copious stars with no city light interruptions, sunsets that will leave you breathless, a glorious abundance of African wildlife, including the Big 5, and more. An African Honeymoon Safari is not just game viewing its also the experience of being out in the wilderness in luxurious lodges surrounded by scenic places and natural wonders. Nothing could be more romantic!
Still not convinced? Let’s explore why you should have your honeymoon experience on an African Safari.
Planning an African honeymoon experience can be quite stressful though, you’ve just spent so much time dealing with planning the perfect wedding, and you don’t want the stress to have to deal with planning a honeymoon. However, with a team of travel experts at Kabura travel and tours, the planning process should be smooth. And just to help you out we’ve curated a list of places to visit to ensure that you have the best honeymoon Safari experience.
South Africa makes for the perfect honeymoon safari experience with its diverse array of activities. it’s a destination rich in captivating culture, history, wildlife, delicious cuisine, and award-winning wines. Not to mention, its pristine white beaches with a mixture of the warm Indian and the cold Atlantic Ocean. This country makes for a spectacular honeymoon safari experience.
Delight in a blend of honeymoon packages with popular destinations such as the Cape Winelands, where you’ll get to taste one of the world's best wines, coupled with a getaway at the Kruger National Park. The National park is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa with the densest population of the big 5, making this an incredible safari experience out in the wild. Alternatively, you could explore the luxurious Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the most reputable reserve, with a rich wildlife population, splendid lodges, and spectacular game drives. With a dedicated goal of preserving diverse habitats in a sustainable way, you’ll get to see some of the most magnificent sights, leaving an imprint in memory for years to come.
Your honeymoon safari experience is not complete without contemplating a visit to the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Madikwe, meaning “Africa in its majesty”, truly lives up to its name as you get to experience Africa in its majesty! With a rich diversity of vegetation, the reserve hosts a wide range of African animals providing an ideal game-viewing experience. It’s home to 66 mammal species including the Big 5 and more than 300 bird species. With luxurious camps and lodges out in the natural wilderness and excellent cuisine, this reserve makes for a unique honeymoon safari experience.
Other must-see destinations in Southern Africa include the Chobe and Moremi National park in Botswana, Etosha National Park in Namibia, and Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
A safari honeymoon in Kenya is one of the most exhilarating experiences, with destinations such as the Maasai Mara, you’ll never want to leave the country. The Maasai Mara reserve is an area of preserved savannah with the most spectacular wildlife animals such as giraffes, zebras, cheetah’s including the Big 5 and more. Witness the Great migration where over 1.5 million wildebeest, 250,000 zebra along with other smaller herds of Gazelles and Elands migrate from Maasai Mara into the Serengeti and back. Be blown away by the sight of picturesque landscapes with the backdrop of the snowy peaks of Mount Kenya while you relax in luxurious lodges. On your trip, you’ll see the Maasai people, as this national reserve belongs to these people. They are tribal villagers who herd impressive Maasai cattle for nutrition, with men as warriors known as the Moran dressed in traditional red garments.
Another spectacular place to visit is Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, which shares a border with the Maasai Mara and occupies a staggering 1.5 million hectares of land. As one of the oldest and most scientifically significant ecosystems in the entire world, with fauna and flora and weather patterns that have barely altered over a million years, it provides its viewers with a glimpse into the prehistoric past. You’ll explore its endless plains with over 2 million ungulates, 4000 lions, 1000 leopards, 550 cheetahs, 500 bird species, and more. You’ll gaze upon the great migration of wildebeest from the skies on a hot air balloon, enjoy splendid nights at luxurious lodges with rose petal baths, delight in couple’s messages, and sight spectacular sunsets with private dinners under a dark velvet night sky with gleaming stars. The Serengeti is truly romance personified making it perfect for a honeymoon safari getaway.
Southeast of the Serengeti is the Ngorongoro Conservation area, which is a protected area under a UNESCO World Heritage Sight, here is a must-see large volcanic caldera known as the Ngorongoro Crater.
The big gates of Africa remain open from January to December, in every season there’s always something to do in the multitudinous regions to explore in Africa.
Come around July to October to experience the Great Migration of wildebeest in the Maasai Mara and Serengeti National parks. Or during the dry season between May to October for the best game viewing safari in Southern Africa, due to low vegetation making it easier to spot animals. The animals also tend to gather at water sources during this time allowing you to see a dense variety of animals in a localised region.
Regardless of the time of year, our travel agents will give you recommendations for destinations that are best suited for a particular season. Allowing you to get the best of Africa on your honeymoon safari experience.
A typical day on a safari begins with an early wake-up call with the sound of the wild playing through your lodge. you’ll have a delightful breakfast and coffee before you begin an incredible game drive during sunrise. On your drive, you’ll be guided through impeccable areas and spot amazing African wildlife, as if waking up to perform for your experience.
After your drive, you’ll return to your lodge or camp and enjoy an amazing lunch, thereafter you are free to do whatever you want from a range of activities, including a refreshing dip into a swimming pool, a relaxing massage, a guided nature walk, and many more. In the evening you’ll get to experience another spectacular game drive and catch a golden moment as the sun sets across the savannah. Bringing along with it all the nocturnal African wildlife you missed during the daytime.
As you return you’ll be welcomed to the most mouth-watering dinner with refreshing beverages coupled with the view of spectacular stars shining across the skies.
An African honeymoon experience can range from any price between $450 to $3000 per person. It really depends on a variety of factors. Such as the place you visit, the type of lodge you going to stay at, the current season, the activities you undertake, and many more.
At Kabura travel, we create amazing experiences for our guests that are tailor-made to their needs. So let’s get in touch and start planning that perfect honeymoon safari experience.