Top 5 African honeymoon spots

Craving an African-inspired honeymoon? Here's a list of our top 5 destinations in and around our gorgeous continent.

Believe it or not, most people don't realise just how beautiful our neighbouring country, Mozambique really is. Located on the largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, the Barazuto lodge (one of the many fabulous accommodation spots on the island) can be found on the north side of the island.

Characterised by its wild and exotic fauna, tropical palm trees and aquamarine oceans, the island resort is a veritable paradise.

With 40 thatched-roof bungalows set amidst tropical gardens, the lodge's accommodation boasts 20 standard rooms and 20 superior rooms that each come with mosquito nets and gorgeous views of the ocean or the lush gardens.

Activities include: Game fishing, bird-watching, diving, boat trips, snorkelling and terrain vehicle safaris.

2. The Okavango Delta - Botswana
What is without a doubt Botswana's most famous safari destination, The Okavango Delta offers a wide range of spectacular activities including safaris, game-viewing , fantastic sunsets and a naturally peaceful environment that would make for the perfect, romantic escape from the rest of the world.

There are a variety of base camps you can choose from. If you’re looking for isolation from everything, try Kwetsani. Or for a luxurious setting with abundant wildlife, head to Chief’s Camp. And for scenic views, like the tranquil waters of a private lagoon, stay at the Xugana Island Lodge. You are guaranteed a wonderful romantic getaway.

Activities include: Safari trips (land- and water-based), fishing, personal elephant interaction, guided walks and tours.

3. The all-round Tanzanian experience
What makes Tanzania such a fantastic honeymoon destination is that it's a country that allows for so many options in terms of accommodation and honeymoon experiences. And with exotic places like Zanzibar and the country's biggest tourist attraction, The Serengeti National Park (without a doubt one of Africa's biggest National Game Parks), newlyweds are certainly spoilt for choice.

Rest your head at Mnemba Island Lodge, an intimate, private island situated off the north-eastern tip of Zanzibar which offers honeymooners the opportunity to enjoy a rustic, tropical setting where nature is still pretty much unspoilt. Or the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, which is situated on the rim of the crater and offers spectacular views of the crater and the scenery beyond.

Activities include: Game viewing, snorkelling, scuba diving lessons, Safari tours

4. Gorgeous, romantic Kenya
Despite past political violence and unrest, Kenya remains a beautiful destination that boasts incredible wildlife, exotic islands found off the coast and gorgeous safari lodges for those wanting to experience the ultimate African wildlife adventure.

Kenya is a paradise that offers the best of both worlds. Here’s a teaser: Naibor Luxury Camp offers fabulous hot air balloon safari trips and boasts fantastic bushveld scenery, while and  villas situated  in Lamu, like Palm House, are the perfect setting for those craving a little island life.

Activities: Visits to local tribes, Guided Safari tours, hot-air balloon trips, bush breakfasts,
 
And last, but not least is…

5. The ultimate African experience - South Africa
You didn't think we'd exclude our own gorgeous country, did you? 

Oh, think of all the wildlife to see, wine farm routes to try, nightclubs to explore, and places to visit that are endless in their diversity (much like our country itself). 

Whether you're looking for some surf and sun (Sun City and Cape Town's beaches), or the ultimate Safari experience (The Kruger National Park), to the gorgeous  and romantic Garden Route (that often make for popular honeymoon destinations), South Africa certainly has it all.

From fabulous accommodation areas like the Tsala Treetop Lodge (for the perfect house-in-a-tree honey moon experience), to scenic mountain lodges in the Drakensberg, we're convinced that we really should have had a separate article for South African honeymoon destinations… which, as a matter of fact, we'll  do next week.

In the meantime, tell us about your favourite African honeymoon destinations and share some of YOUR recommendations in the comment box below..
 

- Women24

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