Africa is an adventure honeymoon dreamscape. The continent is filled with plenty of thrills, but also some of the most serene landscapes on the planet. Your honeymoon in Africa should definitely include a stay at one of Africa's stunning safaris where you can blow the zoo out of the water and view the wildlife up-close in a 4x4, from lions and crocs to zebras and giraffes. Then can camp in soft, luxurious beds under the stars or at elegant lodges with pools and cocktails. We consulted the Africa honeymoon experts at Mahlatini to get some of their top picks for romantic lodges, camps and safaris for your honeymoon in Africa.
Sand Rivers Selous
Situated in Tanzania’s incredible Selous Game Reserve, Sand Rivers Selous is an adventurous barefoot luxury lodge, great for those seeking adventure in the wilderness including game drives, boat trips and walking safaris. With arguably one of the best river spots on the Rufiji River it is views like these that will take your breath away.
Saruni Samburu Camp
With outstanding views of Ol Olokwe sacred mountain and Mount Kenya, Saruni Samburu Camp is a 'designer' lodge located north of Samburu National Reserve, in Kenya's wild north. Your honeymoon is spent exploring caves with ancient rock art, fly-camping at Lion’s Rock, night and day game driving or immersing yourselves in Saruni’s Samburu Wellbeing Space to soothe away the knots of the outside world with massage and traditional herbal treatments.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert in Southern Africa, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a secluded and serene oasis that overlooks awe-inspiring dunes and stony outcrops. Spend your time here exploring the Namib Desert on nature drives and guided walks, taking excursions to the famous sand dunes, stargazing at the immense skies, quad biking in the desert and hot air ballooning over the vast landscapes.
Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
Enjoy a romantic meal at Cape Town’s 5 star luxury Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa nestled between the unspoiled natural beauty of the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean. Close to all the attractions of Cape Town and the trendy night life of Camps Bay, you can also enjoy facilities at the award winning Sanctuary Spa.
Chongwe River Camp
Enjoy incredible sunsets over the immense Zambezi River in Zambia. Riddled with hippos and attracting massive herds of elephants and other game, the river is a hive of life. A stay at Chongwe River Camp on the river’s banks is an exciting one with day and night game drives, walking safaris, and river activities including canoeing and gentler trips in the larger motor boats.
Discover the true treasures of the endless plains and game rich wilderness of the famous Serengeti Reserve in Tanzania, famous for the annual wildebeest migration. Klein’s Camp offers day and night game drives as well as some superb walking safaris up on to the hills beyond the lodge, where views reach all the way across the entire Serengeti.
Loisaba Star Beds
Here’s an adventurous and romantic sleeping experience under the undisturbed African night sky - the unique Loisaba Star Beds with views that extend for miles. Situated in Kenya's rugged Northern Frontier District, activities include game drives, mountain bike riding, helicopter rides, heli-camping, camel treks, horseback riding and river rafting.
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Rwanda’s Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated in the foothills of the mighty Virungas, the chain of 15,000 ft volcanoes stretching through Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, affording wonderful views of the volcanoes and the surrounding countryside. Adjacent to the Volcanoes National Park the main activity here is tracking the endangered mountain gorillas.
For more information on these stunning safaris, contact the African luxury travel specialists at Mahlatini:
Telephone: 866-878-2493 (US)