Africa is a dynamic honeymoon destination brimming with unique and romantic experiences for couples. From relaxation on a world-class beach to the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a safari, this continent provides a whole world of unforgettable adventures. From South Africa to Gambia and beyond, we dug around to find the absolutely most one-of-a-kind experiences that are only possible in African honeymoon destinations, making for honeymoons that are as wild as the countries they came from.
Charter a Houseboat
For a whole new take on the African safari experience, charter a luxurious houseboat and take a cruise like you've never experienced before. You can view tigers, hippos, and more from the edge of Lake Jozini in South Africa. This way of seeing Africa's wildest game keeps you close to all the ship's luxurious amenities...you don't even have to change out of your pajamas!
Visit a Dark-Sky Reserve
When it comes to viewing natural wonders in Africa, animals aren't the only draw. Southern Namibia's NambibRand Nature Reserve is a certified "Dark-Sky" park, meaning there is so little light pollution here, it's one of the best places in the world to view the blanket of stars above. While only a small handful of stars are ever visible in an urban setting, these certified dark sky parks allow you to see a seemingly countless peppering of glistening stars, planets, galaxies and nebulas. At this and other parks certified by the International Dark-Sky Association, shooting stars suddenly become a common sight. From the swirling Milky Way and beyond, you'll never forget your time stargazing in one of the darkest places on the planet.
Ride South Africa's Blue Train
The "Blue Train" through South Africa is like a mobile five-star hotel. Explore the region's stunning scenery while sipping champagne and meals prepared by a world-class chef. Stay in luxury suites and enjoy all the deluxe amenities you'd get at a premium resort and relax in total comfort in between thrilling African excursions. It's an unforgettable way to experience South Africa's beauty while honeymooning like old-world one percenters, offering equal parts beautiful landscapes and over-the-top opulence.
Bike or Buggy the Dunes
Zooming across Africa's vast, rolling sand dunes on a bike or buggy is an unforgettable thrill, and a delightful feast for the eyes. South Africa, Namibia, and other countries have incredibe deserts where you can crank up to high gear and tear across the desert hills. It makes for a fast-paced way to see wildlife and stop to gaze across tranquil vistas at high points along the route.
Dive in the Red Sea Off the Egyptian Coast
Egypt is often overlooked as an African honeymoon destination, but the historical treasures and adventures here are as awe-inspiring as anywhere else on the continent -- or in the world. Diving in the Red Sea is no exception. When most people think of attractions in Egypt they imagine the pyramids, but a whole other world of mystery lies beneath the surface of the deep blue waters off the Egyptian coast. With incredibly clear water, the Red Sea is an incredible diving destination where you'll find many species of animals you can't find anywhere else, along with plenty of eye-popping shipwrecks.
Ride the Cable Car Up Table Mountain
Table Mountain offers stunning views of Cape Town, South Africa. Active couples can trek on foot, but to get amazing views throught the entire 3,500-foot journey, take a cable car. It will give you a wild bird's eye view of the city and sparkling peninsula, culminating in a stop at of Africa's best-known vistas.
Take an Air Safari
Everyone knows you can take safaris by Jeep or 4x4, and if you read this far, you know you can also take one from the deck of a luxurious ship. But did you know you can also take a safari from the sky? These spectacular views from above will make you feel like you've entered a nature documentary, spotting herds of magnificent animals, watching lions stalk their prey, and staring with jaws agape at the vastness of the African landscape. Tour operators like The Explorations Company provide air safari experiences where you can do just that, with tailor-made experiences where you'll glamp at each unforgettable destination as you explore.
Perfect Africa Honeymoons
Perfect Africa honeymoons make the most of what this truly enormous region has to offer. And with a diverse range of cities, beaches, natural wonders, archaeological treasures, and so much more to explore in its dozens of countries, this continent has good reason for becoming an incresaingly popular romantic getaway for couples looking for their honeymoon getaway of a lifetime.