Forget bland honeymoon holidays – if you want your honeymoon to combine epic adventure with ultimate relaxation then opt for a safari in Africa. Whether it’s exploring wildlife-rich plains by hot air balloon, stargazing from the comfort of a luxurious game lodge, receiving a traditional Masai blessing or even taking a romantic stroll in the bush, expect every day to be packed with surprises and excitement.
Love in the Serengeti
Remote, wild and starkly beautiful, the Serengeti is Africa at its romantic best. Tucked away in the North West region of Tanzania, it’s dotted with exclusive safari camps where you can indulge in candlelit dinners under the stars, relax in natural rock swimming pools or simply watch the wildlife go by from beneath the awnings of a luxurious tent. One of the annual highlights here is the great wildebeest migration, which sees over a million wildebeest attempt to cross the crocodile-infested Mara River en route to the fresh grasses of Kenya. Watching this incredible natural event is the ultimate honeymoon adventure.
Looking for the most spectacular backdrop for your honeymoon? Then head to Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater. The world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, Ngorongoro is a stunningly beautiful landscape of plains and hills with the largest concentration of big game in Tanzania. Stay in a lodge perched on the lip of the crater for spellbinding views and spend your days searching for black rhino, tusker elephants and lions. The luxurious lodges here are perfect for newlywed couples – think chandelier-hung halls, 24-hour butler service, bubble baths overlooking the crater and roaring log fires in the evening.
Masai Mara hideaways
It’s no coincidence that the word ‘safari’ originated in Kenya – the country’s Masai Mara National Reserve epitomises all that’s wildest and most romantic about Africa. Not too crowded and with a great choice of luxury accommodation, it makes the perfect base for an adventurous honeymoon. The game spotting here is second to none, with large populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos and hippos. Ramp up the romance factor during your stay by having a traditional blessing in a Masai village or taking a hot air balloon ride over the rolling plains followed by a bubbly breakfast in the bush.
Sun, sand and savannah
If you’re torn between a relaxing beach holiday and an adventurous safari, why not combine the two? The sandy beaches and tropical seas of Zanzibar are just a short flight away from mainland Tanzania, while the Seychelles are within easy reach of Nairobi. Walk with lions, sleep under canvas in the bush and experience the wildest landscapes that Africa has to offer – then hop on a plane for an indulgent week of sunbathing, snorkelling and sublime pampering treatments. It’s the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation, with a few big travel bucket list ticks thrown in for good measure. You’ll be left with an enviable tan, plenty of material for the family photo album and honeymoon memories that will last a lifetime.
Plan your honeymoon safari with Somak
Somak offers luxurious and spellbinding honeymoon safari packages that are designed to provide relaxing breaks in some of the best African destinations. We can work with you to arrange a trip of a lifetime, taking away the stress and worry of organising such a holiday on your own.
For more information on how Somak can help you plan the perfect honeymoon holiday, call us today on 020 8423 3000.