While the African continent is depicted by beaches, wilderness, wildlife reserves, and mountains/hills, it still remains one of the most sought out destinations to sightsee. If you intend to take your partner on an unforgettable voyage to indulge in a romantic getaway during your honeymoon or just to embrace the natural serenity and solitude anytime soon here are some awesome spots for this unique trip as the case may be.
MAHE ISLAND, SEYCHELLES – The largest island in Seychelles is home to the most intimate beaches adorned by the golden sand and the clear azure waters. This top honeymoon destination has an engaging vibe that offers every couple an unmatched beauty to experience together. Gift your beloved an enigmatic serenity to spend the most memorable moments while some adventure can never be wrong. From sipping champagne at the beaches to discovering the marine beauty, Mahe Island has the right ingredient to spice up your love life. The turquoise waters of the beaches offer some exciting water adventures you can experience.
Best time to visit: July to September
How to reach: Seychelles international Airports is the busiest airport in Mahe connecting the island to many other African countries. One can get a cab from the airport to reach the city center.
Ideal Duration: 7 days
Nearest Airport: Seychelles international Airports
Great Attractions: Anse Intendance, Moyenne Island, Seychelles National Botanical Gardens, Moyenne Island, Copolia Trail
Activities: Island Hopping, Helicopter Ride over the islands, Cruises or Yacht Tour, Candlelight dinner on the beach.
ZANZIBAR- TANZANIA, The turquoise waters, and ancient architecture have made Zanzibar one of the best destinations for honeymooners. Apart from strolling around those white beach islands, plan a city tour with your spouse for some unusual and exciting experience at one of your best honeymoon destinations in Africa. The isolated and untouched islands nestled along the vast coastline where you can escape to serenity and embrace the captivating beauty of marine life. There are islands where you can enjoy a night beach party or choose to add on the thrill with some water adventures.
Best time to visit: December to February
How to reach: Direct flights are available from many African and European countries to Zanzibar International Airport. Ferries and cruises are also available from Cape Town to Dar-es-Salaam.
Ideal Duration: 12 days
Nearest Airport: Zanzibar International Airport
Great Attractions: Stone Town, Kendwa beaches, Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Prison Island
Activities: Dhow Tours, Swim with Dolphins, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Romantic dinner at the Rock Restaurant.
NOSEY BE, MADAGASCAR – Over the years many have referred to Madagascar as the fairyland and it is one of the topmost honeymoon/romantic destinations in Africa. The Nosey Be is not just a beautiful island, but a top destination globally. The white sandy beaches here have listed the most rejoicing and fascinating activities you can undertake in order to rekindle your love life.
Best time to visit: April to December
How to reach: Regular flights to Fascene Airport are operating from African countries and other continents. Air Madagascar, Airlink, Air Austral, and Ethiopian Airlines are some of the best operators connecting with Madagascar.
Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days
Nearest Airport: Fascene Airport
Great Attractions: Nosy Tanikely National Marine Park, Hinterland, Nosy Iranja, Lokobe National Park, Lemuria Land.
MASAI MARA, KENYA – The serene landscape and safari destination make the Mara a great honeymoon and romantic location. Housing the most diverse and enthralling wildlife in Africa. This is a heavenly paradise where you can experience luxury and a dramatic and romantic landscape. Masai Mara can offer you an exciting holiday to celebrate your love from discovering the Big Five to enjoying the sunrise with hot air ballooning.
Best time to visit: July to August
How to reach: The Mara Serena Airport is connected with Wilson Airport in Nairobi by Air Kenya Express that operates chartered flights to this destination for the Africa honeymoon. You can arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and then hire a cab to Wilson airport.
Ideal Duration: 5 Days
Nearest Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Great Attractions: Mara River, Mara Triangle, Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Eluai Plains, Olare Orok conservancy
Activities: Walking Safari, Hot-air Ballooning, Sundowners, Mara Game Drives, Meet the Masai.
SOSSUSVLEI, NAMIBIA – Nothing can compare to watching and admiring the serene desert landscapes with your partner from a hot air balloon. Sossusvlei offers a charm like never before. Home to the world’s tallest sand dunes, this desert in Namibia glows and displays multiple colours as the day begins and ends. Considered to be one of the best places to visit in August, as you can watch the magical dawn here or watch the rising sun. This desert houses many shapes of the dunes and certainly makes a perfect scenario to take a tumble down the slope or enjoy a number of sand sports. Tourists can visit here and be mesmerized by the red dunes of the desert. It is truly breathtaking and what you watch in movies can never compare to being physically there.
Best Time To Visit: March to May & August to October
How To Reach: Reaching Sossusvlei in Africa isn’t a big hassle. Travelers can drive here from Namib-Naukluft National Park as Sossusvlei is located only 60 KM away from the place.
Ideal Duration: 4 days
Nearest Airport: Walvis Bay Airport (Domestic)
Great Attractions: Deadvlei, Big Daddy Dune, Dune 45, Namib Desert, Sesriem Canyon, Hidden Vlei
Activities: Take an air tour of the desert, take a walking tour of the desert, engage in desert activities, and watch the sunrise/sunset