Lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, cheetah, antelope, rhino – the list is endless! A safari honeymoon combines wildlife adventure trekking with beautiful and romantic scenery – a once in a lifetime honeymoon opportunity.
Hardly surprisingly, most of the popular safari honeymoon destinations are in Africa, where you can see endangered species, wildebeast migrations, herds of elephants and prides of lions. You can travel by foot, 4×4, elephant, horse or even camel, and sleep in a luxurious lodge or in a tent under the twinkling stars. Here is a summary of some of the top safari honeymoon destinations to give you a taste of what is on offer.
Kenya is the number one pick for a safari adventure honeymoon due to the incredible, once in a lifetime chance to see the wildebeast migration that occurs annually between August and November. Visit the famous Masai Mara game reserve, the amazing Rift Valley and the magnificent lakes on a walking, driving or even a horseback safari.
Magnificent landscapes, exotic culture and breathtaking wildlife make South Africa stand out as a hugely popular safari destination. Most famous are the Kruger National Park, the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi game reserve, the Drakensberg mountains or the Kalahari desert. Take a break to visit cosmopolitan Cape Town or dare yourself to try the highest bungee jump in the world at Blourkans Bridge.
Choose from three spectacular game reserves, where you may be able to see Elephants, lions, buffalo, leopards and rhino, go on a trek to discover chimpanzees, hike up Mount Kilimanjaro or spend some R&R time on the island of Zanzibar (an island just off Tanzania’s coast). Tanzania boasts spectacular scenery, diverse wildlife and friendly people – perfect for a safari honeymoon to remember.
Popular safari destinations include Chobe National Park, and the blue waters of the Okavango Delta in the Kalahari with its elephant herds, colourful birds and green oasis.
Destinations include: Hwange National Park to see lions, giraffes, elephants and much more; Matobo Hills to see black eagles, white rhino and antelope; Matusadona National Park for game safaris by vehicle, foot or boat; and finally (although not a safari) the legendary Victoria Falls.
Desert safari, elephant safari, camel safari, jeep safari or horse safari are all on offer to explore India’s many natural wonders. Visit the Ranthambore National Park to see tigers, or the Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary and the Bharatpur park to spot deer, squirrel, monkey, crocodile, antelope, leopard and many diverse species of birds.
Visit Etosha National Park, where you can see endangered species such as black rhino or cheetah, as well as antelope, leopard, giraffe, lion, elephant, impala and a huge variety of birdlife. n countries, Namibia offers stunning views in the Namib desert as well as wildlife in reserves such as Etosha National Park.
Whether you canoe on the Zambezi river, watch the prides of lion in the South Luangwa National Park, visit the awe inspiring Victoria Falls or explore the wetland Lochinvar National Park, you will be guaranteed a unique adventure in this beautiful African country.
Known as the ‘warm heart of Africa’, and boasting several National Parks as well as 300 miles of the peaceful Lake Malawi (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Malawi is an enchanting and unforgettable destination for a safari honeymoon.
Popular Ugandan destinations include trekking through the Bwindi forests to see chimpanzee and gorilla, white water rafting trips, mountain safaris in the Rwenzori or visiting the Ssese islands on Lake Victoria.