Top 10 Safari Honeymoon Destinations you Must Visit

Being with someone you truly love, your partner for life, is what sets a honeymoon apart from other trips. It is the time to finally unwind, relax and forget all the stress of wedding preparation. The honeymoon is the start of your new life as a couple, so it is important that you make it extra memorable by going somewhere that you will remember for the rest of your life. Consider this Top 10 Safari Honeymoon Destinations you Must Visit for your trip. You and your partner will surely commemorate your love story in this list that TWV has compiled for you.

Top 10 Safari Honeymoon Destinations you Must Visit

1. South Africa, for a Breathtaking Wildlife Experience

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Famous for: Kruger National Park, one of its biggest game reserves with a numerous quantity of wildlife such as lions, rhinos, elephants, leopards and buffalos It is popular for having Nelson Mandela as their president. Mandela is the first black president of South Africa and also spent almost three decades of his life in prison by trying to destroy the pro-apartheid government. And his journey never ends there, instead, he worked to achieve human rights and a better future for everyone in the best way he could. The country also owns different types of minerals and gemstones. Generally, 50 percent out of 100 of the world’s gold reserves can be found here. South Africa is also the largest exporter of coal globally. Additionally, it is the world’s principal producer of diamonds, wherein in 2014 they have found the exceptional 25.5 carat blue diamond.

Best time to Visit: March

Things to do:

  • Visit beaches, museums, vineyards, botanical gardens, forests, parks, planetarium, galleries, churches, waterfalls, casinos, hot spring and Cape Dutch houses
  • Bungee jumping, paragliding, bicycle touring, mining, wine tasting, skateboarding, golfing, zip lining, hiking, fishing, camping, surfing, shopping, fly-fishing and rafting
  • Enjoy their culture, the wine festival, gospel music and vast of game reserves
  • Watch theatre, birds, whales and elephants

Must go/see Places: Kruger National Park (baobab tree seen in the movie, Madagascar) and Constantia, Cape Town (most prestigious suburbs

Places to stay: The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, for great dining and stunning views.

Things to Eat: Bobotie, it is South Africa’s dish that consists of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping.

Close Alternatives: Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe

2. Botswana, for an Untamed Safari Expedition

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Famous for: Being the prime safari destination in Africa and having the best viewed of wildlife creatures on the planet. Have a pleasure staying here, with a homey ambiance wherein you will perfectly enjoy in their safari adventures that are best for travelers who yearns adventures.

Best time to Visit: May to September

Things to do:

  • Visit safaris and safari lodges, parks, deserts, art galleries and wildlife
  • Must go camping and mountain climbing
  • See artifacts, elephants and paintings

Must go/see Places: Chobe National Park (for four distinct ecosystems) and Okavango Delta (unique inland water)

Places to stay: Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa, for indulgence amidst safari.

Things to Eat: Seswaa, is made of beef, goat, chicken or lamb meat often served with polenta, pap (maize meal) or sorghum meal porridge.

Close Alternatives: Zimbabwe and Namibia

3. Kenya, for a Marvelous World-Class Trip

Famous for: lots of different landscapes that inhabit lots of exotic wildlife and long-distance runners, Kenya varied topography such as plains and deserts, woodlands, sweeping savannas and towering mountains. They produce a variety of climates that help them attract tourists and to persuade different dandy photographers. It also support animals and plants that are exclusive only in Kenya

Best time to Visit: June to October

Things to do:

  • See camels, lakes, elephants, butterflies, flamingos, rhinoceros, leopards, giraffes, hippopotamus, rabbits, coral reefs, camels and museums
  • Visit safari lodges, parks, deserts, mountains, rain forest, Kenyan capital and safari departure point, beaches, churches, safaris amid lion, lakes, casinos, waterfalls, cathedrals and seaside resorts
  • Enjoy camping, having a night life, fishing, their culture and horticulture, yoga, maasai, impala, kite surfing, scuba diving, shopping, game reserves, weaving, golfing, backpacking, rock climbing, snorkeling, mining, bullfighting, running, barracks and shopping

Must go/see Places: Maasai Mara National Reserve (large game reserve) and Nairobi National Park (the National park)

Places to stay: Mawe Resort, for an amazing stay

Things to Eat: Ugali (cornmeal staple), Sukuma wiki (collard green/kale) and Nyama choma (roasted meat)

Close Alternatives: Somalia and Ethiopia

4.Namibia, for the Ultimate Venture for the Courageous

Famous for: Nami Desert and its scenic view of red sand dune that is terrifically curved wherein sunlight unbelievably meets shadow that is distinctly defined elevation

Best time to Visit: June to October

Things to do:

  • Visit the wildlife reserve with diverse landscapes, rivers, hot springs, parks, nature reserves, aquarium, deserts, museum, monument, church, safaris, deserts, parks, castle, palace, architecture, library and cathedral
  • Enjoy hiking, camping, climbing and mining

Must go/see Places: Namib Deserts (coastal desert)

Places to stay: Canyon Roadhouse, for a fascinating and satisfying place

Things to Eat: Biltong (an air-dried meat, which is a bar snack staple, usually made from beef or kudu) and Potjiekos(one-pot bush stew, usually cooked over a campfire, and made with just about anything although chicken and vegetable is common)

Close Alternatives: Zambia and Angola

5. Tanzania, for a Rigorous Exploitation

Famous for: Serengeti National Park, the most popular park and a good spot to go on safari because of ample of wildlife throughout the year in Tanzania. It is also popular for the roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro (it is the highest peak on the African Continent). You can also enjoy exploring with their one-of-a-kind beaches wherein you can go fishing and scuba diving. You can also visit here the most magnificent sight in the world, Ngorongoro Crater, which is often called the “Eighth wonder of the World”. It is also famous for its chimp

anzees.

Best time to Visit: June to October

Things to do:

    • Enjoy climbing, hiking, camping, scuba diving, fishing and backpacking.
    • Visit mountains, safaris, volcanoes, maasai, nature reserves, beaches, fisheries, palace, monuments, amphitheatre, museum.
    • See safari lodges, elephants, lagoons, fossils

Must go/see Places: Serengeti National Park (most famous park in Tanzania) and Mount Kilimanjaro (tallest peak in the African continent)

Places to stay: Next Paradise Boutique Resort, for a beautiful and relaxing feeling

Things to Eat: Ugali (Tanzanian’s national dish) and Nyama Choma (grilled meat)

Close Alternatives: Kenya and Uganda

6. Madagascar, for an Enchanting and Fascinating Place

Famous for: Being the fourth largest island in the world,  its pepper, vanilla and lemurs ( a mammal that looks something like a cat crossed with a squirrel and a dog). The country owns numerous extraordinary plants and animals.

Best time to Visit: Depends on your itinerary

Things to do:

  • Visit parks, rainforests, forests, waterfalls, canyons, nature, ecotourism, nature reserves and protected cakes
  • See lemurs, frogs, reptiles, tortoise and lizards,
  • Go camping, hiking and backpacking

Must go/see Places: Parc National de l’Isalo (National Park)

Places to stay: Anjajavy L’Hotel, for one of a kind treat

Things to Eat: Romazava (National dish)

Close Alternatives: Mozambique

7. Zimbabwe, for Spectacular and Magnificent Experience

Famous for: Abundant culture of stone sculptures and its natural tourist attraction including the Victoria Falls and Great Zimbabwe Falls. For almost a century, Zimbabwe is known as Rhodesia. The country was composed of a number of sovereign kingdoms.

Best time to Visit: October

Things to do:

  • Visit safari lodges, gardens, parks, churches, safaris, art galleries, game reserves, waterfall, mountains, chalets, lakes, boulder-strewn park, canyons, museums, rivers, caves, country clubs, wildlife, art sculptures, and forests
  • See pangolins, elephants, parrots, American buffalos, hippopotamus, crocodiles, black rhinoceros
  • Do rafting, shopping, camping, fishing, walking, mining, backpacking, boating, hunting
  • Listen to gospel music
  • Watch folk dances

Must go/see Places: The Victoria Falls (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Hwange National Park (home to one of the highest concentration of game, especially elephants), and The Great Zimbabwe Ruins (impressive set of stone complexes)

Places to stay: The Elephant Camp, for an elephant camp trip

Things to Eat: Maize meals, (called mealie-meal), which is used to make thick porridge

Close Alternatives: Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique

8.Uganda, for Extraordinary Beauty

 

Famous for being accredited as “Pearl of Africa” for it is a landlocked country in the northern part of the shore of Lake Victoria. It is also popular for being the River Nile’s source and centre for rarest mountain gorilla. Uganda is famous for honeymooners who have a great affection on unusual creatures.

Best time to Visit: June to August and December to February

Things to do:

  • Visit Hilly capital city home to Uganda Museum, Botanical gardens, beaches, safaris, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, volcanoes, mountain gorillas, wildlife, forests, caves, safari lodges, churches, swamps, markets, cathedrals, monasteries, gardens and canyons
  • See chimpanzees, gorillas, hippopotamus, African buffalos, crocodiles, impalas and cheetahs,
  • Do rafting, bungee jumping, backpacking, camping, mountaineering, mining, golfing, zip lining and shopping
  • Listen to music
  • Watch concert

Must go/see Places: Kasubi Tombs (sacred burial grounds on a hilltop), Jinja (fabled source of the Nile) and Ngamba Island

Places to stay: Kampala Serena Hotel, for Creme de la creme

Things to Eat: Luwombo (stew made from meat, vegetables or fish that is steamed in banana leaves), Matoke (a green banana, which is usually steamed in its own leaves and mashed), Millet bread (mixture of millet and cassava flour, eaten with peanut or meat sauce) and Posho (made from white corn flour)

Close Alternatives: Kenya and South Sudan

9. Rwanda, for a Sight of Fulfilling Grandeur

 

Famous for: Volcanoes National Park that occupies numerous wild inhabitants. This spot is also known for having the at risk mountain gorilla. Globally, it is called “the Switzerland of Africa” because of its stunning mountainous scenery, but before, European called it the “Land of the Thousand Hills”. It also has large inland sea in Lake Kivu in which it denigrates the eastern side of Rwanda that gives the palm-lined sandy beaches and a side wherein tourist can enjoy water-sports.

Best time to Visit: June to mid-September and December to February

Things to do:

  • Go hiking, camping and fishing
  • Visit mountain gorillas, forests, waterfalls, safaris, parks, safari lodges, lakes, museum and architectures
  • See western gorillas, gorillas, chimpanzees and wildlife

Must go/see Places: Volcanoes National Park

Places to stay: Montana Vista Hotel, a must stay if visiting the Gorillas

Things to Eat:  Brochette (a shish kebab of meat or fish)

Close Alternatives: Uganda and Tanzania

10. Zambia, for a Variety of Awe-Inspiring Itineraries

 

Famous for: National Parks and game reserves that give virgin sanctuary for a huge variety of wildlife, for the finest of game viewing circumstances in the most favorable way generally. Waterfalls, specifically the Victoria Falls that apt to get the limelight, Zambia has a collection of amazing waterfalls in the abundant waterways that run through the entire country. Lake Tanganyika that is known for being the world’s longest lake and Zambezi River that is rich for great fishing opportunities.  

Best time to Visit: May to October

Things to do:

  • Enjoy adventure activities
  • Do convenient Activities  on leisure Holidays
  • Go to safaris

Must go/see Places: Victoria Falls, it forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe

Places to stay: Royal Livingstone Hotel, for memorable staycation

Things to Eat: Nshima (a thick cornmeal mash)

Close Alternatives: Congo and Tanzania  

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