Start your marriage off with an adventure that takes you on an unforgettable African vacation. Africa has all of the features that travelers long for in a vacation destination, every weather, gorgeous scenery, great beaches, dense forests, modern accommodations, and superb cuisine. The southern tip of Africa offers an exotic of once in a lifetime adventures, from off-roading on a safari to diving with great white sharks, the northern Africa has beautiful Sahara, Egyptian civilization, Nile and some of the world’s beautiful Lakes.
Top 10 Most Popular Africa Honeymoon Destinations
1. Johannesburg, for large-scale of gold and diamond trade
Johannesburg or Joburg is also known as the economic heart of Africa. It is the most common entry point into South Africa. With over 4 million people, it is the largest city on the continent. Johannesburg is your African journey where you can experience leisure at the famous Wineries and Vineyard and enjoys South African cuisines. The main attractions of Johannesburg city are Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, and Wildlife safari. It has a history with Gold Rush, and it is said that “It is where money is made and fortunes are found”.
2. Madagascar, for unusual wildlife discoveries
Madagascar is still unspoiled by humans as it was the last major land settled by men. It is a huge island off the southeastern coast of Africa. A home to thousands of unique plant and animal species, which are found nowhere else in the world. There are rain-forest, golden sand beaches, limestone natural preserves and shallow water scuba dive destination. That’s why Madagascar is considered as one of the world’s sweetest honeymoon destination.
3. Malawi, for clear waters and colorful fish
Bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique, it is a landlocked country in South East Africa. Malawi is 9th largest in the world and 2nd deepest in Africa. It is 560 km long and 75 km wide at its widest and more than 700 meters deep at its maximum. The lake has over 1000 species of Cichlids and is home to more species of fish than any other lake. Malawi is best experienced in shallow water scuba dive.
4. Kenya, for classic savanna safaris
Named after Mount Kenya and the 2nd highest peak in Africa. Kenya is Located on East African coastline, Kenya covers the great savannah, mountain highland and the Great Rift Valley. The main attraction is Maasai Mara – a Kenyan preserve known for African Lions, Elephant, and Maasai village. Kenya is truly has a long list to offer.
5. Seychelles, for dramatic valleys and mountain highlands
An archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles lies just above Madagascar. The beaches compete with the best in the world including the Anse Lazio on Praslin Island and La Digue Island Anse Sourse D’Argent. Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve has been also declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Seychelles is home to hundreds of crystal clear blue water sand beaches, coral reef, waterfalls, and natural preserves.
6. Egypt, for oldest and largest pyramids in the Giza
As far as one can tell, Egypt is the oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley, dates to the time of the Pharaohs around 3150 BC. Egypt has been amongst the oldest marketplace and tourist destination since ancient times. Greeks, Romans, and other merchants used to visit ancient Egypt for entertainment. Egypt is home to some of the mankind’s apex wonder such as “The Great Pyramid of Giza”, “Great Sphinx of Giza”, and “Valley of the Kings”. You should witness Egypt in order to understand why this place is so wonderful.
7. Morocco, for golden beaches of seaside towns
Morocco is located in North West of Africa at Atlantic Coast, that reaches past the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has mixed geography, there’s Sahara dunes on your east, Atlas mountain on your North and Ouzoud waterfall in the center, means you can go Hiking, Rafting, and Camel ride in this place. Marrakech, at the foothills of snow-capped Atlas Mountain, is called the “Heart of Morocco”. Marrakech is tourist’s dream destination, get your wallet ready because you’ll surely won’t depart Marrakech with an empty bag.
8. Botswana, for most sought after wilderness destinations in the world
Hippos and crocodile in Okavango delta and Desert Elephants of Kalahari Desert make a colorful nature scenery in Botswana. It’s a landlocked country in Southern Africa that becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods mainly. Kalahari is also a home to numerous animals including giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, and wild dogs. Botswana makes perfect honeymoon safari for animal and nature lovers.
9. Namibia, for a variety of beautiful tourist places
Three of continent’s largest game park is located in Namibia. One of the main attractions here are Skeleton Coast – famous for its shipwrecks, Grand Canyon style – Fish River Canyon, and salty plains of Etosha National Park. Namibia has significant Cheetah population, hence a ‘jeep safari’ is must go if you visit Namibia.
10. São Tomé and Príncipe, for exotic and beautiful islands
São Tomé and Príncipe is the Africa’s smallest state situated in the Gulf of Guinea. Now as you and your partner would desire to get-away from the hustle and bustle of Africa, this is a perfect peaceful beach destination for you. Enjoy fishing, fresh sea food, and diving as you visit São Tomé and Príncipe, the best diving sites are Ilheu das Rolas and Ilha da Santana.
It’s hard to name another holiday destination that offers as much variety, to give you an overview. So don’t only settle for a traditional honeymoon, begin your marriage with an unforgettable journey to Africa. Thank you for reading!
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