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Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

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Africa offers an immersion into a different world, a place for you and your partner to escape to and experience together. The continent's diverse landscapes, rich cultures, and unforgettable adventures create a canvas for romance and exploration like no other.

Africa offers a wide range of honeymoon destinations, varying from nights under the stars in the Sahara Desert to lounging on a sparkling white sand beach or perhaps embarking on a luxury safari in South Africa.

Here is our selection for the best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

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Seychelles

The remote islands of the Seychelles archipelago are a dream honeymoon destination, offering seclusion, sun, and relaxation in abundance.

Step out of your private villa to see the folding waves of the Indian Ocean, gently swaying palm trees, and pristine coral sands. Here, in the Seychelles, your days unfold at your chosen pace. Choose to go diving in the clear equatorial waters of the Indian Ocean or spend the morning in bed with room service and a view of the glistening sea.

Spend your afternoons indulging in a couples’ massage and lounging on the beach or next to the pool with a cocktail in hand. If you are feeling active, there are options to snorkel, paddle board or kayak along the rainbow reefs filled with vibrant sea life.

As the sun starts to set with a golden glow over the horizon, choose to embark on a sunset cruise, followed by a private dinner for two on the beach.

There are a wide array of gorgeous accommodation options, ranging from Denis Island, a luxury conservation retreat with immaculate beaches, open plan villas and no cell reception, to Anantara Maia Seychelles with lush tropical gardens and gourmet cuisine.

A honeymoon couple dining on the beach in Raffles Seychelles.

South Africa

Expect fine-dining, expansive coastlines, and wine farms from sunny South Africa.

Begin your honeymoon in Cape Town, where you can indulge in the premium restaurant scene, enjoy the local art scene, and explore the local sights, such as Table Mountain and Boulders Beach, where penguins dash across the white sand. Take a helicopter ride over the Cape Peninsula and admire the coastal scenes from above.

From Cape Town, choose to travel onwards to the Cape Winelands, just a short car journey away. Here, nestled in between breathtaking mountains, you’ll find picturesque valleys and award-winning wine. Enjoy a private cellar tour and tasting with a local winemaker or perhaps a hike on one of the many wilderness trails that adorn the rolling hillsides.

End your honeymoon in the Kruger National Park. Experience a luxury African safari where you’ll see the iconic Big 5 up close through personalised game drives and walking safaris with a private ranger and tracker. You’ll have the opportunity to dine under the stars and spend the night on a star bed, surrounded by the wilderness.

Mountains by the beach in Cape Town.

Tanzania

Begin your romantic honeymoon on safari in Tanzania, roaming the wilds of the Serengeti. Expect far-reaching savannah plains with rocky kopje outcrops and umbrella-shaped acacia trees that help shade giraffes, elephants, and big cats. Visit in June or July to experience the great migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope transverse the plains in search of greener pastures.

The spice islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago are the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon. Aromatic spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper drift through the air, setting the scene.

These islands are the epitome of barefoot luxury, with their powdery white sands and turquoise waters. If you are feeling active, there is an abundance of watersports available, such as scuba diving, snorkelling, sea kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding.

Visit the historic hub, Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site characterised by winding streets, ancient buildings, and fascinating history. Immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds, and scents of the bustling markets.

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Morocco

Morocco holds an allure that is both exotic and enchanting, filled with culture, fragrant cuisine, and opulent architecture. This often-overlooked location makes for one of the best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

Begin your honeymoon in Marrakech, the vibrant jewel of Morocco. Here, ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern luxuries, creating an atmosphere of mystery and romance. Experience the bustling markets with a private tour guide, where you’ll sample the finest local spices, oils, and delicacies. Retreat to your riad in the evening and unwind in a private mosaic-tiled courtyard or on a rooftop overlooking the medina below.

Head out to the Sahara Desert and spend a night or two at a private camp, surrounded only by the rolling ochre hills. Here, you can dine on a four course meal underneath the bright star-lit sky and curl-up next to the fire with a mug of mint tea before returning to your tent for a restful slumber.

The next morning you can watch the sun rise over the sand dunes, transforming the sky to hues of oranges and pinks.

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At Niarra Travel, we specialise in creating unforgettable travel experiences with a positive impact. Let us guide you to the best honeymoon destinations in Africa that connect your journey with intention. Get in touch with our expert travel team on +44 (0) 20 3821 5994 (UK), +1 (833) 215 9353 (US) or at explore@niarratravel.com.

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