The Maldives, Paris and the Caribbean are hugely popular holiday spots for newlyweds, but if you’re looking for alternative honeymoon destinations, why not Africa? This beautiful continent offers plenty in the way of safaris, luxury hotels and adventurous couples experiences.
8 Reasons to Visit Africa on Your Honeymoon
The beautiful views at Lake Malawi
Covering a fifth of the country, the lake is nicknamed the Lake of Stars because of the reflections it makes in the clear water at night. It’s fringed by golden beaches perfect for slow paced, relaxing dips or thrilling water sports.
Moroccan food and culture
Cities like Marrakesh and Fez are teeming with opportunities for experiences you can’t get anywhere else. Feel the calm of Jardin Majorelle’s cobalt-blue buildings, get lost in the 9,000 unnamed streets of Fez, watch acrobats and snake charmers in the Dkemaa El Fna square, and sample luscious local delicacies.
Beautiful landscapes in Namibia
Seemingly limitless horizons, rugged coastlines and incredible game reserves make up Namibia’s charm. In huge contrast to more typical lazy beach honeymoons, Namibia’s untamed beauty is the attraction for slightly more adventurous honeymooners.
Wildlife in Kenya
Visitors every year are enraptured by Kenya’s classic colonial-style farmhouses, wide variety of natural scenery and phenomenal beaches. However, for many visitors the most thrilling part of a honeymoon in Kenya is access to some of the best game-watching in the world.
The secluded wilderness in Zambia
Zambia offers the chance for honeymooners to sleep under the stars at a selection of remote wilderness camps after using the day’s hours to bask by ample rivers, take in stunning waterfalls, or collect precious souvenirs in one of the many charming towns.
The verdant tranquillity of Rwanda
Like so many countries in Africa, Rwanda’s wildlife forms a huge part of its tourist appeal, but their unique climate gives them something different. The leafier, cooler climate boasts unique wildlife if you’re interested in a safari, and the less punishing weather makes for fantastic those who’d like to take in some of the most charming and elusive landscapes in the world.
Cape Verde’s laid-back paradise
While only a small string of islands near Senegal, Cape Verde hosts stunning scenery perfect for a lightly-active tropical honeymoon. Based in a luxury hotel or guest house, spend your days hiking through stunning scenery during the day and enjoying music clubs and bars well into the night.
Mauritius’ tropical charm
Many people compare the coastal beauty of Mauritius’ Indian Ocean island with that of the Caribbean. Near Madagascar, the island has become a firm favourite for couples looking for a romantic, captivating destination. It was Mark Twain who once said of the island: “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius.”
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