Africa has it all: iconic wildlife, epic landscapes, ancient wonders, and an incredible variety of cultures that have intrigued intrepid adventurers for centuries! However, this vast and beautiful continent also has its sweet side, and it’s a perfect place for newlyweds looking to experience the ultimate romantic getaway. A honeymoon, after all, is usually a once-in-a-lifetime affair, so why not make it unforgettable?
At Ntaba, we can create your ultimate honeymoon safari. We will recommend destinations to you based on your requirements and customise a safari that will last long in the memory of you and your partner.
Africa is a continent full of different landscapes, cultures and experiences. Which is why it is such a fantastic honeymoon destination. Whether you want a beach honeymoon, an adventurous honeymoon, a safari honeymoon, or a luxury honeymoon you can find it in Africa.
Picture the scene – an evening game drive; you stop for a sundowner hand in hand with your partner, your favourite drink in the other, the golden sun setting over the open savannah plains, an acacia tree in the background and the silhouette of a lone giraffe strolling past. A most romantic panorama amplified by the sound of Nature; hippos groaning, birds tweeting and monkeys playing cheekily around you. A beautiful way to start what will be beautiful marriage.
An African safari is a cherished experience and can be made even more intimate with private game drives and secluded plunge pools offering un-interrupted views of nature and wildlife.
The beach and bush honeymoon combines the nature and wildlife experience of Africa with the picturesque beaches. There are over 18,000 miles (30,000 km) of coastline in Africa many of those miles harbor the most pristine beaches in the world from the Seychelles to South Africa, the Mauritius to Madagascar, Mozambique to Malawi.
With an innumerable array of spectacular beaches and so many possible destinations to consider deciding where to go can be difficult. Do you opt for the rugged splendor of South Africa’s Wild Coast or the paradise islands of the Seychelles and Mauritius or one of the magnificent beaches in-between.
This question of ‘which beach?’ can be answered by the choice of safari destination. If you wish to go to Tanzania for your safari, Zanzibar would be the logical choice. If you were to go to a Kruger Private Game Reserve for your safari you could select one or more of South Africa’s incredible beaches to explore. West Africa can’t be ignored, located off the coast of Senegal, Cape Verde comprises 10 volcanic islands with wild, untamed beaches. Decisions, decisions…
With so many options, it can be overwhelming to make a decision. However, we are experts in travel to Africa and can help you make this decision based on what you want from your beach and bush honeymoon experience.
An island escape is about as romantic as it gets. The charming island escape is always high on the agenda of honeymooners and Ntaba African Safaris intimately knows them all. Africa’s Indian Ocean is home to glamorous options for you and your loved one to indulge in including the Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, Maldives, and more.
South Africa is an ideal honeymoon destination it has abundant wildlife reserves, natural beauty, endless vineyards, romantic beaches, cosmopolitan Cape Town and unlimited honeymoon accommodation options. Whether you prefer a beach getaway or a luxury safari experience, you can do it in South Africa.
Africa is a huge continent, and luckily this means that at any time of the year there is somewhere exceptional to visit.
East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda) is at its best in their winter months of mid-June to October when the parks are dry, the weather sunny and the wildlife excellent. The peak wildlife season in Southern Africa is actually fairly similar with the best months being from May through until the end of October.
The off-season is also a good time to visit Africa. Prices tend to be cheaper and there are fewer tourists. Furthermore, if you are hoping to see new-born animals on safari then the green season is an optimal time to go. When you go really depends on what you want to see and do. But, rest assured there is never a bad time to visit Africa.
Africa offers a wide range of accommodation options of various styles, so to some degree an itinerary can be crafted to fit your budget whatever it may be – although of course the bigger your budget the more options you will have.
The most expensive element of an African honeymoon is normally the safari part; a night on safari is much more expensive than a night at a beach or in a city or at Vic Falls. Therefore it’s a matter of balancing your time and budget between safari and other destinations in the way that works best for you.
We can help design your itinerary around your budget.
When it comes to planning your honeymoon – the biggest trip you’ve ever been on with your favorite person in the world – it’s hard not to feel the pressure to make it absolutely perfect! Chances are you encountered (a lot of) stress during your wedding planning and the last thing you need is to anxiety about your honeymoon. So leave the pressure behind, take your time, figure out what you really want to do and make your honeymoon your dream holiday.
To help ease whatever pressure you have to deliver a dream honeymoon we have compiled a host of tips to help plan your romantic getaway.
A wedding registry is a great idea to help save money on your honeymoon. Not only that but it gets your friends and family involved in the experience as they can contribute towards activities. You can use a website to create your honeymoon wedding registry and share it with wedding guests and instead of a traditional wedding gift they can contribute towards or buy items on the list. This can be anything from cable car tickets up Table Mountain to a helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls.
Here is an example of a honeymoon wedding registry: Ntaba Africa honeymoon wishes.
Every couple is unique as are their passions and interests. We recognise this and create custom romantic getaways to suit the desires of all newlyweds who want to start their life together with an adventure in Africa.
You can explore our sample safaris to find inspiration for your African safari honeymoon.