Top 5 African honeymoon destinations

Whether you are looking for a honeymoon where you can witness some of the world’s most captivating wildlife encounters, spend the night under the stars or stay where the celebrities feel at home, our round up of Africa’s top honeymoon destinations  has something for everyone.  If you think of any other romantic destinations in Africa, feel free to add them in the comments at the end.

Ol Seki Mara Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya

Spend the night huddled around the fire pit or star gazing on your private deck and wake up to 260 degree views of the Masai Mara. At the Ol Seki Mara camp you can really get back to nature and feel completely secluded from the rest of the world. There are just 6 lodges, all with private access and couples and even enjoy their meals on their private deck whilst watching the African wildlife – a perfect way to kick start a marriage.

Ol Seki Mara Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya

Eagles Crag, Eastern Cape, South Africa

If you are looking for complete luxury and a place where the rich and famous escape to – then this is the place for you.  Eagles Crag is tucked away within imposing mountain cliffs and offers complete seclusion.  Honeymooners can easily spend their stay relaxing in the stunning spa or in their luxurious lodge, complete with private plunge pools. There are also plenty of activities including photo safaris, game drives, or why not help the local community and volunteer at Shamwari conservation park.

Eagles Crag, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Kilindi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

If a luxurious boutique beach retreat is more your style, then this could be the perfect place you. Known for being a ‘lover’s paradise’, this hotel has been crafted for couples. The resort consists of a series of stunning suites scattered throughout 35 acres of lush gardens – all with spectacular sea views over the Indian Ocean, private pools and rainfall shower, and all just a stones through from the beach.

Kilindi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Tijara Beach, Mombasa, Kenya

For the ultimate in beach seclusion, you may want to consider the Tijara Beach. It’s completely exclusive with only 8 guests staying at the retreat at any one time. There are just 4 comfortable cottages dotted with the stunning gardens with uninterrupted views of the ocean from every room.

Tijara Beach, Mombasa, Kenya

&Beyond Xudum, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Stay in the heart of the Okavango Delta in just 1 of 9 secluded suites.  All have private pools and unique roof hideouts with the chance to see cheetahs, elephants, antelope and much more in the privacy of your room. There is also the chance to experience a romantic night under stars with your loved one.


Paul Shipway is Business Development Director at Simply Luxury Holidays.

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Comments (10)

  1. Leanne says:

    Don’t forget Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, where you can get up close and personal with giraffes. I stayed at this beautiful, romantic old manor house whilst on honeymoon and had a wonderful breakfast with the giraffes. Heaven!

  2. Veronica says:

    Thank you for interesting ideas. I have never thought before about Africa as a destination for honeymoon.

  3. SS says:

    I would highly recommend Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania for a beautiful safari honeymoon, a little bit more off the beaten track.

  4. If you’re looking for an African adventure a little closer to home, don’t forget about Morocco. This really is a fantastic North African destination that offers something different to the norm. There’s loads to do with fabulous accommodation choices

  5. Wow, thank you for including Tijara in the top 5 African Honeymoon destinations! Kenya is definitely great for the honeymoon: here one can go on a fantastic safari followed by a luxury stay on the beautiful Indian Ocean.

  6. Nicola says:

    I agree! Africa has got to be one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations! I wouldn’t leave Samburu in Kenya off the list…incredible wildlife, views, luxury and thousands of acres of wilderness all to yourself!

  7. susan njoki says:

    While honeymoon is an ideal reason to travel, East Africa offers couples a variety of destinations that are amusing, romantic and adventurous.For those who choose to romantically relax or to get a personalized game safari for two, East Africa is a haven that lovers will definitely love.

  8. Michelle says:

    Wow great list! I definitely want to go to Africa for our honeymoon, and this post definitely solidifies my plan :)

  9. Amy Allen says:

    We had a wonderful honeymoon in Africa, horseback safari at Ant’s hill in Waterberg SA, waking up to the sound of hippos and a lovely private bath on a beach at Tongabezi in Zimbabwe and learning to scuba dive in the Bazarutoarchipeligo Archipeligo at the stunning and remote Pambele, Mozambique, amazing, would highly recommend it to anyone considering it.

  10. Surender says:

    Wonderful list of African honeymoon destinations. I love to be in South Africa. I have a dream to be there before my honeymoon and I’ll surely visit to Eagles Crag, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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