The outset of a new stage of your relationship should be full of bright impressions. That’s why couples start their married life by going on a honeymoon. Each team has their own understanding of a perfect honeymoon. Some people opt for a beach holiday, some go to popular tourist destinations, and some travel within their country. If going to Paris or relaxing on the beaches of Bali is not your story, and you’d like something less mainstream, why don’t you choose Eastern Africa for your honeymoon destination?

Why Africa?

 Eastern Africa is the region that can satisfy the tastes and expectations of any traveller. The diversity of nature and entertainment here will pleasantly surprise you. 

Here are some excellent reasons to go to Africa:

  • Good weather around the year;
  • Savanna, jungles, mountains, beaches, volcanos – Easter Africa can boast unusual landscapes;
  • A wide range of accommodations, from camping to luxurious lodges;
  • Private safari and trekking tours;
  • Access to the most beautiful beaches of Malindi, Zanzibar, and Seychelles;
  • There are plenty of romantic activities: dinner in the savanna, hot-air balloon safari, and exotic SPA.

Here are some options for your unforgettable African honeymoon.

Go on safari

It would be a crime not to go on safari when on your honeymoon in Africa. It’s a significant change of scenery for any European or American. So, you get it – taking a safari tour is a must. Watching wild animals and birds in their natural habitat is a unique and indescribable experience. The sounds of wild nature will make your heart beat in harmony. This will awaken your adventurous spirit and give those emotions your young family needs a great start. The Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is a perfect venue for safari. It’s like National Geographic came alive. Another stunning national park is the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It’s famous for the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra; for more info, click here.

Have a picnic in the savanna

It can be challenging to relax completely and enjoy your romantic dinner in the savanna because of the possible danger that the slightest rustle might bring. Especially if the bushes around you are high enough to hide any wild animal. However, an experienced guide will take care of your safety.

Stay at Giraffe Manor

This is not only a hotel. It’s an exclusive hotel in the suburb of Nairobi. Initially, it was (and still is) home for endangered Rothschild giraffes. Guests enjoy one unique entertainment – they can feed giraffes without leaving their rooms because these animals poke their heads through the windows. A night at this hotel is quite expensive, but you can enjoy interacting with giraffes at the Giraffe Center.

Take breathtaking pictures

Enjoy the moment but don’t hide your camera because you’ll want to take many photos of beautiful places and landscapes. Of course, you won’t leave the above-mentioned national parks without pictures of local baobabs and herds of wild animals. Probably, one of the best photos you will take is in the Amboseli National Park, where elephants leisurely walk against the background of Kilimanjaro. You’ll be positively impressed by the sunrise and sunset at Ngorongoro Crater.

Relax on the exotic islands

After several days of exploring the beauty of Eastern Africa, you’ll want to wash off your tiredness in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Beaches of Zanzibar and Kenya are at your service. Although they are pretty popular among tourists, you can find some secluded villas. Pemba and Mafia islands are less-known Tanzanian gems. They are less crowded than Zanzibar but no less beautiful. If you want to enjoy the company of each other on a secluded romantic island, these two islands are perfect options.
If you don’t have a travel companion, meet some Russian ladies – there are many adventurous spirits among them.