The honeymoon is a time for newlyweds to enjoy each others company in privacy. While the wedding itself may be referred to as the ‘party’, the honeymoon is the ‘after party’ and is equally as important as the main event. When it comes to the perfect honeymoon vacation, a lot of details must be put into consideration. Where? How long? What kind of activities will the happy couple engage in outside of the bedroom? The experience should be memorable, romantic and filled with exciting events in a serene cozy setting. While many options come to mind, few can match the elegance and unique adventures that Tanzania’s safari parks and beaches have to offer. Here are the top parks to consider for your honeymoon:
Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is regarded as the oldest national park in Tanzania, and the flagship of the country’s tourism industry. The park is famous for the annual Great Migration which sees over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebras trekking up to 1,000km across the dry terrain in search of water and greener grazing ground. The enormous stretch of rolling savannahs dotted with beautiful lakes is known across the globe for its abundance of wildlife. Considering the varieties of wildlife on the open plains of the region, the Serengeti is the perfect adventure for honeymooners who want to blend their romance with unforgettable adventures in the wild.
Best Features Of The Serengeti National Park For Honeymooners:
The list of endless possibilities the Serengeti offers honeymooners is unrivaled. The stunning views of the uncharted Serengeti territory along with the many fascinating animals offers honeymooners a romantic adventure and many cherished memories that will stand the test of time. The Serengeti National Park offers an array of wild splendor for newlyweds. Some of which include;
The game drive fills you and your spouse in with a close up experience with the wonders of the wild. This is one sure moment honeymooners get intimate emotionally just by sharing this view of the Serengeti, seeing how the animals live in their natural habitat. Sights of the wild is guaranteed to give you goosebumps and also show just how beautiful our world looks.
Experience ‘The Great Migration’
This is undoubtedly one of the epic moments of a lifetime that honeymooners can share together. The Great Migration is often regarded as ‘the world cup’ of wildlife. Honeymooners visiting the safari especially between June and October get the rare opportunity of witnessing millions of wildebeest together with thousands of zebras and antelopes scattered the across the Serengeti in search of better grazing. Thousands of young wildebeest are also born during this great annual migration.
Exclusive Bush breakfast
A romantic bush breakfast can be orchestrated for honeymooners in the Serengeti wild. On waking up with your spouse, an amazing table with fine linen, fresh African bloom and a scenic view is organised to ensure honeymooners kick start their daily routine with a touch of ‘wild class’. The chef prepares tasty dishes with choice of eggs, bacon, bread, sausages, jam, marmalade, milk, assorted juices, and various pastries to delight the taste buds of the couple. A bottle of champagne accompanies the breakfast as a gift to the newly weds.
Lunch picnics are usually arranged during the game drives in the Serengeti safari. Since couples don’t get a chance to have lunch at the lodge they carry their lunch with them and they get to stop over at some strategic spots and have a picnic. This allows couples to have a different feel outside the lodge as they share this moment together.
Hot Air Ballooning
A ‘birds eye’ view of the Serengeti plains is an enchanting experience honeymooners at the Serengeti will definitely want to cross off their bucket list. The hot air ballooning allows couples to have a different view of the wild enjoying the fresh breeze on your skin. The hot air balloon is an experience of a lifetime. It is usually done in the early morning so couples can watch the magical sunrise over the Serengeti plains.
Photoshoot in the Wild
Honeymooners do not only get to enjoy the serene scenic views of the vast Serengeti plains, they also get the chance to carry along with them a souvenir as a reminder of their experience which will not only live their memory, but replicated through amazing pictures of their time in Africa. While some couples arrange for backdrops for the shoot, others prefer to have a raw view of the wild which will need little or no editing.
Private Romantic Dinners
Private romantic dinners in the Serengeti differs from the type that couples are accustomed to in the western setting. Here, it is an infusion of the breathtaking wilderness and bright beautiful stars overhead with a sumptuous meal that the couple will relish. A high end selection of dinnerware and cutlery are made available with a banquet team to ensure a high end and exclusive experience. Couples also get to make their choice of food from the array of dishes available, including vegan menus. Drink options include champagne, cocktails and a selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
These are some of the most intimate accommodation options that newlyweds are sure to enjoy. While facilities vary, they offer top notch amenities like WIFI, bar/lounge, spa, gym, and even swimming pools.
Serengeti Acacia Camps
Located in the heart of the savannah, this exquisite lodge provides honeymooners with the thrill of an authentic safari experience with amazing views of the mountains and rolling grasslands. This centrally located facility boasts three camps across the Serengeti, each showcasing the unique and wondrous nature of the park. The tented rooms are cozy and the amenities are designed to provide you and your spouse with an unparalleled African experience while maintaining the sense of style and luxury.
Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Deep within Africa’s finest game reserve, the safari lodge welcomes you to a sanctuary of four season comfort. It is one of the best valued lodges in the Serengeti National Park thanks to its strategic location which allows couples to get up close and intimate with lions, leopards, elephants – yet always feel safe and pampered. Couples also get the chance to experience thrilling Serengeti game drives and a rare opportunity to connect with the local people and their fascinating culture.
Situated conveniently in the south central part of the park, Asanja Africa camp comprises seven private luxury tents and one tented family villa. Each luxury private tent represents a special Maasai ceremony with a story to tell. All tents have an en-suite bathroom with flush toilets and hot showers, as well as spacious private verandahs overlooking the scenic views of the Serengeti. The location is a prime base to spot the Great Migration. The camp is exclusive and provides exemplary service to match international standards.
Seronera Wildlife Lodge
This lodge is artfully constructed around a rocky outcrop from glass and wood elements, perfectly blending into its surrounding. The Seronera wildlife lodge provides a unique opportunity for couples to have close encounter with the ‘Big five’ and is only a few minutes away from the hot air balloon station which offers a thrilling bird’s eye view of the vast Serengeti plains.
Ngorongoro Conservation Center
Ngorongoro is named after a large volcanic caldera which happens to be in Ngorongoro crater within the area. Located 180km in the Arusha area, the Ngorongoro conservation is protected and also regarded as a world heritage site. The Ngorongoro conservation is renowned for its exotic wildlife — approximately 25,000 large animals living in the crater some of which include the African Buffalo, hippopotamus, blue wildebeest, Zebras, crocodiles, lions – the Ngorongoro conservation area also has a healthy population of birdlife..
Features Of Ngorongoro Safari For Honeymooners:
On arrival to the Ngorongoro conservation center, you and your spouse are blown away by the breathtaking landscape, the variety of wildlife, and the geological marvels of the crater.Coming here for your honeymoon means entering a whole new world of possibilities where you both get to experience nature at its peak. Some of the recommended activities at the Ngorongoro include
5 Days Glamping
Couples interested in this adventure of a lifetime embark on a five-day drive around the vast Ngorongoro crater. Every engagement routine has been planned ahead for the purpose of giving honeymooners the best experience ever. Every second of the five-day drive is filled with adventure as you unravel the amazing wildlife of Ngorongoro. Couples can also opt for private sightseeing tours and take several pictures against the stunning backdrop.
Lunch Picnics and Romantic Dinners
Like the Serengeti, honeymooners are treated to sumptuous lunch and dinner dates at the Ngorongoro Conservation Center. Think candlelit dinners and the rest of the evening cozying with your partner around the fireplace with a glass of wine. You are then awakened at sunrise by the merry singsongs of birds.
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge
This lodge features a total of 20 spacious cabins all designed for the comfort of its guest. This lodge occupies about 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape. The lodge has a swimming pool for relaxation and the rain spa after a full day game drive.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
This lodge is built out of raw materials such as wood and the designs are specifically tailored to fit the needs of couples as they enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the wonderful natural environment from the windows. Ngorongoro wildlife lodge provides a spectacular view of the Crater 7500 feet above sea level.
Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain
This is an exotic colonial lodge situated on the scenic hill with spectacular views unto Oldeani mountain. The property occupies 40 acres of pristine lush green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of birds. The lodge is elevated with round the clock views that extend all the way to lake eyes and Lake Manyara. This extraordinary view offers honeymooners an opportunity to see the wonders of the Oldeani mountains firsthand.
Honeymoon In Zanzibar
Zanzibar is a perfect honeymoon destination for newlyweds. It is famous for its culture, unique history, and the scenic seaside which is an enchanting destination for your honeymoon in Tanzania. Zanzibar is a fantastic option for a beach break so if you are considering a visit to Zanzibar, you are open to a lot of beach options all of which promises to be an out of this world experience.
Best Features Of Zanzibar For Honeymooners:
Newlyweds are welcome to enjoy the amazing offer Zanzibar has in store for them. This list of activities for you and your spouse to participate in include
- Snorkeling excursion to Mnemba island
- Scuba diving
- Jet ski tours and parasailing flights in Kendwa
- Flyboarding sessions
- Kite surfing discovery lessons and wakeboarding in Paje
- Stand up paddle sessions
- Bungee jumping
These activities offer lots of adrenaline pumping adventures and more intimate bonding moments with your partner. Any one of them is an experience of a lifetime and ushers in an exciting start to your happily ever after. If you’d rather chill or unwind, the turquoise waters stretching for miles and overlapping fine sandy shores delivers a calm soothing ambiance that pretty much redefines what it means to relax by the beach.
Pongwe Beach Hotel
Pongwe beach hotel is a serene and tranquil place where couples can escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life in Zanzibar. It is modestly wired with four sea view suites, 13 traditional beach villas, as well as three garden rooms with an intimate, personal atmosphere. Set within a secluded bay on the east coast of Zanzibar, Pongwe beach is a true paradise retreat for honeymooners.
Mililani Seafront Hotel
The Mizingani building is a unique historical building which was constructed for newly married Royal couples for their honeymoon in 1865. The Mizingani seafront hotel is located on Forodhani waterfront next to the sultan palace museum and ferry terminal. The hotel shares the same location as some main tourist attraction like the palace museum, the house of wonders, an old fort and the famous Forodhani food market.
Doubletree By Hilton Resort Zanzibar
Doubletree resort makes you both feel special on arrival with freshly baked doubletree chocolate chip cookies. You get to relax in the spacious guest room with a private balcony and ocean panorama. The resort boasts traditional Zanzibar style accommodation with Makuti palm leaf roofs and offers spectacular sea view and direct beach access.
Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Resort
The exotic TULIA resort features more than 400 different flowers and plants from all around Zanzibar and it is a real sanctuary for birds, baby bush monkeys, butterflies, and other island animals. The Tulia Zanzibar resort offers 16 elegant bungalows by the white sandy beaches. Each bungalow and path has been built with stones and traditional natural materials for a cozy, yet rustic feel for you and your spouse.
Lake Manyara National Park
Regarded as one of the smallest safari parks in Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park offers private moments, magnificent animals, and cool waters. If you’d like to spend just a day basking in nature and touring with wildlife in a beautiful serene environment, then this is the perfect location for you lovebirds.
Honeymoon On Lake Manyara:
For honeymooners who seek to explore the wildlife of Lake Manyara, this tour can be accomplished in 24hrs spotting hippopotamus in the north and south of the lake, with hundreds of bird species especially waders, and migratory flamingos. Honeymooners also get to enjoy activities such as mountain biking, fly camping, horse riding, walks in the private wilderness, and game drivers in the park.
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
This lodge provides accommodation with free WiFi and access to a garden with an outdoor swimming pool. The private bathroom with showers is fully equipped with the state of the art facilities. The lodge offers a buffet or American breakfast and the restaurant serves American and African cuisine.
Manyara Wildlife Safari Lodge
Manyara wildlife safari lodge offers a blend of romance and a bit of adventure as an icing. The Lodge offers honeymooners bush dinners and late night safari drive for visitors upon request and is happy to accommodate meal preferences, special occasion, and events.
Ruaha National Park
The name of the park was adopted from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern margin and is the focus for game viewing. It is Tanzania’s second biggest park and can be accessed by car and there are two air strips – Msembe air strip at Msembe (park headquarters) and Jongomeru air strip near Jongomeru range post. The Ruaha national park boasts more than 571 species of birds, many migratory birds also visit the park. Other animals on this park include; Lion, African leopard, east African cheetah, spotted hyena, giraffe, hippopotamus, African Buffalo, and Sable Antelope.
Honeymoon At Ruaha National Park:
The park is an off beaten track destination often described as ideal for old safari hands. However, we believe this park is for everyone who has an interest in true wilderness and big game viewing. Ruaha is one of the highest concentration of predators anywhere in Africa and a wonderful wild character that is rare to find so if you and your partner are big on game viewing or want it to be a highlight of your honeymoon, then this is an ideal place to visit.
Accommodation in Ruaha National Park mainly consists of several luxury self contained cottages that are very comfortable and private, each with its own balcony with a beautiful view. Other amenities include hot showers, solar powered 24 hours electricity, and WiFi at the lodges.
Ruaha Hilltop Lodge
Located on top of a hill overlooking the vast Savannah plains where you can sometimes spot giraffes, elephants, baboons, and kudus not far away, Ruaha hilltop lodge offers exceptional services at prices that don’t necessarily break the bank. The dining room, bar, and reception are all under one roof, with a strategically placed gallery for you and your spouse to enjoy the spectacular African sunrise and sunset.
Mabata Makali Lodge
This luxurious tented camp is situated at Mabata Makali near Madogoro rangers Post at the border of Ruaha National park. It boasts spectacular views of the surrounding lush greenery as well as a swimming pool, bonfire area, and spacious bandas – perfect for a couple looking to enjoy the amazing Tanzanian jungle in relative privacy.
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The wildlife, beaches, and adventures in Tanzania makes it a leading honeymoon destination for newlyweds from all over the world. So if you’re still looking for where to go for your honeymoon after your big day, consider a once in a lifetime experience in Tanzania. It will not only bond you and your spouse, but also give you both a memory to cherish for the rest of your married life. Contact us today to learn more.
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