A honeymoon is an extremely special holiday for a newlywed couple. It’s their first adventure together after the wedding and a continued celebration of the marriage. Journeying off on honeymoon also brings some much needed time out at the end of all that wedding planning (which is why it’s no wonder our clients like to leave the planning to us!) These days, couples are increasingly opting for exotic honeymoon locations. The African continent tops the list for many newlyweds because it is exciting, alluring and different. Africa also provides perfect opportunities for down time, luxury and creature comforts, and an eclectic mix of fun and exhilarating activities. In fact, Africa is perfect for honeymooners because it offers the perfect blend of everything. Popular Honeymoon Activities in Africa We receive lots of holiday planning and itinerary requests from couples planning to take off on their (once-in-a-lifetime, hopefully!) honeymoon. Here are some of the activities that top the newlywed list while in Africa: A wildlife safari (naturally!)Helicopter safari Hot air balloon safariA trip to Kenya’s Masai Mara and Serengeti in KenyaA visit to the Ngorongoro CraterTo witness the iconic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe (there’s also the ‘Flight of Angels’ helicopter ride and the Elephant Lodge west wing!)A night or two at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, KenyaA trip to the wine region of South Africa (there are many wineries in and around Capetown)An exploration of the coastal Garden Route of South AfricaA visit to the Okavango Delta in BotswanaTo get a taste of African food and cultureTo experience a viewing of the stunning and sometimes scary annual Great MigrationTo laze on a pristine beach in Zanzibar and walk through historic Stone Town while in Tanzania Top-Shelf Honeymoon Accommodation For years, we have differentiated ourselves as Australian luxury African safari tour specialists. We only recommend lodges and hotels that we have personally vetted and that meet our criteria for excellence: Read more about what goes into making the very best safari experience We can spoil you for choice with a range of top-class African safari lodges that will invigorate you by day with an exciting African experience, relax you at dusk with canapes and sundowners before providing you overnight with the very best in complete luxury, privacy and escapism. The staff at our choice of African lodges are experts at catering for couples and providing all the thoughtful extras. In addition, every safari lodge comes with their own private deck, ensuite bathroom, irresistible food and the comfiest of beds imaginable: mostly king-sized and luxuriously festooned with pillows and cushions and protected by mosquito nets. Many more lodges also include private plunge pools and outdoor swimming pools. See our pick of the top 5 African lodges You may arrange to start the day with a scrumptious breakfast by yourselves, or dine privately under the starlit sky, if you wish; listening to the sounds of the African wildlife all around you. Everything always seems brighter and bigger in the African bush – it’s quite the aphrodisiac! The Diversity of Africa’s Landscape It’s easy to overlook the vastness of the African continent. Africa is made up of 54 countries and thousands of different cultures, and apart from anything else, it means there are ample attractions to suit all kinds of personalities and preferences. As a taste, consider the stunning wine region, picturesque coastline, postcard-perfect beaches, bustling cities and growing centres of technology. Not to mention some of the most epic wildlife viewing on the planet. What’s more, often you won’t even need to choose one over the other. Take Tanzania, on the East coastline of Africa, for example: here, you’ll be spoilt with options to suit all preferences because it features the best of both worlds. That is, a wonderful balance between the thrill of a wildlife safari adventure whilst also providing the appeal of soaking up the rays while unwinding in a gorgeous beach side resort. Also, the close proximity of certain African countries means you can easily and conveniently zip across from one to another. It’s only an hour’s flight, for instance, between Kenya and Tanzania. Where countries allow it, we strongly recommend an itinerary that takes advantage of close proximity: let us show you how! Let Nature Do the Rest There really is no superior place than Africa for couples wishing to create novel, lifelong memories. It is a very special thing to witness, together with your partner, the visceral scene of a leopard devouring an antelope it has dragged up a tree, or the tenderness of a lioness as it tends to her cubs. All you need do is snuggle up, relax, get your camera out if you want to and thoroughly immerse yourselves in this special place that will mirror the uniqueness of your own relationship. We’re passionate about Africa; it’s in our blood and we’d love the chance to show you the real Africa — the Africa with a difference!