10 of the most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in Africa
For some people, Africa may only mean desert and forest. Surprisingly, this forgotten continent is full of UNESCO certified areas because of its unique natural habitat and the sunset in Africa can dye newly-wedded couples in golden light every single day. Instead of choosing a common destination in Europe or Asia, why not take a look at 10 romantic honeymoon destinations in Africa and experience your one-of-a-kind vacation?
1. Tofo beach and Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique
Diving in Bazaruto Archipelago
Being blessed with its coastal location to the South of Africa, Mozambique nation is famous for beaches like Tofo and archipelagos like Bazaruto. Tofo was a fishing village and now it is discovered to become a premium destination with exotic activities like swimming with whale sharks and surfing to fill up your honeymoon in Africa with excitement. Though quickly developed as a tourist attraction, Tofo still keeps itself responsible for marine wildlife here.
Far away from Tofo is Bazaruto archipelago - a string of 4 islands in the India Ocean. Couples will be enjoyable with utmost privacy along with immersion in the stunning nature.
2. Douz in Tunisia
Travel in style with camels in Douz
Nothing can compare some nights lying on golden sand dunes and looking at millions of bright stars on the sky. Douz in Tunisia - the Gateway to the Sahara - is a perfect place for star gazers and one of the best romantic honeymoon destinations in Africa because of the 5-star service here and beautiful nature with palm oasis.
3. Masai Mara National Park in Kenya
Admire the beauty of species in Masai Mara National Park
Masai Mara National Park in Kenya is the place for your honeymoon in the continent if you like some adventure spice to your romantic trip. Here in this national park, tourists can observe one of the most breath-taking scenes of animal migration. Don't fear that you will have to sleep on birds' nests because bush camps are built up in the park with spotless service.
4. Praslin Island in Seychelles
Enjoy moments with your loved one on Praslin Island
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Home to more than 100 islands in Indian Ocean, Seychelles is also home to various types of rarest flora and fauna. Among these islands, Praslin deserves to be one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations because of its isolation, undiscovered beaches with UNESCO certified Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. Come here and you can experience beach life with white soft sand, crystal-clear ocean water, and incredible knowledge about Mother Earth's species.
5. The Namib Desert in Namibia
Wolwedans Dunes Camp
Even if Brangelina couple has split up, their taste for vacation place is spot on, and Namib Desert in Namibia is one of those. What is more amazing than waking up with the love of your life under the African sunrise and chilling out under the orange sunset in the middle of nowhere like this?
6. Belo Sur Mer in Madagascar
Wilderness of Belo Sur Mer
People may connect Madagascar with crazy animals because of the same-name movie. Well, there are loads of animals, but don't worry, they are not that crazy. On the contrary, Belo Sur Mer is an island where you can enjoy the quietness with stunning beaches. May you be served by locals with their freshest catch of the day, and you may never want to return home from this honeymoon in Africa.
7. Zanzibar in Tanzania
”Sleep with fish” in Zanzibar
Among these romantic honeymoon destinations in Africa, Zanzibar is unique with its historical pearl: Stone Town - a remaining ancient city in East Africa - was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides that, Zanzibar is comparatively as beautiful as any other fishing villages in Africa, and it will definitely guarantee a lovely honeymoon for you.
8. Great Rift Valley in Kenya
The most romantic Great Rift Valley in Kenya
While Kenya is popularly known for its species diversity, Great Rift Valley is a wonderful destination to admire it. Have you ever seen a flamingo? If not, head to this place immediately and your eyes will be feasted with hundreds of pink birds on the river. At night, couples can relax in colonial-style hotels and giggle with each other about weird postures of those flamingos. Nearby, there is a terrain of cliffs and volcanoes waiting to be discovered by some adventure lovers.
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9. Marrakech in Morocco
Dive in the Arabic culture in Marrakech
While nature is the main theme in other romantic honeymoon destinations, Arabian lifestyle is the one for Marrakech in Morocco. Standing out on the purple-orange sunset background are magnificent mosques, palaces and royal gardens. One thing for sure, whoever visiting this place can never forget exotic and vibrant life here.
10. Victoria Falls in Zambia
Bow yourself in front of the magnificent Victoria Falls of Zambia
The best must be saved for the last. Victoria falls are not only impressive to look at, but also interesting to discover. Activities like canoeing, kayaking and bungee jumping will bring couples to a new level of intimacy: discovering one's fear and bravery. Because of the famous fall, locals here put up some delicious restaurants serving local Zambian cuisine, which is a must-try.