The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

Honeymoon Destinations in Africa
One of the most romantic spots in Livingstone, Zambia. Photo: Courtesy of Maddy Drachler / @mcdrach

The vast and beautiful continent of Africa is not only about impressive wildlife, beautiful Savannahs and epic landscapes – it also has its sweet side. Read our guide to the most beautiful honeymoon destinations in Africa. And discover your dream honeymoon with our roundup of the best places to enjoy a romantic honeymoon in and around Africa. 

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Great Rift Valley, Kenya

This is truly a beautiful sight of vastness. It is surrounded by natural abundance of an otherworldly terrain of cliffs and volcanoes, amazing great lakes like Lake Victoria, Naivasha, Turkana, etc, as well as the giraffes and zebras of Crater Lake Game. There are many viewpoints where there are curio shops and short eats. the weather is always cool and with gentle breeze. The Great Rift Valley of Kenya is a region rich in culture, and home to hundreds of bird species, especially Flamingos. This site is a must experience for visitors and tourists.

Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt

Often referred to as “City of Peace”, Sharm El Sheikh is a popular resort town in Egypt situated on the coastal strip along the Red Sed. This location is an excellent honeymoon destination for couples that would want to enjoy the thrill of desert safaris and luxury hotels with the coolness from the bays of the Red Sea.

Livingstone, Zambia

This is one of the most romantic places in the world. It is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, and it is the tourism center of the Victoria Falls. Here, you have hotels with nature at your door step – clear views of the stunning Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park. The atmosphere at Livingstone, Zambia is nothing short of magical, showcasing enchanting architecture, riverside cafes, and a curious local wildlife. This is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Africa.

Livingstone, Zambia
One of the most romantic spots in Livingstone, Zambia. Photo: Courtesy of Maddy Drachler / @mcdrach

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar is an island of adventures whose historic district of Stone Town is one of East Africa’s few remaining ancient cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the blue waters and white-sand archipelago off the coast of Tanzania. This island is filled with stunning beachfronts and amazing honeymoon island resorts for curious couples that want to have an exotic quintessential Indian Ocean experience.

Zanzibar, Tanzania
Beachfront in Zanzibar. © Brit Poldaru

Seychelles Islands

Seychelles is an African island, traditionally dominated by the South Pacific and the Caribbean. The island offers exotic beaches and lush vegetation for couples that are looking for a private island experience for their honeymoon. Its many romantic attractions include: Aride Island Nature Reserve, Cousin Island Reserve, Gran Anse.  Seychelles is an incredible home to variety a of plants and animal life.

Paradise Beach, seychelles
Sunset at legendary Anse Source D’Argent beach in La Digue, Seychelles. © Lauri Sten/flickr

Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, is arguably one of the most attractive and safest capital cities in Africa. The lush hillsides and its several ridges and valleys add undeniable aesthetic allure to Kigali. This a honeymoon city that offers peace and serenity – always looking to impress couples, and visitors alike. This destination is often used for honeymoons and vacations.

Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali City at Night; Left Kigali City Hall, Right Bank of Kigali. © Rwanda Government/Flickr

Bazaruto, Mozambique

Bazaruto is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the continent. Nestled on a tranquil bay looking out over the Indian Ocean, this sleepy Island of Mozambique really does have all the ingredients for a perfect trip. An island of the best coconut trees and sand beaches where you can enjoy swimming in the open with Manta rays and Whale sharks.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Commonly known as “Jo’burg” or “Jozi”, Johannesburg is a modern city flavored with vast array of fun experiences. Jozi is the vibrant heart of South Africa. This carnival city is rapidly changing and smartening up – its friendly urban neighborhood of Maboneng is considered one of the most successful urban-renewal projects in the world. Jozi is a world of entertainment and the core of the nation’s romantic cuisines.

Marrakesh, Morocco

This is a gateway to couples looking to explore and bask in culture. Marrakesh, located in Morocco, is a destination that offers Saharan sand and the Mediterranean coastlines for you to explore – no half ends. Get yourselves ready, dive right in and get your senses spanked by the town’s enchanting heady sights and dazzling sounds. Explore Djemaa El Fna, it’s the main square of Marrakesh – it has a majestic and medieval feel to it. Marrakesh don’t like to be bored, be prepared to live it up!

Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakech, Morocco. © Lachlan Rae

Bissagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau

This is an abundance of islands, creeks, mangroves, islets and sandy bays located in Guinea-Bissau. The Bissagos islands are a joy haven for newlyweds looking for private island. Only 20 settlements on about 88 islands, which leaves plenty of untouched white-sand islands to explore. There are plenty cheap romantic beach-side cabins and oceanfront restaurants. The islands are prime honeymoon destination in Africa, visitors enjoy their honeymoon to swings and rhythm of the tide.

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