Home to the iconic Serengeti National Park, the bustling streets of Zanzibar Island, and the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s tallest mountain, Tanzania really is an epic honeymoon destination. There are many reasons why Tanzania is so popular for honeymooners. One of which, and undeniably the most documented across wildlife documentaries today, is the safari experience in the Serengeti National Park. Located in the north of the country, the Serengeti really does stand out as one of the most reliable and impressive game-viewing destinations in all of Africa. This is not only because of the resident wildlife numbers but also because it homes the largest migration of animals in the world. Over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra migrate across these plains, in a constant battle for survival and reward. Other safari destinations in Tanzania also offer unbelievable wildlife sightings and breath-taking landscapes, such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ruaha National Park, and the Selous Game Reserve.

Another huge draw that Tanzania has for honeymoon couples is that it has such a beautiful coastline, as well as several islands which are idyllic and unique in their own way. Zanzibar Island is the most famous – home to the UNESCO World Heritage Capital, Stone Town. Along the beaches of Zanzibar are beautiful hotels, with access to the Indian Ocean and an array of excursions to keep you entertained. Other islands off the coast of Tanzania include Pemba, Mafia, Fanjove, and for those honeymooners who want to truly push the boat out, the private island of Mnemba!

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With a Kenyan father, Indian grandparents, and a Portuguese surname, travel is in my blood. I am enthralled by Africa and would happily talk about this diverse continent’s wildlife, cultures and experiences all day, every day.

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Where to Go in Tanzania

 
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When to Visit Tanzania

With plenty of sunshine and dry, warm weather, Tanzania can be visited year-round. The months to avoid are April, May, and November as these months are the rainy periods. In terms of safari, while the June to September period is fantastic (with dry weather and shorter vegetation), a safari throughout the year will provide fantastic game viewing. If you are flexible with when to go on your Tanzania honeymoon, then some months are particularly popular as they are centered around the wildebeest migration. The period between January and March, for example, is the calving season for the herds, so there is plenty of newborn and predator action. The month of July and September/ October is when the herds are potentially crossing the Mara River. There are draws to different months and times of the year, which our specialists can advise and discuss with you.

 

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Where is the best destination for a honeymoon in Tanzania?

There are a handful of incredible national parks, reserves, conservancies, mountain ranges, and islands across Tanzania, so it really depends on what experience you are looking for for your honeymoon. If you are wanting to do a safari then I would highly recommend the northern parks of Tanzania, including the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. If you’re looking for a safari experience off-the-beaten-track and somewhere more remote, then the southern parks of the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park are fantastic options for honeymooners. For those looking for a beach destination pre or post-safari, then Zanzibar or the coast of mainland Tanzania are very good options.

Which is the best island for honeymooners?

The most visited island in Tanzania is Zanzibar, and rightly so. The island is so rich in history and culture, and its capital Stone Town is a destination in itself. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit when it comes to spending time in Zanzibar. The accommodation in Zanzibar is also diverse, with plenty of options from small, boutique hotels to larger resorts. However, if you are looking for a truly secluded island to spend your honeymoon on, then we’d highly recommend islands like Fanjove or Mnemba. As private islands though, these come with a price tag!

 

Which is better, a Tanzania or a South Africa honeymoon?

There are draws to both destinations, and both certainly offer a great safari experience, especially for first-time safaris or honeymooners. That said, if you are looking to combine a safari and beach honeymoon, I’d argue that Tanzania is the better option. This is because there are several flight options from safari to the beach which makes combining them very accessible, and there are plenty of accommodation options for honeymoon couples in Zanzibar and other islands off the mainland. 

 

Will our honeymoon safari be private, or with other guests?

We organize private tours in Tanzania, which means that from the minute you arrive in the country, you will be met with private transfers and an itinerary that has been designed specifically for you. That said, a safari is often on a shared basis which means that your game drives will be with other guests from the camp. These will be in open-sided Land Cruisers, and you will have a professional safari guide driving you. There will be a maximum of 6/7 people and these will all be guests from the same camp. There are options to do completely private safaris (with your own safari jeep and guide) but we will run through the options and logistics with you when we are curating your perfect Tanzania honeymoon.