Tanzania Honeymoons

Tanzania, with its iconic Serengeti National Park, lively Zanzibar Island, and majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, emerges as a captivating honeymoon destination. It’s a favored choice for several reasons, with the renowned Serengeti being a primary attraction. Located in the northern region, it ranks as one of Africa’s most reliable and impressive game-viewing destinations. The park is famous for hosting the world’s largest animal migration, with over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra traversing its plains in an epic struggle for survival. Tanzania’s other safari destinations, including the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ruaha National Park, and the Selous Game Reserve, deliver remarkable wildlife encounters and stunning landscapes.

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    It's the little details that matter most

    When it comes to planning your dream honeymoon it is the little things that make it truly unforgettable, like private experiences, complimentary couples’ massages, champagne sundowners, candlelit dinners, and sunset sails. Our travel experts can help create these unique experiences and even add a little extra through our contacts for that extra special honeymoon.

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Where to Go in Tanzania

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    Serengeti National Park

    The Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania is a prime safari destination, teeming with diverse wildlife including lions, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, and more. It hosts the awe-inspiring great migration, with millions of wildebeest and zebras moving through Tanzania and Kenya. For honeymooners, the Serengeti offers an unforgettable experience.

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    The Ngorongoro Crater

    The Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania is a remarkable safari destination, boasting the world’s largest caldera. Descending from the crater rim with your private guide, you’ll encounter diverse wildlife, including lions, elephants, rhinos, and more, creating a memorable safari experience.

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    Zanzibar Island

    Zanzibar, an island off Tanzania’s east coast, boasts stunning white sand beaches, the Indian Ocean’s shimmering waters, a lush Jozani forest with endemic colobus monkeys, charming Stone Town alleys, and fragrant spice farms. Honeymooners can enjoy a mix of activities or simply relax in this paradise.

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    Lake Manyara National Park

    On a honeymoon road trip through Tanzania’s northern parks, Lake Manyara often features in the itinerary. Known for pink flamingos and unique tree-climbing lions, it’s close to Ngorongoro. Secluded safari camps offer a wow-factor stay.

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When to Visit Tanzania

Tanzania offers year-round travel opportunities, with sunny, warm weather. Rainy seasons are April, May, and November. While June-September is fantastic for dry weather and clear views, any time of the year offers great game viewing. Some months are popular due to the wildebeest migration, such as January-March for calving and July-September/October for river crossings. Choose the best time with our specialists’ guidance.


Tanzania Honeymoon Q&A

Gemma DSouza  Africa Specialist


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.

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