Experience your dream honeymoon on an African safari

A safari honeymoon in Africa is simply the best way to celebrate your first chapter together. With wide-open plains domed by starlit skies, sunsets that will leave you swooning, and wildlife sightings that will amuse and move you, how can you resist Africa? Our continent beckons and bedazzles newlyweds from all over the world to witness her mesmerising beauty with their own eyes. With more privacy and once-in-a-lifetime experiences than anywhere else on earth, you'll fall even deeper in love with each other as you adventure across African soil together. And as the World's Best Safari Company, we know all the best luxury places to celebrate your union. 

Why choose Africa for a safari honeymoon?

  • Choose from numerous luxury private game reserves throughout Africa and enjoy exclusive up-close game drives.

  • Satisfy your inner adventurer in Africa's unforgettable and vastly varied scenery.

  • Admire the glorious variety of species indigenous to Africa that you won't see anywhere else.

  • Experience relaxation at its finest with various wellness facilities and opportunities on offer.

  • Delve into a world of seclusion and privacy, making the most of your honeymoon experience.

  • You don't have to settle for one type of honeymoon. Instead, you can combine safari, vineyards, bush, beach, and city in one unforgettable trip.

  • Fan the flame of romance with a wide array of activities.

  • Feast at award-winning restaurants and wineries, some among the top globally.

Best destinations for a African safari honeymoon 

South Africa Safari Honeymoon

South Africa offers various safari honeymoon destinations rich in culture, history, and wildlife. Not to mention untouched natural beauty! Fall head over heels as you travel through this beautiful southernmost country in Africa.

​​Situated in the southwestern corner of Kruger National ParkSabi Sand Game Reserve forms the ivory tower of the famed Kruger pantheon, making it the ideal South Africa safari honeymoon destination. A year-round haven to the legendary Big 5, Sabi Sand is the most prestigious game reserve. With a rich wildlife population, game viewing and nature walks grant many memorable moments, while exclusive lodges on the reserve offer intimate getaway experiences. Think outdoor baths overlooking watering holes frequented by wildlife, sipping bubbly and dining under the stars, and even slumbering under the open skies in a treehouse. 

Then there's the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Home to the Big 5 and the endangered African wild dog, it's one of the largest game reserves in the country and the perfect location for a South Africa safari honeymoon. The enormous grassland park has over 10,000 mammals, inviting guests to marvel at the majesty of the cheetah, hyena, giraffe, and zebra, among others. With plenty of adventurous activities and ultra-luxurious and remote lodges for all the privacy your heart could desire, Madikwe is what honeymoon dreams are made of. 

Phinda Private Game Reserve is another incredible option for your South Africa safari honeymoon. With six luxury lodges to choose from, each with unique architectural charms and views, from being nestled in a forest to being perched on mountain tops, you can see Phinda from all angles. As a private game reserve, you also get a more uncrowded experience with heart-stirring sightings of the many wildlife species and wide-open spaces. The best part? You can easily combine your Phinda safari with a seaside adventure as its unique location is close to the KwaZulu-Natal coastline.

Want more? We have good news! It's very easy to combine your South Africa safari honeymoon with a trip to the charming city of Cape Town and majestic Victoria Falls for an experience filled to the brim with romance and adventure.

Safari Honeymoon in Kenya

Kenya safari honeymoon will make you feel like you've stepped onto the movie set of Out of Africa. Just like Meryl Streep's character did, you'll quickly fall in love with the vastness of this country's landscapes, wildlife density, and vibrant cultures.

Wake up to magnificent views of the open African skies, painted with hues of gold as the sun rises. Travel to Kenya's picturesque plains to witness one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, the Great Migration, where you will see millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate across the grassland in search of greener pastures.

From the sun-kissed Lake Victoria shores to the snowy peaks of Mount Kenya, a Kenya safari honeymoon will lead you to explore ever-changing landscapes. And, of course, the best way to admire it is from the sky on a hot air balloon safari!

A Kenya safari honeymoon entails massive unfenced national parks, where large herds of animals move freely along their ancient migration paths. The people of Kenya, like the colourful and striking Maasai and Samburu with their traditional African lifestyles, will fascinate and steal your heart. 

Other must-see destinations in Kenya include World Heritage Sites such as Lamu Old Town on Lamu Island, 13th-century ruins of Arab port cities, Mount Kenya and the magnificent Swahili coastline.

Indian Ocean Islands Honeymoon

A honeymoon calls for long, sultry days on the beach, sipping bottomless cocktails! And Africa has plenty of delightful island options to choose from, scattered throughout the warm Indian Ocean. 

The Seychelles is a firm favourite honeymoon destination. Here you can dive into the crystalline waters and explore otherworldly coral reefs with the love of your life on your unforgettable Seychelles honeymoon. Northeast of Madagascar, Seychelles consists of over 100 islands covered in thick tropical forests, pristine beaches and impeccably clear water. Escape to the island forgotten by time, La Digue, with less than 2,000 inhabitants and only a handful of road vehicles. The shallow waters of the islands make activities such as diving, snorkelling and glass-bottom boats a familiar spectacle, while a rich history provides a handful of cultural excursions.

On the other hand, if you're looking for something a bit more off the beaten track, Zanzibar and Madagascar are perfect for your honeymoon. A Zanzibar honeymoon offers rich cultural activities, exploring markets and bazaars, all on a magical island with never-ending shorelines and picture-perfect beaches. 

The micro-continent of Madagascar is brimming with colourful towns and fragrant flavours, with lush forests, magnificent wildlife and tropical waterfronts. Over 50 species of lemurs that you won't find anywhere else on the planet call this island home, and they'll charm you with their adorable behaviour. Underwater cathedrals and ancient shipwrecks allow divers to share the deep blue waters with rays, whale sharks, and graceful turtles. Those more inclined to stay on the beach can watch humpback whales breach the ocean's surface on their seasonal voyage. Your Madagascar honeymoon will be something you bring up in conversation every chance you get for years to come! 

Or, for a classic tropical honeymoon, visit Mauritius and the Maldives. Mauritius is the postcard depiction of a honeymoon, inviting you to sip on cocktails as the sun sets, take long walks on the beach, or get adventurous and explore the island on quad bikes. The Maldives, on the other hand, is known for its overwater bungalows that will make you feel like you have your own private island to yourselves! Spend your days lazing in the sun or exploring the kaleidoscopic underwater world on your dream Indian Ocean Islands honeymoon. 

Regardless of where you decide to go, the Indian Ocean Islands are each dreamy in their own unique ways. 

When is the best time to go on an African safari honeymoon? 

The best time to go on an African safari honeymoon is…well, when's your wedding date? Regardless of when you two love birds tie the knot, Africa will be ready and waiting for you to show you the time of your life on your African safari honeymoon.

Africa is a year-round destination, each season and destination promising its own unique delights. And as the World's Best Safari Company, we make it our business to make your African safari honeymoon the ultimate experience, regardless of when you're celebrating this big life event.

If you live in the northern hemisphere, why not escape the chilly winter and make as migratory birds do? Head straight to the southernmost point of Africa for summer! Or, if you're planning your honeymoon in Africa's winter season, you're also heading into prime safari season! With the bush sparse, you get to see exciting wildlife sightings around every turn on your game drive. 

Whenever, wherever, with whomever, we have the place (or rather, places!) in Africa that will leave you smitten and smiling from ear to ear. 

How much does an African safari honeymoon cost?

The price of a honeymoon safari in Africa depends on many different factors. At Rhino Africa, all our tours are tailor-made to suit your personal wish lists, and expectations, and of course, we recommend the best places using our first-hand experiences. 

The total cost of your honeymoon safari in Africa depends on factors such as the duration of your stay, the season, accommodation options, inclusions and exclusions, activities, and more. As a rough estimate, a safari honeymoon in Kruger National Park, for example, can cost anything between $500 to $2,500 per person per night, depending on service providers, availability and seasonality. 

Don't worry, our Travel Experts will help work out something special for your honeymoon! 

What can I expect from my African safari honeymoon?

Wake up in Africa to fairytale-like sunrises across the plains. You'll generally head out on an early morning game drive to witness the first rays painting Africa’s horizon in rich red and orange hues, with wildlife making their debut after a night's rest.

After enjoying a coffee in the bush, you'll head back to a breakfast spread like you've never seen before! The rest of the day, you can do as much or as little as you'd like, with lodges offering different wellness or adventurous activities. From lounging at your private plunge pool to going on bushwalks, the day is yours to experience how you want to.

Before dinner, you'll usually head off for round two of your game drives for the day. This time, you'll watch the sun bid the plains adieu with its signature African sunset, inviting the nocturnal African wildlife to come out to play and hunt. Some lodges in private game reserves even offer night safaris to see these creatures out and about! 

Dinner is an event on its own, dining under the stars in the middle of the bush. After that, you can retreat to the luxury of your room or even decide to sleep out under the stars and fall asleep to the unfiltered soundtrack of Africa. 

A luxury safari honeymoon in Africa offers relaxation and adventure in the world's most untouched landscapes. 

Tailor-make your african safari honeymoon

Every newlywed couple is unique, and their love story, passions, interests and travelling spirit all have a personal style. Allow Rhino Africa to add to your love story by creating tailor-made romantic getaways perfectly suited to each heart's desire. Africa, the land of romantic adventure and postcard-perfect scenery, awaits.

Book your safari honeymoon in Africa with one of our Travel Experts today and experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey with your partner.

Let's plan your trip

Ready to start your journey?

ZA Number: +27 21 469 2600