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Romantic, adventurous, luxurious - Tanzania is one of our favorite honeymoon destinations!

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Tanzania Honeymoon Safari Vacations

Tanzania is our favorite honeymoon destination. Romantic, exhilarating, luxurious – just tell us what you would like, and we’ll design a honeymoon that is absolutely perfect for you.

This country offers a fantastic combination of adventure and romance. The game viewing is exceptionally good, and Tanzania offers a number of small, intimate, and authentic camps and lodges, many of which provide the option to book a private vehicle for game drives.

Additionally, you can combine your safari in Tanzania with beach time on Zanzibar! Most of our clients who choose Tanzania for their honeymoon want to start with a safari before spending a few days relaxing on an idyllic beach. However, you can easily spend time on the beach first, followed by a safari – the choice is yours!

Where to go in Tanzania on your honeymoon safari

When it comes to safari destinations, Tanzania divides into two areas – the famous ‘Northern Circuit’ and the off-the-beaten-track south. 
Within the North, our top picks for honeymooners are...

  • The Ngorongoro Crater - The views from the Crater rim are sure to have you gasping with awe. Well worth a visit for the scenic vistas alone, the Crater is also home to some incredible big game, including big tusker elephants, large prides of lion and herds of buffalo that often stand up to the big cats.
  • The Serengeti - From witnessing the Great Migration to catching sight of the big cats that follow the herds, you and your partner will be mesmerized by this national park every time you set off on a traditional game drive!

Both pack a mighty punch when it comes to sheer volume of wildlife, including all the Big Five. 
But there’s plenty to see in the South too, specifically in...

  • Ruaha National Park - Located in the heart of Tanzania, and being the country's largest national park, Ruaha is a fantastic area to visit. It is predator-rich and far off the beaten track - an office favorite for value alone!
  • The Selous Game Reserve. - The Selous is a watery world filled with palm trees, boat cruises, and of course some wonderful wildlife. This reserve is perfect for a quiet and romantic safari!

Recommended honeymoon activities in Tanzania

  • Game drives 

  • Guided walks

  • Romantic bush dinners

  • Private dining

  • Bush breakfasts 

  • Sunrise hot air balloon rides

Parts of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater are amazing for game drives featuring all Big Five – lion, rhino, leopard, elephant, and buffalo! There are numerous smaller predators and herbivores too, and hundreds of birds. If walking safaris appeal, we suggest spending an afternoon on a guided walk to get a great sense of the bush and wildlife around you.
To add in a bit of romance, we highly recommend a bush dinner or speaking to our experts to arrange private dining. You can find more details on unforgettable dining experiences here.

The best honeymoon properties in Tanzania

Zuri Zanzibar

One of the island’s newest properties, Zuri is located on the island’s best non-tidal beach and its accommodation options include a suite with breathtaking views and your very own Jacuzzi.

Baraza Resort & Spa

Baraza is an east-coast resort with a wealth of communal facilities, Zanzibar’s Baraza nevertheless offers all the charm of a much smaller property, and the sheer beauty of its architecture will thrill you.

Boutique Hotel Matlai

With a brilliant location on Zanzibar’s south-east coast, Matlai offers lovely rooms, delicious food and drink, and very attentive service - this is our top boutique hotel on the island.

Sand Rivers Camp

One of the finest properties in the Selous Game Reserve, this camp was set up by well-known guide Richard Bonham and features plush guest suites and spectacular vistas over the Rufiji river.

Ikuka Safari Camp

Another classic camp with amazing views, Ikuka sits atop Ruaha National Park’s Mwagusi escarpment and includes just six deluxe rooms with private veranda, as well as a lovely communal swimming pool.

Lamai Serengeti

Also from Nomad Tanzania, Lamai is positioned on top of a kopje, and every one of its classically luxurious rooms has uninterrupted views over the sprawling plains.

Serian Camps

Situated throughout the Serengeti, renowned guide Alex Walker’s properties bring you the best of all the national park’s wildlife and are ideal for an adventurous honeymoon.

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Run by Nomad Tanzania, this six-tented camp boasts a fabulous location on the famous Crater rim, and is perfect for honeymooners seeking authentic experiences of the Ngorongoro area as a whole.

Plantation Lodge

Located in the Karatu region, Plantation lodge is a superb base from which to explore the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring characterful rooms, immaculate gardens, a swimming pool, and its own coffee plantation and working farm.

If you are interested in a honeymoon safari to Tanzania, just let one of our experts know here and they can help you plan your adventure today.

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