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Planning an unforgettable African honeymoon? Enjoy chance encounters with Africa’s iconic wildlife, dine and dance underneath the brilliant shine of thousands of stars, relax into the incredibly epic landscapes that stretch into miles of beauty, and, above all, fall right back in love over and over again in a country where history, tradition, and culture transcend time. Africa is rich in romance for newlyweds looking for the ultimate getaway so believe us when we say that if you’re looking for that once-in-a-lifetime memory, there is no better place than Africa.
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
This stunningly gorgeous island is the most perfect place on the planet to just relax. The sleepy, incredibly peaceful slice of paradise is home to some of the most unforgettably beautiful white sandy beaches and lush tropical forests. The picturesque views and dreamlike atmosphere almost looks too good to be real. Here, you won’t be too far from a beach—a beach that you’ll never tire looking at. Pick one, or spend a day hopping from one beach to another. Wherever you go, you’re bound to find someplace that feels like your own piece of heaven. When you’ve finished watching the sun set over the horizon, return to the luxury resorts of Raffles or Lemuria.
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
Waterfalls are often the perfect backdrop for romance. Maybe it’s the way the orange and pink light of the setting sun bounces off the rushing water, or maybe it’s because they are almost always surrounded by the picturesque view of a rainforest where colours are heightened so much that it’s like another world. Whatever it is, waterfalls, and especially Victoria Falls, are the perfect honeymoon dream spot. Victoria Falls shows off the beauty that dubbed it the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. If you’re lucky, you may get to experience the Flight of Angels, courtesy of Sobek and Safari Par Excellence. For somewhere close to stay, consider checking into the Toka Leya Camp for a safari tent overlooking the incredibly beautiful Zambezi and its islands.
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Cape Winelands, South Africa
Cape Winelands in South Africa is the best known wine-producing area in Africa, and with a stunning mountain range and an explosion of colours, it’s also one of the most incredible. It is possible to explore the entire region in a day, but we recommend taking your time and checking out some of the events—like whale watching, swimming with seals and skydiving! Book direct with Winelands Explore and then return to any number of the extraordinary places to stay, like the Grande Roche Hotel. While you’re there, don’t forget to test and taste the amazing array of wine choices!
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Great Rift Valley, Kenya
The Great Rift Valley is world renowned for its spectacular views and scenery that stretches 6,000 miles over towering, snow-capped mountains to tundra landscapes, and it is home to an abundance of breathtaking lakes that lie along its length. The Great Rift Valley is also home to over 500 species of bird, which makes this part of Africa one of the most colourful. You may also see black rhinos, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, and more! For a bit of adventure on your honeymoon, consider a safari or tour with African Budget Safaris before winding down back at the Hotel Great Rift Valley Lodge.
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Madagascar is one of the most wonderful—but underrated—honeymoon destinations in Africa. The incredible island offers honeymooners the option to relax and enjoy the turquoise-blue waters on the white sands of their beaches, or enjoy an adventure in the numerous forests that stretch out to accommodate wildlife lovers. For a honeymoon with equal parts of both, consider the private island of Tsarabanjina where you and your significant other can enjoy diving and snorkelling, luxury accommodation, and spontaneous searches for lemurs! Take a tour with Imagine Africa for the best experience, or start your own at the Constance.
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For an unforgettable honeymoon that’s full of iconic wildlife, exotically exciting landscapes, ancient wonders, and a beautiful culture, you absolutely have to travel to Africa! There are so many incredible locations across the country that are rich in romance for newlyweds—so what are you waiting for?
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Superbly beautiful, Africa is at the top of my list for romantic honeymoon adventures! Imagine seeing Victoria Falls from high above in a helicopter – unforgettable!