There’s outside the box and then there’s Madagascar, probably one of the most original (and Original) honeymoon destinations on the planet. The fact that 80% of the wildlife here is endemic demonstrates just how unique this African gem is. Add to that a melting pot of cultural influences, from European to African and Asian to Arabic, and you’re on to something really quite special.
Madagascar may not exactly have
a reputation for hyper luxurious hotels, muted tones and seamless
logistics but the beaches in the North are superb and would be
fabulous as a standalone fly and flop. However, if you do want to
do something a little more intrepid on your honeymoon, you've come
to the right place. The real beauty of Madagascar is in its
authenticity, its unspoilt landscapes and culture and its sheer
'otherness', for want of a better word.
First of all there's the wildlife, and a great way to kick off
your honeymoon in Madagascar is to head on a safari. While you won't
be party to the epic game of a traditional African safari, the
sheer diversity of wildlife in Madagascar is quite astonishing,
from the iconic lemur to birds, chameleons and all manner of creepy
crawlies. Once you've had your fill of the country's wildlife, head
to the north of the country for some R&R and a spot of luxury
along Madagascar's coastline. Here you will find genuinely
luxurious boutique hotels, the pick of the honeymoon bunch being
thatched bungalows set across the small island, with uninterrupted
views across the ocean, will make you feel like you're living your
own version of Robinson Crusoe. Tsarabanjina is a truly spoiling
resort with incredibly personalised service, excellent food and one
of the best beaches in Africa - honeymoon heaven.
For something even more left field, Madagascar combines
wonderfully as a bush and beach combo with South Africa. See big
game on a South African safari before getting a direct flight from
Johannesburg to Nosy Be,
another superb archipelago in the north of Madagascar.
Honeymoon Gift List Service
Take advantage of our Honeymoon Gift List service! The service
allows your loved ones to contribute towards the overall cost of
your Original Travel honeymoon.