We’re not sure there are many more perfect honeymoon destinations than Tanzania. Incredible safari opportunities and swathes of beautiful beach make this the ideal ‘bush and beach’ destination, but for anyone wanting to deviate from what is, to be frank, a pretty nailed on amazing honeymoon combo, there’s plenty more besides.
Let's start with what the country does oh so very well. First,
there's the wildlife, which rivals that in northerly neighbour
Kenya. The Serengeti is the obvious spot in which to see the
action, and home to millions of wildebeest and other plains game
and the carnivores that are in constant close attendance.
Add in some of the finest safari lodges in Africa and this is a
tough act to follow, but Tanzania can also boast the Ngorongoro
Crater, the largest ancient volcanic caldera in the world and
basically an open air zoo.
Further south the Selous and Ruaha National Parks are fast
challenging the Serengeti's pre-eminence, offering nearly the same
volume and quality of game but with just a fraction of the
visitors. The lodges and camps here are again some of the best in
the business for honeymooners.
When you're safari satiated there's nothing nicer than a stint
on the picture perfect white sand beaches of the Tanzanian coast
and islands. Take your pick from some of the Indian Oceans best
beach lodges, including the likes of private island paradise
Mnemba, or another of our favourites, Fundu Lagoon.
Zanzibar and the Spice Islands also have an appealing cultural
angle and excellent diving and fishing potential for when (if)
lolling about on the beach is just too much like hard work.
And if you want a little more adventure still on your Tanzanian
honeymoon, way out west on the shores of Lake Tanganyika is the
seriously romantic Greystoke Mahale lodge from where guests can
explore the Mahale mountains and watch habituated chimpanzees going
about their daily lives.
More adventurous still, and probably not for anyone wanting to
fly and flop after all that wedmin, is the chance to climb Mount
Kilimanjaro. Granted, this might not feel like the most obvious
choice of honeymoon pastime, but we are seeing an increase in
clients wanting to achieve something more than a tan on their
honeymoons. Each to their own and all that.