“Taking honey to the moon” as figuratively described by Economist Saingeh Alfred, is a period when newlyweds spend time out of the ordinary to savor the depth of their emotions, after the ups and downs of organizing their wedding. Saingeh says, spending the honeymoon in a unique place full of exotic distractions and nature is worth an investment in the direction of a lasting marriage. Tourism Expert Fuchi Brunhilda underlines, Africa is endowed with dream locations for love birds all over the world to have a lifetime experience. She says “the African continent is host to tons of locations; from sandy beaches, luxurious hotels to luscious natural sceneries to immortalize moments for any couple.”
1. The Zanzibar Island
The Zanzibar Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Africa. It is known for its luxurious beach hotels and resorts, sandy beaches, National parks, spice tours and cultural attractions. Zanzibar has it all when it comes to amazing honeymoon ideas. Zanzibar Serena Hotels offers an amazing honeymoon package which provides the couple with an adventurous vacation. Few African destinations have the coastal or historical appeal of Zanzibar, a white-sand archipelago off the coast of Tanzania whose historic district of Stone Town is one of East Africa’s few remaining ancient cities. Curious couples should consider heading to Nungwi, a quiet touristic village on the northern tip of Unguja Island where they can spend their post-nuptial days relaxing next to the turquoise waters, cruising through vibrant mangroves, and exploring the delightful “ghost islands” that appear during low tide.
Lamu’s quiet tropical setting and wide variety of exciting activities, makes it a paradise. The Island is located on Kenyan coast and it offers adventurous activities for honeymooners. With its natural splendor, a wealth of culture and history, luxury hotels such as Majlis Resort and self-catering houses, fine restaurants that serves delicious seafood, the Island is an wonderful experience. Lamu is believed to be one of the oldest settlements of Africa and possess a unique diversity of people who are friendly and welcoming to victors. For couples who wish to stay away from the rest of the world Lamu is ideal as the town is small, cool and quiet. Couples on a guided tour to the village can immortalize their honeymoon by picking up traditional clothing and other jewelries and leather wear peculiar to the settlers.
3. Benguerra Island
Mozambique’s Benguerra Island is one of the beautiful islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago which comprise of a range of islands with sandy beaches and clear waters for love birds seeking adventure for their honeymoon; The Island is renowned for its wonderful scenery, farfetched coral reef and scenic beaches. The island has luxury lodges with unquestionable facilities to erase every iota of worry for honeymooners. Newlyweds who want to relax in natural surroundings, soak up the sun and enjoy the stunning coastline should visit Benguerra Island for their honeymoon.
4. Seychelles Islands
The Seychelles Islands are a growing African contender on a resort tourism scene traditionally dominated by the South Pacific and the Caribbean. The Seychelles offer the lush vegetation and exotic beaches of any tropical archipelago, but really takes things to another level on Praslin Island. Praslin is a lesser-populated island home to incredible and virtually untouched beaches like Gran Ansé as well as the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to incredible variety of plant and animal life that one 19th-century general named it the real-life Garden of Eden. For lovebirds who want to escape to Nature, Praslin Island is the destination for you. Forest aside, the island is blessed with a natural beautiful coastline. From tiny boulder-strewn covers to sweeping curves of powder sand, it indeed is a love paradise.
According to the Huffington Post, The golden dunes and unparalleled night skies of the Tunisian desert also make for a surprisingly romantic honeymoon. The Yadis Ksar Ghilane desert encampment which combines the romantic setting of a palm-lined desert oasis with the comforts of luxury desert tents is a dream site. Popularly called the gateway to the Sahara, Douz offers one-in-a-lifetime experience to laze around in the midst of golden dunes and enjoy the unique night sky. For couples who want to experience different cultures during their honeymoon, they should consider Douz especialy during the month of November and December during the Four day International Festival of the Sahara which features traditional Tunisian music, poetry reading camel and horse racing.
6. Obudu Mountain Resort
The Obudu Mountain Resort Nigeria defines relaxation in a beautiful countryside with great sights and incredible facilities for a perfect leisure. It has Africa’s longest cable line (4km) that runs from the bottom of the mountain up to the resort offering the newlyweds an unparalleled view of the mountain. It is simply a spectacular and breath taking view of the earth. The site offers a lot including lots of dancing, performances, hiking, bird watching and swimming; simply taking a look at the awesome landscape is also worthwhile. It is a natures’ lover perfect paradise. The temperate climate coupled with the radiant African sun makes it a perfect comfort zone for couples to bond. The presence of endless variety of local and international cuisines, coupled with the comfortable atmosphere made even more comfortable by a blazing log of fire, is a perfect place for an evening romantic meal.
7. Lake Malawi
Lake Malawi is worthy of a trip, offers a refreshing chill, warm climate and amazing views. Honeymooners need not worry about anything but waking up and enjoying the experience. Lake Malawi will undoubtedly create memories that you will tuck away for a lifetime. Lake Malawi offers an array of accommodation options for couples who desire privacy and a place to genuinely relax out of the hustles of life. Couples who want something a little bit different should consider a honeymoon here as the undisturbed peace of Lake Malawi will leave you breathless. On the other hand this vast body of fresh water fringed by beaches of golden sand is not only a scenic wonder but provides water sports opportunities for lovebirds looking for something beyond sun and sand bathing.
8. St Francis Bay
St Francis Bay is a vacation destination located in Eastern Cape, about an hour drive from Port Elizabeth South Africa. The destination is perfect for a relaxed and secluded honeymoon. It offers luxurious and romantic accommodation and dining experience and it is known for its white painted houses with black roofs, canals and fascinating golf courses. St. Francis Bay has a magical appeal that captivates honeymooners always. It is a destination for honeymooners all over the world who want to experience the magical beauty of an unspoiled surrounding especially its beaches lapped by the warm Indian ocean. Its man-made canal system linked to the Kromme River, offers visitors an exotic marina lifestyle.
9. Belo sur Mer
Couples seeking serenity and seclusion for their honeymoon have one destination, the island of Belo sur Mer of Madagascar. There is no better romantic introduction to this small fishing village with few crowds and tourists; it is a nirvana on earth. The quiet and peace of Bel sur Mer sets a tone for lovebirds to experience an emblematic connection with their partners as they enjoy their honeymoon. Bel Sur Mer, gorgeous beaches provide for long solitary strolls while the dinner of fresh and local sea food is just unforgettable.
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