Planning a wedding can be a wonderful experience, but often when it comes down to the honeymoon, the pressure to find unique and romantic destinations to really wow your loved one can be overwhelming.
Luckily, honeymoons, ‘latermoons’ (delayed honeymoons) and romantic wedding anniversary trips are some of our favorite trips to plan, especially because our YPA founders, Nick and Ashley, have traveled across Africa as a couple themselves, enabling them to give unique ideas and personal recommendations.
Ideal honeymoon months
September to November, and February to March, are great honeymoon seasons. This is because prices are typically lower outside of peak travel seasons (summer vacation, festive months), with the busy summer vacations over, there are fewer families traveling, making it less crowded.
Sand and safari: A match made in heaven
There’s nothing more romantic than combining the quiet solitude of the African bushveld with beautiful beaches and tropical activities.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the romantic itineraries our honeymoon clients are loving at the moment. We hope they’ll inspire you to let us plan a dream itinerary for you and your significant other.
Honeymoon Itinerary – Trekking and traversing (11 nights) – Rwanda & Tanzania
If a wildlife-focused trip is your dream honeymoon, then we highly recommend Rwanda and Tanzania’s spectacular game viewing and top luxury lodges.
Fly in to Rwanda and spend a night in one of Kigali’s most luxurious boutique hotels. The next day you’ll drive up to Musanze to enjoy two days of exhilarating guided gorilla trekking.
Then fly to the Northern Serengeti and stay in a classic tented camp right in the middle of the action before continuing to a luxury lodge in a private reserve for the ultimate luxury safari experience.
After 7 days of exploring this massive reserve and wildlife sanctuary, we’re sure you’ll return home having seen some of the best game sightings of your life. For those seeking white sand beaches and turquoise waters, Zanzibar and Seychelles are easily paired with East Africa safaris.
Honeymoon Itinerary – Bush, city & sea (14 nights) – Botswana, Cape Town, Sabi Sands & Benguerra Island
Start your holiday in Botswana’s Okavango Delta – often referred to as Africa’s Garden of Eden – enjoying incredible game viewing, luxury bushveld accommodation, helicopter flights and guided walking safaris.
Then trade in the bush for the beautiful city of Cape Town where you can swim, shop, eat and explore to your heart’s content.
When you’re ready to search again for Africa’s famous wildlife, fly up to Sabi Sand Game Reserve for luxury bush lodge living and game viewing in an entirely new setting.
And finally, finish up your vacation with 3 nights on the idyllic Benguerra Island in Mozambique.
With salt in your hair and sun-kissed happiness, this will be a honeymoon to remember for years to come.
The benefit of YPA helping you plan your dream honeymoon is that we can advise on the best lodge locations, ideal times of year, the most romantic spots, and where to go to get close to animals.
We’ll also make sure that all of your travel logistics run smoothly and seamlessly so that you can relax after your big day and have the honeymoon of a lifetime.