Honeymoon destinations in dreamy Tanzania is a beautiful choice as it combines the beach bliss of Zanzibar with the incredible safari options also available. Meet red-cloaked Maasai warriors, see elephants, lions and giraffes up close in the flesh, witness the migration of wildebeest in the Serengeti, climb Mount Kilimanjaro or just relax on the incredible beaches of Zanzibar. Sweeping you off your feet, this idyllic country creates the perfect romantic setting for a honeymoon in Tanzania.
Tanzania is a country on very much an upwards trajectory at present. Long gone are the days when Tanzania lived in Kenya’s shadow in tourism terms, it now justifiably more than holds its own with the beautiful scenery and charming locals. Ecotourism is thriving here, there are some of the best safari options in the whole of Africa, and Zanzibar is an intoxicating place thanks to Tanzania’s magical Indian Ocean coastline and the effortless charm of Stone Town in Zanzibar City.
About the activities:
Tanzania is the sort of place where you will literally never be bored, ever. Selous Game Reserve is the largest wildlife resort in Africa (48,000 km squared!), and as a result is home to lions, buffalo, leopards, elephants, black rhinos, giraffes and hippos. Similarly, tough anti-poaching laws in the Serengeti have thankfully led to a resurgence in the number of elephants in recent years.
When the safari tires you out, head east to Zanzibar where stunning beaches, cool water and stunning islands such as Pemba await you. Untouched coral facilitate some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in Africa, whilst the beautiful mosques in Zanzibar City will take your breath away.
About the weather:
For honeymoon in Tanzania, the best time to visit Tanzania is between June – October during the dry season. At this time of year, there are virtually no mosquitoes thanks to the lack of rain, and in safari terms the animals are easier to find and spot as they congregate around watering holes and lakes. Similarly, June and July are the best times to witness the wildebeest migration, which is a spectacle that you will never forget.
What we love:
The Tanzanians are wonderful people and they make you feel welcome instantly in their country. There are over 120 different tribes in Tanzania, each with their own distinctive identity. Yet they still retain a cohesive sense of unity despite their differences, and this is a model upon which we should all aspire.
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The following are companies we would recommend...
Founded in 1962, Abercrombie & Kent embody the pinnacle of luxury honeymoon tour operators. Whilst they are at the more expensive end of the spectrum, you pay for quality and Abercrombie & Kent organise trips in 100 countries on all 7 continents. Whether you are looking for a unique tailor-made trip, a relaxing beach holiday, or a private villa or chalet to rent for your honeymoon, Abercrombie & Kent will look after you every step of the way as they pride themselves on being the best in the business.
Safari tours are a magical way to celebrate your honeymoon in style, and Migration Safaris have been creating these blissful memories for years all over Africa. The company retains much if its flexibility, so whether you’d prefer to be meeting the Maasai Mara tribe in Kenya, watching lions in South Africa or drifting down the Zambezi river with a martini in one hand - Migration Safaris have got it covered!
Established in 1997, Rainbow Tours is a UK based company that is very popular with newlyweds as they specialise in tours to Africa and Latin America. They can arrange every aspect of the honeymoon from relaxing beach breaks to amazing safaris. Although if you prefer a more bespoke and personal service, they are happy to tailor your trip to suit you - so each honeymoon feels unique and extra special.