5 Hand-Picked Honeymoon and Anniversary Destinations in the Heart of Africa
31 Aug 2022|Mary Rijnberg
The romance Africa evokes with its vast and varied plains has long been the subject of poetry, ballads and film homages. If you’re searching for that one-of-a-kind destination to celebrate a shared life of wonder and a healthy dose of the wild – look no further.
These 5 destinations have been carefully selected from our curated collection of Africa’s top destinations. With each promising exclusivity and 5-star luxury, allow yourself to be seduced by these destinations in the heart of Africa.
1. Bushmans Kloof, Cederberg, South Africa
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Turn your eyes skywards at one of Africa’s top stargazing spots. Bushmans Kloof, a luxury eco-retreat in the Cederberg Mountains, features an observatory and 16-inch telescope for guests’ use.
During the daytime, discover the region’s ancient San culture alongside experienced local guides. Explore the galaxy and the ancient world with your loved one by your side at this remote, star-filled wilderness escape that promises to exceed any expectations. Book one of 2 fully catered private villas for an even more secluded stay.
2. Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Tanzania
Image credit: Kwanini, The Manta Resort
Stay in your loved-up bubble while within this Swedish-engineered turquoise bubble. Glimpse shoals of reef fish swimming by from your bed in an unbelievable room fully submerged in the Tanzanian ocean.
Three above-water levels include a lounge, bathroom, and star-gazing/sun tanning bed, while below-deck you’ll find your luxurious sleeping quarters. Float into serenity with this romantic experience like no other.
3. Sindabezi Island, Zambezi River, Zambia
Image credit: Green Safaris, Sindabezi Island Camp
Unwind from the wedding rush with ‘nature therapy’ for the soul on this intimate island in the Zambezi River, just 12km upstream from Victoria Falls. With only 5 chalets on the island and zero grid dependence, this is exclusivity and groundedness like you’ve never experienced.
The Honeymoon Chalet boasting an outdoor tub overlooks the mighty river, with tranquillity and safari-style adventure seamlessly intermingling. Stay long enough and you may even get to know the neighbours–the resident wildlife enjoys traipsing around this isle and splashing in the nearby river.
4. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
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Experience old-world African glamour at this bucket list destination. Perhaps most famous for being home to a herd of endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, Giraffe Manor also boasts lush gardens, sun-soaked terraces and courtyards made for meandering in hand-in-hand.
For the conscious traveller, this dream destination provides an opportunity to sponsor an endangered giraffe and ensure the species’ longevity. What better way to celebrate life shared than with the legacy of leaving the world a better place, together?
5. The Highlands, Ngorongoro, Northern Tanzania
Image credit: Jason Wang via Asilia Africa
Imagine: you’re soaking in a private hot tub with the love of your life contemplating the future while overlooking a crater formed centuries ago. The Highlands in northern Tanzania offers the chance to do just that, with world-class cuisine, fireplaces, and a full roster of activities to choose from to boot.
Far from the crowds and perched on the side of the Olmoti Volcano, this destination boasts a small number of contemporary domed suites with floor-to-ceiling views of the Tanzanian wild. Experience the seclusion of a luxury African safari in this most unique of locations.
Embark on your African love affair by reaching out to us. Whether you’re searching for the wild, seclusion, the extraordinary, or for giving back while you unwind, we’ll curate an experience to match.