Africa Honeymoon Destinations

Africa is the ultimate honeymoon destination – it is wild, raw, mysterious, and silent. In other words, the ideal backdrop for decadent romance.  If you are reading this, you already know that.                                           

Yet the question is – where can you go to enjoy the most perfect setting? 

Our top 8 reveals our favourite (unusual) places to enjoy true romance in Africa.  Contact us to see how these ideas fit into a perfect honeymoon itinerary!


1. Devil’s Pool (Victoria Falls)

Devil’s Pool may not sound romantic, but it is seriously cool for adventurous honeymooners.  The calm pools spill one hundred metres into Victoria Falls – you can lean right over and look if you are good with heights!  Take an iconic Instagram pic of the two of you wild swimming with mist in your hair.

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2. Tusitiri Dhow (Lamu, Kenya)

The Tusitiri is a refurbished luxury dhow offering an unforgettable sailing experience on the Kenyan coast.  Sleep on deck under the stars, explore secluded bays, swim in mangroves, and enjoy perfect seclusion.  The Tusitiri is one of the most iconic ways to step back in time on a glorious romantic adventure.  Be sure to include a few nights at one of the most romantic lodges in Shela.

3. Wolwedans Dune Lodge (Namibia)

An endless sea of sand awaits honeymooners at Wolwedans in Namibia.  Avoid crowds at Sossusvlei; rather stay in a luxury tent surrounded by the silent, calming beauty of the shifting red sands.  If the majestic views get boring, the dunes can be explored by hot air balloon or horseback – that kind of romantic honeymoon is hard to beat.

4. Chimp trekking in Mahale (Tanzania)

Mahale National Park is a lush, secluded paradise on the banks of Lake Tanganika.  Honeymooners will love connecting with habituated chimps living in the nearby mountains. Stay right on the banks of the lake at Greystoke Mahale for the ultimate experience of romantic barefoot luxury.

5. Papkuilsfontein (Northern Cape, South Africa)

Perfect starry nights await honeymooners visiting Papkuilsfontein Farm in Northern Cape.  Stay in renovated stone cottages with luxurious bedding and ‘room service’ – delicious home-cooked meals and red wine delivered to your lounge.  On warmer days, wild romantics may sneak in a skinny dip at the resident waterfall!

6. Lion Sands Treehouses (Sabi Sands, South Africa)

Every honeymooner deserves a night in open-air luxury amidst the trees at Lion Sands Treehouses.  Supper at the treehouses is enjoyed al fresco, with oil lanterns providing romantic ambience.  Sleep on cushy mattresses under the starry sky for the evening of a lifetime together!

7. Quirimbas Islands (Mozambique)

If tropical islands are your idea of true romance, the Quirimbas Islands delivers one of the most idyllic settings on the Indian Ocean.  Stroll white sand beaches, swim in perfect turquoise water, and observe an endless kind of silence.  We highly recommend staying at Azura Quilalea, a private island paradise.

8. Agafay Desert Camp (Morocco)

Searching for the iconic Saharan experience you always see on travel influencer’s Instagram feeds?  Secret’s out – it’s the utterly romantic Agafay Desert Camp.  Honeymooners will love the camel rides, candlelit cave dinner, or just chilling at this picturesque oasis.

Ready to pack your bags for the honeymoon of a lifetime in Africa?  Let’s chat!  We are experts in curating these experiences as part of a perfect itinerary, tailored just for the two of you.