Just like your wedding day, what you will experience in Africa will stay with you forever. Africa is the perfect honeymoon destination because you can create the adventure of your dreams. Experience world class luxury at private camps in the wilderness, amazing wildlife, some of the world’s best beaches, delicious food, flawless service, and unforgettable moments. Enjoy spacious beautiful suites, romantic dinners under the stars, or private picnics in the bush surrounded by elephants. You choose whether you want to rest and relax, get your heart pumping with exciting activities, or a combination of everything you like.

To be honest, there are SO many amazingly gorgeous lodges and camps in Africa that would be the perfect spot for a honeymoon. So while this list is a great start of some of our favorite honeymoon destinations, it is not a complete list of everything that there is to offer in Africa.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge – South Africa

The Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is for those in search of utter exclusivity. ‘Stunningly beautiful’ is the best statement to introduce Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve as villas emerge from a riverscape that sees the passage of much of the reserve’s wildlife. Your spacious bedroom is connected to an even larger living area by means of a sun deck. This is the perfect place to wind down from all excitement experienced during a typical safari day: a large comfy sofa faces an open fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls facilitate a wonderful view over the surrounding bushveld and Sabi River. You will also appreciate your very own heated plunge pool situated on the viewing deck: perfect for warm African days. Want to experience something different? Stay in the treehouse.

Royal Malewane – South Africa

Safari in extraordinary style in a private reserve bordering the Kruger. An award-winning spa, sumptuous cuisine, beautiful lodgings and the wildlife to match – the ideal luxury lodge for a honeymoon safari. A honeymoon here brings the added luxury of being entirely taken care of so that you can make the most of the view and the wild surroundings. Indulge in a couple’s spa treatment, or request morning lie-ins and in-room services if you’d like to skip a safari activity to watch the world go by in the quietude of your suite.

Londolozi Private Granite Suites – South Africa

This luxury safari lodge is for the traveler who appreciates the finer details. The camp offers luxury accommodation, stunning views, excellent service, and exceptional cuisine, considered the creme de la creme of the Londolozi portfolio. The suites are superb for a honeymoon, offering a celebration of elegance and elephants. You can enjoy a luxurious private outdoor bath that looks over the river as elephants wander by.

The Silo – South Africa

Utterly unique and located in one of the hottest spots in town, The Silo Hotel is a great choice for your honeymoon. It is located above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, this stylish and modern property has been created out of a history grain silo. After a day of sightseeing and activities, relax with a swim in the beautiful rooftop pool and take in the unmatched views.

Thorntree River Lodge – Zambia

This wonderful and niche camp lies on the Livingstone side of Victoria Falls and is but a short distance from the falls and town itself but makes you feel you are in the middle of nowhere. The stunning views of the Zambezi River is what makes this camp so magical. There are two well-appointed honeymoon suites raised on teak decking with open sides overlooking the river. There’s a very comfortable bar, lounge and dining area, with a riverside deck from which you can watch elephants moving between the islands in the Zambezi. A figure-of-eight swimming pool lies next to a thatched boma overlooking the waterhole where buffalo, elephants, hippo, waterbuck and bushbuck come to drink. Thorntree is the base for SafPar’s elephant-back safaris (the only one in Zambia) and guests can meet their resident herd. In addition, they operate their own river cruises from the lodge, as well as offering other activities.

Tintswalo Atlantic – South Africa

The Tintswalo Atlantic lodge has been hailed one of the most romantic destinations in Southern Africa, making it a coveted wedding and honeymoon venue. Perched above a pebbled beach at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, and overlooking the Cape’s iconic Sentinel mountain, Tintswalo Atlantic sits sheltered by the Table Mountain National Park. The lodge enjoys the very best of magnificent, panoramic ocean views, as well as access to the natural beauty found along the mountainside’s winding hiking trails. Tintswalo Atlantic offers the luxuries of a world-class hotel, with personalized service and attention to detail.

Ol Donyo Lodge – Kenya

Ol Donyo Lodge is located between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks and bordering Chyulu Hills National Park. This stunningly beautiful area is incredibly diverse and often has spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. It offers horseback safaris, mountain bike, open vehicle and guided walking safari experiences, and romantic star-beds. The lodge itself is simply romantic, making it a perfect backdrop for a honeymoon escape with adventure.

Benguerra Island – Mozambique

An exuisite piece of Indian Ocean paradise, Benguerra Island is a luxury beach destination where time stands still. Set amidst lush island forest, there are two cosy cabanas, ideal for couples or honeymooners, and the slightly larger 10 casinhas. Cabanas and casinhas all offer private timber decks, rim-flow pools, sun loungers and private salas with irresistible hanging daybeds. Warm waters, pristine coral reefs teeming with marine life, idyllic beaches, inland freshwater lakes and towering sand dunes have shaped this adventure haven. There are so many romantic adventures to choose from to really embrace the beautiful views together.

Tulia – Zanzibar

Votes as the Best Luxury Romantic Beach Resort, Tulia Zanzibar is definitely one of that you must check out for your honeymoon adventure. Tulia offers an escape from the ordinary. Located right on one of the most beautiful beaches on Zanzibar, it’s on a private beach with a low density of people, it is perfect for honeymooners who want quiet luxury. the service and overall experience is very intimate and you are sure to be well looked after. The villas are appointed in great privacy in the luscious gardens which take you in to a tropical haven. The pool is large, with many cozy spots in the main area to curl up in with a book and a cold drink.

Bird Nest Nay Palad – Kenya

Who wouldn’t want to stay in one of the most unique accommodations on their honeymoon? Set in the heart of the Laikipia plains, one of Kenya’s most spectacular safari locations, Nay Palad Bird Nest is a one-of-a-kind accommodation on the grounds of Segera Retreat, an award-winning sustainable luxury destination. Perched amid the treetops on a river teeming with wildlife, the Bird Nest offers views of the plains by day that are matched only by those of the stars at night. Guests are pampered with bespoke service, tailored to their needs.

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