When season one of Netflix’s The Crown debuted in 2016, viewers were treated to a visually stunning, and quite enviable, trip to Kenya. One that many a viewer wanted to recreate, obviously while omitting Prince Philip’s, as portrayed by Matt Smith, many gaffes. An African Safari is an adventure of a lifetime that can be equally romantic.
There are so many gorgeous countries with stunning scenery, amazing wildlife, and wonderful locals to meet on your excursion. If this is everything you want in a honeymoon, but don’t know where to start, then let us introduce you to African Safaris and Travel, who have been creating custom safari packages since the late 1970s and know how to offer honeymooners the best experience possible.
The Okavango Delta is the 1000th site to be named to the UNESCO World Heritage List and is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. It is a stunning oasis within the otherwise arid country of Botswana. When people think “Safari” their thoughts take them to the Okavango Delta without even knowing it. Hosting the world’s largest elephant population, a safari on the Okavango Delta is truly unique.
The Classic Okavango Safari will take you through the Okavango Delta in six days. The adventure starts in Maun, where you will be met at the airport for lunch at a local restaurant and transport to the first campsite. Your first night will be spent relaxing around a campfire with other safari-goers in your group and gazing up at unobstructed stars.
Over the next two days you will visit a local village to become immersed in the culture of the Batswana people before getting to explore waterways and channels on a mokoro excursion. This is the perfect opportunity to take gorgeous, and romantic, photos of an African sunset.
On day four and five you will move to the Khwai flood plains, where you will be able to go on game drives throughout the day where you can find and photograph many different species of animals and the birdlife that make Moremi what it is. Day six will take you back to Maun, where you can enjoy yourself before heading home on your flight.
While rustic, it is a fully serviced mobile safari, so you don’t have to worry about putting up a tent every night if you’re new to campsites. Each of the bush camps is safe and secluded and the safari team erects and dismantles the camp, as well as attends to all duties associated with taking care of the group so that you can enjoy your stay.
Each year in Tanzania, millions of wildebeest, antelope, and zebras will migrate in search of better grazing land. Crossing the plains of East Africa can be a daunting journey for these animals, as they face predators and, at times, a dangerous environment. Nevertheless, this event, known as The Great Migration, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience where safari-goers will be able to see nature in all its glory.
When planning a trip such as this, if you aren’t careful you can miss the migration path. Being in the right spot, at the right time, is key to seeing the great sights of the Serengeti. That is why the &Beyond team is so wonderful! They plan and plot out their camps so that you and your new spouse will have the best possible change of seeing the migration in all its glory.
Unlike larger tours, the &Beyond team sets up private campsites that are exclusive to you. Their accommodations are luxury campsites that allow you to enjoy the Serengeti the way that it would have been in the 1920s. These sites feature stunning Bedouin-style tents and because they are semi-permanent tented camps, you are able to enjoy many more comforts of home, such as a bucket shower.
Each mobile tent has a double bed for you and your new spouse to cuddle in and a private en suite bathroom. This is camping like you have never experienced before, with Indian rugs layering the floor, crisp linens for you to fall into, and crystal and polished brass accents.
Your expert guides will take you on an incredible journey through the Serengeti, and you don’t have to worry about missing a single photograph, as the safari vehicles come complete with onboard safe and charge points for digital cameras and equipment. Enjoy the soul of Africa, and spend your time unwinding in luxury with your new spouse, surrounded by one of the world’s natural wonders.
This ultimate honeymoon experience incorporates the most luxurious retreats across Kenya before whisking you away to North Island of The Seychelles, one of the 115 islands that make up the archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The first nine days of the journey take you across Kenya where you will stay in intimate and exclusive hotels. On your journey, you will be ferried to new destinations each day by car and plane to explore more of what Kenya has to offer.
Your Ultimate Honeymoon starts in Nairobi where you will be able to rest and relax after your flight at the House of Waine. On day two, you travel by plane to Chyulu Hills where you will stay at the Ol Donyo Lodge, which features star-beds so you can relax on the rooftop sleeping under the stars. Once you arrive you can go on shared game drives, guided walks and maasai cultural visits, and go horseback riding. On day three, your full day at Chyulu Hills, they highly recommend taking advantage of the magical landscape. Their tours are exclusive and will not be disturbed by fleets and noisy minibuses. It will just be you and the other guests exploring on the safari.
Day four will take you to Samburu-Sasaab where you will spend day five of your journey. You will be able to see the Samburu Special Five, which are Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk and Beisa Oryx on your safari journey. You will also be immersed in the traditions of the Samburu people. They are fiercely proud of their culture and love to share their customs with guests.
On day six you will be transported to Masai Mara where you will spend the next two days. After getting settled you can take part in their afternoon game activities. At this destination, you will be able to experience The Great Migration at the Tanzanian border. If the migration is not currently taking place, there are elephants, Black Rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra, hartebeest, lions, leopards, giraffes, and so much more.
On day nine you will be making your way to the North Island for however many days your heart desires. This oasis is a getaway where you can relax, unwind from your wedding, and spend time luxuriating with your new spouse. The private island features only eleven villas for vacationers and honeymooners. It is truly an unspoilt tropical oasis, featuring warm ocean water in sparkling blues and aquamarine.
Some of the outstanding amenities on the North Island include a lounge, dining room and library, health spa and gym, world-class dive center, and a beautiful swimming pool. A sunset bar and restaurant are available where there is no set “menu.” The chef will speak to you and your spouse and explain the ideals behind North Island cuisine. They learn about your own food preferences and restrictions and develops a personalized menu for you each day while you enjoy some of the best wines and Champaign from around the world. If you need something more invigorating than relaxing by the pool or ocean or taking a day at the spa, you can hike the island, go mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, or take a snorkeling or scuba trip.
Africa offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and if you want something a bit more adventurous for your honeymoon, then you need to consider a safari with African Safaris. They can help you plan your honeymoon so that it fits with your budget and wildest dreams, no matter what you’re after. Take the trip of a lifetime with the person you’ll spend the rest of your life with.