Here at Gamewatchers Safaris, we love making every holiday special for our guests, but a honeymoon really is a once is a lifetime trip.
Our dedicated safari consultants enjoy planning and getting hands on with every itinerary, as if it were their own travel plans that they were making.
We know that a honeymoon should be different —packed with adventure, excitement, and experiences as memorable as your wedding day itself.
So if you’re soon-to-be married and looking for something truly magical for a honeymoon adventure, here are 10 ideas, that we think that you should definitely consider.
1. Watch the wildlife from the air in a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara.
After an early morning coffee together, you’ll board a romantic, colourful balloon at sunrise to float over the amber-hued Great Rift Valley and the parade of animals below. Bring your camera—you’ll wow your friends back home with your honeymoon photos.
The safari honeymoon Adrica adventure ends with a champagne breakfast on the lush African savannah. What could be a more perfect start to your honeymoon?
2. Enjoy a sunrise cruise on the Chobe River and watch the elephants take their morning shower.
Chobe National Park in Botswana is famous for the large herds of elephants who make their home here. Their daily habits include an early morning shower in the river before making their way to the banks to feast on the sweet river grass that grows there in abundance.
Why not start your life together on a cosy sunrise cruise down the Chobe? Bring your camera and enjoy your morning coffee or tea taking photos of the elephants…and the hippos…and the crocodiles warming in the sun. If you love birds—Chobe is a paradise for kingfishers, waders, and exotic waterbirds.
If mornings aren’t your thing, you can always take a romantic sunset cruise and enjoy a bottle of wine and some savoury snacks as you float along the river.
3.Take a walking safari together through the wilds of northern Kenya.
Is your dream honeymoon more focused on enjoying your natural surroundings, communing with nature, and sleeping under the stars? Do you love the idea of falling asleep to the sound of nightjars calling…with the distant cadence of Samburu warrior songs in the background?
A walking safari is the most intimate way to get to know Africa’s magnificent bush country—but you won’t have to sacrifice the little luxuries of civilisation. A camel train follows you, carrying everything you need for a comfortable mobile camp.
All the necessities like a tent, comfortable mattress and bedding, even carpets, a table with mirror, and stool, plus fresh fruits and provisions (including wine, champagne, and spirits) for delicious safari meals. And you can even have hot safari bucket showers together to start your day—after all, you’re conserving more water that way!
4. See the world’s last two Northern White Rhinos
Porini Rhino Camp in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia is an intimate eco-camp within the vast 90,000 acre wildlife reserve near the foot of Mt. Kenya.
Besides its large population of endangered black rhinos, Ol Pejeta is also home to the Northern White Rhinos which are critically endangered with only two left in the world. Visitors can have the unique experience of seeing these majestic creatures up close at the Endangered Species Boma, which is a must-see for any trip to Ol Pejeta.. The Boma also has southern white rhinos, black rhinos, and numerous Grevy’s zebras and Jackson’s hartebeest.
5. Take a private evening game drive and watch the animals come to life—keep your eyes open for the elusive leopard.
The Conservancy areas in Kenya, offer the opportunity for viewing the wildlife after dark, which is a fantastic time to see some of the more elusive animals, who like to hide away during the heat of the day.
Can you picture you and your partner in a safari vehicle with your own skilled Maasai driver taking a game drive at dusk? Watching the animals come to life after a quiet day in the heat of the sun? And enjoying a chilled wine or cocktail round a campfire upon your return? A Caribbean cruise is tame and downright dull by comparison.
6.Refresh & unwind at Rhino River Camp in Meru National Park
Don’t for a minute imagine that Africa is all about roughing it in the bush. If you need a bit of pampering to make your honeymoon complete, there’s nothing like Rhino River Camp. Rhino River Camp is situated in 80 acres of privately owned wilderness right on the edge of the Meru National Park and an excellent base from where to explore Meru National Park.
The camp is made up of seven delightful cottages built from caramel canvas and hardwood and is set on raised wooden platforms from where you can watch the gentle flow of the Kindani River. This makes your experience at Rhino River Camp truly magical.
At the camp, each room is designed with its own private “meditation” area. Here one can unwind, meditate, read a novel or simply sit back and listen to the sounds of the river.
7. Explore the fabled Spice Gardens and shop the bustling bazaars of Zanzibar together.
The very word “Zanzibar” conjures up romance in a world redolent with the intoxicating aroma of cloves and other exotic spices. Zanzibar delivers on its romantic promise with its eclectic melange of decadent sultan palaces, bustling bazaars, fragrant spice gardens, and Portuguese forts.
Round out your adventure with a dive of the coral reefs off Zanzibar’s coast or a day spent snorkeling the Pemba Channel. Don’t miss the Jozani Forest Nature Reserve, home of the last red colobus monkey sanctuary in the world. A sunset cruise to Prison Island is a lovely end to a Zanzibar honeymoon.
8. Camp for the night in the only National Park next to a city – a night at Nairobi Tented Camp.
Get your safari honeymoon Africa honeymoon started with your first game drive just 30 minutes after you leave the airport after stepping off the plane in Nairobi. The Nairobi Tented Camp is located in the heart of Nairobi National Park—the only camp of its kind. The African wilderness is literally at your doorstep with wildlife species including lions, leopards, rhinos, giraffes and plains game.
You’ll start your day with coffee or tea delivered to your tent before climbing aboard a safari vehicle for an early morning game drive to catch the first rays of the sun bringing the big animals to life for the day. Take long leisurely afternoon naps together in a comfy hammock after your three-course gourmet lunch.
There are even icy cold drinks in the fully stocked bar at the camp’s mess tent. It’s the ultimate way to kick off your safari holiday.
9. Learn or improve on your photography skills, with a guided safari by an expert wildlife photographer.
Why not learn something together during your honeymoon by spending a week on safari in the famous Masai Mara, Kenya escorted by the well-known wildlife photographer Paolo Torchio.
Paolo will teach you how to get those great wildlife shots and you’ll come away from your safari with more than just memories – some stunning photographs that you can share forever.
10.Visit a Maasai village and learn about their culture and way of life.
If your dream honeymoon is more than just having fun together and relaxing, why not take a visit to an authentic Maasai Village, where you will have the opportunity to interact with Maasai men, women and children and gain an insight into their way of life.
Guests staying at Porini Amboseli Camp, in Kenya, have the opportunity to visit the local Maasai Village and learn about their fascinating way of life and culture.
There’s no better way to set the stage for a lifetime of collaboration and partnership together by seeing how life is led in other cultures.
Ready to bring your honeymoon into focus?
Climb into a rugged 4×4 safari landcruiser for an intimate 12-day safari through Kenya’s greatest game parks and conservancies. Wander through the bush with Maasai guides, visit Maasai villages, and take morning and evening game drives in exclusive wildlife conservancies without the constant irritation of tourist minibuses to ruin the experience.
You’ll see Kenya’s Big Five plus a vast array of African wildcats, gazelles, antelopes, and other furry four-legged beasts and colorful birds. Catch a glimpse of snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance overlooking Amboseli.
Why not finish up your safari honeymoon Africa holiday with a weekend at the beach on the Kenyan coast or take a relaxing escape to the Seychelles? The beauty of an African honeymoon is its diversity of opportunities—whatever your dream honeymoon includes, you can find it on an African safari holiday.
Get the ball rolling for your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon adventure.
Starting to see your honeymoon in bigger terms than a stay at a resort or an urban escape to a European capital? Can you imagine starting your married life together on a safari honeymoon Africa?
Or, if you are still researching your options then sign up for our free 6-part How to Book A Safari email series and discover how to make the most out of your time and budget.
on Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 02:03