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Tanzania Honeymoon

A Tanzania Honeymoon is unquestionably one of Africa's best destinations, In our view, it has it all, great indian ocean beaches and amazing safaris
Your Tanzania honeymoon needs to be a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience and absolutely perfect!  With our in-depth knowledge and many decades of travel planning experience, we can ensure that it will be. We favour small, boutique accommodation rather than large corporate hotels, and lodges set in beautiful, wild locations; Tanzania has plenty of these, to suit all kinds of honeymooners - the adventurous, the super romantic, mountain-climbers, deep sea divers, those seeking ultimate luxury and those who prefer special but simple beach-shack-chic... 

Tanzania honeymoon lodges

Why choose a Tanzania Honeymoon?

  • Some of the best game viewing in the world, along with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here you can seamlessly combine an authentic, wild safari with a deserted Indian Ocean beach holiday...  A perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, and a fantastic start to married life, in our opinion!
  • Budget: Tanzania has some seriously good lodges at great prices for an African honeymoon; there are also some astronomically expensive lodges in Tanzania, for those who are want to splash out for the last word in luxury.
  • Tanzania is the best place to see the migration, when 1.5m wildebeest take to the road, following the rains. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and witnessing it together as newly weds is off the chart.
  • Tanzania is well developed in terms of the guest experience. Why not add in a hot air balloon trip, a night fly camping in the bush or an alfresco dinner in the middle of the Serengeti.

  • Tanzania Honeymoon Itinerary Suggestions

    Northern Tanzania is rightly renowned as one of the world’s top safari destinations: the iconic Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater offer outstanding game viewing year-round, perfect for those who have never been on safari and experienced safari enthusiasts alike.
    The downside of the north is that it is understandably popular, and so all but the most exclusive locations are pretty busy, and prices are also a bit higher. Activities are strictly regulated here, so the majority of lodges only offer standard game drives (no walking, boating or night drives). It is also a little further from the beach, and takes a little longer to cover the circuit properly.

    This is where Southern Tanzania comes in.  The gems of the South are Selous Game Reserve (the largest game reserve in Africa) and Ruaha National Park, which have remained unspoilt by mass tourism and as a result offer a more authentic and intimate safari experience. The South offers fantastic game viewing, and is in season from early July until the end of October.  The rules here are more relaxed, allowing boating, walking and fly camping in the bush.   Accommodation is better value (more luxury for your money), and the parks are closer both to each other and the beach, meaning less travelling time. 

    Zanzibar is a fantastic option for a beach break. There are a number of superb beach options, with prices varying hugely. Zanzibar has so much to offer, we’ve given it a whole page to itself .

    Tanzania has such a great range of safari and beach options that there's certainly no need to look beyond its borders for either adventure or relaxation.  However, if you want to combine Tanzania with another country, Rwanda and Uganda both offer opportunities for gorilla trekking (and there are direct flights between Rwanda and the Serengeti).  Mozambique and the Seychelles offer some of the best beaches in the world - although logistics can be tricky, and they are certainly not cheap!

    Most Romantic Safari Lodges for a Tanzania Honeymoon


    Tanzania North: Serengeti & Ngorongoro

    There are some stunning camps here, perfect for honeymoons, including the likes of the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Sasakwa, Faru Faru, Kleins Campand Serengeti Under Canvas, which offer every conceivable luxury and all of which will delight newlyweds with surprises such as private bush breakfasts, romantic private sundowners etc. Starting at $1,000 per person per night, however, these lodges are definitely top-end. 
    Slightly more affordale, yet still superb, are the likes of  Sayari and Nomads Lamai.  For an adventurous honeymoon you could opt for one of Serengeti's mobile camps, including Alex Walker’s Serian, Nomads Serengeti Safari Camp, Kimondoand Olakira, which offer fabulous game viewing, value for money and a much more luxurious experience than most clients expect!  These mobile camps start at around $750 per person per night.

    Tanzania South: Selous & Ruahu

    Selous Safari camp, Beho Beho, Sand Rivers, Mwagusi and Jongomero are all fantastic lodges for honeymoons at the top end of the market (from $595 to $1,000pppn) whereas the likes of Lake Manze Camp, Impala and Mdonya Old River are substantially more affordable and still superb for game viewing.


    Mnemba Island is the best of it all, but at $3,000 a night it ought to be!  Palms, Baraza and Kilindi are superb and slightly more affordable while the likes of Ras Nungwi, Breezes and Matemwe Bungalowsoffer great honeymoon accommodation at sensible prices. Lastly, Ras Kutani (on the mainland coast) is our favourite honeymoon lodge in the whole of Africa - an outstanding beach lodge at a ridiculously good price!

    Other Honeymoon locations

    For other locations in Africa please see our Africa Honeymoon page.  Our sister company South America Odyssey offers honeymoons in South America including Peru Honeymoons




    Although we tailor-make all our trips we have reproduced a number of popular itineraries here

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    Tanzania Map Tanzania - Serengeti Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania - Lake Manyara Tanzania - Tarangire Tanzania - Kilimanjaro Tanzania - Selous Game Reserve Tanzania - Ruaha Tanzania - Mahale Mountains Tanzania - Katavi Tanzania - Zanzibar Tanzania - Pemba Island Tanzania - Mafia Island Tanzania - Dar es Salaam Tanzania - Arusha
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