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Top 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

The vast and beautiful continent of Africa is not only about impressive wildlife, beautiful Savannahs and epic landscapes – it also has its sweet side. Read our guide to the most beautiful honeymoon destinations in Africa. Discover your dream honeymoon with our roundup of the best and adventurous honeymoon destinations in Africa. From Zanzibar to Seychelles, find your very own dream honeymoon destination in this list of top best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

Great Rift Valley, Kenya

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Great Rift Valley Resort Naivasha | Photo: Courtesy of Ben Kiruthi

This is truly a beautiful sight of vastness. It is surrounded by natural abundance of an otherworldly terrain of cliffs and volcanoes, amazing great lakes like Lake Victoria, Naivasha, Turkana, etc, as well as the giraffes and zebras of Crater Lake Game. There are many viewpoints where there are curio shops and short eats. the weather is always cool and with gentle breeze. The Great Rift Valley of Kenya is a region rich in culture, and home to hundreds of bird species, especially Flamingos. This location is a must experience for visitors and tourists.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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Romantic scenery from Al-Sahaba mosque in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt | Photo: Courtesy of Турфирма HT.KZ Астана

Often referred to as “City of Peace”, Sharm El Sheikh is a popular resort town in Egypt situated on the coastal strip along the Red Sed. This location is an excellent honeymoon destination for couples that would want to enjoy the thrill of desert safaris and luxury hotels with the coolness from the bays of the Red Sea. Get directions to the Al-Sahaba mosque.

Livingstone, Zambia

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One of the most romantic spots in Livingstone, Zambia. Photo: Courtesy of Maddy Drachler / @mcdrach

This is one of the most romantic places in the world. It is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, and it is the tourism center of the Victoria Falls. Here, you have hotels with nature at your door step – clear views of the stunning Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park. The atmosphere at Livingstone, Zambia is nothing short of magical, showcasing enchanting architecture, riverside cafes, and a curious local wildlife. This is one of the most popular honeymoon locations in Africa.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Romantic beachfront in Zanzibar | © Brit Poldaru

Zanzibar is an island of adventures whose historic district of Stone Town is one of East Africa’s few remaining ancient cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the blue waters and white-sand archipelago off the coast of Tanzania. This island is filled with stunning beachfronts and amazing honeymoon island resorts for curious couples that want to have an exotic quintessential Indian Ocean experience.

Seychelles Islands

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Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve in island of Praslin, Seychelles | Photo: Courtesy of Karolina Przybysz

If you feel the need for a honeymoon trip to warmer climes in a tropical island setting, consider a holiday to these the Seychelles islands. Seychelles is an African island, traditionally dominated by the South Pacific and the Caribbean. The island offers exotic beaches and lush vegetation for couples that are looking for a private island experience for their honeymoon. Its many romantic attractions include: Aride Island Nature Reserve, Cousin Island Reserve, Gran Anse.  Seychelles is an incredible home to variety a of plants and animal life.

Bakau, The Gambia

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Ocean Bay Hotel and Resort, Bakau, Gambia

With warm temperatures all year round, Bakau, a seaside town on the Atlantic coast of The Gambia, is one of the best romantic destinations in Africa. In terms of relaxation and really getting away from the crowded spaces, you can’t beat a honeymoon holiday in this part of Gambia. There’s always about sun, sea, and soft sands!

Bazaruto, Mozambique

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Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Bazaruto is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the continent, hotspot for most romantic of anniversaries, proposals or other special occasions out on a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Nestled on a tranquil bay looking out over the Indian Ocean, this sleepy Island of Mozambique really does have all the ingredients for a perfect trip. An island of the best coconut trees and sand beaches where you can enjoy swimming in the open with Manta rays and Whale sharks.

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg is the front runner of architectural landmarks | Photo: Courtesy of Johannesburg In Your Pocket

Johannesburg has been a popular tourist destination for decades thanks to its endless activities and sights, delicious cuisine and hot weather. Commonly known as “Joburg” or “Jozi”, Johannesburg is a modern city flavored with vast array of fun experiences. Joburg is the vibrant heart of South Africa, and the country’s most visited city. With its eternal charm, it offer honeymoon holidaymakers everything from romantic walks to evenings for two in its marvelous restaurants, moments to cherish forever.

Marrakesh, Morocco

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Marrakech riads are simply too romantic

Moroccan destination with cinematic settings from palaces, exotic gardens, to souk and the medinas. This is a gateway to couples looking to explore and bask in culture. Marrakesh, is African honeymoon destination that offers Saharan sand and the Mediterranean coastlines for you to explore – no half ends. Get yourselves ready, dive right in and get your senses spanked by the town’s enchanting heady sights and dazzling sounds. Explore Djemaa El Fna, it’s the main square of Marrakesh – it has a majestic and medieval feel to it. Marrakesh is among best places to visit Morocco. Be prepared to live it up here!

Bissagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau

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Relaxing in private island in Arquipélago dos Bijagós | Photo: Courtesy of Conchitowo

It’s might not be as popular as many of our other top honeymoon destinations but it is well worth a journey for more romantic adventurous travellers. The sights and scenery on offer are staggering, from lush rainforests to the abundance of islands, creeks, mangroves, islets and sandy bays located in Guinea-Bissau. The Bissagos islands are a joy haven for newlyweds looking for private island. Only 20 settlements on about 88 islands, which leaves plenty of untouched white-sand islands to explore. There are plenty cheap romantic beach-side cabins and oceanfront restaurants. The islands are prime honeymoon destination in Africa, visitors enjoy their honeymoon to swings and rhythm of the tide.

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