For those couples who believe that true romance is more about the exotic than the picture perfect, a Zanzibar honeymoon offers the ideal island getaway. So much more than just a beach destination, Zanzibar is a colourful and intricately woven tapestry of architecture, history, myth and magic that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Blessed with a surfeit of white, powdery beaches on all sides, year-round tropical temperatures and incredible diving and snorkelling, Zanzibar is the perfect destination for a post-safari, lazy-day African beach honeymoon – switch off your phone, kick off your shoes and settle into island time. After all the organization and pressures of your wedding, what could be better than to escape to a tropical paradise where your days are punctuated only by dips in the warm Indian Ocean, midday dozes in a hammock and seafood feasts in the evenings?
Of course, if you do want to take a break from the sun, there’s a wonderful selection of activities on offer at every resort or hotel. From sunset dhow cruises and swimming with dolphins to cultural visits and spice tours, a honeymoon in Zanzibar will seduce even the most sensible of romantics. And if you’re feeling energetic, hire a pair of bicycles and explore the island before returning to your beachfront cottage for a starlit dinner served right at the ocean's edge.
Talk to one of our African Safari Experts about arranging a Zanzibar honeymoon with a big game safari add-on: classic East African reserves such as the Masai Mara and the Serengeti are easily combined with the Spice Island and make for a hugely rewarding and diverse experience.
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