Soft-edged savannahs, palm-fringed beaches, footprint-free private islands... Africa is home to some of the world's most idyllic, honeymoon-perfect destinations as well as sensational, made-for-two accommodation. But if you can't decide between the thrills of a big game safari and the indulgence of a beach holiday, the answer is simple: combine the two.
An African safari and beach honeymoon is one of the continent's unrivalled experiences. Usually opening with a big game safari, you'll enjoy candlelight and canvas romance in Africa's greatest wildlife reserves before revelling in the sensation of sand between your toes at some of her best Indian Ocean destinations.
And what destinations! The Serengeti, Masai Mara and the Kruger Park's private reserves such as the Sabi Sands have all long been famous as honeymoon destinations and feature luxurious, tucked-away lodges and Hemingway-style tented camps that combine complete privacy with stylish exclusivity.
The same is true about our off-the-beaten-track safari destinations in Botswana and Zambia and when it comes to our beach destinations, you'll be getting the very best too: the Seychelles, Mauritius, Zanzibar, Mombasa and Mozambique's Quirimbas and Bazaruto Archipelagos rank among the more familiar names but there's also dazzling Lake Malawi and South Africa's diverse KwaZulu-Natal coast to add to the mix.
And despite the wild and remote nature of many of our safari and beach destinations, there are no great logistical challenges. Regular flights from travel hubs Nairobi and Johannesburg ensure seamless connections between East and Southern African safari destinations and the Indian Ocean coast and islands, though you may need an overnight city stopover in between.
Browse our recommended safari and beach honeymoons in Africa or simply contact one of our African Safari Experts who will be happy to tailor-make the perfect itinerary for you.