10 Unusual Honeymoon Destinations Discovered In Africa

Honeymoon destinations such as Hawaii, Bahamas, Maldives, Mauritius, Caribbean, Greece and Paris are quite popular all over the world and it’s too often that you hear people going to these places. These destinations are wonderful but they can be crowded and expensive.

If you are wildly in love, starry-eyed about your honeymoon, you need an unforgettable, relaxed and stimulating honeymoon, and of course very affordable. Instead of jetting off to one of the popular honeymoon destinations to spend so much money and come back broke (– don’t forget you are starting a family soon), why don’t you try something else and be unique?

Make your honeymoon an exclusive one by going to a beautiful paradise in Africa, where you can spend some quiet time with your spouse, tour nature’s wonders, enjoy sea, sand, sun and a romantic suite to yourselves. If you are planning the honeymoon of your dreams, here are 10 unusual honeymoon destinations discovered in Africa:

1. Mombasa, Kenya

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Mombasa, the second largest city in Kenya offers endless options for fun with its beautiful beaches and exciting things to do. The city attracts a large base of visitors especially honeymooners with its good climatic conditions, luxury beach resorts and hotels, water activities,, unrivalled coastline, vibrant nightlife and  modern restaurants and beautiful attractions. Here you will find private beach resorts and lodges such as Serena Beach Hotel and Spa, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort, Neptune Beach Resorts, Leopard Beach Resorts and many others; these are places where honeymooners can experience an unforgettable and romantic moments.

2. Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Zanzibar Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Africa. Known for its luxurious beach hotels and resorts, sandy beaches, National parks, spice tours and cultural attractions, Zanzibar has it all when it comes to amazing honeymoon ideas. Zanzibar Serena Hotels offers an amazing honeymoon package that will provide the couple with an adventurous vacation. The spice island holds endless opportunities for tourists especially honeymooners.

3. Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

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Surrounded by the Red Sea, Sharm el Sheikh, a popular destination in Egypt is an amazing place for honeymoon vacation. The town has so much to offer, from long stretches of beaches, granite Mountain, stunning coral reefs, and amazing views of the Red Sea. Sharm el Sheikh is one of the most exotic places in Egypt and its one of the most preferred honeymoon spots for newlyweds.

4. Lamu Island, Kenya

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With quiet tropical setting and wide variety of exciting activities, Lamu is a gorgeous paradise island in Kenya. One of our favourites for honeymoon vacation, Lamu Island is located on Kenyan coast and it offers adventurous activities for honeymooners. With its natural splendour,  a wealth of culture and history, luxury hotels such as Majlis Resorts and self-catering houses, fine restaurants that serves delicious seafood, the Island is an wonderful experience.

5. Kombo Central, The Gambia

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Kombo Central is located in the south of the Gambia River and filled with a wide array of accommodation options and exciting activities. Honeymoon spots such as Mandina and Masaku Forests, which offers couples many romantic and adventurous options. These spots are places where you can spend a whole day with your spouse without interference. Swimming, boating and other water activities are available here.

6. St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape

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St Francis Bay is a vacation destination located in Eastern Cape, about an hour drive from Port Elizabeth. The destination is a perfect destination for a relaxed and secluded honeymoon. It offers luxurious and romantic accommodation and dining experience and it’s known for its white painted houses with black roofs, canals and fascinating golf courses. St. Francis Bay has a magical appeal that captivates honeymooners always.

7. Hammamet, Tunisia

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Hammamet is a popular tourist destination in Tunisia and it has its own unique flavour. The city is home to renowned attractions in the country and some remarkable sights. Hammamet is a perfect spot for honeymoon and it’s an epitome of an African Paradise. The destination offers exotic combination of luxury accommodation, scenic beaches and amazing activities. The destination provides great quietness and privacy.

8. Lake Kivu, Rwanda

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Lake Kivu is one of the great lakes of Africa. The lake is a very popular destination in East Africa. With a variety of accommodation options and exciting activities around the lake, newly-weds can find relaxing places to stay and enjoy their honeymoon in privacy. Lake Kivu blends perfectly with the idea of a remarkable escape for honeymoon with oases of luxury and serenity.

9. Benguerra Island, Mozambique

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Benguerra Island is one of the beautiful islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique. The island is renowned for its wonderful scenery, farfetched coral reef and scenic beaches. Newlyweds who want to relax in natural surroundings, soak up the sun and enjoy the stunning coastline should visit Benguerra Island for their honeymoon. Explore the island and the wildlife in particular, really adventurous.

10. Lake Malawi, Malawi

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Lake Malawi is worthy of a trip, offers a refreshing chill, warm climate and amazing views. Honeymooners needn’t worry about anything but waking up and enjoying the experience. Lake Malawi will undoubtedly create memories that you will tuck away for a lifetime. Lake Malawi offers an array of accommodation options for couples who desire privacy and a place to genuinely relax.

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Our Readers Comments

  1. Can I get a cost budget rate I.e for like Kenya for a week expenses.
    Tanx

  2. They are truly beautiful. I want to know if a Visa would be required for a Nigerian to visit any of these countries.

  3. What beautiful places one need to be in this part of the world. Kudos to God for this innovation wisdom, I m happy and wish one today to be there.

  4. Thanks for the list Kemi. Now i have more places to day-dream about honey moon wise.
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  5. Please leave your comment…Whaoo!!!…what a very cool places,wish 2 get there soon.

  6. Please, my wedding comes up in August and i thank you guys for bringing this on.. please let me know all about going to Hammamet in Tunisia..

  7. kudos to u kemi..
    planning my honeymoon soon.. mombasa kenya or zanzibar tanzania..
    pls i nid infomation abt dis two places… i need the full package (including hotel bills, return ticket and any other information/
    monies) that i need to know to enable me have
    proper preparations… tnx

  8. I just want to know the costs of a week stay in such places
    What other requirements are needed before one is allowed to get in all such countries from Zimbabwe.
    How can I get to such places?

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