The honeymoon is a time of mostly uninterrupted romantic bliss as you and your partner prepare for a life together. Once the “I dos” have been uttered and the thank you cards sent, it’s time to whisk away on a fairy-tale adventure and enjoy a few weeks of undisturbed excitement. Seeing as this is probably one of the most important holidays you’ll ever take, deciding where to go is of paramount importance – may we suggest Africa? Particularly the endless rolling plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti.
A safari adventure in the Serengeti National Park is a one-of-a-kind experience that embodies what it means to be in the wild. The game drives reveal something new to cherish each day, the nature walks are as refreshing as they are educative, and the sundowners are simply magnificent. But when it comes to honeymoons, the Serengeti takes those experiences to a different level. Imagine staying in a luxe suite nestled in an exclusive area of untamed wilderness and breathtaking natural scenery. The majestic landscape sprawls across the horizon while the sounds of the various animals in the distance and the sweet, gentle breathing of your spouse are the only things you hear for miles. Not yet sold? Here are some reasons to consider:
1. No distractions
A honeymoon in the wild offers a true escape from ringing phones, blaring televisions, and traffic jams. After all, there’s nothing less romantic than having to deal with a barrage of distractions during this special moment with your partner. The Serengeti ushers you into a whole new world. There are often no phone signals in the remote corners of the area and WiFi is only accessible back at the camp. Not to worry, you will be too absorbed in the many wonderful sights of the park to notice. Instead of rumbling engines and incessant honking, enjoy the melody of chirping birds; the television is replaced with mystical sunsets and intimate campfires. Now if that doesn’t sound like the perfect honeymoon destination, we don’t know what does!
2. Luxury redefined
Every creature comfort comes standard on an African safari honeymoon. Indulging baths, plush king-size beds, fluffy towels, amazing dining, luxurious facilities, and doting friendly staff awaits across the many lodges and camps in the Serengeti. Even though you are hundreds of miles away from the hustle and bustle of developed cities, you still have access to all modern gadgets, should you ever want them. More likely, however, you’ll opt for game drives and sundowners over television or browsing the internet. Many of the lodges in the park offer a wide range of facilities such as a gym, swimming pools, and spas. If you’re looking to experience the feeling of really being in the wild, then you can opt for a luxurious tented camp where even though the rooms are under canvas, they feature king-sized beds, spacious ensuite bathrooms, and stylish antique furniture.
3. Hot air balloon safari
Not a cheap experience, but definitely worth every dime! Rise with the sun on an epic journey across the vast rolling plains of the Serengeti. It is a once in a lifetime experience to be able to witness such beautiful landscapes and majestic wildlife from a bird’s eye view. The hot air balloon safari ride usually lasts an hour after which you will be welcomed on the ground with a champagne toast to your good life. Be prepared for a mind-blowing experience as you float gently through the breezy skies overlooking stretches of wildlife playing about or lurking in picture-perfect backdrops of lush greens and a golden sunrise. This is the pinnacle of the romantic safari experience that you can include in your honeymoon activities.
4. The Great Migration
One of the biggest wildlife spectacles on earth takes place in the Serengeti, so spending your honeymoon here is a no-brainer. The Great Migration is an annual cycle that sees wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles, in the millions, migrating from Tanzania’s iconic Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve in search of greener pastures. If your travel period falls from July to August, you’ll have the opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride over the herds of wildebeest as they prepare to cross the treacherous Mara River into Kenya. Between January and February, you can witness the beautiful calving season where hundreds of thousands of wildebeests are born every day. You can also choose to follow the migration in a mobile tented camp. The Great Migration is like the world cup of the African safari experience, so if you can plan your travel during the peak seasons, then you’re definitely in for a treat.
5. World-class accommodation options
Choosing which region to stay in the Serengeti on your honeymoon is all about what time of year you’re traveling, as wildlife movements are seasonal and not all lodges and camps are open year-round. Every region of the park features superb upmarket lodges and camps that cater to romantic safaris. Each region has its benefits, depending on what kind of experience you’re looking for. At the far east of the park, the Soit Le Motonyi region offers an authentic off the beaten track experience. The Seronera region in the Central Serengeti boasts the biggest array of choices for places to stay with tons of options for a Serengeti luxury lodge, while the Grumeti Game Reserve in the western Serengeti offers more exclusivity. Many lodges and camps offer special romance or honeymoon packages that include activities such as couples’ massages, bush picnics for two, private sundowners, and exclusive candlelit dinners.
Book your Serengeti Honeymoon today!
The Serengeti is a wildly romantic destination for your honeymoon. Be sure to add the Serengeti to your bucket list. The remote and romantic safari lodges, thrilling nature, majestic wildlife, and unique experiences make it not only a truly wonderful place for your honeymoon, but for a real adventure of a lifetime. Are you planning for a romantic safari in Tanzania? Get in touch with us today to discuss your ideal honeymoon itinerary and we will work with you to make sure it is an experience you and your spouse will both keep forever.