Planning a Honeymoon Holiday in Tanzania
A Tanzania safari offers everything a honeymoon holiday in Africa should have for all kinds of travelers. Whether you are looking for an African adventure, adrenaline, snorkeling, diving, climbing cloud mountains, or more of a chill-by-the-pool type of couple, you’ll find romance in Tanzania’s attractions.
Tanzania offers some of the best safari game viewings combined with some of the most beautiful beaches on the Indian Ocean coastline. A perfect blend of authentic adventure and relaxation, and a unique celebration to the start of a beautiful marriage.
The great migration in the Serengeti, a well-developed tourism infrastructure, a wide selection of exceptional accommodation choices, and incredible travel logistics are what make planning a honeymoon holiday in Tanzania an attractive venture.
So, explore some of the other things you would consider before investing all your attention in a safari in Tanzania.
Which places to visit
When planning your honeymoon holiday in Tanzania, your crucial decision will be choosing between exploring the northern and southern safari circuits or the whole circular experience. The north circuit has some of the world’s most famous safari destinations, including Serengeti and Ngorongoro, which offer Africa’s most extraordinary wildlife viewing adventures.
Sadly, the north is a hugely popular circuit. The most exclusive camps for honeymoons are overcrowded and don’t offer much privacy, especially in peak seasons. Camps here offer a limited number of activities. Also, the northern circuit is much wider, longer, and further away from the coastline beaches.
The less crowded southern Tanzania offers a more authentic and intimate honeymoon safari experience. In less than an hour after you arrive at Dar-es-salaam, you can reach the south’s Selous Game Reserve, the largest in Africa, and Ruaha National Park is not far away. Both destinations have less traffic, which is fantastic for a romantic safari holiday in the July to October seasons.
The rules in the south are more open, allowing boat safaris, walking, and bush fly camping. Accommodation choices here offer better value for a luxury honeymoon holiday in Tanzania. And the fact that parks are closer to each other and the beach, you spend less money and time traveling and more time with each other.
Few will plan a honeymoon holiday in Tanzania without including a beach break in Zanzibar or the surrounding islands. For diving couples, Mafia, Pemba, and the private islands of Mnenba and Fanjova offer exclusive experiences. And, there are excellent and affordable beach holiday options for everyone.
Alternatively, you can combine your honeymoon holiday in Tanzania with a primate adventure in either Uganda or Rwanda. Both offer excellent opportunities for gorilla trekking with direct flights between Serengeti and Kigali or Entebbe.
Where to stay on honeymoon holiday in Tanzania
Tented camps vs. non-tented lodges
When planning a honeymoon holiday safari, choosing tented over non-tented camps is a big question for many travelers. However, there’s no distinct difference between tented camps and non-tented options.
Some of the most luxurious safari camps could be canvas tents or solid walls but offer an infinity pool, a sumptuous food menu, and an incredible selection of luxury bush getaway amenities. Nonetheless, if you hope for an intimate, authentic connection with the bush wild, you should go with the small safari-mad tented camps of about five tents, and they will give a honeymoon safari to remember.
Mobile tented camps
Tented camps are for the classic safari romance type. Primarily found in the Serengeti, they move a couple of times in the year to position for the best great migration experience.
Their mobility does not allow permanent pools, plumbing, and electricity. However, you still get the most luxurious setting in a spacious canvas tent, heated open showers, and romantic amenities. If you’re for swimming pools and fancy toilet seats, then mobile tented camps would be disappointing for you. However, if the mixture of bush adventure and creature comforts is your king of a romantic getaway, then we highly recommend a day or two in a mobile tented camp.
When to go
Because the country’s weather is tropical, you can go any time of the year. However, the best time for a honeymoon holiday in Tanzania is between July and September, during the dry weather season when wild animals are easier to spot.
If you’re heading to Tanzanian beaches, avoid going in April and May during the country’s rainy seasons. However, if you’re planning on a tight budget and just considering a safari without the beach, then the rainy season can be remarkable.
There’s a lot of new life during the rains, and it’s a beautiful time to visit the country’s parks with lush vegetation. On the plus side, some of the most luxurious safari camps offer great discounts during this time. However, you should note that the rains can make game drives challenging with muddy tracks, dispersed animals challenging to spot, and it could downpour any time.
The cost of a honeymoon holiday in Tanzania
The cost of safari accommodation in Tanzania ranges from $400 to $2,600 per person per night. Generally, these rates include game viewing activities, meals, and drinks. Beach stays are much cheaper, with prices starting at around $160 per person per night and going up to $1800 for an exclusive island hotel night.
If you don’t want to take the long drives, our local consultants can also arrange for you internal flight transfers between safari parks and the beach, which would cost roughly $260 per person per flight.
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