Want to throw off the trappings of conventional luxury for your honeymoon and have an unforgettable adventure? Come to Africa. As well as the classic safari and beach option, there are some truly mind-boggling, one off adventures that you can enjoy on an African honeymoon. After years of test-driving African adventures on your behalf, our first stop for some serious adventure would be Namibia. Here you can hit the open road with your beloved (check out our Namibia by Road itinerary), cruising through desert, endless salt pans and mountains in your own four wheel drive. Sleep out under the stars in the Namib Desert, watch lions in the Etosha Pan, and go in search of the desert adapted rhino in the rugged wilderness of Damaraland.
Further north (and a little wetter) are the magnificent mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda. There are just a few hundred mountain gorillas remaining in the world, so hiking through the rainforest to spend an hour with them is really the opportunity of a lifetime. Afterwards, there’s tons more exploring to be done, either in Rwanda and Uganda, or in the East African countries beyond- just let us know what you fancy, and we’ll take care of the rest.
If trekking’s your thing, but you prefer snowy peaks to dripping rainforest, there’s also Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, on Tanzania’s northern border with Kenya. From our own experience, we’d say the climb can’t be done sensibly in much less than a week, so you need to allocate a fair portion of your honeymoon to this, and be prepared to rough it for a while. Afterwards though, we can add on some time chilling out on the beach, or even on safari if you want a bit more of an adrenaline thrill.
Finally, if you want just a taster of adventure, we can incorporate a few nights at Victoria Falls into any Southern African honeymoon. This the adrenaline capital of Africa, with white-water rafting, microlighting, helicopter trips, and even a dip in a pool on the very edge of the falls all a possibility!
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