The Best Honeymoon Places If You Are A Safari Lover!
Calling all safari-loving couples – it is time for an adventure! Exotic beach and snow-capped mountain honeymoons have their own charm but safari honeymoons have a different thrill altogether. Waking up in the wild, stepping out for safari and drives, and discovering new wildlife together has its own adrenaline rush. And if you are that couple who thrives on that, you landed at the right place. We’ve found you the best destinations in the world for your adventurous getaway. Kickstart planning your wild honeymoon experience now!
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Embark on the ultimate adventure for your honeymoon with a safari getaway in Kenya, where romance meets the wild. Picture this: vast savannas stretching as far as the eye can see, adorned with iconic acacia trees and dotted with diverse wildlife. Imagine waking up to the melodic calls of exotic birds and the distant roar of lions. Explore Maasai Mara, where you can witness the Great Migration if you are there at the right time. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. To add to the beauty of the safari honeymoon, the Great Rift Valley passes through Kenya. You can meet local tribespeople and learn about their traditions, adding a cultural dimension to your honeymoon. For a touch of adventure, take a hot air balloon ride over the savanna at dawn, providing a surreal, panoramic view of the wildlife below, a memory of a lifetime! Don’t forget to visit the Giraffe Manor for some ‘gram worthy pictures.
Start your safari honeymoon to the symphony of the wild, with the sun painting the savanna in hues of gold. Your days will be filled with exhilarating game drives, where the Big Five and a myriad of other wildlife species roam freely. At the Kruger National Park, you’ll witness elephants bathing in watering holes, lions majestically surveying their territory, and leopards stealthily making their way through the bush. They also have budget to super luxurious accommodation options that you can relax in, at the end of the day. It’s a perfect blend of adventure, romance, and the magic of the savanna, creating cherished memories on your honeymoon!
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Did you think that wildlife was limited to Africa? Explore the Australian Outback and its unique wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, and a myriad of bird species. The Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory are particularly known for their natural beauty and wildlife. For a touch of adventure, embark on guided 4WD safaris that take you deep into the heart of the Outback. Encounter iconic Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, emus, and dingoes in their natural habitat, and as night falls, marvel at the starlit sky, unspoiled by city lights, revealing the true wonders of the universe.
Botswana is where the royalty go for their safari honeymoons. Head to northern Botswana for one of the world’s largest inland river deltas, the Okavango Delta. The wildlife encounters visitors will experience here are remarkable. Amid the grassy plains, the cry of hyenas, the roar of lions, the growl of leopards, giraffes, and rhinos will become the melody of your honeymoon safari. The wetter pastures are home to hippos, elephants, and crocodiles. There are also the Kalahari and the Makgadikgadi Pans, being among the top magical places in Africa.
Another safari you can do while in Botswana is the Chobe National Park which is in northern Botswana. It’s known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo, which converge along the Chobe Riverfront in the dry months. Lions, antelopes and hippos inhabit the woods and lagoons around Linyanti Marsh. The floodable grasslands of the Savuti Marsh attract numerous bird species, plus migrating zebras. What more can you ask for?
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Honeymoon in Zambia, where the untamed beauty of the African wilderness sets the stage for an intimate adventure. Zambia offers a unique safari experience, characterized by walking safaris that allow you to intimately connect with the bush. Encounter elephants, zebras, and an array of bird species up close, creating unforgettable moments that define your honeymoon. Don’t miss out on the plains of Kafue and magical Victoria Falls. A day out with the lions along the Victoria Falls, balloon safari over Kafue, and sights of the wildebeest migration in Liuwa, and a night in Luangwa village are some of the highlights of the honeymoon safari in Zambia. Perfect, isn’t it?
At the famous Corcovado National Park, you can explore dense jungles, encounter elusive jaguars, and witness endangered species like tapirs and scarlet macaws in their natural habitat. Continue your safari honeymoon to the serene waterways of Tortuguero National Park, often called the “Amazon of Costa Rica.” Navigate through a network of canals as you spot caimans, river otters, and various bird species. During the nesting season, you might even witness the magical sight of sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs on the pristine beaches. If you love your birds as much as animals, don’t miss out on the mystical cloud forests of Monteverde. Here you can encounter the resplendent quetzal, a colourful bird revered by ancient civilizations, and immerse yourselves in the ethereal beauty of the forest.
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This one is close to home! Nestled in Sri Lanka’s southeastern region, Yala beckons adventurous couples to a paradise where untamed nature meets luxurious indulgence. Imagine starting your journey together surrounded by lush jungles, pristine lakes, and a symphony of exotic wildlife. It’s home to leopards, elephants, crocodiles, and hundreds of bird species. Inland, Sithulpawwa is an ancient Buddhist monastery that you can visit too.
Kickstart your romantic safari honeymoon at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, where the haunting calls of the indri lemurs echo through the misty canopies. You will also find a fascinating array of wildlife, from chameleons and frogs in every hue imaginable to playful sifaka lemurs leaping between trees. Continue your adventure to the remote Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its dramatic limestone formations. Madagascar is a place where you and your partner can embrace the extraordinary, explore the unknown, and create a love story as unique and captivating as the island itself.
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For couples who love their adventure and want to do a safari trail, there is nothing like Indian national parks. Begin your journey in Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, where the royal Bengal tigers roam amidst ancient ruins, adding a touch of historical mystique to your safari adventure. Next, head to Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh or Tadoba in Maharashtra, renowned for its high tiger population. Continue your safari odyssey to Kanha National Park, the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” Here, embark on thrilling game drives to spot rare species like the barasingha (swamp deer) and wild dogs.
Then head to Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, India’s oldest national park. Discover the enchanting landscapes of the Himalayan foothills as you encounter elephants, spotted deer, and perhaps even the elusive leopard. Conclude your safari honeymoon in the lush greenery of Periyar National Park in Kerala. Sail on a romantic boat safari across the serene Periyar Lake, surrounded by dense forests. Spot herds of elephants bathing along the shores and witness exotic birdlife, creating an idyllic and peaceful atmosphere.
Tanzania gives you a taste of adventure in all its corners. Set out to Serengeti National Park, on thrilling game drives, as you encounter Africa’s Big Five – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos – in their natural habitat. You can witness the great migration when wildlife seeking new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. Many cross the marshy western corridor’s crocodile-infested Grumeti River. Others veer northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Black rhinos inhabit the granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes. How exciting!
You can also check out the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a haven for diverse wildlife. Another park to explore is the Tarangire National Park. Known for its massive baobab trees and abundant herds of elephants, you can cruise along the Tarangire River, observing hippos wallowing and crocodiles basking in the sun, creating memories that are both thrilling and serene.
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The Hwange National Park is renowned for its large elephant herds, while Mana Pools National Park offers canoeing safaris, allowing you to get close to wildlife while floating on the Zambezi River. What more can you ask for!
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