We’ve been drooling over the Royal Wedding all weekend, and obsessing over the stunning Givenchy dress that Meghan wore. We’re sure the newly wed Duke and Duchess of Sussex are bound to set off on their honeymoon any moment now. Africa has constantly fascinated the couple and held a special place within their hearts. So we’ve decided to compile our Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations in Africa to visit after you’ve said ‘I do.’
Botswana holds a firm place in the nations heart as this was where Meghan fell for Harry and is definitely a contender for where they will be spending their honeymoon. The Okavango Delta is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and is a habitat for some of Botswana’s most celebrated wildlife, including the African elephant, Nile crocodile and black rhino. As well as having stunning scenery, the capital, Gaborone, also boasts the Sri Balaji Temple, a unique Hindu temple based upon South India. It composes both peace and tranquillity, essential for your honeymoon.
From climbing Kilimanjaro to laying on a beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania not only provides a relaxing and romantic honeymoon destination but also the perfect place to begin ticking off your bucket list with your significant other. Tanzania is known for its famous safari locations including its Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. You can watch the Great Migration of animals across the plains or attempt to conquer Kili. Zanzibar’s turquoise waters also provide a relaxing place to sip cocktails and soak up some sun. Decide to honeymoon in Tanzania and begin your adventure with your loved one.
- Cape Verde
Cape Verde is a nation on the volcanic archipelago on the north-west coast of Africa. It mixes Creole Portuguese and African culture with beaches and Morna music (traditional Cape Verde music). The country is completely undiscovered and way more accessible than you think. It is sunny all year round and has an incredible volcanic landscape. So if you’re looking for sun and luxury relaxation, Cape Verde is the top choice for your honeymoon destination.
The capital city Marrakesh combines one of the most unique cultures in Africa. With just a 4 hour flight from the UK, it’s easily accessible and a true mountainous kingdom. Your holiday in Morocco is not complete without a visit to Jamaa el Fna. The square is home to orange juice stalls, snake charmers and magicians. Casablanca is also dreamily romantic with architecture and restaurants. Camel Ride ‘safaris’ across the desert are also extremely popular. If you’re looking for a unique blend of cultures to experience on your honeymoon, this is the top spot.
Despite the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has moved on from it’s darkest hour and is swiftly becoming a popular travel destination. Even though it is landlocked, this eastern country is quickly becoming known for a lot more than having a large gorilla population. Rwanda Air has now introduced three flights per week from the UK direct into Kigali as a result of the sheer popularity to visit. It is just a 4 hour flight from South Africa too! As well as the perfect location to safari, Volcanoes National Park also incorporates five of the eight volcanoes which give the ridgeline of the Virunga Mountains. It’s extremely gorgeous and very romantic and who wouldn’t love to say they’ve visited Rwanda? Plus, it’s a favourite spot for the Duchess of Sussex!
Where are you planning to go on your honeymoon?
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