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    Zanzibar and Tanzania

    Jane's verdict:

    This exotic honeymoon combines the high-octane thrills of a safari in Tanzania from game spotting to luxury camps and sundowners on the boot of your 4WD, with the spicy romance of Zanzibar where you can explore the labyrinthine streets of Stone Town and relax on blinding beaches. Two honeymoons for the price of one.

    Recommended tour operator: Rainbow Tours

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    Rainbow Tours says

    A romantic adventure in Africa, combining a safari on a Tanzanian game reserve while staying in a traditional tented camp, before relaxing on Zanzibar’s pristine beaches, is the perfect honeymoon choice.

    • Perfect two-centre
    • Romantic hotels
    • Spectacular locations

    Begin your 12-day journey with an overnight flight to Dar es Salaam where you will catch a light aircraft transfer to the vast Selous Game Reserve. During your three-night stay you will be residing in the classic and simple Lake Manze Camp where the unfenced camp is home to the free roaming wildlife, a well-worn elephant trail in front of the camp leading down to the river. You will spend your days on game drives, bush walks and boat safaris, acquainting yourself with one of Tanzania’s best game reserves.

    Leave behind the spectacular sunsets of the Selous Game Reserve for your flight to the idyllic island of Zanzibar and a stay at the secluded Fumba Beach Lodge. Immerse yourself in the resort’s stunning grounds, a true personification of the island’s natural beauty. After a three-night stay you will set sail along the coast for Unguja Lodge, on a traditional hand-built dhow, dropping anchor en route at Miamembe Island, a wonderful desert island adventure.

    On arrival at Unguja Lodge you will find it easy to settle into the intimate atmosphere of the resort, surrounding yourself in the lush environment with vervet and red colobus monkeys leaping through the trees above you. Here you can make the most of Zanzibar’s gorgeous marine life with snorkelling and diving around the coral reefs, and a dolphin boat trip.

    You will spend your final night in Zanzibar’s historic capital, Stone Town, exploring the winding alleys between the old buildings, visiting the grand Arab houses and browsing the bustling bazaars, before resting your head in a deluxe room at Swahili House.

    For something different to a gift registry of toasters and kettles our free Honeymiles gift service lets your friends and family contribute to the cost of your honeymoon and share in the excitement of your trip, adding thoughtful additions and upgrades.

    Have a look at our recommended honeymoons in Tanzania and Zanzibar, along with an abundance of destinations throughout Southern and Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean, and give one of our specialists a call. We’d love to hear from you.

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