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Zanzibar & Tanzania

Our verdict:

These exotic honeymoon destinations combine 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: Abercrombie & Kent

Lioness in TanzaniaSelous safari campMarine life, Zanzibar

Abercrombie & Kent says

Why not combine a traditional beach-based honeymoon with a dash of adventure? In Tanzania you can enjoy thrilling wildlife encounters at some of Africa’s finest game reserves before jetting off to the spice island of Zanzibar where dazzling white beaches await.

  • Safari and spice island
  • Romantic dhow cruise
  • Dazzling white beaches

With your own private driver and guide, begin your honeymoon in Arusha on our 12-night Classic Northern Tanzania tour before heading to the spectacular Tarangire National Park. Next stop is nature’s own amphitheatre, the unique Ngorongoro Crater, home to big cats, black rhino and elephant. Your base is the sublime Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp.

Of course, you couldn’t visit Tanzania and miss out the Serengeti where you can spot wildlife from wildebeest to cheetah. Stay at the intimate Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp, or Sanctuary Kusini, which comes complete with butler service.

For the more active, how about standing together on the roof of Africa? You can climb Kilimanjaro in confidence with our experienced guides who have a 97% success rate of getting clients to the peak.

Sail to Zanzibar and discover a fusion of African and Arabic culture on this exotic spice island. Relax on the white sand beaches or explore the marine life in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Say ‘jambo!’ to the superb Baraza Resort. Immerse yourselves in the resort’s top-notch spa and enjoy snorkelling around the coral reefs. Explore the alleyways of Stone Town and sail into the sunset on board a private dhow.

We’d love to hear how we can create your perfect bespoke honeymoon. Have a look at our recommended honeymoons in Tanzania and Zanzibar, and elsewhere in Africa.

* See our review of Abercrombie & Kent.

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