Tanzania and Zanzibar Honeymoon

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Tanzania and Zanzibar Honeymoon

Our guide to the best of romantic Tanzania and Zanzibar

Itinerary photo - Safari
Itinerary photo - Zanzibar
Itinerary photo - Saruni Samburu

There is no doubt that, when you talk to most people, the subject of safari occurs most often when thinking about a honeymoon. Due to the increased costs involved, as well as the time that it takes to fly around Tanzania, it makes sense that almost 60% of visitors that come are on a luxury Tanzania honeymoon package. With this in mind, and given our experience with Tanzania and Zanzibar honeymoons, we have put together a bit of a check list as well as a few thoughts as to where it is best to take into consideration.

The little extras!

Please also note that, having been putting together luxury Tanzania and Zanzibar honeymoons for over ten years, we have a wealth of experience in making your honeymoon of a lifetime as exceptional as possible. We have preferred rooms in every hotel for our clients, as well as a few little extras on the route to make things just that bit more memorable! The best way for us to get your ideal luxury Tanzania and Zanzibar honeymoon is to have a chat or come in for a presentation! (we do work weekends!!)

Tanzania Honeymoon List

Many of our Tanzania honeymoon clients would like their Tanzania safari to be as special as they can possibly make it. Along with carefully sitting down and working out the perfect honeymoon itinerary for our clients, the subject of budget does come to the fore...and we would like to help! Recently we started to work with a specialist honeymoon list company called "Buy Our Honeymoon". Unlike many of the honeymoon list companies out there, they work on a single payment process where you pay a one off set up fee of around £30 (discounted for our clients), you can have your own Paypal account for your guests to pay directly in to, and you will also have a fully functioning web page that guests can go to and see your itinerary along with buying any of the options through the site. For further information on this please ask your consultant.

Luxury Tanzania Honeymoon Itineraries

Below we have selected a few of our most popular Tanzania honeymoon packages at a range of prices to get you started! Just click on the name to see the itinerary in full. Short and Sharp! - a 5 night package to the central or southern Serengeti and Zanzibar. Ideal any time from November to June. Read more Great safari, great beach - the least expensive Tanzania safari package we offer with a few nights on safari and straight to the beach. Read more Northern Tanzania safari from June to November - the best priced safari trip to the northern parks in the period. Read more Best of Southern Tanzania - our ultimate trip to the southern parks offering great value and superb game viewing. Read more We strongly recommend the best starting point is a quick chat on the phone at some point so we can really get started in putting together your ideal trip! Give us a call or send us an email to get the ball rolling!

Time of year...

In the main, the dry season months between June and October are ideal for a Tanzania honeymoon safari as you have the benefit of great weather, and also the congregation of the game around the watering holes. For many on a Tanzania honeymoon, they won't have time to be able to sit around waiting for game so this period is ideal.

Outside of this period, it can be a little trickier...but it can also be a lot less busy and also less expensive as the lodges and hotels have less business. Take a look at our Tanzania "when to travel" guide to see when you are looking to go on your honeymoon and where we recommend.

Take a look at: When to go

How long on safari...

For most, a Tanzania honeymoon safari of around 6 nights is the maximum that they will consider, while others prefer just a few nights in the bush and the rest on a beach somewhere.

The reason that this is significant is that, with the simple logistics of the northern parks not allowing for anything less than 4 nights, many looking to go on a Tanzania honeymoon need to look to the southern safari parks of the Selous and Ruaha....unlike the north, which is far busier and more crowded, the southern parks are fly-in, have much smaller properties and offer an altogether more intimate experience. In our view, the southern parks are perfect for a quiet and memorable Tanzania honeymoon.

Take a look at: The Northern Parks, The Southern Parks

The budget...

There is no doubt that, in preparing a Tanzania honeymoon, this is the factor that underlies everything. There are certain threshold costs that exist in a honeymoon itinerary. As with the northern parks, there is a certain cost involved in flying around, or staying longer on safari.

However, for those with higher budgets, Tanzania really offers a few of the world's most unbelievable sights and sounds. On top of the famous draws, there are some truly hidden gems that, in a lifetime of exploring, many never get a chance to witness.

Take a look at: Katavi National Park, Mahale National Park, Suggested Itineraries

Where to stay...

Where to stay on your honeymoon can really affect how you come away from the entire experience. More importantly, it is also worth bearing in mind which order you stay in. If you start with the best and move down, then you will be disappointed...if you finish there it will make the entire trip!

One of the reasons that Tanzania is an exceptional destination for safari is, without doubt, that it is also one of the only African countries to be able to offer world class beaches within an hour's flight of some of the world's best safari. Below we have also recommended a few of the top Zanzibar honeymoon spots to take a look at.

In our hotel section, we have highlighted a few lodges that are well worth taking a look at, all offering the best service and little extras throughout to make things extra special! Certainly, it is best to have a chat with one of our consultants through your likes and dislikes and we can then tailor a Tanzania honeymoon directly what will suite you best.

Take a look at: Beho Beho, Sayari Mara Camp, The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Kilindi Resort, Mnemba Lodge

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