Honeymoon safaris in Tanzania | Tours, Luxury & Prices

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Couples looking to remember their special wedding day in eastern Africa will be delighted with the luxury, wildlife and relaxing amenities Tanzania has to offer, one of the continent’s finest honeymoon destinations certain to have couples feeling the love.

Why honeymoon in Tanzania?

A Tanzania honeymoon safari offers couples a stunning destination to cherish their happiest days whilst enjoying the very best of the big 5 wildlife views on safari in luxury surroundings combined with Zanzibar beach holiday getaways.

Honeymooners will certainly feel the love and magic all around them from the friendly locals, big mammal wildlife, stunning beaches, exquisite lodges, excellent meals, evening cocktails and five-star service.

Tanzania elephants and babies walking in unison on the grassland plains in search of a watering hole – Source: Oleksandr Umanskyi – Adobe Stock ©

What activities can honeymooners do in Tanzania?

Going on safari in Tanzania is a must. Thanks to the well maintained and numerous parks, reserves and concessions, a safari tour will allow guests to view all of the largest animals in Africa and much more.

Safari tours can be adapted per the honeymoon couple’s preferences and budget, with combinations of luxury lodges, tented camps on raised timber floors to camping in the bush with internal plane transfers between camps and professional tour guides.

For other newlyweds who prefer a more independent safari, a self-drive safari in their own rented 4×4 is equally appealing.

Unmissable parks and safari destinations include:

Apart from game drives, a Tanzania honeymoon can also include many things to do and activities including walking safaris, sleeping under the stars, meeting local tribe members and beach downtime by the coral reefs of Zanzibar, this east Africa gem has it all for newlyweds.

Visitors can view our page on the best things to do in Tanzania.

The more sporty couples can also go on hikes, fishing, kayaking or combine their trip to Tanzania with a beach honeymoon trip to Mafia Island or Zanzibar where guests can enjoy turquoise waters and beautiful white sandy beaches.

Beautiful view of palm and hammock on Zanzibar beach with blue sky and ocean on the background – Source: Ievgen Skrypko – Adobe Stock ©

When to go on a honeymoon in Tanzania?

A Tanzania honeymoon safari can be done all year round. Overall, June to October is the best time to visit during the dry season for a safari trip to any of the national parks.

Most international flights arrive via Dar es Salaam (DAR) for visitors wondering how to get to Tanzania and a Tanzania visa and certain vaccinations may be required to enter the country.

These are the dry season months with more moderate temperatures, fewer mosquitos and clearer skies, perfect for a safari during the early mornings.

Cost of a honeymoon package in Tanzania?

The price of a Tanzania honeymoon is difficult to estimate given the cost can depend on so many factors including the selection of accommodation options, flights, transport, meals, duration of stay and more.

A more ‘affordable’ Tanzania honeymoon cost estimate can be priced at £3,000/$4,050 to £4,000/$5,500 per person based on two people.

A more luxury Tanzania honeymoon cost estimate can be priced at £11,700/$15,800 for two people with 5-star lodges, transportation and private guides and activities included.

You can read more about the price of a safari in Tanzania here. Carrying a small amount of Tanzanian currency, the Tanzania Shilling (TZS) is recommended as back-up when paying for items if credit card facilities are unavailable.

Tanzania honeymoon locations

Most of the best Tanzania honeymoons include some time in the north of the country.

This includes spending time in the Serengeti National Park where guests will be enthralled by the millions of animals moving in the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

After a day of adventure on safari or by the beach, guests can relax in the most incredible luxury accommodation with all mod cons as well as swimming pools and cocktail lounges.

Tanzania honeymoon safari package itineraries

The following is a sample Tanzania honeymoon safari tour taking couples to the most beautiful regions of the country:

DaysTrip detailsStay
1Arrival in Kilimanjaro airport (JRO)Garden Cottage in Arusha
2-5Pick up and fly to Tarangire National Park, day safariVintage tents, all meals included
6-7Transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater, safari game drive in Lake ManyaraLuxury tents
8-10Serengeti safari viewing the Great Migration & Grumeti Reserves with activities included.Luxury lodge
11Transfer to Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam airport for home departure

Combined Tanzania Zanzibar honeymoon

For those who would like to experience the adventure of a safari in Tanzania and enjoy some beach downtime by the Indian ocean, a Tanzania Zanzibar honeymoon is just the ticket:

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kilimanjaro airport (JRO)
  • Days 2-4: Pick up and fly to Tarangire National Park, day safari & stay in luxury tents, all meals included
  • Days 5-6: Transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater, safari game drive in Lake Manyara & stay in luxury tents
  • Days 7-8: Onwards to the Serengeti! 2 nights in the Serengeti National Park with drive safari in 4×4, staying in a classic safari tent
  • Days 9-10: 2 nights at Sanctuary Kusini Camp in the Serengeti
  • Days 11-15: Fly to Zanzibar beach, staying in a luxury garden villa soaking in the sun on incredible turquoise coloured waters
  • Day 16: Transfer to Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam airport for home departure

Tanzania honeymoon lodges

A number of honeymoon lodges with excellent reviews have caught our eye. Below, we’ve summarised the top picks couples can choose from:

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Serengeti

Set within the unfenced confines of the world-renowned Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania, this luxury hotel features plush, African safari-style design speckled with artworks from local artists.

It offers 77 rooms tucked away with world-class amenities including free and reliable Wi-Fi, coffeemaker, minibars, flatscreen TVs, babysitting services, spa, a wine cellar and an outdoor pool located just in front of a wildlife-infested watering hole.

The most luxurious experience can also be accomplished with upgraded rooms that highlight spectacular views and wildlife almost within an arm’s reach.

A private lounge is also available in suite rooms and villas have outdoor showers as well as private infinity pools.

Ikuka Safari Camp, Ruaha National Park

Ikuka really stands out from the other lodges in the park as it only has 6 bandas and sits perched on an incredible rocky outcrop. There is no other camp in Ruaha that offers views quite like this.

Expect an intimate, relaxed and luxurious safari here with great views and top class service with guiding provided by the owners.

The main area consists of leather seating areas, a fully stocked bar facing the incredible views over the park, an airy dining space, an upstairs library/wifi and chill-out area complete with floor cushions and an infinity swimming pool for those warm Ruaha afternoons! It really feels like a home away from home.

The Highlands, Ngorongoro

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is about much more than the famous, eponymous crater and at The Highlands visitors can explore more of this region than is usually possible from other camps.

The accommodation is in uniquely designed dome-shaped suites with large glass fronts to reveal the spectacular views.  It can get cold at this high-altitude camp and a wood-burning stove keeps the suite cosy. A truly one of a kind property.

FAQs

What to do on a honeymoon in Tanzania?

Discover the incredible big 5 wildlife on guided game viewing safaris, staying in luxury lodges, toasting bubbly under the stars and enjoying numerous activities from walking to yoga to horseback safaris.

How much does a honeymoon in Tanzania cost?

Prices can range from a more ‘modest’ £3,000/$4,050 for two people to £11,700/$15,800 for two people with 5-star lodges, transportation and private guides and activities included.

When to go on honeymoon in Tanzania?

A Tanzania honeymoon safari can be done all year round. June to October is the best time of year to travel to Tanzania for a safari.