Honeymoon Heaven

7 Day Romantic Itinerary: Safari and Zanzibar

An African honeymoon is unlike any other as it offers the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. From thrilling game drives through wilderness areas and evenings under a canopy of stars, to island life of sandy white beaches, tropical waters and lazy days on the shores of the Indian Ocean – there is something for everyone.

Itinerary Details

Days 1-3: Meet us at the airstrip

Overnight at Roho ya Selous or Sayari Camp or Singita Mara River Tented Camp

Meet and Greet at the airport. Fly from the city airport to the airstrip.

Our guide will be ready to meet you off your plane and after a quick briefing you will set off on a game drive back to camp.  Begin to get your bearings either on the banks of the Mara River in the Serengeti or the shores of Lake Nzerakera in Nyerere.  Once at camp, lunch will be served with an opportunity to relax and settle in. In the afternoon head back out into the wilderness with your guide and begin to discover the wonderful wild world at your fingertips.  Arriving back in camp at sunset, there’s a chance to freshen up before enjoying your first dinner under the stars before retiring to the campfire for a nightcap.
Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options in regards to how your day is structured. One option is to break camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast on a morning game activity, returning to camp in time for lunch. In the afternoon you can do another game activity or opt to relax by the pool with a good book. Alternatively, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out on your game drive with a picnic lunch, returning in the mid-afternoon. Private vehicle hire is an optional extra which further increases the flexibility afforded to you but must be booked in advance.

All camps offer game drives, Sayari and Roho ya Selous also offer walking safaris, while Nyerere is the only destination in East Africa to offer boating safaris, which is a wonderful opportunity to have unique sightings from the water or try your hand at catch and release fishing. 

You’ll spend three days in the bush before hopping on a plane and making your way to the coast and the tropical islands of Zanzibar or Fanjove, for the remainder of your honeymoon.

Days 4-6: Zanzibar

Fly to the island. Transfer to the lodge

Fanjove Private Island, Breezes Beach Club & Spa, or Xanadu Umande Villa

If you are coming from the Serengeti you’ll be collected at Zanzibar airport and taken to Breezes Beach Club & Spa or Xanadu Villas. If you are coming from Nyerere you will fly to Songo Songo Island before taking a 45-minute boat trip across to the exclusive Fanjove Island.

After arriving at the secluded Fanjove Private Island you will settle into your A-framed wooden banda which is open at its front to capitalize on the uninterrupted ocean views. The whole property has been designed to minimize its environmental footprint. Solar power is employed for all the rooms, and the buildings use traditional, natural materials – sustainable wood, makuti (palm leaves) and thatch.  Over the next few days why not act out your Robinson Crusoe fantasies. The island is home to thousands of sea birds, nesting turtles and coconut crabs! Explore the area with a sandbank picnic, go kayaking around the island, go fishing – or snorkel or scuba dive along the 11 km of virgin coral reef.

Island life at Breezes can be as laid back or active as you please. Explore life beneath the waves at the dive center, sample local culture with a Swahili cooking class or palm weaving on the beach, or try your hand at the various water sports on offer. 

Xanadu Villas offer a tranquil, luxury escape where your privacy and your peace are valued, and your needs met by your private butler. Enjoy a moment of stillness in your private plunge pool, surrounded by flowering tropical gardens, or head off on exciting kayaking, snorkeling and sup boarding adventures. 
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