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Combine Safari and Beach for your Honeymoon in Tanzania

Looking to celebrate your union in Africa? There’s no shortage of honeymoon destinations in Tanzania, all guaranteed to provide you and your partner the time of your lives. What’s more, Tanzania offers the perfect combination of outdoor adventures in the wild and tranquil relaxation along some of the most stunning shorelines in Africa.

Tanzania is situated on the east coast of Africa and it boasts a rich variety of attractions and activities particularly for couples looking for a classic safari experience. If you are ready to experience all this amazing country has to offer, learn more about the top destinations to visit while in Tanzania.

Serengeti National Park

Renowned for its abundance of animals and the annual wildebeest migration, the Serengeti National Park stretches 14,763(5,700 sq miles) stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the West. The Serengeti boasts the highest concentration of large mammals on the planet and the largest concentration of lions found anywhere. Avian enthusiasts are not left out here as the Serengeti boasts over 518 identified bird species where some of them are Eurasian migrants who are present in the European winter months from October to April. Honeymooners can spend days on foot in the Serengeti discovering Tanzania’s special places followed by candlelit dinners under the glittering stars.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Offering one of the richest wildlife viewing experiences on the African continent, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers 8292 km sq encompassing expansive short grass plains on Its Highlands region with its gigantic calderas and spectacular vistas. Over 25,000 large animals dwell in the natural enclosure formed by the crater, while the greater conservancy surroundings are home to wildebeests and zebras. Honeymooners can explore the magnificent crater highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, follow the ancient Maasai trails to the top of the Olmoti crater or descend to the glistening soda lake on the floor of empakaai. Other activities include game drives, guided walks, hot air balloon safaris, and cultural and community visits.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is located in the Manyara region and is the sixth-largest National Park in Tanzania. Its name originates from the Tarangire river that crosses through the park being the only water source for wild animals during the dry season. The park boasts herds of elephant that scratch the dry river bed for underground streams while migrating wildebeest, zebra, impala, buffalo, hartebeest, and eland, crowd the shrinking lagoons. Honeymooners can explore the remote southern reaches of Tarangire, go game driving through forests and enigmatic baobabs, discover the inner workings of the bush on foot, balloon safaris, and fly camping.

Lake Manyara

Located North of Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park stretches around 330 sq km and home to one of Africa’s alkaline water lakes. Lake Manyara National Park is famous for its tree-climbing lions, wide array of flamingos and its the soda ash lake. The lake is a breathtaking sight for honeymooners as it also boasts a large number of elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impala, and a host of other animals.

The Tanzanian Beach Experience

After you’ve both had your fill of Tanzania’s amazing wilderness, fabulous game viewing, and dining under the stars, it’s time to head on to Zanzibar, East Africa’s quintessential beach destination. Here, you and your spouse can choose to simply unwind along soft white sand beaches and incredible views of the azure Indian Ocean stretching as far as the eye can see. But if you’re still up for some exploration, Zanzibar also offers spice plantation tours, horse riding, snorkeling amid rich marine life and unforgettable tours of its famous capital, Stone Town. Some great beaches for honeymooners include:

Kendwa Beach

Kendwa Beach is best known for its full moon parties, making it one of the best-known beaches for young people and couples. Kendwa beach boasts bright blue and turquoise colors with soft white sand. Honeymooners are sure to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking sunsets and the Zanzibar nightlife.

Paje Beach

Popularly known as the backpacker spot on Zanzibar, Paje beach boasts cool coffee shops, cheap hotels, and tasty food. It is a great spot for laid back vacationers and honeymooners who want to experience soft white sand and blue waters in relative solitude. It is also known as a kitesurfing paradise. Kiteboarders and rookies flock here to catch some wind and learn, as there are many kitesurfing schools beginners can choose from.

Nakupenda Beach

Nakupenda Beach is the liveliest for locals on the island and some argue it is one of the best swimming beaches in Zanzibar. During the weekend, expect the crowds to swell and the Zanzibar people take part in swimming, beach soccer games, and gymnastic showdowns. Nakupenda Beach is a great spot to watch the dhows (local sailing boats) sail off into the setting sun. if you are looking to be close to the shops and restaurants, then Stone Town is the best area to stay, as it boasts the finest shops, restaurants, and historical sites.

Pongwe Beach

Pongwe Beach is perhaps one of the most favorites for honeymooners that savor spending some time together away from the crowds while you soak in the sun in complete relaxation and tranquility. Here in Pongwe beach, the water is usually just the right temperature with a delightful kaleidoscope of blue, green, and turquoise. The area is relatively quiet and there aren't many people to bother you here.

Newlyweds looking to have the time of their lives in Africa will find Tanzania’s offerings more than adequate. The Safari and beach combo makes for some pretty great memories, one you can look forward to recounting to the grandkids.

Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in