Begin planning your Tanzania Honeymoon
Tanzania is unquestionably one of the very best destinations for an African Honeymoon. It has it all for a safari and beach honeymoon – fantastic Indian Ocean havens a short flight away from amazing parks with plenty of big five and predator action. We understand that your Tanzania honeymoon needs to be a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience and absolutely perfect. With our in-depth knowledge of the country and many decades of travel planning experience, we can ensure that it will be.
Tanzania Honeymoon Itineraries:
The most important decision to make when planning your Tanzania honeymoon is between the North of Tanzania and the South (or both). Northern Tanzania
is rightly renowned as one of the world’s top safari destinations: the iconic Serengeti
and Ngorongoro Crater
offer outstanding game viewing year-round, perfect for firs time safari goers and experienced safari Maasai Mara
The downside of the north is that it is understandably popular, and so all but the most exclusive locations are pretty busy, and prices are also a bit higher. Activities are strictly regulated here, so most lodges only offer standard game drives (no walking, boating or night drives). It is also a little further from the beach, and takes a little longer to cover the circuit properly.
This is where Southern Tanzania
comes in. The gems of the South are Selous Game Reserve
(the largest game reserve in Africa) and Ruaha National Park
– both have remained unspoilt by mass tourism and as a result offer a more authentic and intimate safari experience. The South has fantastic game viewing, and is in season from early July until the end of October. The rules here are more relaxed, allowing boating, walking and fly camping in the bush. Accommodation is better value (more luxury for your money), and the parks are closer both to each other and the beach, meaning less time and budget spent on travelling.
is a fantastic option for a beach break. There are a number of superb beach options, with prices varying hugely. Zanzibar has so much to offer, we’ve given it a whole page to itself – see Zanzibar Honeymoons
. There are also other surrounding islands that cater for big diving fans (Mafia
) and a few private islands, see Mnemba
, for the ultimate exclusive experience.
If you want to combine your Tanzania honeymoon with another country, Kennya , Rwanda and Uganda both offer opportunities for gorilla trekking
(with direct flights between Rwanda and the Serengeti). Mozambique and the Seychelles offer some of the best beaches in the world – although logistics can be tricky, and they are certainly not cheap.
How much does a Tanzania honeymoon cost?
Tanzania offers a real range of accommodation options with safari prices starting from around $450 per person per night going right up to $2,500 pppn at the top end. These rates generally include all your game viewing activities, meals and drinks. For beach time, the prices are much cheaper, starting at around $180 per person per night, but they also go up to the exclusive island prices which can be $1,700 per person per night.
We can also arrange the internal flights between safari and beach, which as a guide cost around $250 per flight per person; though this is very rough!
Our best value 10-night safari and beach Tanzania honeymoon would cost around $3,500 per person; a mid-range 13-night safari and beach honeymoon would cost around $6,800 pp, and for those who like the finer things in life, a high-end 11-night safari and beach trip would cost around $9,500 pp. An uber-luxurious 10-day safari and beach trip would cost from $15,000 per person upwards.
When to go on a Tanzania safari and beach honeymoon?
Tanzania is located in the tropics so you can expect temperatures of 25 degrees C + throughout the year. It is possible to visit all year round, but the best time for weather is technically from July – September when the weather is dry and the wildlife is prominent. The only time of year we would not recommend if you are looking at beach time on your honeymoon is in April and May when Tanzania experiences its main rainy season… Not very good for an Indian Ocean honeymoon!
However, if you are just looking at safari, are adventerous and on a tight budget, then rainy season can be extraordinary. Lots of new life roam the parks, the bushes are luscious green and it is a beautiful time to be in Tanzania… And the prices of amazing lodges are seriously slashed. However, there is a reason the prices are less – the wildlife is more dispersed so less easy to spot, it is raining and chances of getting stuck in the mud are increased! But for some, Tanzania’s green season is an adventure like no other.
Our preferred time of year is in the shoulder season months or October and June. Here, you get reduced rates from high season as well as some fantastic special offers. In some cases, you can get exactly the same high season experience a few days into shoulder season and pay half the price! The wildlife is fantastic in these months and the parks quieter as it is just outside school holidays.
Each time of year has pros and cons for each location, so the best option is to contact us and chat with one of our Tanzania experts.