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Africa’s Top 10 Romantic Destinations for Honeymoon

Looking for the perfect destination for your honeymoon? Ethiopian Holidays has lined up the top ten honeymoon destinations in Africa for your nuptial bliss. The continent has it all: iconic wildlife, epic landscapes, ancient wonders, breath-taking beaches, and an incredible variety of cultures.

It is the perfect continent for newlyweds looking to experience the ultimate romantic getaway. Africa has a plethora of diverse honeymoon destinations and a honeymoon, after all, is usually a once-in-a-lifetime affair. So why not make yours unforgettable one?

Below is a list of top 10 honeymoon destinations to consider:

1. Zambia: Victoria Falls

If you admire nature and want to spend your honeymoon exploring its splendour, head to Zambia. Regarded as, arguably, the most romantic place in the world, the majestic water spectacle Victoria Falls presents is a remarkable sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River.

Couples who choose this destination have an array of thrilling activities to choose from including canoeing, kayaking, and bungee jumping.

Well known for: Victoria Falls

Weekly flights by Ethiopian Airlines: Four times (TUE, THU, SAT, SUN)

2. Madagascar: Belo Sur Mer

If you are looking for wildlife safari coupled with beach fun, Belo Sur Mer, a romantic destination, offers the best of both worlds. Madagascar is unique for its wildlife and this destination offers a romantic touch to it with its peaceful and quiet atmosphere. It’s a hidden paradise that is little known to the rest of the world.

You can plan day-trips to go out and explore parks, while you complement the fun with a long stroll on one of the island’s many dazzling beaches followed by a dinner of fresh seafood.

Well known for: Unique and wonderful wildlife.

Weekly flights by Ethiopian Airlines: Three times (TUE, THU and SUN)

3. Seychelles

If your idea of a romantic honeymoon includes candle light dinners on white sands, secluded palm-fringed beaches, and lavish honeymoon suites then you should seriously consider Seychelles. The tropical islands are idyllic, and the setting magnificently dreamy, which will make your honeymoon here an unforgettable one.

Seychelles has a collection of 115 islands spread in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of east Africa. The islands are known for their lush vegetation, the world’s rarest species of flora and fauna, resorts and exotic beaches which make it an ideal destination for honeymooners.

Well known for: White powder sandy and striking rock formations.

Weekly flights by Ethiopian Airlines: Five times MON, TUE, THU, SAT and SUN

4. Malawi: Cape Maclear

Covered by powder-fine sand, bookended by mountains and lapped by astonishing waters, Cape Maclear merits all the hype that is thrown its way.By day, the bay is a sparkling royal blue, studded with close-by islands and puttering, crayon-coloured fishing boats. By night you can enjoy dinners to the music of the water hitting the beaches on the shore.

Providing one of the best sites for kayaking, snorkelling, and diving, Malawi is truly a paradise for honeymooners.

Well known for: Friendly people and freshwater lake, Lake Malawi.

Weekly flight by Ethiopian Airlines: Daily

5. Kenya: Mombasa

Mombasa is renowned for its white sandy beaches and is Kenya's main tourist destination. It is located on the eastern coast of Kenya, on the Indian Ocean and is already a popular destination with honeymooners. Mombasa offers a diverse marine life, world-class hotels and a friendly atmosphere.

This is a town where all are welcomed and quickly absorbed into a great coastal melting pot.

Well known for: Picturesque beaches.

Weekly flights by Ethiopian Airlines: Daily

6. Mozambique: Bazaruto Archipelago

For a Mozambican honeymoon, the exquisite islands of the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos are the ultimate destinations. Bazaruto Archipelago has a chain of four islands strung out in the Indian Ocean, one of which is Santa Carolina (formerly Paradise Island). Often described as one of Mozambique’s best honeymoon destinations, the inhabited parts of the Bazaruto Archipelago offer places to relax, escape and explore. Bazaruto has a marine national park that covers most of the archipelago and protecting the exquisite marine life in these turquoise seas.

Couples will enjoy the dreamy private island retreats, secluded honeymoon suites and deserted beaches. A moonlight walk along white sands beaches or an open-air bath under the stars will make your African honeymoon as romantic as it could possibly be.

Well known for: Fresh sea food and crafts

Weekly flights by Ethiopian Airlines: Six times, MON, TUE, THU, FRI, SAT & SUN

7. Namibia: Skeleton Coast

Adventurous couples looking for a unique and an unusual honeymoon experience will be fascinated and captivated by Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. The meeting of the cold air from the Atlantic and the warm air out of the Namib Desert creates a fog that often shrouds this wide, wild, rugged stretch of beach between the Swakop and Kunene rivers. Hauntingly beautiful, it leaves its visitors with memories that are unforgettable and an insatiable desire to keep going back.

Well known for: Red sand dunes

Weekly flights by Ethiopian Airlines: Four times, MON WED FRI & SUN

8. South Africa: Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. From mountains and sheer cliffs which rise from the oceans, to valley after valley separated by craggy peaks, forests, beaches, vineyards and wheat fields make this city a honeymooners' paradise.

Cape Town is famous for its harbour, its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region and for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point; it’s just impossible to not have anything to do on your honeymoon. The Clifton Beaches, adjacent to Camps Bay, offer privacy among boulders and the main road is lined with cafes and bars which are filled with the young and trendy who will make you want to get into your swimwear. A honeymoon in Cape Town will be a collection of exceptional memories.

Well known for: Table Mountain

Weekly flights by Ethiopian Airlines: Six times, MON, TUE, THU, FRI, SAT & SUN

9. Tanzania: Island of Zanzibar

Few African destinations have the coastal or historical appeal of Zanzibar. The white-sand archipelago off the coast of Tanzania is home to the historic district of Stone Town which is one of East Africa’s well-known ancient cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Curious couples should consider heading to Nungwi, a quiet touristy village on the northern tip of Unguja Island where they can spend their post-nuptial days relaxing next to the turquoise waters, cruising through vibrant mangroves, and exploring the delightful “ghost islands” that appear during low tide. This will be a spicy honeymoon for any couple, on a spicy Island.

Well known for: Spices

Weekly flights by Ethiopian Airlines: Daily

10. Senegal: Dakar

For an exotic honeymoon, head to Dakar, beautifully located along the Atlantic Coast, it is an ideal destination for couples. 50 miles south of Dakar, the resort areas of Saly and La Somone provide the perfect hideaway spot, while not being overly secluded or cut off from the vibrant capital. Watching the sun sink into the clear blue Atlantic here is one of the sweetest treats that couples can enjoy.

Senegal has numerous bars and restaurants offering mouth-watering local and international cuisine. Couples can experience fine dining and romantic evenings at the best venues, with beautiful surroundings while enjoying each other’s’ company.

Well known for: Beautiful natural setting and warm hospitality

Weekly flights by Ethiopian Airlines: Daily

There you have the top 10 honeymoon destinations in Africa. Now, all you have to do is choose the one that interests you the most and Ethiopian Holidays will get you there. Book Now

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