Tanzania Honeymoon Safari

Going on a romantic adventure is all about making special memories together that the two of you can share for years to come

Tanzania is quite likely one of the top honeymoon destinations in Africa, and an amazing choice, especially if you and your loved one enjoy a touch of adventure and excitement on your romantic travels on your first few days of married life

Tanzania is one of Africa’s premium honeymoon destinations in Africa. The ease of combining, a top-quality safari with the beaches of Zanzibar makes Tanzania one of the first countries to consider when choosing a honeymoon to Africa. Hot air balloon safaris, beautiful treehouses, outdoor dinners in the middle of the Serengeti, and Zanzibar’s beaches, this is a fantastic honeymoon destination and has superb weather year-round.

Our guide to the best of romantic Tanzania and Zanzibar

There is no doubt that, when you talk to most people, the subject of safari occurs most often when thinking about a honeymoon. Due to the increased costs involved, as well as the time that it takes to fly around Tanzania, it makes sense that almost 60% of visitors that come are on a luxury Tanzania honeymoon package. With this in mind, and given our experience with Tanzania and Zanzibar honeymoons, we have put together a bit of a check list as well as a few thoughts as to where it is best to take into consideration

Why is Tanzania such a wonderful honeymoon destination?

In short, Tanzania offers something for everyone. Spectacular wildlife and landscapes; opportunities for climbing the ‘Roof of Africa; rich cultural history, tropical paradise islands with white sands and turquoise waters and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. There are countless opportunities for adventure, intimacy and forging unforgettable memories. With years of experience, your expert KEY2AFRICA  Consultant will help you and your partner design a perfect Honeymoon itinerary


  •  A bespoke service with your own dedicated Consultant, with tailor-made itineraries to meet your every need
  •  Safari, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, or any combination of these 
  •  Honeymoons to fit any budget, including Ultra-Luxury, Luxury, Mid-Range and Budget 
  •  Different levels of honeymoon atmosphere
Where to go in Tanzania on your honeymoon safari

When it comes to safari destinations, Tanzania divides into two areas – the famous ‘Northern Circuit’ and the off-the-beaten-track south.
Within the North, our top picks for honeymooners are…

  • The Serengeti – From witnessing the Great Migration to catching sight of the big cats that follow the herds, you and your partner will be mesmerised by this national park every time you set off on a traditional game drive! The Serengeti is the ultimate romantic safari destination: a magical combination of breathtaking landscapes, superb wildlife viewing.
  • Zanzibar Island – you can combine your safari in Tanzania with beach time on Zanzibar! Most of our clients who choose Tanzania for their honeymoon want to start with a safari before spending a few days relaxing on an idyllic beach. However, you can easily spend time on the beach first, followed by a safari – the choice is yours
  • The Ngorongoro Crater – The views from the Crater rim are sure to have you gasping with awe. Well worth a visit for the scenic vistas alone, the Crater is also home to some incredible big game, including big tusker elephants, large prides of lion and herds of buffalo that often stand up to the big cats. 
  • Ruaha National Park – Located in the heart of Tanzania, and being the country’s largest national park, Ruaha is a fantastic area to visit. It is predator-rich and far off the beaten track – an office favourite for value alone!
  • Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous). – The Nyerere is a watery world filled with palm trees, boat cruises, and of course some wonderful wildlife. This reserve is perfect for a quiet and romantic safari!

Recommended honeymoon activities in Tanzania

Parts of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater are amazing for game drives featuring all Big Five – lion, rhino, leopard, elephant, and buffalo! There are numerous smaller predators and herbivores too, and hundreds of birds. If walking safaris appeal, we suggest spending an afternoon on a guided walk to get a great sense of the bush and wildlife around you. Below is a list of add-on activities to consider during your safari.

  • Game drives 
  • Guided walks
  • Romantic bush dinners
  • Private Dining
  • Bush breakfasts 
  • Sunrise hot air balloon rides
popular honeymoon itineraries