When to go on an African Honeymoon

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South Africa Honeymoons

May to August Less rain and warm temperatures in the Kruger region makes for excellent game viewing and relaxing down time at the lodges. Opportune months for enjoying al-fresco dining, sundowners and time in your private plunge pool. August tends to be a busier month and if you have your heart set on honeymooning then, plan well in advance. Luxury Kruger Safari and Seychelles Island Beach Escape.

November to April Warm dry season in Cape Town and the Winelands. Perfect time for couples to visit the Western Cape who are all about food, wine, scenery and culture.Cape Town, Winelands and Garden Route Honeymoon.

Kenya Honeymoons

January to March and July to October These months are the dry seasons in Kenya. Game is easier to spot in the lesser vegetation as animals gather around watering holes. Great for couples who are true animal lovers and seeing as much wildlife as possible is on their honeymoon safari agenda. July to October is when the Wildebeest Migration crosses into the Masai Mara.Luxury Kenya Safari and Coast

April, May and November Best months for a honeymoon safari if you want your budget to go further as this is the 'Green Season'. Whilst the Masai Mara can still usually offer the opportunity to spot wildlife, there is plenty of Kenyan flora and fauna to admire too. Great opportunity for an even more intimate honeymoon as the lodges and camps can be less busy. Beautiful Places and Open Spaces honeymoon in the Masai Mara.

Tanzania Honeymoons

January to March - Relatively dry in Tanzania and can be a good time for game viewing. For adventurous couples like Mahlatini's Siobhan, these are the recommended months to climb Kilimanjaro with clear skies morning and night. If you or your new spouse are not a fan of the heat, be aware that January is a particularly hot month in Tanzania. This is also calving season in the Serengeti, an amazing time for game viewing!

June to October - At this time of year Tanzania has minimal rain, even on the islands, making it the perfect time of year to explore all the Southern Circuit and Pemba Island has to offer. This African honeymoon offers something truly adventurous and yet surprisingly luxurious given its remoteness. Southern Tanzania Luxury Escape Honeymoon

November to May - The annual migration crosses the border from Kenya into Tanzania during these months. Although the heavier vegetation can make wildlife sighting more difficult, the growth means it's birthing season which can increase predator activity. Truly a bucket-list honeymoon safari destination Tanzania and Mozambique Adventure

Botswana Honeymoons

May - October- Game moves to the northern areas of the country as the famous floods begin to flow in from Angola making it the best time for game viewing. If you and your new spouse are wildlife enthusiasts it is advisable to concentrate your honeymoon around the Okavango, Chobe and Linyanti areas to experience both water and land based game viewing Botswana safari and Mauritius.

November to March - These months are the 'green' season in Botswana which brings the rain. The safari destinations are typically less busy and some say this is when Botswana is at it's most beautiful. These months are also terrific for bird watching and possibly spotting grazing young during the birthing months. A great time to honeymoon for couples who would like to experience Africa's most exclusive safari destination when there is possibly less people around. Exclusive and intimate. Best of Botswana

Zambia Honeymoons

April to May - This is the tail end of the wet season. Vegetation is lush and green and Victoria Falls in full flow. May be a good time of the year in Zambia as it's not quite the time yet for the optimum game viewing but the advantage is that many camps operate shoulder season prices making a quality safari more affordable. Zambian guides are of such a high standard and the wildlife is so prolific that you and your new spouse will not feel short changed on game sightings.

June to October - Great months in Zambia for walking safaris as the landscape has thinned out. Zambia is the home of walking safaris. Walking safaris are a truly unique and exhilarating safari type and a special way to make memories together on your honeymoon. Ultimate South Luangwa Safari.

Zimbabwe Honeymoons

July to October - These months are the dry season in Zimbabwe's game reserves, making animals easier to spot in the lesser vegetation as they gather around the limited watering holes. Zimbabwe can offer a 'once in a life time honeymoon' filled with memories that will be shared for years to come. Zimbabwe Luxury Honeymoon.

May to June - May marks the start of the dry season in Zimbabwe and many lodges and camps offer a shoulder season in this month. Perfect time for couples who want to make the most of their honeymoon budget. The weather is milder but daytime temperatures are still warm and vegetation will start to thin, making the animals easier to spot. Best of Zimbabwe Safari.

Mauritius Honeymoons

April to November- Mauritius is an idyllic island situated in the Indian Ocean and the perfect accompaniment to follow an adventurous safari. It is a year round destination but being a tropical island, Mauritius does experience wetter months.To say that honeymoons in Mauritius offer incredible personalised service is an understatement. These islanders live and breathe luxury tourism and it shows. With stunning beachfront locations, fine food, picture perfect beaches and world-class service - Honeymoons in Mauritius tick all the boxes. April to November are months when rain is less common, allowing you both to make the most of outdoor dining and beach time. Botswana safari and Mauritius Honeymoon.

Seychelles Honeymoons

April to October- Far from being just a beach paradise (although it does this exceedingly well...) there is much more to the Seychelles. From its unique nature and wildlife, superb diving, fishing and snorkeling, to its wonderful Creole cuisine. An added bonus of the Seychelles is its proximity to the African continent allowing our expert consultants to combine a Seychelles stay with an African safari. The ultimate honeymoon combination of adventure and relaxation. Alternatively, the Seychelles has plenty to offer as a single destination and we recommend an island-hopping experience to make the most of your time there. Seychelles Duo Island Luxury Honeymoon.

Maldives Honeymoons

December to April- Set deep in the heart of the indian ocean, the Maldives is an island paradise straight out of your castaway dreams; far-flung and exotic it's the quintessential luxury beach escape. As with all tropical climates, the Maldives typically enjoys warm weather with rain, however during the months of December to April rain is at its least. The Maldives is secluded which makes for a wonderfully romantic honeymoon destination. Ultimate Luxury Boutique Island Maldives Honeymoon.

Namibia Honeymoons

May to June - The country is in low season, making the weather cooler but more value for money. A great opportunity to experience one of Africa's more expensive destinations for less than during peak times. Namibia is an African country that experiences extreme heat, but during May and June the heat is more tolerable and animals can be seen out seeking water.

August to November - August and September are perfect for visiting the desert and travelling up the Skeleton Coast with enjoyable temperatures and clear skies. October can be a peak month for spotting whales off Namibia's coast, as they come to calve and rear their young in the warmer waters. Further inland in the deserts, temperatures are high, making it one of the best months for game viewing as the wildlife is gathering around the scarce water holes. Luxury Namibia Fly-In Safari.

Malawi Honeymoons

May to November - These are the most popular months to visit Malawi as the temperate is cooler but with little rain. June to August is the middle of the dry season and the best time for making the most of outdoor activities. Malawi is known as the 'Warm Heart of Africa' and it is often the interactions with the locals that provide the lasting honeymoon memories as well as the country's hugely diverse scenery. Malawi Safari and Beach Holiday.

Mozambique Honeymoons

May to October - Mozambique is a perfect beach destination for couples who dream of 'barefoot luxury' and are environmentally conscious. Rustic and romantic with no large resorts, Mozambique is an authentic African beach break, offering a shipwrecked feeling on virtually uninhabited islands with eco-lodges. Combine with a South African safari for minimal travel time, allowing you both to make the most of your honeymoon duration and the chance to relax after the excitement of safari. Kruger Safari and Benguerra Island Mozambique getaway .

Uganda Honeymoons

January to February - Known as a short dry season, January and February are predominantly dry months in Uganda's spectacular National Parks, with limited rainfall. Dryer ground makes trekking to the mountain gorillas easier, as the ground is more solid and visibility is better. A perfect honeymoon for primate enthusiasts. Gorilla trekking and Masai Mara.

June to September - A longer dry season in Uganda making it the perfect opportunity to explore all the 'pearl of Africa' has to offer. From gorilla trekking in Bwindi to lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ultimate Uganda Safari.

Rwanda Honeymoons

January to February - Although not completely rain free, January and February in Rwanda does experience largely dry days and warm, sunny temperatures. Pleasant weather for trekking to mountain gorillas and a once in a life time honeymoon activity.

June to October - A longer dry season in Rwanda making it the perfect time for gorilla trekking as the ground will be dry and easier to walk on. Gorilla trekking is a must activity for newly weds who enjoy adventure. The famous, breath taking Bisate Lodge in Rwanda is the perfect, luxury honeymoon destination to end a day of watching gorillas.Luxury Kenya safari and Rwanda gorilla trekking.

More Mahlatini Honeymoon Destinations

United Arab Emirates Honeymoons

November to March - Unparalleled service, contrasting desert, beach and city-scapes along with incredible exclusivity are staples of the UAE experience, one that never fails to disappoint. January and February are top months to team UAE with the Maldives as both destinations are typically experiencing their optimum weather. Exclusive Dubai and Maldives Honeymoon

April to October - These months can get extremely hot in UAE and some properties offer lower rates. If you and your new spouse are fans of the heat and want to spend time here there are some fantastic destinations to choose from, like Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

Oman Honeymoons

October to April - Rich in culture and history, Oman is the perfect introduction to the middle east and a great option for couples who don't want the big sky scraper city-scapes of the UAE but still want to visit this part of the world. Six Senses Zighy Bay Luxury Escape.

June to September - These months can get extremely hot in Oman and some properties offer lower rates. If you and your new spouse are fans of the heat and want an Oman stop over, a visit to Muscat (the capital city) is a touch of Omani flair. Expect old-world charm off-set by modern luxury.