Adventure, adrenaline, off-the-beaten-track. For some couples this is what they want their honeymoon to be, a unique adventure to celebrate their beginning to married life. Our travel experts love planning out of the ordinary honeymoons and welcome the challenge of something truly unique.
Our travel experts have gathered together some ideas to inspire your unique kick-start to married life;
If you and your partner are looking for a unique honeymoon destination, look no further than Botswana. Botswana is the definition of unspoiled Africa with arguably the best game viewing on the continent. It quite simply redefines the luxury of losing oneself in nature.
Begin your married life by flying in a light aircraft and helicopter over one of the most remote and awe-inspiring landscapes on earth and spend 5 days exploring the Selinda Spillway, the area linking the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti swamps. On this Selinda Canoe Trail honeymoon your days are spent exploring the water channels by canoe and on foot and the nights were spent camping on the banks of the river. Expect to encounter all manner of wildlife on this trip with the area particularly well-known for its bird life along with elephant, buffalo, sable, roan lion, leopard and wild dog.
If you would prefer to stay on dry land for your honeymoon then maybe you might like to travel across Botswana's Makgadikgadi salt pans on 4-wheel drive quad bikes to Kubu Island, a granite extrusion covered with baobabs, one of Africa's most beautiful desert habitats. Spend 2 nights sleeping under the stars and 2 days exploring the pans. It is one of Africa's finest close-to-nature experiences. Follow this unique honeymoon by spending 3 nights in the luxurious Jack's Camp.
When searching for honeymoon ideas, Namibia might not be the first place to spring to mind, but the country is an exclusive getaway offering total isolation, romantic vistas, a huge diversity of landscapes and a wide range of activities. For active couples, Namibia will be a truly unique honeymoon destination offering adventures that will bring lasting memories.
Dust off your hiking shoes for a honeymoon fit for true explorers. Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of southern Namibia including a 4-night walking trail through the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon on earth and a 2-night hiking trail in the red sand dunes, gravel plains and imposing mountains of the Namib Desert.
A true sense of romance is found spending nights sleeping under some of the clearest skies on the planet. Other-worldly, remote, and infinitely vast, Namibia is more than a honeymoon destination, it's a spiritual journey.
A unique honeymoon adventure awaits at Matetsi River Lodge in Zimbabwe. This remarkable lodge combines a safari with the scenic and adrenaline-filled experiences on offer at the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Victoria Falls can be rather touristy and busy, however, as guests at Matetsi you will be able to enjoy the experiences at the Falls but retreat to a private, luxury suite with exceptional views of the Zambezi River.
Your days on this Victoria Falls Honeymoon can be spent on action packed game drives, bush walks, fishing expeditions or canoe trips. Your nights will be spent under the stars around a camp fire toasting to married life while the sounds of wildlife surround you both. When you can bare to drag yourself away from the lodge the nearby Victoria Falls offers an assortment of adventures such as gorge swings, helicopter flips and white-water rafting.
If you are looking for a luxury honeymoon destination, not only is Matetsi River Lodge the epitome of splendour, it also offers the pure luxury of having somewhere all to yourselves.
As far as luxury honeymoon destinations go, South Africa is easily one of the top contenders. South Africa can still offer unique honeymoons as unlike other destinations that provide one attraction, South Africa is a diverse country offering a range of experiences with safari being the highlight.
An abundance of Big 5 game reserves, one of the world's most beautiful cities, Cape Town, picturesque wine routes, exquisite mountain ranges and unspoilt, sun-drenched beaches South Africa is a world in one honeymoon.
South Africa is one of the few places able to offer a safari, a city-break and a beach honeymoon in one trip. An out of the ordinary honeymoon for the couple who want to do it all.
Tracking mountain gorillas and chimps in Uganda and Rwanda
Canoeing down the Zambezi River in Zambia
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Hiking with wild chimpanzees in the remote Mahale Mountains National Park in Tanzania
Joining the ancient Bushmen of the Far Western Kalahari in Botswana on a safari
Visiting the Wahiba Sands of Oman, with the chance to meet the local Bedouin people
Partaking in a Dhow Safari in Mozambique's Quirimbas archipelago
Going on a walking safari in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park
Treating yourselves to a luxury rail journey.
Participating in a mobile camping safari
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