Tanzania and Zanzibar Honeymoon

A Winning Combination

What makes Tanzania such a perfect honeymoon destination is the combination of safari and beach. One of our favourite routes is the northern circuit combining Arusha, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, and Zanzibar. 

The driving routes and internal flight connections mean you can explore multiple regions without spending too much time looking at the country through a plane or car window. If you want a safari and beach honeymoon, it doesn't get much better than Tanzania.  

On the safari side, there are no shortage of luxury tented camps and lodges to look after you out in the bush, and Zanzibar has a amazing selection of 5* hotels, resorts, and villas.  

Honeymoons in Tanzania

Idyllic beaches, Zuri Zanzibar

Tanzania Honeymoon Packages

Every honeymoon is different - our job is to listen to what your dream Tanzanian honeymoon looks like. These trips are just some examples of what is possible in Tanzania, but get in touch with us, and we'll create a tailor-made itinerary that's right for you.

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Just a few of the honeymoons we've designed this year...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. What level of luxury am I looking for? Am I happy with a luxury tented camp or a mobile migration camp, or do I want a luxury lodge? 
  2. How much am I willing to spend? As a good rule of thumb, you should expect to pay around $800/person/day out on safari, and $500/person/day in Zanzibar. 
  3. How long do I want to travel for? We generally recommend 10-12 days as the optimal time for a safari and beach honeymoon. This allows you to visit multiple safari destinations, have a good amount of time on the beach, and stay in beautiful luxury accommodation to maximise the experience. 
  4. Do I want to see the migration? If you want to see the migration - in particular a river crossing - then you'll want to travel in August and be in the north of the Serengeti. The camps and lodges here are generally more expensive, so if the migration isn't a priority for you there is exceptional safari in Central Serengeti. 
  5. Where do I want to be in Zanzibar? If you value privacy and exclusivity, we recommend staying on the eastern coastline where there are a number of stunning private villas and lodges (but the beaches are tidal). If tideless beaches are important to you, we recommend the northern tip of Zanzibar where there are some fantastic 5* beachfront hotels. 

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Where to stay in the Serengeti?

The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem and there is exceptional safari in the south, central, and north of the park. Where you stay depends on the time of year you are visiting, the style of accommodation you are looking for, and your budget. 

  • If you are travelling between June to October, you'll want to be in either Central or Northern Serengeti to coincide with the movements of the Great Migration. If you are travelling in July and August (and sometimes early September), you have a good chance of witnessing a river crossing in the north. 
  • If you are travelling between November and March, Central or Southern Serengeti is a great choice. It's calving season in February, so if you're travelling at this time we recommend staying in the Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (bordering the Serengeti), as the calving season attracts lots of big cats and makes for some incredible safari sightings.
  • April to May is the long rainy season in Tanzania, so we recommend avoiding travelling at this time. 
Honeymoons in Tanzania

Lemala Nanyukie, luxury in the wild

Our favourite honeymoon lodges in the Serengeti

Premium honeymoon lodges in the Serengeti

If you're looking for an ultimate luxury experience, some of our favourites include: Lemala Nanyukie, Singita Sabora Tented Lodge, Sinigta Sasakwa, Four Seasons Safari Lodge, and Klein's Camp. 

Luxury Honeymoon lodges in the Serengeti

Tanzania has an excellent selection of luxury tented camps, a step up from glamping that still keep a lid on costs compared to the luxury lodges. Some of our favourites in this category include: Kaskaz Mara Camp, Siringit Migration Camp, Serengeti Under Canvas, Nimali Mara, Lemala Mara and Lemala Ndutu. 

Migration Camps in the Serengeti

Part of what makes safari in Tanzania so special is the Great Migration. One of the greatest wildlife shows on earth, it's an extraordinary event that takes place every year. There are a number of camps that move throughout the season to follow the herds of the migration, putting you in prime position to witness the massive herds as they make their journey northwards. Being mobile migration camps, they don't have all the same bells and whistles as the permanent camps or lodges, but certainly do more than enough to keep you comfortable out in the bush, and work out much cheaper.

Some of our favourites here are: Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp, Siringit Migration Camp, Serengeti Under Canvas, and Ubuntu Migration Camp. 

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David and Rose, Honeymoon with Brilliant Africa

Where to stay in Zanzibar?

The northern tip of Zanzibar is one of the more popular regions due to its tideless beaches. There is a good selection of 5* beachfront hotels here, some of our favourites being Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa, Zuri Zanzibar, Essque Zalu. If you stay on the eastern coastline, you'll have more privacy and exclusivity, but the beaches are tidal. There are some stunning properties here, with some of our favourites being Tulia Zanzibar, Melia Zanzibar, White Sands, Matemwe Lodge, and Amani Boutique Hotel.

If you're looking for the ultimate barefoot luxury experience, it doesn't get much better than Mnemba Island. 

Honeymoons in Tanzania

Tulia Zanzibar is a favourite among honeymooners

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Tanzania good for a honeymoon?

    Tanzania is one of the best destinations for a honeymoon. A typical honeymoon in Tanzania is 10-12 days, but can be longer or shorter depending on your interests and budget. What makes Tanzania such a good honeymoon destination is the quality of safari that is possible in the country, combined with the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar. 

  • How much does a honeymoon in Tanzania cost?

    A honeymoon in Tanzania starts from $5,000 per person. The cost of a honeymoon in Tanzania depends on the length of your trip and the style of accommodation you are looking for. For a 10-12 day trip in peak season (June-September), a honeymoon in Tanzania will cost between $5,000-7,000 per person for entry level luxury, $7,000-10,000 per person for luxury, and $10,000+ per person if you want the best of the best. 

  • Is Zanzibar a good option for a honeymoon?

    Zanzibar is a fantastic honeymoon destination. There is a great selection of luxury hotels and resorts, as well as private villas and even exclusive islands if you are looking for the ultimate barefoot luxury experience. Combine 4-6 nights on the beaches of Zanzibar with a safari on the mainland for the perfect honeymoon experience in Tanzania.

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Travel in 2022/2023 With Brilliant Africa

After a year which saw the world of travel grind to a halt, we're so excited to be back doing what we do best: arranging once-in-a-lifetime adventures in the most remarkable pocket of the world -  East Africa

Get in touch with our expert team, and we'll help you find a trip to match your dreams, budget, and appetite for adventure.

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How it works

We can put together an itinerary to fit any time frame or budget. Whether you've got some fixed plans and need help with the detail, or don't know where to start, here's how we can help:

  1. We'll talk about what your dream African adventure looks like, how much time you have, and your budget.

  2. We'll discuss any places to go or things to do that you've already got in mind and send you a few suggestions of our own.

  3. When you've decided what you want to see and do, we'll put together the perfect itinerary that covers all the destinations you're most excited about, and moves at just the right pace. We'll select the accommodations that are right for you, and we'll make any adjustments until you're confident it's the perfect itinerary for you.

  4. When you're happy with your trip and the cost, we'll get your adventure set up, make all the bookings and reservations, and provide all the pre-travel information you need. 

  5. Once you're on the ground in Africa, we'll be here to look after you every step of the way. 

Honeymoon Trips in Tanzania

Every honeymoon is different - our job is to listen to what your dream Tanzanian honeymoon looks like. These trips are just some examples of what is possible in Tanzania, but get in touch with us, and we'll create a tailor-made itinerary that's right for you.

Ready to plan your African adventure?

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Listen

Listen

We'll spend some time listening to your aspirations, then discuss the kind of experience that might suit you.

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Match

Match

Next we'll discuss the options, shortlist the best trips for you and present you our impartial recommendations.

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Reserve

Reserve

We'll place a 24 hour hold on your preferred option - without obligation - whilst we talk through the details.

Whatever your budget, group size, length of stay, preferred activity or appetite for adventure, we can help.

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