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Part 2 Honeymoon Ideas – Safari (well part one of these) – East Africa

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For those of you that would prefer the little more adventurous honeymoon but with relaxation as well then these destinations could be for you!! It is important to plan your itinerary as you do not want to spend hours travelling from one place to the next without seeing much. Safaris are not relaxing so add in a few days at rest on the beach or in a unique lodge to in which to finish your honeymoon.

So here are the first of our suggested destinations………………….

Kenya, where safaris started – firstly for the rich but then pioneering more affordable safaris. Within the borders of a single country, you will find savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world, pristine beaches and coral reef, equatorial forests and mighty snow-capped mountains, searing deserts and cool highland retreats. All this offers endless opportunities for adventure, discovery, relaxation and unique experiences. You could be watching the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara or taking a camel safari in the northern frontier or trying to count half a million flamingos on Lake Nakuru. Kenya offers secluded, private guesthouses, camps and hotels set in stunning scenery making it ideal for honeymoons.

Tanzania, home of the world famous Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro caldera which has become a wildlife sanctuary in its own. For the adventurous you could climb the world’s highest stand alone mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Finish this achievement with a safari through Northern Tanzania or time on the beach on the Island of Zanzibar or Pemba. Truly a mixed honeymoon with so much to offer.

Uganda and Rwanda are the best places for an adventure unique to these countries – the chance to come within metres of a family of gorillas. You need to be reasonably fit to climb up in to the rain forest of the mountains that are home to these big but gentle creatures, as it could take just a couple of hours or much longer if they have moved in to denser forest. However the effort is well rewarded as your guide leads you to watch the family at rest, play nor foraging though the forest. There is truly something magical about being so close to these endangered animals and sharing their day. Uganda also offers the chance to see chimpanzee in the wild and has excellent National parks that allow you to combine your gorilla experience with traditional game viewing.

Botswana, well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent, where animals roam wild and free. You could experience the stunning beauty of the world’s largest intact inland Delta – the Okavango; the unimaginable vastness of the world’s second largest game reserve – the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the isolation and other-worldliness of the Makgadikgadi – uninhabited pans the size of Portugal; and the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the Chobe National Park. The first – and most lasting impressions – will be of vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon, the sensation of limitless space, astoundingly rich wildlife and bird viewing, night skies littered with stars and heavenly bodies of an unimaginable brilliance, and stunning sunsets of unearthly beauty.

Zambia, is that diamond in the rough, here you can see one of the seven wonders of the world the Victoria falls on the Zambezi River and an abundance of wildlife. It boasts 19 national parks, the better known are South Luangwa , Kafue, Lower Zambezi and of course the wonderful Victoria falls. Zambia is a unique destination to experience the wild as it was the essence of the real Africa.

So if a Safari holiday is for you then why not contact our expert Peter Ellis who grew up there and can offer you advice to get the best experience with unforgettable memories for your very special honeymoon.

Please contact Peter on 01323 446550 or email peter@experienceholidays.co.uk

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