While we have a number of itineraries custom-designed for honeymooners in our archives as well as posted online, we’re always excited to hear from our partners about the best new romantic destinations in Africa. Today we’re happy to have Gabriella Truman at TruMarketing tell us all about why Zanzibar is for lovers!

It’s one of the most challenging decisions couples face when planning their big day….where to honeymoon?   In so many cases, no matter what a couple loves to do, the concept of beach usually arises somewhere in that discussion and when considering Africa, one may first feel that they won’t exactly be able to get everything they want until they’re reminded about the island gem of Zanzibar.  Imagine a perfect slice of happiness in the sun, with world-class beaches and top retreats just minutes from the thrill of an East African safari… Zanzibar is the ideal way to round out the thrill of a lifetime with an African adventure and here is our own list of why you should be sure to consider a honeymoon in Zanzibar!


Tanzania is an incredible choice for a those seeking an active honeymoon- whether it’s days of early morning wake up calls for safari drives, or the breathless pace of a Mt Kilimanjaro ascent, itineraries on the mainland keep it moving and ensure you see the best of the best. Zanzibar is the ideal antidote, offering supreme relaxation that active couples deserve to round out this very special journey.


It’s everything couples dream of when they close their eyes and imagine the perfect bubble of happiness- supremely secluded sanctuary-style rooms, idyllic beaches, gorgeous diving, sharp breezes for watersports, and the feeling of being at the edge of the world.  If it’s privacy one seeks in a blissfully remote location, Zanzibar is the premier choice.


Zanzibar beckons couples with its allure and its sheer will to absolutely spoil, it dotes on couples with its near perfect weather year-round, its carefree attitude, glimmering waters, powdery sand beaches and spicy blend of culture evident in Stone Town which is a curious blend of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes.  It begs to be discovered like a carefully guarded secret that only a select few get to know.


Zanzibar absolutely loves honeymooners, and so many of the retreats show this in a myriad of ways with divine added values and gorgeous touches that make couples feel special. The Residence Zanzibar, for example, offers a 15% discount off of the half board rate, an exotic fresh fruit bowl, beach bag, and a romantic beach dinner for two  for all honeymooners and the list goes on for so many of the island’s retreats.


While Zanzibar seems remote, the truth is it’s an ideal and easy option for anyone honeymooning in Kenya or Tanzania, with just a short flight hop or two from bush to beach.  Considering South Africa as well? Not to worry, there are easy nonstop flights from Johannesburg as well.