Best Safari Honeymoon Gifts

September 29, 2020  By: Kent

Long-awaited weddings will soon take place and newlyweds will embark on their well-deserved honeymoons. We believe that Africa is the ideal honeymoon destination, offering a unique mix of adventure and romance. And now, just as importantly, safaris offer outdoor and socially distanced fun. To help make your honeymoon safari a success, we’ve compiled our list of top products and experiences you can give each other or add to your wedding registry.

Gifts

Nikon DSLR

DSLR Camera

Newlyweds like photos and Africa is a fantastic setting to take a wide range of shots. But smartphone cameras won’t cut it there, so give the gift of photography in the form of a high quality, lightweight digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera like this Nikon D5600 DSLR. Cost: $800.

Out of Africa book cover

Romantic Reading

For a little old school romance, what better than to read one of the classics such as Out of Africa, Karen Blixen’s (Isak Dinesen) tale of struggle and romance in colonial Kenya. Cost: $19.

Swissgear rolling duffel

Luggage

Packing for Africa can be challenging with many tours including small plane flights with strict weight restrictions for your bags. Your existing hard-sided or large bags will not be allowed. We’ve tried many bags over the years and really like this affordable rolling duffel from Swissgear. Cost: $198.

couple at Giraffe Manor

His and Her Monogrammed Safari Vests

Just kidding! Instead ask for the gift of travel in the form of contributions from your wedding guests on registries such as Honeyfund or Zola. AAC can also take payments directly from your guests and apply it towards your trip.

Experiences

Sunrise hot air balloon ride

Hot-Air Balloon Safari

There is nothing like silently gliding over the African bush in a hot air balloon. Whether you’re viewing the great migration over the Serengeti Plains, the lush greenness of Botswana’s Okavango Delta or the endless desert vista of Namibia’s NamibRand Nature Reserve, your experience will be unforgettable. Most trips start at sunrise and include a delicious champagne bush breakfast after you land. Cost: $350-$600.

sunset dinner with elephant

Romantic Candlelight Bush Dinner

At some of our preferred safari camps and lodges, we can arrange for a private, romantic bush dinner just for the two of you. Enjoy a night of fine dining with the sounds of the bush as your background music. Cost: Free or a small charge, depending on location. Wine and champagne sometimes extra.

sunset river cruise

Sunset Boat Cruise

Sunsets in many parts of Africa are amazing and there are several options to get out on the water and toast the end of the day together. Enjoy motorboats on the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls, private yachts in Cape Town or wind-powered dhows in Zanzibar, just to name a few. Cost: $50-$500, depending on location.

Sabi Sand Chalkley Treehouse

Treehouse Sleepouts

Many of our preferred tented camps and lodges already rate highly on the romantic scale, but it is possible in some select locations to take it up a notch by booking a treehouse or star-bed sleep out. Here, just you and your new spouse enjoy a private evening under the stars. Cost: Call for pricing.

Photos courtesy of The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Nikon, Swissgear, AAC Livingstone Club member Rhea Mae Chavez, Riz Jiwa, Desert and Delta, Seasons of Africa and Lion Sands

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Our passion for Africa began with a dream of living on the continent – a dream realized. We explored parks, rivers, mountains and villages, learned about the flora and fauna, fell in love with everything, and came away wanting to share our passion for a remarkable continent. Africa Adventure Consultants was born of the desire to give more people the chance to experience Africa’s wonders. Let us guide you into the wilderness.

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Pick a Destination

Africa is enormous. There are endless things to see and do, and it can’t all be done in one trip. That said, we realize that many people believe that a trip to Africa is ‘once in a lifetime’ (though many more end up realizing once is not enough!). What do you most want to see? What experiences have you been dreaming of? Visit our destination pages to narrow your choices down, browse our safari types to get a sense of the activities and styles available, or talk with a Journey Specialist to hone in on the areas that will deliver the journey of your imagination.

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Trip Ideas

We know it can be hard to narrow down what to do on vacation, especially with the wealth of choices that are available on the African continent. That’s why we have created an array of sample itineraries to inspire your travel. Browse through them – you’ll find everything from family safaris to honeymoons to Kilimanjaro climbs – and find the places and activities that excite you. From there, you can contact a Journey Specialist to start the process of crafting a customized safari just for you!

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Get Started

You’re ready – it’s time to plan your safari! Contact one of our expert Journey Specialists and we will collaborate with you to craft your personalized trip.

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