Honeymoon Safaris in East Africa : Honeymoon safaris are an opportunity for newly wedded couples to spend quality time together and sometimes even with friends and family who have joined the couple.

Honeymoon safaris are a way for couples to create new memories whilst explore and discovering new places. Most honeymoon safaris in East Africa can be conducted in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.

In Uganda, honeymoon safaris are mostly conducted in national parks such as Murchison falls national park and Bwindi Impenetrable national park. These are two of the most visited national parks in the country; Murchison falls national park for its wide variety of savannah wildlife, and Bwindi national park for its Mountain Gorillas. Alternatively, visitors can also decide to spend their honeymoon doing chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park combined with a boat cruise or lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth national park.

Other honeymoon destinations in Uganda include Lake Mburo national park, Mount Elgon national park, Kidepo valley national park, Rwenzori Mountains national park and Semuliki national park. For more tropical getaway honeymoon destinations in Uganda, check out Ssese Islands, Kalangala Islands, Bugala Islands, a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi or Lake Mutanda. You can also pay a visit to Ngamba Islands for either a half or full day chimpanzee habituation tour.

Honeymoon safaris in East African can also be done in Rwanda, the ‘Land or a thousand hills.’ Honeymoon safaris in Rwanda will get couples exploring interesting destinations such as Volcanoes national park where you can track habituated mountain gorilla families in the park.

If you are not interested in trekking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes national park; you can trek golden monkeys, hike Mount Bisoke or Mount Karisimbi, hike to Dian Fossey’s gravesite or simply do a guided nature walk within the forest.

While at it, don’t forget to include a chimpanzee trekking safari in     Nyungwe national park or the canopy walk on a 70 metre suspension bridge which is 160 meters long and offers visitors stunning views of Nyungwe forest canopy. You can combine with a visit to Akagera national park where you can view lots of wildlife animals including Africa’s highly sought after Big Five.

Honeymoon Safaris in East Africa
Honeymoon Safaris in East Africa

Some interesting activities to engage in during your visit to Akagera national park include a boat cruise on Ihema, sport fishing on Lake Shakani, a guide nature walk or a game drive.

Honeymoon safaris in East Africa can also be conducted in Kenya which is actually very common now days. Honeymoon safaris in Kenya have greatly increased over the past few years. Both Kenyan nationals and international visitors are increasingly travelling to Kenya on honeymoon vacations where they visit interesting places like Diani beach or Malindi beach in Mombasa, Masai Mara national park, Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Lake Nakuru national park, Lake Naivasha national park, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi national park and Tsavo national park to mention but a few. Kenya is a great safari destination especially for those looking to visit lots of wildlife and even the highly sought after wildebeest migration which is a favorite amongst visitors.

Also during your honeymoon safari in Kenya, take time to embark on a community cultural  tour and get a chance to explore some of the unique cultures in Kenya such as the Masai culture. The Masai people are some of the friendliest people in the world and it is no wonder that most of the tourists visiting Kenya want to interact with these locals.

In Tanzania, honeymoon safaris take love birds on an exploring and adventurous trip to some of the top national parks in the country including; Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park, Ruaha national park and many more.

Honeymoon Safaris in East Africa
Honeymoon Safaris in East Africa

Usually honeymoon safaris to Tanzania are combined with a tour to the beautiful Zanzibar Islands which is well known for its stunning and breath-taking white sandy beaches. You can also visit the slave town on Zanzibar islands, take a stroll around the local trade markets and also get an opportunity to mingle with friendly locals in the area.

How to Book your Honeymoon Safari to East Africa.

Visitors interested in having their honeymoon in any of the above mentioned East African countries, book your trip using a trusted tour operator company like Explore Rwanda Tours and get the best offers on honeymoon safari packages to any of the destinations in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania or Rwanda.

Conclusion: There is no specific time to embark on a honeymoon safari in East Africa. Couples can always go on honeymoon when you choose to and always remember that your honeymoon is a great time to make new memories with your partner, friends and family.

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