We know that when you go big, you like to go BIG (wink, wink). Well, what is bigger, bolder and better than Mother Africa? If you are floating off to your honeymoon with stars in your eyes, only the best of the best will do. We're not talking Mercedez, honey. We are talking about the Rolls Royce of destinations here! Say hello to the caviar of travelling: Africa.
Take your pick! All 11 of our gay-friendly destinations are perfect for honeymoons. You tell us what you like, and we'll make it happen! If you want to laze on the beach, Cape Town, Mauritius, the Maldives, Mozambique, or Seychelles will be a dream come true. If you want to go on safari, choose between Kruger National Park, Botswana, Kenya or Tanzania. If gorilla trekking through jungles sounds like a dream come true, we can make it happen! Or, maybe you like to get wet and wild? Then the majestic Victoria Falls await your arrival.
The easier question to answer would be: why not? Africa is the promised land. She is not vanilla like some other destination (ahem, same scenery every day? No, thanks!). She surprises you with her diverse landscapes, rainbow people, mind-boggling nature, and heart-stopping wildlife. Safari honeymoon? Tick. Island honeymoon? Tick. Beach honeymoon? Tick. City honeymoon. Tick. Forest honeymoon? Tick. We can go on forever, but you get the idea!
" It's almost impossible to pick! Safari is a favourite (of course) - whether you do so in Kruger National Park, Botswana, or go for the full East African safari in Tanzania or Kenya. So is lazing on an island, clinking glasses in the Cape Winelands, exploring the Gay Capital Cape Town's eclectic city life, taking the ultimate road trip down the Garden Route... (sigh) the possibilities are endless. "
Seychelles is great because homosexuality is legal, so you can be as lovey-dovey as you want. The Maldives offer respite away from the crowds on floating bungalows where tourists' law seems to be a law of its own. In Mauritius, you can expect a postcard-perfect honeymoon. Or, if you want something a bit more cultural, venture out to Africa's hidden gem, Mozambique.
Well, now...we simply cannot make that choice for you! It all depends on what tickles your fancy. What sounds more romantic? Nothing but the African wild's calls as your company as you slumber in a luxury treehouse under the star-studded sky? Or do you prefer jumping into the warm Indian Ocean straight from your bed on a floating bungalow in the Maldives? Take your pick - or don't and combine both experiences in the most romantic honeymoon on earth.
Africa’s gay capital, Cape Town, is a hub of all things thriving and fabulous. A delicious concoction of experiences, sights and tastes await you here in South Africa's oldest city.Explore Cape Town
Botswana is a country of mystery that will take your breath away while also making you scratch your head due to its unique nuances. With its puzzling Delta flooding in the dry winter months and seemingly endless herds of elephant, this wildlife haven is like no place on earth.Explore Botswana
Ellen Degeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi shone the limelight on Rwanda as a popular possibility for gay travellers. After their visit, they raved about their life-changing experience with the endangered mountain gorillas. Now you can experience it too! Hey, if it's good enough for Ellen!Explore Rwanda
South Africa is possibly the most seductive destination in Africa for gay travel. Not only is it the top gay-friendly country on the continent, but it is like multiple countries rolled into one.Explore South Africa
If you want a more cultural beach escape, Mozambique is for you. One of Southern Africa’s best-kept secrets, this destination is your gateway to unspoilt beaches and protected marine reserves, as well as a colourful cultural scene.Explore Mozambique
Comprised of 115 islands huddled together in the warm, turquoise Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a paradise begging to be explored. The best part? It's one of the more gay-friendly island destinations out there and one of only a handful where homosexuality is legal. Sign us up!Explore Seychelles
Unleash your wild side (grrr!) by stepping back in time for a luxury safari at the Big 5 safari mecca, Kruger National Park. There's just nothing more intimate than being surrounded by only the vast, untouched wild and its residents, trust us.Explore Kruger National Park
Nothingness has never looked this pretty. Sparsely populated but packed with unusual, vast and varied landscapes and wildlife, Namibia delivers escapism like nowhere else on earth. If you want to break free from modern-day chaos with your dearest and nearest, this is the place to be. It's also the ultimate road trip destination with excellent roads and stops along the way, begging you to pull over and soak it in.Explore Namibia
If your heart is lusting after an escape away from modern-day distractions, Okavango Delta is the place to go. Think water wonderlands, bustling with a dizzying variety (and amount) of animals, serene silence, mokoro safaris on the largest Delta in the world, and endless starry skies. We won't be surprised if you've clicked 'book now' already!Explore Okavango Delta
An authentic East African safari in the world-famous Serengeti and Maasai Mara National Parks await you in Kenya. Home to one of the world's greatest natural wonders, the Great Migration, a visit to Kenya will humble and empower you all at once.Explore Kenya
What is more romantic than being “stuck” on a floating luxury resort? The Maldives is the dreamiest setting for both a romantic or family vacation. This destination offers endless adventurous activities, some of the world’s best snorkelling and diving areas, and not to mention beaches with the silkiest sand!Explore Maldives
If you think 'honeymoon', you think Mauritius. This island of love will steal anyone's heart as soon as they set foot on the powdery beaches. And once you've explored the underwater world too, you'll be full-blown in love with this tropical paradise.Explore Mauritius
A land of contrasts and classic African landscapes, Tanzania's landscapes are what comes to mind when you think "African safari". With the continent's highest mountain Kilimanjaro, a plethora of wildlife to see, endless coffee plantations, and — most notably — the setting for part of the Great Migration. You'll be bedazzled by this country's beauty.Explore Tanzania
Standing next to this largest sheet of falling water will leave you gasping for breath. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is a playground, with rip-roaring activities lurking around every corner.Explore Victoria Falls
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