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  • David and Pamela from Surrey travelled to the Masai Mara in Kenya and then Katavi and Mahale in western TanzaniaDear Rob, all the arrangements went well. The Serian camp is in an excellent location and very well managed by Roisin who made us very welcome. Our guide, James, was outstanding, one of the best ever. The game viewing exceeded our expectations. In the conservancy we saw lions (lots), cheetahs, hundreds of wildebeest and zebra, elephants, impala and many gazelles. We saw lots of hyena, packs of over 30, out and about in broad daylight, even with cubs, and clearly frightened of no one. On no occasion were there more than a couple of vans at any sighting: we thought it might be very busy but it wasn’t. Katavi, by contrast to the Mara, was a bit quieter in terms of game, although we did see 4 of the big five in one game drive. We saw more hippos in one drive than we have ever seen before and as the pools are drying the smell was just horrible! Mahale was completely different. The Greystoke camp is very well managed by the departing manager Sasha and his replacements Jeff and Kerry who made us very welcome. Our guide, Robert, was also good. Our first chimping was good. They were only about 40 mins away in the forest hills up from another camp so we went to that camp by boat and had a reasonable climb to find them as it was on the tracks all the way. On the second day two chimps decided to visit the camp just before we were about to go out into the forest. They had come to eat some mangoes which were just becoming ripe. We had about 40 mins following them through the undergrowth until they went off up a steep gradient and out of sight. As we were still entitled to a further 20 mins we set off to find some the trackers had located. This was a climb and a half. We were off the tracks for a lot of the one and a half hour climb (and it was a genuine climb up rocky slopes and through dense undergrowth) and in the end we saw only two chimps high up in a tree. We could hear that the others were not far away but they kept on moving and eventually even the trackers couldn’t go any further. It certainly demonstrated chimp sightings are not guaranteed!David and Pamela from Surrey travelled to the Masai Mara in Kenya and then Katavi and Mahale in western Tanzania

    David and Pamela from Surrey travelled to the Masai Mara in Kenya and then Katavi and Mahale in western Tanzania
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Honeymoons & Weddings

‘Bush & Beach’ Honeymoons in Tanzania

Tanzania is a very popular honeymoon destination as it offers amazing game-viewing in iconic safari destinations such as the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Selous, and beautiful beaches on a variety of idyllic islands such as Zanzibar. Crucially, the different safari regions can easily be combined with the coast, with excellent scheduled flight connections, making Tanzania an excellent ‘safari and beach’ destination. There are also some very affordable safari options and beach hotels, so Tanzania is able to offer a wide price range, though of course the higher quality options are still expensive.

Tanzania does offer great variety in terms of safari regions and beach properties, so we can really tailor-make your honeymoon to suit your personal tastes, interests and budget. The Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti in the north, and the Selous and Ruaha in the south, are all such fantastic safari regions (especially for first-timers on safari) that even if the Tanzania coast does not appeal, you may wish to consider a Tanzania safari in conjunction with a beach extension further afield, such as northern Mozambique.

There are many safari options to choose from in Tanzania. If you’re looking for romance, exclusivity and pampering, consider Beho Beho in the Selous, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge at the Ngorongoro Crater, Faru Faru in the western Serengeti, and Sayari in the northern Serengeti

For a more adventurous and down to earth safari experience but still with a big ‘wow’ factor in terms of setting and service, try a tented camp such as Serengeti Under Canvas or Serengeti Safari Camp in the Serengeti.

For those looking for a great wildlife experience at a more affordable level, consider Selous Impala and Lake Manze in the Selous, and Mdonya Old River Camp and Kwihala in Ruaha.

It is always possible to combine a more adventurous tented safari with a more luxurious lodge safari to create the perfect balance between romance, pampering, game-viewing and adventure. Tented safaris may require a more adventurous pioneering spirit, but the whole experience is so much more personal and intimate than you might experience in larger, seemingly more comfortable, lodges.

For the beach, the range of properties is huge. On Zanzibar there are a range of excellent resort-style hotels like Breezes and the slightly more boutique Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel. At a five star level, try Baraza Resort.

There are also intimate beach lodges such as five star Palms Resort and Kilindi, four star Matemwe Lodge and the more affordable Shooting Star.

For a more remote and escapist stay, look at some of the islands off Zanzibar, such as the stunning Mnemba Island, or more adventurous Chumbe Island or Fanjove.


We have arranged numerous romantic weddings in such iconic locations as the rolling plains of the Serengeti and the white sand beaches of Zanzibar. Your wedding can be tailored to suit your requirements – either with all the frills, or just romantic simplicity. There is a little more paper work involved and you will need a few days in Tanzania before the wedding, but overall, it is relatively straight forward. Obviously your wedding can be incorporated into a longer safari and beach itinerary.

For information on Tanzania honeymoons and weddings please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to discuss your ideas and requirements.

Please see our general ‘Accommodation on Safari‘ page for more information on different styles of accommodation on safari. If you are looking into your first ever trip to Africa, you may wish to visit our ‘Planning a Safari‘ section.