Island honeymoons and romantic getaways in the Caribbean are taking the back seat to some of the most exotic, out-of-this-world destinations off the coast of Africa. These islands boast warm oceans, white sand beaches and cultural experiences that are truly once-in-a-lifetime. Great Safaris combines the traditional African safari and an island getaway in Mozambique, Seychelles, Zanzibar or Mauritius.
Honeymooners will fly off the coast of Mozambique for a romantic hideaway from the rest of the world in one of the relatively untouched tourist areas of Africa. The island of Benguerra is a beautiful and unexplored destination. Bazaruto archipelago, a National Park of Mozambique, sustains a diverse range of fauna and flora including forest, savannah and wetland ecosystems.
Seychelles is a tropical paradise on the east coast of Africa in the exotic Indian Ocean. As one of the accommodation options, travelers can stay at Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove. The fully-renovated 5-star resort and spa hotel is built around a private and secluded cove.
Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Islands
Zanzibar, a spice island, is a tropical idyll true to its reputation. The island is dotted with several ruins from the turbulent times past and along the east coast there are endless beautiful beaches and inviting aquamarine waters. Travelers can also journey to clove capital of the world – Pemba Island, otherwise known as “the Green Island”.
South of Zanzibar, Mafia Island sits at the mouth of the Rufiji River. This is a favorite of big-game fishermen and scuba divers, boasting some record catches and a magical coral paradise.
The small volcanic island of Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by coral reefs and an abundance of exotic sea life. Mauritius’ capital, Port Louis, still retains much of its charm, with many interesting landmarks and a bustling marketplace selling every exotic spice imaginable and a variety of leather goods, gifts and souvenirs.
Couples traveling with Great Safaris normally start their adventure off with a safari in South Africa or Kenya to view some of the best game in the world at Kruger National Park and the Masai Mara, where couples will see a large variety of animals ranging from which will likely include elephant, lion, cape buffalo, leopard and rhino to more than a million and a half wildebeest to the hippos of Samburu.
Couples can also take advantage of Great Safaris’ promotion for their World’s Greatest Romantic Adventure through November 30 to Cape Town and Kruger National Park. For each traveler, their companion will receive 50 percent off.
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