Tanzanian Honeymoon Adventure

Jodie Love on 02 September 2022
I LOVE helping my clients plan their honeymoon and this particular honeymoon stands out as one of my absolute favourites to plan!! Josh & Lowri came to me in January this year with some initial ideas about where they might want to go and what their ideal honeymoon would look like. After researching a few different destinations in Asia and Africa and sending some sample itineraries it was a particularly special Tanzania & Zanzibar itinerary which caught their eye and the honeymoon countdown began!

In September they kicked off their adventure with an 8 day tour through Tanzania including Big 5 spotting on game drives through the Serengeti, an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the National Park, safari drives across the floor of the jaw dropping Ngorogoro Crater, chance to spend time with the local Maasai community and a guided cycling adventure near Lake Victoria. After all the excitement of this action packed tour the honeymooners opted to spend their final days relaxing underneath palm trees on the shores of Zanzibar.

I caught up with Josh & Lowri on their return and they said:

'Everything was pretty much perfect. All our flights left on time and airport transfers were waiting for us when we landed. The Intrepid tour was fantastic – we had a great group of people, an excellent guide, driver and cook! The hotels in Nairobi and Kissi really made the effort for us too, giving us the honeymoon suite (with rose petals on the bed!). The safari was wonderful: we saw all of the Big 5 except for a leopard, plus lots of other animals. The three highlights were seeing a pride of lions – alpha male, females, cubs and all – walk right past our vehicle, then seeing an ostrich mating dance (which seemed to work!) in the Ngorongoro Crater, and of course the hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti! We had some really humbling encounters with locals in the towns either side of the safari also. And the food! Wow. Unforgettable trip, and so glad we did it.

Zanzibar was also brilliant. The Zanzibari Hotel suited us perfectly – the love shack was super cute and faced the ocean. There weren't many other guests so it felt quite exclusive. When the tide was out we could walk along the beach down to the restaurants for cocktails and dinner. We probably overindulged on the amazing seafood but who doesn't on their honeymoon, right!? We did two days of diving/snorkelling which was fab, plus a day trip down to Stonetown where we learned more about the history and culture of the island, and visited 'Prison Island' which is now a sanctuary for giant land tortoises.'

There's no better feeling than catching up with my clients on their return, seeing their amazing photos and hearing all about the unforgettable memories they have created together. Tanzania was already high on my ever changing travel list but hearing all about Josh & Lowri's trip has definitely bumped it right to the top again! If you'd like to hear more about Tanzania & Zanzibar for your own trip I'd love to chat to you!