Planning a romantic honeymoon with your soon-to-be spouse? After battling it out on the dancefloor and keeping public displays of affection to a minimum on your wedding day, there are few things more exciting than jumping on that flight, headed to a beautiful destination to begin your honeymoon.

If you are currently searching for the perfect dream destination to enjoy your honeymoon, make sure to add Africa’s gems to your list. African countries often feature sprawling natural landscapes, loads of activities, and culture infused in the essence of their communities.

Not sure which destination to visit? We’ve put together a list of Africa’s top 5 honeymoon destinations.

North Islands, Seychelles

These islands are what fantasies are made of. Home to some of the whitest beaches and greenest vegetation of any of the Seychelles Islands, a plethora of unforgettable experiences await. Vested with an innate atmosphere of relaxation, the 11 luxurious villas located in this paradise may just make it difficult for you to leave your resting nest.

Lake Bunyonyi Islands

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With picturesque views reminiscent of a fairytale, these near magical islands are enclosed by Uganda’s Bunyonyi Lake. The lake itself is framed by verdant hills which offer breathtaking views of the sprawling, majestic lands. For thrill-seeking honeymooners, Lake Bunyonyi offers kayaking, canoeing, hiking and even mountain biking activities. This remote vacation is perfect for couples looking to escape the craze of metropolitan life.

Vamizi Islands, Mozambique

This honeymoon hotspot is home to 6 of the most exclusive and private luxury villas, which boast an expert hospitality team and selection of private chefs to ensure you and your newly minted spouse are well taken care of. Vamizi Islands is set among the Quirimbas Archipelago, off the coast of Northern Mozambique, another close destination worth exploring. The Vamizi Island, however, proves itself to be more than a travel destination, as it is home to over 300 species of reef and 180 species of coral.

Lake Victoria, Zambia

Ranked as one of the seven wonders of the world, Lake Victoria, also referred to as ‘The Smoke That Thunders,’ is the natural choice for a wondrously romantic getaway. Aside from a visit to the area’s highly popular lake, other activities to experience include a visit to the Gorge Swing, the National Park, and Livingstone Island.

Pemba, Zanzibar

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If luxury, solitude, and breathtaking views are on your list of must-haves, then look no further than Pemba, Zanzibar. Located on the East Coast of Africa, a visit to Pemba offers the opportunity to visit the beautiful Misali Island, Ngezi Forest Reserve, and the enthralling Kidike Flying Fox sanctuary.

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