(Closed) Safari Honeymoon–Yay, Nay, Other

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Does safari sound like a good fit for us?
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  • Post # 3
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My sister in law went on a safari for their honeymoon.  Don’t know much details but they LOVED it. Neither of them are necessarily physically fit, or crazy outdorsy, but they still had a blast.  Their only issue arose was apparently the airline they used was having issues and they were delayed leaving DC by a few days.  

    Post # 4
    8422 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Oh it has been a dream of mine to go on a safari…… This is on my list of things to do!!!! Most def do this!!!!

    Post # 5
    1844 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Small disclaimer, I have not been on a safari honey moon, but my mother lives in Africa most of the year and I have been on several safaris.

    What did you love about your safari honeymoon? Animals GALORE! seriously bring a good camera and a journal to keep track becuase you will never see this many animals in your live ever again, the most recent safari I went on I saw hippos, giraffes, elephants, warthogs(my fav!) rhinos, and about 2 dozen impalla like things, storks and egrits and seriously it was like the lion king in real life!

    What did you hate (or hate currently) about it? Um…. ? if I had to pick something ? and this is being Horribly picky becuase I didn’t really hate anything about it. The guide we had was brilliant and knew SO much, and had decent english, but had a terribly dry sence of humor which I didn’t really understand,

    Would you recommend safari to a good friend?  Heck yes, and I have to several. Becuase, like I said, it was like the lionking in real life! If you like animals and sunshine and you want to combine the two you seriously can’t go wrong.

    Do you think an active, physically fit person without substantial experience outdoors would enjoy a safari? There are safaris that range from couch potato to ‘wild man’ There are even several safari packages that are designed to take small children on so I think that you will certainly be able to find something that you will be comfortable doing. I have gone on a few where you don’t even leave the vehicle. and others where you are hiking for days. It is totally up to the guide and the package.

    If not, do you have any other recommendations? Safari = awesome, go for it, but find a group and a tour that is right for you. Everything I have done is out of Rwanda so I can’t really reccomend anything else from experience, but I have had friends enjoy Zanzabar and South Africa aswell.

    Post # 8
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I went on safari when I studied abroad. I liked it, but I honestly would probably enjoy something else a lot more for my honeymoon.

    Post # 9
    35 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    DO IT!!!!!

    We are booked for our safari honeymoon this December! I’m a die hard animal lover, and Fiance is pretty much game for anything. He was thinking Europe, but safaris ain’t cheap, so I thought what better time to splurge.

    We went with a tour company through a friend, and they have made such amazing recommendations. During our safari, they’ve arranged for a sunset hot air balloon, elephant rides, and a romantic sleep out on the savannah and lots more.

    The safari is only 5 or 6 days out of our 3 weeks. The other time will be spent driving throughout South Africa and finishing up in Cape Town for the New Years parties. Stops will include staying on wineries with picnics in the vineyards, nights at a farmhouse, some beautiful coast hotels, beaches – all amazing stuff! Oh ya and bungee jumping off the highest commercial bridge and swimming with great whites sharks in a cage. ๐Ÿ™‚

    On a side note, I found a lion sanctuary that we’ll be driving past, and for a donation you can interact with the cubs. I had a minor freak out when I found out about that, screaming and jumping around I was so excited. Fiance just sat there laughing at me for being so excited. I swear I’m more excited for the honeymoon than the wedding!!

    Post # 10
    11271 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i think it sounds amazing.  i would totally love to do that.  it’s on my list ๐Ÿ™‚

    if you have the opportunity, do it.

    Post # 11
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It wasn’t my honeymoon, but I did a 4 week trek in Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia starting in mid-December a few years back with 3 other grad students. We did a self-drive safari where you have a 4×4 truck (new!) with tons of awesome gear delivered to you. Our tents had mattresses and popped up off the top of the truck (to keep animals out). The camp sites were amazing – great showers, facilities, etc. And the roads were wide open with hardly a soul on them. I’d highly recommend it! It was my favorite trip besides New Zealand (which is also a great January trip!!) – and i’ve been to 6 continents and 28 countries!

    Post # 12
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Oh, just check when the rainy season is where you are wanting to go – the rainy season in the Caprivi strip/Okavango Delta in Botswana/Victoria falls begins in late December. Just FYI!

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