African safari honeymoons are notoriously expensive, but it's totally possible to go without busting your budget (unless you really want to).
Splurge: Camp in Comfort
The “tents” at Chinzombo Camp might be made of canvas, but each spacious interior features a king-size bed, a private plunge pool and a bathroom with a rain shower. From $1,880 per couple per night, all-inclusive.
Norman Carr Safaris
Steal: Wildlife Spotting in Kenya
Spy the Big Five (elephants, lions, cape buffalo, leopards, and rhinoceros) on daily wildlife drives with Mara Leisure Camp, set along the Talek River. After you’ve peeled off your pack, cool off in the pool; then enjoy the full bathroom and queen bed in the honeymoon tent. From $201 per couple per night, all-inclusive.
Courtesy of Mara Leisure Camp
Splurge: A Blowout Bungalow in Botswana
Explore the wetlands by Land Cruiser, chopper or dugout canoe with plenty of pampering between adventures at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp. Luxury bungalows feature indoor and outdoor showers, plus private game-viewing terraces. From $2,320 per couple per night, all-inclusive.
Courtesy of Sanctuary Retreats
Steal: A Self-Drive Safari
With well-maintained roads, friendly locals and plenty of gas stations, Namibia is the perfect place to hit the road and explore with the
help of Profile Namibia. Rent a 4x4 at the airport and set a course for
Etosha National Park, Namib Desert or Skeleton Coast. Packages from $300 per day, all inclusive.
Splurge: A Luxury Lodge In Tanzania
A throwback to Out of Africa, the Manor at Ngorongoro sits amid a 1,500-acre coffee estate on the side of a wildlife-rich caldera. The marble-trimmed spa, pool, tennis courts and riding stables complete the colonial-chic atmosphere. From $1,000 per couple per night.
Mott Visuals for The Manor at Ngorongoro, Tanzania
Steal: Take A Wilderness Walkabout
Trek the African bush on a multi-day walking safari in famed Kruger National Park with a package from Goway Travel. Porters carry your gear, set up your tent and prepare all meals. All you need: your camera, water bottles and each other. Four- or five-day safaris from $1,336 per person.