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12 days Ruaha NP, Pemba Island

The ideal bush and beach luxury honeymoon, staying away from the crowds and experiencing wilderness and beauty

This enchanting honeymoon itinerary takes you away from the crowds to experience luxury and seclusion for your special trip. You’ll loose yourselves in the savanna plains of Ruaha National Park. Next, you’ll find yourself on a lush island paradise, surrounded by the azure Indian Ocean dive into the depths to experience the vibrant life hidden just below the surface. These two fantastic locations combine for the ideal romantic Tanzanian Honeymoon.

Begin your luxury honeymoon in Ruaha National Park. One of the largest National Parks in Tanzania, yet getting only 10% of the tourists, it is the ideal location to get away from the crowds yet still experience incredible wildlife sightings. Stay at the luxury accommodation of Ikuka, set high on the Mwagusi escarpment. Head out on a walking safari with renowned guide Mark Sheridan-Johnson, the owner of this beautiful establishment. As an optional extra, think about booking a night in the secret new sleepout, The Rock House, for some additional adventure under the stars!

Your luxury tour comes to an end in on the paradise island of Pemba, located of the Tanzanian coast and just north of Zanzibar, you fly through and then catch a speed boat to your final destination! Spend your last few nights in the perfect barefoot luxury setting in your lavish Superior Suite at Fundu Lagoon. Set on a stretch of peaceful beach offering exclusivity for your luxury finish.

With world-class luxury lodgings and every request catered to, this Luxury Tanzanian Honeymoon is the perfect way to explore remote Tanzanian in true style.   

What's included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Entry fees to national parks and reserves, conservation levies, plus game-viewing activities
  • Domestic flights
  • Local English speaking safari guide
  • Professional local staff with fair salaries
  • Full board at all accommodation, including drinks (except premium brands)
  • Accommodation as stated

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


Trip Itinerary

Day 1-4 Ruaha National Park

Day 1 – Arrival in Dar es Salaam and connect through to Ruaha NP
Day 1 – Arrival in Dar es Salaam and connect through to Ruaha NP Listing Image

On arrival in Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam, you’ll be met by a Wayfairer representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle which takes you to the domestic terminal to catch your light aircraft flight down to Ruaha National Park.

Your first accommodation will be Ikuka Safari Camp, a lovely boutique owner run property set high on the Mwagusi escarpment, offering fantastic views to capture your imagination from the second you touch down. You will spend 4 nights in a luxury tented chalet. This is a stylish property, using natural materials and neutral colours to blend in to the environment and offers a warm atmosphere.

A brilliant social property where you can enjoy the privacy of your chalet or enjoy pre-dinner drinks at the bar to swap travel stories. A short drive away will bring you to the heart of the wildlife viewing of Ruaha where you may be the only car around as you track elephants or spot leopards lazing in the trees.

Day 2 – 4 On safari in Ruaha National Park
Day 2 – 4 On safari in Ruaha National Park  Listing Image

You have three full days to explore the vast wonders of Ruaha National Park, perfectly located to allow you to enjoy this stunning national park. Activities focus on the truly superb wildlife found in the valley below, however walking safaris are extremely popular and highly recommended.

Escape the crowds as you explore one of the continents remote wildernesses with game drives or safari walks. Known for its diverse landscapes of savanna, mighty baobab trees, miombo, rocky hills, kopjes and the Great Ruaha River itself; Ruaha is also home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, including some of the largest populations of elephant and lion left anywhere in Africa.

A birder’s paradise; more than 500 species of birds. Representing a biodiversity transition zone between southern and eastern Africa, many species overlap and crossover resulting in a unique wildlife display.

Day 5-12 Pemba Island

Day 5 – Fly through to Pemba Island
Day 5 – Fly through to Pemba Island Listing Image

Today you leave the bush behind for the final part of your exclusive adventure. Catch your second light aircraft flight right across the country to the turquoise blue waters of Pemba Island.

Your final destination is the exclusive Fundu Lagoon, catch your speed boat through the mangroves and arrive right on to the beach for the ultimate finish. Hidden within lush jungle and surrounded by exquisite sea life, this exclusive hideaway provides a luxurious escape from the crowds, on an island of idyllic treasures. Youll adore your stay in one of the Superior Suites, spend your mornings waking up to the trilling of birds, the hum of the ocean, or even the sound of cheeky monkeys playing on the terrace.

This luxury barefoot property is the perfect end to your fantastic honeymoon. Take the time to enjoy your own company, relax on your private deck or take a dip in the plunge pool. Set in the lush forest of Pemba you can explore inland or head out to sea. For those feeling social grab a cocktail at the Jetty Bar.

Day 6-11 – Exploring Pemba Island at leisure
Day 6-11 – Exploring Pemba Island at leisure Listing Image
Day 12 – Return to Dar es Salaam for flight home
Day 12 – Return to Dar es Salaam for flight home Listing Image

It is time to say farewell this morning as you check out of Fundu Lagoon. You will be transferred through Zanzibar back to Dar es Salaam, keep your camera handy as you pass over beautiful waters of the islands.

On arrival in Dar you will be met and transferred through to the international terminal to connect with your international flight home.

Although your incredible luxury Tanzanian Honeymoon has come to an end, we hope you’ll be leaving with many special memories and stories to tell. After 12 days of amazing wildlife, spectacular natural wonders, and some of the country’s most luxurious safari lodgings, we’re sure you’ll be hooked on Tanzania and the African continent. Where will you explore next?

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Why Wayfairer

We have built fantastic relationships with preferred partners who share our passion for luxurious and responsible travel in East Africa. In this way we're able to deliver the highest quality of luxury travel experiences for our clients whilst ensuring that our holidays are responsible and sustainable. 

In wildlife conservation areas we work with selected camps and lodges who are committed to conserving their local communities and environments. With our accommodation selections you will find that we feature properties who are dedicated to responsibility and sustainability within their communities and environments. 

Why Wayfairer Luxury Tanzania Honeymoon

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you