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Joshua & Lisa share their special honeymoon where they experienced the best of safari and beach in Tanzania and Zanzibar

by Carmen Castrovillari

A honeymoon is the number one holiday you want to get exactly right, and Lisa and Joshua knew this from the get-go.

They reached out to Wayfairer Travel and discussed with our travel specialists their best options. Following their consultation based on their interests and needs, Lisa and Joshua chose a safari in Tanzania, followed by a few days on the pristine shores of tantalising Zanzibar.

After all, with starlit dinners, heart-stopping wildlife encounters, sumptuous luxury and stellar service, what could be a better way to celebrate a recent marriage and commence on the adventure of a lifetime together?

Lisa & Josh Tanzania Honeymoon

The travelled in July 2019, spending four nights in the Selous, staying at Selous Serena Camp and Mivumo River Lodge, and 5 nights in Zanzibar, experiencing the best of Zanzibar Palace Hotel and Hotel Riu Palace. 

A honeymoon safari like no other

Honeymoon in Selous

The Selous Reserve in the south of Tanzania is the second largest reserve in Africa and it’s home to some of the nation’s largest wildlife herds.

With populations of lion, elephant and cheetah which equal the iconic Serengeti or Masai Mara, yet with visitor numbers that pale in comparison, guests who choose southern Tanzania will experience the feeling of having the entire reserve to themselves, ensuring an off-the-beaten track experience.

Lion in Selous Tanzaia

The Selous is also home to an array of captivating landscapes, making for ever-exciting game drives and the chance to spot a wider array of wildlife.

From volcanic hot springs, sprawling lakes, vast wetlands and the Great Rufiji River, Lisa and Joshua explored the wilderness with their knowledgeable guides from Selous Serena Camp and at Serena Mivumo River Lodge.

The below video was shared by Lisa and features highlights of her honeymoon:

A particular highlight was taking to the water…

“The boat safari was so serene and beautiful. But another great highlight was a sundowner which Mivumo River Lodge set up on a sandbar to watch the sunset. We saw a huge herd of giraffe coming down to the river to drink which was pretty cool.”

They particularly valued their exceptional guide, Francis, who was full of the knowledge and passion that takes a safari experience from unforgettable, to truly life-enhancing:

“We loved how curious he was. If we saw a zebra running, he would try to find why the zebra was running which led us to some sleeping lions. When we saw some vultures feeding on a giraffe, he looked around for other predators, and we found a pair of lions, which then went down to the water to drink and we were even up close for some lion mating! He was so excited and happy to share his knowledge and experience with us. We could not have asked for a better guide.”

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