About 90% of our business comes through word of mouth I reckon. Auke and Agnes got in touch with us for their honeymoon after our past guest (and friend) Sylvia recommended they do so. They had just less than two weeks in October 2016 to experience the best of Tanzania and Kenya. Let’s see what they did so you can get some ideas for your own African adventure.
Seven nights in Tanzania
They were to start in Tanzania so Francis and I drove down to meet them in Arusha. They arrived late but were able to get a late dinner at Tumaini Cottage where they were staying the night. Tumaini Cottage is almost like a home stay – run by a husband and wife team who greet guests, cook the food and are ever-present with their warm hospitality.
The next morning, their Tanzanian driver-guide, Laughing Tembo, picked them up and we waved goodbye as they headed off to Tarangire National Park. Famous for massive herds of elephants and a very different landscape to the plains of the Serengeti, they had two leisurely nights to explore, sleeping in quintessential African-style in a tented camp. From Tarangire they continued into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Serengeti National Park for another two nights in another tented camp. Then to Ngorongoro Crater for one night in a lodge (solid walls around them at last!) before finishing their Tanzanian experience at Lake Eyasi for a night back under canvas.
Five nights in Kenya
And then they headed to Kenya. Charles met them at the Namanga border crossing and took them straight into Amboseli National Park for a night at Kibo Safari Camp. Then it was a long drive to Lake Naivasha where they spent the night at Fish Eagle Inn. There they did a walking safari in Wileli Conservancy with our local guide John. Finally the grand finale was two nights at Aruba Camp in the Maasai Mara. Here they saw lions and enjoyed a picnic lunch in the savannah (not at the same time!).
Back in Nairobi, they checked into Wildebeest Eco Camp for an overnight stop. The next day they returned to Arusha for one more night before their homeward flight the next day.
Would you like to come to Africa for your honeymoon safari? Get in touch with us at OTA to start planning your own romantic adventure. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.