BRIDAL WEEK! Honeymoon in Tanzania’s Spice Islands

By   |   April 27, 2018   |   Lifestyle

Now that your wedding is over – it’s time for the honeymoon. Why not visit the motherland as a destination – Tanzania. Why Tanzania? Because travel, wildlife and hospitality are in this country’s DNA.Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas.

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. For that thrill-seeking couple seeking a deep connection with wildlife and their surroundings, check out Mahale National Park. Imagine hiking a few hours up to a small mountain, surrounded by lush rainforest boasting healthy green leaves and thick brown trunks. Above your head and hidden in the trees come the sweet and calming tweets of birds.  It is not long before you stumble into a troop of animals four feet in height, with jet black fur and intense eyes.  Lake Tanganyika, which borders the Parks’ western shores, touches three African countries, alongside it is the world’s second deepest and oldest body of water.

We hear that you must see The Spice Islands, which are made up of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba.  They received this label because of their importance as trade routes and sourcing centers during the 1800s, during the reign of Omani Sultan Seyyid Said.  The clear waters and glimmering beaches of these islands attract kitesurfers, beach lovers, divers, snorkelers and more to their shores.

The diving and snorkeling opportunities are amazing activities for beginners to advanced enthusiasts to discover while on honeymoon.  Both Zanzibar and Mafia Island have protected water conservations and parks such as Mafia Island Marine Park and Menai Bay conservation area. Mafia Island Marine Park alone is the largest protected area of its kind in the Indian Ocean, teeming with colorful fish and intriguing reefs and caves waiting to be explored.

There are several activities a honeymoon couple can enjoy. These include riding horses across the grasslands as you watch Giraffes graze effortlessly on the tall Acacia trees. Or hot air balloon rides that place you high above the plains of the Serengeti early at daw, allowing you to witness Savannah’s beauty. How about canoeing across Lake Manyara, where you will see antelopes and pink flamingos dotting the shoreline in the distance. Or visiting safari with amazing views.

Asante offers full safari and beach itineraries for our honeymoon.  To learn more about amazing activities honeymooners can experience in Tanzania with Asante Safaris go to AsanteSafaris.com.

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