As I embarked on my valentine experience travel to Zanzibar, one of the first few things that registered was the Kenya airways plane. A 6 hour international bound flight had no personal tv screens; there were about 7 general tv screens allocated to about 20 seats each. I said to my boyfriend sat beside me ‘watch, the plane from Nairobi to Zanzibar would be nicer with individual tv screens’ needless to say it happened exactly as I predicted.
I am writing this post is to share my honeymoon experience in Stone Town Zanzibar with you, should incase you were considering to ever go to Zanzibar or perhaps confused of a honeymoon destination or holiday destination or simply want a good read of an African destination :). Happy New Year to all my bella readers. I pray that this year will be filled with an explosion of blessings in Jesus name (Amen). It’s been a while, but trust me it’s for a genuine reason. I had a very busy wrap to year 2015 as I got hitched to my best friend on the 17th of December, 2015, went from Miss Bukky Bello to Mrs Bukky Asehinde. It was an amazingly beautiful ceremony, all Glory to God and thanks to my amazing family and friends that came out to support. I saved a picture for you and will share it later in the post.
I am sure by now you know that I am a lover of all things Africa to include destinations. I’m also very glad my husband (grins) is the number 1 supporter of my dreams and aspirations. To be honest, I had 5 options in mind for honeymoon destination (Mauritius, The Gambia, Seychelles, Kenya or Zanzibar), however, a friend that had just recently visited Zanzibar influenced our decision. So we got booking, and finally booked a flight with Kenyan Airways that could take us to Zanzibar via Nairobi (2 locations in 1, whoop whoop).
Tunisia officially known as the Tunisian Republic is located in North Africa, situated along the Mediterranean coast, to the southwest of Sicily and south of Sardinia. Tunisia is the smallest country in Northwestern Africa, bordered by Libya to the east and Algeria to the west. Tunisia was part of the Carthage Empire, followed by the Roman Empire before the Arabs invaded in the 7th century. In fact more than a quarter of the total Tunisian population live in Tunis. Tunisia is a North Africa tourist friendly country that has been attracting tourist since the sixties.
Africa has a wealth of safari and wildlife holiday opportunities for those seeking to experience nature and wildlife at its peak. Whether you go deep bush in Etosha National Park or follow the big cats in the Maasai Mara, a trip into the wilderness will touch your hearts and souls. These top destinations are redefining the African safari, start planning your safari holiday now.
Angola located in Southern Africa is bordered to the north by Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the east by Zambia, to the south by Namibia and to the to west by Atlantic Ocean. Angola has large mineral and petroleum reserves, with one of the fastest growing in the world, especially since the end of the civil war.
The name “Mozambique” is supposedly gotten from the Swahili Musa al Big, the name of an Arab sheikh who lived on the northern Ilha de Moçambique when the Portuguese arrived in the area. Mozambique is located in Southeastern Africa and it is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east and Tanzania to the north, South Africa to the south west and Zimbabwe to the west.
For couple looking for solitude after their big day, South Africa honeymoon is the best place to stay in Africa. South Africa has a number of exotic locations where you can spend your honeymoon. From fine dining splendour to a camp-inspired suite with spectacular safari views to forest hideaways and grand hotel lobbies and pools, you’re guaranteed a luxurious stay for each day no matter which place you choose.
The Quirimba’s Archipelago, Mozambique’s coolest Holiday and Honeymoon destination. With up to 32 stings of islands, Quirimbas Archipelago is filled with diverse beach resorts and hotels, sea grasses, sandy and rocky shores habitats which serves as an important feeding areas for turtle, crab plovers and migratory birds. Whales lives in the deep diving channels, dolphins and turtles breed on isolated sand banks and African Fish Eagles constantly scan the mangrove swamps. Landing in Pemba by flight from Mozambique gives you access to the archipelago.
Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa on the Indian Ocean. It includes the spice islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia. Bordered to the north by Uganda and Kenya; to the west by Burundi, Rwanda and Congo; and to the south by Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi. Tanzania formerly known as Tanganyika, merged with Zanzibar on April 26, 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Six months later, the name was changed to Tanzania. Tanzania consist of the three best-known lakes in Africa —lake Victoria in the north, lake Tanganyika in the west, and lake Nyasa in the south. Mount Kilimanjaro in the north, 19,340 ft (5,895 m), is the highest point on the continent.
Who says you have to leave the country or break the bank to enjoy your honeymoon? How many places do you know or have you visited in Africa? Hmm! Africa is even too big, lets talk about Nigeria, in fact Lagos. Everyone thinks Lagos is the place to just hustle and make money. You got it wrong my dear, because little did you know that inside that busy city called Lagos is packed with some exotic honeymoon destinations you can ever think or imagine. Today, we would pick one of the destinations to talk about and the lucky one is La Manga Luxury Beach Villas.
Mauritius arguably Africa’s wealthiest destination is a beautiful island with tones of many places to visit. Port Louis, the modern capital of this 38-mile by 29-mile island, is a bustling port with a revitalized waterfront and a busy market. Mauritius is an island with rich mix of people of different descent including African, Chinese, Indian and European, with various cultures and traditions that flourish in peace to create a colourful, multicultural society.
Namibia nicknamed the Land of the Brave is situated on the southwestern coast of Africa and bordered on the north by Angola and Zambia, on the east by Botswana, and on the east and south by South Africa. It is a country popular for its desert, sand dumes and safaris. Namibia is a tourist destination that you don’t necessarily need a visa to visit as far as you don’t stay beyond 90 days. For more information contact a Namibian Embassy nearest to you.
Seychelles is an Island nation off the east African coast in the Indian Ocean at the crossroad between Asia and Africa. Seychelles is exquisite natural environment that offers its visitors a view of exotic islands, rare wildlife, venture in scuba diving, hiking and parasailing, have a taste of local cuisine and a world of enthralment and charm. It is one of the world’s most beautiful tropical islands destination with more than 100 islands.