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How much do honeymoon safaris cost?

As with any travel, there is a broad range of costs for a safari honeymoon, from budget backpackers to Uber-luxe accommodations. We find that most of our guests treat their honeymoon safari as a once in a lifetime experience and generally spend upwards of $6,500 per person.

Costs depend on a number of factors. Generally, the level of luxury of your accommodation will be the most significant factor. The more expensive properties tend to also be in more exclusive areas, better positioned, and with the top safari guides (which can make or break your experience).

Mara Plains Camp
Mara Plains Camp is located in an exclusive concession of the Maasai Mara.

Another thing to take into consideration is if you will be traveling in a peak season, shoulder season, or low (sometimes called “green”) season. Anytime can be great to be on safari, so long as it is well planned (shameless plug: email us for advice from a top private safari guide on where to go at various times of year). June through September is peak season pretty much everywhere in Africa; shoulder and low seasons depend on whether you are in East or Southern Africa, and rates are generally discounted 25% or more, depending on the property.

Phil West Safaris: green season safaris
The “green” season on safari can be magical!
This photo was taken by @philwestsafaris on safari in January in the Serengeti.

Make sure you are working with a tour operator or safari travel agent who is well versed in honeymoon special offers. Many safari camps and lodges offer significant discounts for honeymooners, often this can mean free nights on safari or 50% off for the bride!

Andbeyond properties currently offer 50% off for the bride

Lastly, if you are visiting Southern Africa, including Cape Town, the Winelands, or Vic Falls in your itinerary can offset a splurge on a fabulous safari portion of your trip. Similarly, those honeymooning in East Africa often choose to start or end their safari with a few days on Kenya’s south coast, Lamu, or the white sand beaches of Zanzibar. See our “Beach and Bush” safaris for more.

Kinondo Kwetu - Diani Beach
Kinondo Kwetu on Kenya’s Diani Beach offers a great honeymooner discount and is located on a private section of a white sand beach.