The idea of a honeymoon is as old as everyone who would probably read this – and that is millions of people in a few years from now. You might be married or thinking about getting married or maybe you don’t even want to think about it for now because you have other things to think about… the question still remains the same – where and how would you spend your honeymoon when that time comes?
- The U.S? – A visa to the US is not the easiest of visas to secure.
- The U.K? – How much is your monthly income?
- Canada? – If you go during winter, you might spend the entire honeymoon in your hotel room watching the television and sipping on hot coffee or hot chocolate.
- France? – Remember that song (Love don’t cost a thing) sang by J. Lo many years ago? By the time you are done with the honeymoon, you will realize that she wasn’t telling the full-truth.
So, I know most of my readers are within Africa… ever think about the fact that Africa has some of the most beautiful places you could visit for a honeymoon or wedding anniversary? C’mon Africa is not just a safari where SIMBA runs up and down looking for young bucks to devour. There’s no place like utopia on earth, but there are places close enough, and Africa has a handful of them. So, let’s check out the top 5 places to you might want to visit in Africa for your honeymoon, anniversary or family holiday.
- Obudu Cattle Ranch, Nigeria:
Well, for my Nigerian family, this is one you already know. But have you been there? It’s not what you know that matters but what you do with the information. Obudu cattle ranch is located in Cross River State, Nigeria, and it is probably the most visited tourist site in Nigeria. And the food…. Oh my! Have you eaten Afang or Edika Ikong soup? Or have you tasted Ekpang nkukwo? Those are meals you cannot eat with your socks on because you need to wiggle your toes as you eat. The people of Cross River are also very lovely and welcoming. It’s a beautiful field of green to visit and just have a lovely honeymoon.
Official tourism website of Nigeria: Click here
- Asilah, Morocco.
Ok, I have been to Casablanca, Morocco and spent only 4 hours there but it’s a city that I loved and would love to visit again. But Asilah is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved cities in Morocco. When a city dates back to the 15th century, it is really old, right? For those who don’t like all things blue and would rather just enjoy seeing ancient history and beautiful culture, then Asilah is the place for to spend your honeymoon. It’s a colorful city with old architectural pieces. Beautiful murals would be usually painted all over walls of houses during the cultural festival held in August. The ramparts, a popular tourist attraction, allows you an awesome view of the Atlantic Ocean. And if you and your spouse want to dance to Arabian music… well, start rehearsing in advance.
Official Tourism Website of Morocco: Click here
Mauritius is an English, French, and Creole-speaking Island to the east of Africa. There is something about the color blue that gets my attention… Blue eyes, Blue Denim Jeans, Blue Skies, and sparkling Blue waters. Yes, Mauritius has a lot of sparkling blue waters. It also boasts of a lot of fruits and good spicy food. Sugarcane is actually considered their largest agricultural export. Think about it this way… You sitting by the seaside, eating sugarcane and looking into your spouse’s lovely eyes. Lol. Well, you can swap the sugarcane for fried rice or anything else you like. But I can assure you that your honeymoon would be worth every dime spent.
Official Tourism Website of Mauritius: Click here
Remember the Animation – Madagascar? It’s a really beautiful island in Africa which is the fourth largest Island in the world. The official language is Malagasy and French. I can hear someone say – oh, I rather go to an English speaking country. Chill out… it’s just a honeymoon, you are not relocating over there. Believe me, even people who don’t speak English can swipe your credit card and take your payments. What else do you want? Speak all the English with your spouse. Madagascar can boast of biodiversity rarely seen elsewhere (means you can see animals you have never seen in your life). Guess what? You can also obtain a visa on arrival. So, what are you waiting for? pack your bags.
Official Tourism Website of Madagascar: Click here
This is one of the most beautiful islands that Africa and maybe the world can boast of. It has the smallest population of any African sovereign country. It is also biodiverse – with about 7200 species of animals. People travel from all over the world to visit the Bahamas, Barbados and many other Islands. Taking nothing from these other Islands, but Seychelles isn’t less beautiful by any standard. Its scenic view is breath-taking and something everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime. Who scenic view epp? That’s just your el-cheapo mind telling you that. Resist it. You and your spouse deserve the best honeymoon you can have. And instead of breaking the bank, why not try Seychelles? And yes, they speak English for those concerned about that.
Official Tourism Website: Click here
So, Seychelles tops the list for me. Where is your favorite destination?
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