What I would register for: The honeymoon safari edition #Sponsors: Web Services#africa#honeymoon#honeymoon registry#south africa March 14 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. This is totally how I'll look on our honeymoon safari, right? (Photo by Sorakrit Pongdee – CC BY 2.0) As I've said before, my fiancé and I are excited about the idea of a honeymoon, and registering for said honeymoon but… we aren't quite sure where to go yet. So I thought that, while I was doing some honeymoon research with the help of our longtime sponsor Traveler's Joy, I would share my findings with all y'all. Maybe we can help each other out? Traveler's Joy is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide! Alright, you've seen my Thailand and Iceland honeymoon registry plans. Now let's tackle our other idea… a honeymoon safari! Keep in mind, if you know where you're going (and it ain't on safari) you can just head over to Traveler's Joy's Honeymoon Planning Guides and start scheming up plans for your own awesome honeymoon! So this place exists… (Photo by sglobus – CC BY 2.0 Africa is a big 'ol continent, so I'm not going to be getting into location specifics — this will be more general "things to put on your safari honeymoon registry" stolen from actual Traveler's Joy honeymoon registries! Feel free to copy and paste these ideas onto your honeymoon safari registry, or leave a comment with ideas that I've missed… Vaccinations First things first: vaccinations. We want to come back from safari with memories and souvenirs, not dengue fever! And when else can you say you gave injections as a wedding gift? First class upgrade Help us travel in style (but mostly comfort!) on our 15+ hour journey to/from Africa. If you can't get an upgrade on your honeymoon, then when else? OMG, this could be our dinner guest! (Photo by: hajo_s – CC BY 2.0 A room with a view There are things called Treetop Hotels in Africa — private bungalows situated high in the Baobab and Marula trees, overlooking the plains. Sometimes the elephants and giraffes come to eat the leaves right outside your window! Dinner al fresco While in the treetops we'd love to enjoy dinner al fresco served to us in our treehouse for two evenings, so that we can say we dined with elephants and giraffes. We wanna be stuck in a whole different kind of traffic jam than in LA. (Photo by mommypants – CC BY 2.0 Safari time! There's a lot that goes into a safari — travel by air and land, accommodations in the most unlikely of places, food, and bug spray, and gifts for the children of the local villages. Help us have the best honeymoon safari experience ever! Nairobi National Park The noble black rhino sanctuary is the highlight of Kenya’s first national park. But there are also lions, elephants, rhinos, ostrich, crocodiles, hippos, impalas, cranes, giraffes, zebras, etc. You know, just in case we don't see them all on safari. The couple that stares death in the face together stays together? (By valkyrieh116 – CC BY 2.0 Great White Shark Cage Diving We want to have the most comprehensive honeymoon safari ever — and that means seeing animals on land and under the water! Great White Shark cage diving has been a dream of mine for a long time. Scuba diving in Zanzibar We'll get to explore the crystal clear waters of one of the world's best diving sites. We'll see reefs populated with whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, & colorful fish. Hot Air Balloon Ride We'll take off to see the sun rise over the Maasai Mara reserve. During the Great Migration season — where the large animal herds travel north — this will be an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience! By: erikjacksonphotography – CC BY 2.0 Bring-me-backs We'd love to buy some local art and tapestries to decorate our house, and remember our amazing honeymoon. Give us the gift of bringing it all back with us? Bottles of South African wine to enjoy Related Post What I would register for: The Thailand honeymoon edition First up: Thailand honeymoon ideas... As you'll see from most of the photos, These Thailand honeymoon ideas are from a combo of Offbeat Bride readers,... Read more We will clearly have lots to celebrate, and… we also might need some extra liquid courage to put up with the giant African bugs. Spontaneity Been to Africa before, or did your own research on what to do? Then suggest a favorite activity or place for us to check out that we might have missed! This was just grains of sand in the vast desert that is African safari ideas! You can head over to see more detailed ideas from Traveler's Joy real honeymoon registries, or grab from their recommendations in Kenya! Either way, the first step to the best trip of your life is to register with Traveler's Joy! Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz Megan Finley is the LA-based Offbeat Empire editor. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating, drinking, and geeking. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meggyfin @meggyfin PREVIOUS Pi Day wedding goals: A super realistic apple pie purse NEXT Pops of red and yellow everywhere at this magical wedding with wands and potions Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Please don't perpetuate colonialism by saying we need to be giving gifts to local children. As someone who has been working and living in East Africa for a number of years it's a much better policy to partner with a school, NGO, or community. Give responsibly. Dengue fever has no vaccination. Also, no love for gorilla tracking? Otherwise, great that there are more adventurous options being suggested for honeymoons! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. 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