According to the bookmaker William Hill, Tanzania is the current favourite, for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s plans for a honeymoon destination with 4 to 1 odds in its favour, while Kenya, where the original proposal took place, stands at 10 to 1.
William, already a big fan of Africa, can expect to enjoy with Kate candle-lit dinners deep in the bush, romantic walks on a long white powdery beach, and sundowners on a kopje looking over the wilderness – a honeymoon in Africa is an album of romantic adventures.
Add convenient flights from the UK and minimal jetlag, and it is hard to resist the allure of a bush-and-beach honeymoon to start royal life together.
For couples of maybe more modest means and who may not be able to decide between the two countries, Bridge & Wickers offers a holiday combining both Tanzania and Kenya.
After a flight to Nairobi followed by a transfer by light aircraft to the Masai Mara, honeymooners would spend three nights enjoying spectacular game viewing at Kicheche Bush Camp.
After a night at a boutique hotel in Nairobi, they would then head to Zanzibar in Tanzania for seven nights at Breezes Beach Club.
The holiday would cost from £2,475pp booked on a honeymoon basis with Bridge & Wickers www.bridgeandwickers.co.uk T 020 7483 6555 including return air transfers Nairobi-Mara-Nairobi, internal flights Nairobi-Zanzibar and Zanzibar-Dar es Salaam, and return road transfers on Zanzibar.
Included within the price at Breezes are half board accommodation, beach lunch, a massage, sundowners, kite surfing lesson, henna tattoo, flowers and wine on arrival and yoga session, while Kicheche Bush includes all meals, selected drinks, safari game drives and bush walks.
The price does not include international flights Nairobi and back from Dar es Salaam.