Newlyweds who don't need much for their home can instead register with Lion World Tours for the ultimate present, a honeymoon in Africa.
Couples can choose from a menu of possibilities from gorilla trekking in Burundi, to luxury safaris in Kenya or Botswana, to walking safaris in Namibia to wine tours in South Africa. Every option can be customized with lodging choices, spa experiences, side trips, beach and bush stays, and even private plane travel.
"Couples are getting married later and may already have all the household goods they need. Registering for a honeymoon of a lifetime can prove to be the perfect gift —and perfect solution for guests who want to give them something very special," says Lucille Sive, president of Lion World Tours.
A recent survey by The Knot shows a trend toward big wedding and honeymoon budgets put together with the help of friends and family. It also notes a growing interest in unusual locations for these events.
Weddings, too, can be arranged for couples who want a destination wedding. A legally binding and recognized marriage “where the wild things are” can be as simple as providing the proper documentation once everything else is in place.
A sample itinerary might be a 12 day trip to South Africa starting from $6,999. This includes airfare, charters, meals, game drives, drinks and accommodations.