After a luxurious multi-million dollar wedding in Italy (that unfortunately included a bit of bad PR), Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel took off for Tanzania, Africa for their honeymoon. 


Proving that it's hard for celebs to remain hidden for long - even in the remote regions of Tanzania - US Weekly shared some of the details (and pictures) from their trip. 


"That same day, the boarded a helicopter from Kilimanjaro Airport to Singita Grumeti, a private reserve in Serengeti Park," they reported. "There, the couple reportedly checked out the world famous wildlife via 4 x 4s, took a hot air balloon ride and kicked back in a luxurious lodge."


In terms of accommodations, it appears that Singita strikes the perfect balance of luxury and rural - earning Travel + Leisure magazine's prestigious "Best Hotel in the World Award" for 2011 and 2012. 



"The reserve's flagship is Sasakwa, an East African ranch house on a plateau," the mag shares in a review. "There are seven cottage residences, each with a garden and cliff-top plunge pool. Tennis courts, a spa, and a yoga center occupy guests between twice-daily game drives, where sightings include elephants, wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles." 


As for rates, Biel and Timberlake ucked out on timing, as it's currently the low tourism season in Tanzania. A private villa only costs a little under $6K per day this time of year; although it's likely that they purchased several for increased privacy.



That the couple would choose Africa as a honemoon destination is not surprising. Back in 2010, Biel visited the country to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro with other celebs in support of clean water initiatives.


“This is a basic human necessity that needs to be addressed now," she said at the time. "I’m proud to help any way I can in order to raise awareness toward the life-threatening clean water crisis happening not only in Africa but around the world.” 

Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

Justin and Jessica's African safari honeymoon
US Weekly reports that the newlyweds spent several days enjoying the nature and wild company of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.