Honeymoons in Kenya is the best bet for honeymooners looking to spend some quality time in the majestic African bush and on the wondrous beaches. With its awe-inspiring and utterly romantic African vistas, it’s no wonder Kenya honeymoons deliver just what romantic couples seek. Kenya has been the home of luxury safari over the years and still evoke today, the image of a timeless safari, reminiscent of a bygone era. Your Kenyan honeymoon will be an experience to remember with a lingering atmosphere of the unique African safari romance.
While the northern side of Kenya has some of the most untouched wildlife in Africa, the rich array of species in the many national parks and game reserves, like the Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha, makes it perfect for first-time safari-going honeymooners. In addition to the exciting perks that come from a safari, comes the coastlines that boast some brilliant beaches where you can dive and fish. The joy of honeymooning in Kenya natural wilderness is that it is serene and secluded, giving you and your spouse a lot of private time, plus the extraordinary wealth of activities inland and along the coast works well for honeymooners who seek adventure and nurture the idea of a wild honeymoon in Kenya. Some amazing couple activities worth considering include:
Game drives give you and your spouse the opportunity to explore the wild at its best. They are mostly held in the cooler parts of the day, usually in the early morning between 6:30 and 9:30 and late afternoon between 3:30 and 6:30. Waking up early in the morning, honeymooners can go for a morning drive, return to their lodges or camps for a late breakfast, and in the late afternoon, enjoy another round of game drive in search of wildlife. Honeymooners cruise in a safari 4×4 vehicle with either slide windows or pop up roof for best panoramic viewing, plus a professional driver and a guide and they are free to make stops in the search for wildlife, enjoying the true African wilderness.
Beach Bumming at Watamu
Watamu, a small holiday resort on the Kenyan coast, boasts fine sandy beaches plus a serene atmosphere, making it very quiet and incredibly idyllic. While there are lots of beaches in Watamu, there are very quiet beaches perfect for honeymooners and ideal for long walks and complete relaxation. Stony areas resembling a moon landscape become visible when the tide is low and many pools form on their own, perfect for viewing sea creatures.
Kenya offers you personalized all-inclusive experiences in the wilderness. This is all about staying in the middle of the wild and enjoying nature. For honeymooners, this can also include balloon safaris, which are a romantic and evocative way of experiencing the wilderness of East Africa as you gracefully and silently fly over the plains. The scenery from this aerial adventure is unforgettable due to its spectacular and breathtaking nature.
While there are many ways to see Kenya on a safari, A picture-perfect view from 14,000 feet above the ground, falling earthwards at 120 miles per hour. Skydiving for adrenaline junkies on the Kenyan coast has become the latest hotspot for an aerial adventure. Honeymooners can go skydiving where the equatorial atmosphere at sea level can give skydivers more than a minute of freefall over beautiful blue Indian ocean for a perfect view, before landing on the pure white sands on one of the world’s best beaches.
Lake Naivasha Activities
Situated between Lake Nakuru and the vast plains of the Maasai Mara, Lake Naivasha boasts serene surroundings, an abundance of accommodation options to suit different budgets, plus a variety of activities for honeymooners, including:
- Taking a Boat Safari — the most sought after attraction of Lake Naivasha is undoubtedly the chance to take a guided boat safari out onto the water. Honeymooners can catch a glimpse of everything from pelicans to cranes to smaller, more brightly colored birds.
- Take a Dip at OlKaria Geothermal Spa – located within Hell’s Gate National Park. It is the largest geothermal spa of its kind in Africa.
- Explore Hell’s Gate National Park – one of the most naturally beautiful parks with volcanic landscapes, Hell’s Gate boasts a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley with spectacular scenery including towering cliffs, water-gorged gorges, and honeymooners can cycle on the dusty roads, hike its scenic canyons, climb towering pillars and more.
- Do a Walking Safari on Crescent Island – In the middle of Lake Naivasha, you have a chance to do a walking safari on Crescent Island for a more up-close encounter with the wild animals. Here, you can see Giraffes, Zebras, Wildebeests, Hippos and rich birdlife.
Kenya Honeymoon Accommodations
Safari camps and lodges in Kenya boasts exquisite accommodation that cater specifically to honeymooners, allowing them to experience the uniqueness of an African safari in style. These include:
Masai Mara: Legends Camp Mara
Located inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve at the banks of Olare Orok River, Legends Camp Mara is an exquisite camp with 5 spacious and luxurious en-suite tents with an exclusive and intimate setting with personalized services at your disposal. Honeymooners can enjoy close proximity to the great wildebeest migration and the magnificent view of the Mara with a luxurious dining room well furnished for a classic dining experience in the bush. Thanks to the classic lanterns which provide superb lighting along the runway, nightfall at the camp comes with a romantic glow, making it a perfect environment for couples. Couples can go on game drives, guided bush walks, bird watching, Masai cultural visits, and sundowners.
Watamu: Hemingway’s Watamu
Hemingway’s Watamu is an idyllic tropical paradise on the Kenyan coast sitting right in the middle of the pristine Watamu Marine National Park with its pristine white sand beach and turquoise waters. The superior personal service and charm of this established hotel have come to represent Kenyan coastal luxury to so many travelers over the years. Honeymooners can spend lazy days enjoying each other’s company, learning to kite-surf, taking a sunset dhow cruise, or playing a round of golf on the nearby golf course.
Lake Naivasha: Lake Naivasha Country Club
Located on the opposite shore of Lake Naivasha, the Lake Naivasha Country Club is a sprawling 55-acre property with a variety of accommodation options and topnotch facilities. From tastefully furnished rooms to luxurious cottages, you couldn’t choose a more perfect place for your wild honeymoon. There’s also a cozy bar stocked with local and intercontinental beverages and an adjoining residents’ lounge with a massive fireplace and snooker tables.
When it comes to honeymoons, Kenya’s vast and colorful array of backdrops offer unique honeymoon memories and picture-perfect photographs, secluded romantic tented safari in the bush and lots of time reclining on a deserted beach. Looking to take your honeymoon to the wild? Give us a call today to discuss your ideas and see how we can make them a romantic reality.
About the Authors
Martin and Erika maintain their own blog where they write about their own experiences and travel guides on traveling in Africa. Follow their journey on https://whileinafrica.com/ as they visit this beautiful continent while trying to promote more sustainable travels.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central American, South America and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.