Kenya is the homeland of safari and the heart of East Africa and if you’re looking for a honeymoon which offers genuine authenticity, romance and excitement, then it would be hard not to consider this beautiful country. A luxury honeymoon in Kenya will give you a glimpse into the true African dream; when you think of Africa, you think of Kenya.
Kenya is a beautiful wildlife haven, surrounded by panoramic views that are arguably the best in Africa – they are breathtaking. Kenya really is a very special place; it has an energy, charisma and romance about it that will seduce you and a selection of camps that will only impress you. It is arguably the best African country to go on safari to, and also combines very well with beach islands escapes – a safari/beach combo is very hard to beat!
Five reasons to have a honeymoon in Kenya
Kenya has some of the best game viewing in Africa. Attractions like the Masai Mara and Laikipia give it the fame it deserves and quite rightly, too. The Masai Mara, over 1,000 sq miles of world famous national park, contains Africa’s largest population of lion in addition to large quantities of elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo which make up the Big Five. It is also the end point of what is generally regarded as one of the world’s most fabulous wildlife spectacles – the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebras from the Serengeti plains to the lush grasslands of the Mara, which usually takes place between June and September.
Kenya, like Tanzania, is perfectly located for a beach add-on at the end of your safari – the perfect finish to your trip. You can choose between the Kenyan coastline, the Tanzanian coastline and Zanzibar. Zanzibar’s clear waters and pristine white sandy beaches are the perfect place to unwind on your luxury honeymoon after a safari. It seems only natural that once the safari dust has settled, you should head to the relaxing soft white sands of the romantic Swahili coast or the spice islands of Pemba and Mafia.
Wildlife viewing is excellent between July and October. This is the dry season, which is the best time of year to visit Kenya. The game viewing is rife, the scenery is stunning and the atmosphere is exciting. It is also a very good time to visit the coast – it is at its peak this time of year, which works perfectly for summer honeymooners!
Kenya boasts an incredible selection of accommodation, and the properties we use are perfect for a luxury Kenya honeymoon. Your night’s stay will be spoiled, surprised and personalised. They offer an authentic Out of Africa experience which offers the right kind of luxury. Not the overpriced champagne and ‘bling’ features!
Overlooking the snow-capped Mount Kenya, Ol Donyo Lodge is one of our favourite Kenya properties. Scenery, history, passion – it has it all. It's a fantastic lodge for the perfect luxury honeymoon.
Our top five honeymoon resorts in Kenya
Meet our Kenya honeymoon specialists
Sign up to our newsletter for the latest news and offers test