Generally, Africa is a top choice for nature-loving romantics. Kenya especially has long been a choice destination for couples wanting to converge romance with spectacular safari experiences.
Kenya is a country where falling in love all over again is as easy as spotting a wildebeest. The rustic surroundings, soft-sand beaches with their azure waters make Kenya timeless for romantics. Coupled with the excitement of seeing the Big Five, the Great Wildebeest Migration and some of the world’s most exclusive and romantic secluded private wildlife conservancies, it’s no wonder that Kenya is a prime destination for bush and beach holidays.
Diani beach Kenya honeymoon
An ideal honeymoon in Kenya would be to start with a few days at one of the exclusive camps that stud the conservancies bordering the Masai Mara or Amboseli, then maybe head to a similar camp on the Laikipia Plateau. This could be followed by a few days relaxing at a ‘barefoot luxury’-style beach resort near Diana, Watamu or Malindi.
Take a look at five of the most romantic destinations in Kenya:
1. Sabuk Lodge, Laikipia Plateau
Sabuk Lodge is remote and beautiful…an exclusive wilderness haven on the edge of the Northern Laikipia Plateau.
sabuk lodge Laikipia plateau luxury safari in Kenya
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River, which cascades beneath the lodge all year round. Sabuk, which remains a favourite for romantics and families offers untouched wilderness and stunning views of the Laikipia plains towards Mount Kenya, as well as the Karisa Hills and Mathews Mountains in the North.
Activities include horse riding, camelback excursions, romantic, candle-lit bush dinners and sundowners, bush walks, game drives as well as cultural tours to meet the local Samburu people.
2. Tortilis Camp, Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and its elephants, with over 1500 elephants in the park eco-system, and featuring some of the largest in Africa. Read our short guide to Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
tortilis lodge Amboseli national park luxury safari in Kenya
Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree Acacia Tortilis, a sight synonymous with East Africa. It is situated in one of Amboseli's areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland, with the majestic backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the snow-capped Kilimanjaro. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals are enjoyed both inside the park, and within a private 30,000-acre game where Tortilis Camp is located.
3. AfroChic Diani Beach, Diani
AfroChic Diani Beach is an intimate villa-style boutique hotel exuding warmth and genuine character, located right alongside the powdery-white sands and turquoise waters of Diani Beach.
afro chic Diani beach honeymoon in Kenya
With only 10 eclectically designed rooms, AfroChic has a wonderfully intimate and friendly atmosphere. With an enticing outdoor pool, and beautifully landscaped gardens leading right to the beach, this is a wonderful setting for an indulgent trip.
Recognised as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Diani Beach can be a haven for relaxation or a place for fun with countless exciting activities. All who arrive here find a refuge for relaxation and play. The perfect start, or end, to a safari adventure.
4. Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
In Kenya's Shaba National Reserve, east of Samburu, Sarova Shaba Lodge is situated in a natural oasis. The 85 wooded rooms all have terraces, and the restaurant and bar all have views of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Before or after wildlife drives, guests can dine in the bush, boma, or riverbed, and safari vehicles with skilled guides are accessible from the lodge.
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge swimming pool area
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge offers front row seats to nature. Enjoy game drives, Camel Safaris, Samburu culture and many more.
5. The Sands at Nomad
Located on one of Africa’s best beaches, The Sands at Nomad is the ideal destination to enjoy a hassle-free beach holiday with impeccable service on Kenya’s Southern Coast.
The Sands at Nomad beachfront
The award-winning boutique resort is the perfect getaway for those wanting to experience the breath-taking Diani Beach; indulge yourself with first-class dining, enjoy the extensive collection of old and new world wine from the owner’s wine cellar, scuba dive on untouched reefs with Kenya’s leading PADI dive centre or simply relax around the resort and soak up the Kenyan hospitality that the south coast is famous for.