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 surrounds, soft-sand beaches with its azure waters makes 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.
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 with a few days relaxing at a ‘barefoot luxury’-style beach resort near Diana, Watamu or Malindi.
Take a look at three 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. 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 a 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 parks eco-system, and featuring some of the largest in Africa. Read our short guide to Amboseli National Park 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. With only 10 eclectically designed rooms, AfroChic has a wonderfully intimate and friendly atmosphere. With an enticing outdoor pool, and beautiful 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.