Kenya Honeymoon; The Ultimate Guide

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Ben Nelson
28 Sep

Planning your dream honeymoon can be a delightful yet challenging endeavor, especially when you want to strike a balance between adventure and relaxation. If you're on the lookout for an unforgettable experience that combines romance, wildlife, luxury, and stunning beaches, Kenya should be at the top of your list. In this informative guide, we'll explore various honeymoon options in Kenya, catering to different preferences and interests. Discover your ideal Kenya honeymoon below.

Bush and Beach Bliss

For those seeking the quintessential African honeymoon experience, consider a 'Bush and Beach' getaway. This classic combination offers ten days of pure post-wedding bliss, divided between thrilling safaris and tranquil beachside lounging. Kenya boasts a range of captivating experiences, from watching flamingos at Lake Naivasha to witnessing the awe-inspiring wildlife in the iconic Masai Mara. Your journey culminates on a pristine beach, where you can unwind with a book in one hand and a cocktail in the other. It's a honeymoon paradise, to say the least.

Top Recommended Properties

Mara Plains Camp: Immerse yourself in safari luxury at the Masai Mara's Mara Plains Camp, boasting Persian rugs, copper baths, and unparalleled access to wildlife viewing.

Offbeat Ndoto: This stylish tented camp is everything a luxury tented camp should be and no more. One for the discerning traveller looking for authenticity, top-notch guiding, great food, and excellent service.

Peponi Hotel: If you seek low-key beach chic in Diani, look no further than the peaceful and stylish Peponi Hotel.

Adventurous Escapade

For adventurous couples in search of unique and off-the-beaten-path experiences, the 'Wilds of Northern Kenya' trip beckons. While still exploring the wonders of the Masai Mara, you'll also venture into the uncharted territories of Kenya. Here, you can hike amidst breathtaking landscapes, encounter diverse wildlife, and even engage with the local Samburu tribe, gaining insights into their culture. It's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Top Recommended Properties

Saruni Samburu: This camps is as perfect as the view, epitimising the Samburu landscape and culture.

Sarara Tented Camp: Sarara Tented Camp in Matthew's Range offer exceptional experiences.

All-in-One Adventure

If you're overwhelmed by the abundance of choices in Kenya, you can fit all the highlights in one trip. A 12-night adventure allows you to explore Kenya's diverse landscapes, from Laikipia's walking and horseback safaris to the Big Five encounters in the Masai Mara. Your journey culminates with well-deserved rest on the pristine beaches of Diani. It's the ultimate Kenya honeymoon for couples who crave variety.

Top Recommended Properties

Elephant Pepper Camp: Mid-range travellers will appreciate the comfort and location of Elephant Pepper Camp.

Ol Malo Lodge: For a luxurious experience, Ol Malo Lodge offers charming clifftop options.

Waterlovers: The perfect Swahili style beach property providing a top experience at good value.

Wildlife and Tropical Beach Bliss

For wildlife enthusiasts and beach lovers alike, the 'Mara to Mahe' trip combines Kenya's magnificent wildlife experiences with the Seychelles' paradise-like beaches. Start with a wildlife extravaganza in Lewa Wilderness and the Masai Mara before basking in the year-round sunshine of the Seychelles, a tropical island destination.

Top Recommended Properties

Kicheche Bush Camp: One of our favourite tented camps in the Masai Mara outside the Mara North conservancy.

Lewa Wilderness Lodge: The perfect Laikipia Plateau, known for its stylish and unpretentious atmosphere.

Carana Beach Hotel: A perfect boutique hotel offering extra privacy for honeymooners.

Animal Adventure Extravaganza

For couples deeply passionate about wildlife and nature, the 'A Big Five safari in Kenya' honeymoon is a dream come true. This unique adventure spans Kenya's Masai Mara captivating landscapes.

Top Recommended Properties

Sand Rivers: Ideal for witnessing the Great Migration in the Masai Mara, located on the banks of the Sand River.

Lewa Wilderness Lodge: If the Big 5 is what you want, the Big 5 is what you get.

Unbeatable Bucket List Adventure

For an extraordinary honeymoon experience that ticks off major bucket list items, embark on the 'Gorillas & game parks' trip. Begin in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park to encounter mountain gorillas, followed by a journey to Kenya's Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Chyulu Hills for more wildlife and incredible vistas.

Top Recommended Properties

Bisate: For the epitome of luxury, stay at the architecturally stunning Bisate lodge in Volcanoes National Park.

Retreat by Heaven: Enjoy a chic stopover in Kigali at The Retreat by Heaven, offering style and eco-friendliness.

Ol Donyo Lodge: Revel in grand, sweeping views of wildlife and Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli & Chyulu Hills.


No matter your honeymoon preferences, Kenya offers a plethora of options to ensure your post-wedding adventure is a memory to cherish forever. Kenya's diverse landscapes, wildlife, and luxury accommodations make it a prime destination for couples seeking the ultimate honeymoon experience.

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