We’ve got the lowdown on some of the most incredible resorts in Kenya. Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime celebration so why not go for a mind blowing beach and safari combo you’ll never forget? When you’re not out on safari amongst the breathtaking wildlife, lounge at the pool or wind down whilst taking in the sunset and sipping a cocktail amid the sound of the bush. Our ultimate wander lust inducing list of resorts offer a perfect combination of relaxation, culture and adventure. Take a look, we guarantee you’ll be itching to get out there.
Joy’s Camp is an elegant oasis located on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. This is a dream come true for honeymooners searching for an authentic and remote wildlife experience combined with the comfort of a chic tented camp. Each of the ten sumptuous tent at Joy’s Camp is uniquely decorated with Boran/Somali cloth design, handmade glass and the vibrant fabrics of the local tribes creating a chic African feel. Each tent has its own private deck, ideal for relaxing and soaking up the serenely beautiful views. The camp provides breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and overlooks a large natural spring where elephant and lion jostle for watering rights with herds of buffalo and the rare desert species of Beisa Oryx and Grevy’s zebra. If discovering the Samburu-Buffalo Springs ecosystem in this 59,000 acre National Reserve and getting to meet the truly nomadic Boran peoples isn’t already mind blowing enough, how about night game drives?
These honeymoon resorts in this magical location are the perfect romantic start to your happily married life long adventures. Experience the most romantic exhilarating safari honeymoon surrounded by amazing scenery. If it’s an unforgettable trip of a lifetime you are after, Kenya is where it’s at.
These hideaway villas come with all the luxury trimmings, think ornate African decor with wooden beams beautifully decorated with impressive artefacts and gigantic windows to marvel at the views. The highlights are the daily massages and diverse activities on offer from golfing to snorkelling, dolphin safari, bird watching, deep sea fishing to top notch game drives at the nearby Kisite Marine National Park. The concept is, as you please! Private dining is a la carte, served al fresco or in your villa – your choice, as too is the cuisine.
This place offers a breathtaking backdrop of pure wilderness which adds that wow factor to this unique and unforgettable setting for a honeymoon. We love the amazing villa style rooms especially the ‘love shack’ from which you can take in dramatic views of teeming open plains and forested valleys. This is ultimate Kenyan luxury which allows your stay to be as adventurous or as relaxing as you desire. You can have wild walks followed by dinner served out in the bush by the most charming staff, or go on an exciting game drive with Maasai warrior guides for a wonderful elephant and big cat experience. If you like, opt for a private champagne dinner or spa treatments relishing each other in this amazing haven of wildlife and culture.
Located on the stunning Msambweni beach, this place is a real hidden gem that offers the ultimate body and soul experience. Why not start your journey as newly weds by taking a holistic approach to health? The Saruni Ocean helps you feel fantastic by offering gourmet local cuisine, amazing beauty treatments and massages, as well as yoga and meditation to truly enjoy your honeymoon. You can also take advantage of quality activities such as snorkelling, diving, deep sea fishing, safari and game drives to make your honeymoon unforgettable.
Pinewood beach resort is a exceptionally romantic place to honeymoon, especially if you are looking for a resort where you can enjoy a beautiful unspoilt white sand beach surrounded by the warm blue waters of the Indian ocean. There’s a real fly and flop vibe, with the added bonus of a jaw-droppingly lush tropical forest offering a divine setting for you to enjoy eating al fresco. There’s plenty of delicious grub prepared using the best local ingredients for you to gorge on, and you can get extra pampered by going for a suite which comes with your own personal chef to cater for your every whim. The activities on offer such as jet ski safaris and diving make this a real honeymooners paradise.
Situated on the beautiful tropical shores of Diani Beach in the south of Mombasa, the charming WaterLovers Beach Resort has sensational views of the turquoise waters. The eight spacious suites and self-contained villa are classically decorated and feature verandas overlooking the ocean. The addition of the turtle-shaped infinity pool found at the heart of this resort is a real quirky touch to a resort which is all about pampering you so you can kick back and relax. Mediterranean cuisine is served al fresco so that you can enjoy the wonderful climate as you dine. and take pictures of the monkeys that roam around freely. The beach location is one of the highlights of staying here, only complemented further with the great selection of watersports available to try your hand at. There’s a 18-hole golf course close to the resort, as well as the option to take part in safaris and excursions.
Manda Bay is an exemplar of the relaxing sun-soaked private beach many crave for their honeymoon. Coupled with delicious fresh meals designed around the availability of seafood, spice and fresh fruit & vegetables, this is a perfect getaway. With sand between the toes, warm Indian Ocean water, on-shore sea breezes and candlelit dining under a canopy of stars, this is nothing short of a fantasy. Individual rooms are situated on the water edge with huge kingsize beds, where you can wake to the gentle ebb and flow of the waves. Manda Bay has a casual, gentle atmosphere which can be supplemented with any number of activities from snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, water-sports and sunset walks on the dunes. The hosts are gracious and entertaining, nothing is too much trouble for them.
Definitely one for culture vulture couples, Swahili Beach Resort is a luxury 5 star resort located in Diani, Kenya. It’s designed with state-of-the-art technologies to ensure minimum ecological impact whilst delivering unparalleled comfort to its guests. Bask in this splendid, culturally rich location and take in everything from the art to architecture – a beautiful fusion of African, Indian, Arabian and Zanzibari influences. For those seeking to de-stress after all the wedding planning, the room and suites are nothing less than a private haven, and the spa offers award winning treatments with a team of masseurs & beauticians on hand to relax your mind, body & soul. A perfect recipe for romance!
A very intimate lodge with just nine luxury rooms, each having a private plunge pool with the most breath-taking views. Honeymooners can relax at the Spasaab and enjoy a variety of unique and romantic activities on offer. Sassab is one of East Africa´s most dramatic and romantic lodges located in the heart of the culturally rich Samburu in Kenya. Majestically situated on the high banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, the views are like no other and the lodge offers a truly exceptional safari expereince in an area renowned for its variant species. The unique trip starts with a safari walk along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River where guests may catch sigh of the “SAmburu Five”. Dinner is then served on a spectacular vantage point with stunning views over the wilds of the Northern Frontier before the night is spent under the stars.
Mahali Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson’s 12-tented luxury safari camp in the Kenyan Bush. Mahali Mzuri has 12 luxury tented suies each with an extended terrace featuring incredible views over the rolling plains. There are stunning locations all around the camp to spend some quality time with your new life partner! You’ll also have a front row seat, not just to the migration, but also to the abundant game you can see all year round. The camp is situated in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the wider Maasai Mara ecosystem. Highly expereinced Maasi Guides will take you on twice daily drives through the Olare Motorogi Conservancy where you are likely to spot wildebeest, elephants, zebras, lions, leopards, and that´s just for starters!
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