Planning a honeymoon? It’s probably already ranking as your holiday of a life-time so you want to get it right. You want to find somewhere that offers that elusive X factor.
Stand by as we introduce to you a destination that should be high on the list of all adventure couples who are looking for something over and above the quintessential island honeymoon destination.
Welcome to Kenya! Picture lush green plains starkly contrasted with the desert, exotic animals prowling the land, and luxurious accommodation – the perfect setting for an African honeymoon.
Although there are many, we’ve gathered 3 fabulous reasons below on why a honeymoon in Kenya might be just what you’re looking for.
1) The lakes of the Great Rift Valley
There’s no place on Earth quite like Kenya’s Great Rift Valley.
Massive mountains covered in green rise gracefully from the valley floor, making for a truly awe-inspiring experience.
Then there are the beautiful lakes dotted throughout the region, which have been named World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita make up the lake system. Not only is each lake aesthetically stunning and sure to wow couples who visit, they’re also home to a number of fascinating and incredibly important creatures.
The sight of bright pink flamingos dipping their toes into Lake Bogoria is something you and your loved one will never forget. You’ll also get to see zebras roaming lakeside and taking a few sips from the water, and these out-of-the-ordinary experiences are unlikely to ever leave you.
Around the lakes you’ll also come across hot springs, geysers and a number of magnificent rock formations, so it’s well worth the trip.
2) Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is primarily located in Kenya’s southern neighbour, Tanzania. However, part of the park extends into the south west of Kenya.
Even though this experience stretches across two countries, it simply can’t be missed. The Serengeti National Park is truly one of the most magnificent sites in the world, packed to the brim with stunning scenery and wonderful animals.
Take a safari tour and see the ‘Big Five’ – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo. And there’s more. Wildebeest, zebras, hyenas, crocs, pythons, gazelles – these all call the Serengeti home. See the animals up close and take in the wonderful natural landscape they live in.
Be sure to catch a sunrise and sunset as these are arguably more magnificent here than anywhere else on the planet. Hot air balloon rides at dawn are incredibly popular here for this very reason – perhaps you’d like to give one a try? Whatever you do, set aside ample time to take in the green and gold plains, the unique plant life and expansive horizon.
3) Wonderful accommodation
As Kenya is a developing country, you might imagine less-than-perfect lodgings. However, Kenya is actually geared up to provide you with plenty of special luxury accommodation experiences if that’s what you and your loved one are after. You are on your honeymoon, after all!
Even while on safari you can stay in beautiful rustic-inspired lodges. Take the Sosian, for example. This is an elegant, renovated 1940s farmhouse located in the area of Laikipia.
Or try Campi ya Kanzi, fitted out with luxury tented cottages and suites, and fantastic views of Mt Kilimanjaro and the Tsavo and Chyulu Hills.
Solio Lodge is another magnificent gem, located in the valley between Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains. The rooms all have large glass windows meaning that even from your bed you have splendid views of the Kenyan environment. Enjoy the indoor outdoor flow and live in the lap of luxury.
Head to Kenya for your honeymoon and discover why it’s such an amazing and unforgettable destination. You’ll be raving about it to all your friends and family, and will likely want to return time and again. The sights you see in Kenya will never leave you.
Holidays for Couples recommends getting in touh with Wildlife Safari for planning your African honeymoon.
You might also enjoy reading our feature article, A Wild Romance – Wild Kenya