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Amazing honeymoon locations in Kenya

Planning a wedding and honeymoon can be consuming and hectic most times, hence the need for an enticing vacay/honeymoon with your better half. The honeymoon…

Planning a wedding and honeymoon can be consuming and hectic most times, hence the need for an enticing vacay/honeymoon with your better half.

The honeymoon is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy a laid back time as you build the first of your memories as a couple.

When planning your honeymoon safari, the first thing you need to consider is what your interests are individually and as a couple. That will, in turn, inform you which destinations or activities are best suited to your needs.

To help you with your planning, we have compiled a list of five top honeymoon destinations and the activities that make them such compelling choices.

Amboseli National Park

Sample the spectacular views of the majestic and snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro with your love while on an Amboseli retreat.

Amboseli National Park/Pixabay

Besides the mountain’s imposing presence, the park is also known for its impressive herds of African elephants. The Amboseli has more than 1600 of these mammoth mammals –the highest number in any individual park in Africa.

The elephants roam freely within the park and co-exist among other impressive creatures such as leopards, lions, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, Hippos, and ostriches.

Some of the smaller animals include Dik-Diks, lesser Kudu, Mongoose, Hyrax, Porcupines and a host of other critters.
Lovers of avian life will also not be disappointed, as more than 600 bird species are in the park.

Game drives in Amboseli are a staple activity for visitors as there is plenty to see. A honeymoon photoshoot in this park is a sure way to preserve the memories for posterity.

Maasai Mara

Kick-off your honeymoon in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve by taking a hot air balloon ride at dawn. This is an opportunity to enjoy the serenity as the last vestiges of darkness fade away to give way to the amber sheen cast by the big beautiful African sunrise as it slowly kisses everything in its wake.

Maasai Mara/Unsplash

You will also see some animal activities during the ride as some of the predators take advantage of the cool morning to snag a meal.

Typically, a hot air balloon safari across the Maasai Mara is an hour-long excursion where you hover a few meters off the ground and sail right above the wildlife.

Depending on the time of year you schedule your visit, you may catch the annual wildebeest migration, the largest overland animal migration on earth. It is a fantastic event that involves the mass exodus of over two million animals from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania into Kenya’s Mara savannah.


The Kenyan coast is yet another favorite honeymoon destination among honeymooners. It offers stunning beaches and a laid back lifestyle – the perfect recipe for relaxation with delectable meals.


More temperate activities include swimming on the clear azure beach waters, romantic walks on the beach, romantic dhow rides, and snorkeling as well as incredible nightlife and other party options for Flthe party enthusiasts.


Watamu is another coastal destination that renders fulfilling honeymoon holidays in an intimate, quiet setting.


The town has various tourist attractions and large swathes of coastline, ideal for romantic beach walks and other walking tours.

Take a trip to the Gede ruins and learn of the town’s history as a trading center, dating back to the 12th century.

Depending on the season you make your visit, you could also enjoy a dolphin-watching safari or catch the turtles during their hatching season. Other exciting activities in Watamu include snorkeling, swimming, riding a dhow among the mangroves, visiting the Kipepeo project (butterfly farm), and taking a walk or a hike in the Arabuko Sokoke forest. The forest has various animal species such as yellow baboons, caracals, civets, buffalo, elephants, bush babies, Skye’s monkeys, zebras, and giraffes. It also has more than 2,000 birds, including the Sokoke scops owl, crested guinea fowl, hornbill, and more.

Lake Nakuru

The picture-perfect Lake Nakuru falls under the jurisdiction of the Lake Nakuru National Park. You can expect to witness bloats of hippos chilling on the Lake’s waters as well as flocks of bright pink gorgeous flamingos lining the shores.

Besides the Lake, the park also has a host of other animals, including rhinos, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, eland, zebra, wild dogs, and wildebeest.

Lake Nakuru/National Park Kenya

The area surrounding the park has always been popular with wedding parties and honeymooners due to the picturesque landscape that makes for awesome photoshoots.

Check out this locations and create memories that would last a lifetime with your loved one!

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