Amazing honeymoon spots in Kenya

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Planning a wedding and honeymoon can be tedious and hectic most of the time, hence the need for an enticing vacation or honeymoon with your better half.

The honeymoon is a time to relax, unwind and enjoy some downtime 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. This will in turn tell you which destinations or activities are best suited to your needs.

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

Amboseli National Park

Taste the spectacular views of majestic, snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro with your love on a retreat in Amboseli.

Amboseli/Pixabay National Park

Apart from the imposing presence of the mountain, the park is also known for its impressive herds of African elephants. Amboseli has over 1600 of these mammoth mammals – the highest number of any park in Africa.

Elephants roam freely in the park and coexist with other impressive creatures such as leopards, lions, cheetahs, buffaloes, giraffes, wildebeests, hippos and ostriches.

Some of the smaller animals include Dik-Diks, Lesser Kudu, Mongoose, Hyrax, Porcupines and a host of other creatures.
Avian lovers won’t be disappointed either, as more than 600 species of birds can be found in the park.

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

Maasai Mara

Start your honeymoon in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve with a hot air balloon ride at dawn. This is your chance to enjoy the serenity as the last vestiges of darkness fade to give way to the amber glow cast by the big, beautiful African sunrise slowly embracing everything in its path.

Maasai Mara/Unsplash

You’ll also see animal activity during the drive, as some predators take advantage of the cool morning air to grab a meal.

Typically, a hot air balloon safari through the Maasai Mara is an hour-long excursion where you hover a few feet above the ground and cruise just above the wildlife.

Depending on what time of year you plan your visit, you may witness the annual wildebeest migration, the largest migration of land animals in the world. It is a fantastic event that involves the mass exodus of over two million animals from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Mara savannah of Kenya.

Diani

The Kenyan coast is another favorite honeymoon destination for newlyweds. It offers great beaches and a laid-back lifestyle – the perfect recipe for unwinding with delicious meals.

Diani/Kayaking

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

watamu

Watamu is another coastal destination that offers fulfilling honeymoon vacations in an intimate and quiet setting.

Watamu/Kayaking

The city has various tourist attractions and vast stretches of coastline, ideal for romantic beach walks and other walking tours.

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

Depending on the season of your visit, you may also enjoy a dolphin-watching safari or catch the turtles during their hatching season. Other exciting activities in Watamu include snorkeling, swimming, driving a dhow among the mangroves, visiting the Kipepeo (butterfly farm) project, and walking or hiking in the Arabuko Sokoke forest. The forest is home to various animal species such as yellow baboons, caracals, civets, buffaloes, elephants, bush babies, Skye monkeys, zebras and giraffes. It also has more than 2,000 birds, including the Sokoke screech-owl, crested guineafowl, hornbill, etc.

Lake Nakuru

Postcard-perfect Lake Nakuru falls under the jurisdiction of Lake Nakuru National Park. You can expect to see bloat of hippos cooling off on the waters of the lake as well as flocks of beautiful, bright pink flamingos lining the shores.

Besides the lake, the park is also home to a multitude of other animals, including rhinos, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, waterbucks, elk, zebras, wild dogs and wildebeests.

Lake Nakuru/Kenya National Park

The area surrounding the park has always been popular with weddings and honeymooners due to the scenic landscape that makes for great photo ops.

Discover these places and create memories that will last a lifetime with your loved one!

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