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10 Best Honeymoon Destinations In Kenya

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations In Kenya

Looking for where to spend quality time with your spouse? Look no further than Kenya got you sorted. Here are the 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations In Kenya. From beautiful coastal white sand beaches in Mombasa, National Parks and Reserves such as Masai Mara where you get to witness one of the wonders of the world (the great migration), gorgeous resorts, to urban national parks, and so much more. Below are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Kenya.

Mombasa - Wikipedia

1. Mombasa

On top of the list of the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Kenya is Mombasa. Mombasa is a coastal city in southern Kenya along the Indian Ocean, it was the first capital of the British East Africa. Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, (second to only Nairobi) and the most popular tourist destination in the country.

Mombasa is a beautiful island destination popular for its gorgeous beaches, luxury resorts, colorful culture and warm African hospitality.

  • Beaches in Mombasa include: Bamburi beach, Wamu beach, Diani beach, Mamba village, Chale island, Lamu beach and so much more. With Diani as the biggest beach, here you find white sand and clear waters suitable for swimming, beach volleyball, beach parties even wedding receptions.
  • Most beaches have onsite restaurants offering the best local and international cuisine especially fresh seafood directly from the ocean. You should try it out.
Diani Beach - Wikipedia
sunrise at Diani beach Mombasa
  • Luxury accommodations in Mombasa varies from beach hotels, Airbnb, self catering luxury apartments and so much more. Hotels like the Pride Inn Paradise Beach Resort and Spa, Voyager Beach Resort, Severin Sea Lodge, Pride Inn Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa, Muthu Nyali Beach Hotel and Spa, Serena Beach Resort and Spa, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa, Travellers Beach Hotel and Club, Kenya Bay Beach, Bamburi Beach Hotels, Severin Sea Lodge and so many others.
  • These accommodation facilities provide the utmost honeymoon ambiance such as beach view rooms, beautiful coastal weather and modern amenities such as swimming pools and jacuzzi, internet s24/7 room service, laundry and dry cleaning not to mention the onsite restaurants preparing all your delicious African and international cuisine fresh as you order it.
  • Activities to engage in while visiting Mombasa are numerous, from boat cruising which is sometimes done on a communal yacht or you can rent a private yacht for you and your partner to enjoy your privacy, swimming, snorkeling, night life, cultural tours around Mombasa as this city is remarkable for its cultural richness,(blue and white city) with remarkable Arab ancient infrastructure making it ideal for the honeymooners to have a drive through or walk through the city.
  • In Mombasa you will also find the Mamba Village east Africa’s largest crocodile farm, this is a must see during your honeymoon safari to Mombasa. Nguuni Nature Sanctuary is also located in Mombasa and her you get to see animals like giraffes, ostriches, on a picnic setting and also guides are available to lead you through and answer all your questions.
File:Crocodile farm in Momabasa 3.jpg - Wikipedia How to get to Mombasa.

  • Moi International Airport in Mombasa welcomes both international and domestic flights, offering swift and luxurious travel. An affordable option is the train station connecting Mombasa to other Kenyan counties, but advance booking is required. By road from Nairobi to Mombasa takes about 8 hours.

2. Maasai/ Masai Mara National Reserve

Not only one of the 10 best honeymoon destinations In Kenya, Masai Mara National Reserve holds a prestigious place in African Safaris. Also known as The Mara, this a large National Reserve in Kenya, it is  associated/connected to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Blessed with physical nature, Masai Mara National Reserve should not be ignored when talking about the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Kenya as it harbors quite a number of species such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, African dog and African bush elephants plus so much more.

This is one of the few places in East Africa where you can find all the big five in a single location (elephants, lions, buffalos, rhinos and leopards).

File:Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migrations.jpg - Wikipedia    Hot-air balloon flights in the Masai Mara - Experience the Masai Mara plains from above

When you choose Masai Mara as your honeymoon destination, chances are that you may get to witness the great migration. Each year over 2 million wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores trek from the southern part of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Masai Mara for lush greener pasture.

The Great Wildebeest Migration, one of the seven wonders, happens as animals travel 800 km from Serengeti to Masai Mara following rains. From July to October is the best time to witness it. Predators and crocodiles pose threats during the crossing. A hot air balloon ride offers a unique view. Experience Maasai culture with traditional dances and food.

Stay in high-class lodges like Fairmont, Angama Mara, and Sarova. Access by road or flight to Musiara Airstrip. Enjoy modern amenities and facilities for a comfortable honeymoon.

3.Nairobi, The Capital City of Kenya

Nairobi is famous for being the only capital city that harbors a national park. There is no way it wont make the list of the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Kenya. One of the finest cities in Africa with skyscrapers elevating every single day, Nairobi is an amazing choice for a honeymoon for any couple.

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Nairobi City At Night.
  • With several international hotel franchises like The Sheraton Hotels East Africa, Intercontinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza Hotels by IHG, Best Western Plus Hotels, Golden Tulip by Louvre Hotels, Jacaranda, The Zanzibar Collection and so may others.
  • These are Five-star hotels providing top notch services, facilities and amenities that are of the world standards inclusive of onsite restaurants and bars serving both local and international cuisine be it Chinese, Indian, Italian or any other foods and beverages. Onsite gyms, spa and sauna, massage parlors, swimming pools and jacuzzi, WIFI, 24 hour security and room service, airport pickups and drop-offs, concierge services and so much more, what better way to enjoy your honeymoon than enjoy in a honeymoon suits in one of these world class five star hotels in Nairobi City with the city view. And also enjoy the city rooftop bars of Nairobi.
  • You can as well visit The Nairobi National Museum found in the center of this beautiful city, explore The Karen Blixen Museum still found in Nairobi, visit the famous national achieve (this is the commonest place used as a meeting point within the city center).
List of national parks of Kenya - Wikipedia
A view of Nairobi National Park
  • Visit the Nairobi National Park ” the world’s” only wildlife capital” where you find animals such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and many others said to be about 39 in number. Other mammals species are approximately 100, found in Nairobi National Park such as buffaloes, black rhino, baboon, eland, gazelle, hartebeest, hippopotamus, impala, giraffe, wildest and the waterbuck to mention but a few.
  • While at it, enjoy game drives, guided nature walks, picnics and so much more, imagine being in the wild yet in the capital city, simply amazing!.
  • Apart from visiting the Nairobi national park during your honeymoon, you can as well check out the various animal and nature centers like the Giraffe Center, Karura Forest, Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, Samburu National Reserve, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, The Nairobi Mamba Village, The Nairobi Snake Park, Silole Sanctuary, The Nairobi Educational Center(animal orphanage) and many others. Here you find animals in a controlled environment, well taken care of. Guides are available, and you will get an opportunity to feed giraffes at the giraffe center and also feed and hold snakes (non-poisonous ones) when you visit the snake center.
  • During your honeymoon safari to Nairobi, you can go shopping (souvenirs) at the Nairobi center market for items such as jewelers, clothes, electronics, shoes, hand bags especially for ladies both local and from the international scene. Visit the Langata Grocers Market, Blue Market (maasai market) where you will find the most genuine leather products like shoes, bags, African prints, wallets, diaries, African pots and pans, crafts and sculptures and so much more made by local artisans.

File:Masai Market Nairobi 01.jpg - Wikipedia

  • Do not forget to enjoy the Kenyan cuisine, I mean what is a honeymoon in Nairobi without trying the famous nyama choma(roasted meat mostly goat and beef), ugali, gotheri (maize and beans), smokie, Matura, mayai pasua and so many other street foods, so delicious.
  • Transportation within the city during the tour can’t be an issue because there are several public transport means like buses(matatu) going to every corner of the city for those you who are explorers. There are also private pickup services using google maps to pick you up and drop you to your destination, companies such as uber, bolt, shilu ana have now dominated the market with fast/safe driving skills as well as knowledge of all routes in the city.

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  • Nairobi is accessible by road, train and air. There are buses entering and exiting the country on a daily basis from Nairobi to other parts of the east African community and the Kenyatta International Airport is also right in the heart of the city for the flight preferring honeymooners.

4.Lake Nakuru National Park 

On the list of the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Kenya is Nakuru. Nakuru county is not far from the capital Nairobi, it is approximated to be about a 3 hours drive from there to capital, and there is an airport with both local and international airports for the flight lovers as well as daily train enrouting between the capital and Nakuru.

  • Here you will encounter attractions such Lake Nakuru national park, whose beauty is mainly a beautiful bird species (flamingos) the main reason for this particular lake having a good number of these birds is because it is a highly saline lake with lots alkaline which supports the growth of green algae which food for the flamingos. the lake harbors these beautiful birds give the lake a beautiful pink atmosphere hence the nickname ” the pink lake”. In order to preserve the bird species, boat cruises and rides are prohibited on Lake Nakuru, you can stand besides the lake enjoy the pink view, and the cool breeze from the lake.

Best time to see Flamingos

  • Lake Nakuru National Park boasts stunning savannah vegetation and is home to over 50 mammal species, including lions, cape buffaloes, hyenas, impalas, colobus monkeys, African wild dogs, zebras, eland, and waterbucks. The park is renowned for its frequent leopard sightings and houses the rare Rothschild’s giraffe. Visitors can engage in various activities such as nature walks, camping, picnicking by the lake, bird watching with over 500 species, and game viewing drives, which are best enjoyed in the morning or evening due to animals seeking shade in the afternoon.

Rothschild's giraffe in Lake Nakuru National Park | Kenya Safari Attractions

  • Lake Nakuru National Park offers excellent accommodation options, including camps, such as Mbweha, Lakira, Makalia, Rhinos, Nakuru Tented, and Enjoro and also lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Lake Nakuru Lodge, The Cliff-Lake Nakuru National Park, hotel waterbuck, Hotel Luna, Penial Hotels Nakuru and so many others., provide couples with a romantic and stunning experience. Enjoy breathtaking sky views, cool nighttime weather, and beautiful scenes of concentrated flamingos and wildlife during your honeymoon.

Flamingo Tented Camp | Lake Nakuru National Park | Accommodation

5.Watamu Marine National And  Reserve

If you are a marine lover then Watamu Marine National Park And Reserve should be on the top of your bucket list for the 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations In Kenya.

Watamu marine national park and reserve is a UNESCO protected Biosphere reserve known all over the world for its natural beauty habituating rich marine life i.e, corals, unique fish species, whale sharks, manta rays and also three species of sea turtles and so much more.

Watamu Marine Park – Watamu Marine Association
A sea turtle at watamu

The coral reef is is consistent of 150 species of hard and soft coral reefs that are a habitat to over 500 species of fish which are about 1,000 species if combined with other species from the surrounding areas. To mention but a few of the marine life you are likely to encounter on your honeymoon to Watamu marine national park and reserve are barracuda, green turtles, hawksbill turtle, manta rays, octopus, olive ridley turtles, and the whale sharks and so much more.

  • Activities to be done at this park vary from water experience activities such as spot diving, snorkeling from the reef to the coral site, turtle watch, visit Gedi town ruin, fishing and also a guided tour can also be carried out on a comfortable glass bottomed boat to the mida Creek Mangrove forest which can be explored by either using a canoe or on foot down the boardwalks.
Watamu Marine Park – Watamu Marine Association
Divers in action at the coral reef of watamu
  • Bird watching is also popular here and it can be done in different spotting areas like Dakath Woodland, Whale island, Mida Creek, and Sabaki river mouth and birds likely to be seen include the White brown cocoul, lizard buzzard, Osprey, golden palm weavers, Bright yellow canaries, Common bulbul and the seabirds include the sandpipers, plovers, terns etc., and migratory birds like the Orioles, Warblers, Flycatchers and so many others. so if you are a marine and birth enthusiast, come experience the beauty of marine in combination with wildlife such as birds.

How to get to Watamu: There are 2 options, either by flight from any of the inbound airports (JKI) inclusive to the Malindi Airport at the coast(45-50 minutes flight from Nairobi) or via road which is about 8-9 hours drive from the capital of Nairobi.

Watamu Marine Park – Watamu Marine Association
Rare fish species at watamu

NOTE: The best time to visit  Watamu is during the dry season when the waters are clear and sunbathing ids at its peak. This is from July to October and for those of you who love diving, its best to visit from October to April while the Turtles Nestle is from April to July.

6.Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is located in southern part of Kenya and it is famous for the large herds of elephants and beautiful scenic views of Mountain Kilimanjaro across the border in Tanzania.

5 Days Pentagon Amboseli National Park And Maasai Mara National Reserve Safari In Kenya - Kubwa Five Safaris

This is the second most famous national park after Masai Mara. Formally known as Masai Amboseli Game Reserve. Gazetted in 1974 as a game reserve, Amboseli National Park was gazetted with the main of protecting the unique ecosystem that is found in the area. Amboseli National Park was later declared a UNESCO heritage site and its being managed by Kenya Wildlife Services.

Amboseli National Park boasts diverse landscapes, from the dried-up end of Lake Amboseli to the savannah grassland. With over 500 bird species, including 47 raptors, and 80 mammal species, it’s a wildlife haven. Key attractions include Amboseli Lake, providing year-round water, observation hills offering optimal animal viewing, and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is renowned for its high concentration of elephant habitats, along with other iconic African species like cheetahs, lions, and leopards.

Amboseli National Park - Wikipedia   Nationaal park Amboseli - Wikipedia

  • Activities to such as game drives, game views, can be done at anytime of the day since the animals are residents here, although it is preferred to have game drives during morning and evening hours, hikes,cultural tours, hot air balloon flights can also be a romantic activity to engage in, and nature walks are also recommended when visiting Amboseli National Park for your honeymoon.

Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park is most famous for the fact that Princess Elizabeth II was here when she found out that she would be queen after the demise of her father at treetops lodge. Making the lodge and park popular among tourists especially the British.

  • While visiting this park, one can engage in a game drive or game view, nature walks as the park has several mountain peaks, and so much more. Attractions such as the black leopard, large herds of rhinos, beautiful scenic rainfall vegetation, lions, forest elephants, bushbuck, waterbucks and so many other animals you shouldn’t miss during your honeymoon.
Aberdare National Park - Wikipedia
Aberdare National park Kenya

The most famous lodge here being the treetop lodge, there is a number of honeymoon worthy facilities such as the ark tree lodge, aberdare country club, with modern facilities and beautiful forest views.

Other Beautiful Destinations In Kenya;

Kenya is a haven with multiple destinations you and your loved ones an engage in. Remember even if you are single,  you aren’t  left out as it maybe where your life time partner is. Come tour Kenya with Kubwa Five Safaris as you experience love in new shades.