Honeymoon hotspots in Kenya

September 17, 2012 3:14 pm

Lamu Beach

Kenya is one of the top places in Africa with the most attractive honeymoon destinations. This would be the ideal destination for lovers to enjoy the most romantic start to their life together. Ranging from coastal beaches, to splendid resorts to scenic physical features, Kenya is what every newly wed couple should dream of.

The Kenyan coast has various beaches for couples to consider. These include Lamu, Kiwayu, Diani, Malindi and Kipwepwe. The beaches are beautiful with white sands and lined with palm trees. It would be so romantic for couples taking a stroll along the shore, or sitting underneath palm trees in quiet areas, listening to sound of waves as they watch the African sunset or look at the star lit sky. It would also be so much fun swimming in the ocean waters especially in some of the isolated beaches such as Kiwayu. There are also various luxurious beach resorts that offer executive services that can be customized to fit the clients’ needs. They offer room service and the reality of breakfast in bed is just what a couple on honeymoon would cherish. Most have massage spas, Jacuzzis and swimming pools. A couple can also have a candle lit dinner arranged just for them. Lamu would especially be the favorite for enjoying a dhow ride or donkey ride. Donkeys are the main means of getting along in the culture rich coastal town. Some sports are done at the Kenyan coast such as kite surfing and sky diving. A couple that loves adventure sports can enjoy this together. There are also various monuments to view and the Vasco Da Gama pillar is one of them. There is also the Gede ruin and the elephant tusks along Moi Avenue in Mombasa town.

Kenya has lots of lakes that have fascinating features, animal and bird species, and tourist lodges. Some of the most thrilling lakes for a honeymoon getaway include Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria and Lake Elementaita. There are tourist lodges built near all of these lakes where couples can enjoy some good time together. Most of the lodges overlook the lakes, from where one gets the magnificent sight. In Lake Nakuru, one can consider the Flamingo hill lodge, from where one gets the breathtaking view of the lake that is brought to life by the pink flamingos that live by the shores of Lake. One can also enjoy a game drive around the Lake Nakuru National Park, and visit the Baboon cliff, where one gets to watch baboons at closer quarters. In Lake Naivasha, the couple can enjoy nature walks, where they can view lots of bird species, and have boat rides, where they can watch hippos, fish and occasionally witness birds of prey such as eagles and kingfishers diving for a fish. Lake Naivasha is also near the Great Rift Valley’s escarpment from where the couple can enjoy the lovely view of its slopes and floor below.

Masia Mara

National parks in Kenya are other destinations that couples should consider. Among these are Masai Mara game park, Amboseli Game Park, Aberdare game park, Tsavo National Park and so many others. The Masai Mara is most famous as it has lots to offer to nature lovers. Couples can reside in any of the numerous lodges or luxury tented camps. These offer professional hospitality services, ranging from sumptuous meals, message spas, Jacuzzis, luxurious lounges, beauty parlous and so much more. Most of them organize bush dinners and bush breakfasts. A couple can have a fascinating time having dinner under the star lit sky. They can then proceed to have a game drive and watch lots of wild animals especially the big five. Hot air balloons are also done in the Mara.

There are also numerous waterfalls such as Thompsons falls, Fourteen falls and many more. There are lodges that offer quality accommodation services. Couples can enjoy a quiet time as they listen to the sound of gushing water and chirping birds around.

In most tourist destinations, there are curio shops where one can buy lots of African art such as sculptures, ornaments, clothing, musical instruments, paintings and so much more. Next time you are planning for your honeymoon, consider Kenya, where you can have one of the most unforgettable time of your life.

Author Bio

Kamau Mbiyu is a Safari and Travel consultant with vast knowledge and experience. Enjoy Mount Kenya climbing, hotel booking, Mountain climbing, luxury travel, bungee jumping, golf safari in Kenya and beach holidays.

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