The moment you set your foot in Kenya, you will know you have set your foot in paradise. Sure there are other places such as South Africa, but nothing comes close to the abundance of flora and fauna and the majesty of Mt. Kenya in the morning. One of the best presents a couple can ever give each other after their wedding day is to go for their honeymoon in Kenya. Kenya, honeymoons & romance is one word.
But before you go jumping into international flights to Wonderland, plan. You do not want to start looking for lost passports on your honeymoon as you were searching for cheap holidays. Your honeymoon should be perfect. All you want is to spend most of your time with your loved one, not planning honeymoon itineraries in Kenya.
Best Honeymoon Packages in Kenya
In your search for a luxury Kenya safari, make sure you cross all “I’s” and “T’s.” Get an intelligent travel agent to deal with your itinerary. My advice is to choose one based in Kenya. They always tend to know special places that you can visit that are usually not listed on their websites.
That is how I discovered Ol Moran Tented Camp. My itinerary had said something different, but we wanted a quite place. One that few people know about that could allow us to camp.
Enjoy the Perfect Honeymoon in Kenya
Did you know that you could get married in Kenya during your trip? Sure, you can have your wedding in Kenya. It’s not exactly Las Vegas as there are few legal hoops you have to jump. These include
- Documents needed for your wedding in Kenya
- Birth certificates.
- Certificate of No Impediment or affidavit (In case of not having married before)
- Decree absolute (in cases of divorcees).
- Death certificate (in cases of widow or widower).
- Complete details of couple’s professions.
- Official translations of documents stamped by legal authority in case the documents are not in English.
Two copies of the above documents forwarded to your travel agent’s office in Nairobi, at least two weeks before arrival in Kenya.
The original documents should be presented together with the application for a special marriage license to the Registrar of Marriages at least three working days before the wedding.
The couple has to be in Kenya at least for four days before the wedding.
There are travel agents in Kenya who specialize in wedding packages to Kenya.
Best Honeymoon Places and Destinations in Kenya
But where do you go? Kenya is so diverse it can drive you crazy trying to pick the ideal location. Sometimes a problem is a blessing as it means that Kenya honeymoons have everything for everyone.
If you are interested in staying extremely active, then you can choose sports itineraries. If you are looking for Kenya beach honeymoon ideas, then that can be done. If all you want is a Masai Mara safari and a game drive, there are special offers for that too.
Some of the best places that you can pick include:
There is a reason why the Big Five reside here. It’s just special to be in the Mara. If you happen to come during the wildebeest migration, you will have memories to treasure of your marriage that photos cannot adequately capture. It is still considered to be one of the best choices for Kenya honeymoons.Kenya Safari and Beach
Most couples choose to start with game drives but want to finish their holiday on the beach. The Indian Ocean created some of the best beaches on the Kenya coast. Walking down the white sandy beaches of the South Coast will surely remind you of why you got married in the first place.
The Great Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru
Birds are brilliant creatures. They would not travel millions of miles every year towards Lake Nakuru if there were nothing unusual. Taking a drive down the Great Rift Valley and visiting the Lakes and Craters can sometimes be better than beach honeymoon ideas. Most of the lodges in the Rift Valley are secluded and private and have some of the best early morning views in the world. The Pelican Lodge happens to be one of these.
Aberdares and Mount Kenya
This is probably the reason why Kenya was colonized in the first place. Somehow, this itinerary has managed to survive the invasion of humans and held some of the best flora and fauna in the world. A trip to The Ark is mandatory for those seeking a luxury Kenya Safari. You will be able to see elephants walking next to you have you have your morning tea.
The Best Honeymoon Hotels in Kenya
There are too many places to mention for the perfect honeymoon in Kenya. But I find these places just a bit special
Ol Seki Hemingways Mara Camp
It is located in Eastern Koiyaki, a short distance north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
The camp boasts six stylish and uniquely designed ‘round’ tents which take full advantage of the stunning surrounding panorama. Each comprises two ensuite bedrooms inter-joined by a living and dining area with an expansive outside deck boasting stunning views. Guests in the suites benefit from their special staff who will cater to their every need.
Ol Moran Tented Camp
This was a gem we discovered by chance. And I’m glad we did. Instead of me saying something about it, here’s review from Trip Advisor
Spent three days at the Olmoran tent camping while on safari. It was unbelievable! The services were fantastic.
When we first got there after the game drive, we got warm wash clothes to clean our hands and face. The tent was better than most expensive 3-star hotels. It was clean, comfy beds, private bathroom, great food even the lunch they made us for safari. Thank you staff at Olmoran. Source Trip Advisor
The Shompole eco safari lodge comprises just eight thatched open air rooms perched on the edge of the Great Rift Valley on the site of the Nguruman escarpment.
The lodge offers a Swiss Family Robinson-experience with five-star class. The beds, bathrooms and private plunge pools are all open to the elements but cleverly concealed into the landscape. Early morning and late evening views are to die for.
Alfajiri Villas Diana Beach
Consistently ranked as the finest collection of charming villas on the East Africa coast, Alfajiri never ceases to surpass the expectations of even the most discerning travelers.
Discreet service is provided by the team of 25 experienced staff – and fresh seafood is bought daily to order from the beach, while the salad and vegetables come from the local farms. Activities include deep-sea fishing, sailing, reef excursions and golf
Ol Donyo Lodge lies in the spectacular Chyulu Hills in SE Kenya, halfway between the Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks.
It has ten very spacious honeymoon suites that retain the essential feeling of an outstanding African bush lodge. The extensive range of activities available at Ol Donyo Lodge is an undoubted draw. Mountain biking, horseback riding, game drives will make you feel like you are in paradise.
There you go, so if you are looking for safari lodges, a beach holiday, family holidays these are some of the unique places you can go for your honeymoon in Kenya. Even if it’s a safari and beach honeymoon, you will be thrilled if you were to enquire about this itinerary now. And good luck on your honeymoon in Kenya.