Not only is it the premier African safari destination, a honeymoon in Kenya is unparalleled. With wild game experiences in its iconic parks, the Masai Mara with its vast rolling grassland, Amboseli’s regal elephant herds, and the dramatic vistas of the Great Rift Valley, you will have memories to last a lifetime. Peak safari time is the mid-year wildebeest migration – an unforgettable sight as millions of animals make an epic journey across the land seeking fresh pastures.
Kenya is the perfect honeymoon destination if you’re thinking about a safari honeymoon. This is the land of the big cats, rhinos, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos, cheetahs – all sprawled out along the enormous savannahs rolling into the sun-tinged distance. The abundant wildlife is only one part of this amazing country, don’t forget about the world class beaches, stunning landscapes, proud peoples, as well as their drive towards conservation and preserving this inimitable country.
About the wildlife:
Home to the Nyiri Desert, Amboseli National Park and Lake Amboseli, Kenya is home to some of the most protected wildlife in the world, and since the 1970s, their conservation story has been a roaring success and a model for other African nations to aspire towards.
About the climate:
January – March: If you want a honeymoon filled with adventure, then Kenya is the place for you! A great time to visit is during January, February or March, when the weather is sunny, and just before the high rainfall that takes place in the month of May. Temperatures during these months often peak at over 30 degrees celsius, and rarely fall below 24. If you want guaranteed sun whilst you explore this breathtaking country, we highly recommend these months.
July – October: For couples planning to visit Kenya during July, August, September or October, this is a fantastic time to take a trip if you want to explore the country and observe the wildlife. With consistently low rainfall and relatively high temperatures that peak at around 28 degrees, you won’t be disappointed with everything Kenya has to offer.
About the culture:
The Maasai, the Samburu, the Turkana, Swahili, the Kikuyu tribes are all intrinsic to Kenya’s national identity as they preserve the ancient traditions of their ancestors in the face of creeping globalisation. They are proud people, and justifiably so, as they battle some of the harshest farming conditions on Earth in order to grow and continue to prosper. Getting to know these people first hand could become one of the highlights of your honeymoon, as you will most likely be enchanted by their humility and grace.
What we love:
The safari tours will take your breath away as you marvel at the majesty and beauty of a pack of lions or a herd of elephants.
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Kenya has always epitomised everything that is Africa, from the diversity of its landscape to the warmth of its people. The home of the first real wildlife holidays, more people choose Kenya for a safari honeymoon than any other country in Africa. Safari experts Aardvark works with a fantastic range of safari lodges and camps in beautifully romantic locations, including the Masai Mara, Mt Kenya, the Rift Valley Lakes and the plains below Kilimanjaro.
For couples looking for a honeymoon full of sun and beaches, Turquoise holidays is a great choice for you. With a range of destinations to choose from and staff with specialist knowledge, get inspired by everything Turquoise has to offer you. Talk to the consultants who will help you plan the honeymoon of your dreams. From their exclusive 'bride stays free' offers to honeymoon gifts when you arrive back home from your trips, you will not be disappointed with Turquoise's amazing deals!
African Horizons offers many safaris with a variety of locations, accommodation and transport in Kenya, the ideal safari location! Explore enchanting national parks such as Amboseli or Masai Mara National Reserve and experience some of Kenya’s most famous and diverse wilderness areas filled with stunning safari wildlife, including the ‘Big Five’. You can nip into Tanzania to easily expand your safari experience or travel to the south coast for a blend of bush and beach! Whether you travel by road or plane, stay in traditional safari lodges or luxury tented camps, you can find your perfect adventure with African Horizons!
Kenya is timeless Africa – and we know it like the back of our hands. You’ll see the Big Five via game drives, hot-air-balloon, horse and camel riding and helicopter safaris. Let Bailey Robinson arrange the extras that will make your honeymoon truly unforgettable. Our game drives come with knowledgeable guides who know the best spots to see game. Want to see a particular species? We know where. Like an audience with tribespeople Maasai, Samburu, or Kikuyu? We’ll make this magical event happen.