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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The following are companies we would recommend...
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!
Safari tours are a magical way to celebrate your honeymoon in style, and Migration Safaris have been creating these blissful memories for years all over Africa. The company retains much if its flexibility, so whether you’d prefer to be meeting the Maasai Mara tribe in Kenya, watching lions in South Africa or drifting down the Zambezi river with a martini in one hand - Migration Safaris have got it covered!
Established in 1997, Rainbow Tours is a UK based company that is very popular with newlyweds as they specialise in tours to Africa and Latin America. They can arrange every aspect of the honeymoon from relaxing beach breaks to amazing safaris. Although if you prefer a more bespoke and personal service, they are happy to tailor your trip to suit you - so each honeymoon feels unique and extra special.