Luxury Honeymoon Safari: Kenya
Visit the most remote and romantic safari camps in Kenya, plus a beach paradise, with this Luxury Honeymoon Safari package.
This Luxury Honeymoon Safari was planned for a couple from Boston looking for some romance for their honeymoon, but also a chance to interact with local tribes in Africa and, of course, the wildlife. We sent them to remote and intimate safari camps in Kenya to give them a private, romantic, and authentic bush experience.
They began their Luxury Honeymoon Safari at Joy’s Camp, a secluded boutique camp in Kenya’s Shaba National Reserve. They got their first sighting of African wildlife during a delicious lunch overlooking the camp’s natural spring, which is frequented by elephants, lions, and more. They relaxed in the hot afternoon and watched the sunset in a gorgeous, arid landscape before heading out on a night game drive to see the many nocturnal creatures that call this private reserve home. During the next 2 days at camp, they enjoyed more game drives and a cultural visit to a nomadic Borana village.
Next on their Luxury Honeymoon Safari, they spent a few days at the elegant and romantic Cottar’s Camp in the Maasai Mara. This camp, located on its own 6,000-acre private conservancy with only 10 tents, exudes a classic safari atmosphere and offers absolutely stunning views over the plains to the mountains beyond. During their 3-night stay, they enjoyed day and night game drives and intimate, awe-inspiring bush walks. Not only did they do wonderful wildlife spotting, but they also went into a local Maasai village to meet the wonderfully kind people and experience Africa’s famous hospitality.
Last on their Luxury Honeymoon Safari, they stayed 3 nights at Manda Bay, located on the tropical Lamu Archipelago. They spent their first afternoon lounging in their luxurious, thatched-roof cottage and enjoying exclusive views of the pristine beach. During their stay, they had a fun waterskiing adventure, took a motorboat to see ancient Takwa ruins, and went snorkeling in the colorful reef. They also enjoyed a romantic, delectable seafood dinner on the beach under the stars for a memorable end to their honeymoon.
At last, after this magical trip, they were transferred to the airport to begin their journey home.
Welcome to Nairobi! On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Wilson Airport for your short flight to the Shaba National Reserve. From here, you will be transferred to Joy’s Camp, where you can spend your first afternoon enjoying a wonderful lunch, followed by a game drive and a quick dip in the pool to beat the heat before dinner.
Day 2 – 3
Set out on game drives and see the wide variety of species that make this reserve their home, including ostriches, zebras, giraffes, lions, leopards, and large herds of elephants. If the nomadic tribes of the area are nearby during your visit, you may arrange a cultural visit to their traditional villages. Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing at the camp in the cool shade with a refreshing drink in hand, and enjoy excellent wildlife sightings from the large wooden viewing deck overlooking a natural spring. Your exclusive boutique camp allows you to experience an intimate connection with your surroundings, without another soul in sight.
Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airstrip for your flight to the Maasai Mara. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Cottar’s 1920 Camp, a romantic and elegant camp bordering the Serengeti. Spend your first afternoon here soaking up the tranquil location, or set out on your first exciting activity.
Cottar’s 1920 Camp
Day 5 – 6
Explore this world-renowned reserve on day and night game drives and bush walks. Enjoy sundowners at scenic locations and even enjoy a meal out in the wild. When you aren’t out adventuring, relax at the camp and cool off in the swimming pool, or treat yourself to a relaxing massage.
Cottar’s 1920 Camp
Transfer to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi, where your connecting flight to Lamu awaits. Upon arrival in Lamu, you will be met and transferred to Manda Bay for a late lunch and leisurely afternoon. After settling in, stretch out on a lounger and relax in the sun beneath the swaying palms.
Day 8 – 9
Enjoy the wide variety of activities on offer at this idyllic island, including windsurfing, water-skiing, scuba-diving, dhow sailing, and cultural visits to nearby villages. When you’re ready to relax, treat yourself to a revitalizing massage, or spend some quiet time in the secluded lounge area.
Enjoy breakfast and a last walk on the fine sand before transferring to meet your flight to Nairobi. Once in Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home.
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