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Honeymoons in Kenya
Honeymoons in Kenya
Honeymoons in Kenya
Honeymoons in Kenya
Honeymoons in Kenya
Honeymoons in Kenya
Honeymoons in Kenya
Honeymoons in Kenya

Honeymoon in Kenya

Discover the best places for honeymoon in Kenya

A honeymoon in Kenya is full of possibility - sleep under the stars on the high plains of Laikipia, share an intimate candlelit dinner in the wilderness of the Mara or sunbathe and swim on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean. With a range of stunning landscapes and luxurious accommodations, Kenya is the perfect setting for a romantic, exclusive and unforgettable honeymoon!

The best time of year for a honeymoon to Kenya depends on where exactly you are planning on going. For safaris south of Nairobi including the Maasai Mara, anytime of year except April and May will be fine, whereas north of Nairobi, November is the month to avoid. There isn't really a specific wet or dry season at Kenya's coast, but it can be particularly rainy from April to June and in November.

Elephant Pepper Camp

An authentic tented safari camp, Elephant Pepper has a secluded, spacious and stylish honeymoon tent where you can enjoy private dining on the veranda and uninterrupted views over the plains of the Mara North Conservancy.

Elsa's Kopje

A luxurious lodge, with stunning views, Elsa’s Kopje offers a very romantic destination for your safari honeymoon to Kenya. The honeymoon suite is three-tiered with plenty of private space to relax. The lodge itself is incredibly stylish and opulent, and the service is great.


Kinondo Kwetu

A small, luxury boutique hotel, Kinondo Kwetu is a lovely choice for a Kenya honeymoon. It’s idyllic and remote setting and pristine beach hard to beat, and its attentive but discreet staff are sure to spoil you! A perfect, romantic setting for an unforgettable honeymoon.


Sirikoi

For an exclusive, romantic and luxurious safari camp focusing on attention to detail, Sirikoi is a great choice for a honeymoon in Kenya. With very stylish tents, excellent staff and delicious food, it’s a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains is an exceptionally luxurious yet unpretentious camp that will suit those who enjoy a down-to-earth atmosphere in very comfortable surroundings. The friendly and attentive service will spoil you, and the very private tents are lovely.


Elephant Pepper Camp

An authentic tented safari camp, Elephant Pepper has a secluded, spacious and stylish honeymoon tent where you can enjoy private dining on the veranda and uninterrupted views over the plains of the Mara North Conservancy.

Elsa's Kopje

A luxurious lodge, with stunning views, Elsa’s Kopje offers a very romantic destination for your safari honeymoon to Kenya. The honeymoon suite is three-tiered with plenty of private space to relax. The lodge itself is incredibly stylish and opulent, and the service is great.


Little Governors'

Little Governors’ Camp is a comfortable bush camp with a great location for a safari honeymoon in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Stay in Tent #17 – the most private tent furthest from the central area – which has wonderful views across the marsh.


Saruni Samburu

An intimate lodge with spectacular views, Saruni Samburu offers a remote setting for a romantic, relaxing safari. The honeymoon villa is luxurious and has its own private dining area. There’s also a spa and two refreshing swimming pools – bliss!


Sarara

A luxurious lodge with a natural aesthetic, totally in keeping with its surroundings, Sarara is a very special place for a honeymoon. The combination of unique activities, delicious meals and breathtaking views mean you are in for a memorable stay.


Victoria Falls Hotel

An outpost dating from the turn of the 19th century, the Victoria Falls Hotel has a gracious air and period-style furnishings, but also modern facilities and attentive service. Take a suite here for a very romantic few days as part of a honeymoon in Zimbabwe or the surrounding area.

Little Governors'

Little Governors’ Camp is a comfortable bush camp with a great location for a safari honeymoon in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Stay in Tent #17 – the most private tent furthest from the central area – which has wonderful views across the marsh.

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Where to see wildlife species in Africa

Maximise the chances of seeing your favourite African animals based on traveller sightings reports from the field.


Buffalo

Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

One of the ‘Big Five’, buffalo earned a fearsome reputation in hunters’ tales. By contrast, big herds of these sociable bovids are placid, but mount formidable defences against predators.

83% SUCCESS

1,112 sightings from 1,335 observations

Where to see buffalo in Africa

Cheetah

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

The cheetah is the fastest land animal and the only cat that hunts by pure speed. Found largely in open grasslands, its slim, elegant form is today an increasingly rare sight.

29% SUCCESS

418 sightings from 1,453 observations

Where to see cheetah in Africa

Elephant

Elephant

Loxodonta africana

By far the biggest of the so-called Big Five – indeed, the largest land animal on the planet – the elephant shapes the very landscape it inhabits and is a defining presence on any safari.

91% SUCCESS

1,590 sightings from 1,750 observations

Where to see elephant in Africa

Oryx

Oryx

Oryx sp.

Oryx are impressive antelopes, with a powerful physique and elegant markings set off by rapier-like horns. They cut a distinctive dash in some of Africa’s harshest landscapes.

70% SUCCESS

644 sightings from 924 observations

Where to see oryx in Africa

Gerenuk

Gerenuk

Litocranius walleri

With its slender frame and extraordinarily long neck, this unmistakable East African antelope resembles an attenuated impala and often stands on its back legs browse high shrubs.

76% SUCCESS

37 sightings from 49 observations

Where to see gerenuk in Africa

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis

The world’s tallest land mammal, giraffes are herbivores which have evolved many unique adaptations. Their iconic outlines tower above the bush in many of Africa’s wildlife areas.

83% SUCCESS

1,523 sightings from 1,833 observations

Where to see giraffe in Africa

Hippo

Hippo

Hippopotamus amphibius

The territorial calls of the hippo create a signature soundtrack to Africa’s rivers & wetlands. Despite an endearing smile, this aquatic herbivore has a notoriously aggressive disposition.

89% SUCCESS

1,168 sightings from 1,310 observations

Where to see hippo in Africa

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta

The spotted hyena may be thought of as ‘ugly’ and ‘cowardly’. In fact, this versatile and intelligent carnivore is one of Africa’s most fascinating and warrants attention on any safari.

50% SUCCESS

903 sightings from 1,799 observations

Where to see spotted hyena in Africa

Striped Hyena

Striped Hyena

Hyaena hyaena

The striped hyena is the most widespread of the world’s hyenas, but absent from southern Africa. A rarely-seen nocturnal scavenger, it is shyer and more solitary than its spotted cousin.

16% SUCCESS

55 sightings from 346 observations

Where to see striped hyena in Africa

Leopard

Leopard

Panthera pardus

The most numerous of Africa’s big cats, leopard occur across many habitats, from wild tracts to populated areas. Their grace and their elusive nature make them a unique safari drawcard.

45% SUCCESS

840 sightings from 1,873 observations

Where to see leopard in Africa

Lion

Lion

Panthera leo

Lions are at the top of the food chain and also most safari wish-lists, but with their numbers falling fast, any encounter with these majestic apex predators always feels like a privilege.

80% SUCCESS

1,314 sightings from 1,646 observations

Where to see lion in Africa

Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Diceros bicornis

The black rhino is the smaller and rarer of Africa’s two rhino species but has the more fearsome reputation. Shy and heavily persecuted, it tends to stick to cover.

29% SUCCESS

261 sightings from 899 observations

Where to see black rhino in Africa

White Rhino

White Rhino

Ceratotherium simum

The white rhino is the largest and most numerous of the world’s five rhinoceros species. They are larger, easier to see and generally more approachable than the black rhino.

43% SUCCESS

218 sightings from 508 observations

Where to see white rhino in Africa

Wild dog

Wild dog

Lycaon pictus

African wild dogs are among the continent’s most compelling animals. Much misunderstood, these rare, tie-dyed canids are amazingly efficient hunters with a fascinating social life.

31% SUCCESS

375 sightings from 1,214 observations

Where to see wild dog in Africa

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Connochaetes sp.

Superficially bovine in appearance, wildebeests are known for their spectacular migrations sometimes in huge numbers. These resilient animals are some of Africa’s most successful herbivores.

63% SUCCESS

1,058 sightings from 1,668 observations

Where to see wildebeest in Africa

Pangolin

Pangolin

Smutsia sp.

Pangolins appear to be more pine cone than animal in their unique armoury of scales. These nocturnal, ant-eating oddities are not only highly elusive but also increasingly rare.

2% SUCCESS

27 sightings from 1,487 observations

Where to see pangolin in Africa

Aardvark

Aardvark

Orycteropus afer

The aardvark is one of Africa’s most bizarre and enigmatic animals. A shy, nocturnal termite-eater, signs of its presence may be scattered about the bush whilst sightings remain elusive.

3% SUCCESS

43 sightings from 1,572 observations

Where to see aardvark in Africa

Eland

Eland

Taurotragus oryx

Africa’s largest antelope, eland are culturally important from prehistoric rock art to modern game farms. Though widespread, they are also shy so sightings are uncommon and often fleeting.

45% SUCCESS

613 sightings from 1,362 observations

Where to see eland in Africa

Zebra

Zebra

Equus sp.

The zebra is a quintessential African animal: the horse in stripy pyjamas at the end of every child’s A–Z. There are three species, of which the plains zebra is much the most common.

84% SUCCESS

1,724 sightings from 2,057 observations

Where to see zebra in Africa

Sable antelope

Sable antelope

Hippotragus niger

Perhaps Africa’s most beautiful antelope, sable are renowned for their combative nature, even holding off lions. Shy and restricted in range, sightings of sable are always special.

21% SUCCESS

198 sightings from 954 observations

Where to see sable antelope in Africa

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