Honeymoon in Kenya 2018: 9 Epic Destinations To Consider Visiting

1. Masai Mara Game Reserve

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Masai Mara is world famous, widely known for the famous Great Migration that occurs between Kenya and Tanzania where millions of animals that include wildebeests, zebras and Thomsons Gazelles migrate from Serengeti in Tanzania in search of food and water

The migration occurs between the months of July and October and even if you don’t get to witness it, the game reserve has lots of wild animals to see meaning you will not get bored at all.

Recommended Places to Lodge In: Keekorok Lodge, Governors Camp (luxury)

2. Lake Nakuru National Park

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Lake Nakuru, located within the Great Rift Valley is another epic destination to visit when on honeymoon in Kenya. The park is home to millions of flamingoes with over 450 species of birds. Other animals that are found here include Lions, leopards, warthogs, waterbucks, pythons and white rhinos.

Recommended Places to Stay: Merica Hotel, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

3. Amboseli National Park

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Amboseli National park is another well known place and is home to large herds of elephants plus other wild creatures including impala, eland, waterbuck,gazelle and more than 100 species of birds. The park also gives you the opportunity to see Mt Kenya.

Consider visiting this park while on honeymoon in Kenya.

Recommended Places to Stay in: Amboseli Serena Lodge, Tawi Lodge,

4. Lamu

By Erik (HASH) Hersman from Orlando

Lamu was declared A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old town of Lamu is recognised as THE oldest continually inhabited settlement with origins dating back to the 12th century.

A visit to this town allows you to soak in the island’s rich trading history that is reflected in the buildings and its narrow streets. The architecture of the buildings feature inspirations from the Arab world, Europe, and India.

You also get to witness intricately carved wooden doors, coral stone buildings, hidden courtyards, verandas, and rooftop patios. Its been said that when you visit this place is like stepping back in time.

Recommended Places to Stay in: Majlis Resort, Lamu Palace Hotel

5. Fort Jesus in Mombasa

By Mutisya Maingi

By Mutisya Maingi

Fort Jesus is located in Mombasa and was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. The fort is one of East African’s oldest European buildings that features approximately 2.5 metre (8 ft) thick stone walls.

This fort was build the Portuguese centuries ago and was indeed on of the focal point for many power struggles on the East African coast.

Much later, the fort became a prison used by the British and was eventually converted into a museum, which is now home to different historical and cultural artifacts that showcase the history of Mombasa and the regional culture.

Recommended Places to Stay in: Voyager Beach Resort, Sarova Whitesands Hotel

6. Malindi Town

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Malindi is a tourist town located 120km from Mombasa. It is a popular tourism town that is home to many people of Italian descent. The town is blessed with a rich heritage of cultural as well as historic attractions to see.

Some of these attractions include nature parks, Marafa-Hells Kitchen, Falconry of Kenya, Mida Creek, Marine National Park, Vasco da Gama Pillar, Gede Ruins, Takwa ruins, Watamu turtle watch and other amazing places.

Malindi has quite a number of world class resorts and hotels chief among them being Kilili Baharini (I’m biased 🙂 because this was a place i stayed during my honeymoon).

Where To Stay: Kilili Baharini, Driftwood Beach Club, Ocean Beach Resort & Spa

7. Diani Beach

By CT Cooper

Diani Beach has been voted as one of the top beach destinations in Africa by Trip Advisor. The beach is located about 30km (19 miles) from Mombasa city. Diani beach is about 10km long and its turquoise blue waters are crystal clear, warm and shallow.

Its white sands are popular with beach lovers and here people can relax and unwind or engage in activities such as kite boarding. Also surfers find this beach very attractive and on can also explore the coral reefs which are about 10 minutes by boat.

8. Giraffe Center

By Jorge Láscar from Australia

The Giraffe center is about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from Nairobi city center. Giraffe Center acts as a place for caring for different Rothschild giraffes whose main objective is to act as a breeding program to help restock national parks and aid the conservation of giraffe populations.

The main attaction of this place is the place where visitors are allowed to feed the giraffes from a raised platform.

9. Lake Bogoria

Lake Bogoria is a found in the Rift Valley in the Northern part of Kenya. The lake is famous not only for its pink flamingos but also for the geothermal activity in the form of hot springs and geysers that are located on the western shore. Lake Bogoria has the largest number of geysers in Africa.

Its said you can boil an egg in this hot waters but be careful not to burn yourself from the sprouting hot geysers. The 32 sq km lake is still volcanically active, and the Western shore is lined with spouting geysers, spurting steam and bubbling geothermal pools. Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife.
Where To Stay Here: Lake Bogoria Spa Resort

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