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Kenya is the home of the safari. And, thanks to Karen Blixen and Denys Finch Hatton, it is also the backdrop to one of popular culture’s most evocative romances. It perhaps comes as no surprise that Kenya draws honeymooners from the ranks of royalty and nature lovers alike.
A honeymoon in Kenya can be crafted around your every preference. Safaris will be led by local guides who are intimately acquainted with every inch of this land they are lucky enough to call home.
During dawn and dusk game drives you will seek out the iconic ‘Big Five’, and in the wilds of Samburu, you could have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to track endangered rhino on foot. On exciting guided bush walks, learn to track elusive wildlife under the expert guidance of your hosts. They’ll teach you to read every hoof and paw-print, as well as the various medicinal and culinary uses of plants spotted.
Pause for breakfast in the bush, resting under the shade of an acacia tree, or enjoy champagne service during a romantic sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara. In the evening, enjoy sundowners whilst taking in the spine-tingling singing of the Mara bushmen, who sing to soothe their cattle as they drink from wells.
As intrepid as Kenya is by day, by night, guests can relax in the discreet yet sumptuous luxury of Kenya’s spectacularly situated lodges. For the adventurous, a short stay in luxury camps can be arranged out in the bush, making it perfect for accessing those out-of-the-way places, deep in lion country.
Meanwhile, the jungle-fringed beaches of the east coast offer honeymooners the chance to combine a beach break with their safari. For those looking for an island escape, nearby Zanzibar provides the perfect pairing. Head straight for the ocean, or first lose yourself amidst the maze of Stone Town’s alleyways, taking in Arabian arches and intricately carved wooden doors.