Derek & Colleen booked their honeymoon with Wayfairer years ago. Then Covid arrived, they welcomed a new baby to their family and finally, in 2022, they set off to Kenya to enjoy the safari of a lifetime!
“We were very happy to have had Wayfairer plan and organize our honeymoon. They worked with us through the pandemic and the birth of our daughter to reschedule and finally make this amazing trip happen. They chose amazing hosts and venues for our trip and this was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” – Derek Ersbek
Derek & Colleen on the equator in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Here’s where they went, where they stayed and what they got upto on their Kenya honeymoon…
When Derek & Colleen landed in Nairobi early in the morning they checked into The Boma Hotel for the night, then powered on through their jetlag and spent the afternoon exploring the city’s highlights, including a trip to the Giraffe Centre in Karen.
A happy resident at The Giraffe Centre
Feeding the giraffe at The Giraffe Centre
After a good night’s sleep they began the 4.5hr drive to Kenya’s highlands after breakfast, arriving at The Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages in Laikipia in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive which they concluded with a sundowner on the plains. In the shadow of Mt Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is an example of one of many award-winning conservation programs in East Africa.
Buffaloes enjoying a dip in the river below Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages
DAYS THREE & FOUR
Derek & Colleen spent their days game driving and seeing lions, elephants, buffalo and even cheetah. They also visited the Northern White Rhinos; the last two left in existence. Click here to read more about the incredible Northern White Rhino project that Ol Pejeta has undertaken. Their stay at Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages included a private vehicle, so they were completely on their own schedule and spent as much or as little time on safari as they liked.
An up-close Northern White Rhino encounter
Cheetah on Ol Pejeta Conservancy
They left Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages bound for the Masai Mara. Their light aircraft flight drifted over the iconic Mara plains before landing them at a dirt airstrip in the middle of the bush. They were picked up by their guide from Basecamp Eagle View, and checked in in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.
A pride of lions in the Masai Mara
Early in the morning, they left camp in the dark to take part in a famous Masai Mara event; a sunrise hot air balloon flight. As Derek and Colleen travelled at the end of July, in the middle of the great migration so from the air they saw the millions of migrating wildebeest spread across the open plains. They landed to a champagne breakfast and spent the rest of the day game driving and seeing lions, elephants, hippos and more. They even spotted a leopard!
Hot Air Ballooning in the Masai Mara
The great migration
A leopard in the Masai Mara
A baby elephant on safari
After a whirlwind Masai Mara safari the happy couple flew to Kenya’s white sand coast for some much-needed R&R. They spent a whole glorious week at Kinondo Kwetu, which is a little off the tourist trail and enjoyed the lodge’s easy going, barefoot luxury approach to beach life. They explored the coast, enjoyed a romantic dinner at Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant and when it cam time to fly home again they left with sun-kissed, salty skin and happy memories of their Kenya Honeymoon.
The best seat in the house on their light aircraft flight
A cheeky visitor at Kinondo Kwetu
Dinner at Ali Barbour's Cave
Low tide at Kinondo Kwetu
Kenya makes for an incredible honeymoon destination. It’s the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Planning your honeymoon? Get in touch with us and let’s create something perfect, just for you!