Holiday in Kenya

AN EXAMPLE HONEYMOON IN KENYA

Explore adventurous Kenya for your once in a lifetime holiday. The below is just a taster, let us tailor make the perfect Kenyan honeymoon itinerary for you. Read on to find out more.

FLY INTO: Nairobi - Day 1

Nairobi is a buzzing metropolis of quirky eccentricities and a growing fashion, arts and cultural scene. The de facto first city of East Africa is a mosaic of vibrant cultures that is most certainly open to visitors. Explore the trendy Westlands area, full of hip restaurants and funky boutiques, venture to the leafy suburb of Karen for some colonial charm or tread the pavements of the CBD for some of the continent’s finest museums. This is one of Africa’s most dynamic and cool cities.

STAY: Karen Gables

Karen Gables delivers all the warmth and charm associated with its classic Cape Dutch facade – mornings on the veranda sipping coffee, delicious breakfasts with homemade breads and jams, evenings by the fire. With its prominent twin gables and broad porch, this boutique property is unmistakable. Situated in the upmarket suburb of Karen in southwest Nairobi, the hotel lies peacefully in its surrounding greenery, undisturbed by the traffic jams and chaos of other parts of the city.

VISIT: Laikipia - Day 2 to 5

At the far end of the eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, in the shadow of snow-capped Mt Kenya is the Laikipia Plateau. Laikipia isn’t just one reserve but a patchwork of private ranches, conservancies and farms covering arid plains, tangled grassy thickets and pulsing rivers. This area is home to some of the highest wildlife densities in the country as well as being a beacon for ground-breaking conservation projects. Combine this with some stunning private houses and camps and Laikipia is hard to beat.

STAY: Ol Malo Lodge

Ol Malo Lodge is a family-owned and -run Kenyan ranch of romantic clifftop cottages in a private conservation area in Kenya’s northern Laikipia Plateau region. This rugged landscape spans 5000 acres (2023 hectares) of hills and valleys overlooking Mount Kenya, and has been rehabilitated from overgrazed cattle farmland back to its original wild state. The lodge itself consists of four thatch-and-stone private cottages along an escarpment, with sweeping views across the valleys and mountains beyond. Ideal for a romantic getaway, Ol Malo also offers guests a unique opportunity to experience day-to-day life on a working Kenyan ranch.

Discover Masai Mara - Day 5 to 8

 Spanning an area of 1500 square kilometres in southwest Kenya, the famous Masai Mara needs little introduction. The reserve forms part of the Greater Serengeti savannah ecosystem, and is home to some of the best game viewing in the world. This is where antelope are chased by more predators than you could ever imagine, and where the wildebeest of the Great Migration plunge furiously across the Mara River in their annual trek. Whatever you wish to tick off your safari bucket-list, the Mara will certainly not disappoint.

STAY: Ngare Serian

Ngare Serian, a beautiful camp in the Mara North Conservancy  is camping with a difference. With perfectly understated and totally chic tents, views to die for and not a bucket shower in sight. Meaning ‘by the river’ in the local language, Ngare’s four tents hug the banks of the magnificent Mara River in a cosy and intimate setting, with a unforgettable 250ft rope walkway at the entrance. Step off the bridge and into another world of adventure, authenticity and charm…

Relax: Lamu - Day 8 to 13

 As part of the larger Lamu Archipelago, Lamu Island is tucked away at the northernmost point of Kenya’s unrivalled coastline. Probably one of Africa’s ultimate beach hideouts, the island is sultry and spicy, bohemian and charming and totally, magnificently contradictory. In Lamu Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Arabic, Omani and Portugese influences are everywhere. Snaking alleyways lined with donkeys, lead to extravagant mosques and ornate mahogany doors, perfect for getting lost in.


A short distance away you’ll find yourself at the raw, untouched beaches of Shela, and the lapping turquoise waves of the Indian Ocean, ideal for doing absolutely nothing.

STAY: Manda Bay Lodge

Manda Bay is a boutique hotel tucked away on northern shore of Manda Island in Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago. It’s a mix of adventure, relaxation & fine dining in a sandy paradise that manages to seamlessly blend rustic, barefoot island living with total luxury. The crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean are perfect for adrenaline addicts wanting to find their fins, (think water-skiing, kitesurfing, diving and fishing), whilst the golden beaches are equally alluring for those who just want to chill. The island can be reached by boat from Lamu Airport or you can make use of the island’s private airstrip for charter flights.