We’ve got the lowdown on some of the most incredible resorts around the world for your honeymoon, and in this post we want to take you to Kenya. Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime celebration, and we think experiencing both relaxation and excitement with a beach and safari combo is the perfect way to celebrate. When you’re not out on safari amongst the breathtaking wildlife, lounge at the pool or wind down with a cocktail whilst taking in the sunset amid the sound of the bush. Our ultimate wander-lust-inducing list of resorts offer a perfect combination of relaxation, culture and adventure. Take a look, we guarantee you’ll be itching to get out there.
For other honeymoon resorts in Africa, check out our post on the Top South African Honeymoon Resorts.
These hideaway villas come with all the luxury trimmings: ornate African decor, rustic touches like exposed wooden beams, impressive artifacts and gigantic windows to marvel at the views. Highlights include daily massages as well as a diverse selection of activities from top notch game drives and bird watching at the nearby Kisite Marine National Park to snorkeling, dolphin safaris, deep sea fishing. Privacy is of the utmost importance and private dining is a la carte, served al fresco in the dinning room or in your villa.
This place offers a breathtaking backdrop of pure wilderness, which adds that wow factor to this unique and unforgettable setting for a honeymoon. We love the amazing villa style rooms, especially the love shack, which offers dramatic views of teeming open plains and forested valleys. Your stay can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you desire. You can have wild walks followed by dinner served out in the bush by the most charming staff, or go on an exciting game drive with Maasai warrior guides for a wonderful elephant and big cat experience. If you like, opt for a private champagne dinner or a couple´s spa treatment and relish this special time with each other in this amazing haven of wildlife and culture.
Why not start your journey as newly weds by taking a holistic approach to health? Located on the stunning Msambweni beach, this place is a real hidden gem that offers the ultimate body and soul experience. Saruni Ocean helps you feel fantastic by offering gourmet local cuisine, amazing beauty treatments and massages, as well as yoga and meditation. You can also take advantage of quality activities such as snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, safaris and game drives to make your honeymoon unforgettable.
Mahali Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson’s 12-tented luxury safari camp in the Kenyan Bush. Mahali Mzuri has 12 luxury tented suites each with an extended terrace featuring incredible views over the rolling plains. There are stunning locations all around the camp where you can spend some quality time with your new life partner! You’ll also have a front row seat of Kenya’s famous animal migrations, but even if you don’t go during that time, there’s always abundant game you can see all year round. The camp is situated in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the wider Maasai Mara ecosystem. Highly experienced Maasi Guides will take you on twice daily drives through the Olare Motorogi Conservancy where you are likely to spot wildebeest, elephants, zebras, lions, leopards, and that´s just for starters!
Pinewood Beach Resort is a exceptionally romantic place to honeymoon: surrounded by a beautiful, unspoiled white sand beach and the warm blue waters of the Indian ocean, it is the very definition of beach haven. Dine beneath the canopy of a lush tropical forest, delighting in the delicious cuisine prepared using the best local ingredients. Get extra pampered by going for a suite which comes with your own personal chef to cater to your specific dietary needs and desires. The activities on offer such as jet ski safaris and diving make this a real honeymooners paradise.
Situated on the beautiful tropical shores of Diani Beach in the south of Mombasa, the charming Water Lovers Beach Resort has access to some of the most sensational turquoise waters in the world. The eight spacious suites and self-contained villa are classically decorated and feature verandas overlooking the ocean. In addition to the ocean, there´s a turtle-shaped infinity pool at the heart of this resort. Mediterranean cuisine is served al fresco so that you can enjoy the wonderful climate as you dine. The beach location is one of the highlights of staying here, and the resort offers a great selection of watersports to try your hand at. There’s a 18-hole golf course close to the resort, as well as the option to take part in safaris and excursions.
If you´re looking for a sun-soaked private beach getaway, the Manda Bay is just the place for you. Coupled with delicious fresh meals designed around the daily freshly caught seafood, local spices, fresh fruit and vegetables, this is a perfect getaway. With white sand between the toes, warm Indian Ocean water lapping at your ankles, refreshing sea breezes and candlelit dining under a canopy of stars, this is nothing short of a fantasy. Individual rooms are situated on the water´s edge with huge king-size beds, where you can wake to the gentle ebb and flow of the waves. Manda Bay has a casual, gentle atmosphere which can be supplemented with any number of activities: snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, water-sports and sunset walks on the dunes. The hosts are gracious and entertaining, nothing is too much trouble for them.
Definitely one for our couples looking for a culture-rich experience, Swahili Beach Resort is a 5 star luxury resort located in Diani, Kenya – an area that is a beautiful fusion of African, Indian, Arabian and Zanzibari influences. The resort was designed with state-of-the-art tech to ensure minimum ecological impact whilst delivering unparalleled comfort to its guests. Bask in this splendid, culturally rich location and take in everything from the art to architecture. For those seeking to de-stress after all the wedding planning, the room and suites are nothing less than a private haven, and the spa offers award winning treatments with a team of masseurs & beauticians on hand to relax your mind, body and soul.
Joy’s Camp is glamping at its best. The camp is an elegant oasis located on the site of Joy Adamson’s tented home in Shaba National Reserve. This is a dream come true for honeymooners searching for an authentic and remote wildlife experience combined with the comfort of a chic tented camp. Each of the ten sumptuous tents at Joy’s Camp are uniquely decorated with Boran/Somali cloth design and decorated with handmade glass and the vibrant fabrics from the local tribes. Each tent has its own private deck – ideal for relaxing and soaking up the serenely breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and large natural spring where elephants and lions jostle for watering rights with herds of buffalo and the very rare Beisa Oryx and Grevy’s Zebra. If discovering the Samburu-Buffalo Springs ecosystem in this 59,000 acre National Reserve and getting to meet the nomadic Boran peoples isn’t already tempting enough, how about lure of night game drives where you see even more animals than during the day?
These honeymoon resorts in this magical location are the perfect exciting and romantic start to a life of shared adventures. If it’s an unforgettable trip of a lifetime you are after, Kenya has everything you need.