Our 12-day Kenya Honeymoon safari you will explore the wildlife in Loisaba Conservancy and the Maasai Mara, followed by some well-earned relaxation on the beautiful Diani Beach. Being one of Africa's greatest wildlife reserves with spectacular game viewing year round, the Maasai Mara National Reserve will give you a rich wildlife experience in Kenya. This honeymoon will give you the chance to spend quality time together in intimate luxury camps and resorts.
After the African wildlife experiences, spend time on stunning beaches either relaxing or venturing out for water activities.Tweet
Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met and transferred to Hemingways Nairobi. You will stay here for one night before adventuring into the wild tomorrow on the first full day of your safari honeymoon.
In the morning we will take an internal flight from Wilson Airport to Loisaba. We will then transfer you from the airstrip to Loisaba Tented Camp taking in some game viewing en route.
Loisaba is renowned for containing species rarely found elsewhere in Kenya, as well as its giant igneous outcrops, called ‘inselbergs’. During your stay here, you will also have the opportunity to meet the colourful, local Samburu people, who make up one of the most famous pastoral tribes in Kenya.
Take your first journey out into the wilderness with a trained guide. In the evening you can bask in the warmth of your fireplace as you look out over the vast landscape from your luxury suite high on the hill top.
Loisaba Tented Camp is located in the Loisaba Conservancy, a beautiful 56,000-acre private wilderness area and working ranch in Laikipia with abundant wildlife. Perched on the edge of an escarpment, the camp has breathtaking and unhindered views across Laikipia’s mottled landscape all the way to Mount Kenya. Loisaba has an African-themed sophistication and style – its six spacious and airy tents are custom-built with large floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, high ceilings and polished wood floors.
Adorned in chic Africana furniture with a modern European twist, each en-suite tent has an inside lounge area and veranda sitting area. Trek through the bush with camels, mountain bike down the escarpment, raft, ride on horseback or drive through the wild canyons of the two great rivers that span the vast property.
In the evening enjoy a starlit dinner under the African sky with your loved one.
Loisaba is located in Northern Kenya. We will be looking for five rare and endemic animals to this ecosystem. They are the Gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe, greater kudu, the Grevy’s zebra, and the the Somali ostrich. The Conservancy has an abundance of other rare species, such as the leopard, striped hyena, the civet cat and African wild dog. Community rangers patrol the conservancy to ensure the protection of these important and beautiful creatures.
Shared sundowners are called for in the evening, perhaps after a night time drive with a guide.
On day 5 of the honeymoon we transfer you from Loisaba to the Maasai Mara via light aircraft. We will transfer you to your next accommodation with more game viewing on the private drive there.
Spend three days exploring the Mara with morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Maasai Mara is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves. Acacia dotted plains, tree-lined rivers and woodlands are abundant with wildlife and an array of birdlife. Game viewing is spectacular year round; you may see a pride of lions stalking their prey, observe a herd of elephant and their fascinating social structure, or see pods of hippo wallowing in the rivers.
The Mara plays host to one of the natural wonders of nature – The Great Wildebeest Migration. An estimated two million animals migrate in a year-round pattern through Tanzania and Kenya, following the rain. Around July/August each year, huge herds of wildebeest and zebra begin making dramatic river crossings and the grasslands of the Mara are covered by a mass of moving wildebeest as far as the eye can see, offering easy opportunity for crocodile and predators that are never far away.
Day 7 is another day of exploring the Maasai Mara National Reserve with your guide. Whatever the time of year, all visitors to the Mara are rewarded with exceptional game viewing, and if you are a fan of the big cats, you will definitely not be disappointed. We will also visit the bank of the Mara River, a prime spot for hippo and crocodile and some beautiful birdlife.
After lunch in Maasai Mara we will transfer by air to Ukunda where you will be taken to the next destination for three full days of rest and relaxation by the Indian Ocean.
There are many things to do and see in and around Diani Beach. Today is for relaxing and some gentle snorkelling in the nearby coral reef – time to unwind after the thrill of game viewing activities in the Maasai Mara.
Venture out for some water activities; why not learn a new water sport or simply sunbathe on the beach next to your new spouse.
If you feel like getting out and about the Diani Beach area is plentiful with attractions to visit such as Colobus Conservation Centre, Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest, or there are numerous adrenaline sports to participate in.
Spend your final night enjoying dinner next to the Indian Ocean, reflecting on the incredible experiences you have shared together.
After lunch we will transfer you to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to Nairobi. On arrival, you will be transferred to your Nairobi hotel or the international airport for your journey home.
Built in a splendid safari tradition dating back to 1919, this camp evokes the golden age and splendour of luxurious travel.
Located on a 200,000 acre private concession on the Maasai Mara, with exclusive game viewing rights, the camp offers unparalleled access to African wildlife. Six individually designed tents reflect the style of the twenties, with an eclectic mix of Cottar family heirlooms, safari antiques and custom-made pieces. Rooms also have private en-suite dressing rooms and bathrooms.
The Cottars are renowned and award winning safari guides, with a genuine and infectious passion for the wilderness. ‘A safari in Africa is one of life’s great pleasures’, says Calvin Cottar. ‘Our aim is to keep the essence of safari alive and to evoke the smell and atmosphere of the heyday of the early hunters and explorers’. Cottar’s certainly achieves this.
Hemingways Nairobi is just 40 minutes from the international airport, and is the very last word in opulence and detailed in-depth service.
Hemingways is truly a magnificent place to begin your Kenya safari. The 80 square metre bedrooms face the iconic Ngong Hills, and each has a personal butler and a private balcony. The extensive grounds further add to the hotel’s charm and ensure it sets the new standard for luxury accommodation in Nairobi.
Hemingways aspires to be the first Michelin starred location on the continent, outside of South Africa. With superb nouveau cuisine, cutting edge food preparation methods and the very finest ingredients, it looks well on its way achieving its goal. there are a number of ways to sample the delights of the kitchen, including the hotel’s increasingly famous champagne afternoon teas.
Perched on the edge of an escarpment, Loisaba Tented Camp is offers unfettered views across northern Kenya’s wild landscape all the way to Mt Kenya.
All accommodations and main areas enjoy breathtaking views over an expansive panorama. African-themed sophistication and style is the hallmark of the camp. Spacious, light-filled tents are custom-built with large floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings and polished wood floors. The main areas of the camp include a large open dining area, open lounge and bar, a large wooden decking area for outside dining, and one of Africa’s most stunning infinity pools. With just 6 rooms, this surely is one of Africa’s most alluring properties.
Recently purchased by The Nature Conservancy and partnered with Space For Giants elephant foundation, Loisaba Conservancy, a functioning ranch, is a success story of conservation. Home to elephant, a healthy population of lion, the rare wild dog and an abundance of other species, Loisaba is a prime example of successful collaboration between conservation, communities, ranching and tourism. Clients can enjoy this gorgeous area in a variety of ways, including by vehicle, on foot, on horseback or by camel.
White sandy beaches and cool cocktails await you at Afrochic Diani on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Located on the stunning turtle-dotted Diani Beach in the south east of Kenya, this resort is a tropical paradise in which to relax and luxuriate. Comprising only ten cottages, en suite bathroom, balcony and sun loungers. Friendly and attentive staff are on hand to provide those little but special details that have become synonymous with this stunning property.
It won’t be long before the ocean front draws you in from your private veranda and there are a range of options to keep you entertained in the water; a coral reef abundant with sea life is only 700m from the beach, which you can explore either snorkelling or deep sea diving (the latter for an additional charge). As well as this you can try out kite surfing and wind surfing also at an additional cost.