This Kenyan honeymoon is ideal for those who want to experience both the beach and the rich culture and animals of the country. Begin your journey in Nairobi, where you may interact with adorable newborn giraffes and elephants. Later, take an open-top Landcruiser to a national park near the Tanzanian border to see the “Big Five.” Spend your final three days relaxing on a stunning white sand beach, not far from pristine jungles and monkey havens.
- Airport transfers
- Park fees/charges
- Pick and drop services
- Drinking water during the safari/tour
- Outdoor activities (as per the itenerary)
- Accommodation (as per the itenerary)
- A professional driver/guide
- Transportation; 4*4 Jeep, Van, or by air (as per the itenerary)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Meals; full board or half-board (as per the itenerary)
- ** Any other inclusion as indicated in the itenerary
- Insurance (where applicable)
- International flights charges and fares
- Tips and gifts to service providers
- Any personal item that you may need during the tour
- Additional government imposed taxes and/or park fees
- Drinks and meals outside the tour package
- Visa charges
- Additional accommodation (as you may choose)
- Any other charges that may arise in due time
You've arrived in Nairobi, Kenya! There will be a private car waiting to take you from the busy Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to your hotel in the vibrant Kenyan capital. Relax in your hotel for a while.
If you'll be in town during the day, you should definitely take in some of the city's best attractions. In terms of cultural significance, this East African metropolis of over six million people is second only to Nairobi. Things to do in Nairobi include shopping at the city's flea markets and farmers' markets, viewing exotic animals at Nairobi National Park, and learning about Kenya's rich history and culture at the spectacular Nairobi National Museum.
Try to locate coffee shops that use locally roasted beans when you are out and about. Get a reservation at a cozy eatery serving traditional Kenyan cuisine by requesting it through your hotel.
A local guide will lead a full-day Nairobi tour today. After breakfast at your accommodation, you'll visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage outside the city. When their mothers die, the operation rescues orphaned elephants from poachers and returns them to the bush when they're old enough. Here, you can adopt one for $50 and return afterwards.
The Giraffe Centre, which offers a hands-on giraffe contact and education about giraffe conservation, notably the endangered Rothschild's giraffe, is next. Learn about the center's conservation successes while feeding these gentle animals. If time permits, walk the Gogo River Bird Sanctuary's route.
Your guide will take you to a community school or orphanage in the afternoon to teach Zumba, read to youngsters, or play on the playground. Location will determine plans. After the tour, relax at your hotel.
After an early breakfast, drive to Tsavo West National Park (175 miles/281 kilometers). After lunch, you'll safari in an open-top Landcruiser.
Tsavo West National Park is mountainous and wetter than the east. The park has lakes, hot springs, marshes, birdlife, and large creatures such black rhinos, Cape buffaloes, elephants, leopards, hippos, and Maasai lions. Bushbabies, hartebeest, lesser kudu, and Maasai giraffes are common. The park's nearby Taita Hills Sanctuary houses African leopards, Maasai lions, Tanzanian cheetahs, Maasai giraffes, zebras, hartebeests, impalas, waterbucks, Thomson's gazelles, and dik-diks.
After the safari, check into your hotel. Choices include;
- Sarova Lodge. The 28,000-acre Taita Hills Game Sanctuary, overlooking a waterhole and the Tsavo West plains, is home to this magnificent safari retreat. You may watch animals feed and drink from a stilt house above a watering hole and grassland. The lodge has 96 elegant oval-shaped rooms with flush toilets and hot and cold showers.
- LionsBluff Lodge. This private lodge overlooks an old elephant migratory route and the Lumo Community Sanctuary and Tsavo environment toward Mt. Kilimanjaro beyond the park. Safari tents and two-bedroom Tsavo-red cottages are three-room options. The property provides night drives and walking safaris.
After a morning wildlife drive, you'll drive to Diani Beach (147 miles/237 kilometers) on Kenya's turquoise coast. You'll relax, swim in the Indian Ocean, ride camels, and visit holy woods, coral mosques, and monkey sanctuaries over the next few days.
Diani Beach has several lodgings for all types of guests. Examples:
- Indian Ocean Beach Club. This mid-range resort has 29 acres of grounds and a pristine sandy beach bordered by old baobab trees and palms. Arabian decor and artifacts from the Sultans of Zanzibar decorate the interior. The property has three plunge pools and a big pool with Indian Ocean views. Sailing, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, volleyball, croquet, boogie boarding, and birdwatching are all available.
- Kinondo Kwetu. This 16-acre luxury resort south of Diani is surrounded by rugged cliffs, holy forests, and sacred territory on a calm private beach. Canoeing, snorkeling, PADI-diving lessons (one per guest), tennis, an excursion to Kinondo Kwetu Community Works in Kinondo village, laundry, a sauna, and yoga equipment are included.
- The Sands and Nomad. This 26-acre property is amid a pristine indigenous coastal forest with unobstructed access to Kenya's most pure silver sand and azure water. Swahili architecture, Italian interiors, and Arabic antiques are stylish. Many beach houses and suites have private jacuzzis, panoramic patios, and huge sitting areas.
Finally, our stay in Kenya has come to an end. Soak up the sun one more time on the beach before you head to the airport for your trip back to Nairobi. Get on the flight that will take you home or to your next stop. Get there unscathed!