Your honeymoon is really the true definition of a once-in-a-lifetime holiday – or at least it’s supposed to be! This holiday is one that gives you the chance to push the boat out a bit, spend a bit more money than usual and do something different for a change. It also has to suit two people who may have widely differing tastes but combining two different places or elements can solve this problem – and the perfect combination is a safari and beach holiday. You may be looking for somewhere truly romantic and intimate or you may be looking for somewhere with a lot of exciting activities available such as water sports. Combining a safari with a beach stay can give you all of these in one holiday.
A safari is a great idea for a honeymoon. Many of our camps and lodges are incredibly romantic. You can spend your nights in a luxury tented camp in the Masai Mara or Amboseli National Parks, your tent decorated in luxurious linens and candlelight. Or perhaps a suite in one of our beautiful safari lodges where you can watch the sunrise over Mount Kenya. Many of the lodges and camps offer wonderful menus and fine dining can be had in the middle of the African bush. You can spend the evenings sitting by the fire looking at the African stars or perhaps enjoying a sundowner cocktail from the privacy of your own deck while you watch the local wildlife at the watering hole.
Days are spent doing game drives in the early morning and evening where you will get a chance to see and soak up the stunningly beautiful scenery and be amused and fascinated by the wildlife. See if you can spot the Big Five while you are in Kenya and also keep an eye out for the more elusive leopard or the lurking crocodile. Another wonderful game viewing option in the Masai Mara is to book a balloon flight. You sail over the African bush silently in a hot air balloon giving you a wonderful perspective on the game below you before landing and enjoying a champagne breakfast. Hard to beat on a honeymoon!
From there it is an easy hop skip and a jump to the beautiful Indian Ocean where you can combine a safari holiday with a luxury beach resort on the Mombasa coast or on the very romantic island of Zanzibar. There is a huge range of accommodation from small boutique hotels to large luxury all inclusive resorts and everything in between. For the romantic there are sailing cruises on a traditional Arabic sailboat called a dhow or perhaps just lazing about on beautiful white sandy beaches and swimming in the warm turquoise waters. For the more active you can go scuba diving, sailing, deep sea fishing, water skiing and much much more. A safari and beach holiday really is a unbeatable honeymoon for anyone.