The Best Luxury Honeymoon Destinations in Kenya

Celebrate the beginning of your new adventure with an unforgettable luxury honeymoon in Kenya, one of Africa’s most vibrant and picturesque countries.

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With its outstanding natural beauty, sprawling savannahs and incredible variety of wildlife, Kenya is a dream destination for adventurous newlyweds. Whether you wish to spend your honeymoon in Kenya  marveling at magnificent wild animals on safari or sunbathing on the glittering shores of the Indian Ocean, we’ll help you create the perfect itinerary.

We can offer the finest accommodation options, the best tours and experiences or helpful recommendations of things to do. rest assured our travel specialists have everything you need to make your Kenyan honeymoon a customized experience.

Why Plan a Luxury Honeymoon in Kenya?

Its sweeping landscapes and glistening coastlines cement Kenya as one of Africa’s most picturesque countries, home to some vibrant wildlife and diverse cultures. From the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya and the wide-open plains of the Maasai Mara to the white beaches of Watamu, the landscapes of Kenya are as varied as they are beautiful.

And the honeymoon destinations in Kenya are in equal parts stunning and exciting. Looking to relax by the beach? Wake up to the soothing sound of the lapping Indian Ocean, with soft rays of sunlight wafting past swaying palm leaves, throwing long shadows onto the floor of your seafront villa. Or, when the sun sets, spend your evenings gazing across the majesty of the African savannah as long, cloudless days melt into cool, tranquil nights.

We have guides on the ground who can offer unique experiences at Kenya’s most popular destinations. Our travel experts have spent time in this beautiful country and have got to know all its hidden gems, so why not check out our best places to visit and things to do? We want to help make your honeymoon in Kenya unforgettable. 

For example, Africa Travel Specialist Meg Shepro shares how a Kenyan honeymoon with Scott Dunn is curated to deliver the very best experiences that Africa has to offer:

“The charm and intimacy that our authentic tented camps in Kenya provide will have honeymooners swooning. Your time in Kenya will be designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters, adventurous activities from hiking to horseback riding, and the nights to spoil you with the romance of Africa.”

When Is the Best Time to Go on a Honeymoon in Kenya?

The best time to visit Kenya depends entirely on how you’d like to spend your stay. Thanks to its diverse climate and topography, the weather is often dynamic, with each region experiencing differing conditions over the year. However, with defined wet and dry periods, Kenya’s seasons are fairly easy to remember, and each offers a unique experience.

Generally, the best time to book your honeymoon is during Kenya’s dry season, between June and October. During these months, you can hope to enjoy bright and dry weather that's ideal for those wishing to spend their honeymoon in Kenya on a safari or simply taking in the African sun.

Interested in witnessing landscapes rejuvenated by rain, flowering into a lush green paradise, or admiring exotic birds during their most active period? A honeymoon during Kenya’s rainy season may be the ideal time of year for you and your partner's shared adventure. Visits between March and May or November and December also attract fewer tourists, providing a more personal experience. 

Whenever you choose to enjoy your dream honeymoon in Kenya, you can count on Scott Dunn to help you craft an experience that's tailored to you.

The Best Safari Honeymoon Destinations in Kenya

Few countries are as renowned for their sheer wealth and variety of wildlife. A Kenya safari honeymoon offers the chance to see vast sunlit savannahs or sprawling National Parks and Reserves. These are teeming with exotic wildlife, including elephants, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, and plenty more, and are one of the most exciting ways you can celebrate your newly made bond.

And for a little inspiration, here are our recommendations for some of the best destinations for a safari honeymoon in Kenya:

The Maasai Mara

Three cheetahs and safari jeeps in the background

The world-famous nature reserve of Maasai Mara, located in the southwestern plains of the Kenyan savannah, is renowned for being one of the best locations on the continent for wildlife experiences. With close to 90 species of mammals, including lions, elephants, rhinos, and many more, the number of animals that call the Maasai Mara home is astounding. In perhaps the most spectacular migration in the animal kingdom, the plains of Maasai Mara Nature Reserve also set the stage for Africa’s annual wildebeest migration, between July and October. A visit to the Maasai Mara is perfect for those hoping to spend their safari honeymoon reveling in Kenya’s breathtaking variety of animal and bird life, whether on foot or on an exhilarating hot air balloon ride.

Amboseli National Park

A herd of elephants walking

Situated near the Tanzanian border in the south, the vast Amboseli National Park covers an area of 151 square miles and is one of the best Kenya Safari honeymoon destinations. Alongside its wealth of animal life and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, Amboseli is home to over 400 species of bird, making it a paradise for keen bird watchers. You can spend your visit sleeping under the stars at the secluded Ol Donyo Lodge, on cultural visits to the nearby Maasai communities; Amboseli National Park offers visitors a uniquely unforgettable safari experience.

Samburu National Reserve

Elephants at the watering hole

Running along the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River in northern Kenya is the distinctly beautiful Samburu National Reserve. Covering an area of 64 square miles, this national reserve is characterized by its rugged terrain and rocky hills. It's populated by an abundance of rare and endangered species, including the Somali Ostrich, the Grevy's Zebra, and the reticulated giraffe. How you choose to explore Samburu is entirely up to you. Gaze across the reserve from the back of a 4x4, soar across the Ewaso Ng’iro River on a helicopter safari, or visit nearby villages to learn more about the local culture. For those interested in experiencing an authentic taste of life in Africa, Samburu is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Kenya.


A cheetah and cub on a rock

From the foothills of Mount Kenya to the shores of Lake Baringo, the Laikipia Plateau sits on the edge of Kenya's Northern Frontier. Made up of a patchwork of privately owned ranches, conservation zones, and farms, Laikipia plays an important role in the preservation of endangered wildlife, hosting more threatened species than anywhere else in east Africa. Spend your days exploring the bush with an experienced guide on exciting horseback safaris or lion tracking through the savannah. A visit to Laikipia during your Kenya safari honeymoon will truly be one to remember for a lifetime.

Northern Kenya

A single giraffe in the grasslands

Famous for its rich natural beauty, Northern Kenya contains a diverse range of breathtakingly beautiful locations, particularly its Great Rift Valley, snaking from the Middle East all the way to Mozambique. Perfect for safari honeymoons, enjoy exploring the selection of national parks and wildlife reserves that sit within Northern Kenya’s expansive borders. The area is also known for the rich heritage of its people, who practice a traditional way of life in harmony with their natural environment.

The Best Beach Destinations for a Honeymoon in Kenya and the Seychelles

For newlyweds looking to spend their honeymoon in Kenya lounging on Watamu’s white sands, gazing out over Diani’s sparkling shores, or traversing across the mangroves lining the pristine town of Lamu, the beaches in Kenya and the Seychelles are among the finest on the continent. Lay back and relax or seek something more exhilarating. We can offer something for everyone, and here are the best beach destinations for a Kenya and Seychelles honeymoon:

Diani Beach

A sunset over Diani beach

Stretching 10 miles along the southern coast of Kenya are the sparkling powder-like sands and turquoise waters of Diani Beach. Thanks to its picturesque setting and inviting atmosphere, Diani has been repeatedly voted as Africa’s leading beach destination, particularly among honeymooning couples. Enjoy snorkeling in the warm Indian Ocean, dine on exceptional local cuisine, or stay in some of Kenya’s best luxury resorts – like the exquisite Alfajiri Garden Villa. Diani Beach is truly second to none for couples seeking an idyllic location to spend their Kenya honeymoon in sheer bliss.

Our Travel Specialist Meg recommends making Diani the finale of your stay:

“If you want to finish on an idyllic, white-sand beach but still have the African mainland charm, Diani will tick all your boxes. The small boutique hotels and lodges have a true home away from home feel to them, and your money will go further than any other beach destination in the region.”


Sunrise over Lamu beach

One of the oldest and best-preserved settlements in east Africa is the laid-back town of Lamu, situated on Kenya’s northern coast. Surrounded by towering palms and snaking mangrove forests, Lamu has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its rich cultural roots and spectacular views. 

The town’s white-sand beach is perhaps the biggest draw of this rural community, where its winding coastline is hugged by the tranquil Indian Ocean. Visitors can enjoy the local cuisine and culture before jumping on a boat to explore Lamu Beach and hop around some of the islands surrounding the town. Perfect for those looking to take in the unreserved beauty of the African coast while enjoying a healthy dose of the local culture, Lamu is a dream location to visit during a honeymoon in Kenya. 


A rocky cliffside and clear ocean water

If we could recommend anywhere in east Africa to best celebrate, we would suggest a honeymoon visiting Kenya and the Seychelles. The latter is an archipelago of 115 idyllic islands scattered 1,000 miles off Kenya’s coast. It's renowned for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and laid-back atmosphere. The islands offer a wealth of things to do and you can spend your days embarking on island-hopping tours, enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the islands on exciting helicopter flyovers, or lounging back in some of the finest accommodation options. Travelers visiting between October and November also have the chance to experience the turtle hatching season at Denis Island, which is an unforgettable way to end your honeymoon.

Having spent time in the picturesque Seychelles, our Travel Specialist Meg shares her thoughts and offers advice on what to enjoy during your stay: 

“Seychelles is probably one of the most beautiful, pristine beach destinations in the world. It's the perfect blend of nature and relaxation, as you can spend your days on the beach or diving, snorkeling, hiking, or island hopping. It's perfectly combined with a safari in Kenya with direct flights between Nairobi and Mahe.” 


People sailing a small boat on the shore

With its warm waters, sun-kissed beaches, and coral reefs bursting with marine life, there’s no question that Watamu is one of Kenya’s most idyllic locations. The magnificent Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve, a protected area home to over 600 species of fish and coral, runs along the town's seafront. For newlyweds interested in exploring Kenya's rich underwater ecozystems, there are few places to snorkel more serenely. Head underneath the waves on diving expeditions or soar above them on exhilarating kitesurfing experiences; no beach honeymoon in Kenya is complete without visiting the wondrous Watamu.

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FAQs About Luxury Kenya Honeymoons

  • What are the best hotels for a honeymoon in Kenya?

    Your honeymoon to Kenya isn't just any old vacation. It needs to be special. And that's certainly what you get from our choice of hotels. We can offer private cottages, luxurious villas, breathtaking lodges, and tented camps to suit all manner of tastes. We have dozens for you to choose from, and you can build more than one type of accommodation into your itinerary. We're here to deliver a stay that ticks all your boxes, so please see our luxury Kenya hotels to get a feel for what you can expect when you book with Scott Dunn.

  • Do your Kenya honeymoons include guided tours?

    We have a number of tours for you to choose from, and you can benefit from the outstanding local expertise and knowledge that our guides will be only too happy to share. Our Ultimate Kenya safari honeymoon includes a stay at the world-famous Giraffe Manor, while our Epic Kenya itinerary means you'll be lucky enough to take in both the Laikipia Plateau and the seemingly endless plains of the Maasai Mara.

  • How long are your Kenya honeymoons?

    Our tour itineraries last for between eight and 12 nights, but the beauty of a Kenya honeymoon with Scott Dunn is that it's bespoke to you. We want you and your partner to enjoy a vacation that leaves you feeling exhilarated, relaxed, and ready for the next chapter in your lives. So, you can plan your trip for as long as you like – just let us know your wishes and we'll get started on putting it all together.

  • How do I plan the itinerary for my Kenya honeymoon?

    Whether seeking inspiration while crafting your perfect experience or you’d like to join us for a curated excursion of some of the country’s best locations, our travel experts will create your ideal honeymoon in Kenya. Does your dream trip include safaris through the savannahs or a tour across the best beach locations on the African coast? Planning can sometimes prove stressful, so leave that part up to us. Just tell us what you want and we'll start building the perfect itinerary for you both.

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