Kenya is considered as among the world’s most popular safari destinations. Kenya is home to some luxurious safari lodges and hotels that encompass the ultimate safari getaway for honeymooners, safari enthusiasts, discerning travelers including both local and international celebrities.

Kenya is located in Eastern Africa with an array of both safari and beach destinations for any traveler looking adventure. With 23 National Parks and 28 National Reserves, Kenya has a lot of options to offer in terms of safari destinations. The country is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches, wildlife and amazing luxury resorts, hotels and lodges.

Here is my selection of the 10 best honeymoon safari destinations in Kenya. These destinations come at a price and it’s because luxury often comes at a price. Most of these resorts and lodges aim to please so please stick around for exclusive offers if you choose to book any of these establishments.

There is more information on my YouTube video that allows you to take a tour of each of these destinations. The destinations focus on lodges I would recommend you to stay. Think I missed any lodge? Share your favorite safari lodge in the comments below.

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10. NAIVASHA KONGONI LODGE

Situated in Naivasha, a large town located in Nakuru county about 3 hours away from Nairobi, in one of Kenya’s most popular getaway destinations due to its close proximity to Nairobi. Naivasha Kongoni Lodge introduces you to the wild at the heart of the great rift valley.

African heritage luxury of the 29 rooms divided into deluxe, executive and cottages welcomes visitors to this home away from home. The spacious rooms provide the much-needed space and privacy to relax and unwind. The interiors are decorated with a blend of rich colors.

Each deluxe suite comes equipped with a large lounge that offers the ultimate relaxation point, dinning. In-house entertainment through a flat screened television, a spacious two room suite, an en-suite bathroom and hot shower.The lodge offers an outdoor pool where guests can take leisurely swims. The resort offers privacy and intimacy in addition surrounded by lush green gardens and balcony views of Lake Naivasha, this makes it one of the best honeymoon safari destinations.

Hotel website: Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

9. FLAMINGO TENTED CAMP AT LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Flamingo Tented Camp is an intimate luxury tented camp in Lake Nakuru National Park, located right at the heart of the national park, giving pure luxury in the wild. With expansive views of the park from the pool side, you can relax and unwind by the pool as you watch wild animals grazing across the fence. Small and exclusive best describes these tented camps.

The whole establishment has a total of 25 luxury tents with calming safari themed interiors. The tents are ensuite with a shower and flush toilets and come equipped with poster beds each with mosquito nets, a private verandah and hot water showers.

8. KICHECHE CAMP AT OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

Kicheche camp is located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. This is the only conservancy you will see chimpanzees that are rescued from black market. At Ol Pejeta you will have amazing views of Mt. Kenya, the conservancy also lies on the equator.

A place with plenty of wildlife including leopards, cheetahs and large elephant numbers. Kicheche camp is a small luxurious and intimate camp with 8 intimate luxury tents located in the conservancy. At Kicheche you will experience premium at its best and they ensure that guests enjoy the full safari adventure with the well experienced guides.

The tented camps provide you with game viewing. Imagine waking up to seeing elephants walking past your tent, located in a prime location giving you sunrise views from Mt. Kenya. This camp offers premium service, comfort, privacy while experiencing nature in the wild.

Hotel website: Kicheche Camp

7. SERENA KILAGUNI AT TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK

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Tsavo West National Park located on the coastal side of Kenya covers a distance of 9,000 km. This park hosts some luxury safari lodges one of which is Serena Kilaguni Safari Lodge. The lodge offers you stunning views of Chyulu hills and in addition to this it overlooks a watering hole.

You know what this means? You will always have a chance to see animals at close range coming to look for water. Spectacular morning views of the sunrise and wild animals at the watering hole. With 56 rooms ranging from standard rooms, deluxe rooms to suites that have remarkably large living areas.

The lodge has a rock-built bar where you can watch wildlife as you relax with your drink. The lodge has a swimming pool, a spa offering massages and facials, a gift shop and a business center.

6.  SAROVA SHABA GAME LODGE AT SAROVA SHABA GAME RESERVE

Shaba Game reserve is located in Isiolo county one of the little visited areas of Kenya, largely unexplored with lots to offer in terms of bird life and wildlife. Shaba Game Reserve lies next to Samburu Game Reserve and Buffalo Springs Game reserve. The Ewaso Nyiro River flows through Shaba Game Reserve guaranteeing it plenty of wildlife. You will see Dik-diks, elephants, Grevy’s zebras, ostrich and the lion.

Sarova Shaba is located inside the reserve. The chalets are built on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. This lodge is the only luxury game lodge located in the reserve. The lodge has 80 chalet styled rooms, a fish pond and a swimming pool. The lodge has activities for children that include swimming at the pool and nature walks within the premises giving them a chance to take nature walks within the premises.

Lodge website: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

5. THE ELEPHANT BEDROOM AT SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

Set in Samburu Game Reserve the Elephant Bedroom Camp is perfectly located to give an unforgettable safari experience. There is rich array of wildlife at Samburu Game Reserve and this exclusive camp is at the center of it all. Elephant Bedroom Camp has 14 African themed rustic tents that offer the much-needed privacy.

So spacious that each tent has a pool on deck. Combining simplistic elegance and local craftsmanship with a profound appreciation of African themed décor the tents have views of the beautiful landscape with the magnificent Mount Kenya as a tranquil backdrop.

Hotel website: Elephant Bedroom Camp

4. ELSA’S KOPJE CAMP AT MERU NATIONAL PARK

Meru National Park is one of the rarely visited national parks and therefore one that is least explored. Meru National Park happens to be the setting for the book Born Free written by Joy Adamson. This book was about Joy’s life and her research on lions and cheetahs. Elsa’s Kopje Camp is named after the lioness that was adopted by Joy and George Adamson. The camp is built on a hill and each cottage has its own unique individuality to get the best of the amazing views on the hillside. 

Elsa’s Kopje camp has been instrumental in reviving the rarely visited national park through increasing visitor numbers. The uniquely designed and built camp make it an intimate and perfect private place for any romantic and secluded honeymoon destination. The best destination to have a honeymoon where couples can enjoy the wild, see wildlife in an intimate setting.

The camp had couples in mind when designing it as it has 3 exclusive honeymoon suites that overlook the plains of Meru National Park. Two of these suites have external baths. The third suite has three levels with one level that features a living room, bedroom, private deck and ensuite bathroom. The camp has standard cottages, a family cottage and a private house.

Hotel website: Elsa’s Kopje Camp

Image: Elsa’s Kopje Camp

3. THE ARK LODGE AT ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

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This rustic lodge is built in the shape of an Ark, depicting the Noah’s Ark in the Bible. This set up gives is a unique sense of style coupled by its location. The lodge is located at the heart of Aberdare National Park and in front of it is a watering hole with a salt lick a firm favorite of wild animals.

The Ark has decks three decks each deck having balconies and lounges with perfect viewing opportunities for wildlife. An innovative way to alert guests is a night guard who will buzz your room when unique wildlife happens to pass by. The Ark has all the best offerings in a safari lodge.

From sunset views of the Aberdare ranges, to bird watching opportunities, the lodge has it all. See wildlife in completely safe viewing holes. The lodge has a total of 60 rooms all spread across 3 decks. The rooms range from single, double, twin rooms and triple rooms that are ideal for larger groups and families.

2.  OLTUKAI LODGE AT AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

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Ol Tukai Lodge has pristine views of Mt. Kilimanjaro is set inside Amboseli National Park. Amboseli National Park is one of the more popular National Parks in Kenya. Its popularity is for good reason as the park has amazing views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, offers visitors opportunities to see thousands of elephant families and its close proximity to Nairobi. The 80 chalet style, African décor inspired roomed lodge offer stunning views of the plains, wildlife and the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro

1. ROYAL MARA AT MASAAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Located in Kenya’s most popular game reserve – The Masaai Mara Game Reserve, The Royal Mara’s location at Mara North conservancy gives it advantage because of the variety of wildlife located in this area. Masaai Mara is popular for providing visitors with one of the seven wonders of the world- the wildebeest migration, in addition to this a wide variety of wildlife can be seen while here.

Making it one of the best experiences a couple can have for a romantic safari getaway. The Royal Mara is an intimate lodge with 8 luxury and spacious suites located in front of Mara River. Each room comes equipped with flash toilets, luxury hot showers and basins

The Royal Mara has eight luxury, spacious, guest suites situated with river frontage which have flush toilets, bidets, twin basins, luxury showers, hot water, and electricity. Experience unique dining from having meals at the main lodge, the river lodge and the hippo bend lagoon.

Hotel website: The Royal Mara

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