Generally, Africa is a top choice for nature-loving romantics. Kenya especially has long been a choice destination for couples wanting to converge romance with spectacular safari experiences.
Kenya is a country where falling in love all over again is as easy as spotting a wildebeest. The rustic surroundings, soft-sand beaches, and azure waters make Kenya timeless for romantics. Coupled with the excitement of seeing the Big Five, the Great Wildebeest Migration and some of the world’s most exclusive and romantic secluded private wildlife conservancies, it’s no wonder that Kenya is a prime destination for bush and beach holidays.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, a day when lovers swoon over each other, several don the colour red and, a good number dread the day. While I agree that each day is a good day to appreciate our loved ones, I believe that we should take every opportunity to celebrate the special people in our lives. We have put together a list of places that are perfect for a romantic Valentine’s getaway as well as some fun activities you can do in Nairobi.
Sabuk Lodge, Laikipia Plateau
Sabuk Lodge is a remote and beautiful exclusive wilderness haven on the edge of the Northern Laikipia Plateau. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River, which cascades beneath the lodge all year round, Sabuk remains a favourite for romantics. It offers untouched wilderness and stunning views of the Laikipia plains towards Mount Kenya, as you enjoy a plethora of activities with your loved one such as horse riding, camelback excursions, romantic, candle-lit bush dinners and sundowners, bush walks, and game drives.
Elewana Tortilis Camp, Amboseli National Park
Amboseli, best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and its overwhelming number of elephants, in its park eco-system, hosts the celebrated Tortilis Camp. The camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree Acacia Tortilis, a sight synonymous with East Africa. The romantic spot is situated in one of Amboseli’s areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland, with the majestic backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, the snow-capped Kilimanjaro. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals are enjoyed both inside the park, and within a private 30,000-acre game where Tortilis Camp is located.
AfroChic Diani Beach, Diani
AfroChic Diani Beach is an intimate villa-style boutique hotel exuding warmth and genuine character, located right alongside the powdery-white sands and turquoise waters of Diani Beach.
With only 10 eclectically designed rooms, AfroChic has a wonderfully intimate and friendly atmosphere. Its enticing outdoor pool is a perfect space for couples who love their deep heated while its beautifully landscaped gardens lead right to the beach, where you can escape to relaxation. Recognised as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Diani Beach can be a haven for relaxation. or a place for fun with countless exciting activities. All who arrive here find a refuge for romance and play. The perfect start, or end, to a safari adventure.
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in Shaba National Reserve and offers complete serenity amidst wild and beautiful surroundings. The game lounge offers a unique safari experience that will fill your every sense with the sights and sounds of nature all around you.
The lodge provides comfortable accommodation in a tranquil setting near the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river. It’s romance in all its glory as you relax by our pool or beneath star-studded skies or dine in their boma restaurant or bush dining experiences.
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Sarova Shaba Game Lodge offers front row seats to nature. Couples can enjoy game drives, Camel Safaris and dine in the bush, boma, or riverbed. An unforgettable safari in Shaba National Reserve awaits you.