Post # 1
Hi all – we are starting to think about booking our honeymoon for mid-July. We love adventure AND relaxation and are really interested in going to Africa…specifically, we were thinking some sort of safari/beach/resort combo in Kenya.
Anyone been to Kenya?
Are there "honeymoon worthy" resorts you’d recommend?
Any tips/ideas are welcome…
Post # 3
Hi! I was in Kenya about 6 years ago, and we stayed at a wonderful hotel in the Masai Mara. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the name of it (if I come across my old photos/papers, I’ll let you know), but I’m just writing to say that it was fabulous and very honeymoon appropriate. It went on several safari tours (where we saw 4 of the "Big 5") and did a sunrise hot air balloon ride that ended with a catered, made to order breakfast out in the middle of nowhere (we were up on a ridge overlooking a river filled with hippos). It was by far a first class experience.
The only things to be aware of is (1) that you have to drive out on "roads" (I use the term loosely) from Nairobi/Mombasa to the Masai Mara, which is where all the safaris are, and it takes a few hours. It’s worth the drive though! and (2) Kenya isn’t the most politically stable country. About a month after we left, there were bombings in Mombasa, at the hotel we stayed at before we left to go on safari.
If you do go, and fly into Mombasa, you should also check the snorkling/scuba diving, because it’s actually pretty good out there.
Hope this helps!