The famous Kenyan landscape has a reputation as an excellent honeymoon destination where you and your spouse can truly bond not just with each other, but with the magnificent nature around you. While there are many parks and reserves across Kenya that serve as an ideal honeymoon destination, the famous Masai Mara continues to lead the globe’s list of the best options for honeymoon. With its awe-inspiring and utterly romantic setting, you and your partner are sure to step into marital life with some of the most exciting and intimate experiences ever. So if you’re looking for a world-class honeymoon destination, the Masai Mara reserve is definitely the place to be. Here’s why.
#1 Amazing Wildlife Experience
When it comes to wildlife experience in Africa, Masai Mara is a topnotch spot for newlyweds. If you and your spouse are attached to nature, the wildlife experience is the perfect place to groom your union. Masai Mara is famous for its numerous wild animals habituated in its terrain. Here, you and your spouse can spot the ‘big five’ – Lion, African Elephants, Rhinoceros, African buffalo, African leopards. Other wild animals that can easily be found here are giraffes, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, wildebeest, zebras, and many other interesting species, as well as hundreds of birdlife. You can also schedule balloon safari rides so you can view these wondrous sights from a bird’s eye perspective. There’s nothing quite like it.
#2 Scintillating Game Drives
Game drives in Masai Mara are one of the numerous activities you and your spouse can engage in during your honeymoon. The game drive itinerary is designed to bring you and your spouse closer to nature. Take pictures of your favorite wildlife creatures, see how they interact in their habitat, and enjoy the fantastic scenery as it unfolds. The game drive can either be in the day or night. You and your spouse are welcome to enjoy both as they offer unique experiences. While the daytime drive gives you and your spouse an exceptional experience, the night drive is a different feeling altogether. After the day’s game drive, you can both enjoy a sundowner, overlooking the vast rolling plains, crisp fresh air, and each other’s company. At night, elusive nocturnal creatures like aardvarks, cape hares, and bushbabies can be sighted at night under the starlit night sky. The night also belongs to the hunters: the lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and leopards.
#3 Romantic Accommodations
While the wildlife adventure for you and your spouse can be mind-blowing, the romantic accommodations in Masai Mara win the day. There are several lodges and tented camps explicitly designed for comfort and privacy, perfect as a honeymoon destination. Many of these options come with topnotch facilities and great amenities like ensuite bathrooms, internet connectivity, lounge areas, room service, delightful cuisines, and campfires.
#4 Proximity to Other Attractions
By visiting the Masai Mara reserve, you and your spouse also get a chance to see other nearby interesting spots and locations. The Masai Mara is located in southwestern Kenya and is bounded by Serengeti National Park to the south, Siria escarpment to the west and Masai pastoral ranches to the north, west, and east. The Masai ecosystem has the following group of ranches – Koiyaki, Lemek, Ol Chorro Orwua, Olkinyei, Siana, Maji Moto, Naikara, Ol Derkesi, Kerinkani, Oloirien, and Kimintet. All these attractions enhance your overall honeymoon experience. It provides a variety of options to pick from while ensuring you and your spouse are occupied during your trip.
#5 The Great Migration
Famously regarded as the ‘World Cup’ of wildlife, the great migration experience gives you and your spouse stories to share with your friends and children. This event occurs every year and sees over millions of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and antelope migrate through the Masai Mara and Serengeti ecosystem in search of greener pastures. The migration follows a regular pattern making the annual event one of the greatest spectacles for you and your spouse.
Best Time for Honeymooners to Visit Masai Mara
The Masai Mara reserve is one of the busiest safari destinations in Africa. This means lots of tourists are always here, especially during the peak season (July and October). It also means that if you’re planning your honeymoon during this period, you should make your reservations as early as possible. Some tour operators recommend booking at least nine months to a year before your chosen honeymoon dates. October to November is also an excellent time to visit the Masai Mara. The sun is still shining, and there aren’t usually many tourists during this period. Otherwise, if you and your spouse are not interested in the wildebeest migration, then February and March is a good time also.
Masai Mara is one of the continent’s most loved wildlife reserves. You and your spouse will have the time of your lives exploring the vast rolling plains, driving thru lush greenery and cuddling under the stars. It is the perfect way to kickstart your new life together and create lasting memories. Ready to get started? Get in touch with us today to discuss your ideal honeymoon requirements.
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