Honeymoon Destinations in Kenya: Camping/ Glamping Edition 

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: September 22, 2021  

After tying the knot, it’s tradition for the married couple to go on a honeymoon. It’s a great time to adjust to married life without the pressures of daily responsibilities. Couples get to have fun and create memories. 

Kenya is a top honeymoon destination with vast offerings for a couple seeking a romantic getaway. From pristine beaches to safari excursions, city tours and great camping spots.

If you’re an outdoorsy, adventurous couple, perhaps a camping /glamping honeymoon would interest you. Sleeping bag snuggles are guaranteed to set a positive tone for the start of your married life and a camping honeymoon won’t break your bank account.

Here are some honeymoon camping/glamping destinations in Kenya to check out

Swara Acacia Lodge

Swara Acacia Lodge in Athi River is set in the Kapiti grasslands, on the Swara/Athi Plains, within a 20,000-acre private wildlife conservancy. A 2 hour drive from Nairobi, it has 13 thatched bandas and a campground in which you can cycle, fish, bird watch and go on game drives.  Call  0717 062855 to make reservations. READ MORE.

Lemon Valley Camp

Lemon Valley Farm in GilGil has majestic views across Lake Elementaita. This glamping site has access to toilets and showers, a pool, hot tub and spa. The campsite is pretty small and can only fit a few tents. There’s space for self catering and a restaurant on site. Call 0778 915880 to make reservations. READ MORE.


Sieku in Laikipia has  fine views of Mount Kenya to the south, Borana and Lewa conservancies, the Loldaiga hills and the Mathews mountains, sacred Mount Ololokwe and the Mukogodo Forest to the north. There are a lot of activities on site or nearby including walking around the 33 acre camp site, mountain biking, high altitude training, game viewing, natural swimming and canopy walk (Ngare Ndare Forest), picnics and amazing sundowners. The camp is great for small groups as it can fit a max of 20 campers. The tents are comfortable and there are facilities for enjoying a roaring fire and cooking and eating your food with someone to help you clean. Call 0718353870 to reserve. READ MORE.

Kibo Safari Camp 

Kibo Safari Camp in Amboseli offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and vantage views of wildlife in a fenced site.  It has 73 self-contained tents that have flush toilets, showers, and washbasins.  They also have an open terraced restaurant, lounge and bar. There’s a communal cooking area if you prefer self catering. Call to reserve 0721380539. READ MORE.

Samburu Intrepids

Samburu Intrepids is a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. It has 28 modern tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Each tent sits on a raised deck overlooking the river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks. There’s a pool, lounge and bar and self-catering facilities. Call to reserve 0722205894. READ MORE.


*Featured image: Sieku

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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