How to to Honeymoon in Kenya like a One Percenter

Kenya is a place where you can literally let your honeymoon go wild. It's a safari and glamping paradise, with luxury lodges that get you up-close and personal with lions, zebras, elephants, gazelles, and more, for a kind of honeymoon thrill you can only get in Africa. But unlike neighboring countries, tourism in Kenya actually focuses more on taking in fewer travelers while offering them more luxurious experiences. With that in mind, it's no surprise that one percenters like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have taken safaris and glamping trips here.

As a result, Kenya is a place where you can have honeymoon fun that get you as close to nature as you've ever been without ever skimping on luxury, and yes, many of the prices reflect the opulence of the experiences offered. That said, they provide honeymoons no couple could ever forget. We collected some of our favorite luxury honeymoon highlights, calling them ways to honeymoon like a one percenter. And hey, if you can't afford to do these yourself, at least you can dream!

As a side note, if you do end up honeymooning here, your phone camera won't do justice to the sights you see...you'll want to invest in a real camera, even if it isn't the fanciest model out there. Then again, if you're booking an ultra-luxury Kenya honeymoon, you can probably afford it!

Take a SkySafari

skysafari-kenyaLoad up in to a fancied-up Cessna and see the wilds of Kenya from the clear, crisp air. A Kenya SkySafari gives you  over a full week of adventuring through the Kenyan skies, staying at a variety of luxury lodges and camps along the way.  One percenter-style perks like butler service and world-class cuisine cooked by on-site executive chefs make you feel like celebrities.

Go Glamping in a String of Luxury Lodges on a Game Tracker Honeymoon

kensington-tours-game-driveKensington Tours offers luxurious glamping and safari experiences in Kenya that will have you feeling like you know how the other half lives. A variety of game drives fill your days with excitement, while ultra-deluxe glamping lodges complete with champagne, sunrise breakfasts, and private transfers will have you lapping up the luxury and enjoying sweet relaxation when you're not off chasing the animals.

Stay at the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi

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Image from StarwoodHotels.com

This place oozes luxury from every detail, and from the rooms to the cuisine, no expense is spared. Cast in earthy shades and decorated with hundreds of authentic tribal artifacts, the Tribe Hotel uses authentic Kenyan building materials and includes a completely decadent spa. Connected to the Village Market, easily one of suburban Nairobi's most upscale districts, the Tribe Hotel is a great place to relax in between fancy honeymoon adventures.

Honeymoon like Richard Branson at Mahali Mzuri

mahai-mzuriWhat better way to soak up luxury in Kenya than with a stay at Richard Branson's luxury camp? We use the word "camp" loosely here, as the "tents" have private decks, ensuite bathrooms, dining rooms, and of course killer views of the Kenyan countryside that surrounds them. This place combines game-viewing thrills with all the decadence you'd expect from a luxury glamping camp with a billionaire's name attached to it.

Take a Trip Through Time at the Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp

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Image from https://www.cottars.com/our-camp-villa/gallery/

Cottar's 1920's Safari Camp is luxury personified, celebrating the roaring 20's...a time when African safaris were some of the most exclusive adventures known to westerners. They kept the style and grace of the old times while updating to modern amenities where necessary, creating a romantic experience where the opulence of the past meets all the present-day luxury one percenter honeymooners crave. Take a trip here and you'll find out why Tatler Magazine called it the best tented travel camp worldwide.

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