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Honeymoon Safari & Beach Trip Of A Lifetime In Kenya

by AfricanMecca Customer / Thursday, 17 November 2016 / Published in Safari, Beach & Tour Reviews For AfricanMecca Safaris

Honeymoon Safari & Beach Trip Of A Lifetime In Kenya

I recently returned back from my honeymoon in Kenya which included a safari and Indian Ocean beach vacation. We had a wonderful time on our honeymoon safari in Kenya. Apparently they don’t get many people form “the States” there as almost everyone we met assumed we were from England. And if I had known so many people were going to talk to us about President Obama I would have studied up on him more so I had more to say!

We loved all of the camps – each for different reasons. The Satao Camp at Tsavo East had the least amenities but the animal experience was great and so up close you literally had to walk through them to get to your tent, and herds of gazelles and water buck slept surrounding the tents the first night. We shared a jeep with a family (Mom, Dad, kids 6 & 8 years). After that we had a private jeep for the remainder of the Safari. The second camp Satao Elerai was beautiful!! The first night we went to watch the sunset with the other guests and had what we describe as a “happy hour” champagne, drinks and appetizers. And the animals at Amboseli Notational Park were amazing. We saw live wildebeest births, a pack of hyenas looking for a kill, elephants so close to the jeep that you could reach out and touch them! At the last camp, Severin Safari Camp, we had the most luxuries, including a pool and spa, but not as many animals in the Tsavo West Camp as the others (although I will say that it had rained the 2 nights before we got there and some of the roads were flooded which meant that we could not access all areas of the park). But we did to see numerous animal including a pack of African Hunting Dogs which our guide Finneas said was a rare sighting. Also, some lions killed a zebra at our campsite on our last night there right near the last tent! We loved having the pool to keep us busy during the day between game drives and as it was summer there and quite hot – to cool us off.

Our final stop was the Leopard Beach Resort (which took a bit long to drive to) which was very nice as well. The door to our room was decorated with a braided palm leaf arch with flowers and a “Just Married” sign which we were not expecting- so that was a nice surprise. The resorts main areas (lobby, dining, pool and beaches) were very nice, the room needed some updating though (it reminded me of a hotel at the Wildwoods in NJ) but it was fine. On the Friday night of our stay there, they had a beach BBQ as the dinner. They moved every table and chair from the indoor dining area down to the beach, with linens and candles, a live band and the biggest outdoor BBQ I have ever been too! It was impressive.
Overall, the food was exceptional. I fully intended to be able to lose a couple pounds while on this vacation – but that was not the case. Every meal was either a buffet, or 5 course a la carte dinner. We had fondue and we got to grill our own meat at our table, and of course there was plenty of Versus Wine and Tusker Lager to be had. It was definitely the experience of a lifetime!

Finally, I learned a lot about Africa, the camps and lodges (some that we did not stay at but visited), animals and where best to see them (we did not see any rhinos, but I know where I can if we ever go back). Again – Thank you to AfricanMecca for helping us plan the honeymoon trip of a lifetime!

Holly & Michael Lapidus
United States

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