Romantic Valentine’s Getaways in Kenya: Valentine’s Day, a day when couples drool over one other, wear red, and for which a good number of people dread, is quickly approaching. Although I acknowledge that every day is an excellent day to show our loved ones how much we care, I think we should seize every chance to honour the unique individuals in our life. I’ve compiled a list of locations that are ideal for a romantic Valentine’s Day trip to Nairobi, along with some enjoyable things to do there.My first thought when planning a romantic holiday is to rent an Airbnb since you can obtain a great place to stay at a reasonable price.
I advise you to reserve a house with access to amenities and activities that you wouldn’t normally enjoy at home, such a pool, if you want to make the most of your Airbnb experience. If you’d rather not cook, you can always get takeaway, see if the Airbnb has a chef on staff or eat at one of the nearby restaurants.
Once you decide, reserve your spot as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Additionally, be flexible; you don’t have to travel only on Valentine’s Day weekend if you want to avoid the crowds. You can choose other weekends in February.
A Frame Cottage
At this stunning residence, enjoy seclusion amid the great outdoors. The full house is available for $118 per night. The home features a private patio with stunning views of the garden and park, and it is located on the unfenced southern borders of Nairobi National Park. While you unwind in the tub, watch a game. The property features a fully functional kitchen and is suitable for self-catering. Two nights in the private room cost $91 each night.
Treehouse on Ngong House
Major tourist destinations like Nairobi National Park, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and the Giraffe Centre are all close to the treehouse. Go for a swim or have breakfast at the on-site restaurant. The total cost of the place per night is $90.
Ololo Safari resort: After a game drive around the park, stop at the resort for lunch and a pool. Alternatively, unwind in this quaint lodge in Nairobi National Park.
Amboseli Kibo Safari Private wing
Situated less than 2km from the KWS Kimana Gate, Kibo Safari Camp features an eco-friendly and segregated luxury portion called the Private Wing. The house is self-catering and environmentally friendly. Take in the breath-taking vistas of Mount Kilimanjaro, cook some pizza, build a bonfire, and gaze up at the stars. You can eat at the lodge if you would rather not prepare meals. Additionally, you can use the lodge by the swimming pool (additional fees apply). The cost of a tent is $100 per night.
A community-run eco-lodge in Laikipia, Koija Starbeds offers the chance to sleep beneath the stars. The bed can be rolled out of the room to reveal breathtaking views of the Ewaso Nyiro. The lodge costs Kshs. 4,000 per person each night for self-catering.
For people who prefer small, secluded places, the tiny cottage is an excellent oceanfront spot. Savour exclusive access to the beach, witness breathtaking sunsets, swim in the exquisite pool, unwind in the hammock, and generally unwind. The home features a fire pit for grilling and a fully functional kitchen. The cost for the entire house per night is $155. A two-night minimum stay is required.
Kizingo Eco Lodge
You’ll see why I refer to this spot as an isolated heaven. This lodge is hidden in its own world, far from Lamu’s centre. Savour the peace and quiet and the pristine beach directly outside the Lodge.
This gorgeous home, which has all the modern conveniences with a dash of coastal flair, is only about seven minutes from the beach. The cost of the entire house per night is $97.
Lamu House Hotel
The hotel is situated by the waterfront in Lamu Old Town. The ten rooms are uniquely decorated and feature private terraces. As you take in Lamu’s beauty and charm, enjoy the lovely courtyards, terraces, and swimming pools. It costs $150 a night for the room.
Olohoro Ndogo, champagne Ridge
Olohoro Ndogo is a secluded location with breathtaking views of the Rift Valley and a rock-carved spa where you can unwind and watch the sun set while stargazing or counting stars while sitting by the fire. The cost for the entire house is $195 per night.
In Champagne Ridge, Kajiado, there’s a boat home called The Dhow with one bedroom. The facility is outfitted with contemporary conveniences and a touch of Swahili design, drawing inspiration from the classic Arabic Dhows utilised along the coast. Enjoy peace of mind and the greatest views of the Rift Valley and the Ngong Hills by taking a vacation to this unusual house.
The Dhow is ideal for a romantic trip or so location, costing $95 per night and sleeping up to two people. Keep in mind that staying at the Dhow for at least two nights is required.
Take a morning swim in the stunning pool located directly outside your accommodation at Little Tandala, a posh resort located in Kajiado County’s Maparasha Hills.
Up to six people can stay there, and the whole apartment costs $270 per night for two. Solar power powers the property. There is charcoal available, and the tap water is safe to consume. Be aware that pets are not permitted.
This contemporary, elegantly furnished villa has large rooms, a swimming pool, and a natural pond, making it a great place to call home away from home. Have a relaxing stay here with your significant other or some pals. The cottage costs $200 per night and can accommodate up to 4 people.
Unwind at this lovely log home and get back in touch with nature. Located 40 minutes from the Loldaiga game reserve, unwind on a horseback ride or stroll along the river. There is a two-night minimum stay and the cabin costs $110 per night.
Nestled in the foothills of Mount Kenya, this charming one-bedroom home provides the ideal romantic getaway. Savour breakfast outside while taking in breathtaking views of Mount Kenya. Visitors are welcome to stroll around the grounds and row on the dam. Within 15 minutes of Nanyuki town, this birdwatching haven is close to five renowned wildlife conservancies, making it an ideal destination for day outings and game drives. A night at the Boathouse costs $200. The minimum stay is two nights, so please be aware of that.
This home provides the ideal romantic get-away from the hectic pace of the city. Savour your breakfast on the deck while taking in expansive views of the Malewa River. If you’d like, unwind in the tub, sit by the fireside, and go trekking. It costs $107 a night for the house.