Places to visit in Kenya for a romantic date (photos)

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Kenya is endowed with many beautiful types of scenery. There are so many places where you can take your lover for a memorable experience of a lifetime. People’s preferences do vary but some definitely stand out.  If you have been scratching your head wondering where to go for a treat, wonder no more. I took the liberty to sort you out. Here are top serene places you should visit for a romantic date. Your date will no doubt be forever indebted to you.

Coastal beaches

Kenyan Beach

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The beaches on the Kenyan coast should not miss on your menu. They include Malindi beach, Diani beach, Jomo Kenyatta public beach (Pirate’s beach), Nyali beach, Watamu beach, Lamu beach and Shanzu beach. They are located along the Kenyan coastal margin of the Indian Ocean. You will be able to enjoy lovely ocean breeze, swimming, warm coastal sand, beach hotels, marine wildlife, coastal culture and meet other tourists.


Maasai Mara national reserve

Kenyan Wildlife

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The lovers of wildlife should check this one out. Who does not love wildlife? This is an awesome place to visit and interact with nature’s best. It is located in Narok County. It can only take you around 4 hours from Nairobi CBD by road and around 30 minutes by air. You will be able to see elephants, cheetahs, lions, zebras, hippos, wildebeests, crocodiles and gazelles.

Accommodation is available in numerous hotels and vehicles too to take you around to see the animals. Tour guides are also there to guide you and attend to your needs. Other national reserves and parks you can visit include Amboseli, Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Lake Nakuru, Samburu and Buffalo springs.

Thomson falls

Thomson falls

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This spectacular waterfall is located in nyahururu, Nakuru County. It is approximately 72 meters tall. You will be able to enjoy the sight and sound of water. Interact with nature and get some private time to bond with your lover. There are nearby curios for your tour collection. Though it is near the equator, its climate is not as hot and humid as it should be. Other waterfalls in Kenya that you can visit are fourteen falls, chania falls, karuru falls, sheldrick falls and Broderick falls.

Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

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It is located in Mombasa County on the Kenyan coast. Was built by the Portuguese in 1593. You can enjoy a date at Fort Jesus as you go through the archaeological products at the museum. You too get a chance to watch a vast collection of ceramics and pottery reflecting the various cultures that traded along the coast.

Mount Kenya

Mt. Kenya

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Can be accessed from Chogoria, Nanyuki or Naro Moru. If you love climbing then you do need the right gear to assist you in the climb. The mountain is an enjoyable sight. Its ragged series of peaks are crowned with snow, and its slopes are thick with forest. It offers a fascinating world of forests, wildlife, and unique montane vegetation including pod carpus and groundsel and equatorial snow.

Kisumu impala sanctuary

Kisumu Impala Park

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Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is located in Kisumu County along the shore of Lake Victoria. You can get there through Achieng Aneko road. It is a peaceful, relaxing place to enjoy the natural beauty that it offers. The sanctuary hosts impalas, the rare Sitatunga antelope as well as big cats, buffalos, giraffes, cheetahs and several primate species. The sanctuary is also home to five campsites all with spectacular views of Lake Victoria. Bird watching, nature walks and glass bottomed boat rides compliment the activities availed at the sanctuary.

Hell’s gate

Hell's Gate

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Hell’s Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley. Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa. Hell’s Gate is an ideal venue for a day trip from Nairobi. In addition to the bio-diversity that includes raptors, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing and a natural spa.


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