The British royal couple, the Prince and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) got engaged and were also said to have honeymooned in Kenya!
For prince William, Kenya was the perfect romantic getaway to ask Kate to marry him. In addition to the amazing beauty of the country, the Prince was also looking for privacy, and he got it. Prince William once told People magazine, “Africa’s the perfect place to come. The locals haven’t a clue who I am, and I love that.”
The one place the royal familiy frequents most is the Lewa Safari Camp; the camp is run as a non-profit within the 62,000 acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Guests each stay in private thatched-roof tents with porches and en-suite bathrooms (not necessarily a given on a safari) and can take game drives or walks or lounge by the pool. As a non-profit Lewa uses its profits to aid local schools and wildlife programs, which makes sense for the royal family that is heavily involved in African charities.
The numbers of tourists to Kenya have increased enormously over the years, the choice of Kenya as Prince Williamâ€™s engagement destination added to the caps of Kenya as a honeymoon destination. It had a positive effect on tourism in Kenya, the amount of visitors increased almost 10%.
The Kenya Tourist Board has successfully to position Kenya as an ideal honeymoon destination.Â Destinations like Ngwesi Lodge in Laikipia, Chui Lodge in Naivasha and Finch Hattons in Tsavo West are just a few of the many honeymoon destinations in Kenya.