Review by: Melanie E Homoki

Overall Impressions

Trip of a lifetime. Words cannot describe how impressed we were with all accommodations, transfers & service. We had high expectations, and this surpassed everything beyond belief. We met incredible people at every place we visited, and this is what made our honeymoon an experience we will never forget.

Countries Visited

Kenya

Kenya was beautiful! The people, the animals. What a spectacular place!

Seychelles

Awesome! First time ocean diving - great experiences.

Accommodation Visited

Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

So incredible. This was the highlight of our trip! The service @ Kichwa Tembo was fabulous, & the people we met truly made our stay. Our guide (Ann) was so wonderful, and it was so nice getting to know her & her amazing story throughout our safari. Our server (Jebko) made special tables for us 2/4 nights of our stay, including making me a special bouquet from their garden on our last evening. The food was fabulous & Chef George came out to greet us on our last evening (can we have your baked beans recipe?!). Siwa @ the bar took excellent care of us and would remember my husband's drink of choice every evening. We LOVED our tent (stayed in #37), and even though it was not a "premium" view, we were very impressed with our view & privacy. We saw zebras, water buffalo, giraffes & elephants from both our tent & lounging pool side (the pool is awesome)! Loved the hot water bottles @ turn down, and coffee delivery for the "Wake Up call" (thanks, Francisco!). The safaris were fabulous; Ann even did an 11 hour game drive on our last day with lunch in the bush. To say this was an experience of a lifetime would be an understatement. Our only feedback to Mahlatini is that we had to recommend this tented camp - and I'm so glad we did! Claire did a great job getting us in as I understand that Kichwa Tembo was pretty booked.

Ole Sereni Hotel

Served its purpose as an easy transit hotel. Was greeted @ our room with a bottle of wine, cake & rose petals on the bed for us honeymooners when we arrived, which was great.

Eden Bleu Hotel

lovely transit hotel! Beautiful room - they upgraded us to a "Marina view," which was awesome.

Denis Private Island

We LOVED Denis Island! We learned that 50% of their guests are return visitors, and we can understand why. The service was truly fabulous - we felt as though we were among as friends. We only stayed 4 nights, and we wish we could have extended the stay! My husband & I love to eat, and we would have come to Denis just for the restaurant. Every chalet gets their own beach bikes - which we LOVED. My husband & I biked all around the island multiple times, and even explored some trails that we probably shouldn't have (whoops - a great experience!). We were also impressed that 70% of the food they serve is grown or raised on the island. It is a private slice of paradise, and we hope to visit again for an anniversary!

The Four Seasons Seychelles

This villa was spectacular (best villa/room of the honeymoon). A little pricey (as expected), but the service and resort are truly marvelous. The beach is paradise. A fabulous stay!

Hemingways Nairobi

This was an unexpected gem. They upgraded us to the Karen Blixen suite (WOW!) and were greeted with fresh juice & sparkling wine. The room was lovely & our butler was so kind. We were originally bummed to have our last day in Nairobi, but Hemingway's was a perfect way to end our luxury honeymoon. Very relaxing & a great resort!

Staff Review

Our honeymoon was the trip of a lifetime! Claire was fabulous and assisted to ensure that our trip was absolutely seamless. It was so nice to not have to worry about anything. My husband & I had 10(!) flights total, and everything went off without a hitch. Claire recommended Denis Island to us, which ended up being one of the highlights of our honeymoon! Transfers were easy, and I feel as though Claire ensured that we received every upgrade & perk for being honeymooners. The service at every resort, transfer, etc. was perfect. We could not have asked for a better honeymoon. Claire - thanks for your assistance to help create this incredible experience. The only hard part now is being back in the real world...