T he excitement of Valentine’s Day is starting to bubble over and if you are a true romantic at heart, you are probably wondering how to make this day extra special for you and your loved one. Planning a special day can be quite challenging especially when trying to stick to your budget. We have found some great ideas that you might enjoy:

Visit the Nairobi National Park
Imagine spending the day at the beautiful Nairobi National Park with its open grass plains, wildlife attractions and walking trails. This protected park is located only 7km from the main city and is perfect for a day of exploring and adventures with your loved one. For more information visit their website.

Picnic in Uhuru Gardens
One of the more affordable and romantic options for Valentine’s Day is to enjoy a relaxing picnic on the green lawns of the Uhuru Gardens. Located 15minutes drive from the city centre, this historical park holds great meaning to all Kenyans. Read more here….

Camping – Upper Hill Campsite and Backpackers
If you feel like one day of romance is not enough, why not invest in a romantic weekend away at the Upper Hill Campsite and Backpackers. Located in Lavington, Nairobi this green and lush campsite offers couples a variety of different accommodation packages to choose from. From private en-suite rooms to private deluxe safari tents, this establishment is the perfect lover’s getaway. For more information visit their website.



Visit Haller Park
For couples who love animals and being surrounded by nature, why not visit Haller Park, which is the largest animal sanctuary in Mombasa. Holding hands whilst walking through the park will open your eyes to a wide variety of animals, reptiles and botanical gardens. Couples are advised to take a walk through the tranquil Bamburi Forest. Read more here….

Haller Park Mombasa

Walking tour of the old town and Fort Jesus
For a pleasant walking tour of the city, why not visit the “Old Town”? This is the part of Mombasa which was heavily influenced by Arabic culture and architecture. This walking tour will be an experience you will thoroughly enjoy, and you can also visit Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction, Fort Jesus where the town starts. Read more here….

If you would like to share your romantic ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day with us, please post them in the comment box below.


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