15 Romantic Places To Surprise Your Valentine In Kenya

Kenya is a country where life is a romantic tale; a place to relax, discover and let love soar with a wide variety of exciting activities and places to visit. With Valentine’s Day approaching, life under the Kenyan sun just got even better. It’s the perfect time to surprise your loved ones and show them how much you love them. If you are thinking of getting your special someone a long-stem roses or a box of chocolates, you’ll be missing a lot. As an alternative, why not surprise your lover with a perfect beach getaway, fantastic dinner for two and a romantic walk, and sweep your Val off their feet.

From romantic dinners with roses all over the place to fascinating adventures, here is our list of 15 romantic places to surprise your Valentine in Kenya:

1. Sirocco Aqua Bar


Sirocco Aqua Bar is new in town! If you haven’t been here, you are missing a lot. However, you can surprise your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day by taking her to the Heron Portico Hotel where Sirocco Aqua Bar is located. The new restaurant has a special on for Valentine celebration and it offers a cosy, intimate setting for couples to enjoy a romantic meal. Valentine’s Day is filled with many activities at Sirocco Bar, you can “Tango to Thai” with your loved one by dancing Salsa and experience a live Thai cooking. Treat your sweetheart to only the best and surprise her with a divine meal. Visit: Sirocco Aqua Bar at The Heron Portico Hotel

Location:The Heron Portico Hotel, Milimani Road, Nairobi

2. Kinondo Kwetu

kinondo Kwetu

It’s no secret that Kinondo Kwetu offers guests a world of authentic experiences. If you want to make your Valentine’s Day memorable by going away to some place romantic, Kinondo Kwetu is a unique getaway spot for Valentine celebration, a place to spend beautiful moments with that special someone. Set on Galu Beach of the Indian Ocean in Diani, the all-inclusive resort is surrounded with natural beauty, a place to refresh, rekindle your love and show your partner how much you love them. Visit: Kinondo Kwetu

Location: Diani Beach, Kenya

3. Masai Mara

Mara Sopa Lodge, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Indulge in a weekend of elegance at the finest safari destination in Kenya. If you love adventure, an amazing way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to take a luxury weekend safari in Masai Mara. There area wide variety of luxury tented camps in Mara, where you can enjoy a romantic safari experience with stunning views and beautiful wildlife. Masai Mara offers an undiluted romantic experience. Visit: Masai Mara

Location:  Rift Valley, Kenya

3. Mambo Italia

Mambo Italia

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Love will be in the air at Mambo Italia, as lovers will be treated to special Valentine gourmet menu. Take your beloved to Mambo Italia and enjoy a gourmet meal, either lunch or dinner in a relaxing environment. The restaurant is well-decorated, featuring wooden art pieces and furniture, and textured walls. You can dine inside the restaurant or on the terrace with a romantic flare for comfort. Visit: Mambo Italia
 Location: Lavington curve, James Gichuru Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5. Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant


We admit the Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant is an amazing dining location. The vision of sitting in the midst of the oldest and largest gardens in Kenya screams romance. For a private romantic dinner, you should surprise your Valentine by dining at the Grogan House, a cosy and peaceful setting. Tamambo will be offering special menus to make your Valentine’s Day memorable. It’s hard to imagine a better place to spend Valentine’s Day. Eat your heart out! Visit: Tamambo Karen Blixen Restaurant

Location: Karen Road, Nairobi

6. Langata Botanical Gardens


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Take a break from the city grind by taking a stroll at the Langata Botanical Gardens on Valentine’s Day. The garden inspires romance with its botanical arrangements and beautiful layout. The atmosphere offers a refreshing chill, take a walk around the garden, hold your sweetheart’s hand and smile, this Is one of the best walks you will ever take. There is a restaurant in the Garden, where you can enjoy a romantic meal with your heartthrob. Visit: Langata Botanical Gardens

Location: Karen Hardy, Nairobi

7. Tamarind Dhow

Tamarind Dhow

Tamarind Dhow is one perfect spot where nothing can go wrong on Valentine’s Day. The dining venue is a floating restaurant and it is considered a stealthy haven for romantic couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For a memorable Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy a romantic private dinner with your heartthrob at Tamarind Dhow and enjoy the stunning views of the coast and a sleek atmosphere that takes over at night. Order a bottle of wine for an amazing experience.Visit: Tamarind Dhow

Location: Nyali, Cement Rd, Mombasa

8. Caramel Restaurant

Caramel Restaurant, Nairobi

How can you resist one of the most romantic restaurants in Kenya? Stylish elegance is the hallmark of Caramel Restaurant, not to think of the menu and wine list that puts several restaurants to shame. A romantic meal with your loved one at Caramel can be as romantic as it is remarkable. You can enjoy Valentine’s Day menu created exclusively for the day with  a glass of Barton and Guestier on arrival Visit: Caramel Restaurant

Location: Abc Place Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

9. Medina Palms

medina palms

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Celebrate romance this Valentine’s Day at Medina Palms in Watamu. Enjoy a classic retreat with special offers on accommodation and intimate dining options at the resort. Set on white sandy beach on the Indian Ocean, Medina Palms provides the perfect backdrop for couples looking for a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day. Spend your day by the pool, snuggle with your sweetheart at night, enjoy unparalleled ocean views, wine and dine with your loved one. Visit: Medina Palms

Location: Turtle Bay Road, Watamu

10. The Brasserie at Hemingways

the-brasserie- Hemingways

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If you want to impress your soulmate, take her to The Brasserie. Located at the Hemingways Nairobi, The Brasserie is a blend of romance and sophistication.With its gently twinkling lights, generously-spaced tables and air of seclusion, it’s easy to feel like you, your love and the velvety French country pâté sitting between you are the only things that exist in the whole world. This Valentine, dine with your loved one at the Brasserie this Valentine and enjoy the special menu, a five course dinner with a selection of wines, plus, live music by Hez Miranda. Visit: The Brasserie at Hemingways

Location: Mbagathi Ridge, Nairobi

11. Manda Island

Manda Bay Beach


The mere sight of the beach and the magic of Manda Island may be enough to evoke your romantic feeling. Imagine spending your day with your loved one at the beach, with warm atmosphere and turquoise water – a perfect recipe for a Valentine romance. Manda Island reeks of romance and there are several luxury resorts on the island where you can stay, while you enjoy the Valentine getaway with your sweetheart.

Location: Lamu, Kenya

12. St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel

St. Thomas Mawe_Boutique_Hotel

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St Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel has pretty much everything to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For a touch of luxury, a blend of adventure and romance, this hotel might just be the perfect getaway for you and your sweetheart. Located in Watamu, St. Thomas Mawe Hotel offers amazing accommodation, dining options and exciting activities to keep your vacation more interesting. You and your loved one can hole up in your private suite with verandah offering ocean views, enjoy a delicious lunch on the terrace on the ocean or take a swim at the pool. Visit: Mawe Boutique Hotel

Location: Fire Road, Watamu

13. AfroChic Diani


AfroChic is regarded to as the “Jewel of Diani”, the boutique hotel has a romantic vibe and it is a perfect place for lovers on Valentine’s Day. If you are looking for a quick fix of sun and sea for Valentine Celebration, you should head to AfroChic Diani. Lying south of Mombasa, Set on Diani beach, lying south of Mombasa, the hotel offers beautiful views of dhows in full sail. Surprise your loved one with a plush and romantic pampering at AfroChic Diani. Visit: AfroChic Diani

Location: Diani Beach Road, Kwale, Kenya

14. Thai Chi at the Sarova Stanley Hotel

Thai Chi Restaurant

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If you think about it, you will discover that there are fewer places as utterly romantic as Thai Chi Restaurant. Take your beloved to this restaurant and surprise her with a romantic dinner. There is nothing as romantic as dining with your loved one in a Thai-style restaurant, sitting together elbow-to-elbow and enjoying Thai cuisine. Visit: Thai Chi Restaurant

Location: Kimathi Street, Nairobi City, Kenya

15. KWS Safari walk

Nairobi Safari Walk

KWS Safari Walk is one of the best spots for romantic walks in Kenya. The destination naturally sets in the romantic mood, as it oozes with romance. A late afternoon stroll around KWS Safari Walk could be the best romantic idea. You and your loved one can stop for a picnic or stroll around, have a taste of Kenyan wildlife and explore the surroundings. Visit: KWS Safari Walk

Location: Nairobi National Park, Nairobi

Where will you be spending your Valentine’s Day? Have you been to any of these romantic places? Share your experience with us in the comment below:

Our Readers Comments

  1. Absolutely loved it. Especially Manda Island….a definite ‘must-visit-location’.

  2. You forgot Sarova saltlick lodge, a very romantic place where you get closest to wildlife

    • Please tell me more about that place. I’m interested

  3. also Mimi na Wewe…in Africa! (Watamu) is a “place to be” on Valentine’s day!

  4. manda island is the best

  5. i want get aways places in nakuru

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