Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton while on a romantic vacation in Kenya. The secluded properties they visited provided a picturesque proposal setting, and would also be a great fit for honeymooners.
Photos: Courtesy of The Safari and Conservation Company
The pair had visited Manda Bay, an intimate boutique hotel located on a small island off of the coast of Kenya. Instead of traditional rooms, guests reside in their own spacious private cottage which feature thatched roofs and verandas that overlook the beach—talk about tranquil! Activities include deep-sea fishing, visits to Lamu (Kenya's oldest town), and bird-watching, in addition to the standard water sports (snorkeling, kayaking, etc). Rates: From $860 per night for a double room. To book, visit thesafariandconservationcompany.com
Photo: Courtesy of The Safari and Conservation Company
More daring couples should consider booking a log cabin at Rutundu. Situated on the slopes of Mount Kenya, guests fly in to this remote resort by helicopter. There are numerous trails around for hiking and plenty of opportunities for bird-watching. Fishing is the sport of choice here, and staff are on hand to cook up your daily catch. Rates: from $300 per night. To book, visit thesafariandconservationcompany.com
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