Affordable, Fun and COVID-friendly Valentine Month Ideas

Africa - 15th Feb 2021

The month of Valentine’s, February, can be affordable, fun and Covid-friendly. It is the month lovers swoon over each other, several don red and a sizeable number apprehensive at the thought of the month. In as much as every day should be a day to celebrate the gift of love and those we love, February gives us a chance to universally celebrate love together. There’s an African proverb that says; if you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together. Therefore you might want to incorporate the idea of travelling together to grow and strengthen your bond. Here is a list of places that are perfect for a romantic getaway this Valentine’s month:

1. Safari Lovers.
i. Bush meals.
Breakfast in the wild, candle lit dinners, picnics to sundowners to wind up your game drive, one can enjoy a meal in the wild any park. Starting from the only park in a capital city, Nairobi National Park, one can either enjoy a homemade meal or an exquisite 5-star meal.
ii. Staycations
We all need some time away from the hustle and the bustle of life, unwind and get a chance to rekindle the spark in your relationship. You may enjoy anywhere in Kenya including The Emakoko boutique lodge located at the edge of Nairobi National Park. Here you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature at its best.
iii. Balloon safaris.
The thought of watching the sun rise overlooking the breathtaking views of Maasai Mara, spotting all the shy animals from a birds eye view with your loved one sounds magical, right? It is from above ground that the grandeur and extent of this nature’s show is truly valued. The best way to spot wildlife during a safari is by gliding in a hot-air balloon. To culminate these beautiful experiences, enjoy a champagne breakfast in each other’s company.
iv. Champagne breakfast and River Sundowners
Sarova Shaba Lodge is a heaven for lovers looking for an exclusive time alone and away from the hustle of civilization. Watch as the hotel chef, prepares your breakfast and receive 5-star treatment and a champagne breakfast while overlooking the park and the Ewaso Nyiro river. Enjoy evening cocktails as you marvel at the magnificent sunset over the wilderness.
2. Adventure Lovers.
Taking risks has proven to bring lovers closer together. Adrenaline filled adventure are ideally what any couple should do over the weekends to not only strengthen their bond, but also to grow together.
I. Water sporting in the Kenyan Coast
The Kenyan coast offers a variety of activities any adventure inspired couple would enjoy which can all be indulged in regardless of your experience level. They range from Scuba diving in the Lamu Archipelago, Kitesurfing and windsurfing as well as standup paddle-boarding in Diani.
II. Water rafting and bungee jumping in Sagana.
Adventure in Kenya cannot be the same without the mention of Sagana. White water rafting and bungee jumping cannot be left out of the list of things that propagate the bonding experience. Water rafting involves lots of trust as you will both need to wade through the waves and water forces as a united front.
III. Zip lining in Limuru
Zip lining on the longest Zipline in Kenya. Zipping 6 lines over the luscious green forest at ‘The Forest’ in Kereita is not for the faint-hearted. The crisp mountain air blowing in your face and the blood pumping through your veins as the speeds get more intense halfway through the line for any adrenaline junky is a dream come true. For any couple seeking thrill and adventure, this is the activity for you!

3. Fun activities to do in Nairobi
i. For adrenaline junkies who want to be within Nairobi and its environs, go-karting is always ideal. Race your partner at Mad Max at Two Rivers, at Whistling Moran in Kitengela or GP Karting in Langata.
ii. Some friendly competition won’t hurt. Pins Entertainment at Sarit Centre, Village Bowl in Village Market or even Playland Amusement Park in NextGen Mall.
iii. Rekindle your romance with an intimate picnic and a lazy stroll afterwards at Arboretum, Karura Forest or even Paradise Lost. This is the best opportunity to learn an extra thing or two about your love without any pressure and at a natural habitat.
iv. Indulge in indoor games that will leave you spoilt for choice at Ballpoint Social Club in Village Market.
In conclusion, the celebration of love can’t be the same without spending quality time together. These may not be all the activities you may indulge in, but these are just some suggestions. Would you like to travel with your loved one but don’t know how to begin on the planning? Contact us and we shall plan a mind blowing experience for you. Do you have any additional ideas of how people can spend the month of love together? Share with us in the comment section.