In 2019, work towards couple goals by travelling around the globe with your love. The best thing about travelling with your significant other is that you get to build lasting memories and they are an investment. Whether you are travelling for your honeymoon, an anniversary or just travelling for fun, the below destinations are worth looking into. If this is not achievable this year, the ‘lipa pole pole’ services provided by tours and travel agents will help you look into next year or the next.
Dubai is a popular destination with Kenyans and for a good reason. For a price of about Ksh95,000 per person, enjoy a range of exciting offerings including desert safari adventures, spectacular views of modern architecture, inspiring traditional souks and exquisite shopping malls from Stejos Tours and Travel. Enjoy a romantic dinner date while cruising in a dhow, with the magnificent view of Dubai running by or head to the desert for a balloon ride. Enjoy some belly dancing and camel rides on the red sands in Dubai Desert. If culture ignites your passion, be sure to visit old Dubai and enjoy the traditional Emirati culture, as well as visiting the gold and spice souks that will leave your visual senses stimulated. In this city, you are allowed to break out the child in you by enjoying fun rides at Dubai Parks and Resorts or head to water parks such as Wild Wadi. What is love without flowers? Head over to Miracle Garden and get submerged in a blooming world of gigantic structures with your love.
Australia is renowned for its dramatic landscapes and for the couple that loves to explore the untouched beauty of nature, then it’s the continent to head to. Kindle or re-kindle your love on tropical beachside hideaways, exotic rainforest lodges, secluded bush retreats, and warm and cozy ski resorts on the land. Be sure not to miss visiting a winery while at the great wine capital, get away from civilization by staying at the Cradle Mountain region or get mesmerized by the amazing sunsets that can be seen at Cable Beach in Western Australia. With a price of about Ksh 186,000 per person, book an all-inclusive package and enjoy the attractions the kangaroo land has to offer.
Some things are worth investing in and a romantic getaway to Italy is one of them. Renowned for its colosseums, leaning tower of Pisa, culinary offerings and crystal blue waters, Italy is a couple’s heaven on earth. Enjoy picturesque sunsets in Amalfi or a seaside dinner for two, or stroll on the sands along the bluest ocean you have ever seen, taking in the scent of lemon drifting through the air at Capri. With an approximate price of 168,000 per person, book an all-inclusive trip to Italy lasting for four days for you and your partner through Trippygo Tours and Travel.
The renowned ancient country of Egypt is also an ideal romantic destination, with offerings ranging from a desert tour where pyramids are found to an underwater experience at Sharm El Sheikh. Enjoy an Egyptian Stella beer at the open bars of the city and witness a spectacular sunrise at Moses Mountains or head to Hurghada, a popular bucket list destination for many couples. With about Ksh144,700 per person, book a trip for you and your love for a period of 9 days on all inclusive basis.
5. SOUTH AFRICA
From breathtaking sceneries to wildlife to culture and urban city lifestyles, South Africa has got it all. For a price of about Ksh179,000 per person, lovers can enjoy each other’s company in South Africa by taking a cable ride up Table Mountain, enjoy a tour of Johannesburg while taking in the richness of the culture and fast life and also experience the history of the nation by visiting Robben Island, where freedom fighters like Nelson Mandela were locked up during the struggle for freedom.
Kenya boasts of a wealth of destinations for the love birds that want to keep it local. From beautiful white sandy beaches to feeding and having breakfast with giraffes in Nairobi. Then there are balloon safaris over the Maasai Mara and dining with a view of the big 5 in the animal kingdom. Also endowed with diverse cultures, Kenya is a one-stop destination for all to these and more.
Carol Wanza is a senior account manager at Newmark IMC – a leading Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) firm in Nairobi, Kenya.