Romantics and honeymooners delight in knowing the place where Prince William and Kate Middleton stayed before he popped the question – Cheli & Peacock’s Lewa Safari Camp on the Lewa Conservancy in Kenya.
Touted as the country’s most successful wildlife conservancy, it boasts spectacular views of Mount Kenya and the wild Northern Frontier District and offers one of the most diverse and exciting wildlife experiences and is home to 10 per cent of Kenya’s black rhino population and the largest population of Grevy’s zebra in the world
The accommodation comes in the form of a 12-tent, classic safari camp – with thatched roofs, verandas and full en suite bathrooms for each tent. In the middle is a central dining and lounge area where there’s always a roaring log fire and a swimming pool overlooking the rolling plains.
The proposal itself is reported to have taken place at the nearby wildlife hideaway Rutundu – which the happy couple reached by helicopter from this vast 65,000 acre conservancy in the Laikipia region of Kenya.
Guests staying at the lodge can experience the safari in 4×4 land cruisers, with highly qualified guides, as well as guided bush walks and breakfasts in the bush and romantic sundowners.
Four nights at Lewa Safari Camp costs from £1795 per person (based on two people sharing) including return international flights from Heathrow to Nairobi in economy class, return flights to Lewa, all meals and drinks (excluding premium brands), game drives, guided bush walks, bush breakfasts and sundowners.