They spent the first half of their honeymoon at Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove on Mahé Island in the Seychelles. After their wedding and stressful travel, Cecilia said it was nice to lay around the pool and relax. But the couple did a fair bit of exploring too.
“We rented a car, which was really scary since you drive on the other side of the road and the roads are really narrow with steep drop-offs,” Cecilia said. “But it was fun because we got to explore the whole island and go to these beautiful, secluded beaches.”
During one of their beach trips Jake tried a local delicacy – bat stew.
“It was really bony, I don’t think he liked it but it was fun to try,” Cecilia said.
Another local outing the couple enjoyed a lot more: taking the ferry to see giant tortoises on La Digue Island.
“It’s one of the more deserted islands and has some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen,” Cecilia said. “If we went back we’d stay there.”
After five days of lounging on the beach and discovering myriad ways to wear a sarong, Cecilia and Jake headed back to Nairobi (where they were finally reunited with their luggage). They stayed the night at Ngong House, a boutique hotel in the suburbs of Nairobi where some of the rooms are treehouses.
“It was really fabulous, there was a cool lodge with a roaring fire where we had dinner,” Cecilia said. “Then later we went up into the treehouse and as we’re brushing our teeth this raccoon-like creature goes scurrying through the room! Definitely a unique experience.”
The next morning the couple hopped a small plane to Mara North Conservancy for the safari they booked with Elevate Destinations.