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Destination Weddings: The Rise of the Wedding Safari

If you’ve a love for animals, and watching Nat Geo, and can’t forget about elephants, rhinos, giraffes and the rest of the exotic animals A Destination wedding ceremony in Africa or a safari honeymoon can fulfill your dream!

In reality, deciding the best African destination to hold your marriage or honeymoon is a challenge in itself. There are a variety of popular and well-known destinations as well as a multitude of tours, guides, as well as all sorts of information to be take a look at. While putting environmental and social concern first, I’ve done some digging for you, and then shared the stories of my own three weeks of safari in the hopes that they can inspire you and assist to make the right decision!

1. Africa as a destination for weddings

Africa is a vast continent, and each of the countries provides luxury in its own individual way. From lodges and hotels to camp sites, and resorts there is something for every person. The journey from one place to another can be quite costly, however there are trains that are able to transport you comfortably from A to B, particularly in the south. The landscape is varied between lush green gardens and rivers to thick vegetation with animals roaming the land. The exploration of the possibilities is part of the enjoyment. The typical wedding reception in Africa is approximately 30 guests. This is enough for exclusive use of a number of locations that allow you to have full use of the area for at minimum two nights.

2. Be patient.

Wedding safaris and destination weddings honeymooners are known to take on too much. The wedding ceremony could take place spread over a 2 1/2 to 3 day period. If you’re planning on one week to spend on your honeymoon, two locations is about right. If you’ve got two weeks to go after your wedding, then attempt to make it at least five. We spent two weeks traveling and then the third week we spent time at the lodge for game and watched the wildlife at the waterholes while we sipped cocktails every night while the sun set over the horizon.

3. Do not expect to be emailing or using mobile phones.

Technology has certainly advanced however, in the absence of Nairobi, Capetown, and some other major cities, internet connectivity will be slow and mobile phones might not work as well. Take your time and enjoy the scenery, but ensure you have binoculars as well as a camera! The wedding will be spectacular and you’ll be enjoying an adventure on safari!

4. The best time to go

Africa is a true year-round location for luxurious safari travel. Fresh produce, vegetables and even meats are delivered daily at the majority of camps and lodges from the area’s abundant farms. The food is amazing and influenced by Indian, French and Indonesian cuisines and more. Africa is a paradise for vegetarians with an abundance of culinary talent! Every person here makes an effort to be a good host.

5. Do not worry about it: The tents aren’t the ones Dennis the Menace was sleeping in.

Our trip included Kenya in Kenya and Tanzania. When I first heard that we would stay in tents, I thought about it for a while. When we arrived, I was amazed. Tents in the camp have been designed to be “en suite” with bathrooms built into. The water is not drinkable and bottled water is offered to brush your teeth.

Our return to our campsite in the late sunset to warm beds that were heated by hot water bottles, tucked in at night during the turn-down service. Our guide told us that we would be greeted by a Masai would guard the lions in the night right in front of our camp (we heard their roars in a clear and loud manner). The guide suggested we secure the strings of the zippers in our tent to ensure that the shrewd monkeys wouldn’t be able to get them opened. They’ve already learned how to use zippers! We had the most delicious coffee we’ve ever had in safari, even if the monkeys managed to access the sugar cubes that were on the tray that was left out of our tent early in the morning!

6. Visas, immunizations, etc.

It is possible that you will require visas to travel to Kenya and Tanzania. Visas for entry into Zimbabwe and Zambia are available upon the arrival (at the date of this article).

My favorite part of my Safari

The entire trip was unforgettable for us, and it will be for you and your guests too. The flights that are short distances from one destination one place to another, though slightly frightening for the nervous flyer (like me) are extremely secure. The jeeps which could accommodate more than six passengers provided everyone plenty of space for clear views and fantastic photos. The visit to the Masai tribe’s lands, getting to know the people who live there, visiting their dung huts and learning their stories was interesting. For me taking a hot air balloon flight through the Serengeti was the best part. I’d never experienced a hot air balloon before, and didn’t know what it took to lift out of the ground as well as how many people are able to be in the basket and how breathtaking the views when we were at an altitude.

The sky is magical

We could see our shadow when we flew up in the air and were awed by the large herds of ostriches or giraffes as well as elephants that walked over the vast plains. The sheer number of animals was amazing as we were like angels looking at the wonders that are the earth. We’ll assist you in choosing the ideal location in Africa and help you get on the right track to plan, design and create the wedding destination that you have always dreamed of! After that, you and your guests can travel and have a wonderful safari honeymoon!