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The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Safaris

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 on safari honeymoons will bring your dreams to life!

The truth is that deciding the best African destination to have your marriage or honeymoon is a challenge in itself. There are many well-known and popular destinations as well as a multitude of tours, guides, as well as all sorts of information to be study. While putting environmental and social obligation first, I’ve conducted some digging for you, and then shared the stories of my own three-week safari hoping that it will help you in making the right choice!

1. Africa as a destination for weddings

Africa is a vast continent, and each of the countries has luxury to offer in its individual way. From lodges, hotels, camp sites, and resorts there is something for all. The journey from one place to another can be quite costly, however there are trains that will transport you with style from point A to B, with a particular focus on the south. The landscape is varied from lush green landscapes and rivers to thick forest with game roaming through the region. It is a part of the enjoyment. The average wedding celebration in Africa is approximately 30 guests. It’s enough to allow exclusive use of several properties that give you the full access of the venue for at minimum two nights.

2. Keep a close eye on yourself.

Destination weddings here, as well as safari honeymooners often try to take on too much. The wedding ceremony could take place in a 2-1/2 – 3 day period. If you are planning to stay for one week to spend on your honeymoon, two places is about right. If you’ve got two weeks after the wedding, you could attempt to make it at least five. We traveled for two weeks and in the third week, we sat at the lodge for game and watched the wildlife at the waterholes while we enjoyed a cocktail every night while the sun set over the horizon.

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

While technology has definitely advanced however, in the absence of Nairobi, Capetown, and several other cities, internet connectivity will be slow and cell 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 is going to be amazing and you’ll be enjoying an adventure on safari!

4. Best time to visit

Africa is a true all-year-round destination for safaris of a high-end nature. Fresh vegetables, fruits and even meats are delivered daily at the majority of camps and lodges from the region’s lush farms. The food is amazing and influenced by Indian, French and Indonesian food, and much more. Africa is a paradise for vegetarians with plenty of creativity in the kitchen! Everybody here puts in a great effort to be a good host.

5. Do not worry about it: The tents aren’t exactly what Dennis the Menace used to sleep in.

Our trip included Kenya in Kenya and Tanzania. When I learned that we’d sleep in tents, I thought about it for a while. After arriving, I was stunned. Tents in the camp come “en suite” with bathrooms built inside. The water is not drinkable therefore bottled water is available to brush your teeth.

Our return to our camp in the evening and found cozy beds that were filled with hot water bottles, tucked in at night during the turn-down service. Our guide promised us that we would be greeted by a Masai would guard the lions at night right from our campsite (we heard their roars in a clear and loud manner). The guide suggested we secure the strings of the zippers of our tent so 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 we left outside our tent during 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 moment of writing).

The most memorable part of my Safari

The entire trip was unforgettable for us, and it will be for you and your guests too. The short-haul flights between one place one place to another, while slightly frightening for the nervous flyer (like me) are extremely secure. The jeeps which could accommodate up to six people gave the passengers plenty of room to enjoy clear views and fantastic photos. The visit to the Masai tribe’s grounds, chatting with the tribe’s inhabitants, walking through their dung huts, and listening to their stories was an interesting experience. For me taking a hot air balloon flight through the Serengeti was the most memorable part of the trip. I’d never experienced a hot air balloon before, and didn’t know how to take it out of the ground and how many people could take a ride in the basket and what breathtaking the views once we had reached an altitude.

The sky is magical

We could see our shadow as we flew up in the air and we were awestruck by the huge large herds of ostriches or giraffes as well as elephants that were grazing over the vast plains. The sheer number of animals was amazing which made us feel like we had been looking at the beauty that are the earth. We’ll assist you to choose the ideal destination in Africa and guide you on the right path to conceptualize, plan and create the wedding destination you’ve always wanted! After that, you and your guests can travel and have a wonderful safari honeymoon!