Being witness to a natural happening phenomena in itself can leave you jaw dropping inspired and frankly changed. For example, in East Africa every year millions of animals make a year long journey. They go from the Serengeti to Masai Mara National Reserves and back. Why? They are driven by the need for food and water. Experiencing this once in a lifetime wildness up close and personal is exactly why we plan Weddings & Elopements in Tanzania and Kenya!
Over one million Wildebeests, hundreds of thousands Burchell’s Zebra and countless Thomson’s Gazelle begin their trek from Tanzania’s Serengeti to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. To illustrate, over 1,100-miles are walked by these herds over the yearlong oval route. Everyday they face predators (hello circle of life!). Also they are extending their families by giving birth to their young on the way.
So when you begin thinking about how to plan an adventurous elopement, you might find yourself initially overwhelmed. Likely because there is so much freaking information to dig through depending on your likes, style, and budget. But maybe the first thing you realize is that you adore wildlife, warm weather, captivating landscapes and experiences. The perfect reason why weddings and elopements in Tanzania and Kenya should be high on your destination wedding location list!
Moreover, our team plans weddings and elopements in Tanzania and Kenya that are adventure safari based. Meaning, full on exploring the lush yet sometimes desolate tundras of the African bush. There you will experience what many never do… Laying your eyes on the “Big Five” in their natural habitats. To illustrate, the token “big five” refer to lions, buffaloes, elephants, rhinoceros, and the illusive leopard. Visiting a zoo after this will never be the same again, guaranteed!
Choosing between planning a safari wedding in Tanzania or Kenya can be a tough choice because both offer similar experiences. Maybe it would come down to what time of year you want to get married in Tanzania, how much time you have, and type of lodging you enjoy most. We would love to educate you on our take on weddings and elopements in Tanzania and Kenya. Most importantly then you’ll be an empowered decision maker for your adventurous elopement in Africa!
Firstly, Tanzania encompasses wilderness at its best, seriously! Even the name in the native tongue means “uninhabited plains.” Certainly you envision dusty picturesque panoramic scenes, a plethora of wildlife, and mountains in the distance, right? However, do not forget the local culture is also very intriguing enhancing the experience of weddings and elopements in Tanzania and Kenya.
Secondly, one can learn just as much from seeing the animals in their natural habitat than also experiencing the local Maasai people. In addition, these 1.5 million indigenous people call home to both Tanzania and Kenya. Most still live in small hand built huts, still value success in number of cattle, and know they live among fearless predators like lions. Scheduling a time to visit one of the farms is a unique experience to have post your safari wedding in Tanzania.
Thirdly, the best time to visit Tanzania is during dry season which is from end of June to October. But the best opportunity of witnessing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is during June and July. Imagine being in the middle of such an epic event during your safari elopement in Tanzania!
Above all, having an experience driven wedding day really amps up the memories especially in the African bush! Likewise, with our Your Adventure Wedding planning and photography team, an elopement in Tanzania could look something like this…
Example Serengeti Elopement Schedule:
Sound like fun to you? If so, our team would love to craft a unique Serengeti elopement experience for you two! Feel free to contact us for more information!
Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro. Which happens to be Africa’s highest mountain, standing tall at this place screams EPIC! Ultimate bragging rights await you if you dare to adventure here to have a Kilimanjaro wedding! Although our team has not had a couple brave enough to commit to the hike, we are open to crafting a unique options if you’re brave enough to try! Plus our Tanzania elopement photographer would be thrilled to follow you up there for epic Kilimanjaro wedding photos!
Oh la la Kenya! From big city limits, to white beaches, to adventurous safari wedding locations, it’s all here! Planning weddings and elopements in Tanzania and Kenya, we focus on only the safari end in Kenya. Specifically there are two locations we have developed some amazing Kenya adventure wedding options. To sum up, our team prefers to plan Kenya safari weddings and elopements in Masai Mara and Motorogi Conservancy.
There are several months we suggest to have a safari elopement in Kenya. For example, January-February is typically the best month to be able to experience wildlife babies in the wild. But you will trade a wetter more unpredictable weather time to see. August-September is the best time for a wedding in Masai Mara as it is the dry season.
In short, we highly suggest the Masai Mara National Reserve to base yourself near during your safari elopement adventure. On that same note, with our Your Adventure Wedding planning and photography team, an elopement in Kenya could look something similar this…
Example Masai Mara Safari Elopement Schedule:
Sound like the BEST DAY EVER to you? If so, our adventure wedding planning team specializes in custom crafting Weddings & Elopements in Tanzania and Kenya experiences for you two! Feel free to contact us for more information!