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Wedding

Dream weddings in Africa

Aim 4 Africa's wedding and honeymoon itineraries are all tailor-made to ensure your specific requirements and preferences are catered for. We organise exclusive programs to suit individual requirements and preferences, based on our extensive knowledge and first-hand experience, and with meticulous planning and close attention to detail.


Over the last decade we have arranged weddings and honeymoons to hundreds of couples at the heart of Africa.

Aim 4 Africa is one of the only companies whose founders actually originate from East Africa – the countries of Kenya and Tanzania are and will always be home to us, and as such we know we are better placed than most high street travel agents or other on-line honeymoon specialists to organise such special occasions as your Wedding or Honeymoon at the Heart of Africa - the ideal place to begin your married lives together.

We are certain that our knowledge and experience and affiliation with East Africa, the place of our birth, will provide you with the opportunity to create a wedding and honeymoon that will stand out from anything else offered anywhere else.

There are many countries where you can go on a safari these days, and many beautiful well-publicised beaches from the Caribbean to the Maldives. However none of these countries are as unique as to be able to offer the best of both and more.


We had the most wonderful wedding ceremony in Zanzibar - thank you so much for your attention to detail. We loved Pongwe Beach Hotel - exceptional service.
Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime we have already recommended you to several people.
- Carron and Mark, Sheffield


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  • The birthplace of mankind
  • A land where vast unspoilt landscapes have stood the test of time – millions of wildlife roaming free much as they have for centuries.
  • A land where time has no beginning and no end
  • Where bright blue skies meet azure blue seas, a land of endless horizons and varying landscapes
  • A land where time has stood still
  • Where better than to celebrate your union then a land such as this?
  • Your 2-week-or-more honeymoon could begin with a visit to world renown parks such as the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, explore the unspoilt natural surroundings and admire a wide range of wildlife roaming free…
  • Then head for the romantic Spice Isles of Zanzibar and Pemba and be thoroughly captivated by white pristine beaches lapped up by warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean
  • This is the Real Africa where you can relax and enjoy fresh air with fresh, delicious food and a warm welcome from the friendly people of East Africa
  • Aim 4 Africa Ltd will help design and plan a program to suit your particular interests and requirements and budgets.
  • Small, intimate wedding ceremonies can be organised on Safari or the beautiful East African coast.
  • We have had couples who have opted for “Maasai style” ceremonies to the private sandbank wedding in Zanzibar. Then again there are couples who have exchanged vows in the heart of the Serengeti then celebrated with a hot air balloon safari followed by a champagne bush breakfast with hundreds of wildlife as curious “guests”!
  • Just tell us what you would like and we will help make Your Dream Come True
  • Together we will do our best to ensure you have a Dream Wedding and a Most Memorable Honeymoon - the best possible start to married life

Let Us Help You Make That Dream Come True!

Wedding

WHY OPT FOR A WEDDING OR HONEYMOON IN EAST AFRICA?

People choose this special part of Africa for a number of reasons – the ease in combining a once-in-a-lifetime holiday with a momentous occasion – a safari at the heart of Africa followed by the most idyllic beaches and coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. Other than this, the heart of Africa offers a wide range of opportunities for couples wanting something “out of the ordinary” – from trekking up Kilimanjaro as a lifelong ambition to the serene, isolated forests in the western part of East Africa where one can track chimpanzees or the endangered mountain gorillas.

Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi have some of the most prestigious, luxurious and exclusive safari lodges (treetop Lodges, luxurious tented camps) and some of the most beautiful,romantic beach hotels many with private beaches. If you want more privacy, you can even head for your own private beach resort on one of the many small islets in the Zanzibar archipelago or an exclusive "room" in the middle of Lake Malawi!

There is only a 2 hour time difference (3 hours during UK wintertime) – which means one can fly overnight from the UK and most parts of Europe, and be on safari or the beach the next morning!

We think however that the most attractive reason people should choose East Africa is that this region is the “Home of the Safari” – the Very Heart of Africa has everything this great continent is famous for – from towering mountain peaks to vast savannah plains and on to the fabulous coastline with palm fringed sandy beaches lapped by turquoise blue waters.

For many people a safari is truly the holiday of a lifetime – unlike short haul holidays in Europe, East Africa offers something special, a timeless, ageless, wide-ranging special destination unlike none other in the world.

Your Wedding is the most important day in your lifetime. A honeymoon is also the holiday of a lifetime – truly unique and memorable.

No wonder then that a Wedding and Honeymoon at the very Heart of Africa would be a match made in Heaven !!

Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania are known for the best safari circuits in Africa –including the Maasai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Southern Tanzania, Northern Kenya, Malawi and Uganda are perfect for return visitors to the Heart of Africa, or for those of us who are willing to sacrifice the unbelievable numbers of wildlife in the more famous parks for the privacy, exclusivity and vast expanses of game reserves of the Selous, Ruaha, Katavi (Southern Tanzania), Kibale, Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth Parks (Uganda) or the tranquil highlands of Malawi. Western Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda are also home to the most endangered primates (chimpanzees and mountain gorillas) and the montane forests are virtually unspoilt, free from commercialisation and the ideal romantic hideaway for the couple looking for something both unique and special. We have had couples who claim this was the highlight of their honeymoon. Then again you also have the grand finale the ultimate relaxation and the feeling of being in paradise for that is what the Zanzibar archipelago and beaches of Mombasa, Saadani and Dar es Salaam (the Swahili Coast) are all about. The Indian Ocean islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia have some of the best beaches and the most fabulous coral reefs in the world.

Types of Wedding and Venue

We have organised different styles of weddings for many couples. It all depends on what the two of you like and what your interests are. Do you want a small or a big wedding, a wedding on safari, on an exotic private beach, or a traditional Maasai-style wedding?

You may wish to get married on your own - just the two of you, or witnessed by friends and family.

What you've got to bear in mind is that East African weddings cost a fraction of a small wedding in the United Kingdom and other countries abroad - so you can afford to take your parents and friends and all have the holiday of a lifetime!


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Wedding Venues:

  • Safari Wedding
  • Maasai Style Wedding
  • Beach & Coastal Wedding (Zanzibar and Mombasa)
  • Private Beach Wedding
  • Sandbank Wedding (on your own private island)
  • Historic Ruins in Zanzibar
  • On board a Traditional Sailing Dhow

Wedding Gift Registry

We offer wedding gift lists with a difference – family and friends can purchase gift vouchers ranging from £10 towards your honeymoon or purchase a special “gift” such as a Sunset Dhow Cruise in Zanzibar, an elegant romantic bush dinner in the Serengeti, or even a hot air balloon ride in the Maasai Mara or the Serengeti! The choice is endless, and it ensures you have the honeymoon of your dreams – individually unique and infinitely memorable!

So, if you have your share of linen, crockery and toasters, we would recommend you take advantage of our Wedding Gift Register with a difference. The experience is priceless and the memories (and photographs) of the special event will remain with you for many years to come!

Safari Wedding - sample programmes and itineraries

8day/7 night Safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
- PLUS Wedding in Western Serengeti (JUNE/JULY)

Wedding

  • PRICE (per person in Sterling Pounds based on double room sharing) = GBP £2,625 per person (June/July 2013) .
  • Wedding Ceremony at Kirawira = GBP £2,500

Cost includes:
Safari costs include: Private safari with services of professional driver/guide, all park fees, crater descent fees, all meals on safari, full board accommodations on safari as per above itinerary, all government taxes where applicable.

Wedding costs include: Services and fees for registrar, legal documentation, wedding arrangement fees at above mentioned lodge/camp, flowers, cake, bottle of sparkling wine/champagne, venue preparation and decor, private 3 course wedding lunch/dinner, digital photographs (up to 200 images - poses to be discussed prior to wedding)

Cost excludes:
Safari coats exclude: Flights, visa, insurance, drinks, laundry, items of personal nature.
Wedding costs exclude: Items not included above, any extra preparations, personalized details.

Note that there are more exclusive properties that are available - please contact Aim 4 Africa for details.

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Day 1


Day 1

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive to Arusha. Dinner and overnight stay at The African Tulip

Day 2


Day 2

After breakfast, pre-safari briefing then drive to the Lake Manyara National Park. Wildlife viewing in the park with picnic lunches. Dinner and overnight stay at the Manyara Serena Lodge. (Night game drive at Manyara if you prefer, see options below)

Day 3


Day 3

After breakfast drive to Central Serengeti. Picnic whilst watching wildlife enroute to the Serengeti Serena Lodge.

Day 4


Day 4

Early morning game drive then return to the lodge for a late breakfast (alternatively dawn balloon safari followed by champagne bush breakfast if you prefer, see options below). Continue game viewing in the Serengeti for the rest of the day (flexible to suit you - if you prefer to return to the lodge for a swim and hot lunch, this is fine). Dinner and overnight stay at the Serengeti Serena Lodge.

Day 5


Day 5

Breakfast and drive to Western Serengeti to witness the Great Migration. Lunch at Kirawira Tented Camp. Meet the wedding coordinator who will go through arrangements for the following day's ceremony. Visit the registrar to sign legal documents. Return to Kirawira for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6


Day 6

Breakfast and morning game drive - visit Grumeti River, home of some of Africa's largest crocodiles! Lunch at the lodge then relax/prepare for your late afternoon wedding ceremony...then enjoy a private romantic candlelit dinner against the backdrop of the wild surroundings of Serengeti. Overnight at Kirawira Tented Camp.

Day 7


Day 7

Breakfast and leisurely drive to Ngorongoro with a picnic lunch enroute. Game viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 8


Day 8

Early breakfast and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for wildlife viewing on the floor of this amazing caldera. Picnic by the hippo pool then drive to Arusha and on to Kilimanjaro airport to meet your flight back home (details to be advised; if you prefer, you can spend this night in Arusha or extend your stay with a visit to Zanzibar or another safari park).



8day/7 night Safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
- PLUS Wedding at the Ngorongoro Crater (September-November or January - March)

Wedding

  • PRICE (per person in Sterling Pounds based on double room sharing) safari only = GBP £2,470 per person (Sept-Nov 2013 or Jan-Mar 2014 .
  • Wedding Ceremony at Ngorongoro = GBP £1,890

Cost includes:
Safari costs include: Private safari with services of professional driver/guide, all park fees, crater descent fees, all meals on safari, full board accommodations on safari as per above itinerary, all government taxes where applicable.

Wedding costs include: Services and fees for registrar, legal documentation, wedding arrangement fees at above mentioned lodge/camp, flowers, cake, bottle of sparkling wine/champagne, venue preparation and decor, private 3 course wedding lunch/dinner, digital photographs (up to 200 images - poses to be discussed prior to wedding)

Note: At Ngorongoro you can opt to wear your own wedding gear or traditional Maasai wedding gear (which will be supplied and which you can take back with you as a souvenir if you wish at no extra cost).

Cost excludes:
Safari coats exclude: Flights, visa, insurance, drinks, laundry, items of personal nature.
Wedding costs exclude: Items not included above, any extra preparations, personalized details.

Note that there are more exclusive properties that are available - please contact Aim 4 Africa for details.

Itinery


Day 1


Day 1

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive to Arusha. Dinner and overnight stay at The African Tulip.

Day 2


Day 2

After breakfast, pre-safari briefing then drive to the Lake Manyara National Park. Wildlife viewing in the park with picnic lunches. Dinner and overnight stay at the Manyara Serena Lodge (Night game drive at Manyara if you prefer, see options below)

Day 3


Day 3

After breakfast drive to Central Serengeti. Picnic whilst watching wildlife enroute to the Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4


Day 4

After breakfast, drive with picnic lunches to Northern Serengeti to see the last of the migration cross over into Kenya's Maasai Mara (there is no guarantee you will see the migration as it depends on how dry the weather is, sometimes the herds have completely crossed into the Maasai Mara other times there will be other herds in the area, however there is always lots of resident wildlife in the Serengeti at all times of the year). Dinner and overnight sta at the Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp.

Day 5


Day 5

Breakfast and leisurely drive to Ngorongoro with a picnic lunch enroute. Game viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Day 6


Day 6

Early breakfast and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for wildlife viewing on the floor of this amazing caldera. Lunch at the lodge then afternoon meet the wedding coordinator who will go through arrangements for the following day's cceremony. Visit the registrar to sign legal documents. Dinner and overnight stay at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Day 7


Day 7

Morning breakfast at leisure then prepare for wedding. Noon (or late afternoon if you wish) wedding Ceremony overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater, followed by sumptuous private and romantic lunch (or dinner if you prefer). Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Day 8


Day 8

Breakfast and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for another game drive. Picnic by the hippo pool then drive to Arusha and on to Kilimanjaro airport to meet your flight back home (details to be advised; if you prefer, you can spend this night in Arusha or extend your stay with a visit to Zanzibar or another safari park).