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Destination Weddings – 4 Picture-Perfect Locations in Africa

Sunday, November 11, 2018
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It’s no easy business deciding where to have your wedding. For couples who dream of exchanging their vows in faraway locales, a destination wedding is great. What could be better than getting married to the love of your life in a setting you and your guests will always remember?

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But if you want to have truly exotic and dreamy wedding, Africa should be on your list! From the most romantic islands to the heart of the Kenyan Savanna, to the heart of the desert, here are some of the most amazing places for a destination wedding in Africa.

Mauritius Island

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Offering a wide selections of serene wedding locations, Mauritius Island is a tropical island known for its palm trees, white sandy beaches, blue lagoons and coral reefs. Lush, verdant mountains that rise up from the clear waters of the Indian Ocean and Sugar Cane fields sit along side beautiful white sandy beaches.

The luxurious Sugar Beach Resort is located in the heart of a 12-acre tropical garden; s tretching from the garden to the sandy beach below, guests and the couple can enjoy a reception at the beachfront restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is also recognized as a top honeymoon destination for newlyweds!

The Island of Zanzibar

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Simply breath-taking’ is a term that tourists often use to describe Zanzibar Island, in Tanzania. The spectacular beaches, turquoise waters, boisterous markets, and the historic buildings are a few of the things to love about this exotic destination. This wonderful island located in East Africa, offers a backdrop of tall palms swaying gently in the wind and an endless view of white sands. Think Zanzibar, if you’re thinking of the perfect beach wedding.

Kilindi Zanzibar which is located on the island of Zanzibar, overlooks the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. With kilometres of lush tropical gardens , and private white sandy beaches to choose from, there’ll be plenty of options for your wedding venue, reception and photo opportunity.

You and your guests could get invigorated by the sea breeze while relaxing and unwinding before and after the wedding. Staying on for your honeymoon? Add frolicking in the beautiful waters, scuba diving, snorkeling and getting your dose of history and culture in the museums – to your to-do list.

Namibia

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In Namibia, the sun shines 300 days of the year. The 80-million-year-old Namib Desert stretches along the Atlantic coast. River rafting, canoeing, and horse riding are activities that can be taken up by couples looking to add adventurous themes to their wedding. T he Etosha National Park which is in the northern part of the country , is Namibia’s most famous location. Home to cheetahs, elephants, lions, zebras, rhino, and more , couples can tie the knot while a striking savannah sunset emerges as a memorable backdrop - a t one of the Park’s many wedding venues.

The desert chapel in Wolwedans, Namibia will also give you picturesque sand dunes as a gorgeous wedding backdrop. While the bride and groom enjoy their night in the stylish Mountain View Suite , Wolwedans can accommodate up to 40 guests who can stay the night at the Dune Camp or Dune Lodge.

Victoria Falls, South Africa

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Over a mile wide and acclaimed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is a waterfall located in southern Africa between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, on the Zambezi River. It is nearly twice the size of Niagara Falls, with islands filled with wildlife and peaceful lagoons.

If you want a wedding with the ultimate backdrop , getting married in the Rainforest with the Victoria Falls in the background is just about your best bet.

As for honeymoons, the famous Victoria Falls Hotel offers guided game drives, sunset river cruises, and micro light flights over the falls.

While the concept of getting hitched far away from home was initially associated with elopements, many couples are choosing destination weddings because it is a great way to reunite your friends and family – that is the ones who love you enough to travel to another continent!

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