This a 10 days Beach wedding and safari honeymoon in Kenya, the ceremony starts with a city excursion in Malindi, then proceed to Manda Island for the big day and a Masai Mara safari honeymoon. Here you will have a unique style to say " Yes I DO " while relaxing on a private Island and wildlife watching safari.
The 10 days Beach wedding and Safari honeymoon, that starts in Malindi, Kenya and ends in Nairobi; the holiday begins with a few days in Malindi as you go through the wedding formalities, then head to Manda Island for your big day cerebration and few days on the beach before winding with a 5 days wildlife safari honeymoon at Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha.
Kindly note that accommodation is quoted as per person sharing and can be changed or adjusted to suite your requirements.
On this day you will be picked from Malindi airport or on an agreed place in Malindi and driven to Che Shale Beach Lodge; on arrival you will check in, have lunch and a brief rest. In the afternoon, you will have a sailing trip to Sand Island to watch dolphins, birds, turtles and other marine life; the evening will be left on you, to either relax or enjoy any of the lodge facilities and luxury services.
Che Shale Lodge is about 20km north of Malindi, it’s a beautiful lodge with a 5Km stretch of white sand beach, it has beach bandas that are well designed to integrate with the surrounding, luxury accommodation, health Spa, swimming pools, bar, restaurant and lots of activities that include kite surfing, snorkeling, fishing, evening beach stroll, bonfire with tradition dancers among others.
After a delicious breakfast, your wedding organizer will drive you to the registrar's office, where he will assist you to go through the legal marriage formalities then return to the hotel for lunch and a brief rest. In the afternoon, you will have a tour of Malindi; taking you to Gedi Ruines, Mambrui ruins, the Vasco Da Gamma pillar, the Portuguese chapel, the pillar tombs, the snake and crocodile farm, then pass by the old market to buy some souvenirs and gifts to take back home. In the evening you will be free to spend some quality time with your love one, either at the beach, by the poolside or on your private verandah.
After breakfast, you will check out transfer to Manda Bay Lodge on Manda Island; on arrival you will meet the Marriage Officer to discuss about the ceremony procedure and any changes or request you may have. Then set off to your beautifully decorated beach venue for the ceremony, the vows will be followed by traditional dancers who will entertain you as you share your wedding cake and champagne with friends and family.
After taking your vows, you will set off on a speed boat for a two hours sea excursion taking you through the beautiful Islands and landscapes,while up there you will pop and toss a glass of champagne with your loved one to a good marriage life to come. After that you will join up with your family and friends to a special Italian cuisine, served on nicely decorated beachfront setting with a sea background. The rest of the day will be left on you to relax with family and friends enjoying various amenities at the lodge, in the evening you will have a romantic celebratory party with drinks, meals of your choice and entertainments.
NOTE: this day's events can be re-structured to meet your taste.
The following two days will be left on you, to spend most of the time alone with your loved one on the beach, relaxing by the pool side with a cold drink, enjoying special dinner under the star-filled skies and indulging in a deep-tissue massage and sunset walks along the beach.
Manda Bay Lodge is located on the northern tip of Manda Island, on the Lamu Archipelago. It’s a luxury and well designed lodge located in a secluded and private area, Popular amongst families, groups of friends and honeymooners. All the 16 rooms are beautifully designed with direct view and access to the beach.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the air strip for you scheduled flight to Masai Mara via Nairobi, on arrival you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Ol Seki Mara Camp; check in, have lunch and a brief rest before embarking on an afternoon game drive.
Masai Mara is well known for its large number of wildlife, beautiful landscapes and the great wildlife migration across the savannah; wildlife migrate from Serengeti national park in Tanzania to Masai Mara in search of new grazing land, this cycle happens every year between July/August and October/November. The great part of the cycle is when the wildebeest are crossing the Mara river; here the Lions, cheetahs, Jackals, Hyenas and Crocodiles wait on one side for the prey to cross over, while the wildebeest, antelopes and other lesser animals wait on the other side for the right time to cross. Watching all this unfold is a lifetime experience and a great opportunity for photographers.
The following day you will take an early morning game drive in search of more wildlife, then extend the drive to Mara river to watch crocodiles, hippos and more birds. Then return to the lodge for lunch, you will spend the rest of the day alone with your loved one enjoying various hotel amenities and services on offer. In the evening, the hotel team will prepare a candle lit bush dinner just for you two, the private dinner will only be interrupted by the Masai dancers who will entertain you after the dinner.
On the eighth day; you will wake up to a hot air balloon flight; that will fly you over the park watching wildlife and the beautiful landscapes beneath you; when up there you will pop champagne and toss with your loved one to a good marriage life to come, on landing; you will have a romantic bush breakfast, followed by a Masai cultural visit to the local Masai villages.
On this day after your delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha, on arrival; you will check in, have lunch and brief rest. In the afternoon, you will have a boat trip on Lake Naivasha watching more lake birds and the the beautiful lake sceneries; the evening will be left on you to relax and enjoy the good times with your loved one.
Great Rift Valley Lodge is located above the Rift Valley and from the well set private balcony you can get a good view of the Lake, the volcanic mountains and the Rift Valley. They also have a Young rangers club that keeps the kids busy treasure hunting, swimming, and painting.
After your delicious breakfast, you will have an hour or two to play a round of golf or a horse riding tour of the area, then return to the lodge for an early lunch before transferring to Nairobi for your return flight.