Post # 1
Although we are not getting married for a little bit Fiance and I are considering going to Mombasa, Kenya for our honeymoon. Fiance is actually from Niarobi (moved here when he was 21). Anyone else going to any Africa spots for their honeymoons?
Post # 3
We’re planning to do a Tanzania trip! Haven’t worked out all the details yet though.
Post # 4
We went to South Africa, Zambia, and Mozambique for our honeymoon–it was AMAZING!!!
@berkie: Tanzania is the next place I want to go–I’m dying to stay at the lodge that Singita has there.
Post # 5
we are seriously considering Madagascar or Mauritius, I would have love to go to Seychelles but it was wayy out of the budget! I think Mauritius may be the winner! What do you anticipate your trip costing?
Post # 6
@futuremrsnjuguna: My fiance is also from Nairobi. We would be going to Mombasa for our honeymoon except his best friend is getting married in Malaysia the month after us so we are going there for the wedding and then taking some extra days as our honeymoon. i REALLY want to go to Mombassa though… I hopefully we can make a trip to Kenya in 2012 or 2013. I have already scoped out this hotel… http://www.sarovahotels.com/whitesands/ Looks Amazing!!
On a side note: What (if any) Kenyan elements are you going to be bringing into your ceremony/reception? My fiance has been here for close to 18 years (but his family is still in Kenya) and he is unable to provide me with any african or Kenyan wedding traditions. We are going to do Swahili words for table names like “wedding = Harusi” etc. and I found one great Swahili song and had the band in Kenya send me the MP3….but other than that…it is VERY American!
Post # 7
@Jushackett:Our lives sound very similar its so freaky! lol My fiance came to american when he was 21 (he is 34 now). His family (besides his older sister and twin brother) still live in Kenya. I loooove your idea about your table names. That just gave me a great idea! I may take the idea and do a little spin off with city names instead. I actually have to email my Future Mother-In-Law and see if there are any Kenyan traditions that she would like for us to do. I have been to a few Kenyan weddings so I am pretty curious to see which ones she wants us to use. They are very very religious so she will probably wants more of the religious ones in there. There is one that I would absolutely love to do but I would need a lot more Kenyan woman at the wedding then what I think will be there. Its a tradition where all the woman (americans including) but no men basically great the bride and groom at their limo when they get to the venue and they do a song and dance as they walk into the venue. I dont know what is is but I absolutely love it. I am going to try my hardest to get that in there. But I wanted to surprise my fiance and FIL’S with a little “speach” to them in swahili. I was going to see if my Fiance’s friend would help me. Just telling them how much I love them and and their son and thank them for welcoming me into their family considering our different backgrounds and races and that I feel very loved by them (im tearing up right now just thinking about it) Sorry so long but I am so excited I found a fellow future Kenyan haha
Post # 8
Right now it is a tie between Africa and Greece for our honeymoon. Honestly, I think I would prefer to go to Greece. I’m afraid a honeymoon in Africa might only lead to me being moody and unhappy. I know there are really nice places to stay in Africa, but I know my Fiance is going to want to do a safari and some other adventurous hiking and roughing it activities. I want my honeymoon to be relaxing. I don’t want to have to worry about catching something from a mosquito, drinking the water or eating the beef. Don’t get me wrong. I lov ethe outdoors and all the adventures it brings, but for MY honeymoon, I want it to be a honeymoon. No worries, no hiking and roughing it activities. Do you have any of the same concerns?
Post # 9
@tinarenee77: Safaris are definitely very active–we had a 5:30 wake up call for the 3 days we did safari, and we were pretty tired at the end of every day, after our evening game drive. What we did, and what I would recommend, is to do a safari/more active portion for part of the honeymoon, and then go to a more relaxed beachy area–Mozambique, Zanzibar, Mauritius, etc. And there are plenty of safari lodges that are insanely luxurious (check out Singita–we stayed at one of their lodges in SA and it was beyond anything I’ve ever experienced at a hotel).
And honestly, I felt very safe on our honeymooon–we took anti-malaria pills, so we didn’t worry about anything from mosquitoes, and we were given bottled water at all our lodges. I had no concerns at all from any of the food, but we did bring along a prescription for cipro just in case (we didn’t need to use it). Also