(Closed) East Africa?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’re planning to do a Tanzania trip!  Haven’t worked out all the details yet though.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@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 # 8
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288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@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

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