Wedding from $1,500
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Celebrate your wedding day close to Africa’s most amazing animals
Porini Lion Camp is located in the exclusive 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy. This area is home to numerous animals, including the Big Cats which make the Mara famous.
Two of our most popular camps can now offer a great authentic experience as well as a romantic one, with assistance from our expert team all the way to plan your perfect wedding. Imagine being in the heart of big game country and taking your vows under an Acacia tree. The ceremony is held in camp with a beautiful floral decoration, picked and prepared locally using indigenous plants and flowers, and you are welcomed by traditional Masai singing.
The Masai elders will also give their blessing to you completing this special occasion. The Camp staff will then present you with a wedding cake, made in camp, with a romantic bush lunch or dinner. You can tailor the final arrangements to what you want to do on your special day – perhaps a game drive in the morning or a walk with the Masai, before returning back to camp for an al fresco lunch. You will then hold your ceremony during the quiet of the afternoon.
You will need to have two nights in Nairobi, as you will need to complete your wedding formalities and paperwork. After this has been arranged, you will depart from Wilson airport to the Mara. You’ll be met at the airstrip by your safari guide from Lion Camp in open-sided 4x4 safari vehicle and will immediately be “on safari” in the Mara. Enjoy a day in the Mara with a picnic lunch on the lookout for the Big Cats, then drive to Lion Camp and settle into your tent. Then, an afternoon game drive followed by a sun downer at a scenic point; return to camp for a shower, dinner and overnight stay.
Awake at dawn to the natural sounds of Masai Mara’s birdlife. After early morning tea you will have a game drive in the conservancy on the lookout for the Big Five! Return to the camp for breakfast, followed by a morning walk across the plains escorted by Masai warriors before returning for lunch. In the afternoon you will go on a game drive in Olare Orok Conservancy, stopping for a sundowner at a scenic viewpoint, which is followed by a night game drive to look for nocturnal animals. Return to camp for dinner and overnight stay.
This is your wedding day, so take time to relax as the big day has finally arrived. You can tailor the final arrangements to what you want to do on your special day, in the form of a game drive in the morning or a walk with the Masai, before returning back to camp for an al fresco lunch. You will then hold your ceremony during the afternoon when the Mara is tranquil and calm.
An early morning walk in the conservancy is followed by breakfast and then you will transfer to the airstrip for the flight to Nairobi, arriving Wilson airport at 12.15.
Please remember that you will be travelling to the Mara via light aircraft with limited luggage allowance. Please take this into consideration when packing your wedding outfits.
|Porini Lion Camp Safari Wedding Includes:||Classic|
|Organisation of necessary papers in Kenya (2 nights are required in Nairobi)|
|Assistance with wedding planning both pre, during and after the wedding ceremony|
|Bush wedding lunch or dinner|
|Traditional Masai singing ceremony|
|A Wedding cake made in the camp|
|Traditional Masai elders blessings|
|A bottle of sparkling wine|
|A present for the Bride and Groom|
|Assistance with photography at no charge (Couples to provide camera and film)|
|Commissioning of the marriage Celebrant and their transport|
|Ceremonies are arranged Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays)|
|Wedding price does not include safari or hotel|
Before you travel:
Guests marrying at hotels in Kenya will need to send photocopies of the documents listed to us at least 12 weeks before the date of travel. If marrying on safari, please remember that you will need to spend at least 2 working days in Nairobi to complete wedding formalities before travelling to your chosen safari.
ALL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE TAKEN WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL
Translation of documents
All legal documents must be in English or legally translated into English. All translated documents must be from a legal translator with letterhead, stamp and seal from the translator's office or notarised by a Notary Public.
The Wedding Ceremony
In most destinations, your wedding ceremony will be conducted Monday to Friday (excluding local holidays). In some destinations, local festivals and holidays will determine available wedding dates. Generally, your wedding will take place in the grounds of the hotel unless otherwise specified. Many hotels offer wedding gazebos for extra privacy. Some hotels may offer more than one wedding per day with the first wedding taking place at around 10am with the last wedding at 4pm. The majority of our weddings are conducted by a marriage officer whose title varies depending on the resort. Where it is possible to be married by a Minister, the ceremony will be non-denominational unless otherwise stated and will be a Civil wedding.
Tropical Sky Weddings and the information given above only apply to couples:
• Born in the US
• Have a valid US passport (with some months validity on return home)
If couples do not fulfil these requirements they must advise us. Couples should be referred to the embassy of the country of origin and the country where they wish to marry as they may require extra documentation to satisfy their own embassy requirements – Tropical Sky cannot advise on this and couples must investigate this on their own.
Please note that the couple’s wedding certificate may need an Apostille Stamp from the country you wish to marry in to make it legally recognized worldwide.
As Tropical Sky weddings have no jurisdiction over hotels/resorts/venues/legal requirements and their charges, we cannot be responsible for any increases or changes to these wedding arrangements. We will, however, endeavour to advise you of changes as soon as we are made aware of them. All prices and legal requirements correct as of June May 2014.
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