Wedding from £1,060
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A wedding day that you’ll never forget
Two of our most popular camps can now offer a great experience as well as a romantic one. Imagine being in the heart of big game country and taking your vows under an Acacia tree.
Two of our most popular camps can now offer a great authentic experience as well as a romantic one, with assistance all the way to plan your perfect day. 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 flora decoration picked and prepared locally using all 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 and then the icing on it all is a wonderful, romantic bush lunch or dinner. You can tailor the final arrangements to what you want to do on your special day, maybe a game drive in the morning or a walk with the Masai, back to camp for an al fresco lunch and then hold your ceremony during the quiet of the afternoon. Let your imagination run wild with the animals.....
You will need to have 2 nights in Nairobi as you will need to complete your wedding formalities and paperwork. Following this, you will depart from Wilson airport to the Mara. You’ll be met at the airstrip by your safari guide from Mara Porini Camp in an open-sided 4x4 safari vehicle and will immediately be “on safari” in the Mara. Enjoy the day in the Mara with a picnic lunch on the lookout for the Big Cats. Then drive to Mara Porini Camp and settle into your tent. Afternoon game drive, followed by a sun downer at a scenic point. Return to camp for a shower, dinner and overnight.
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 camp for breakfast followed by a morning nature walk across the plains escorted by Masai warriors returning for lunch. In the afternoon you will go on a game drive in Ol Kinyei conservancy, stopping for a sun downer at a scenic viewpoint, followed by a night game drive to look for nocturnal animals. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.
Your wedding day, take time and relax as the big day has arrived. You can tailor the final arrangements to what you want to do on your special day, maybe a game drive in the morning or a walk with the Masai, back to camp for an al fresco lunch and then hold your ceremony during the quiet of the afternoon.
Early morning walk in the conservancy followed by breakfast and then transfer to the airstrip for the flight to Nairobi, arriving Wilson airport at 12.15.
|Mara Porini Safari Wedding Includes:||Classic|
|Organisation of necessary papers in Kenya (2 working days 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)|
|Indigenous flora decoration|
|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||-|
Affidavit – This document is a signed statement made by both Bride& Groom in the presence of a solicitor in which they swear that information given is true. The document must be drawn up on headed paper of the solicitor who must then stamp & sign it.
Letter Of No Trace - This is a document required in some destinations, which states that there is no impediment to the proposed marriage. These certificates vary in the length of time they are valid so it is important to check which apply to your circumstances. The certificate is prepared by the Superintendent Registrar at the Register Office in the area you live. This replaces the old advice for the Certificate of No Impediment. A no trace letter costs £50 and can be obtained from the General Register Office by calling +44 (0)300 123 1837 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday).
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. Occasionally the documentation will have to be sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for their approval before being sent back to the notary to sign.
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 that were born in the UK or Ireland and hold a valid UK/Irish passport (with at least 6 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. 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.
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