The romance of the African bush is timeless. The glow of the Kenyan savannah at dusk to the wild plains of the Masai Mara is where the best adventures begin. We should know, this is where it all started for A&K 60 years ago with our luxury safaris, and where it can begin for you with a memorable marriage blessing.
We will set you off on your journey-of-a-lifetime with a timeless ceremony in the heart of Kenya followed by a honeymoon on a private island in Tanzania. Elegant and effortless is what every couple is seeking when they plan their wedding. We combine this to create a bespoke ultra-luxe wedding experience unlike anything else.
A seamless suite of experiences curated by A&K’s team await your wedding party from flying in guests by private jet and an exclusive lakeside party to the finer details of calling in your choice of chef and arranging a bottle of your favourite vintage champagne is permanently on ice. Enjoy exclusive use of the luxury lodge which has space to build a magnificent mobile camp designed to accommodate extra guests - essential in a world where we need flexibility.
Home to the Big Five and Great Migration, the Masai Mara provides a remarkable backdrop to your ceremony which can be conducted by a village elder on the banks of the Mara River. The distinctive red robe, known as a shuka, traditionally worn by the Maasai, will add a splash of colour and iconic Out of Africa moment to your special day.
Mark your first day in Kenya with a sunset safari drive led by our expert field guide in open-sided four-wheel drives. They will lead you to the best spots from watering holes to high escarpments to view lion, cheetah, elephant, or giraffe as they stir into action following the heat of the day. A welcome dinner will be waiting for you back at your luxury lodge.
Discover more about the traditions and rituals of Maasi people by visiting a nearby village. Learn the jumping dance, known as the Adumu, and hear how they celebrate landmark moments in their culture from weddings to the coming-of-age ritual.
Pre-wedding nerves can be eased with two bespoke activities curated by our experts in the field. For the more adventurous join one of A&Ks guides to track the illusive black rhinoceros, distinguished by its hooked upper lip, or you can gallop through the bush on horseback. A helicopter transfer, offering a birds-eye-view of grazing wildlife from giraffe to zebra, will give you an adrenalin-rush from a day quad biking across the undulating terrain.
For those seeking a more tranquil time what better way to prepare for married life than indulging in a spa day with exclusive use of a luxury lodge in the cool heights of the Kenyan Highlands. Start the day with a breath-taking helicopter flight over the volcanic crater of Mount Kenya, home to the rock hyrax and soaring Verreaux's eagle. Enjoy a day of pure relaxation starting with outdoor yoga, top-to-toe spa treatments and a soothing hammam. Sundowners are taken on Pride Rock epitomised in the film The Lion King before an alfresco dinner served under the stars.
What better way to prepare for your big day? Once vows have been exchanged, the cake has been cut, and champagne corks popped you can gracefully glide over the horizon of the Masai Mara on board a hot-air balloon giving you a birds-eye-view of the wildlife below.
Enjoy your first dance on the shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya whilst staying in a camp of glamorous tents. DJs and musicians from the AfrikaBurn line-up will spin and play, while Samburu dancers perform. A videographer will capture all the memorable moments played out in front of the lake and large-scale installations by local artists.
Island life is the perfect antidote to the excitement of the African bush. Exchange your khakis for a kaftan and honeymoon alone cocooned within the barefoot luxury of private island. Enjoy romantic dinners under the stars and lazy lunches in the shade of giant palm trees interspersed with a pop of pink bougainvillea. Our dedicated team will cater for all your needs – leaving you free to soak up the sun and take a dip in the deep blue waters lapping the white-sand beaches.
Saying “I do” in harmony with the rhythms of Africa will be captured on film by your official photographer. On departure an exquisite wedding album will be presented to you - an everlasting reminder of a time when family and friends shared your special day and wished you well for the journey ahead.