Getting married only occurs once in a lifetime. So, it has to be unique, magical, and worth remembering—just like the weddings in Tanzania.
Nonetheless, choosing the wedding location can be difficult as there are many beautiful places to choose from. However, if you and your spouse-to-be are both adventurous, Tanzania is one of the most perfect places in East Africa, and the world, to get married!
This country is full of life, vigour, and unique factors that make a wedding distinct and memorable. So, here are some of the unique ways to get married in Tanzania:
Unique weddings in Tanzania: How to get married
When it comes to getting married, Tanzania is one of the most popular destinations in the world. If you’re looking for a unique and budget-friendly way to get married, then Tanzania is the perfect place for you.
There are a number of reasons why Tanzania is such a popular choice for getting married. For starters, the country is absolutely beautiful. From the majestic mountains to the stunning beaches, there is no shortage of places to explore in Tanzania.
Getting married on safari
Having your wedding in the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater are some of the best options for unique outdoor wedding destinations. Since Tanzania is opening up from the Covid-19 lockdowns, weddings at popular and unique places, such as the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Craters, and others places, are possible. Since these locations are massive, you can host as many wedding guests as your heart desires at the actual ceremony.
Imagine walking down the aisle next to the rolling green savannah of Tanzania. The sky is stunningly blue, and the gentle breezes of the air wrap you. You’ll then hear whisper reverberations of lions roaring in the distance along with the songs of birds. Furthermore, there’s a high chance of giant elephants, giraffes and the stripy zebras in your distant backdrop, perfect for wedding photos. National parks in Tanzania can truly provide the most beautiful wedding locations.
Easy Travel can make things happen for you if you want this type of wedding! We can arrange various accommodations for you, such as:
- Luxury lodges for a prestigious wedding celebration
- Boutique safari camps
- Private safari house with a luxurious honeymoon suite
We’ll make sure that you, your partner, and the people with you will be able to relax, unwind, and experience the best Tanzanian wedding! We will be the ones to put together the itinerary with your approval so that you’ll have ample time to relax and prepare for your BIG day.
We can arrange a romantic, candlelit dinner in the bush under the starry skies and can be followed by a spa treatment! You can also go for cocktails over the sunset, overseeing the magnificent, seemingly endless savannah.
After the wedding day, you and your life partner can also go wafting over the winds on a balloon trip. English breakfast will then follow this in the bush.
Moreover, you’ll also get to spend time in a Maasai village and dance with the local tribe. For your honeymoon, you can visit eastern Tanzanian and enjoy the powdery white sands of Zanzibar and the stunning turquoise water of the Indian Ocean.
Part of the Safari wedding locations are:
- Lake Manyara
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Arusha Park
- Mount Meru
- Mount Kilimanjaro
- The Serengeti
So, make your African wedding possible with the assistance of Easy Travel today! Our Safari wedding planner understands how to make the perfect bush nuptial and ensures that every tiny detail is taken care of.
We can plan everything from your preference, so you don’t have to worry as everything will be up to your likings!
Getting married on top of the mountain
Another unique way to get married in Tanzania is on the top of the mountain! You can do this either on the enchanting Mount Meru or the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro for breathtaking sceneries.
You can climb up the highest mountain in Africa and have your vows exchanged at Uhuru Peak. This wedding type will surely give you and your partner-to-be a surreal, unique, and distinct wedding experience!
Easy Travel can arrange everything for you from transportation, food, accommodation and other necessary things to help make the weddings on top of the mountain possible. We’ll also ensure that every tiny detail will be taken care of to ensure that you’ll have the most unique and unforgettable marriage experience on top of the mountain.
Getting married on the beach
Tanzania’s coast is known for its powdery white sandy beaches. Furthermore, the azure view of the Indian Ocean and the lush backdrop of the baobab, tropical fruit in hand, and the paradisiacal birds will contribute significantly to the wedding ambiance overall.
You can pick the wedding venue at any unique and lovely location on the islands of Zanzibar, Mafia, Pemba, and even Dar es Salaam. There are hotels, resorts, and lodges that can cater weddings on their beachfront. So, whether you’re searching for a small, intimate wedding ceremony at a remote location with you two or want the presence of all your family and friends, Easy Travel can make that happen.
We will be the ones to make the necessary engagements and choose the ideal stayover, activities, and cuisines with your approval. Your guests will surely enjoy and love every moment of your unique Tanzanian wedding.
Legal requirements for safari weddings in Tanzania
For a legal Tanzanian marriage, you’ll have to submit all the legal requirements. However, if you choose a reliable local operator like Easy Travel, you won’t have to worry about the legalities and paperwork as we will do everything for you!
While we can make arrangements for wedding events, it’s best to avoid the dates from December 24th to January 4th and other public holidays like Easter, Christmas and the New Year. This is because government officials take time off during these days, so getting an official to officiate your marital request can be difficult.
Moreover, these times fall under the dry season, so there are maximal safari guests in Tanzania. We’ll only require you to make particular documents available at least six weeks prior to your travel date for your wedding in Tanzania. While you can send them in via email, you have to ensure that the originals are in hand for inspection as you arrive in Tanzania.
- Complete name and address.
- Occupation and the religion, faith, belief you follow.
- Notarized copy of your valid passports.
- Notarized copy of your birth certificates.
- A copy of original certified proof of decree absolute (Relevant divorce documents if one or both of the partners have been divorced)
- No impediment certificate acquired from your country of origin.
The no impediment certificate should be duly notarized and certified in English. Divorced individuals should present the necessary divorce certification.
However, if you’ve been widowed, a relevant death certificate should be presented instead. Furthermore, two passport-sized photographs of the bride and groom are needed.
Based on Tanzanian law, Easy Travel will inform the Tanzanian government of your intentions to get married in the country, and we’ll do this with the Office of the District Commissioner. We will also be the ones to visit the local office of the Registrar of Marriages and submit the required completed forms, along with other mandatory documents and fees.
Apart from the necessary legal formalities, we’ll also handle the transportation of the Registrar to and from the safari venue of your Tanzanian nuptial rites.
You can pick from the locations to build a lifetime of unforgettable memories, like an intimate ceremony on a lake with the vibrant pink flamingos as the backdrop or near a deep riverbank with hippos grunting in the water. You can also get married in a hot air balloon while floating over the Serengeti’s golden grassland or have a sunset wedding over the savannah.
Do I need special marriage licenses?
No. You only need to provide the aforementioned documentation, similar to Western countries.
Plan your Tanzanian wedding today!
Since getting married happens only once, it must be unique, magical, and unforgettable. So, if you’re planning a wedding apart from the typical nuptials, having it in Tanzania is a perfect choice!
You can have your wedding at various safari destinations, such as the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, or in the powdery white beaches of Zanzibar, Pemba, and more. To have such a unique experience, you can contact Easy Travel for more details.