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5 Amazing Places for Destination Weddings in Africa

Thinking of the perfect location for your destination wedding? Africa has breath-taking places for those who want to say I do! These locations are so beautiful you’ll decide against dragging your wedding guests all the way to Mykonos or Bora Bora.

A destination wedding is great for couples who want to exchange vows in faraway locales. You get to marry the love of your life in a setting you and your guests will remember forever. Traditionally, the concept of getting hitched far away from home was initially associated with elopements, but right now many couples are opting for destination weddings because it is a great way to reassemble your loved ones.

Why an African Destination Wedding is a Great Idea

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If you have family scattered everywhere and can’t reach a compromise on the best place to gather everyone, a destination wedding in Africa should settle that quickly. Also, many couples choose to get married far away from home because:

You Can Get Married for Less

Destination wedding packages are cheaper than getting married in big cities where the cost could exceed whatever modest budget you had in mind. Not only that, having to pay extra for a romantic honeymoon disqualifies getting married at home. With a destination wedding package, you get discounted rates for lodging, meals and airfare. The honeymoon is included in the package, allowing you to get more for less.

It Reduces Stress

The package comes pre-planned with provisions for a minister, cake, and a photographer, meaning that you don’t have to run around trying to put things in place. You can choose the package that fits your budget.

It Offers the Best Reunion Opportunity

Everyone knows just how stressful wedding planning can be. Skip the expensive wedding planners and choose a destination wedding because it works as a wedding, a vacation and a reunion. It might also be the only way to get your loved ones together in an exotic location. Take the chance to gather your people from far and near and create unforgettable memories.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Zanzibar is simply breath-taking! You will love the spectacular beaches, turquoise waters, boisterous markets, and the historic buildings. Located in East Africa, this wonderful island offers a backdrop of white sands and tall palms swaying gently in the wind. Thinking of a beach wedding? Think Zanzibar! The sea breeze will invigorate you and your guests, while also offering you a great place to relax and unwind before and after the wedding. If you’re staying on for your honeymoon, things to do in Zanzibar include frolicking in the beautiful waters, getting your dose of history and culture in the museums, scuba diving and snorkeling. You will love your destination wedding in Zanzibar so much that the island could become your family’s favorite vacation spot.


Destination Weddings in Africa Mauritius

Did you know that Mark Twain once wrote that heaven was modeled after Mauritius? Yes, Mauritius is that beautiful! Treat yourself and your guests to an unrivaled wedding by making Mauritius your destination of choice. No beach in the world is as spectacular as the ones found in Mauritius. The waters are amazingly sapphire-blue. The rarest birds can be found in Mauritius. The beach resorts here will give you the space to luxuriate and start off your new life on a beautiful note.

The culinary excellence of Mauritius is celebrated all over the world, so take advantage of this when planning your wedding menu and you could serve your guests seafood straight off the boat. After your wedding in Mauritius, you can spend your honeymoon lying on the beach all day long, or you could visit exotic islands, go diving and snorkeling, play golf – the list is really endless.

Cape Verde

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You can’t make a list of cool places for destination weddings in Africa without mentioning Cape Verde. You will fall in love with this beautiful island chain and its beautiful mountains, glorious beaches and peaceful villages. Cape Verde is a great place for people interested in beach weddings in Africa. You have never seen bluer waters or whiter sands!

The vibe in this location is upbeat and fun. You’ll enjoy touring the many night clubs and bars. The locals here are fun and hospitable. The food will set fire to your taste buds. Cape Verde is so beautiful it will become your family’s best vacation spot.

Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

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Chances are that you haven’t heard of this paradise before now, but it is one of the most beautiful African destination wedding locations. Located on top of a steep cliff, the town overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and the Bay of Tunis. There are beautiful flowers wherever you turn. The quaint cobble stone streets give you an unrestricted access to art shops, cafes and souvenir shops. About the souvenir shops, wouldn’t it be absolutely cool to get a few souvenirs and then gift them to your guests as wedding souvenirs?

Loads of writers and artists have taken up residence in Sidi Bou Said at some point in their career. Things to do in Sidi Bou Said include visiting museums, seeing famous buildings and exploring the city.

Marrakesh, Morocco

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Former Miss World Agbani Darego got married in Marrakesh and we approve! What could be more amazing than exchanging your vows under the North African sun? Doing so in front of friends and family, of course! Have fun touring the souks and the vibrant city. The Medina offers you a front row seat to acrobats, conjurers, acting troupes and musicians. This is not a destination you will forget in a hurry.

Everyone wants an unforgettable wedding. Truth is, when people think of beautiful wedding locations, the locations on their minds are usually those in Europe or the Americas. Make your destination wedding memorable by choosing one of the many beautiful African destinations on this list and you will see that Africa isn’t called ‘the motherland’ for nothing.

So you’ve had your Destination Wedding? But where do you Honeymoon? Check out Honeymoon Destinations!