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Ten Best Places to get Married in Africa

Finding the right destination for your wedding is a big deal. It’s hard enough trying to decide a local destination, but if you’re set on tying the knot abroad, you are spoiled for choice. For most people, the ideal wedding destination is in the regal places in Europe or the sun burst tropical islands in the Bahamas or Hawaii. BUT WHAT ABOUT AFRICA?! From blue waters to historic landscapes and exotic falls, here are the ten best places to get married in Africa.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania

Located in East Africa, this island is amazing for beach weddings with its spectacularly picturesque beaches, turquoise waters, boisterous markets and historic buildings and architecture. It provides the best backdrops of white sands and tall palms swaying in the winds. The sea breeze is always invigorating to both couple and guests, giving them a sense of relaxation before, during and after the wedding.

From snorkeling to a dose of the rich culture in museums, there is a lot to do in Zanzibar even after the wedding.

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Marrakech, Morocco

The magical spirit and Bohemian vibes make this city a first choice for brides who have a sense of adventure. The city has immaculate and ancient architecture. PLUS, its golden lights create a beautiful effect for romantic wedding photography. Nothing is more beautiful than saying your vows under the North African sun that stands over this city.

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The beauty of Mauritius is so divine that Mark Twain himself once wrote that heaven was modeled after Mauritius. No beach is as stunning as the ones in Mauritius.

But it is uniqueness that is Mauritius’s claim to fame.  Some of the rarest species of birds live in Mauritius and its waters are a beautiful sapphire-blue. When you’re thinking about wedding receptions, you must know the culinary excellence in Mauritius is one of its kind. Treat your wedding guests to sea food delicacies straight off the boat.

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Cape Verde

This lush island chain has breathtaking mountains and beaches with peaceful villages nestled which give it a spot on the list of top wedding spots in Africa. Cape Verde has the bluest waters and whitest sands. Imagine your vows and “I do’s” set against peaceful waves lapping upon the shore.

Cape Verde’s wedding reception potential his mighty with its upbeat and fun vibe and with its night clubs and bars. The locals are super friendly, and their food is amazing.

El Gouna, Egypt

El Gouna is a contemporary seaside resort town on Egypt’s Red Sea. It is one of the most romantic wedding destinations with its beautiful coral reefs, sandy beaches and lagoons. The dramatic presence of mountains on El Gouna provide beautiful picture backdrops. Either on the beach or in any of the elegant El Gouna Hotels, one can have a beautiful wedding.

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Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a beautiful waterfall setting on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it is a breathtaking wedding destination in Africa. A beautiful waterfall as your backdrop, with serene lagoons, islands and wildlife as a backdrop creates the most picture-perfect wedding at Victoria Falls.

There is a hotel planted right at the edge of the falls in Zimbabwe and a luxury lodge on the other side in Zambia. Either of these can serve as the perfect venue depending on your point of view (lol).  After the wedding, the wedding party can enjoy sunset river cruises or guided game drives.

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Cairo, Egypt

A number of people have agreed that a wedding overlooking the pyramids in Cairo is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of wedding. As one of the largest cities in the Middle East, Cairo can accommodate weddings of any size, style, or budget. There are different possible venues from hotels to beaches to palaces, but a wedding in Cairo is always beautiful.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is a top wedding destination with its breathtakingly beautiful venues and delectable cuisines. It’s one city where you can find everything you need for your wedding one place. From beaches to 5-star hotels to ballrooms and any kind of food catering, Cape Town has more than enough locations for you to say, “I do”.

With a rich cultural backdrop, Cape Town’s progressive technology, conservative wildlife, and many tourist attractions give an added bonus to your wedding guests who will be traveling from abroad.

Antananarivo, Madagascar

This charming capital city of Madagascar is made of hillside ridges dotted with colorful rooftops all over. From cultural activities to seaside excursions, there are a lot of things for both couple and guests to do before, during and after the wedding. The city is large enough with a wide variety of hotels and resorts to host weddings of any kind of budget. This city is a great destination for weddings in Africa.

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Seychelles Islands

This is a great destination for couples looking for a private island to get married. Bordering Madagascar, these islands have a thousand and one exotic sceneries and spectacular beaches. A wedding one of these islands would be nothing short of a fun and romantic experience. It is an amazing destination for an intimate wedding in Africa.