Safari wedding in Uganda

Safari wedding in Uganda, Romantic safari wedding experience in Uganda

Can you have a wedding ceremony while on a safari in Uganda?

Are you looking for a truly unforgettable wedding experience? Look no further! We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to exchange your vows in the heart of the African wilderness. Imagine saying “I do” surrounded by stunning landscapes, majestic wildlife, and the breathtaking beauty of nature.

Planning a safari wedding in Uganda is a unique and adventurous way to celebrate your love. With its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage, Uganda offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding experience.

At Msafiri Tours, we specialize in creating unique and adventurous weddings that will leave you and your guests in awe. Our experienced team will work closely with you to design a personalized wedding ceremony that reflects your love story and captures the magic of this extraordinary setting.

Religious ceremonies at weddings in Uganda encompass various beliefs, including Christianity, Islam, Traditional African customs, and Hinduism. These ceremonies are all recognized by Ugandan law. The Ugandan Registrar holds records of Christian weddings and issues Marriage Certificates for Christian, Hindu, and Islamic ceremonies. For traditional African weddings, affidavits are provided.

Couples desiring an Islamic, Hindu, or African ceremony should contact the Registrar of Marriages initially to obtain further information regarding the requirements and conditions.

For those who prefer a unique location, a Civil Ceremony can be arranged in Uganda. This can take place in a Register Office or at a venue with a Special License for weddings. It is advisable to check the availability in advance.

In addition to main ceremonies, couples have the option to organize a blessing ceremony to celebrate their union or renew their vows. These additional events can be held in beautiful locations and involve minimal paperwork, although official certificates are not issued.

Uganda offers the opportunity for weddings to be arranged at private, scenic viewpoints, offering breathtaking views of the game-filled landscape. Including traditional customs and blessings from Uganda can create a remarkable and spiritually enriching experience.

Romantic wedding in the African savannah

From traditional African dancers to horseback riding, allow your fantasy African wedding to become a reality as our Msafiri Tours staff assist you in bringing your vision alive in Uganda.

Have a unique romantic Uganda safari wedding

Incorporating traditional Ugandan elements into your wedding ceremony can add a special touch to your big day. From traditional attire to cultural rituals, there are many ways to incorporate Ugandan customs and traditions into your wedding. Consider including a traditional Ugandan dance performance or serving local cuisine to give your guests a taste of the local culture.

Unforgettable wedding in the heart of Uganda’s wildlife

Don’t forget about the wildlife! One of the highlights of a safari wedding in Uganda is the opportunity to see some of Africa’s most iconic animals up close. Arrange for a guided safari tour for you and your guests to explore the national parks and enjoy encounters with elephants, lions, giraffes, and more. The memories of these wildlife sightings will last a lifetime.

The Msafiri Tours Full Wedding Package includes

The Msafiri Tours Full Wedding Package includes comprehensive assistance with wedding planning, a private romantic lunch or dinner amidst the wilderness, indigenous floral decoration, a wedding cake, traditional tribal entertainment, blessings from Ugandan elders, a bottle of sparkling wine, a present for the couple, assistance with photography if desired, and arrangements for the official authorized to conduct marriages and their transportation. Witnesses can also be provided if required.

As an optional extra, professional photography and videography services are available, as well as exclusive use of the camp for the wedding party.

Combining love and adventure: Safari wedding in Uganda

Planning a Uganda safari wedding is a unique and exciting experience. There are many things to consider, such as what type of venue you would like, budgeting for the event, and the overall atmosphere you want to create. You should also consider the local wildlife and how to incorporate them into your special day.

When selecting a venue, it’s important to think about the size of your event and the type of atmosphere you want to create. Depending on the type of wedding you’re having, you may want to look for a venue that offers an outdoor setting or an indoor one. You’ll also want to consider the wildlife that may be present, such as elephants, monkeys, and other large animals.

Wedding in Uganda with safari experience

Lastly, we make sure to prioritize the comfort and safety of your guests. Consider arranging transportation between the wedding venue and accommodation options, as well as providing clear instructions and information about the local environment. We work with local wedding planners who can assist you with logistics and ensure a seamless experience for you and your guests.

With the right planning and preparation, you can create a truly unforgettable experience for your Uganda safari wedding.

Your wedding package includes

• A decorated bush safari wedding location, featuring floral displays
• Flowers for the bride and a buttonhole for the groom (matched by the bridesmaid and best man if present)
• A bottle of French Champagne and exclusive canapes for the ceremony
• Wedding cake
• A Uganda tribal wedding dance and wedding blessing from the village elder
• A private wedding dinner at the Safari Lodge, illuminated by magical candlelight
• Exclusive use of one of our 4×4 safari vehicles throughout your wedding day

Our team of travel consultants are here to assist you with all the necessary paperwork and arrangements for your beach wedding in Kenya.

Here is an overview of the general requirements:

To have a wedding in Uganda, a couple typically needs to inform their church and the office of the Registrar General at least 21 days before the wedding date. However, if this is not possible, a Special License can be obtained from the Registrar of Marriages to allow the marriage to be legally recognized under the Marriage Act. This is especially useful if the couple is arriving in Uganda just a few days before their beach wedding.

For a Civil Ceremony held at a venue other than a Register Office, a Special License is also required.

Before travelling to Uganda for your wedding, certain documents need to be submitted to the Registrar of Marriages to apply for the Special License. It is important to arrive in Uganda at least 4 days in advance of the wedding to complete all the necessary paperwork.

The following documents are required for the application (if not in English, official translations must be attached):
  1. Valid passports/identity cards and visas.
  2. Birth Certificates.
  3. An affidavit from a solicitor or notary declaring that both parties are single and eligible to marry.
  4. If below 21 years old, written permission from parents/guardians in the form of an affidavit.
  5. If divorced, a Decree of Absolute.
  6. If widowed, the previous Marriage Certificate and the spouse’s Death Certificate.
  7. If adopted, all adoption papers.
  8. If there has been a name change, all relevant paperwork.
  9. For church weddings, it is helpful to provide a supporting letter from your home priest/pastor.

Whether you envision a quiet, intimate ceremony or a grand celebration with your loved ones, our tour operator or wedding planner can help you create your dream wedding in Uganda.

Get in touch to arrange an Adventure wedding in Uganda

A safari wedding in Uganda is a truly extraordinary way to celebrate your love surrounded by nature’s beauty and wildlife. Embrace the adventure, immerse yourself in the local culture, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us not to plan your special day.

Let us take care of all the details, from arranging accommodations and transportation to coordinating the ceremony and reception. You can simply relax and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience with your loved ones.

Enjoy a wedding in Uganda

So, if you’re ready to embark on a wedding adventure like no other, contact us today to start planning your dream African wilderness wedding. Your happily ever after awaits!