Weddings — Angama

Angama's Wedding Safari

A destination wedding in the Maasai Mara

YOUR DREAM WEDDING IN AFRICA

With endless views of the Maasai Mara Reserve, Angama Mara serves as the most beautiful backdrop to your destination wedding, be it a classical ceremony, or a traditional Maasai blessing.

The team at the safari lodge loves nothing more than planning memorable weddings – always beautifully simple with hints of Maasai culture, overflowing with Kenya’s world-famous roses and views over Africa so wide that your guests will be overwhelmed by the splendour of it all.

We look forward to creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Where to say ‘I do’

A choice of settings

The Out of Africa Saddle

Probably the most iconic wedding setting at Angama Mara, our Out of Africa Saddle brings together the romance from the film with the dramatic views of the Reserve below. Here, the bridal couple can choose to exchange their vows in the middle of nowhere with nothing but chairs, flowers, a table and the endless African sky overhead.

Quick facts:

  • Suitable for 30 – 60 guests
  • Best in the late afternoon
  • Ideal for Maasai wedding entourage

The Shamba

Angama’s one-acre Shamba is a garden unlike any other. A joyful stroll along the winding pathways down to a deck canopied under two huge moth trees where the Shamba wedding ceremony takes place.

Quick facts:

  • Suitable for 10 – 30 guests
  • A magical garden setting with views of the Mara
  • Perfect for intimate weddings

The Chapel

Hidden away in the heart of the property and just next to the Shamba sits the Angama Chapel – a beautiful non-denominational Maasai brick and stained glass building that serves as a place of peace and comfort.

Quick facts:

  • Suitable for 30 – 60 guests
  • Perfect wet weather option
  • Beautiful when filled with flowers and candles

The Reception

After the ceremony, drinks, bitings and photographs, it is time to head back to one of Angama’s guest areas to celebrate the exchanging of vows. The guest area is the most beautiful location for your wedding feast. Long tables laden with fresh flowers and candles cast a warm glow over the elegant copper and brassware.

Quick facts:

Wedding Styles

TWO WEDDING OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

A Classic Wedding

Many brides dream of their classical white wedding dress framed against a dramatic sky. With Angama Mara’s breathtaking views of the Mara Reserve, there are a multitude of settings as a backdrop to your elegant safari white wedding.

Surrounded by unspoilt nature and your loved ones, this must be one of the most romantic settings in the world from which to begin your beautiful journey as a married couple.

A Traditional Maasai Blessing

Maasai Blessings can be performed for either newlyweds or vow renewals and are held at sunset in either our traditional Maasai Boma or Shamba.

This very special ceremony begins with the couple, dressed in traditional Maasai attire, arriving at their blessing accompanied by Maasai warriors and maidens. After a traditional performance of song and dance, the Maasai elder will bless the couple.

An unforgettable celebration for all

Plan your dream safari
destination wedding

There are endless ways to spend your time at Angama Mara - from beautiful days exploring the Mara landscape and discovering the great animals that call it home, to quiet moments of gentle relaxation.

Day 2

Spend the morning at the lodge, perhaps enjoying a massage or sitting back on your red rocking chair and taking in the view. After a delicious lunch, head out on another afternoon safari.

Day 1

Arrive in the world-famous Maasai Mara and settle into your spacious tented suite perched right at the edge of the escarpment. After a celebratory glass of sparkling wine, set off on safari to get your first taste of the wonderful adventure that awaits.

Day 3

Start your wedding day by floating high above the Mara in a hot-air balloon followed by a champagne breakfast and a quick pre-wedding siesta. Then it’s time to get ready for the ceremony and celebration.

Day 5

Watch a final Mara sunrise from the foot of your bed, before setting off on your last morning safari. Return to the lodge for breakfast, check out and a final farewell before departing to start your new adventure as a married couple.

Day 4

After a lazy late-morning lie-in, join your friends and family over some more wonderful food and wine, reliving the wonderful day of wedding celebrations. In the evening, dine under the stars at Angama Mara’s Bush BBQ.

A romantic setting unlike any other

BROWSE THE WEDDING GALLERY

Memories to last a lifetime

BROWSE THE WEDDING GALLERY

A beautiful table setting for a beautiful occasion

BROWSE THE WEDDING GALLERY

Celebrate your vows on the Out of Africa saddle

BROWSE THE WEDDING GALLERY

Pricing

At Angama Mara there are no costs attached to venue hire. Our wedding party guests simply pay for their accommodation. For sole-use of a guest area for the reception, guests will need to reserve one or both camps for their wedding.

Standard Wedding Set Up:

Our standard set up includes:

  • Up to 60 white chairs for the ceremony
  • A table covered in a white table cloth as an altar
  • An officiant from our staff
  • 15 Maasai warriors or maidens
  • Sparkling wine, drinks and bitings at the ceremony
  • At the wedding feast the tables in the guest area are set with handsome copper under plates, candles and flowers

Additional Wedding Touches:

Angama Mara can provide many extra details to tailor your day to your specific preferences – from flowers to Maasai jewellery and professional wedding photographers or videographers, quotes available on request.

A wedding day of our dreams

Angama Mara was without a doubt the perfect place to hold our wedding, and to invite our family and friends for a safari on a lifetime. Everyone was simply blown away by the abundant and varied wildlife, the incredible food, service and facilities at Angama Mara as well as the wedding itself. The Angama team could not have been more helpful with wedding planning, identifying resources, and coordinating our group. Our stay at Angama Mara was absolutely unforgettable and our wedding day was truly a dream.

Alison & Andrew

The magic of the Mara changed our lives

The Angama team went above and beyond to make our wildest wedding dreams come true. We knew having a small and intimate ceremony on the Masai Mara would be amazing. What we didn't know is how impactful the Angama, the staff and the unparalleled level of service would have on making our experience so incredibly special. We felt the staff become part of our family, and Angama become our home. We are forever indebted to this exceptional place, it's extraordinary people and the magic of the Mara for changing our lives.

Austin & Mary Ross

A wedding day of our dreams

Angama Mara was without a doubt the perfect place to hold our wedding, and to invite our family and friends for a safari on a lifetime. Everyone was simply blown away by the abundant and varied wildlife, the incredible food, service and facilities at Angama Mara as well as the wedding itself. The Angama team could not have been more helpful with wedding planning, identifying resources, and coordinating our group. Our stay at Angama Mara was absolutely unforgettable and our wedding day was truly a dream.

Alison & Andrew

The magic of the Mara changed our lives

The Angama team went above and beyond to make our wildest wedding dreams come true. We knew having a small and intimate ceremony on the Masai Mara would be amazing. What we didn't know is how impactful the Angama, the staff and the unparalleled level of service would have on making our experience so incredibly special. We felt the staff become part of our family, and Angama become our home. We are forever indebted to this exceptional place, it's extraordinary people and the magic of the Mara for changing our lives.

Austin & Mary Ross

All you need to know

WHICH LEGAL DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?

Weddings at Angama Mara will not be an official marriage. You are advised to be married in your home country before or after coming to Kenya.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

Angama’s Chapel is a beautiful wet weather option that can be kept as a standby alternative should it rain on the day.

CAN YOU ARRANGE MY HONEYMOON?

Whether you prefer the beach, or some more time in the bush, our Angama Safaris team of knowledgeable East Africa specialists are standing by to help you plan the perfect honeymoon.

PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER

Angama Mara works with professional photographers and videographers based in Nairobi. Please contact us to discuss the options available.

CAN YOU WORK WITH MY WEDDING PLANNER?

Should you like to work with a wedding planner, we ask that the Angama Mara team sets up a call with them prior to the wedding to explain the advantages and limitations to a destination wedding in the middle of the Maasai Mara.

HOW MANY GUESTS DO WE NEED TO HAVE A WEDDING AT ANGAMA MARA?

Angama Mara offers weddings for 30 guests, or 60 guests (the bridal couples has to take either one or both camps – both of which are identical). Alternatively, if you would prefer a private affair with just yourselves and a few guests, that too is possible.

CAN WE HAVE MUSIC AT THE RECEPTION?

Please note that while all weddings require at least one of Angama Mara’s camps to be booked exclusively, sound does travel across the Great Rift Valley and as such, music at wedding receptions is limited to a small speaker and until a reasonable hour. Should a wedding of both camps (60 guests) be booked, the music may be played at your discretion.

WHAT ABOUT THE WEDDING CAKE?

The pastry team have perfected a beautiful signature wedding cake – a Persian Love Cake. The rose-scented cake is the softest chiffon with pops of cardamom and saffron cream – the rose and the spices having a very strong connection to Kenya which is one of the world’s biggest rose exporters, as well as influences from the coastal Swahili culture and flavours. Set on a marble cake stand and adorned with fresh roses, the Angama wedding cake is displayed in the guest area awaiting the couple’s arrival.

CAN YOU SOURCE MY FLOWERS?

Flowers can be sourced on request, as well as rose petals. Certain flowers hold up to the African sun better than others , and the Angama team can guide you on the best options.

Do you have more questions?