If you are looking for something very different and unique for your wedding, then consider a traditional Maasai marriage ceremony. Imagine donning traditional tribal regalia for a communally celebrated ceremony in one of the Maasai villages near the Ngorongoro Crater, complete with dances and chanting.
For a large wedding with guests, the ceremony becomes elaborate. A goat is slaughtered and the groom is taken off to drink a locally made beer with the men. He then has to pay the bride’s father a bride price a nominal cow (as opposed to the several cows called for by Maasai tradition).
Village women, meanwhile, take the bride to get ready for the ceremony, singing to her all the while. We can arrange to have a lovely white or tan bride’s outfit made with Maasai beading on it,
over which the bride wears the beaded marriage necklace and khanga. Joyful singing, chanting and dancing accompany the traditional union, as the guests join in. The groom then has to prove himself a worthy warrior and husband by participating in the jumping competition with other young morans (warriors)
For the couple who are on honeymoon, and wish to have an extra memory, We can also arrange for a small private traditional ceremony in which the bride is adorned with colorfully patterned khanga (cloth) and a beaded marriage necklace, while the groom is dressed in a shuka (man’s cloth) and given a stick (rungu) to denote his manhood. These are bestowed by the village elder and one of his wives. For the newly wedded husband there is no getting away from the jumping competition even on this occasion.
We arranges for accommodations at one of the lovely camps or lodges in the scenic reserve, as well as transportation for the guests to and from the village for the ceremony. After the ceremony the honeymoon continues searching for big 5 in Ngorongoro Crater, and following the great migration in Serengeti.