I have been shooting both travel photography and weddings for a while now, and the more I think about it, the truer it rings – Namibia is a superb wedding destination.
When I started out considering the idea, I first Googled if anyone else has written about it, but could find nothing about it. So here goes…
Namibia as Wedding Destination
We all know that Namibia is incredibly beautiful in its diversity. But imagine being able to photograph you, as a bride, at your most feminine with your hunk of a husband, in this incredibly vast landscape? You will not only have memories for a lifetime, you will have photos that your high-society friends will drool over!
So what are the options?
Southern Namibia: Dunes – Wolwedans
The dunes of Namibia is quite famous, but nowhere as beautiful as Wolwedans. Check out their website – you will want to start planning your wedding immediately. These guys are also professionals when it comes to catering for weddings. Just listen to this:
Imagine yourself standing on top of a dune next to your loved one. Your eyes are set on endless plains covered in a shimmer of silver grass. Blue mountains in the distance suggest a mystical feel. For this special moment this kingdom is yours. At Wolwedans you can realize what many couples dream of: A small and intimate wedding, set in one of the most visually spectacular places on earth. To speak the words ‘I do’ out into the colours of the wild, to truly experience a magical union with both your loved one and nature itself, is a unique and utterly romantic idea.
Just imagine being able to go on a spectacular game drive for your couple shoot after the ceremony. Where could it be more beautiful, more wild, than in the Etosha National Park of Namibia? A number of lodges around Etosha is just perfect for safari weddings. Onguma Fort pops into my mind – who wouldn’t want their first night as MR and MRS’s in the Honeymoon suite at the Fort?! I mean, wow!
Caprivi: A Boat Wedding – Ichingo Chobe River Lodge
This is wild. This is sooooo wild. But Ichingo offers you an experience that you will not forget in your lifetime. The lodge is quieter, more secluded and personal than any of the other lodges. And just listen to this:
Because of its unique geographic location, the game viewing and birdwatching in and around Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is second to none. Plus, you can get up close and personal with the wildlife as you glide towards them silently on the tender boats.
Yes! Yes! Yes! This is for the couple who wants to elope in everything that nature can offer them. This is for the adventurous, the true travel couple. Check out their website for more temptation.
These are but a few of the magnificent options in Namibia. I haven’t touched on all the options around Windhoek, that would be more suitable for bigger weddings. Or the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland or even Kaokoland. Let’s make it Namibia as a Wedding Destination Part 2, shall we?
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