For centuries, June has been considered the most popular month for weddings, though it has fallen slightly behind July and August in recent years.  And while couples may enjoy these relaxing summer months to celebrate their nuptials, they’d find themselves in rainy, dreary weather this time of year in Africa.

April through July is wintertime in Africa, and temperatures—in wedding-hotspot Cape Town, for instance—can dip to freezing.  But during the right time of year, Africa offers some of the most beautiful wedding destinations in the world.

The best months for weddings in Africa are September through November (springtime) and December through March (summertime), when the continent experiences a burst of flowers in bloom, an abundance of wildlife, warm nights and breezy beaches.

Here are 10 of the best places to get married in Africa.

Zanzibar Island

Known as Tanzania’s Spice Island, Zanzibar is a tropical island located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania. With powdery white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters, Zanzibar is a magical Indian Ocean retreat infused with African and Arabian sentiment and great honeymoon options. Off the north coast is the Mnemba Island. According to the Africa Odysseywebsite, it is one of the most exclusive destinations in Africa and has been voted by Condé Nast among the top three romantic beach locations in the world.

Island of Mozambique

The Island of Mozambique is a small coral island located at the mouth of Mossuril Bay in the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean. What makes the island beautiful is the historic architecture of its buildings. Noted for their diverse Arab, Indian and Portuguese influence, these extraordinary buildings can make a spectacular backdrop for a couple’s wedding. Notable buildings include the chapel of Our Lady of the Ramparts, the church of Our Lady of Mercy, and St. Paul’s Palace, the governor’s residence from 1763 until 1935 that now serves as a museum.

Mauritius Island

Mauritius Island is a tropical island known for its palm trees, white sandy beaches, blue lagoons and coral reefs. It is an island that offers numerous selections of peaceful wedding locations. Along with beautiful white sandy beaches, the island has sugar cane fields and lush, verdant mountains that rise up from the clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Mauritius has also been recognized as one of the top honeymoon destinations for wedding couples.


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