Tanya and Africa Direct created a fairytale wedding and safari for my husband and I. We were married at Camp Jabulani in South Africa with a herd of elephants. We had hoped to be married with one...but somehow with her talent and charm there were 13. It was the most beautiful, amazing wedding either of us could ever have imagined. The lodge itself is exquisite and the people treated us like family. Speaking of which - Tanya, and her husband Hilton, our wedding photographer, were witnesses at our wedding. Tanya and I became very close while planning our wedding and it just seemed perfect. Hilton's photographs are unlike any I have ever seen, his wildlife expertise and sheer talent created works of art. They are an extraordinary couple and it is reflected in the service provided with Africa Direct.
We spent the most exciting two weeks of our lives traveling from one fabulous lodge to the next. After getting married at Camp Jabulani, we went to Ngala Tented Camp, Ngala Walking Safaris Camp, Elephant Plains and then Exeter Leadwood Lodge. I could write a short novel about each place and the unbelievable safaris, food and people. Tanya made arrangements with each lodge to plan wedding surprises....from candle lit dinners in a tree, to champagne and candle lit baths, the list goes on. Each lodge planned their own beautiful acknowledgement of our marriage. It was a wedding and trip that dreams are made of. I miss Africa everyday and I can't wait to return and see our SA family, Tanya and Hilton.