As I have mentioned in a previous blog, a tailor made holiday is the best way to get the holiday you really want. We don’t all have weird and wonderful wishes to fulfil, but sometimes you just want what you want!

One trip we loved putting together was a trip for a renewal of marriage vows for a lovely couple. It was a few years ago now (and they still travel with us even now) but I still remember how lovely it was to be able to arrange that very unique and special event for them.

It happened in the Serengeti in Tanzania, which is already a good start! They of course had a wonderful safari experience. On the special day however, we got them up early and took them to a hot air balloon. They had a stunning hour’s flight over the African savannah, and then they returned for a ‘wedding ceremony’. Everyone was dressed to the nines, their “maids of honour” were Maasai warriors ( don’t tell them I called them ‘maids’), there was a gorgeous champagne wedding breakfast spread out, and the Maasai also provided the entertainment with singing and dancing.

I know they will always remember this event, and actually, so will I – even thought I wasn’t there.

It was lovely to be a part of something so special like this. If you are wanting a renewal of vows in a unique spot, we’d love the opportunity to help you plan it!

Amanda Marks

Amanda Marks is the founder and managing director of award-winning tour operator, Tribes Travel. Having started travelling professionally in her mid-twenties as a tour leader in Africa and the Middle East, she set up Tribes with her husband Guy in 1998. She travels regularly both alone and with her family, and is committed to sustainable travel so we can protect the earth's diversity and beauty for future generations.