Ryan Bailey & Lisa Nazarian

Ryan & Lisa

August 31, 2013

Ryan Bailey & Lisa Nazarian

Ryan & Lisa

August 31, 2013

Hi favorite people!
We are so excited to share our special day with you, to see all our loved ones and celebrate together in California. We realize what a miracle our love is - to have found it in Vegas and have it grow while being counties apart. We feel so fortunate to be surrounded and supported by such wonderful friends and family, as your prayers and influence helped shape the people we are now.

When we thought about where we wanted to register, we realized that we much more treasure memories and time together rather than traditional household items. Getting married later in life means you've already got your toaster, plates, and silverware. Also, shipping things to Mexico is incredibly expensive (so much so that Lisa is storing her things in Houston until we move back). Since we love taking pictures, experiencing new things, and seeing different cultures, Africa stood out as a trip of a lifetime. We cherish your participation in creating our perfect honeymoon, our first real adventure as husband and wife!

Love,
Lisa & Ryan

We're going to Kenya!

Kenya & Zanzibar Honeymoon Itinerary

Day 1
NAIROBI
We'll arrive at the Nairobi International Airport and will immediately start to explore the city! We'll check out the giraffe sanctuary, Nairobi National Park, and the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Ryan and I will dine at Carnivore Restaurant where all exotic meat is served roasted on traditional Maasai swords over a huge charcoal pit. Then we'll head to the Palacina Bed and Breakfast for a deep sleep after our incredibly long flight.

Day 2 - 7
MAASAI MARA
We will be transferred to Wilson Airport for a flight over the sprawling grasslands of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in the Great Rift Valley. The Maasai Mara is the most well-known reserve in Kenya, setting the scene for the Great Migration usually July– October. Over 1million wildebeest flood the reserve after traveling north from the Serengeti in Tanzania, along with large herds of other herbivores and some lions & hyenas. Ryan and I will enjoy Maasai village visits, picnics, spectacular bush breakfasts/dinners, as well as night game drives. One thing we are most looking forward to is taking a hot air balloon ride above the African plains. We'll stay 6 nights at Kichwa Tembo in a luxury safari tent.

Day 8 - 11
ZANZIBAR
We will take a flight to Wilson and then will be transferred to Nairobi Airport for a flight to Zanzibar. We'll spend the next few days relaxing and taking in the sights and sounds of the Spice Island. Ryan and I will relax on the beach, go diving at one of Zanzibar’s world renowned dive sights, swim with the dolphins at Kizimkazi, and take in the unique culture of the island. We'll stay 4 nights at Pongwe Beach Club in a sea view suite.

Day 12
Today we will sadly say goodbye to Africa and fly home, spending the 30 hour flight looking at the amazing pictures we were able to capture.

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Giraffe Sanctuary in Nairobi- We'll get up close and personal with the giraffes, getting to feed them at eye level.
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David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage- these tiny elephants run around and lead their keepers a merry dance! About five keepers introduce you to the elephants and tell you their stories.
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Nairobi National Park- The noble black rhino sanctuary is the highlight of this local treasure, Kenya’s first national park. There are lions, elephants, rhinos, ostrich, crocodiles, hippos, impalas, cranes, giraffes, zebras, etc.
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Tour of Spice Island- Pungent aromas, deep tropical colours, lush vegetation, coral-sand beaches... the world's spice islands present a happy combination of bounty and beauty.
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Stone Island Tour- We'll get to buy tropical fruits and hear diverse dialects of the townspeople when seeing the town. We'll also get to tour the Anglican Church of Christ built by Bishop Steers in 1874 on the site of old slave market.
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Snorkeling in Zanzibar- an experience of a lifetime! We'll get to discover many varieties of coral, blue ribbon tail rays, fire fish, and clown fish, etc. We also might see some whales as we sail out to the island.
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Swim with Dolphins- Kizimkazi, in the far south of the island, is one of the best places to view and swim side by side with bottlenose and humpback dolphins!
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Hot Air Balloon Ride- After a champagne breakfast, we'll take off to see the sun rise over the Maasai Mara reserve. It is Great Migration season, so we are in for a treat- seeing large animal herds travel north. Unforgettable Lifetime Experience!
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Night Game Drive!- Seeing lions hunt sounds incredible, but Lisa will definitely cry.
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Scuba diving in Zanzibar- We'll get to explore the crystal clear waters of one of the world's best diving sites. We'll see reefs populated with whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, & colorful fish.
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One Night at Palacina Hotel - Palacina Hotel is Nairobi's premier boutique hotel. Located in the rich and green state house valley of Nairobi, it offers amazing views and all the luxuries of a five star hotel
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Kichwa Tembo- These luxurious safari tents offer private verandas and are laid out on immaculate grounds in the great outdoors.
$5000
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$100
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Pongwe Beach Club- It's a true paradise retreat, set within a secluded bay on the east coast of Zanzibar. We'll stay at one of their sixtreen traditional beach-side cottages.
$10000
5/10
$100
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Bottles of South African wine to enjoy- We have lots to celebrate, and Lisa might need some to put up with the giant African bugs.
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Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant- This restaurant has become an award winning eatery, using local ingredients to create inspired combinations. They serve their exotic meats on traditional Maasai swords!
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Picnic on the reserve- We'll eat yummy food while overlooking beautiful Africa. Perfection.
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Giant African Bugs= Super bug repellant, flashlights, and travel books are necessities.
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Fancy hats- We're 30ish and want to prolong those wrinkles as long as possible.
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Binoculars- Yes, we want to see all those animals up close and personal.
$3000
3/5
$100
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Travel Insurance- Emergency medical air evacuation, trip interruption, and trip cancellation insurance for two. Not so romantic, but necessary.
$4000
4/4
$100
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Entry Visas- tourist visas are a requirement for touring Kenya and Tanzania!
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Fancy camera- We LOVE pictures and need a nice camera to capture all our special memories, animals, and landscapes!!!
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Photography gear including extra batteries, memory cards, and extreme telephoto zoom lens.
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Luggage- Traveling is our favorite, whether it's to Africa or traveling to and from the states.
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Taxi cab fares- We want to see as much of Africa as we can!
$3500
6/8
$100
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Flight to Masai Mara National Reserve!
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Flight to Zanzibar- hello beach!
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Polaroid Camera and film- Kids adore seeing their own images, and we would love to give them pictures of themselves and friends when we visit the villages.
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Tour of Maasai Village- We'll get to experience the culture of Africa and see how villagers live. We want to be able to buy their crafts and give gifts to the kids.
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Honeymoon Art Souvenir- Ryan and I have a tradition to buy a nice piece of art to remember each country that we visit. We would love to buy a beautiful photograph or painting to remember our African honeymoon!
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Zanzibar Couples Massage- Nothing like some hot stones on your back and the gentle sound of the water to lull us into relaxation.
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$000
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