Bush campfires, sleeping under the stars, up-close wildlife encounters and chasing waterfalls on a sunset cruise down the Zambezi.
As many couples will attest, few things are more romantic than a scenic walk with the one you love. A honeymoon in Zambia will take this to the next level.
The true home of the walking safari, Zambia will show you and your new spouse the very best of its natural beauty. Intimate encounters with wildlife, passionate guides, exciting new knowledge and an ever-growing love for this stunningly beautiful African country will characterise a safari honeymoon here.
Perhaps begin in the Lower Zambezi National Park, where you can add peaceful canoe safaris to your gentle walks. Watch elephants as they come to drink, navigate hippopotamus as they surface amongst the lily pads, and keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles basking on the muddy river banks.
For a change of scene, perhaps head to the vast and little-visited Kafue national park for traditional game drives, where guests experience Africa’s Edenic wilderness as it was before tourism, or opt for the South Luangwa, known for its excellent big game spotting, as well as its ever-elusive Big Cats.
What’s more, it’s one of the only locations in Africa where guests can experience the exhilaration of a night-time safari, unobtrusively tracking nocturnal predators as they hunt. The Luangwa’s northern counterpart offers the chance to see rhinos: a recent reintroduction that is sure to create emotional encounters for all wildlife lovers.
In Zambia, honeymooning couples can combine all the abundance of nature with the luxury afforded by world-class safari lodges.
These are situated in stunning, secluded locations, which means you could be relaxing on your private terrace with a glass of champagne whilst watching a herd of gazelles gently stride across the plain or enjoying sundowners in the company of elephants come to drink from the river.
Of course, no honeymoon in Zambia would be complete without a visit to Victoria Falls, or Mosi Oa Tunya (The Smoke that Thunders), as it is evocatively known to locals.
Apart from marvelling at the thunderous Falls,daredevils can take the swim of a lifetime at Devil’s Pool, the original infinity pool, which has been carved into the rock by the force of the river.
Sunset river cruises, nights spent watching the stars, evening drinks sipped to the sounds of the bush, cosy campfires, sumptuous lodges and private plunge pools: no matter how you choose to spend it, a honeymoon in Zambia can exceed the greatest dreams of any romantic.