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Discover Zambia and Fall in Love: A Honeymoon Guide to This Unique African Country

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If you are anything like us, your ideal honeymoon involves being whisked away to a stunning location far from home and committing each day to create priceless memories. Greet Zambia, a mystical nation where a wide range of wildlife surrounds anything from fly camps to opulent tented accommodations. 

Zambia has high hopes for tourism. This country located in the southern part of Africa is famed for its lovely surroundings and copper. The population of Zambia is estimated at 20 million. Along with its wildlife safari, the nation has a lovely past and a thriving culture. Tourism is so important there that many activities that logically do not belong to this category are regulated by the Tourism and Hospitality Act. What might amaze you is that gambling in Zambia, which includes both brick-and-mortar and online gambling organized by operators here, is also regulated this way in 2007. Do you know any other example where a tourism-related body regulates games of chance? We don’t…  

You will fall in love with this extraordinary nation very fast thanks to the exhilarating experiences at Victoria Falls and the breathtaking on-foot safaris. To get your planning going, check out our Zambia honeymoon guide.

A Honeymoon in Zambia with a “Full House”

Spend your honeymoon traveling from one incredible safari location to the next, totally immersing yourselves in Zambia’s beautiful environment. 

Start the adventure at the rumbling Victoria Falls and get your heart pumping by jumping from bungee cords, white-water rafting, or the “Flight of Angels” in a helicopter while keeping an eye out for rainbows appearing in the mist at the top. In the Lower Zambezi National Park, where made-from-water safaris are the order of the day, follow the majestic Zambezi River. Pay attention to 100-strong herds of elephants as you float past lion, leopard, and buffalo congregated on the banks, and if you are lucky, one of the elephants might even swim by. 

Then, it is off to the South and North Luangwa national parks, both of which offer up-close wildlife encounters with some of Africa’s biggest animals—on foot, no less. This is the home of the walking safari. Did we additionally point out that the South Luangwa is referred to as the Leopard Valley? If you saw one hunting in the open, we would not be shocked…

Best Places for a Stay

Nothing compares to Sindabezi’s own island retreat, which is only a short boat ride from Victoria Falls and comes equipped with an eating elephant and enormous bathrooms. With its own plunge pools and gourmet eating in unexpected places, Anabezi Luxury Camp alleviates you into bush life in one of Lower Zambezi’s most tranquil areas. Time and Tide Luwi Bush Camp in South Luangwa really understands how to perform walking safaris well; they are always concluded with sundowners in the wild. Then there is the secluded and unpretentious Mwaleshi Camp, which brilliantly encapsulates the enchantment of North Luangwa.

With a Twist, Yet Traditional Zambia

On this wonderful honeymoon safari for two, cross a few items off Zambia’s bucket list and get to know its undiscovered wild areas. Take in Victoria Falls’ incredible aerial views, overpowering power, the foggy gorge below, and, depending on the time of year, the cliff-edge “Devil’s Pool”. The South Luangwa, often known as the “Valley of the Leopard”, is the next stop; here, the wildlife is astounding. Check if you can locate leopards on the prowl or taking a break in the trees, and look out for enormous herds of antelope and elephants.

Luambe, a little refuge in eastern Zambia (and located just north of South Luangwa), is a magnificent place to end the journey. The wildlife is incredible, with enormous groups of hippos frolicking in the rivers and lagoons, vibrant birdlife, and night tours where some of Africa’s most elusive creatures emerge from the shadows.

Best Places for a Stay

Travel down the Zambezi River to the luxurious villas on a private island that makes up Royal Chundu, all of which have breathtaking views. South Luangwa’s Time and Tide Chinzombo Safari Camp offers luxurious accommodations and conveniences in the ideal locations (hello, private plunge pool). It is equally adept at providing R&R as it is at providing fantastic game viewing. The journey to Luambe Camp follows. It is the only one nearby for miles and is located inside the splashing range of a beautiful pod of hippos, so yes, please!

Zambia Wild lifeAbundant Wildlife, Starting with the Zambezi to the Liuwa Plain

On this amazing honeymoon in Zambia, let excitement take the helm. Set out from the South Luangwa, where safaris by foot are king and leopards dangle their tails leisurely from tree branches. The environment is like something out of a storybook. The park also offers some of the best tour operators on the continent who will always be by your side. The Zambezi River is surrounded by animals of all sorts and sizes, but elephants typically manage to steal the spotlight when they stroll along its banks; discover Zambia from the water on boating tours and canoes.

Allow Victoria Falls to take your breath away with its churning, mist-filled valley and the sheer volume of water. It will be returned to you at a wonderful resort just up the river! Then, finish your safari in the remote wilderness of Liuwa Plain, where you may expect to see a variety of photogenic animals, including packs of African-painted dogs and spotted hyenas.

Best Places for a Stay

Chindeni Bushcamp in South Luangwa is designed for an intimate safari, and with their guides in charge, it will be one you will not soon forget. It has just four tented suites. Sausage Tree Camp’s honeymoon suites are outfitted with a private pool, bar, and deck and are located in a fantastic riverbank location in the Lower Zambezi. Do not miss a sunset there! We recommend Time and Tide King Lewanika in Liuwa Plain for its unending, rolling views from the timber and canvas rooms, and Thorntree River Lodge at Victoria Falls with its floating decks, own boat, and breathtaking surroundings.

Rustic Zambia with a Beach Hideaway on Lake Malawi

Take in all of Zambia’s natural splendor before relaxing on the Malawian Riviera. At Victoria Falls, the biggest cascading waterfall in Africa, where 650 million liters of water cascade over the top at its peak, the journey begins with a bang. More importantly, you can experience the thrill on your own by going cliff-swinging, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, or taking a spectacular microlight flight.

Then, as you follow the river on foot or in a 4WD vehicle, you may admire the South Luangwa in its entirety: expansive and soaring scenery, and grandeur. Also noteworthy are the wildlife stakes, which include sly leopards, one of the world’s largest populations of hippos, and crocodiles, as well as the minute nuances pointed out by expert guides. During your last few days, you will relax on a golden beach, enjoy snorkeling in gin-clear water, and kayak to remote islands on the stunning Lake Malawi.

Best Places for a Stay

Set up residence at the opulent Royal Chindu River Lodge along the Zambezi River, where you may indulge in any amount of adventure or leisure you like. At Kulandila Camp, which overlooks the glistening Luangwa River, the safari hardly ends, especially as you can observe creatures of all kinds from your bathtub. You will have a ton of options for activities because of Kafunta River Lodge’s desirable position in South Luangwa, and the geothermal spa provides a fairly unique way to end your safari. Kaya Mawa is a real island hideaway in Malawi that promises the best of Lake Malawi (yet is only reachable by teeny-tiny plane).

Lower Zambezi & Kafue Safari: A Must-Do

You will have plenty of time to explore two of Zambia’s most extraordinary wildlife locations on this tour. Dive right in at a delightfully secluded camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park, where the steady current of the river will carry you past pods of hippos and herds of elephants, as well as crocodiles lounging on the banks and big cats lapping along the banks.

If you would rather stay on land, venture out during the day or night to observe even more animals, and keep your camera at the ready. Notwithstanding its size, Kafue is still a well-kept secret in Zambia due to its incredible diversity and seemingly endless opportunities to see it all. Take a boat tour to spot colorful birdlife, walk throughout the grasslands with a knowledgeable guide, or take a hot air balloon trip to take in the view.

Best Places for a Stay

Start your journey in the rustic, riverbank Kutali Camp, where the tour operators are among some of the finest in Africa, for a winning mix. Then, finish the trip at Musekese Camp, where you can take a shower beneath the stars while being surrounded by nature.

Southern Africa’s Waterfalls, Waves, and Wildlife

This honeymoon in southern Africa is one to remember if you want to experience a touch of everything! Whether you want to view the falls from a luxurious riverfront resort or get as near to the “Smoke that Thunders” as you can, Victoria Falls is a great place to start. The Okavango Delta, a region of wetlands, rivers, and islands where an assortment of incredible species resides, is where you may travel on the safari of your fantasies.

You can go on game drives, walking trips, mokoro rides, you name it! After a brief stopover in Johannesburg, you will go to Seychelles to enjoy the sun, surf, and as much spa time as you would want. Before we even get to the snorkeling and sunset cruises along the bay, it will be the ideal color of golden.

Best Places for a Stay

Even though Tongabezi Lodge is located along the Zambezi River just downstream of Victoria Falls, it feels like a world away from everyone and everything. In the Khwai Private Reserve, Sable Alley is permanently bordered by waterways and is home to an amazing variety of species, including the rare African-painted dog. The Peech, a glitzy and fashionable hotel in a peaceful Johannesburg neighborhood, is a great place to stay the night before flying away to the Seychelles-based Four Seasons. There is nothing you will not have, and the views, particularly from the hilltop spa, are breathtaking.

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