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  • Hello Rob, the logistics all worked well and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip: without doubt the best so far. Kaingo was excellent and we would be happy to return. Patrick, our guide, was excellent; knowledgeable about wildlife and photography, a very able driver, excellent language skills – almost the perfect guide. The driving area was a beautiful mix of open plains, woodland and ravines. The beautiful Ebony grove was something special. Lions and Leopard abounded, with Leopards particularly well habituated and photogenic. Night drives were also productive, both for the different animals and reptiles seen but most particularly for the quality of the individual sightings. An excellent camp, well managed by Liz and Garth, nothing was too much trouble, a great place to stay. Old Mondoro Camp was Really, really outstanding. Among the highlights of our game drives were fourteen leopard sightings of nine different leopards in a twenty-four hour period. This included a family of mother, daughter and son who had killed a family of bush pigs (never before seen by us, and only seen a couple of times a year by the guides, what a pity to lose a whole family of such a rare animal!), only for them to lose their supper to a trio of intruder male lions. Night drives were particularly rewarding not only for the variety of wildlife but for their willingness to hold their ground and be photographed, notably civets, porcupines (18), genets, honey badgers as well as leopards and a number of nocturnal birds. I’m not sure how many it was, but we seemed to regularly be meeting Safari Consultants clients. Without you (and your colleagues) South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi would be a much quieter place!

    Stephen and Jean from Norwich travelled to Zambia
Bush picnic overlooking Luangwa River, ZambiaDinner on Zambezi River, ZambiaGame drive with lions, Luangwa Valley, ZambiaKapamba River sunset drinks, South Luangwa, ZambiaLeopard in tree, ZambiaRomantic dinner in Kapamba River, South Luangwa, ZambiaSouth Luangwa sunset, ZambiaVictoria Falls Livingstone Island drinks, Zambia

Zambia

Honeymoons & Weddings

Honeymoons to Zambia and Beyond

Zambia is never going to be a gentle or mainstream honeymoon destination, but if you are looking for a safari experience which is a little adventurous, wild and exclusive, then the country does offer amazing game-viewing, varied activities, intimate camps and lodges, stunning scenery, warm hospitality and very tranquil surroundings.

For the more active, Zambia is arguably the best African country to consider, with wonderful walking and canoeing trails available. Victoria Falls is an amazing sight and the region offers a variety of experiences beyond just viewing the falls, including helicopter or micro-light flights, lunches on Livingstone Island, Zambezi boat cruises and elephant-back safaris. Between them, you’ll certainly not be short of memorable honeymoon highlights.

Although Zambia is land-locked, building in some relaxation time, either before or after a safari, can easily be achieved. Livingstone and the Upper Zambezi, close to Victoria Falls, is the perfect destination to consider. Here you can relax, unwind, and watch the Zambezi slip just as easily as doing many of the activities and excursions mentioned above. However, if you really do wish to include a ‘beach holiday’, the closest beach destination is Lake Malawi (in neighbouring Malawi) which offers lovely beaches, great swimming and snorkelling, and a relaxed and friendly African ‘vibe’. For more traditional ocean escapes, Zambia can be combined with exotic Indian Ocean destinations such as Mauritius, Mozambique, and The Seychelles by travelling via Johannesburg, or Zanzibar via Dar es Salaam.

There are many safari options to choose from in Zambia. If you’re looking for out and out luxury, safari spas and pampering, you probably shouldn’t be focusing on Zambia, but for high quality and comfort, try Chiawa Camp and Sausage Tree in the Lower Zambezi, Puku Ridge in South Luangwa or Tongabezi and The River Club in the Victoria Falls/ Upper Zambezi region.

There are many other very comfortable properties, even if they are not quite so sophisticated, such as Islands of Siankaba (www.siankaba.net) in the Victoria Falls/ Upper Zambezi region, and Mchenja Camp or Tena Tena Camp in the South Luangwa.

However, Zambia is a destination best chosen for the experience it offers rather than comfort levels, and some of the best camps and lodges are fairly rustic in style, such as Tafika Camp or Kaingo Camp in the South Luangwa, and Old Mondoro in the Lower Zambezi.

If you are interested in doing an exclusive in-depth walking experience, consider Chikoko Walking Trails or Luangwa Bush Camping.

Weddings in Zambia

It is possible and relatively easy to get married in Zambia. Whilst we can arrange wonderful weddings in the bush, it is the Upper Zambezi and Victoria Falls region which is most popular for Zambia weddings. Not only are the iconic Victoria Falls a potentially amazing back drop, but the accessibility of the region is crucial in making all those little details that much easier to arrange.

Please see our general ‘Accommodation on safari’ page for more information on different styles of accommodation on safari. If you are looking into your first ever trip to Africa, you may wish to visit our ‘planning a safari’ section.

Whatever your specific ideas and desires, we specialise in designing individually tailored itineraries and can offer you the expertise and personal service required to guarantee a perfect honeymoon or wedding safari. Please call us to discuss your ideas and requirements.