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.
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.