Imagine spending your honeymoon in Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has captivated guests more and more in recent decades not only because of its sheer scope but also because of the wildlife it attracts. From delicate indigenous flora to striking creatures in Zambezi National Park and Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, there is something magical about the Falls. Set off on an unforgettable journey through this region’s most romantic places in search of sophisticated lodges that make it their mission to plan heavenly honeymoon and couple’s getaway experiences.
Couples can enjoy special access to Victoria Falls from Royal Livingstone, named after the famous explorer David Livingstone. Zebra and giraffe dot the banks of the Zambezi River upon where the luxurious rooms are built to look over the abundant waters.
Unwind on your private verandah or delight in sundowners on the larger viewing deck over the river. The rooms are adorned with Victorian baths while there are also spa facilities for further immersion in tranquility. A special tradition that every honeymooner should partake in here is high tea! There is no better way to step back in time to the colonial era than by sipping tea over the Zambezi.
Thorntree River Lodge
Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia provides guests with a genuine African feel throughout its rooms. They are limited in number for a more exclusive and intimate feel, especially important for couples looking to connect. Enjoy some quiet time in your own private plunge pool or opt for a spa treatment with absorbing views of the Zambezi. You can also venture further out to a local village to connect with tradition and gain insights into the history of the land, an experience that’s sure to bring you closer as a couple as well.
The lodge’s deck is built to float on the river, giving you the illusion of being on a cruise out on the water (with the addition of your favourite cocktail). As darkness falls, lovebirds are invited to relish some of the exquisite wines kept in the on-site cellar or simply sit back and experience African cuisine that is on another level of excellence.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge
Situated on the banks of the Zambezi, Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge is a romantic haven shrouded by phoenix palms and jackalberry trees where giraffe and elephant roam.
Take your partner’s hand before hopping onto a helicopter flight, taking a sunset cruise or white water rafting just a few metres from the hotel. The accommodation consists of opulent treehouses each with their own plunge pool and private staff. Private dining is a big drawcard and the staff make sure to include heart-stirring views and surprise locations that are certain to make sparks fly.
Royal Chundu River Lodge
Out of all the romantic places on our list, Royal Chundu can be celebrated for its luxury not only by Zambian standards but internationally as well. This lodge creates spectacular moments for its guests and you’ll always be astonished at what they come up with next.
Sink into a pampering spa day, soak up the afternoon sun with a picnic on a Persian carpet or sip on a glass of champagne with panoramic views of the Zambezi ahead. The Classic and Luxury Suites are no exception in terms of sophistication, curating a seamless transition between world-class tranquility and the striking vegetation outside.
Victoria Falls Island Lodge
Travel to the private island of Kandahar where you’ll discover Victoria Falls Island Lodge, an oasis on the Zambezi River. You and your partner will be lead up to your Treehouse Suite which is raised to look over the picturesque waters. The suite is charmingly designed for the utmost privacy and relaxation, complete with a private deck and a plunge pool.
In terms of activities, immerse yourself in a romantic game drive that takes you through Zambezi National Park where you’ll find leopards, elephant and lions in abundance. Come back to a specially prepared candlelit dinner underneath ancient trees or take a midnight stroll along the walkways with the sounds of birds echoing through the wilderness. Read our review of this lodge for more insight into this harmonious destination and all the romantic places it’s created for its guests.
Are you inspired to travel to all of these romantic places and spaces? Book your dream African safari in the Victoria Falls region today with one of Rhino Africa’s travel experts. There is no better place to fall in love all over again than in the heart of the African wilderness.