Victoria Falls: The Perfect Destination for Your Honeymoon or Romantic Safari
Victoria Falls is a sight to behold, and it's easy to see why this natural wonder has become one of the most popular destinations for couples on honeymoon or romantic safari. A UNESCO World Heritage site renowned as one of the world's most beautiful places, Victoria Falls captures the hearts and imaginations with its breathtaking views and offers an incredible range of activities that will thrill those who visit.
Victoria Falls is Africa's adventure capital, with heart-stopping views and high adrenalin activities for those who seek the ultimate experience. But it also offers a gentler side of things to couples in search of romance.
You can find all this at Victoria Falls, which has something to offer everyone, no matter your interests or what you're looking for in a holiday. If you're looking for an unforgettable honeymoon or romantic safari, Victoria Falls is the perfect destination.
On a cheeky side note, popping that old question - 'Will you marry me?' Whether on the banks of the Zambezi, out on a game drive or in the mist spray of the falls themselves. If you are looking for that perfect location to get engaged, Victoria Falls is made for that unforgettable marriage proposal.
Combine a Victoria Falls honeymoon with a Botswana or Zambia safari, even combine with cape Town or the Kruger National Park. The choice is yours.
5 romantic ideas for when visiting Victoria Falls:
(1) Take a walk along the edge of the falls and feel the mist on your face; this option is available on either the Zambian or Zimbabwean side of the falls.
(2) Cruise down the Zambezi River (boat cruise, canoeing safari or sundowner cruise) and see elephants, hippos, crocodiles and more from the water.
(3) Breakfast or lunch on a private island in the Zambezi River, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Zambezi River.
(4) Explore Zimbabwe's Zambezi National Park or Zambia's Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, go for an evening game drive and spot; elephants, zebra, buffalo, hippopotamus, crocodile and antelope and outstanding birdlife.
(5) Get swept away on a helicopter tour over the falls.
6 of the best romantic lodges in Victoria Falls:
Below are our top picks at Uyaphi.com when it comes to romantic accommodation options on either the Zambian or Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River.
1. Sussi & Chuma
The Sussi & Chuma lodge offers a unique experience. Set on the banks of the Zambezi River, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy luxurious air-conditioned suites with ensuite bathrooms. Amazing views of the Zambezi River and is a great place for birdwatching. The lodge is only a short drive from Victoria Falls. There are plenty of activities available at the Sussi & Chuma, including fishing, biking, walking safaris, night drives, scenic flights and more.
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2. Tongabezi Lodge
Tongabezi Lodge is situated on the Zambezi River, with Victoria Falls and the town of Livingstone not being more than a 10-minute drive away. This intimate lodge offers complete privacy and tranquillity, perfect for couples who want to get away from it all and enjoy a romantic safari holiday. Tongabezi Lodge offers a range of activities, from game drives and river cruises to fishing and bird watching.
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3. Thorntree River Lodge
Thorntree River Lodge is an intimate safari lodge located on the banks of the Zambezi River, near Livingstone. The lodge offers guests the opportunity to experience the African bush in all its glory whilst enjoying all the comforts of a luxury safari lodge. There are just 12 suites at Thorntree River Lodge, each with its own private veranda overlooking the river. The lodge offers a range of activities, including game drives, walking safaris, canoeing and fishing.
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4. The Elephant Camp
The Elephant Camp Victoria Falls is a luxury safari lodge that sits on the banks of the Zambezi River. The Elephant Camp offers guests a memorable and exclusive safari experience that features nights spent in an awe-inspiring treehouse suite, unforgettable elephant interactions and exhilarating game drives. The lodge has just ten treehouse suites, each with its own private plunge pool and outdoor shower.
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5. Matetsi Victoria Falls
Matetsi Lodge in Zimbabwe is one of the best places in Victoria Falls that has a pool and overlooks the Zambezi River. The lodge offers a luxurious stay in a beautifully designed lodge and is situated right on the banks of the Zambezi River. The views from the lodge are spectacular, and guests can enjoy them from the comfort of their own room or their private viewing deck.
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6. Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel
Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel is a popular hotel in Victoria Falls. It is the only boutique hotel in the area, which means that it offers guests privacy and intimacy. The lodge offers various amenities like spa facilities, game viewing opportunities, fishing excursions, sunset cruises and more; there are activities for all types of travellers.
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There are many reasons why honeymooning in Victoria Falls is a must. First, the area is teeming with wildlife, so you and your new spouse will have plenty of amazing photo opportunities. Second, Victoria Falls is one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world, and you'll get to see it up close and personal. Finally, there's no shortage of activities to keep you busy in the area – from safaris and river rafting to zip-lining and helicopter rides.
So what on earth are you waiting for? Enquire today, and let us together start planning that perfect honeymoon/romantic/engagement safari.
- Matetsi Victoria Falls
Matetsi Victoria Falls, an exclusive, private and luxurious option when looking for a safari experience on the upper Zambezi River in Zimbabwe offers exceptional wildlife encounters, unparalleled river experiences, world-class cuisine and the utmost in luxury.
When it comes to luxurious safari lodges in Zimbabwe, very few can match or come close to Matetsi.
- Chundukwa River Lodge
Chundukwa River Lodge, a small intimate and luxurious lodge located within a 30-minute drive from Livingstone and 36 kilometres upstream of the Victoria Falls.
Owner run and managed, Chundukwa offers just six river-facing chalets all with views of the Zambezi.
- Royal Livingstone Hotel
The Royal Livingstone Hotel, stretching along the banks of the Zambezi River, consists of a series of 17 colonial-style buildings with deep verandas, set amidst indigenous trees and plants is only a few steps from the mighty Zambezi.
- Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is located just 4km from Victoria Falls, one of Southern Africa's must-visit destinations with excellent accommodation options and, most importantly, access to the Falls, the Zambezi River and the Zambezi National Park.
- Thorntree River Lodge
Thorntree River Lodge, located Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park on the banks of the Zambezi River, a mere 20-minute drive from Victoria Falls herself.
Thorntree offers guests 10 luxuriously appointed tented suites with numerous activities included.
- Stanley Safari Lodge
Stanley Safari Lodge is the exclusive oasis for explorers of this region.
From all the 10 cottages at Stanley's, one is able to see the distant views of the spray of the Victoria Falls drifting upwards towards the heavens.