Victoria Falls Romantic Safari
Victoria Falls Romantic Safari is a deluxe African romantic vacation in Zambia. The Victoria Falls Romantic safari in Zambia takes couples on a romantic journey.
About the Victoria Falls Romantic Safari
The Victoria Falls romantic safari takes you to an exclusive private hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River. You will be here to celebrate the natural majesty of the Zambezi River.
You’ll also have the mystical Victoria Falls in an ambience of pure romance. On this Victoria Falls romantic safari, you will be accommodated in an open-fronted cottage. The Zambia safari allows you to enjoy the tranquility of two exquisite Zambia safari lodges.
You’ll stroll along to the thundering echo of the Victoria Falls. This is as you relish under the refreshing showers of this natural phenomenon. You’ll have time to explore the historical town of Livingstone. This will give you a reason to fall in love with Zambia. The same reasons that the famous explorer, David Livingstone fell in love here too.
Victoria Falls Romantic Safari Itinerary
Day 1 – 2: Livingstone
Our Zambia safari rep will meet you at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport. You will receive a briefing on this Victoria Falls Romantic Safari. It will be followed by a road transfer from the airport. Your destination is the beautiful Tongabezi Safari Lodge in Livingstone.
The Zambia safari lodge in this Victoria Falls Romantic safari is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River. This is the most ideal position for water-based excursions.
You’ll explore the waters from an intimate two-seater canoe. You can also create everlasting memories on a sunrise or sunset cruise. You will enjoy game drives and guided bush walks.
This will be to the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. This enables you to encounter the free-roaming wildlife. For culture, visits to Mukuni Park, Simonga Village and the Marambe Market will do. It gives you an opportunity for cultural interactions with the locals.
Livingstone is the base for historical excursions. The town has many museums and the colonial architecture. This will be a walk in history that reminds you of a charming journey to a bygone era. After a day out, return to your tidies suite for relaxation. All your meals will be at this Zambia safari lodge.
Day 3 – 4: Zambezi River
Your Victoria Falls Romantic Safari in Zambia will start with breakfast. This is to be followed by a road transfer. Your Victoria Falls Romantic Safari destination is Sindabezi Island. You will set camp here for the next 2 nights.
From this Zambezi River lodge you have views of the Zambezi and its wildlife. This is from the comfort of your open-sided Honeymoon Chalet. You’ll have a stroll along the boundaries of the Victoria Falls. This is to add a touch of magic to your Victoria Falls Romantic Safari in Zambia.
You’ll enjoy an afternoon cruise on the Zambezi. This will adorn your memories with a spectacular sunset. Your Victoria Falls Romantic Safari will also encounter Zambia’s wildlife. This is during game drives and walking safaris.
Your Victoria Falls Romantic Safari will visit the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Here you’ve got free-roaming animals include wildebeest, impala, and elephant.
The evenings will be spent on relaxation. There will be optional pamper sessions offered at the on-site spa. A special couple’s spa treatment will rejuvenate you and your loved one before dinner. Spend your evenings indulging in fine cuisine during a private riverside dining.
You can experience romance at its best as you float along the waters of the Zambezi. This is optional and on a floating sampan candlelit dinner.
Day 5: Livingstone
Your Victoria Falls Romantic Safari in Zambia will start early. You’ll be woken up to the sounds of the abundant birdlife. This is to prepare for breakfast and departure. Finalize your Victoria Falls Romantic Safari with a transfer. You’ll be dropped off at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport. This is in time for your departure flight.
End of Victoria Falls Romantic Safari in Zambia
Victoria Falls Romantic Safari Destinations
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
Bordered by Livingstone town, farm land and the Zambezi River, lies the wildlife area of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park – one of Zambia’s smallest national parks. It extends from the Batoka Gorge and continues for about 12km / 7.4mi along the Zambezi River, above Victoria Falls.
Livingstone itself borders several ancient wildlife migration routes and river crossing points, some of which are still frequented by elephants.
A few of these fall within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where wildlife can be found throughout the year but elephants especially during the drier months.
What makes this park unique in Zambia is that it’s the only wildlife area with white rhinos. These are closely protected from poachers by the scouts from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife.
This little sanctuary is free from predators. This, in combination with it being an area with man-made boundaries, guarantees a stable population of wildlife throughout the year.
In addition to the migratory elephants, white rhino, giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, impala, wildebeest, zebra, bushbuck, warthog, monkeys, baboon, hippo and crocodiles are residents in the park year round. They inhabit a mix of riverine forest and mopane woodland as well as grassland, which also provides a variety of habitats for numerous bird species.
Within this park is the Old Drift Crossing Point as well as Cemetery, where the first European immigrants are buried. Historically, the Old Drift was where ox-wagons were floated across the Zambezi, before there was a bridge.
This park is easily accessible from Livingstone. You can explore parts of the park by vehicle (self-drive or on a game-viewing safari), by foot on a guided walking safari with an armed ranger, and also by boat on a Zambezi River cruise.
A visit to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is a great activity for the family or for those who would like a taste of safari or a couple of hours away from ‘town life’ but don’t have time to travel further afield.
With everything else that Livingstone and Victoria Falls has to offer, many visitors to the area are too quick to neglect Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, though most will drive through at some point en route to activities. Being ‘under-visited’, however, is part of the appeal of this beautiful park and surprisingly untouched park.
The park incorporates the Eastern Cataract of the Victoria Falls (called Mosi-oa-Tunya or the Smoke That Thunders in the Koloko or Lozi language). This section is lush rainforest, sustained by the waterfall’s life-giving spray. The forest section is home to smaller antelope and warthog. And all of this right on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. A stay here will allow you to see this special part of Zambia at its most tranquil.
The number one attraction in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is Victoria Falls and often the reason travelers visit Zambia. On the Zambia side, visitors have an opportunity to experience the rainforest side of the gorge as well as see the face of Victoria Falls.
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park does offer visitors game safari drives. Sighting one of the few rhinos that call the park home is a highlight. These rhinos are guarded 24 hours a day 7 days a week by armed guards.
Victoria Falls is the highlight of the national park and for all the right reasons. It is the largest waterfall in the world based on measuring a single sheet of water. The falls measure 1-mile (1.7 km) across and have a height of 360 feet (108 m) creating the largest single waterfall in the water.
Accordingly, Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and the Ambassador wonder to the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. It is the pinnacle attraction of both the national park and the country.
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometres, into a gorge over one hundred meters below.
The wide, basalt cliff over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent cuts through a series of dramatic gorges.
Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height, and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor prepared to brave the tremendous spray, with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls.
One special vantage point is across the Knife-edge Bridge, where visitors can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot, where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge.
Other vantage points include Livingstone Island, the Falls Bridge, Devils Pool and the Lookout Tree, both of which command panoramic views across the Main Falls.