With an unforgettable backdrop of sweeping views over unspoilt wilderness, wildlife and spectacular sunsets, all the while cocooned in luxury, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, in Zimbabwe, and Ngoma Safari Lodge, in Botswana, are the perfect honeymoon destinations.Read on to find out how YOU can enter our fantastic competition this month for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa on Safari for the perfect Honeymoon!
The sunset-facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, which has been voted the Best Safari Lodge/Best Resort Hotel in Zimbabwe for 19 consecutive years by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents, is just 4km from the world’s largest waterfall. It is built on a plateau, offering stunning views, which include a large central waterhole frequented by elephant, buffalo, hyena and other wildlife, and birdlife.
The fabulous setting can be enjoyed by newlyweds cooling off in a two-tiered swimming pool, over sundowners at the famous Buffalo Bar, or while dining at the award-winning MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, which is open on three sides to amazing vistas. Private dinners are also available. Built of thatch and timber, the lodge rises several levels, giving the impression of a vast open-plan tree house, with the authentic African feel extending to all 72 rooms, which face outwards to the wilds, overlooking the Zambezi National Park.
Accommodation options include a spacious duplex suite, which has an open plan lounge and a private balcony, from which the sights and sounds of Africa can besoaked up, and an upstairs bedroom with anensuite bathroom.
After visiting Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, other highlights may include a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Onsite is the Vulture Culture Experience, a supplementary feeding program which aids the survival of these endangered birds, and the opportunity of a close encounter with elephants at Siduli Hide, located on the edge of the Lodge’s central waterhole. Couples may then be whisked away to Ngoma Safari Lodge in Botswana, less than three hours by road from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. The luxurious Ngoma Safari Lodge on the more secluded western edge of Chobe National Park, in Botswana, offers sweeping views of the Chobe River and oodplain, where there is the opportunity to spot the famous Chobe elephants, buffalo, and migrating zebra.
Honeymooners will enjoy the intimate setting, staying in one of eight spacious suites, which has both inside and outside showers, and its own private outdoor ‘refresh and relax’ pool, where time can be whiled away lazily beneath the African sun. Excellent cuisine is on offer in a central dining room, but private dinners under the stars can also be arranged for couples. The central guest area also has a lounge and bar, a plunge pool, sundeck and viewing platform.
Chobe National Park offers the safari experience of a lifetime, with Ngoma Safari Lodge’s experienced and knowledgeable guides making sure that guests enjoy the very best of wildlife viewing opportunities. Lion, leopard, wild dog, hyena, and, of course, the famous elephant herds are all frequently spotted. Activities include an all-day safari where guests may enjoy a drive through Chobe National Park, a delicious picnic lunch, and a cruise down the Chobe River, where the iconic sight of elephants swimming, trunks up, across it, is a real highlight. Other unforgettable moments on the cruise are close up views of crocodiles, bathing hippos, buffalo and of course for bird lovers, it is paradise. Walking safaris and night game drives are also popular activities. All activities, meals and drinks are included in your stay at Ngoma Safari Lodge, as are park fees and a community levy.
A luxury honeymoon at Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Botswana’s Ngoma Safari Lodge, which captures and celebrates the essence of Africa, will give couples a magical and memorable start to married life.
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