Honeymoon Safari In Zimbabwe

A honeymoon safari in Zimbabwe is not just a trip; it’s an enchanting adventure that combines luxury, romance, and the untamed beauty of Africa. It’s a chance to create memories that will last a lifetime and start your married life together with an extraordinary experience

Places That We Tailor Make Honeymoon Safaris For

Cultural excursions at Victoria Falls

Hwange National Park

One of Zimbabwe’s oldest and largest game reserves, offers a less crowded safari, teeming with over 100 mammal species and 400 bird species. It is especially known for its large elephant population, providing couples with the opportunity to observe these majestic creatures in their natural surroundings.

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Mana Pools National Park

Celebrated for its breathtaking scenery and exceptional game viewing. Its expansive flood plains present a unique setting for wildlife encounters, often right by the river. The park offers a variety of activities including game drives, walking safaris, and canoeing.

Lake Kariba

Malilangwe Reserve

recognized for its untouched wilderness and exclusive safari offerings. The reserve serves as a refuge for both black and white rhinos, making it an extraordinary location for sightings of these endangered species. Its diverse landscapes, ranging from plains dotted with baobabs to lush forests, provide a romantic setting for honeymooners.

Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe

Matobo National Park

Renowned for its unique granite rock formations and ancient San rock art, offers a mix of cultural and natural attractions. The park is home to a notable population of rhinos and offers guided walks to observe these creatures. Its dramatic landscapes offer a serene and private space, ideal for couples seeking peace and a connection with nature.

A Suggested Family Safari Itinerary

This is one holiday that we organised for a recently married couple from Brazil

Day 1-2

Arrival and Victoria Falls Exploration

Landed at Victoria Falls Airport, where one of our safari guide awaited. Moved to a high-end lodge located along the Zambezi River. Spent the remaining day unwinding and taking pleasure in the views from a private balcony. A welcome dinner under the African sky concluded the day. The next day is seeing the legendary Vict

Day 3

Journey to Hwange National Park

Traveled by light aircraft to Hwange National Park, the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe. Checked into a luxury tented camp and partook in an afternoon game drive. Hwange is recognized for its varied habitats and plentiful wildlife, including the Big Five. Completed the day with dinner under the stars.

Day 4-5

Hwange National Park Exploration

Two full days discovering Hwange National Park. Morning and evening game drives with expert guides provide opportunities to see the park’s renowned elephant herds. Bush walks, bird watching, and the calmness of nature. Sharing tales around the campfire and enjoyed gourmet meals

Day 6

Mana Pools National Park Visit

Travelled by air to Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Settled into a riverside lodge and partake in an afternoon game drive in this remote and scenic park, famous for its walking safaris and canoeing opportunities. Enjoyed the peace of the Zambezi River.

Day 7

Mana Pools Exploration

Spent the day on guided walks, tracking wildlife on foot for a close and exciting safari encounter. The day concluded with a special bush dinner, accompanied by the sounds of the wilderness.

Day 8


After a relaxed breakfast, our guests said goodbye to the African wilderness and transferred back to Victoria Falls Airport for the next leg of the journey together.

Highlights of Zimbabwe Honeymoon

Cultural Immersion

Couples can also interact with local communities and learn about traditional Zimbabwean customs and lifestyles.


The remote wilderness of Zimbabwe provides some of the clearest night skies. Couples can spend a night under the stars on a “star bed” at a luxury safari camp, creating unforgettable memories.

Private Bush Dinners

xperience the magic of dining in the bush under the African sky. Many lodges offer private, candlelit dinners set in the wilderness, providing an intimate and memorable dining experience.

Exclusive Wildlife Encounters

With fewer tourists, Zimbabwe offers more private wildlife viewing experiences. Couples can watch elephants at a secluded waterhole or track the elusive African wild dog.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Flight Options Into Zimbabwe & Visas Information for Zimbabwe

Navigating Flight Options for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, a country rich in natural beauty and diverse wildlife, is accessible by air through several international airports. Harare International Airport, Victoria Falls International Airport, and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo are the main entry points for global travelers.

For those traveling from Europe, direct flights to Zimbabwe are scarce. However, connections through prominent African cities such as Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Addis Ababa are commonplace. Airlines offering these convenient connections include Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, and South African Airways.

Travelers originating from the United States or Canada should anticipate connecting flights through European or African cities, as direct flights are not available. It is recommended to consult with airlines for the most current routes, as flight schedules may fluctuate due to factors such as seasonal demand and operational requirements.

For travelers within Africa, regional airlines including Air Zimbabwe, Fastjet, and Airlink offer flights to Zimbabwe from neighboring countries. These regional connections facilitate combining a Zimbabwe visit with exploration of other African destinations.

Understanding Visa Requirements for Zimbabwe

The visa process for Zimbabwe hinges on nationality. Some travelers qualify for visas on arrival, while others must apply beforehand. It is crucial to review the most recent visa requirements prior to trip planning.

  • Visas on Arrival: Numerous nationalities, such as those from the EU, the UK, the USA, Canada, and Australia, have the option to secure a visa upon arrival at the airport or border post. This process involves a completed application form, a valid passport, and the visa fee, payable in cash with USD being widely accepted.
  • e-Visas: Zimbabwe provides an e-Visa platform, enabling eligible travelers to apply for and receive their visas online prior to departure. This method can expedite the entry process upon arrival.
  • KAZA UNIVISA: For travelers intending to visit both Zimbabwe and Zambia, the KAZA UNIVISA is a joint visa that allows travel between the two countries and day trips into Botswana via the Kazungula borders. This is a cost-effective and convenient choice for visitors keen on exploring the Victoria Falls region in both Zimbabwe and Zambia.
  • Visa Exemptions: Some countries, primarily those within the SADC region (Southern African Development Community), are exempt from visa requirements for short stays. It is important to confirm if one’s country is on the exemption list.
  • Visa Fees: Visa fees are variable and depend on the type of visa (single or multiple entry) and the nationality of the traveler. As fees may alter, it is recommended to obtain the most current information from the Zimbabwean immigration authorities or the closest Zimbabwean embassy or consulate.

It should be noted that visa regulations are subject to change, and obtaining the most current information is crucial. Travellers should also ensure their passport has a minimum of six months of validity remaining from their planned departure date from Zimbabwe and at least two blank pages for stamps.

What to Pack for a Safari Honeymoon?

  1. Luggage Choice: For those looking to embark on a safari honeymoon, the choice of luggage can make or break the trip. Opt for soft bags, as they are ideal for light aircraft transfers. Hard-cased suitcases, on the other hand, are not recommended as they may not fit in small compartments. A daypack is also essential for carrying daily necessities, and a money belt is perfect for securing cash and cards.
  2. Clothing: Considering the varying temperatures, especially during winter (June and July), it is advisable to pack layered clothing. This should include a good jacket, scarf, gloves, and a woolen hat for cold mornings. On warmer days, breathable fabrics like cotton shirts and shorts are ideal. Earth-toned clothing is recommended for safaris, but bright colors are acceptable in town. A windbreaker, a bandana or buff for cooling, and a swimsuit should also be on the packing list.
  3. Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes are a necessity for safari activities, while flip-flops or sandals are suitable for relaxation. Socks are also essential to protect against mosquitoes.
  4. Accessories: A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and a sarong are useful for sun protection. Insect repellent and sunscreen are must-haves to guard against bugs and sunburn.
  5. Medication: All necessary medication, including malaria prophylactics, should be packed. It’s not wise to rely on purchasing essentials in Victoria Falls as options can be limited.
  6. Electronics: A power pack for charging devices, a small torch for nighttime, and a universal plug adapter are practical items. For capturing memories, a camera or a high-quality smartphone with extra batteries and memory cards is recommended.
  7. Hydration: A reusable water bottle is eco-friendly and can be refilled at water stations. Rehydrates or electrolyte supplements are helpful during hot months.
  8. Binoculars: For a clearer view of distant wildlife, a good pair of binoculars like Nikon Monarch HD 10 x 40’s is recommended.
  9. Documents: Ensure all necessary documents such as passport, visas, travel insurance, credit cards, cash, and any required health certificates such as Yellow Fever or COVID-19 regulations are packed.
  10. Things Not to Pack: High heels, skirts, camouflage clothing (prohibited in Zimbabwe), drones (illegal in Zimbabwe), and valuable jewelry should be avoided.

When is the best time to go on a honeymoon safari to Zimbabwe?

The prime period to plan a safari honeymoon in Zimbabwe aligns with the dry season, typically spanning May through October. This period is marked by a scarcity of water, compelling wildlife to gather around remaining water sources, and consequently, enhancing their visibility. The dry season also brings cooler temperatures, particularly from May to August, fostering a more comfortable environment for game drives and other outdoor activities.

Visibility of wildlife is further improved in the dry winter months, from June to October, due to less dense foliage and thinner undergrowth. This is notably evident in famous parks like Hwange National Park, where large herds of elephants and other game can be seen around the waterholes. The absence of rain during this time also reduces mosquito populations, an added advantage for honeymooners spending significant time outdoors.

However, for those interested in witnessing Victoria Falls at its most potent, a visit from February to May, following the region’s summer rains, is recommended. The Falls will be at their maximum volume, and the mist and thunderous sound of the water create a dramatic spectacle. It is worth noting that the spray can be intense, potentially obscuring a clear view of the Falls due to the heavy mist.

From December to April, Zimbabwe enters its rainy season. Despite this period generally being less favorable for game viewing due to thick vegetation and the possibility of heavy rains, it presents its own unique benefits. The landscape becomes lush and verdant, and it is the birthing season for many animals, presenting the opportunity to see newborn wildlife. The rainy season is also the prime time for bird watching as migratory species are present.

For those seeking a balance between wildlife viewing and experiencing Victoria Falls, a visit towards the end of the dry season, around September or October, could be the optimal compromise. Game viewing remains excellent, and Victoria Falls, while not at their peak flow, still present an impressive sight.

The ideal time for a safari honeymoon in Zimbabwe is largely dependent on individual interests and the desired highlights of the trip. Whether it’s the excitement of wildlife encounters, the romantic allure of a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, or the wonder of witnessing one of the world’s natural marvels, Zimbabwe provides a honeymoon that is both memorable and deeply personal. It is advisable to secure accommodations and activities well in advance, as peak season can be busy, and availability may be constrained.

Currency & Using Credit Cards in Zimbabwe

When traveling to Zimbabwe, particularly for a visit to Victoria Falls, it is crucial to understand the currency situation and the use of credit cards to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Zimbabwe has undergone significant economic changes, and this has impacted the use of currency within the country.

As of the latest information available, Zimbabwe uses its own currency, the Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL), but also widely accepts the United States dollar (USD) for transactions, especially in tourist areas like Victoria Falls. It is advisable to carry small denominations of USD for everyday purchases such as souvenirs, tips, and meals. However, be aware that receiving change for large bills can be challenging, and it’s often given in the local currency at a less favorable exchange rate.

Credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants, and larger shops, but it’s essential to have cash for purchases from smaller vendors, markets, and in remote areas where electronic transactions may not be possible. Visa and MasterCard are the most commonly accepted credit cards, while American Express and Discover may have limited acceptance. It’s always a good idea to inform your bank of your travel plans to avoid any blocks on your cards due to unusual foreign transactions.

When using credit cards, be prepared for occasional issues with card machines due to connectivity problems. It’s also important to check your statements as credit card fraud can occur, though it’s not widespread. To minimize risk, keep your card in sight during transactions and consider using cash whenever possible.

ATMs are available in major cities and tourist areas, but they can be unreliable, often running out of cash or being out of service. If you need to withdraw cash, do so during the day and in a safe location, preferably inside a bank or a hotel. Additionally, there may be withdrawal limits and transaction fees, so it’s best to withdraw larger amounts less frequently.

Traveler’s checks are not widely accepted, and where they are, they often attract high commission fees and poor exchange rates. Therefore, they are not recommended as a primary source of funds.

For the best exchange rates, consider exchanging your currency at official bureaus or banks rather than at the airport or hotels. Keep in mind that the informal currency market can offer more favorable rates, but it comes with risks and is illegal.

Lastly, it’s wise to have a money belt or a secure way to carry your cash and cards. Be discreet when handling money in public and use hotel safes to store valuables. As with travel to any destination, it’s important to stay informed of current economic conditions and to plan accordingly for your financial needs while in Zimbabwe.