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Join us on RPS Honeymoon Trail for a unique safari experience

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Fall in love with some of Malawi and Zambia's most romantic and intimate hot spots: Livingstone, South Luangwa National Park & Lake Malawi.

Key facts of RPS Honeymoon Trail

Stanley Safari Lodge 2 nights Luangwa River Camp 3 nights
 Pumulani 3 nights
Number of nights 8
Available dates April - November
Countries visited Zambia, Malawi
National Parks Livingstone, South Luangwa National Park and Lake Malawi

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Pumulani Lodge
Honeymoon Trail: South Luangwa Experience

A romantic getaway

Experience RPS hospitality as you enjoy your honeymoon exploring Zambia and Malawi’s major highlights. Starting at one of the world’s natural wonders, the Victoria Falls; heading onto a safari experience in one of the world’s remaining true wildernesses, South Luangwa – both in Zambia. The trip ends at Lake Malawi staying at Pumulani (literally meaning place of rest) where you can relax and soak in some sun.

Livingstone where Stanley Safari Lodge is located is home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, The Victoria Falls, and offers many opportunities, both adrenaline filled and more sedate, to view this amazing site. There are gameviewing opportunities too, with a chance to see the white rhino in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and river trips on the Zambezi River.

South Luangwa National Park marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa, through which the meandering Luangwa River runs. The ox bow lagoons, woodland and plains of the valley host huge concentrations of game – including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo – and over 450 species of birds. Luangwa River Camp is located in a prime area just outside the national park.

Pumulani Lodge on Nankumba Peninsula recognized as one of the most beautiful shores of the Lake and borders Lake Malawi National Park. This Park was established in order to protect the cichlid fish unique to the area. In 1984 the park was designated a World Heritage Site.

Itinerary of RPS Honeymoon Trail day by day

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Day 1 - 2
Day 3 - 5
Day 6 - 8
Stanley Safari Lodge

Day 1 - 2: Stanley Safari Lodge

Available dates 22 May - November
Countries visited Zambia, Malawi
National Parks South Luangwa National Park, Majete Wildlife Reserve and Lake Malawi
Max group size n/a

Your first stop on your honeymoon safari is none other than Livingstone, home to the Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. The Victoria Falls is where the wide Zambezi River simply drops some 100 meters into a narrow gorge. The Falls lie across the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and Livingstone is the town on the Zambian side. Called "Mosi-oa-Tunya", (the smoke that thunders) in the local language the Falls are one of the seven wonders of the world and when you first come to Zambia, Livingstone is a must visit destination.

Set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, Stanley Safari Lodge is only three kilometer from the Victoria Falls. The views are splendid: the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi River and on top of that yet another beautiful African sunset. Stanley Safari Lodge is an elegant and luxurious getaway. Apart from enjoying the lodge and its facilities, there are also a wide range of activities on offer in the area that can be booked at the lodge these include trips to see the falls, town museums and markets and sunset cruises. For the more adventurous, Livingstone boasts a whole host of adrenaline filled activities including whitewater rafting, bungee jumping and micro lighting. Or you may just wish to rest in camp and enjoy the spectacular scenery and peaceful atmosphere. It is up to you how you would like to spend your days here.

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Luangwa River Camp

Day 3 - 5: Luangwa River Camp

The South Luangwa National Park marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, one of the last remaining unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. Luangwa River Camp sits nestled under an ancient ebony grove on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the game rich area known as the Luangwa Wafwa. This small and intimate camp with just five bush suites, along with its setting and location creates a real “wow” factor and a romantic feeling simply flows through the camp.

During your time at Luangwa River Camp, a typical day consists of 2 game activities per day, with the choice of a game drive or a walking safari. Early morning is best for doing walking safaris as well as game drives and commence after a light breakfast. Once brunch and a siesta followed by tea time treats, its back out into the park to see what the late afternoon/early evening has to offer. Alternatively a cultural tour or trip to a wildlife education centre can be arrange, which gives one a more holistic experience of the Luangwa Valley.

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Pumulani Lodge

Day 6 - 8: Pumulani Lodge

Last but not least, some sun and sand on the Lake of Stars... Lake Malawi is the world’s most ecologically diverse lake. Its crystal clear waters are home to more than a thousand species of fish, including hundreds of species of colourful cichlids. We offer special diving courses at the best diving spots near one of the islands. For those who are interested in the real Malawian village life we offer guided walks through one of the local villages. On this part of your honeymoon, rest and relaxation is key, allowing you to do as little or as much as you like.

Pumulani Lodge is exclusively situated on the west side of the Nankumba Peninsula, surrounded by the Lake Malawi National Park. Over the next few days, you can choose to do as little or as much as you like in terms of activities. Our remote beach setting is ideal for those who simply want to soak up the sun and swim in the clear blue waters of the lake. Those who prefer to take a dive in the swimming pool, there is an infinity pool near the central dining area with grand views over the lake, as well as another infinity pool on beach level. For those seeking activity we offer many watersports activities like snorkeling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, wake boarding and fun tube rides (all motorized activities are excluded). At the end of the day climb aboard our dhow and let our experienced local crewmen take you sailing into the sunset.

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Itinerary of RPS Honeymoon Trail by map

Our honeymoon was kicked off in the Victoria Falls, followed by an exceptional safari in South Luangwa National Park and ending off on Lake Malawi. The staff really should be commended as they did what they could to accommodate us and made us feel very special with private dinners and bubbly etc. Thank you for an amazing holiday.
Jack C about RPS Honeymoon Trail
We had such a memorable honeymoon in some of the best locations in Zambia & Malawi. The attention to detail was incredible and we encountered all sorts of romatic gestures and surprises at every property.
Louise M about RPS Honeymoon Trail

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